Bill Text: NY S04532 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Provides criteria for membership in credit unions and permits the extension of certain services to nonmembers.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-03-14 - REFERRED TO BANKS [S04532 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S04532-Introduced.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
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                                          4532
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                     March 14, 2019
                                       ___________
        Introduced  by  Sen.  PARKER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
          printed to be committed to the Committee on Banks
        AN ACT to amend the banking law, in relation to credit union memberships
          and general powers
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Subdivision 2 of section 451 of the banking law, as amended
     2  by chapter 502 of the laws of 2014, is amended to read as follows:
     3    2. The qualifications for membership.
     4    [Such qualifications for membership shall be established in accordance
     5  with the provisions of section four hundred fifty-one-a of this article,
     6  except  that  such section shall not apply to a corporate credit union.]
     7  The membership of a credit union shall be determined  by  the  board  of
     8  directors  of  such  credit  union and shall consist of persons who have
     9  been duly admitted members.
    10    § 2. Subparagraph (i) of paragraph (c) of subdivision 6 of section 454
    11  of the banking law, as added by chapter 660 of  the  laws  of  2004,  is
    12  amended to read as follows:
    13    (i)  [No  credit  union  may  make any member business loan that would
    14  result in a total amount of such loans outstanding at that credit  union
    15  at  any  one time equal to more than the lesser of 1.75 times the actual
    16  net worth of the credit union, or  1.75  times  the  minimum  net  worth
    17  required  under  12  U.S.C. 1790d(c)(1)(A) for a credit union to be well
    18  capitalized.] (A) No credit union shall make any member a business  loan
    19  that  would  result  in  the net member business loan balance to any one
    20  member exceeding the greater of:
    21    (1) twenty-five percent of the credit union's net worth, or
    22    (2) two hundred fifty thousand dollars.
    23    (B) The aggregate limit on a credit union's net business loan balances
    24  shall be the greater of:
    25    (1) twenty-five percent of the credit union's total assets, or
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD10623-01-9

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     1    (2) the limit established for federal credit unions.
     2    §  3.  Subparagraph  (i) of paragraph (a) of subdivision 18 of section
     3  454 of the banking law, as amended by chapter 153 of the laws  of  2015,
     4  is amended to read as follows:
     5    (i) Those securities authorized as permissible investments for savings
     6  banks  by subdivisions one, two, three, four, subparagraph five of para-
     7  graph (a) of subdivision nine,  subdivision  twelve,  paragraph  (a)  of
     8  subdivision  twelve-a,  [and] subdivisions fifteen, seventeen, paragraph
     9  (a) of subdivision twenty, subparagraphs one and one-a of paragraph  (a)
    10  of  subdivision  twenty-one,  subdivisions  twenty-four-d,  twenty-seven
    11  [and], twenty-eight, twenty-eight-a, twenty-nine and thirty  of  section
    12  two  hundred  thirty-five  of this chapter and such other investments as
    13  the superintendent deems permissible.
    14    § 4. Subdivision 2 of section 461 of the  banking  law,  as  added  by
    15  chapter 608 of the laws of 1996, is amended to read as follows:
    16    2.  Subject  to  such regulations as the superintendent may adopt, any
    17  credit union, may open and maintain within or without the state, in  any
    18  locality  in  which  [a  substantial  portion  of]  its actual potential
    19  membership is employed,  attending  school  or  residing,  one  or  more
    20  stations  for the conduct of its business [provided that before any such
    21  station or stations shall be opened or maintained or removed  to  a  new
    22  location:
    23    (a)  Its board of directors shall submit to the superintendent a writ-
    24  ten application setting forth the  reasons  therefor  and  the  proposed
    25  location of such station or stations.
    26    (b) The superintendent shall have given his written approval thereto].
    27    §  5.  Subdivision  1 of section 454 of the banking law, as amended by
    28  chapter 679 of the laws of 2003, is amended to read as follows:
    29    1. To issue and receive payments on, shares, share drafts,  and  share
    30  certificates, subject to such terms, rates, and conditions as are estab-
    31  lished by its board of directors, from:
    32    (a) its members;
    33    (b)  nonmembers  who  or  which  may be natural persons, corporations,
    34  limited liability companies, partnerships or other legal entities;
    35    (c) an officer, employee or agent of  those  nonmember  units  of  the
    36  federal,  state, Indian tribal or local governments and political subdi-
    37  visions; and
    38    (d) from other credit unions, both state and federally chartered.
    39    A member may designate any person or persons to own  shares  or  share
    40  certificates  with  him or her in joint tenancy with the right of survi-
    41  vorship, but no joint tenant shall be permitted to vote,  obtain  loans,
    42  or  hold  office, unless he or she is within the field of membership and
    43  is a qualified member.
    44    § 6. This act shall take effect immediately.
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