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Chapter 361

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  *361.160.  Examination of banks and trust companies. — 1.  The director of finance at least once each year, either personally or by a deputy or examiner appointed by the director, shall visit and examine every bank and trust company organized and doing business under the laws of this state, and every other corporation which is by law required to report to the director; except, for banks or trust companies receiving a Camel/MOECA 1 or Camel/MOECA 2 rating from the division of finance, the director of finance at least once each eighteen calendar months, or for a private trust company at least once each thirty-six months, either personally or by a deputy or examiner appointed by the director, shall visit and examine such bank or trust company, and the director of finance, at the director's discretion, may conduct the director's examination, or any part thereof, on the basis of information contained in examination reports of other states, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or the Federal Reserve Board or in audits performed by certified public accountants.  For purposes of this subsection, a private trust company is one that does not engage in trust company business with the general public or otherwise hold itself out as a trustee or fiduciary for hire by advertising, solicitation, or other means and instead operates for the primary benefit of a family, relative of same family, or single family lineage, regardless of whether compensation is received or anticipated.  The director shall be afforded prompt and free access to any workpapers upon which a certified public accountant bases an audit.  A certified public accountant shall retain workpapers for a minimum of three years after the date of issuance of the certified public accountant's report to the bank or trust company.  The director or the director's agent may concentrate the examinations on institutions which the director believes have safety or soundness concerns.

  2.  The director, or the deputy or examiners designated by the director for that purpose, shall have power to examine any such corporation whenever, in the director's judgment, it may be deemed necessary or expedient, and shall have power to examine every agency located in this state of any foreign banking corporation and every branch in this state of any out-of-state bank, for the purpose of ascertaining whether it has violated any law of this state, and for such other purposes and as to such other matters as the director may prescribe.

  3.  The director and the director's deputy and examiners shall have power to administer oaths to any person whose testimony may be required in such examination or investigation of any such corporation or agency, and to compel the appearance and attendance of any person for the purpose of any such examination or investigation.

  4.  On every such examination inquiry shall be made as to the condition and resources of such corporation, the mode of conducting and managing its affairs, the actions of its directors or trustees, the investment of its funds, the safety and prudence of its management, the security afforded to its creditors, and whether the requirements of its charter and of law have been complied with in the administration of its affairs, and as to such other matters as the director may prescribe.

  5.  The director may also make such special investigations as the director deems necessary to determine whether any individual or corporation has violated any of the provisions of this law.

  6.  Such examination may be made and such inquiry instituted or continued in the discretion of the director after the director has taken possession of the property and business of any such corporation, until it shall resume business or its affairs shall be finally liquidated in accordance with the provisions of this chapter.

  7.  The result of each examination shall be certified by the director or the examiner upon the records of the corporation examined and the result of all examinations during the biennial period shall be embodied in the report to be made by the director of the department of commerce and insurance to the legislature.

  8.  The director may contract with regulators in other states to provide for the examination of Missouri branches of out-of-state banks and branches of banks whose home state is Missouri.  The agreements may provide for the payment by the home state of the cost of examinations conducted by the host state at the request of the home state regulators.

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(RSMo 1939 § 7895, A. 1949 H.B. 2084, A.L. 1977 S.B. 420, A.L. 1995 H.B. 63, et al. merged with S.B. 178, A.L. 1996 H.B. 1432, A.L. 2003 H.B. 221 merged with S.B. 346, A.L. 2008 S.B. 788, A.L. 2013 H.B. 329)

Prior revisions: 1929 § 5301; 1919 § 11689; 1909 § 1080

*Effective 10-11-13, see § 21.250.  H.B. 329 was vetoed July 2, 2013. The veto was overridden on September 11, 2013.


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