12 U.S. Code § 2279b. Transfer of lending authority

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(a) Voluntary transfersA Federal land bank or a merged bank having a Federal land bank as one of its constituents, may transfer to a Federal land bankassociation, and the association may assume, the authority of the transferring bank in the territorial area served by the association, to make and participate in long-term real estate mortgage loans under this chapter if the transfer is approved by—
(1)
the Farm Credit Administration Board;
(2)
the Board of Directors of both institutions; and
(3)
a majority of the stockholders of the bank and of the association, in accordance with the voting provisions of sections 2279a and 2279c–1 of this title, respectively.
(b) Direct loans and financial assistanceAfter a transfer described in subsection (a) or (d)—
(1)
the Federal land bankassociation shall possess all of the direct long-term real estate mortgage loan authority, formerly possessed by the transferring bank, in the territory served by the association; and
(2)
the bank may provide and extend financial assistance to, and discount for, or purchase from, the transferee Federal land bankassociation any note, draft, or other obligation with the endorsement or guarantee of the association, the proceeds of which have been advanced to persons eligible and for purposes of financing by the association under subsection (a).
(c) Regulations

The Farm Credit Administration shall issue regulations that establish the manner in which the powers and obligations of the banks that make transfers are consolidated and, to the extent necessary, reconciled in the association referred to in subsection (a).

(d) Mandatory transfer

On the merger of one or more production creditassociations with one or more Federal land bank associations, the bank supervising the Federal land bank association shall transfer all of the direct lending authority of the bank in the territory served by such Federal land bank association to such merged association.

(Pub. L. 92–181, title VII, § 7.6, formerly §§ 7.6, 7.7, as added Pub. L. 100–233, title IV, § 416, Jan. 6, 1988, 101 Stat. 1647; amended Pub. L. 100–399, title IV, § 408(f)–(j), Aug. 17, 1988, 102 Stat. 1001, 1002.)
Codification

Pub. L. 100–399, § 408(j), transferred section 7.7 of Pub. L. 92–181, which was classified to section 2279c of this title, to subsec. (d) of this section.

Amendments

1988—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 100–399, § 408(f), substituted “Voluntary transfers” for “Assignments” as subsection heading, and in text substituted “may transfer” for “may assign”, “this chapter” for “sections 2014 through 2017 of this title”, and “transfer is approved” for “assignment is approved” in introductory provisions, and “sections 2279a and 2279c–1 of this title, respectively” for “sections 2279a and 2279b of this title” in par. (3).

Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 100–399, § 408(g), substituted “a transfer described in subsection (a) or (d)” for “an assignment described in subsection (a)” in introductory provisions and “the bank may provide” for “the Federal land bank may provide” in par. (2).

Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 100–399, § 408(h), struck out “assignments or” before “transfers are consolidated” and struck out second sentence, which provided that, following a transfer or assignment under subsection (a) of this section, the provisions of section 2154a of this title were to be applicable to the association.

Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 100–399, § 408(i), (j), transferred section 2279c of this title to subsec. (d) of this section, substituted heading for former section heading, and amended text generally. Prior to amendment, text read as follows: “On the merger of one or more production credit associations with one or more Federal land bank associations, the bank supervising the Federal land bank association shall transfer all of its direct lending authority of the bank to such association under section 2279c–1 of this title.”

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.