2021 Hawaii Revised Statutes
Title 5. State Financial Administration
38. Deposits of Public Funds
38-3 Securities for protection of funds deposited.

Universal Citation: HI Rev Stat § 38-3 (2021)

§38-3 Securities for protection of funds deposited. For the protection of funds deposited by the director under this chapter, the following securities shall be deposited with the director, or with banks in the continental United States, or with financial institutions with trust powers authorized to do business in the State, as the director may select, to be held therein for safekeeping subject to the order of the director, any other provisions of the laws of the State to the contrary notwithstanding:

(1) Bonds, notes, debentures, or other evidences of indebtedness of the State or of any county of the State, for which the payment of the interest and principal is a direct obligation of the State or the county, as the case may be, in an amount at least equal in their par value to the amount of the deposit with the depository;

(2) Bonds, notes, debentures, or other evidences of indebtedness of agencies of the State or of agencies of any county of the State, for which the payment of the interest and principal is from the revenues of the issuing agency, in an amount at least equal in their market value, but not to exceed their par value, to the amount of the deposit with the depository;

(3) Bonds, notes, debentures, or other evidences of indebtedness of any improvement district or frontage improvement of any county of the State, for which the payment of the interest and principal is from the assessments made for the improvement, in an amount at least equal in their market value, but not to exceed their par value, to the amount of the deposit with the depository;

(4) Bonds, notes, bills, or certificates of indebtedness of the United States or of agencies of the United States, for which the payment of the interest and principal is a direct obligation of the United States, in an amount at least equal in their market value, but not to exceed their par value, to the amount of the deposit with the depository;

(5) Bonds, notes, federal home loan bank letters of credit, or debentures of agencies of the United States, in an amount at least equal to ninety-five per cent of their market value, but not to exceed their par value, to the amount of the deposit with the depository;

(6) Warrants or warrant notes of the State in an amount at least equal in their face value to the amount of the deposit with the depository;

(7) Bonds, notes, debentures, or other evidences of indebtedness of any other state of the United States, for which the payment of the interest and principal is a direct obligation of that state, in an amount at least equal in their market value, but not to exceed their par value, to the amount of the deposit with the depository;

(8) Bonds, notes, debentures, or other evidences of indebtedness of any city or of any county in the continental United States, for which the payment of the interest and principal is a direct obligation of the city or county, as the case may be, in an amount at least equal in their market value, but not to exceed their par value, to the amount of the deposit with the depository;

(9) Certificates of deposit issued through the Certificate of Deposit Account Registry Service in an amount at least equal in their market value, but not to exceed their par value, to the amount of the deposit with the depository; or

(10) Other assets on the books of the depository that are eligible to secure advances from the Federal Reserve Banks under regulations of the Federal Reserve Board, in an amount at least equal in their market value, but not to exceed their par value, to the amount of the deposit with the depository; provided that not more than fifty per cent of the deposits held by a depository may be secured by assets of this class.

Security shall not be required for that portion of any deposit that is insured under any law of the United States.

Securities deposited under this section may be withdrawn from time to time; provided that the required amount of securities shall at all times be kept on deposit. The director at any time may require additional securities to be deposited under this section.

In the event that the depository shall fail to pay the deposits, or any part thereof, upon presentation of a check or a certificate of deposit, then the director shall forthwith convert the securities deposited under this section into money for and on behalf of the State; provided that no securities shall be sold except at public auction, after giving at least ten days' public notice thereof in the State. [L 1970, c 51, pt of §1; am L 1980, c 229, §2; am L 1982, c 30, §1; am L 1984, c 148, §1; am L 1988, c 78, §4; am L 1997, c 134, §1; am L 1998, c 2, §10; am L 2004, c 204, §1]

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