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Tennessee Code Title 45. Banks and Financial Institutions § 45-2-403

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(a) The directors of a state bank shall direct and require good and sufficient fidelity bonds on all active officers and employees, whether or not they draw salary or compensation, which bonds shall provide for indemnity to the bank on account of any losses sustained by it as the result of any dishonest, fraudulent or criminal act or omission committed or omitted by them acting independently or in collusion or combination with any person or persons.  The bonds may be in individual, schedule or blanket form, and the premiums for the bonds may be paid by the bank.

(b) The directors shall also direct and require suitable insurance protection to the bank against burglary, robbery, theft, liability and other similar insurable hazards to which the bank may be exposed in the operations of its business on the premises or elsewhere.

(c) The directors shall be responsible for prescribing at least once in each year the amount of penal sum of the bonds or policies and the sureties or underwriters thereon, after giving due and careful consideration to all known elements and factors constituting the risk or hazard.  The action shall be recorded in the minutes of the board of directors and be subject to the approval of the commissioner.

(d)(1) In lieu of providing a good and sufficient fidelity bond on all active officers and employees as required by subsection (a), a state bank with sufficient capital to assets ratio as established by the commissioner may establish a special reserve fund in such form, amount, and including such assets, as approved by the commissioner.

(2) The commissioner shall promulgate necessary rules and regulations to implement subdivision (d)(1).

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