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  362.247.  Board, quorum — directors not physically present, counted when. — 1.  A majority of the full board of directors shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business unless another number is required by the articles of agreement, the bylaws or by law.  The act of a majority of the directors present at a meeting at which a quorum is present shall be the act of the board of directors unless the act of a greater number is required by the articles of agreement, the bylaws or by law.

  2.  When the board of directors meets by telephonic conference call or video conferencing, the bank or trust company may include in a quorum directors who are not physically present but are allowed to vote, provided the bank and directors meet the applicable requirements of this section as follows:

  (1)  The bank or trust company has a composite rating of 1 or 2 under the CAMELS (Capital, Assets, Management, Earnings, Liquidity, and Sensitivity) rating system of the Federal Financial Institution Examination Counsel (FFIEC); and

  (2)  The bank or trust company's board meeting will not be attended by representatives of the bank or trust company's state or federal bank regulator.

  3.  Any director who is not physically present within the common area for the meeting and wishes to be counted toward a quorum for such meeting shall sign an affidavit under penalty of perjury that such director:

  (1)  Received formal notice of the board meeting for which he or she is attending or waived such notice as otherwise provided by law;

  (2)  Received the board meeting information required for each board of director's meeting as provided by section 362.275; and

  (3)  Was alone when participating in such board meeting or was in the physical presence of no one not a director of such bank or trust company, and was able to clearly hear such board meeting discussion from its beginning to end.

  4.  Notwithstanding the provisions of subsections 2 and 3 of this section to the contrary, the director of the division of finance may promulgate alternative or additional regulations, reasonable in scope, to provide for the integrity of the board of directors' operations when directors who are not physically present and counted toward such board's quorum, provided the regulations balance the integrity of such board's operation with the bank or trust company's interest in minimizing the cost of compliance with such regulation.

  5.  The sole remedy when the bank, trust company or director fails to follow the procedures for directors who are not physically present and counted toward the board's quorum as provided in this section shall be limited to such action as the division of finance may bring under its enforcement authority as provided in chapter 361.

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(L. 1967 p. 445, A.L. 1999 S.B. 386)


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