(a) Not later than the thirty-first day of January in each year after the year in which this act takes effect and as of December thirty-first of the preceding year, every bank must make in duplicate a written report to the Treasurer containing a true and accurate statement of all unclaimed bank deposits held by the bank as of such date.
(b) The report must set forth the name and address of the bank and where the name of the bank has been changed by merger, reorganization, consolidation or otherwise, also the original name and address of the bank in which the deposit originated, and must list in alphabetical order the name of each person to whose credit an unclaimed bank deposit stands, the last address of the depositor appearing on the records of the bank, the identification number, if any, of each account, and the amount to the credit of each account.
(c) The report must, where the bank is a corporation, be signed by its president, a vice-president, Treasurer, assistant Treasurer, cashier, or assistant cashier. If such bank is in voluntary dissolution, the report must be signed by one or more of its trustees designated by its Board of Trustees for that purpose. If such bank is in the possession of the commissioner of banking and insurance, the report must be signed by the commissioner or by a special deputy commissioner appointed by him and in actual charge of the business and affairs of the bank. If a receiver has been appointed for a corporate bank or private banker, the report must be signed by such receiver. In the case of a private banker, the report must be signed by such banker.
(d) The person signing the report must certify that such report is a true and accurate statement of all unclaimed bank deposits held by the bank as of the report date to the best of his knowledge, information and belief after diligent inquiry. The person signing the report may, in making the report, rely upon information with respect to unclaimed bank deposits furnished by the officers and employees and records of the bank.
(e) If the bank has no unclaimed bank deposits a written report so stating must be made to the Treasurer.
(f) Any bank which fails to file such a report with the Treasurer shall forfeit to the Territory the sum of fifty dollars ($50.00) for each day such report is not filed, and if not paid, such penalty must be sued for and be received by the Treasurer in a civil action in the name of the Territory. The Treasurer has the power to waive the penalty and to extend the time within which a report may be filed.
(g) Immediately upon receipt of such report the Treasurer must deliver one duplicate of the report to the attorney and the Treasurer must cause the other duplicate report to be permanently bound with an alphabetical index of the depositors with appropriate references to the bound reports. The bound reports and indices must be open for public inspection during usual business hours and under regulations prescribed by the Treasurer.History: 1988, PL 20-64.