Notice of Intended Action

Application of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), 2.12(2), 9.1(3), 15.2(2), 17.4(1), 18.1, 18.3(1), 18.4(1), 18.5(1)

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CREDIT UNION DIVISION[189]

Notice of Intended Action

Proposing rule making related to generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP)

and providing an opportunity for public comment

The Credit Union Division hereby proposes to amend Chapter 2, "Organization, Chartering and Field of Membership of a Credit Union," Chapter 9, "Real Estate Lending," Chapter 15, "Foreign Credit Union Branch Offices," Chapter 17, "Investment and Deposit Activities for Credit Unions," and Chapter 18, "Maintenance of Allowance for Loan and Lease Losses Account," Iowa Administrative Code.

Legal Authority for Rule Making

This rule making is proposed under the authority provided in Iowa Code section 533.104.

State or Federal Law Implemented

This rule making implements, in whole or in part, Iowa Code sections 533.205, 533.301 and 533.303.

Purpose and Summary

The proposed amendments to Chapters 2, 9, and 15 are intended to correct minor errors and provide necessary updates. The proposed amendments to Chapters 17 and 18 are intended to mirror federal credit union regulation regarding application of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and provide regulatory relief to credit unions with assets less than $10 million. The proposed amendments will not require a credit union with less than $10 million in assets to comply with GAAP and therefore will not require compliance with Current Expected Credit Loss calculations.

Fiscal Impact

This rule making has no fiscal impact to the State of Iowa.

Jobs Impact

After analysis and review of this rule making, no impact on jobs has been found.

Waivers

Any person who believes that the application of the discretionary provisions of this rule making would result in hardship or injustice to that person may petition the Division for a waiver of the discretionary provisions, if any, pursuant to 189—Chapter 23.

Public Comment

Any interested person may submit written comments concerning this proposed rule making. Written comments in response to this rule making must be received by the Division no later than 4:30 p.m.on August 30, 2022. Comments should be directed to:

Jessica Pollmeier

Credit Union Division

200 East Grand Avenue, Suite 370

Des Moines, Iowa 50309-1827

Fax: 515.725.0519

Email: jessica.pollmeier@iowa.gov

Public Hearing

No public hearing is scheduled at this time. As provided in Iowa Code section 17A.4(1)"b," an oral presentation regarding this rule making may be demanded by 25 interested persons, a governmental subdivision, the Administrative Rules Review Committee, an agency, or an association having 25 or more members.

Review by Administrative Rules Review Committee

The Administrative Rules Review Committee, a bipartisan legislative committee which oversees rule making by executive branch agencies, may, on its own motion or on written request by any individual or group, review this rule making at its regular monthly meeting or at a special meeting. The Committee's meetings are open to the public, and interested persons may be heard as provided in Iowa Code section 17A.8(6).

The following rule-making actions are proposed:

Item 1. Amend subrule 2.12(2) as follows:

2.12(2) Method of notice of decisions on applications. The superintendent shall notify the applicants in writing of the decision of approval or denial of any application made under this chapter and shall mail send the decision to the applicants. If an application is denied, the superintendent shall provide the applicants with the reasons for the denial.

Item 2. Amend subrule 9.1(3) as follows:

9.1(3) Real estate loan loans made for sale into the secondary market shall be considered in transit for a period of up to 90 days after being sold and shall not be considered risk assets for reserving purposes during this time period.

Item 3. Amend subrule 15.2(2) as follows:

15.2(2) The application may be obtained by writing the Superintendent, Credit Union Division, 200 East Grand Avenue, Suite 370, Des Moines, Iowa 50309; or calling (515)281-6514(515)725-0505.

Item 4. Amend subrule 17.4(1) as follows:

17.4(1) All state-chartered State-chartered credit unions with assets of $10 million or greater must comply with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) applicable to reports or statements required to be in reports filed with the superintendent and maintained by the credit union. This contrasts with only federal credit unions with assets of $10 million or greater that must comply with GAAP in reports and statements filed with the NCUA. State-chartered credit unions with assets less than $10 million may comply with GAAP or other regulatory accounting principles in reports filed with the superintendent and maintained by the credit union.

Item 5. Amend rule 189—18.1(533), definition of "Allowance for loan and lease losses," as follows:

"Allowance for loan and lease losses" means an estimate of loan and lease losses in the entire loan portfolio, including estimated inherent losses , in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles and which meets regulatory requirements for full and fair disclosure of the financial statements. Credit unions with assets of $10 million or greater must conform with generally accepted accounting principles and meet regulatory requirements for full and fair disclosure of the financial statements. Credit unions with less than $10 million in assets must conform with these rules and meet regulatory requirements for full and fair disclosure or generally accepted accounting principles.

Item 6. Amend subrule 18.3(1) as follows:

18.3(1) Credit union Credit unions with assets of $10 million or greater must prepare financial statements shall be prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), except for authorized intentional regulatory accounting practices (RAP) which may differ, and. Credit unions with assets of less than $10 million may prepare financial statements in accordance with authorized intentional regulatory accounting principles (RAP). All credit union financial statements shall provide for the complete and accurate disclosure of all assets, liabilities, and equity, including any valuation allowance accounts as may be necessary to correctly present the financial position; and all income and expenses necessary to correctly present the results of operations for the period concerned.

Item 7. Amend subrule 18.4(1) as follows:

18.4(1) The amount carried in this account shall represent an amount at least equal to reasonably foreseeable loan and lease losses. Each credit union is required to establish and maintain a methodology to determine the amount needed in the allowance for loan and lease losses account in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). Credit unions with $10 million or greater in assets must determine allowance for loan and lease losses account in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).

Item 8. Amend subrule 18.5(1), introductory paragraph, as follows:

18.5(1) Credit unions are responsible for determining an adequate allowance for loan and lease losses account and adopting a reasonable methodology for doing so. Credit unions with assets $10 million or greater shall follow generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). In determining the appropriate allowance, each credit union with less than $10 million in assets shall:

Credit Union Division


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Closed For Comments

This notice is now closed for comments. Collection of comments closed on 8/30/2022.

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  • Application of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), 2.12(2), 9.1(3), 15.2(2), 17.4(1), 18.1, 18.3(1), 18.4(1), 18.5(1)
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Rule 189-15.2(2) Rule 189-17.4(1) Rule 189-18.1 Rule 189-18.3(1) Rule 189-18.4(1) Rule 189-18.5(1) Rule 189-2.12(2) Rule 189-9.1(3)

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