Section 5-17-19

Insurance and reserves.

(a) Every credit union shall set aside such regular reserves as are required to be set aside by the credit union in order to maintain insurance of member accounts under the provisions of Title II of the Federal Credit Union Act. Additionally, any credit union may be required by the Administrator of the Alabama Credit Union Administration to maintain any special reserves which the administrator finds are necessary under the particular circumstances to protect the interests of the members.

(b) Any credit union hereafter organized under this chapter shall be prohibited by the Administrator of the Alabama Credit Union Administration from beginning the active conduct of business until such time as such credit union has obtained insurance of member accounts either under the provisions of Title II of the Federal Credit Union Act or has obtained approval for private insurance under a private insurance program or carrier.

(c) Any credit union which has had insurance of its accounts under Title II of the Federal Credit Union Act or a private insurance program or carrier withdrawn or cancelled must apply for such insurance within 30 days of such cancellation or withdrawal. If such credit union has not obtained such insurance within 90 days after such cancellation or withdrawal, the credit union shall either dissolve or merge with another credit union which is insured under Title II of the Federal Credit Union Act or a privately insured credit union insured under a private insurance program or carrier.

(d) The Administrator of the Alabama Credit Union Administration shall be vested with authority to extend the period of time within which a credit union must obtain insurance of its accounts under Title II of the Federal Credit Union Act, to permit other acceptable insurance coverage of its accounts to be utilized by a credit union and to designate into what credit union a credit union not having such insurance coverage shall be merged.

(e) The Administrator of the Alabama Credit Union Administration shall make reports of condition and examination reports available to the National Credit Union Administration and, in his or her discretion, the Administrator of the Alabama Credit Union Administration may accept any report or examination made on behalf of the National Credit Union Administration or a private insurance carrier approved in writing by the administrator in lieu of an examination by the administrator.

(Acts 1927, No. 597, p. 696; Code 1940, T. 28, §297; Acts 1971, No. 2294, p. 3698; Acts 1975, No. 561, p. 1267, §9; Acts 1978, No. 469, p. 492, §10; Acts 1985, No. 85-457, p. 425, §13; Act 2014-317, p. 1122, §1; Act 2016-133, §1.)