(205 ILCS 305/42) (from Ch. 17, par. 4443)
    Sec. 42. Shares in trust.
    (1) Shares may be issued in trust to a member as trustee or to an individual or corporate trustee. If a corporate trustee is a bank or trust company, shares may be issued to the corporate trustee only if such bank or trust company is organized under the laws of the State of Illinois or is a nationally chartered bank located principally in the State of Illinois. An individual trustee shall be a member of the credit union unless the person establishing the trust in respect to which such shares are issued or each beneficiary of the trust is a member of the credit union and the name of each beneficiary is disclosed to the credit union. Shares may also be issued in the name of an individual or corporate representative under the Illinois Probate Act of 1975 (i) for or in respect to a member of a credit union; or (ii) for or in respect of a nonmember of a credit union, if the representative is an individual who is a member of the credit union. Shares may also be issued in trust under the Illinois Funeral or Burial Funds Act, for or in respect to a member of a credit union, to a trustee licensed under said Act. Any credit union which issues shares in trust as provided in this Section must be insured by the NCUA or another approved insurer. Payment of part or all of such shares to such trustee or member shall, to the extent of such payment, discharge the liability of the credit union to the member and the beneficiary and the credit union shall be under no obligation to see to the application of such payment.
    (2) If a credit union's shares are insured as provided for in this Act, such credit union shall have power to act as trustee or custodian under individual retirement accounts or plans, health savings accounts, and similar tax-advantaged savings plans established pursuant to the Internal Revenue Code for its members or groups or organizations of its members provided the funds of such accounts or plans are invested solely in (1) share accounts of, or (2) share accounts and obligations issued by such credit union. All funds held in such fiduciary capacity shall be maintained in accordance with applicable statutes and regulations promulgated thereunder by any authority exercising jurisdiction over such trusts or custodial accounts.
    (3) Notwithstanding any language to the contrary in this Section 42, a credit union may act as trustee or custodian of individual retirement plans of its members established pursuant to the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 or self-employed retirement plans established pursuant to the Self-Employed Individuals Retirement Act of 1962, and any laws amendatory or supplementary to such Acts, provided that:
        (a) All contributions of funds are initially made to
a share account in the credit union;
        (b) Any subsequent transfer of funds to other assets
is solely at the direction of the member and the credit union performs only custodial duties, exercises no investment discretion and provides no investment advice with respect to plan assets;
        (c) The member is notified of the fact that share
insurance coverage is limited to funds held in share accounts; and
        (d) The credit union complies with all applicable
provisions of this Act and applicable laws and regulations as may be promulgated by any authority exercising jurisdiction over such trust or custodial accounts.
(Source: P.A. 102-774, eff. 5-13-22.)