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Title XXIV BUSINESS AND FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS

Chapter 361

Effective - 10 Jul 2012, see footnote bottom

  361.070.  Director and employees — oath — bond — prohibited acts — professional conduct policy — powers of director. — 1.  The director of finance and all employees of the division of finance, which term shall, for purposes of this section and section 361.080, include special agents, shall, before entering upon the discharge of their duties, take the oath of office prescribed by the constitution, and, in addition, take an oath that they will not reveal the conditions or affairs of any financial institution or any facts pertaining to the same, that may come to their knowledge by virtue of their official positions, unless required by law to do so in the discharge of the duties of their offices or when testifying in any court proceeding.  For purposes of this section and section 361.080, "financial institution" shall mean any entity subject to chartering, licensing, or regulation by the division of finance.

  2.  The director of finance and all employees of the division of finance shall further execute to the state of Missouri good and sufficient bonds with corporate surety, to be approved by the governor and attorney general, conditioned that they will faithfully and impartially discharge the duties of their offices, and pay over to the persons entitled by law to receive it, all money coming into their hands by virtue of their offices.  The principal amount of bond applicable to each employee shall be determined by the state banking and savings and loan board.  The bond, after approval by the governor and attorney general, shall be filed with the secretary of state for safekeeping.  The bond premiums, not to exceed one percent on the amount thereof, shall be paid out of the state treasury in the same manner as other expenses of the division.

  3.  Neither the director of finance nor any employees of the division of finance who participate in the examination of any bank or trust company, or who may be called upon to make any official decision or determination affecting the operation of any bank or trust company, other than the members of the state banking and savings and loan board who are required to have experience managing a bank or association as defined in chapter 369, shall be an officer, director, attorney, owner, or holder of stock in any bank or trust company or any bank holding company as that term is defined in section 362.910, nor shall they receive, directly or indirectly, any payment or gratuity from any such organization, nor engage in the negotiation of loans for others with any state bank or trust company, nor be indebted to any state bank or trust company.

  4.  The director of the division of finance shall establish an internal policy to ensure the professional conduct of employees of the division of finance who participate in the examination of any person or entity under the jurisdiction of the director of the division of finance, or who may be called upon to make any official decision or determination affecting the operation of any person or entity under the jurisdiction of the director of the division of finance.  The policy shall address such matters deemed appropriate by the director of the division of finance, including, but not limited to, procedures to address and mitigate the conflict of interest presented by offers of employment or negotiations regarding employment between an employee of the division and any person or entity under the jurisdiction of the director of the division of finance.

  5.  The director of finance, in connection with any examination or investigation of any person, company, or event, shall have the authority to compel the production of documents, in whatever form they may exist, and shall have the authority to compel the attendance of and administer oaths to any person having knowledge of any issue involved with the examination or investigation.  The director may seek judicial enforcement of an administrative subpoena by application to the appropriate court.  An administrative subpoena shall be subject to the same defenses or subject to a protective order or conditions as provided and deemed appropriate by the court in accordance with the Missouri supreme court rules.

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(RSMo 1939 § 7882, A. 1949 H.B. 2084, A.L. 1967 p. 445, A.L. 1988 H.B. 1204, A.L. 2005 H.B. 707, A.L. 2011 H.B. 464, A.L. 2012 H.B. 1400, A.L. 2012 H.B. 1400)

Prior revisions: 1929 § 5288; 1919 § 11675; 1909 § 1075

Effective 7-10-12


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