Oregon Statutes - Chapter 723 - Credit Unions - Section 723.014 - Denial of certificate of approval.

The Director of the Department of Consumer and Business Services may not issue a certificate of approval under ORS 723.012 if any person named in the articles of incorporation submitted for approval:

(1) Is insolvent or bankrupt;

(2) Has engaged in dishonest, fraudulent or illegal practices or conduct in any business or profession;

(3) Has willfully or repeatedly violated or failed to comply with any provision of the Oregon Bank Act, the Savings Association Act, the Oregon Credit Union Act, the Oregon Consumer Finance Act, the Oregon Securities Law, the Oregon Mortgage Lender Law or the Pawnbrokers Act, or any administrative rule or order adopted pursuant to any such Act;

(4) Has been convicted of a crime, an essential element of which is fraud;

(5) Is not qualified to conduct a credit union business on the basis of such factors as training, experience and knowledge of the business;

(6) Is permanently or temporarily enjoined by a court of competent jurisdiction from engaging in or continuing any conduct or practice involving any aspect of the credit union business;

(7) Is the subject of an order of the director subjecting the person to a fine or other civil penalty, or removing the person from an office in any entity regulated by the director; or

(8) Is the subject of an order entered within the past five years subjecting the person to a fine or other civil penalty or removing the person from an office in a state banking institution, a national bank, a state or federal credit union, a state or federal savings association or a consumer finance company, or from a position as a securities broker or dealer, a state or federal investment adviser or a mortgage lender, that was issued by the regulatory authority of another state, or of the federal government, with authority over such banking institutions, credit unions, consumer finance companies, savings associations, securities firms or mortgage lenders. [1977 c.135 §42; 1985 c.762 §86; 1987 c.373 §63a; 1987 c.650 §3; 1999 c.185 §3]

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