17:9A-451. Definitions of adjusted liabilities, eligible assets relative to agency or branch offices
70. a. In this section:
(1)"Adjusted liabilities," when used with respect to a foreign bank which is licensed to establish an agency or a branch office this State, means the liabilities of that bank's business in this State, excluding: (a) accrued expenses; (b) any liability to an office, whether in or outside of this State, or majority-owned subsidiary of the bank; and (c) such other liabilities as the commissioner may by regulation or order exclude.
(2)"Eligible assets" means any asset which the commissioner by regulation or order determines to be eligible for purposes of this section. However, "eligible asset," when used with respect to a foreign bank which is licensed to establish an agency or a branch office, includes: (a) any asset which the bank establishes on deposit pursuant to section 69 of P.L.1996, c.17 (C.17:9A-450); and (b) any reserves which the bank establishes with respect to its business in this State in accordance with requirements prescribed by the Federal Reserve.
b. For purposes of this section, the amount of eligible assets and the amount of adjusted liabilities of a foreign bank which is licensed to establish an agency or a branch office in this State shall each be computed for the period, in the manner, and on the basis as the commissioner may by regulation or order prescribe.
c. A foreign bank licensed to establish an agency or a branch office in this State shall hold at its agency or branch offices in this State or at such other places as the commissioner may approve, eligible assets in the amount, if any, as the commissioner may from time to time by regulation or order determine to be necessary for the interests of creditors of the bank's business in this State, or for the protection of the public interest. However, in no event shall the amount exceed 108 percent of the adjusted liabilities of the bank's business in this State.
d.If the commissioner finds, with respect to a foreign bank licensed to establish an agency or a branch office in this State, that such action is necessary for the establishment of sound financial condition, for the protection of the public interest, the commissioner may order the bank to place all or part of the eligible assets which the bank is required to hold under subsection c. of this section in the custody of a bank organized under the laws of this State or a national bank headquartered in this State that the commissioner may designate.
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