Books and accounts; division's control.
Whenever it appears to the division that any bank does not keep books and accounts in such manner as to enable the division to readily ascertain the true condition of such bank, the division may require the officers of such bank to open and keep such books or accounts as the division prescribes for the purpose of keeping accurate and convenient records of the transactions and accounts of such bank. Any bank that refuses or neglects to open and keep such books or accounts as the division prescribes shall be subject to a penalty of $10 for each day it neglects and fails to open and keep such prescribed books and accounts.
History: 1991 a. 316
; 1995 a. 27
Attorney general, duty of.
All proceedings by any bank to enjoin the division in the discharge of the division's duties shall be had in the county where said bank is located, or in the supreme court of this state. All suits and proceedings arising out of the provisions of the banking laws, in which the state, or any of its officers or agents shall be parties, shall be conducted under the direction and supervision of the attorney general.
History: 1991 a. 316
; 1995 a. 27
Copies as evidence.
Copies of all records and papers held in the division and certified by the division shall be evidence in all cases equally and of like effect as the original.
History: 1991 a. 316
; 1995 a. 27
The division shall publish an annual report and submit the report to the governor and the chief clerk of each house of the legislature for distribution to the legislature under s. 13.172 (2)
. The report shall:
Exhibit the condition of the various banks of the state as of the day of the last report made to the division by such banks.
Contain a statement of the condition of every bank from which reports have been received, with an abstract of the whole amount of capital returned by them, the whole amount of their liabilities, the total amount of resources, and specifying the amount of lawful money held by banks at the time of their several returns.
Give a tabulated statement of the resources and liabilities of each bank.
Contain a statement of the banks whose business has been closed during the year, the amount of their resources and liabilities, the amount paid to the creditors thereof and a statement of any banks organized during the year.
Contain a statement of the total number of orders issued by the division during the year under s. 222.0203 (2)
Give such other information as the division deems necessary.
Effect of consolidating banks and trust companies. 220.17(1)(1)
Whenever 2 or more banks or trust companies, including national banks, authorized to do a banking business in the state of Wisconsin, shall be consolidated under the charter of one of the consolidating banks or trust companies, or under a new charter issued to such consolidated institution, the rights, interests and franchises of any bank or trust company joining in or party to such consolidation in and to every species of property, real, personal and mixed and chooses in action thereto belonging, shall be deemed transferred to and vested in the consolidated bank or trust company without any deed, endorsement or other instrument of transfer, and the consolidated bank or trust company shall take, hold and enjoy the same and all rights of property, franchises and interests in the same manner and to the same extent as were held and enjoyed by such consolidating banks or trust companies or both at the time of such consolidation.
All of the following apply to a consolidated bank or trust company described in sub. (1)
, if the consolidated bank or trust company is authorized to perform fiduciary services at the time of the consolidation:
The consolidated bank or trust company shall succeed to all rights, obligations, relations, and trusts, and the duties and liabilities connected with the performance of fiduciary services, held by any bank or trust company party to the consolidation, and without further appointment shall act as trustee or personal representative or in any other fiduciary capacity in which any bank or trust company party to the consolidation was acting at the time of the consolidation.
The consolidated bank or trust company shall execute and perform each trust or relation described in par. (a)
in the same manner as if the consolidated bank or trust company itself had assumed the trust or relation, including the obligations and liabilities connected therewith.
The consolidated bank or trust company shall be entitled to be appointed or to act as trustee or personal representative or other fiduciary to the same extent and with the same effect as would any bank or trust company party to the consolidation if prior to the consolidation any bank or trust company party to the consolidation has been designated as trustee or any other fiduciary in any trust deed or other writing, or has been named to act as personal representative in any will.
History: 1983 a. 36
; 2001 a. 102
Bank or corporate notaries; permitted acts.
It shall be lawful for any notary public who is a stockholder, director, officer, member, manager or employee of a bank or other corporation or limited liability company to take the acknowledgment of any party to any written instrument executed to or by that entity, or to administer an oath to any other stockholder, director, officer, member, manager, employee or agent of that entity, or to protest for nonacceptance or nonpayment bills of exchange, drafts, checks, notes and other negotiable instruments which may be owned or held for collection by that entity, if such notary is not a party to such instrument, either individually or as a representative of the entity.
History: 1993 a. 112
Reproduction and destruction of records; evidence. 220.285(1)(1)
Any state bank, trust company bank, licensee under ss. 138.09
, or 224.725
or ch. 217
may cause any or all records kept by such bank, licensee, or registered person to be recorded, copied or reproduced by any photostatic, photographic or miniature photographic process or by optical imaging if the process employed correctly, accurately and permanently copies, reproduces or forms a medium for copying, reproducing or recording the original record on a film or other durable material. A bank may thereafter dispose of the original record. A licensee or registered person may thereafter dispose of the original record after first obtaining the written consent of the division. This section is applicable to national banking associations insofar as it does not contravene federal law.
Any photographic, photostatic, or miniature photographic copy or reproduction or copy reproduced from a film record or any copy of a record generated from optical disc storage of a bank record or record of a licensee or registered person is considered to be an original record for all purposes and shall be treated as an original record in all courts or administrative agencies for the purpose of its admissibility in evidence. A facsimile, exemplification, or certified copy of any such photographic copy or reproduction, copy reproduced from a film record, or copy generated from optical disc storage of a record shall, for all purposes, be considered a facsimile, exemplification, or certified copy of the original record.
See also s. DFI-Bkg 9.01
, Wis. adm. code.
Closing in emergencies.
No liability shall be incurred by a bank because the bank is closed during an emergency. If a bank closes during an emergency, the closing shall be noted in the minutes of the next meeting of the bank's board of directors. A bank may not declare in default for nonpayment any obligation which became due while the bank was closed during the emergency if timely payment on the obligation was tendered but not accepted because the bank was closed.
History: 1971 c. 120
; 1987 a. 252
Transfer of trust business within bank holding company groups. 220.32(1)(a)
“Corporate fiduciary" means all of the following:
A trust company bank, state bank with trust powers, corporation or limited liability company, that is authorized under the laws of this state to accept and execute trusts.
A national bank or other federally chartered financial institution, if that bank or institution has its principal place of business in this state and is authorized by the appropriate federal agency to accept and execute trusts.
“Subsidiary" of a bank holding company means any other corporation or limited liability company of which voting stock having a majority of the votes entitled to be cast is owned, directly or indirectly, by the bank holding company.
“Trust business" includes self-declared trusts that are established and maintained by a corporate fiduciary, such as common trust funds and group trust funds, and all other activities in which a corporate fiduciary is acting as a fiduciary, as defined in s. 112.01 (1) (b)
, regardless of whether or not a portion of these activities could be undertaken by an entity that is not authorized to accept and execute trusts in this state.
(2) Transfer to successor fiduciary.
If the board of directors of a bank holding company adopt a resolution directing one of its subsidiaries that is a corporate fiduciary to succeed to all or part of the existing or future trust business of another of its subsidiaries that is a corporate fiduciary, the successor corporate fiduciary shall succeed to the predecessor corporate fiduciary. The substitution shall be effective on the date specified in the resolution and no additional authorization is needed. The successor corporate fiduciary shall succeed to all capacities in which the predecessor corporate fiduciary had been acting with respect to the transferred trust business. If, or to the extent that, the resolution directs that one subsidiary shall succeed to future trust business of another subsidiary of the same bank holding company, the successor shall be considered to be named as fiduciary in all writings that named the predecessor corporate fiduciary as trustee, including all wills, trusts, court orders and similar documents and instruments.
History: 1997 a. 316