(1) Except as otherwise provided herein, no official or employee of a credit union, or immediate family member of an official or employee of a credit union, may receive, directly or indirectly, any commission, fee, or other compensation in connection with any loan made by the credit union.
(2) This section does not prohibit:
(a) Payment, by a credit union, of salary to employees;
(b) Payment, by a credit union, of an incentive or bonus to an employee based on the credit union's overall financial performance;
(c) Payment, by a credit union, of an incentive or bonus to an employee, other than a senior management employee, in connection with a loan or loans made by the credit union, provided that the board of directors of the credit union establishes written policies and internal controls in connection with such incentive or bonus and monitors compliance with such policies and controls at least annually.
(d) Receipt of compensation from a person outside a credit union by a volunteer official or nonsenior management employee of the credit union, or an immediate family member of a volunteer official or employee of the credit union, for a service or activity performed outside the credit union, provided that no referral has been made by the credit union or the official, employee, or family member.
(3) For purposes of this section, "official" means any member of the board of directors or a volunteer committee.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 31.12.535 and 43.320.040. 97-23-071, § 208-444-020, filed 11/19/97, effective 3/19/98 by letter filed as WSR 98-10-072.]