17:12B-283. Examination; report
a. The commissioner shall have the right to examine any savings and loan holding company which controls a state association, the cost of which examination shall be assessed against and paid by the savings and loan holding company in an amount to be set by rule or regulation of the commissioner.
b. The examination authorized by this section shall be conducted jointly, concurrently or in lieu of examinations made by a federal or other state regulatory agency. The commissioner shall use, to the extent deemed feasible, filings and reports made by the savings and loan holding company which controls a state association to federal or other state regulatory authorities.
c. A copy of any examination report prepared by the department may be given to any federal or other state regulatory authority pursuant to a written agreement providing for the exchange of reports of examinations between the department and the federal or other state regulatory authority.
d. Except as provided in subsection c. of this section, every report and copy of a report of examination of a savings and loan holding company made by or under the supervision of the commissioner and every report and copy of a report of examination of a savings and loan holding company which proposes to control or controls a state association made by or under the supervision of any federal or other state regulatory authority shall be confidential, and shall not be made public by any officer, director or employee of the savings and loan holding company or the department. These reports and reports of examination shall not be subject to subpena or to admission into evidence in any action or proceeding in any court, except pursuant to an order of the court made upon notice to the commissioner and after affording the commissioner an opportunity to advise the court of reasons for excluding from evidence the report or any portion thereof. The court shall order the issuance of a subpena for the production or admission into evidence of any report or portion thereof, only if it is satisfied that: (1) it is material and relevant to the issues in the proceedings; and (2) the ends of justice and public advantage will be served thereby. This subsection shall not apply to any action or proceeding instituted by the commissioner or Attorney General pursuant to any law of this State.
L. 1987, c. 225, s. 3.
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