Idaho Statutes
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TITLE 26
BANKS AND BANKING
CHAPTER 27
BUSINESS AND INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT CORPORATIONS
26-2709.  Requirements for licensure. (1) An Idaho corporation may apply to the director for licensure as a BIDCO. A person other than an Idaho corporation shall not apply for a license.
(2)  After a review of information regarding the directors, officers, and controlling persons of the applicant, a review of the applicant’s business plan, including at least three (3) years of detailed financial projections and other relevant information, and a review of additional information considered relevant by the director, the director shall approve an application for a license if, and only if, the director determines all of the following:
(a)  The applicant has a net worth, or firm financing commitments which demonstrate that the applicant will have a net worth when the applicant begins transacting business as a BIDCO, in liquid form available to provide financing assistance, that is adequate for the applicant to transact business as a BIDCO as determined under subsection (3) of this section.
(b)  Each director, officer, and controlling person of the applicant is of good character and sound financial standing; each director and officer of the applicant is competent to perform his or her functions with respect to the applicant; and the directors and officers of the applicant are collectively adequate to manage the business of the applicant as a BIDCO.
(c)  It is reasonable to believe that the applicant, if licensed, will comply with this chapter.
(d)  The applicant has reasonable promise of being a viable, ongoing BIDCO and of satisfying the basic objectives of its business plan.
(3)  In determining if the applicant has a net worth or firm financing commitments adequate to transact business as a BIDCO, the director shall consider the types and variety of financing assistance that the applicant plans to provide; the experience that the directors, officers, and controlling persons of the applicant have in providing financing and managerial assistance to business firms; the financial projections and other relevant information from the applicant’s business plan; and whether the applicant intends to operate as a profit or nonprofit corporation. Except as otherwise provided in this chapter, the director shall require a minimum net worth of not less than one million dollars ($1,000,000) and not more than ten million dollars ($10,000,000). The director may require a minimum net worth of less than one million dollars ($1,000,000), but not less than five hundred thousand dollars ($500,000), if, in the context of the applicant’s business plan, the initial capitalization amount is adequate for the applicant to transact business as a BIDCO because of special circumstances including, but not limited to, funded overhead, low overhead, or specialized opportunities.
(4)  For the purposes of subsection (2) of this section, the director may find any of the following:
(a)  That a director, officer, or controlling person of an applicant is not of good character if the director, officer, or controlling person, or a director or officer of a controlling person, has been convicted of, entered a plea of guilty to, has been found guilty of, or has pleaded nolo contendere to a crime involving fraud or dishonesty.
(b)  That it is not reasonable to believe that an applicant, if licensed, will comply with this chapter, if the applicant has been convicted of, entered a plea of guilty to, has been found guilty of, or has pleaded nolo contendere to a crime involving fraud or dishonesty.
(5)  For purposes of subsection (2) of this section, subsection (4) of this section shall not be considered to be the only grounds upon which the director may find that a director, officer, or controlling person of an applicant is not of good character or that it is not reasonable to believe that an applicant, if licensed, will comply with the provisions of this chapter.

History:
[26-2709, added 1989, ch. 252, sec. 1, p. 608; am. 2002, ch. 145, sec. 3, p. 408.]


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