Alaska Statutes.
Title 6. Banks and Financial Institutions
Chapter 5. Alaska Banking Code
Section 5. Powers of Department.
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AS 06.05.005. Powers of Department.

(a) The department shall

(1) exercise general supervision over all state financial institutions and their subsidiaries and affiliated corporations;

(2) adopt regulations necessary to implement this chapter, including regulations providing for the retention and preservation of state bank records;

(3) review and approve or disapprove applications for new state banks under AS 06.05.344 , new bank branches under AS 06.05.399 , and international bank branches or interstate state bank branches under AS 06.05.555;

(4) issue permits authorizing certain acquisitions by bank holding companies under AS 06.05.235 and 06.05.570;

(5) determine for each state bank the amount of paid-in capital necessary to operate under AS 06.05.305 (a);

(6) review and approve transfers of state bank ownership under AS 06.05.327;

(7) perform examinations of state banks, branch banks, and subsidiaries under AS 06.01.015 .

(b) The department may

(1) relieve a bank from the examination requirements of AS 06.01.015 if the bank's deposits are insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or another agency of the United States that insures bank deposits;

(2) approve under AS 06.05.166 (f) the operation of a branch bank on a schedule different than normal banking days;

(3) [Repealed, Sec. 55 ch 75 SLA 2002].

(4) approve certain bank subsidiaries under AS 06.05.272 ;

(5) approve under AS 06.05.205 (d) the acceptance by a bank of the bank's stock or of the stock of the bank's holding company as security for a loan in certain circumstances;

(6) restrict the withdrawal of deposits from a state bank where the department finds that extraordinary circumstances make restriction necessary for the proper protection of depositors;

(7) require a state bank to

(A) maintain its capital and reserve accounts in amounts determined appropriate by the department, considering the size of the bank;

(B) observe the methods and standards that the bank adopts for determining the value of various types of assets;

(C) charge off part or all of an asset that has not been lawfully acquired;

(D) write down an asset to its market value;

(E) record liens and other interests in property;

(F) obtain a financial statement from a borrower or prospective borrower to the extent that the bank can obtain the statement;

(G) obtain insurance against damage to real property taken as security;

(H) search, or obtain insurance of, the title to real property taken as security;

(I) maintain adequate insurance against other risks as the department determines necessary and appropriate for the protection of depositors and the public;

(J) charge off that portion of an asset classified as a loss, or charge off or reserve up to 50 percent of loans classified as doubtful, in a state or federal report of examination; or

(K) charge off all debts owed to the bank in which interest is past due and unpaid for a period of six months, unless the debt principal is adequately secured and the bank is in the process of collection;

(8) require the board of directors of a bank to hold a meeting under AS 06.05.438 (f);

(9) order the removal of a board member of a bank under AS 06.05.435(g);

(10) order a bank to suspend the payment of dividends under AS 06.05.441(b);

(11) require a bank to increase its capital accounts under AS 06.05.305(c);

(12) take possession of a bank in the manner provided in AS 06.05.468(c), and operate, reorganize, or liquidate the bank under AS 06.05.470 - 06.05.474 after taking possession under this paragraph;

(13) issue an order under AS 06.01.030 that the department determines is necessary to ensure compliance with this chapter and regulations adopted under this chapter; and

(14) exercise other powers expressly or implicitly granted in this chapter.

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