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Section: Words and phrases defined

Statute: 17:16U-2

2. As used in this act: "Affiliate" shall have the meaning given it pursuant to section 2 of the federal "Bank Holding Company Act of 1956," 12 U.S.C. s.1841. "Department" means the Department of Banking and Insurance. "Depository institution" means a state or federally chartered bank, savings bank, savings and loan association or credit union that is authorized to maintain deposit or share accounts. "Enforcement action" means a criminal investigation or prosecution, or an administrative proceeding or order by a governmental unit or authority which is intended to ensure the safe and sound operation of a depository institution. "Voluntary compliance review" means review, project, testing program, assessment, audit or evaluation instituted by the governing body of the depository institution or an affiliate of the depository institution to collect information or prepare analyses, not required by statute or regulation and which would not be collected, maintained or prepared in the normal processing of customer transactions, of the transactions, activities, records or policies of the depository institution for the purposes of identifying and correcting procedural and operational problems of compliance with applicable laws and regulations, including without limitation, safe, sound and fair lending practices, financial reporting to federal and state regulatory agencies, compliance with all applicable state and federal laws and regulatory requirements, and compliance with industry standards of due care. "Voluntary compliance review report" means any document or documents prepared or assembled by any person or group of persons, committee or entity conducting a voluntary compliance review, including without limitation, supporting information and documents such as notes, records of observations, findings, conclusions, drafts, memoranda, drawings, photographs, charts, graphs and surveys, provided, however, that the documents and supporting information are collected or developed for the purpose of and in the course of a voluntary compliance review. L.1999,c.18,s.2.

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