BANKS AND BANKING
26-2910. Issuance of license. (1) Upon the filing of a complete application, the director shall investigate the financial condition and responsibility, financial and business experience, character and general fitness of the applicant. The director may conduct an on-site investigation of the applicant, the actual cost of which shall be borne by the applicant. If the director finds that the applicant’s business will be conducted honestly, fairly, and in a manner commanding the confidence and trust of the community, and that the applicant has fulfilled the requirements imposed in this chapter and has paid the required license fee, the director shall issue a license to the applicant authorizing the applicant to engage in the licensed activities in this state for a term of one (1) year. If these requirements have not been met, the director shall deny the application in writing setting forth the reasons for the denial.
(2) The director shall approve or deny every application for an original license within one hundred eighty (180) days from the date a complete application is submitted, which period may be extended by the written consent of the applicant. The director shall notify the applicant of the date when the application is deemed complete. In the absence of approval or denial of the application, or consent to the extension of the one hundred eighty (180) day period, the application is deemed approved and the director shall issue the license effective as of the first day after the one hundred eighty (180) day or extended period has elapsed.
(3) Any applicant aggrieved by a denial issued by the director under the provisions of this section may at any time within thirty (30) days from the date of receipt of written notice of the denial contest the denial by serving a response on the director. The director shall set a date for a hearing not later than sixty (60) days after service of the response, unless a later date is set with the consent of the denied applicant.
[26-2910, added 1994, ch. 410, sec. 1, p. 1288.]