Montana Code Annotated 2021



Part 3. Formation and Reorganization


32-1-302. Incorporation. (1) The proposed articles of incorporation must be presented to the department, together with an application in writing in the form prescribed by the department, for a certificate authorizing the proposed corporation to transact the business specified in the articles of incorporation within this state.

(2) Upon the presentation of the proposed articles of incorporation, together with the application, the department shall ascertain whether the requisite capital of the bank, as required in 32-1-307, has been subscribed and been paid up in cash. The department shall also determine whether the corporation is being formed for any other purpose than the legitimate business contemplated by this chapter. The department shall determine whether the corporate name assumed by the bank, by reason of the use of any one or more of the words "commercial", "trust", "savings", or "investment" in conjunction with any other word or words, resembles so closely the name of any other bank previously formed under this chapter as to be likely to cause confusion.

(3) The expenses of the department and the board incurred in the examinations and hearings provided for in this chapter for the formation of new banks must be paid by the proposed bank through advance payment of a reasonable nonrefundable application fee which must be determined by the board by rule.

(4) All information gathered by the department under this section must be transmitted to the board for its use in conducting hearings on applications for certificates of authorization.

History: En. as part of Sec. 6, Ch. 89, L. 1927; re-en. Sec. 6014.10, R.C.M. 1935; amd. Sec. 2, Ch. 431, L. 1975; R.C.M. 1947, 5-202; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 79, L. 1979; amd. Sec. 15, Ch. 395, L. 1993.