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DIVISION 5. CREDIT UNIONS [14000 - 16906]

  ( Division 5 repealed and added by Stats. 1979, Ch. 112. )

CHAPTER 2. Formation [14100 - 14156]

  ( Chapter 2 added by Stats. 1979, Ch. 112. )

ARTICLE 2. Certificate to Act as a Credit Union [14150 - 14156]
  ( Article 2 added by Stats. 1979, Ch. 112. )

14150.
  

No membership shares, certificates for funds or other securities shall be issued by any credit union until it has applied for and obtained from the commissioner a certificate authorizing it to act as a credit union.

(Added by Stats. 1979, Ch. 112.)

14151.
  

Applications for a certificate to act as a credit union shall be made in writing to the commissioner, setting forth such information as the commissioner requires. The application shall be verified by one or more officers of the credit union authorized by its board of directors.

(Added by Stats. 1979, Ch. 112.)

14152.
  

At the time of filing an application to operate as a credit union, the applicant shall pay to the commissioner a filing fee of five dollars ($5).

(Added by Stats. 1979, Ch. 112.)

14153.
  

Upon the filing of the application for a certificate to act as a credit union, the commissioner shall examine the application together with the other papers and documents filed therewith. The commissioner may make any further investigation of the applicant and its affairs that he deems advisable.

(Added by Stats. 1979, Ch. 112.)

14154.
  

If the commissioner determines that the applicant has satisfied the provisions of this division and does not find facts constituting reasons for denial as specified in Section 14155, the commissioner shall issue and deliver a certificate to the applicant to engage in business in accordance with the provisions of this division.

(Amended by Stats. 1980, Ch. 974, Sec. 3.)

14155.
  

Upon reasonable notice and opportunity to be heard, the commissioner may deny the application for a certificate to act as a credit union or an expansion of the field of membership of an existing credit union for any of the following reasons:

(a) The field of membership of the applicant is contrary to the principles of organizing credit unions, including principles of organizing credit unions based on common bond of occupation, association, or groups within a well-defined neighborhood, community or rural district.

(b) A false statement of a material fact has been made in the application for certificate.

(c) Any officer, director, or committee member of the applicant has, within the last 10 years, been (1) convicted of or pleaded nolo contendere to a crime, or (2) committed any act involving dishonesty, fraud, or deceit, which crime or act is substantially related to the qualifications, functions, or duties of a person engaged in business in accordance with the provisions of this division.

(d) The applicant or any officer, director, or committee member of the applicant has violated any provision of this division or the rules thereunder or any similar regulatory scheme of a foreign jurisdiction.

(e) The number of persons eligible for membership is less than 500.

(f) The applicant’s showing as to the economic feasibility of the proposed credit union is inadequate. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary, nothing shall prohibit a credit union from admitting to membership any corporation formed to provide services to credit unions or to credit union members in which the credit union holds shares pursuant to Sections 14650 and 14651 and any limited liability company formed to provide services to credit unions or to credit union members in which the credit union holds membership or economic interests pursuant to Section 14651.

(Amended by Stats. 1998, Ch. 539, Sec. 1.4. Effective January 1, 1999.)

14156.
  

Each certificate issued under this division remains in full force and effect until surrendered and accepted by the commissioner, or until suspended or revoked by the commissioner.

(Amended by Stats. 1989, Ch. 516, Sec. 1.)

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