DAR File No. 42149

This notice was published in the October 15, 2017, issue (Vol. 2017, No. 20) of the Utah State Bulletin.

Financial Institutions, Administration

Rule R331-17

Publication and Disclosure of Acquisition of Control, Merger, or Consolidation Applications to the Department of Financial Institutions

Five-Year Notice of Review and Statement of Continuation

DAR File No.: 42149
Filed: 09/22/2017 09:18:23 AM


Concise explanation of the particular statutory provisions under which the rule is enacted and how these provisions authorize or require the rule:

Subsection 7-1-301(5) authorizes the Commissioner to grant applications of approval for new institutions, branches, relocations, mergers, consolidations, changes of control, and other applications. Section 7-1-703 places restrictions on acquisition of institutions and holding companies. Section 7-1-704 states that an institution subject to the jurisdiction of the Department of Financial Institutions (Department) may maintain an office in this state or engage in activities of a financial institution in this state only if it is authorized to do so by the department. Section 7-1-705 lists the criteria necessary to file an application with the Department, as well as what is required for approval and grounds for disapproval.

Summary of written comments received during and since the last five-year review of the rule from interested persons supporting or opposing the rule:

No supporting or opposing written comments have been received by the agency concerning this rule.

Reasoned justification for continuation of the rule, including reasons why the agency disagrees with comments in opposition to the rule, if any:

The rule applies to all applicants to the Department for change of control, acquisition of, merger, or consolidation with any financial institution chartered by the state. Therefore, this rule should be continued.

The full text of this rule may be inspected, during regular business hours, at the Office of Administrative Rules, or at:

Financial Institutions
AdministrationRoom 201
SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84111-2393

Direct questions regarding this rule to:

  • Paul Allred at the above address, by phone at 801-538-8854, by FAX at 801-538-8894, or by Internet E-mail at pallred@utah.gov



Authorized by:

Edward Leary, Commissioner

Additional Information

More information about a Five-Year Notice of Review and Statement of Continuation is available online.

The Portable Document Format (PDF) version of the Bulletin is the official version. The PDF version of this issue is available at https://rules.utah.gov/publicat/bull_pdf/2017/b20171015.pdf. The HTML edition of the Bulletin is a convenience copy. Any discrepancy between the PDF version and HTML version is resolved in favor of the PDF version.

For questions regarding the content or application of this rule, please contact Paul Allred at the above address, by phone at 801-538-8854, by FAX at 801-538-8894, or by Internet E-mail at pallred@utah.gov.  For questions about the rulemaking process, please contact the Office of Administrative Rules.