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RULE §15.4Required Information and Abandoned Filings

(a) Required information. The banking commissioner may investigate and evaluate facts related to a submitted filing or accepted filing to the extent necessary to reach an informed decision. The banking commissioner may require any person or entity connected with the matter to which the submitted or accepted filing pertains to submit additional information, including, but not limited to, an opinion of counsel with respect to a matter of law or an opinion, review or compilation prepared by a certified public accountant.

(b) On or before the 15th day after initial submission of an application, the banking commissioner shall issue a written notice informing the applicant either that all filing fees have been paid and the application is complete and accepted for filing, or that the application is deficient and specific additional information is required.

(c) Time limit for providing required information. An applicant must provide all information necessary for the banking commissioner to declare that a submission is an accepted filing, whether the information is required by form or rule or is requested by the department. The information must be provided to the department on or before the 61st day after the date of initial submission of the filing, except as otherwise provided by law. Upon a finding of good and sufficient cause, the banking commissioner shall grant an applicant additional time to complete the application. Extensions will be communicated to the applicant before the expiration of the filing period.

(d) Abandoned filing. The banking commissioner may determine any submitted or accepted filing to be abandoned, without prejudice to the right to refile, if the information required by the Finance Code, this chapter, or any rule or regulation adopted pursuant to the Finance Code, or additional requested information, is not furnished within the time period specified by subsection (c) of this section or as requested by the banking commissioner in writing to the person or entity making the submission. The banking commissioner may determine a submitted or accepted filing for which fees required by the Finance Code or by this chapter are not paid within 30 days of receipt of the initial submission to be abandoned.

(e) Notice. The banking commissioner shall give written notice of any submitted or accepted filing considered to be abandoned. Notice of abandonment shall be effective upon mailing by the department. Fees paid related to an abandoned filing are nonrefundable.

Source Note: The provisions of this §15.4 adopted to be effective January 5, 1996, 20 TexReg 10999; amended to be effective February 14, 1997, 22 TexReg 1311; amended to be effective November 12, 2003, 28 TexReg 9825; amended to be effective September 4, 2014, 39 TexReg 6824

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