Amendment #1 to H.891

An Act relative to the list of legal investments prepared by the Commissioner of Banks

recommend that the bill be amended By striking out Section 1 and inserting in place thereof the following section:-



SECTION 1. Section 54 of chapter 44 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2012 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out the first sentence and inserting in place thereof the following sentence:—



Trust funds, including cemetery perpetual care funds, unless otherwise provided or directed by the donor thereof, shall be deposited in a trust company, co-operative bank or savings bank, if such bank or trust company is organized or exists under the laws of the commonwealth or any other state of the United States or is otherwise authorized to transact business in the commonwealth and has its main office or a branch office in the commonwealth; a national bank, federal savings bank, or federal savings and loan association, if such bank or association is authorized to transact business and has its main office or a branch office in the commonwealth; provided that any such state-chartered or federally chartered bank shall be insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or its successor; or invested by cities and towns in participation units in a combined investment fund under section 38A of chapter 29, or in bonds or notes which are legal investments for savings banks.