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Title 8 : Banking and Insurance

Chapter 204 : Powers of Financial Institutions

Subchapter 004 : Trust Powers

(Cite as: 8 V.S.A. § 14402)
  • § 14402. National financial institutions; state financial institutions

    (a) To the same extent that the laws of the United States permit, a national financial institution located and doing business in this State may act, alone or with others, as specified in section 14401 this title.

    (b) Subject to the provisions of 11A V.S.A. chapter 15 and 11 V.S.A. chapter 21, subchapter 10, except that 11A V.S.A. § 15.06 and 11 V.S.A. § 3136 shall not apply to any financial institution, including a state trust company, a financial institution with trust powers with its principal place of business not in Vermont may act, alone or with others, as specified in section 14401 of this title, and may establish one or more places of business in this State for the conduct of such trust business, provided that:

    (1) it is a direct or indirect subsidiary of a bank holding company that has a direct or indirect financial institution subsidiary that has an office in this State at which deposits are accepted; or

    (2) the law of the state in which it is located or domiciled would allow either a Vermont financial institution or a national financial institution, with its principal place of business located in Vermont to establish one or more places of business in such state for the conduct of trust activities if authorized by its supervisory agency to exercise trust powers.

    (c) As a condition precedent to its right to act in the capacities specified in this section, it shall file a stipulation with the Commissioner of Taxes, in which it shall agree that any funds, securities, or property held by it under any appointment under this subchapter, shall be taxed in the same manner and to the same extent as funds of the same character held by a Vermont financial institution.

    (d) A state financial institution with trust powers, including a state trust company, shall obtain the Commissioner’s written approval before establishing a place of business in this State pursuant to subsection 11701(b) of this title. Before issuing such approval, the Commissioner must find that it is adequately staffed, equipped, and able to furnish trust services in this State. The Commissioner may examine its activities in this State at any time deemed necessary to ensure its continued safety and soundness, ability to furnish trust services, and compliance with the laws of this State. It shall make its books and records pertaining to its business in this State available to the Commissioner for such examination. Each state financial institution shall pay fees and assessments as prescribed by sections 18, 19, and 11501 of this title. (Added 1999, No. 153 (Adj. Sess.), § 2, eff. Jan. 1, 2001.)