Section 5-10A-1

Authorization or direction of banks to postpone paying liabilities, segregate deposits and assets, renew loans, etc.

The superintendent with the concurrence of not less than two other members of the Banking Board, or any three members of the Banking Board without action by said superintendent, are hereby authorized and empowered, in addition to all other powers now conferred by law upon the superintendent or the Banking Board, or both, whenever in their judgment the circumstances warrant it, to authorize or direct any and all banks:

(1) To postpone for any length of time the payment of any proportion of deposit or other liabilities, demand and savings account liabilities and certificate of deposit liabilities to any individual, firm, corporation or entity as said state officials may deem necessary and expedient, to be determined by them according to any facts and conditions which in their opinion, for emergency or other reasons, require such action in each particular instance;

(2) To receive deposits to be classified by said state officials under rules and regulations as extended or modified under this chapter from time to time, each class of which shall be segregated from any other class, shall be subject only to such restrictions or limitations, if any, as may be imposed by said state officials and may be invested in such character of investments as may be authorized or approved from time to time by said state officials;

(3) To segregate particular assets for or towards the liquidation and discharge of particular deposit or other liabilities, or any specified percentage thereof, of said bank without proceeding with a receivership liquidation, under such rules and regulations with respect thereto as said state officials may deem proper for the protection of interested parties and, in such cases, to continue the operation of the business; and

(4) To make and renew loans from time to time in the ordinary course of banking business out of any assets available therefor.

(Acts 1980, No. 80-658, §5-10-1.)