1. The Laws of New York
  2. Consolidated Laws
  3. Banking
  4. Article 13-D: Misconduct Relating To Banking Organizations


Section 674 Presumption of knowledge of corporate condition and business and of assent thereto by directors; definitions

Banking (BNK)

Presumption of knowledge of corporate condition and business and of assent thereto by directors; definitions. It is no defense to a prosecution for a violation of the provisions of this article, that the corporation is a foreign corporation, if it carries on business or keeps an office therefor in this state.

  The term "director" as used in this article includes any of the persons having, by law, the direction or management of the affairs of a corporation, by whatever name described.

  A director of a corporation or joint-stock association is deemed to have such a knowledge of the affairs of the corporation or association as to enable him to determine whether any act, proceeding or omission of its directors is a violation of this article. If present at a meeting of the directors at which any act, proceeding or omission of such directors in violation of this article occurs, he must be deemed to have concurred therein, unless he at the time causes or in writing requires his dissent therefrom to be entered on the minutes of the directors. If absent from such meeting, he must be deemed to have concurred in any such violation, if the facts constituting such violation appear on the record or minutes of the proceedings of the board of directors, and he remains a director of the corporation for six months thereafter without causing or in writing requiring his dissent from such violation to be entered on such record or minutes.