(a) The Superintendent [Commissioner] may conduct examinations of any branch of an out-of-state state bank established within the District pursuant to an interstate merger transaction to ensure that such branch is operating in a safe and sound manner and to ensure that such branch is in compliance with the laws of the District.
(b) The Superintendent [Commissioner] may require periodic reports from any branch of an out-of-state bank established within the District pursuant to an interstate merger transaction, including reports regarding any agency agreements entered into between a branch and a depository institution affiliate authorized and established pursuant to § 26-739, provided that the reports:
(1) Are similar to reports required from District banks by the Superintendent [Commissioner]; and
(2) Are not preempted by federal law.
(c) The Superintendent [Commissioner] may enter into cooperative agreements with any other state bank regulators for any legal purpose, including agreements for sharing of examination fees and other regulatory fees, in order to prevent duplication of regulatory functions and for the convenience and needs of the public.
(d) An out-of-state bank that has acquired a branch in the District pursuant to an interstate merger transaction may establish and maintain additional branches in the District to the same extent as a District state bank or to the extent otherwise permitted by federal law.
1981 Ed., § 26-858.