SENATE BILL NO. 132
AS AMENDED BY SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1 AND HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1
AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 1, TITLE 5 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO BANK RECEIVERSHIP.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE:
Section 1. Amend §131(d), Title 5, Delaware Code by striking §131(d) in its entirety and inserting in lieu thereof the following:
"(d) The Court may vest the receiver with full power and authority to borrow such sum or sums of money as the Court shall determine in order the more readily or expeditiously to settle the affairs of the bank or trust company and to make payments to its creditors, depositors or stockholders. Such borrowing may be from any public or governmental or quasi-public or quasi-governmental corporation, board, commission or other agency or from any source whatsoever, and the Court may authorize the receiver to secure any loan by the pledge of any of the property or assets of the bank or trust company, and to give the lender a preference or priority as to the pledged property and assets over the other unsecured and unperfected secured creditors of the bank or trust company. The Court shall not have the power to authorize the receiver to (1) secure any loan by the pledge of any property or assets of the bank or trust company which would have a preference or priority over a security interest, lien or other encumbrance created and perfected prior to the appointment of the receiver, or (11) avoid any security interest, lien or other encumbrance created and perfected prior to the appointment of the receiver, except that the Court may authorize the receiver to avoid a security interest held by an affiliate of a bank or trust company created in connection with borrowings in excess of the amount of capital and surplus paid in of the bank or trust company. The holder of a perfected security interest, lien or other encumbrance against property or assets of the bank or trust company at the time of the appointment of a receiver shall have the rights and advantages of all other applicable laws."
Approved July 3, 1991.