WSR 97-23-071

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS

[Filed November 19, 1997, 9:10 a.m.]

Date of Adoption: November 19, 1997.

Purpose: To adopt state rules substantially equivalent to rules of the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) at 12 CFR Section 701.21 (c)(8) concerning prohibited fees; and 12 CFR Section 701.21 (d)(5) concerning nonpreferential loans.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 31.12.535, 43.320.040.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 97-19-006 on September 4, 1997.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's own Initiative: New 4, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.

November 19, 1997

J. Parker Cann

Assistant Director

Chapter 208-444 WAC

MISCELLANEOUS CREDIT UNION RULES

NEW SECTION

WAC 208-444-020 Prohibited fees. (1) Except as otherwise provided herein, no official or employee of a credit union, or immediate family member of an official or employee of a credit union, may receive, directly or indirectly, any commission, fee, or other compensation in connection with any loan made by the credit union.

(2) This section does not prohibit:

(a) Payment, by a credit union, of salary to employees;

(b) Payment, by a credit union, of an incentive or bonus to an employee based on the credit union's overall financial performance;

(c) Payment, by a credit union, of an incentive or bonus to an employee, other than a senior management employee, in connection with a loan or loans made by the credit union, provided that the board of directors of the credit union establishes written policies and internal controls in connection with such incentive or bonus and monitors compliance with such policies and controls at least annually.

(d) Receipt of compensation from a person outside a credit union by a volunteer official or nonsenior management employee of the credit union, or an immediate family member of a volunteer official or employee of the credit union, for a service or activity performed outside the credit union, provided that no referral has been made by the credit union or the official, employee, or family member.

(3) For purposes of this section, "official" means any member of the board of directors or a volunteer committee.

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NEW SECTION

WAC 208-444-030 Nonpreferential loans. (1) The rates, terms and conditions on any loan either made to, or endorsed or guaranteed by

(a) an official

(b) an immediate family member of an official, or

(c) any individual having a common ownership, investment or other pecuniary interest in a business enterprise with an official or with an immediate family member of an official shall not be more favorable than the rates, terms and conditions for comparable loans to other credit union members.

(2) For purposes of this section, "official" means any member of the board of directors, credit committee or supervisory committee.

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NEW SECTION

WAC 208-444-040 Definitions. Unless the context clearly requires otherwise, as used in this Chapter:

(1) "Compensation" includes non-monetary items, except those of nominal value.

(2) "Immediate family member" means a spouse or other family member living in the same household.

(3) "Loan" includes line of credit.

(4) "Person" means a natural person or an organization.

(5) "Senior management employee" means the credit union's chief executive officer (typically, this individual holds the title of President or Treasurer/Manager), any assistant chief executive officers (e.g., Assistant President, Vice President, or Assistant Treasurer/Manager), and the chief financial officer (Comptroller).

(6) "Volunteer official" means an official of a credit union who does not receive compensation from the credit union solely for his or her service as an official.

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NEW SECTION

WAC 208-444-050 Effective date. Sections 208-444-020, -030, and -040 will take effect on the date that these rules are determined by the Board of the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) to be substantially equivalent to NCUA rules.

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