Code of the District of Columbia

§ 31–503. Qualified United States financial institutions.

(a) For purposes of this chapter, the term “qualified United States financial institution” means an institution that:

(1) Is organized or, in the case of a United States office of a foreign banking organization, licensed under the laws of the United States or any state;

(2) Is regulated, supervised and examined by United States federal or state authorities having regulatory authority over banks and trust companies; and

(3) Has been determined by either the Commissioner or the Securities Valuation Office of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners to meet the standards of financial condition and standing considered necessary and appropriate to regulate the quality of financial institutions issuing letters.

(b) For the purposes of this chapter, the term “qualified United States financial institution” means, for purposes of those provisions of this chapter specifying those institutions that are eligible to act as a fiduciary of a trust, an institution that:

(1) Is organized, or, in the case of a United States branch or agency office of a foreign banking organization, licensed, under the laws of the United States or any state and has been granted authority to operate with fiduciary powers; and

(2) Is regulated, supervised and examined by federal or state authorities having regulatory authority over banks and trust companies.


(Oct. 15, 1993, D.C. Law 10-36, § 4, 40 DCR 5812; May 21, 1997, D.C. Law 11-268, § 10(cc), 44 DCR 1730.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 35-3303.

Section References

This section is referenced in § 31-501.

Editor's Notes

Application of Law 10-36: See Historical and Statutory Notes following § 31-501.