Article 8.

Bank Supervision.

53C-8-1. Commissioner has authority to supervise banks.

(a) Every bank shall be under the supervision of the Commissioner. It shall be the Commissioner's duty to enforce the banking laws through the employees and agents of the OCOB. All banks shall conduct their business in a manner consistent with the banking laws.

(b) The Commissioner may enter into written agreements, cease and desist order stipulations, cease and desist orders, consent orders, and similar arrangements with banks and their holding companies, or either of them; may request resolutions be approved by boards of directors of banks and their holding companies, or either of them; and may take other similar corrective actions.

(c) Upon written request, the Commissioner may, notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, issue letters of interpretation, advisory opinions, or written guidance on any laws under the Commissioner's jurisdiction, provided that the interpretations, opinions, and guidance shall not have the force and effect of rules of law. (2012-56, s. 4.)