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34.08

34.08 Payment of losses.

34.08(1)

(1) Except as provided in sub. (2), the appropriation in s. 20.144 (1) (a) shall be used to repay public depositors for losses until the appropriation is exhausted.

34.08(2)

(2) Payments under sub. (1) shall be made in the order in which satisfactory proofs of loss are received by the division of banking. The payment made to any public depositor for all losses of the public depositor in any individual public depository may not exceed $400,000 above the amount of deposit insurance provided by an agency of the United States at the public depository that experienced the loss. Upon a satisfactory proof of loss, the division of banking shall direct the department of administration to draw its warrant payable from the appropriation under s. 20.144 (1) (a) and the secretary of administration shall pay the warrant under s. 16.401 (4) in favor of the public depositor that has submitted the proof of loss.

34.08(3)

(3) Losses become fixed as of the date of loss. A public depositor experiencing a loss shall, within 60 days of the loss, assign its interest in the deposit, to the extent of the amount paid under this section, to the division of banking. Upon failure to make the assignment, the public depositor shall forfeit its right to payment under this section. Any recovery made by the division of banking under the assignment shall be repaid to the appropriation under s. 20.144 (1) (a).

34.08 – ANNOT.

History: 1985 a. 25; 1995 a. 27; 2003 a. 33; 2005 a. 134.

34.08 – ANNOT.

Legislative Council Note, 1985: This section is repealed and recreated to prospectively abolish the state deposit guarantee fund. See also the amendment of s. 34.06 and the NOTE following that treatment.

34.08 – ANNOT.

Subs. (1) and (2) provide that the pledge of state general purpose revenues to the existing state deposit guarantee fund in s. 20.124 (1) (a), will be used to repay public depositors for losses until the appropriation is exhausted. Payments are to be made in the order in which satisfactory proofs of loss are received by the commissioner of banking and are limited to no more than $400,000 above the amount of applicable federal deposit insurance or insurance provided by the Wisconsin Credit Union Savings Insurance Corporation.

34.08 – ANNOT.

Sub. (3) continues the substance of present s. 34.08 (3) by providing that a public depositor must, within 60 days of a loss, assign its interest in the deposit, to the extent of payments made under this section, to the commissioner of banking. Upon the failure to make this assignment, the public depositor loses its right to payment. The subsection also specifically provides that a recovery made by the commissioner of banking under an assignment must be repaid to the treasury for future use under s. 20.124 (1) (a). [85 Act 25]