BANKS AND BANKING
BUSINESS AND INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT CORPORATIONS
26-2727. Order to refrain from offering financial assistance — Conditions — Hearing. (1) The director may issue an order directing a licensee to refrain from providing any additional financing assistance and management assistance to business firms if, in the opinion of the director, the order is necessary to protect the interest of the licensee or the public interest, and if, after notice and a hearing, the director determines that any of the following are true:
(a) The licensee or a controlling person, subsidiary, or affiliate of the licensee has violated the provisions of this chapter or another applicable law.
(b) The licensee is conducting its business in an unsafe and unsound manner.
(c) The licensee is in a condition that makes it unsafe or unsound for the licensee to transact business.
(d) The licensee has ceased to transact business as a business and industrial development corporation.
(e) The licensee is insolvent.
(f) The licensee has suspended payment of its obligations, has made an assignment for the benefit of its creditors, or has admitted in writing its inability to pay its debts as they become due.
(g) The licensee has applied for an adjudication of bankruptcy, reorganization, arrangement, or other relief under a bankruptcy, reorganization, insolvency, or moratorium law, or that a person has applied for such relief under such a law against a licensee and the licensee has by any affirmative act approved of or consented to the action or such relief has been granted.
(h) A fact or condition exists which would have been grounds for denying the application if the fact or condition had existed at the time the licensee applied for its license.
(2) If the director determines that any of the factors set forth in subsection (1) of this section are true with respect to a licensee and that it is necessary for the protection of the interests of the licensee or the public interest that the director immediately issue an order directing the licensee to refrain from providing any additional financing assistance and management assistance to business firms, the director may issue such an order without a hearing. Within thirty (30) days after an order is issued under this subsection, the licensee to whom the order is directed may file with the director a request for a hearing on the order. If the director fails to commence a hearing within fifteen (15) business days after the request is filed or within a longer period to which the licensee consents, that order shall be considered rescinded. Upon the conclusion of the hearing, the director shall affirm, modify, or rescind the order.
(3) With the consent of the director, a licensee which has been the subject of an order under subsection (1) or (2) of this section may resume providing financing assistance and management assistance to business firms under such conditions as the director may prescribe.
(4) A person to whom an order is directed under subsection (1) or (2) of this section may apply to the director to modify or rescind the order. The director shall not grant the application unless the director determines that it is in the public interest to do so and that it is reasonable to believe that the person, if and when the order is modified or rescinded, will comply with this chapter.
[26-2727, added 1989, ch. 252, sec. 1, p. 621; am. 2002, ch. 145, sec. 12, p. 417.]