2019 Massachusetts General Laws
Part I - Administration of the Government
Title XXII - Corporations
Chapter 170 - Co-Operative Banks
Section 14 - Security Committee; Audit Committee
Section 14. At the first meeting of the board of directors, after the annual meeting of shareholders, the board shall elect from its own members a security committee of not less than 3 members, not less than 2 of whom shall report upon all real estate offered as security for loans made by the corporation, after having examined such real estate or after it shall have been examined by 1 or more appraisers considered to be qualified by the directors and appointed by them for that purpose. In no case, however, shall any member of the security committee or any appraiser make an official report upon property offered as security for a loan if such member has a personal interest in the property or in the proposed loan.
The security committee shall perform other duties as may be required by law, and exercise other powers as delegated to it by the board of directors. At each meeting of the board of directors, the security committee or an officer designated by it shall submit a report to the board of directors.
At the first meeting of the board of directors after the annual meeting of a mutual bank, the board shall elect an audit committee of not less than 3 directors who shall not be operating officers or members of the security committee. The members of the audit committee shall take an oath of office in the manner and within the period prescribed by section 13 and a record thereof shall be made and preserved as provided in said section 13. The directors shall determine the compensation, if any, to be paid to the members of the security committee and the audit committee.