U.S. Code, Title 12, Banks and Banking

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§ 2142. Board of Directors Provisions

(a) Initial board of directors

     The initial board of directors of a consolidated bank shall include the members of the boards of directors of the farm credit districts who were elected by voting stockholders of the constituent district banks for cooperatives (as such banks existed on January 6, 1988) and who shall serve out the terms for which they were elected.

(b) Permanent board of directors

(1) Composition

     The permanent board of directors of a consolidated bank shall consist of—

     (A) three members, elected by the voting stockholders of the consolidated bank, from each of the farm credit districts that had been served by constituent banks, as such districts existed on January 6, 1988, at least one of whom, from each such district, shall be a farmer;

     (B) one member elected by the voting stockholders of each district bank for cooperatives that is not a constituent of the consolidated bank; and

     (C) one member appointed by the members chosen under subparagraphs (A) and (B) who shall not be a stockholder or borrower of a System institution or an officer or director of any such stockholder or borrower.

(2) Nomination and election

     For purposes of nominating and electing members of the board of directors under paragraph (1)(A):

(A) First member

     The nomination and election of the first member from each district shall be carried out on the basis provided for in section 2124(d) of this title.

(B) Second member

(i) In general

     The nomination and election of the second member from each district shall be carried out with each voting stockholder of the consolidated bank located in the district having one vote, plus a number of votes (or fractional part thereof) equal to the number of stockholders eligible to vote in that district multiplied by the percentage (or fractional part thereof) of the total equity interest (including allocated, but not unallocated, surplus and reserves) in the consolidated bank of all such stockholders located in that district held by the individual voting stockholder—

(I) at the close of the immediately preceding fiscal year of the consolidated bank; or

(II) with respect to the first election held under this subsection, as of such date as the Farm Credit Administration shall prescribe.

(ii) Total number of votes

     The total number of votes for each district under this subparagraph shall be the number of voting stockholders of the consolidated bank located in the district multiplied by two.

(C) Third member

     The nomination and election of the third member from each district shall be carried out in accordance with procedures prescribed in the bylaws of the consolidated bank.

(3) Terms

(A) In general

     The members of the board of directors of the consolidated bank shall serve for a term of 3 years.

(B) Timing of elections

     Procedures for electing members of the board of directors of the consolidated bank under this subsection shall ensure that the beginning of the terms of such members coincide with the expiration of the terms of members of the interim board of directors of the bank under subsection (a) of this section.

(4) FCA regulations

     The nomination and election of the members of the board of directors of the consolidated bank under this subsection shall be carried out in accordance with regulations issued by the Farm Credit Administration.

(c) Modification of board of directors provisions

     The provisions of subsection (b) of this section relating to the board of directors of the consolidated bank, other than the provisions relating to the initial composition, nomination, and election of the members of the board, may be modified on an affirmative vote of at least two-thirds of the voting stockholders of the bank, with each such stockholder to have, for such purposes, only one vote. Any proposals for modifying such provisions shall be submitted for a vote by such stockholders in accordance with procedures prescribed by the Farm Credit Administration.

(Pub. L. 92–181, title III, § 3.21, as added Pub. L. 100–233, title IV, § 415(2), Jan. 6, 1988, 101 Stat. 1642; amended Pub. L. 100–399, title IV, § 407(c), (d), Aug. 17, 1988, 102 Stat. 1000.)

Amendments

     1988—Subsec. (b)(2)(B)(i)(I). Pub. L. 100–399, § 407(d), amended subcl. (I) generally. Prior to amendment, subcl. (I) read as follows: "as of the final date of the fiscal year of the consolidated bank; or".

     Subsec. (b)(2)(C). Pub. L. 100–399, § 407(c), added subpar. (C).

Effective Date of 1988 Amendment

     Amendment by Pub. L. 100–399 effective as if enacted immediately after enactment of Pub. L. 100–233, which was approved Jan. 6, 1988, see section 1001(a) of Pub. L. 100–399, set out as a note under section 2002 of this title.

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Chicago: "U.S. Congress, Office of the Law Revision Counsel", "§ 2142. Board of Directors Provisions," U.S. Code, Title 12, Banks and Banking in U.S. Code, Title 12, Banks and Banking (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 2002), Original Sources, accessed April 22, 2018, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=CRD56ADHSQFNDYW.

MLA: "U.S. Congress, Office of the Law Revision Counsel". "§ 2142. Board of Directors Provisions." U.S. Code, Title 12, Banks and Banking, in U.S. Code, Title 12, Banks and Banking, Washington, D.C., Government Printing Office, 2002, Original Sources. 22 Apr. 2018. www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=CRD56ADHSQFNDYW.

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