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S. 2272 - To amend the Revised Statutes to grant State attorneys general the ability to issue subpoenas to investigate suspected violations of State laws that are applicable to national banks.

Introduced: 2017-12-21
Bill Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
 
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115th CONGRESS
1st Session
S. 2272


    To amend the Revised Statutes to grant State attorneys general the ability to issue subpoenas to investigate suspected violations of State laws that are applicable to national banks.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

December 21, 2017

    Ms. Harris (for herself, Ms. Warren, Mr. Blumenthal, and Mrs. Feinstein) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


A BILL

    To amend the Revised Statutes to grant State attorneys general the ability to issue subpoenas to investigate suspected violations of State laws that are applicable to national banks.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Visitorial powers.

The sixth undesignated paragraph of section 5240 of the Revised Statutes (12 U.S.C. 484) is amended by striking subparagraph (B) and inserting the following:

“(B) Notwithstanding subparagraph (A)—

“(i) lawfully authorized State auditors and examiners may, at reasonable times and upon reasonable notice to a bank, review its records solely to ensure compliance with applicable State unclaimed property or escheat laws upon reasonable cause to believe that the bank has failed to comply with such laws; and

“(ii) an attorney general (or other chief law enforcement officer) of a State may issue subpoenas or administer oversight and examination to national banks or officers of national banks based upon reasonable cause to believe that the national bank or an officer of a national bank has failed to comply with applicable State laws.”.


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