32-2-205. Investigation -- certificate of incorporation, how issued. (1) (a) When the articles of incorporation are in proper form and regularly executed and the bylaws have been duly approved as required in 32-2-204 and, in the case of a mutual association, the requirements of 32-2-232 have been complied with or, in the case of a capital stock association, the requirements of 32-2-241 have been complied with, the department shall then ascertain from the best sources of information at its command the responsibility, character, and general fitness of the incorporators. The department shall also determine whether there is a reasonable need for the existence of the association and whether the public convenience and advantage will be promoted by its existence.
(b) If the department is not satisfied with the result of its investigations of the matters specified in this section, it shall, within 60 days after the articles of incorporation and bylaws have been presented to it, refuse to issue the certificate described in this section.
(c) If it is satisfied with the result of its investigations, it shall, within 60 days after the articles of incorporation and bylaws have been presented to it, issue under its official seal a certificate reciting in substance the filing in its office of the articles of incorporation and bylaws.
(2) (a) The certificate shall also state that the articles and bylaws conform to all the requirements of this chapter, that the department has approved them and that it believes that the incorporators are fit and proper persons to conduct the business of a building and loan association as defined in this chapter and the bylaws, that there is a reasonable need for the existence of the building and loan association, and that the public convenience and advantage will be promoted thereby.
(b) The certificate shall be made in quadruplicate and attached to each copy of the articles of incorporation, one of which shall be retained by the department. The other three shall be returned to the incorporators, who shall immediately file one copy with the secretary of state and one with the clerk and recorder of the county in which the principal place of business of the association is located. The other copy shall be retained by the association.
(c) Immediately upon the receipt of the certified copy, the secretary of state shall issue a certificate of incorporation, at which time the incorporation of the association is complete.
History: En. Sec. 6, Ch. 57, L. 1927; re-en. Sec. 6355.6, R.C.M. 1935; amd. Sec. 70, Ch. 431, L. 1975; R.C.M. 1947, 7-106; amd. Sec. 3, Ch. 5, L. 1983.