1733.29 Permanent records.

(A) A credit union shall keep a permanent record including:

(1) The original articles and regulations and amendments thereto and any amended articles or regulations and amendments thereto, all bearing the approval of the superintendent of credit unions, and the articles shall bear the certification of the secretary of state;

(2) The minutes of the incorporators, members, and board of directors.

(B) A credit union shall keep for a period of not less than six years the minutes of all committees of the board.

(C) A credit union shall keep and maintain such financial records as the superintendent shall stipulate in rules issued by the superintendent, which shall also include the minimum length of time such records must be retained.

(D) A credit union shall maintain an alphabetical listing or classified listing of the addresses of members of the credit union.

(E) A credit union shall maintain a copy of any suspicious activity report it files pursuant to rules adopted by the superintendent or national credit union administration regulation, and the original of all attachments to the report, for a period of five years from the date the report is filed.

(F) A credit union shall keep any other records of its business and transactions and maintain the authorized processes for recording or storing documents or instruments, as may be required by rules promulgated by the superintendent.

(G) A credit union may keep documents in electronic form if, in the regular course of business, a credit union possesses, records, or generates any document, representation, image, reproduction, or combination thereof, of any agreement, transaction, act, occurrence, or event, then the recording, comprising, or reproduction shall have the same force and effect as one comprised, recorded, or created on paper or other tangible form by writing, typing, printing, or similar means.

(H)

(1) A credit union may make use of digital signatures in any communication, acknowledgment, agreement, or contract between a credit union and its member or any other person, in which a signature is required or used.

(2)

(a) Any party to the communication, acknowledgment, agreement, or contract may affix a signature by use of a digital signature.

(b) The digital signature, when lawfully used by the person whose signature it purports to be, shall have the same force and effect as the use of a manual signature if it is unique to the person using it, is capable of verification, is under the sole control of the person using it, and is linked to data in such a manner that if the data are changed, the digital signature is invalidated.

(c) Nothing in this section requires any credit union to use or permit the use of a digital signature.

(d) As used in division (H) of this section, "digital signature" means an encrypted electronic identifier, created by computer, intended by the party using it to have the same force and effect as the use of a manual signature.

Effective Date: 01-01-1979; 04-14-2006; 2008 SB247 09-11-2008