Section 5-2A-80

Created; supervisor of bureau; inspections; records, reports, etc., not open to public.

To administer and enforce the provisions of chapter 18 of this title, there is hereby created in the State Banking Department the Bureau of Loans. The Superintendent of Banks shall, with the approval of the Governor and subject to the provisions of the merit system, appoint a Supervisor of the Bureau of Loans, who shall be the chief of the Bureau of Loans, and such other employees of said bureau as may be necessary. The Supervisor of the Bureau of Loans shall take and file with the Secretary of State the official oath and shall give bond in the penal sum of $10,000.00 for the faithful performance of the duties of his office. The Supervisor of the Bureau of Loans, for the purpose of discovering violations of Chapter 18 of this title, may investigate the loans and business of every person, copartnership and corporation by whom or by which any such loan shall be made, whether such person, copartnership or corporation shall act, or claim to act, as principal, agent or broker or under or without the authority of said chapter. All records, reports and other data submitted by any licensee to the Supervisor of the Bureau of Loans and the reporting of all investigations made under Chapter 18 of this title shall remain in said office and shall not be open to public inspection.

(Acts 1945, No. 159, p. 200, §5; Acts 1951, No. 787, p. 1385; Code 1975, §5-2-80.)