12 U.S. Code § 2141 - Charter, powers, and operation

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§ 2141.
Charter, powers, and operation
(a) Charter

The National Bank for Cooperatives or the United Bank for Cooperatives, as the case may be (hereinafter in this part referred to as the “consolidated bank”), established under section 413 of the Agricultural Credit Act of 1987, shall be a federally chartered instrumentality of the United States and an institution of the Farm Credit System.

(b) Powers

The consolidated bank and the board of directors of such bank shall have all of the powers, rights, responsibilities, and obligations of the district banks for cooperatives and the Central Bank for Cooperatives and the boards of directors of such banks, except as otherwise provided for in this chapter.

(c) Operation

The consolidated bank shall be organized and operated on a cooperative basis.

(Pub. L. 92–181, title III, § 3.20, as added Pub. L. 100–233, title IV, § 415(2), Jan. 6, 1988, 101 Stat. 1642; amended Pub. L. 100–399, title IV, § 407(a), (b), Aug. 17, 1988, 102 Stat. 1000.)
References in Text

Section 413 of the Agricultural Credit Act of 1987, referred to in subsec. (a), is section 413 of Pub. L. 100–233, as amended, which is set out as a note under section 2121 of this title.


1988—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 100–399, § 407(a), struck out “in this section” after “referred to” and inserted “, established under section 413 of the Agricultural Credit Act of 1987,” before “shall”.

Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 100–399, § 407(b), inserted “except” before “as otherwise”.

Effective Date of 1988 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 100–399 effective as if enacted immediately after enactment of Pub. L. 100–233, which was approved Jan. 6, 1988, see section 1001(a) of Pub. L. 100–399, set out as a note under section 2002 of this title.

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