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2014 Florida Statutes

F.S. 655.60
655.60 Appraisals.
(1) The office is authorized to cause to be made appraisals of real estate or other property held by any state financial institution, subsidiary, or service corporation or securing the assets of the state financial institution, subsidiary, or service corporation when specific facts or information with respect to real estate or other property held, secured loans, or lending, or when in its opinion the state financial institution’s policies, practices, operating results, and trends give evidence that the state financial institution’s appraisals or evaluations of ability to make payments may be excessive, that lending or investment may be of a marginal nature, that appraisal policies and loan practices may not conform with generally accepted and established professional standards, or that real estate or other property held by the state financial institution, subsidiary, or service corporation or assets secured by real estate or other property are overvalued. In lieu of causing such appraisals to be made, the office may accept any appraisal caused to be made by an appropriate state or federal regulatory agency or other insuring agency or corporation of a state financial institution. Unless otherwise ordered by the office, an appraisal of real estate or other property pursuant to this section must be made by a licensed or certified appraiser or appraisers selected by the office, and the cost of such appraisal shall be paid promptly by such state financial institution, subsidiary, or service corporation directly to such appraiser or appraisers upon receipt by the state financial institution of a statement of such cost bearing the written approval of the office. A copy of the report of each appraisal caused to be made by the office pursuant to this section shall be furnished to the state financial institution, subsidiary, or service corporation within a reasonable time, not exceeding 60 days, following the completion of such appraisal and may be furnished to the insuring agency or corporation or federal or state regulatory agency.
(2) A state financial institution may not make loans based on the security of real estate unless appraisal standards and policies have been previously established by the board of directors. Such standards must be in written form and include, without limitation, information required by rules of the commission.
(3) If any appraisal required pursuant to this section discloses that any asset of a state financial institution, subsidiary, or service corporation is overvalued on its books, the office may require the state financial institution, subsidiary, or service corporation to charge off such asset or portion thereof pursuant to s. 655.044.
History.s. 43, ch. 92-303; s. 1730, ch. 2003-261.