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9-1101.General powers; maximum interest rates on deposit accounts; investments. Any bank hereby is authorized to exercise by its board of directors or duly authorized officers or agents, subject to law, all such powers, including incidental powers, as shall be necessary to carry on the business of banking, and:

(1) To receive deposits and to pay interest thereon at rates which need not be uniform. The state bank commissioner, with approval of the state banking board, may by regulations of general application fix maximum rates of interest to be paid on deposit accounts other than accounts for public moneys;

(2) to buy and sell exchange, gold, silver, foreign coin, bullion, commercial paper, bills of exchange, notes and bonds;

(3) to buy and sell bonds, securities, or other evidences of indebtedness of the United States of America or those fully guaranteed, directly or indirectly, by it, and general obligation bonds of the state of Kansas or any municipality or quasi-municipality thereof, and of other states, and of municipalities or quasi-municipalities in other states of the United States of America. No bank shall invest an amount in excess of 15% of its capital stock paid in and unimpaired and the unimpaired surplus fund of such bank in bonds, securities or other evidences of indebtedness of any municipality or quasi-municipality of any other state or states of the United States of America: (a) If and when the direct and overlapping indebtedness of such municipality or quasi-municipality is in excess of 10% of its assessed valuation, excluding therefrom all valuations on intangibles and homestead exemption valuation; (b) or if any bond, security, or evidence of indebtedness of any such municipality or quasi-municipality has been in default in the payment of principal or interest within 10 years prior to the time that any bank acquires any such bonds, security or evidence of indebtedness;

(4) to make all types of loans, including loans on real estate, subject to the loan limitations contained in this act. Every real estate loan shall be secured by a mortgage or other instrument constituting a lien, or the full equivalent thereof, upon the real estate securing the loan, according to any lawful or well recognized practice, which is best suited to the transaction. The mortgage may secure future advances. The lien of such mortgage shall attach upon its execution and have priority from time of recording as to all advances made thereunder until such mortgage is released of record. The lien of such mortgage shall not exceed at any one time the maximum amount stated in the mortgage;

(5) to discount and negotiate bills of exchange, negotiable notes and notes not negotiable;

(6) to buy and sell investment securities which are evidences of indebtedness. The buying and selling of investment securities shall be limited to buying and selling without recourse marketable obligations evidencing indebtedness of any person, copartnership, association, corporation, or state or federal agency, including revenue bonds issued pursuant to K.S.A. 76-6a15, and amendments thereto, or the state armory board in the form of bonds, notes or debentures or both, commonly known as investment securities, under such further definition of the term "investment securities" as prescribed by the board, but the total amount of such investment securities of any one obligor or maker held by such bank shall at no time exceed 25% of the capital stock paid in and unimpaired and the unimpaired surplus fund of such bank except that this limit shall not apply to obligations of the United States government or any agency thereof. If the obligor is a state agency including any agency issuing revenue bonds pursuant to K.S.A. 76-6a15, and amendments thereto, or the state armory board, the total amount of such investment securities shall at no time exceed 25% of the capital stock paid in and unimpaired and the unimpaired surplus fund of such bank;

(7) to subscribe to, buy and own such stock of the federal national mortgage association as required by title 3, section 303 of the federal act known as the national housing act as amended by section 201 of public law No. 560, of the United States (68 Stat. 613-615), known as the housing act of 1954, or amendments thereto;

(8) to subscribe to, buy and own stock in one or more small business investment companies in Kansas as otherwise authorized by federal law, except that in no event shall any bank acquire shares in any small business investment company if, upon the making of that acquisition the aggregate amount of shares in small business investment companies then held by the bank would exceed 5% of its capital and surplus. Nothing in this act contained shall prohibit any bank from holding and disposing of such real estate and other property as it may acquire in the collection of its assets;

(9) to subscribe to, buy and own stock in any agricultural credit corporation or livestock loan company, or its affiliate, organized pursuant to the provisions of the laws of the United States providing for the information and operation of agricultural credit corporations and livestock loan companies, in an amount not exceeding either the undivided profits or 10% of the capital stock and surplus and undivided profits from such bank, whichever is greater;

(10) to subscribe to, buy and own stock in minbanc capital corporation, a company formed for the purpose of providing capital to minority-owned banks. No bank's investment in such stock shall exceed 2% of its capital and surplus;

