17:9A-115. Bonding of directors, officers, employees; temporary waiver
a. Every bank shall, at its own expense, cause to be bonded for the honest performance and discharge of his duties (1) each director who handles or has charge or custody of money, securities or other valuable property of the bank or of its customers and (2) all officers and employees of the bank, in such amount and with such surety as shall be approved by the board of directors. The bonds may be individual bonds or may be one or more blanket bonds issued by a surety company or companies or one or more underwriters. The board of directors shall annually examine all such bonds, shall pass upon their sufficiency and may require a new bond or bonds or increases in the amounts thereof. The commissioner may from time to time order an increase in the amount of any such bonds. No bond shall be deemed to comply with the requirements of this section unless such bond contains a provision that it shall not be cancellable for any cause unless notice of intention to cancel is filed in the department at least 5 days before the day upon which cancellation shall take effect.
b. In the event a bank is unable to obtain the bond or bonds required by subsection a., the commissioner may, at his discretion, waive the requirements of subsection a. for a period not to exceed 1 year, upon such terms as he deems appropriate, if he is satisfied that such bank is adequately capitalized and that such a waiver will not otherwise endanger the financial condition of such bank.
L.1948, c. 67, p. 273, s. 115. Amended by L.1948, c. 408, p. 1616, s. 2; L.1979, c. 138, s. 1, eff. July 6, 1979.
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