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      RS 27:68     




§68.  Transfer

A.  The transfer of a license or an interest in a license issued pursuant to this Chapter is prohibited.

B.  The sale, assignment, transfer, pledge, or disposition of a security or securities which represents five percent or more of the total outstanding shares issued by a corporation that holds a license is conditional and ineffective if disapproved by the division.

C.  A security issued by a corporation that holds a license must bear, on both sides of the certificate, a statement of the restrictions imposed by this Chapter.  However, for a publicly traded corporation incorporated before January 15, 1992, a statement of restriction is necessary only for certificates issued by the corporation after the corporation applies for a license.

D.  If the division finds that an individual owner or holder of a security of a corporate licensee or of a holding or an intermediary company or any person or persons with an economic interest in a licensee, or a director, partner, officer, or manager is not qualified under this Chapter, and if as a result the licensee is no longer qualified to continue as a licensee, the division shall propose action necessary to protect the public interest, including the suspension or revocation of the license or permit.  The division may also issue, under penalty a revocation of license, a condition of disqualification naming the person or persons and declaring that such person or persons may not:

(1)  Receive dividends or interest on securities of the corporation.

(2)  Exercise directly, or through a trustee or nominee, a right conferred by securities of the corporation.

(3)  Receive remuneration from the licensee.

(4)  Receive any economic benefit from the licensee.

(5)  Continue in an ownership or economic interest in a licensee or remain as a manager, officer, director, or partner of a licensee.

E.  After a license is granted, any person acquiring five percent or more in the total outstanding shares of a licensee or a five percent or more economic interest in a licensee is required to obtain the division's approval prior to such transaction.  Failure to obtain division approval of a transfer is grounds for license revocation.

Acts 1991, No. 753, §1, eff. July 18, 1991.  Redesignated from R.S. 4:528 by Acts 1996, 1st Ex. Sess., No. 7, §3, eff. May 1, 1996; Acts 2001, No. 1222, §1, eff. July 2, 2001.

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