Section 280.10, Florida Statutes 2001
280.10 Effect of merger, acquisition, or consolidation; change of name or address.--
(1) When a qualified public depository is merged into, acquired by, or consolidated with a bank, savings bank, or savings association that is not a qualified public depository:
(a) The resulting institution shall automatically become a qualified public depository subject to the requirements of the public deposits program.
(b) The contingent liability of the former institution shall be a liability of the resulting institution.
(c) The public deposits and associated collateral of the former institution shall be public deposits and collateral of the resulting institution.
(d) The resulting institution shall, within 90 calendar days after the effective date of the merger, acquisition, or consolidation, deliver to the Treasurer:
1. Documentation in its name as required for participation in the public deposits program; or
2. Written notice of intent to withdraw from the program as provided in s. 280.11 and a proposed effective date of withdrawal which shall be within 180 days after the effective date of the acquisition, merger, or consolidation of the former institution.
(e) If the resulting institution does not meet qualifications to become a qualified public depository or does not submit required documentation within 90 calendar days after the effective date of the merger, acquisition, or consolidation, the Treasurer shall initiate mandatory withdrawal actions as provided in s. 280.11 and shall set an effective date of withdrawal that is within 180 days after the effective date of the acquisition, merger, or consolidation of the former institution.
(2) When a qualified public depository disposes of any of its Florida public deposits or collateral securing such deposits in a manner not covered by subsection (1), the qualified public depository originally holding the public deposits shall be responsible for:
(a) Ensuring the institution receiving such public deposits becomes a qualified public depository and meets collateral requirements with the Treasurer as part of the transaction.
(b) Notifying the Treasurer within 30 calendar days after the final approval by the appropriate regulator.
A qualified public depository that fails to meet such responsibilities shall continue to collateralize and report such public deposits until the receiving institution becomes a qualified public depository and collateralizes the deposits or the deposits are returned to the governmental unit.
(3) The qualified public depository shall notify the Treasurer of any acquisition or merger within 30 calendar days after the final approval of the acquisition or merger by its appropriate regulator.
(4) Collateral subject to a collateral agreement may not be released by the Treasurer or the custodian until the assumed liability is evidenced by the deposit of collateral pursuant to the collateral agreement of the successor entity. The reporting requirement and pledge of collateral will remain in force until the Treasurer determines that the liability no longer exists. The surviving or new qualified public depository shall be responsible and liable for all of the liabilities and obligations of each qualified public depository merged with or acquired by it.
(5) Each qualified public depository shall report any change of name and address to the Treasurer on a form provided by the Treasurer regardless of whether the name change is a result of an acquisition, merger, or consolidation. Notification of such change must be made within 30 calendar days after the effective date of the change.
(6) The Treasurer shall adopt rules establishing procedures for mergers, acquisitions, consolidations, and changes in name and address, providing forms, and clarifying terms.
History.--s. 12, ch. 83-122; s. 16, ch. 87-409; s. 9, ch. 90-357; s. 19, ch. 91-244; s. 12, ch. 96-216; s. 12, ch. 2001-230.