Oregon Statutes - Chapter 707 - Organization to Conduct Banking Business; Stockholders, Directors and Officers - Section 707.705 - Investigation of new director, president and chief executive officer; fingerprinting; disapproval of election or appointment.

(1) Before a person first takes office as director, president or chief executive officer of a banking institution, the name of the person shall be submitted to the Director of the Department of Consumer and Business Services, with any information about the person that the director may require.

(2) The director shall investigate each person whose name is submitted under this section to determine the character, honesty, financial responsibility and competence of the person. In the course of investigating any person under this section, the director may require the person to provide additional information for the directorís further inquiry. For the purpose of such further inquiry, the director may require the person to submit to fingerprinting. Fingerprints acquired under this subsection may be submitted to appropriate law enforcement agencies, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation, for the purpose of discovering any unlawful activities of the person.

(3) The director may disapprove the election or appointment of the person for any reason stated in ORS 707.145. The director shall issue the disapproval in writing to the board of directors that submitted the personís name. A copy of the disapproval shall be served personally or by certified mail upon the disapproved person. The disapproval may be issued without a prior administrative hearing.

(4) A person whom the director disapproves under this section may appeal the disapproval as a contested case pursuant to ORS 183.415 to 183.500. [1985 c.786 §31; 1997 c.631 §100]

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