53C-6-19. Operations; suspension.

(a) A bank, any of its branches, and any of its non-branch bank business offices may operate on such days and during such hours, and may observe such holidays, as the bank's board of directors shall designate.

(b) Whenever the Commissioner determines that an emergency exists or is pending in this State or any part thereof, the Commissioner may authorize banks operating in the affected area or areas to suspend any or all of their operations in such area or areas for such period or periods as the Commissioner establishes. An emergency is any condition or occurrence that may interfere with a bank's operations or poses an existing or imminent threat to the safety or security of persons or property, or both.

(c) In the event that an emergency exists or is pending in this State or any part thereof and a bank operating in the affected area or areas is unable to communicate the existence or pendency of the emergency to the OCOB, an officer of the bank may suspend any or all of the bank's operations in the affected area or areas without the prior approval of the Commissioner. The bank shall give notice of such closing to the Commissioner as soon as practicable. (2012-56, s. 4.)