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Subchapter 003 : Governing Body, Officers, and Committees(Cite as: 8 V.S.A. § 31307)
§ 31307. Credit committee; credit manager
(a) Except as provided in section 31313 of this title, the governing body may delegate, in accordance with its bylaws, all or part of its lending authority to a credit committee, a credit manager, one or more loan officers, or any combination thereof, who shall review and act on all applications for extensions of credit, or for release or substitution of collateral, in accordance with the loan policy prescribed by the governing body.
(b) If the bylaws of a credit union provide for a credit committee, such committee shall consist of an odd number of three or more members of the credit union and may be appointed by the governing body or elected by the members, as provided in the bylaws.
(c) No member of the credit committee shall simultaneously serve on the Supervisory Committee or on the governing body, and all such credit committee members shall be members of the credit union in good standing.
(d) The credit committee, if any, shall meet as often as necessary, but at least monthly. All actions by the committee shall be by majority vote of those members present at any meeting at which a quorum is present. A majority of the credit committee shall constitute a quorum. The credit committee shall keep complete minutes of all of its meetings, including the names of those present.
(e) The credit manager or loan officer shall provide to the governing body or the credit committee, if any, on at least a monthly basis, a complete listing of all applications for extensions of credit or for release or substitution of collateral that were reviewed and acted upon or, alternatively, inform the governing body that such information is available upon request.
(f) A credit manager or loan officer shall not disburse the funds of the credit union for any extension of credit approved by such credit manager or loan officer.
(g) An applicant for an extension of credit or release or substitution of collateral that has been disapproved by a credit manager or loan officer may appeal to the credit committee or, in the absence of a credit committee, to the governing body. In those instances where the credit committee made the initial denial of an applicant's request for an extension of credit or release or substitution of collateral, the applicant may appeal to the governing body. Any such appeal to the credit committee or the governing body, as applicable, shall be acted upon at the next regular meeting of the credit committee or governing body. If the initial denial of the loan application has not been reviewed by the credit committee or governing body, as applicable, the notice of loan denial given to the member shall include a notice that the member has a right, upon written request, to appeal the loan denial to the credit committee or the governing body, as applicable. (Added 2005, No. 16, § 1, eff. July 1, 2005.)