CHAPTER 664b
CORPORATE ORGANIZATION AND ADMINISTRATION
OF CONNECTICUT BANKS

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Sec. 36a-82. (Formerly Sec. 36-87). Change of name.
Sec. 36a-101. Oath or affirmation by directors.
Sec. 36a-102. Identification of directors and officers.

PART II
CORPORATE FORM. ADMINISTRATION

      Sec. 36a-82. (Formerly Sec. 36-87). Change of name. (a) Any capital stock Connecticut bank, after an affirmative vote of at least two-thirds of the issued and outstanding stock of each class at a meeting noticed and called for the purpose of changing its name, as certified by the secretary of the bank, may apply to the commissioner for permission to change its name.

      (b) Any mutual savings bank, after an affirmative vote of at least two-thirds of its governing board at a meeting called for the purpose of changing its name, or any mutual savings and loan association, after an affirmative vote of two-thirds of its depositors at a meeting noticed and called for the purpose of changing its name, may apply to the commissioner for permission to change its name.

      (c) Upon receiving such application, the commissioner shall cause notice of its submission to be published in the department's weekly bulletin. The notice shall state that written objections to such application may be made, for a period of thirty days from the date of publication of the bulletin, on the grounds that the name selected will tend to confuse the public. At least ten days prior to the date by which objections may be made, the applicant shall mail a copy of the application and a notice of the date by registered or certified mail, return receipt requested, to each bank or out-of-state bank having its main office or a branch in the town or towns in which the applicant has its main office or a branch.

      (d) If, in the opinion of the commissioner, the name selected by the applicant will not tend to confuse the public and if no such objection is filed, the commissioner shall approve such change of name. Such approval shall be filed in the office of the Secretary of the State, and such change of name shall be effective upon filing.

      (e) If, in the opinion of the commissioner, the name selected will tend to confuse the public or if such objection is filed, the commissioner shall order a hearing to be held not less than twenty days or more than thirty days from the date originally set for the filing of objections to the application for change of name, and notice of such hearing shall be sent by the applicant to each bank and out-of-state bank as provided in subsection (c) of this section at least fourteen days prior to the hearing. At the hearing, the commissioner shall hear all persons desiring to be heard and shall make a ruling within fifteen days. If the application is approved, the approval shall be filed and shall be effective as provided in subsection (d) of this section.

      (1949 Rev., S. 5806; 1963, P.A. 74, S. 2; P.A. 87-9, S. 1, 3; P.A. 88-65, S. 30; P.A. 92-12, S. 32; P.A. 94-122, S. 41, 340; P.A. 96-54, S. 8, 9; P.A. 07-217, S. 152.)

      History: 1963 act clarified that two-thirds vote required in Subsec. (1) applies with respect to "each class" of stock and deleted requirement in Subsec. (2) that copy of certificate be filed with town clerk of town(s) where applicant has main office or branch; P.A. 87-9 amended Subsec. (1) by substituting the reference to "capital stock bank" for "bank and trust company"; P.A. 88-65 deleted references to industrial banks in Subsecs. (1) and (3); P.A. 92-12 redesignated Subsecs. and made technical changes (Revisor's note: The words "of banking" were deleted editorially by the Revisors after "commissioner" in Subsec. (a) for consistency); P.A. 94-122 extended name change procedures to savings banks and savings and loan associations, added Subsec. (b) requiring a two-thirds vote to approve a name change, renumbered former Subsecs. (b) and (c) as Subsecs. (d) and (e), and clarified that objections must be based on a tendency to confuse the public in Subsec. (c), effective January 1, 1995; Sec. 36-87 transferred to Sec. 36a-82 in 1995; P.A. 96-54 amended Subsec. (c) re objections to applications and notice of applications in department bulletin, effective May 7, 1996; P.A. 07-217 made technical changes in Subsec. (e), effective July 12, 2007.

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PART III
DIRECTORS AND OFFICERS

      Sec. 36a-101. Oath or affirmation by directors. Each director of a Connecticut bank, upon such director's election, shall take and subscribe to an oath or affirmation that the director: (1) Will diligently and honestly perform the duties of director in administering the affairs of the Connecticut bank; (2) will remain responsible for the performance of the duties of director even if the director delegates the performance of such duties; and (3) will not knowingly or wilfully permit the violation of any law or regulation applicable to Connecticut banks. Each such oath or affirmation shall be recorded in the minutes of the Connecticut bank, and the Connecticut bank shall promptly file a copy of such minutes with the commissioner.

      (P.A. 03-259, S. 28; P.A. 07-72, S. 4.)

      History: (Revisor's note: In 2005, a reference to "Commissioner of Banking" was changed editorially by the Revisors to "Banking Commissioner" to conform with P.A. 03-84); P.A. 07-72 made a technical change.

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      Sec. 36a-102. Identification of directors and officers. The commissioner, in the commissioner's discretion and in accordance with section 29-17a, may arrange for the fingerprinting or for conducting any other method of positive identification required by the State Police Bureau of Investigation of each director of a Connecticut bank upon such director's re-election and each new officer of a Connecticut bank upon such officer's employment, to be used in conducting a criminal history records check.

      (P.A. 03-259, S. 32; P.A. 07-72, S. 5.)

      History: (Revisor's note: In 2005, a reference to "Commissioner of Banking" was changed editorially by the Revisors to "Banking Commissioner" to conform with P.A. 03-84); P.A. 07-72 made a technical change.

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