17:9-43 Powers of commissioner.
3.The commissioner shall have power:
a.To require any public depository to furnish financial information on a quarterly basis, due on the same day as the due date for filing a call report on a depository's overall condition under federal or state law with the appropriate federal banking agency or state bank supervisor, as defined by subsections (q) and (r) of section 3 of the "Federal Deposit Insurance Act," Pub.L.81-797 (12 U.S.C. s.1813(q) and (r)); however, the commissioner shall prescribe filing dates on a quarterly basis, if the applicable federal or state law reporting requirements no longer require the filing of a call report on a quarterly basis. This information shall be furnished on a form and in a format as the commissioner shall prescribe by regulation. The information shall include, but not be limited to, public funds on deposit, eligible collateral pledged as security for public funds on deposit, measurements of capital adequacy or ratios, and liquidity, as well as such other information as the commissioner shall request. Any public depository which refuses or neglects to give any information so requested may be excluded by the commissioner from the right to receive public funds for deposit until such time as the commissioner shall acknowledge that such depository has furnished the information requested;
b.To take such action as the commissioner deems best for the protection, collection, compromise, or settlement of any claim arising in case of an event of default;
c.To fix the date on which an event of default shall be deemed to have occurred, taking into consideration the orders, rules and regulations of any supervisory authority as they affect the failure or inability of a public depository to repay public funds held on deposit;
d.Upon the happening of an event of default, to take possession of and liquidate the collateral of the defaulting depository maintained pursuant to section 4 of this act;
e.To do all acts required to carry out the purposes of this act and, to that end, to make, amend and repeal regulations consistent with this act;
f.To engage the services of one or more consultants, advisors, or other experts deemed necessary by the commissioner to assist in carrying out the administration and enforcement of the "Governmental Unit Deposit Protection Act," P.L.1970, c.236 (C.17:9-41 et seq.);
g.To require any public depository with public funds on deposit: (1) to authorize the release of its most recent examination report, prepared by the depository's appropriate federal banking agency or state bank supervisor, as defined by subsections (q) and (r) of section 3 of the "Federal Deposit Insurance Act," Pub.L.81-797 (12 U.S.C. s.1813(q) and (r)), to the commissioner, or otherwise furnish a certified copy thereof; or
(2)if the report or copy thereof described in paragraph (1) of this subsection is not available, to submit (a) an annual certification from the depository's outside auditor, stating that the depository is in compliance with the requirements of the "Governmental Unit Deposit Protection Act," P.L.1970, c.236 (C.17:9-41 et seq.), including all collateral requirements, or (b) any other annual statement already required by federal or state law, deemed acceptable by the commissioner, stating the depository's compliance as required by this paragraph;
h.To designate any information obtained by, or disclosed to, the commissioner under the "Governmental Unit Deposit Protection Act," P.L.1970, c.236 (C.17:9-41 et seq.), as confidential and not a public record subject to public inspection, examination, or copying under the provisions of P.L.1963, c.73 (C.47:1A-1 et seq.);
i.To require any public depository, other than a public depository paying assessments pursuant to section 3 of P.L.2005, c.199 (C.17:1C-35), to pay to the commissioner, through electronic means, an annual fee to be dedicated to the operations of the department in connection with the administration and enforcement of the "Governmental Unit Deposit Protection Act," P.L.1970, c.236 (C.17:9-41 et seq.). This fee shall be prescribed by the commissioner by regulation and based on the amount of public funds on deposit in the public depository, but shall not exceed $500 for any public depository with only public funds on deposit that are insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or by any other agency of the United States which insures deposits made in public depositories, or $6,000 for any public depository with $1,000,000,000 or more in public funds on deposit.
L.1970, c.236, s.3; amended 1988, c.73, s.4; 2009, c.326, s.5.
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