1733.32 Powers of superintendent of financial institutions.

(A)

(1) The superintendent of financial institutions shall see that the laws relating to credit unions are executed and enforced.

(2) The deputy superintendent for credit unions shall be the principal supervisor of credit unions. In that position, the deputy superintendent for credit unions shall, notwithstanding division (A)(3) of this section, be responsible for conducting examinations and preparing examination reports under that division. In addition, the deputy superintendent for credit unions shall, notwithstanding sections 1733.191 , 1733.41 , 1733.411 , and 1733.412 of the Revised Code, have the authority to adopt rules in accordance with those sections, and, notwithstanding section 1733.05 of the Revised Code, shall have the authority to approve issues and matters pertaining to fields of membership. In performing or exercising any of the examination, rule-making, or other regulatory functions, powers, or duties vested by division (A)(2) of this section in the deputy superintendent for credit unions, the deputy superintendent for credit unions shall be subject to the control of the superintendent of financial institutions.

(3) The superintendent of financial institutions shall develop and implement a system for evaluating the safety and soundness of credit unions and for determining when examinations and supervisory actions are necessary. Credit unions shall be subject to periodic examinations, as specified in rules adopted by the superintendent, and their books, records, and accounts shall be open to the inspection of the superintendent at all times. For the purpose of such examination or inspection, the superintendent may subpoena witnesses, administer oaths, receive testimony, and order the submission of documents.

(B) Every credit union shall prepare and submit, on forms provided by the superintendent, a financial report to the superintendent showing its assets and liabilities whenever requested to do so by the superintendent. Every financial report shall be verified by the oaths of the two principal officers in charge of the affairs of the credit union at the time of such verification and shall be submitted to the superintendent within thirty days after the superintendent requests the financial report.

(C) An annual financial report of the affairs and business of the credit union, showing its condition as of the thirty-first day of December unless otherwise authorized by the superintendent, shall be filed with the superintendent not later than the date authorized in the rules adopted by the superintendent.

(D) If a financial report or an annual financial report is not filed with the superintendent in accordance with division (B) or (C) of this section, the superintendent may do both of the following:

(1) Assess a fine, determined by rule adopted by the superintendent, for each day the report is in arrears;

(2) If the superintendent gives written notice to the president of the credit union of the superintendent's intention to do so, issue an order revoking the credit union's articles of incorporation and appointing a liquidating agent to liquidate the credit union in accordance with section 1733.37 of the Revised Code.

(E)

(1) Except as provided in division (E)(2) of this section, each credit union doing business in this state shall remit, semiannually and within fifteen days after billing, to the treasurer of state, a supervisory fee in an amount determined by the superintendent and confirmed by the credit union council. The supervisory fee described in division (E)(1) of this section shall be based on a percentage of the gross assets of the credit union as shown by its last annual financial report filed with the superintendent in accordance with division (C) of this section. The minimum supervisory fee shall be determined by the superintendent and confirmed by the credit union council.

(2) Each corporate credit union doing business in this state shall remit, semiannually and within fifteen days after billing, to the treasurer of state, a supervisory fee determined by rule adopted by the superintendent and confirmed by the credit union council. The aggregate annual amount of the fee shall not exceed the annual operating fee that the national credit union administration charges a federally chartered credit union pursuant to the "Federal Credit Union Act," 84 Stat. 994 (1970), 12 U.S.C.A. 1751 .

(3) The superintendent annually shall present to the credit union council for confirmation the supervisory fees to be billed credit unions and corporate credit unions pursuant to division (E) of this section.

(4) If any supervisory fee is not remitted in accordance with division (E)(1) or (2) of this section, the superintendent may assess a fine, determined by rule adopted by the superintendent, for each day that each fee is in arrears.

(5)

(a) Subject to division (E)(5)(b) of this section, the total amount of each semiannual billing to all credit unions and corporate credit unions combined shall equal one-half of the appropriation made by the main operating appropriation act, including any modifications made by the controlling board, to the division of financial institutions for the regulation of credit unions for the fiscal year in which the billings occur, except that the superintendent, in determining the supervisory fees, may take into consideration any funds lapsed from the appropriation made in the previous fiscal year.

(b) If during the period between the credit union council's confirmation of supervisory fees and when supervisory fees described in this section are collected, the credit union council determines additional money is required to adequately fund the operations of the division of financial institutions for that fiscal year, the credit union council may, by the affirmative vote of five of its members, increase the supervisory fees billed. The superintendent promptly shall notify each credit union and corporate credit union of the increased supervisory fees, and each credit union or corporate credit union shall pay the increased supervisory fees billed by the superintendent.

(6) The fees or fines collected pursuant to this section shall be credited to the credit unions fund created in section 1733.321 of the Revised Code.

(F) A report of such examination shall be forwarded to the president of each credit union after the completion of the examination. The report may contain comments relative to the management of the affairs of the credit union and also as to the general condition of its assets. Within thirty days of the receipt of the report, a meeting of the directors shall be called to consider matters contained in the report, and the president shall notify the superintendent of any action taken at the meeting.

(G)

(1) The superintendent shall furnish reports of examinations or other appropriate information to any organization referred to in section 1733.041 of the Revised Code when requested by the organization and authorized by the credit union. The superintendent may charge a fee for such reports and other information as may be established by rules adopted by the superintendent.

(2) A report of examination furnished pursuant to division (G)(1) of this section is the property of the division of credit unions and may be used by the examined credit union only in the conduct of its business. Under no circumstances may the credit union, its current or former directors, officers, employees, agents, shareholders, participants in the conduct of its affairs, or their agents disclose or make public, in any manner, a report of examination or its contents.

(H) Except as provided in this division, information obtained by the superintendent of financial institutions and the superintendent's employees as a result of or arising out of the examination or independent audit of a credit union, from required reports, or because of their official position, shall be confidential. Such information may be disclosed only in connection with criminal proceedings or, subject to section 1733.327 of the Revised Code, when it is necessary for the superintendent to take official action pursuant to Chapter 1733. of the Revised Code and the rules adopted thereunder regarding the affairs of the credit union examined. Such information may also be introduced into evidence or disclosed when and in the manner authorized in section 1181.25 of the Revised Code. This division does not prevent the superintendent from properly exchanging information relating to an examined credit union pursuant to division (F) or (G) of this section , with officials of properly authorized state or federal financial institution regulatory authorities , with any insurer recognized under section 1733.041 , or with any surety recognized under section 1733.23 of the Revised Code. This division also does not prevent the superintendent from disclosing information contained in the financial reports or annual financial reports described in division (B) or (C) of this section to recognized credit union trade associations, to share guarantee insurance organizations, to federal or state agencies, or to the general public. Financial reports and annual financial reports described in divisions (B) and (C) of this section, call reports, or financial statements required to be filed with the division of financial institutions are public records for purposes of section 149.43 of the Revised Code. Information relating to the examination or independent audit of a credit union, other than information that is permitted to be disclosed by this section or is a public record, is not a public record for purposes of section 149.43 of the Revised Code.

Effective Date: 06-18-2002; 04-14-2006