90-8-321. Decertification. (1) If the examination conducted pursuant to 90-8-313 discloses that a Montana capital company or the Montana small business investment capital company is not in compliance with the provisions of this chapter, the department may exercise any of the powers with regard to banks granted in Title 32, chapter 1, part 5, and may seize the assets of the company and liquidate it. In the event of liquidation of the assets, any penalty imposed pursuant to 90-8-301 must be included in the claims to be paid.
(2) If in the discretion of the department the action allowed under subsection (1) is not required to protect the company's investors, the department may place the company on notice that it will lose its certification as a Montana capital company or as the Montana small business investment capital company within a specified period of time if the company does not come into compliance with the provisions of this chapter. The department shall automatically decertify a Montana capital company or the Montana small business investment capital company that is assessed a penalty under 90-8-301(4).
(3) As long as the department acts in good faith, the department and its employees and agents may not be held civilly or criminally liable or liable upon their official bonds for action taken under this section or for any failure to act under it.
(4) A Montana capital company or the Montana small business investment capital company may apply to the department for decertification.
(5) The department has the power to decertify any capital company not in compliance with this chapter.
(6) The department shall decertify a capital company once the capital company has met the investment schedule outlined in 90-8-301 and over 70% of the capital base of the capital company has been invested in qualified investments and after at least 5 years have elapsed since the date the capital company was qualified.
History: En. Sec. 13, Ch. 554, L. 1983; amd. Sec. 7, Ch. 708, L. 1989; amd. Sec. 17, Ch. 263, L. 1991; amd. Sec. 11, Ch. 576, L. 1991.