(11) to buy, hold, and sell any type of investment securities not enumerated in this section with approval of the commissioner and upon such conditions and under such regulations as are prescribed by the state banking board;

(12) to act as escrow agent;

(13) to subscribe to, acquire, hold and dispose of stock of a corporation having as its purpose the acquisition, holding and disposition of loans secured by real estate mortgages, and to acquire, hold and dispose of the debentures and capital notes of such corporation. No bank's investment in such stock, debentures and capital notes shall exceed 2% of its capital stock, surplus and undivided profits and such investment shall be carried on the books of the bank as directed by the commissioner;

(14) to purchase and sell securities and stock without recourse solely upon the order, and for the account, of customers;

(15) to subscribe to, acquire, hold and dispose of any class of stock, debentures and capital notes of MABSCO agricultural services, inc. or any similar corporation having as its purpose the acquisition, holding and disposition of agricultural loans originated by Kansas banks. No bank's investment in such stock, debentures and capital notes shall exceed 2% of its capital stock, surplus and undivided profits. Such investment shall be carried on the books of the bank as directed by the commissioner;

(16) to buy, hold and sell mortgages, stock, obligations and other securities which are issued or guaranteed by the federal home loan mortgage corporation under sections 305 and 306 of the federal act known as the federal home loan mortgage corporation act (P.L. 91-351);

(17) to buy, hold and sell obligations or other instruments or securities, including stock, issued or guaranteed by the student loan marketing association created by (P.L. 92-318) of the United States;

(18) to engage in financial future contracts on United States government and agency securities subject to such rules and regulations as the state bank commissioner may prescribe pursuant to K.S.A. 9-1713, and amendments thereto, to promote safe and sound banking practices;

(19) to subscribe to, buy and own stock in a bankers' bank organized under the laws of the United States, this state, or any other state, or a one bank holding company which owns or controls such a bankers' bank, except no bank's investment in such stock shall exceed 10% of its capital stock, surplus and undivided profits;

(20) subject to such rules and regulations as the state bank commissioner may adopt pursuant to K.S.A. 9-1713, and amendments thereto, to promote safe and sound banking practices, upon recorded prior approval by the board of directors of the initial investment in a specific company and pursuant to an investment policy approved by the board of directors which specifically provides for such investments to buy, hold and sell shares of an open-end investment company registered with the federal securities and exchange commission under the federal investment company act of 1940 and the federal securities act of 1933 and of a privately offered company sponsored by an affiliated commercial bank, the shares of which are purchased and sold at par and the assets of which consist solely of securities which may be purchased by the bank for its own account. Such shares may be purchased without limit if the assets of the company consist solely of and are limited to obligations that are eligible for purchase by the bank without limit. If the assets of the company include securities which may be purchased by the bank subject to limitation, such shares may be purchased subject to the limitation applicable to purchase by the bank of such securities;

(21) subject to the prior approval of the state bank commissioner and subject to such rules and regulations as are adopted by the state bank commissioner pursuant to K.S.A. 9-1713, and amendments thereto, to promote safe and sound banking practices, a bank may establish a subsidiary which engages in the following securities activities: (a) selling or distributing stocks, bonds, debentures, notes, mutual funds and other securities, (b) issuing and underwriting municipal bonds, (c) organizing, sponsoring and operating mutual funds, (d) acting as a securities broker-dealer;

(22) to subscribe to, acquire, hold and dispose of stock of any class of the federal agricultural mortgage corporation, a corporation having as its purpose the acquisition, holding and disposition of loans secured by agricultural real estate mortgages. No bank's investment in such corporation shall exceed 5% of its capital stock, surplus and undivided profits and such investment shall be carried on the books of the bank as directed by the commissioner;

(23) to subscribe to, buy and own stock in an insurance company incorporated prior to 1910, under the laws of Kansas, with corporate headquarters in this state, which only provides insurance to financial institutions. The investment in such stock shall not exceed 2% of the bank's capital stock, surplus and undivided profits;

(24) to purchase and hold an interest in life insurance policies in a manner consistent with the parameters outlined in the interagency statement of the purchase and risk management of life insurance, issued by the office of the comptroller of the currency, the board of governors of the federal reserve system, the federal deposit insurance corporation and the office of the thrift supervision on December 7, 2004; and set out in the respective agencies' issuances, including the federal deposit insurance corporation financial institution letter 127-2004, effective December 7, 2004, subject to the following limitations:

