Montana Code Annotated 2021



Part 7. Investments and Reserves

Investment Of Funds -- Rulemaking

32-3-701. Investment of funds -- rulemaking. (1) Funds not used in loans to members may be invested in:

(a) securities, obligations, or other instruments issued by or fully guaranteed as to principal and interest by the United States of America or any agency of the United States government or in any trust established for investing directly or collectively in securities, obligations, or other instruments issued by or fully guaranteed as to principal and interest by the United States government;

(b) general obligations of any state of the United States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and the several territories organized by congress, or any political subdivisions of entities listed in this subsection (1)(b);

(c) certificates of deposit or passbook type accounts issued by a state or national bank, mutual savings bank, building and loan association, or savings and loan association;

(d) loans to or in shares or deposits of other credit unions;

(e) the capital shares, obligations, or preferred stock issues of any agency or association organized either as a stock company, mutual association, or membership corporation, provided the membership or stockholdings, as the case may be, of the agency or association are primarily confined or restricted to credit unions or organizations of credit unions and provided the purposes for which the agency or association is organized are designed primarily to service or otherwise assist credit union operations;

(f) shares of a cooperative society organized under the laws of this state or of the laws of the United States in the total amount not exceeding 10% of the shares and surplus of the credit union;

(g) loans to any credit union association or corporation, national or state, of which the credit union is a member, except that the investments authorized under this subsection (1)(g) must be limited to 2% of the assets of the credit union.

(2) A credit union may purchase, sell, underwrite, and hold other investment securities that are obligations in the form of bonds, notes, or debentures, as provided in rules adopted by the department. However, a credit union may not purchase, sell, underwrite, or hold investment securities that are derivative transactions.

(3) The department shall adopt rules to implement this section.

History: En. 14-659 by Sec. 59, Ch. 38, L. 1975; R.C.M. 1947, 14-659; amd. Sec. 13, Ch. 317, L. 2015.