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The 2023 Florida Statutes (including Special Session C)

Title XXX
Chapter 420
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F.S. 420.112
420.112 Authorization for certain relationships.Notwithstanding any rule at common law or any provision of any general or special law or any provision in their respective charters, agreements of association, articles of organization, or trust indentures:
(1) All persons, including all domestic corporations organized for the purpose of carrying on business within this state, and further including without implied limitation public utility companies and foreign corporations licensed to do business within this state, all financial institutions as defined herein, and all trusts, are authorized to acquire, purchase, hold, sell, assign, transfer, mortgage, pledge, or otherwise dispose of any bonds, securities, or other evidences of indebtedness created by the corporation, all without the approval of any regulatory authority of the state except as otherwise provided in this part.
(2) All financial institutions are authorized to become stockholders of the corporation and to make loans to the corporation as provided herein.
(3) Each financial institution which becomes a stockholder of the corporation is hereby authorized, as an owner of capital stock, to exercise all the rights, powers, and privileges of ownership, including the right to vote thereon, all without the approval of any regulatory authority of the state, except as provided herein.
(4) The amount of capital stock of the corporation which any stockholder is authorized to acquire pursuant to the authority granted herein is in addition to the amount of capital stock in corporations which such stockholder may otherwise be authorized to acquire.
History.s. 1, ch. 72-172.