CHAPTER 666a
OUT-OF-STATE TRUST COMPANIES

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Sec. 36a-434a. Establishment of offices by out-of-state trust companies.
Sec. 36a-434b. Bond requirement.
Sec. 36a-434c. Powers of commissioner re offices of out-of-state trust companies.
Sec. 36a-434d. Notice to commissioner.


Sec. 36a-434a. Establishment of offices by out-of-state trust companies. (a) Any out-of-state trust company, whether or not owned or controlled by an out-of-state holding company or a foreign banking corporation, as defined in subsection (a) of section 36a-425, may, with the approval of the commissioner, establish and maintain an office in this state to act as a fiduciary or engage in a trust business in this state, provided the laws of the state in which such trust company is chartered authorize (1) similar companies chartered in this state to act as a fiduciary and (2) banks organized to function solely in a fiduciary capacity to establish and maintain such office in such state. Such approved out-of-state trust company shall be deemed to transact business in this state for the purposes of section 33-920, subsection (a) of section 33-1210, section 34-223 or section 34-429 and shall comply with the applicable requirements of said sections. Application for approval to establish and maintain an office pursuant to this section shall be made on forms prescribed by the commissioner. Such application shall state the minimum equity capital of the out-of-state trust company which shall be at least two million dollars. Such application shall be accompanied by evidence of compliance with the applicable requirements of the regulator in the state in which the out-of-state trust company is chartered for the establishment and maintenance of such office and the bond required under section 36a-434b. The out-of-state trust company shall pay to the commissioner, at the time of making such application, a nonrefundable fee of one thousand five hundred dollars. The application shall be deemed approved and the applicant may commence business at the office unless the commissioner disapproves the application within thirty days after the application has been filed with the commissioner. The thirty-day period of review may be extended by the commissioner, in writing, on a determination that the application raises issues that require additional information or additional time for analysis.
(b) The commissioner may approve the application if the commissioner finds that: (1) The proposed managers of the office have the capacity and fitness for the duties and responsibilities with which they will be charged; (2) the out-of-state trust company has sufficient financial resources to undertake its proposed activities; and (3) the establishment of the office is in the public interest.
(P.A. 98-258, S. 5.)

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Sec. 36a-434b. Bond requirement. The governing board of an out-of-state trust company that maintains an office in this state shall require that each of its officers and employees at such office be bonded in favor of the out-of-state trust company by a surety company authorized to do business in this state in such amounts as are approved by the governing board and are acceptable to the commissioner.
(P.A. 98-258, S. 6.)

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Sec. 36a-434c. Powers of commissioner re offices of out-of-state trust companies. (a) The commissioner may make such examination or investigation of any office established and maintained in this state by an out-of-state trust company as the commissioner may deem necessary to determine whether the office is being operated in compliance with the laws of this state and in accordance with safe and sound practices. The out-of-state trust company shall pay the expenses of examination or investigation made under this section.
(b) The commissioner may require periodic reports regarding any out-of-state trust company that has established and maintains an office in this state.
(c) The commissioner may enter into cooperative, coordinating and information- sharing agreements with any other state or federal supervisory agencies or any organization affiliated with or representing such supervisory agencies with respect to the periodic examination or other supervision of any office in this state of an out-of-state trust company, and the commissioner, in lieu of conducting an examination or investigation, may accept the report of examination and report of investigation of such agency or organization.
(d) The commissioner may enter into joint examinations or joint enforcement actions with other state or federal supervisory agencies having concurrent jurisdiction over any office established and maintained in this state by an out-of-state trust company, provided the commissioner may at any time take such actions independently if the commissioner deems such actions to be necessary or appropriate.
(P.A. 98-258, S. 7.)

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Sec. 36a-434d. Notice to commissioner. Each out-of-state trust company that maintains an office in this state pursuant to sections 36a-434a to 36a-434d, inclusive, shall give at least thirty days' prior written notice or, in the case of an emergency transaction, such shorter notice as is consistent with applicable state or federal law, to the commissioner of (1) any merger, consolidation, or other transaction that would cause a change of control with respect to such out-of-state trust company, (2) any transfer of all or substantially all of the trust accounts or trust assets of the out-of-state trust company to another person, or (3) the closing or disposition of any such office in this state.
(P.A. 98-258, S. 8.)


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