(a) The cash surrender value of any life insurance policy or policies underwritten by any one life insurance company shall not at any time exceed 15% of the bank's capital stock, surplus, undivided profits, allowance for loan and lease losses, capital notes and debentures and reserve for contingency, unless the bank has obtained the prior approval of the state bank commissioner;

(b) the cash surrender value of life insurance policies, in the aggregate from all companies, cannot at any time exceed 25% of the bank's capital stock, surplus, undivided profits, allowance for loan and lease losses, capital notes and debentures and reserve for contingency, unless the bank has obtained the prior approval of the state bank commissioner; and

(c) the limitations set forth in paragraphs (a) and (b) shall not apply to any life insurance policy in place prior to July 1, 1993;

(25) subject to such rules and regulations as the state bank commissioner may adopt pursuant to K.S.A. 9-1713, and amendments thereto, to promote safe and sound banking practices, to act as an agent and receive deposits, renew time deposits, close loans, service loans, and receive payments on loans and other obligations for any company which is a subsidiary, as defined in subsection (d) of K.S.A. 9-519, and amendments thereto, of the bank holding company which owns the bank. Nothing in this subsection shall authorize a bank to conduct activities as an agent which the bank or the subsidiary would be prohibited from conducting as a principal under any applicable federal or state law. Any bank which enters or terminates any agreement pursuant to this subsection shall within 30 days of the effective date of the agreement or termination provide written notification to the commissioner which details all parties involved and services to be performed or terminated;

(26) to make loans to the bank's stockholders or the stockholders of the bank's controlling bank holding company on the security of the shares of the bank or shares of the bank's controlling bank holding company, with the limitation that this may occur only if the bank would have extended credit to such stockholder on exactly the same terms without the shares pledged as collateral;

(27) to make investments in and loans to community development corporations (CDCs) and community development projects (CD projects) as defined in K.S.A. 9-701, and amendments thereto, subject to the limitations prescribed by the comptroller of the currency as interpreted by rules and regulations which shall be adopted by the state bank commissioner as provided by K.S.A. 9-1713, and amendments thereto;

(28) to participate in a school savings deposit program authorized under K.S.A. 9-1138, and amendments thereto;

(29) with prior approval of the commissioner, to offer through one or more financial subsidiaries any products or services which a national bank may offer through its financial subsidiaries, subject to safety and soundness requirements imposed by the commissioner. As used in this paragraph, "financial subsidiary" shall have the same meaning given to such term under the Gramm-Leach Bliley act of 1999 (P.L. 106-102); and

(30) to purchase or hold an annuity for the sole purpose of funding an employee deferred compensation and benefit plan subject to the limitations prescribed by rules and regulations which shall be adopted by the state bank commissioner as provided by K.S.A. 9-1713, and amendments thereto.

History: L. 1947, ch. 102, § 30; L. 1949, ch. 110, § 1; L. 1955, ch. 64, § 1; L. 1957, ch. 70, § 1; L. 1957, ch. 71, § 1; L. 1959, ch. 58, § 1; L. 1961, ch. 63, § 1; L. 1965, ch. 75, § 1; L. 1967, ch. 69, § 1; L. 1969, ch. 61, § 1; L. 1971, ch. 32, § 1; L. 1973, ch. 44, § 1; L. 1973, ch. 45, § 1; L. 1975, ch. 44, § 12; L. 1982, ch. 50, § 1; L. 1983, ch. 46, § 2; L. 1984, ch. 49, § 1; L. 1984, ch. 48, § 4; L. 1985, ch. 56, § 2; L. 1985, ch. 57, § 1; L. 1986, ch. 332, § 9; L. 1987, ch. 54, § 5; L. 1988, ch. 59, § 2; L. 1988, ch. 60, § 1; L. 1988, ch. 61, § 1; L. 1988, ch. 62, § 1; L. 1991, ch. 47, § 2; L. 1993, ch. 31, § 2; L. 1994, ch. 202, § 1; L. 1995, ch. 19, § 4; L. 1995, ch. 250, § 2; L. 1997, ch. 180, § 10; L. 2001, ch. 87, § 5; L. 2003, ch. 57, § 1; L. 2004, ch. 8, § 1; L. 2010, ch. 29, § 1; July 1.



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