§412:5-400  Definitions.  In this chapter:

     "Intra-Pacific bank" is a depository institution or a banking company (1) engaged in the type of business permitted to banks chartered by this State, (2) whose home office is located in a reciprocal region, (3) a majority of whose deposits together with the deposits of its subsidiaries and affiliates are held in a reciprocal region, and (4) which is not directly or indirectly owned or controlled by any holding company other than an intra-Pacific bank holding company.

     "Intra-Pacific bank holding company" is a holding company whose subsidiary banking companies hold a majority of the aggregate deposits in a reciprocal region.

     "Reciprocal region" means any one of the territories or countries of Guam, American Samoa, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of Palau, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, or the Republic of the Marshall Islands, only so long as:

     (1)  Its economy is based on the United States dollar; and

     (2)  Its laws allow a bank that is a Hawaii financial institution or its holding company to establish and operate a branch or acquire the assets or control of or merge with a bank or bank holding company in that territory or country, under terms and conditions which are substantially comparable to or less restrictive than the laws of this State concerning the commencement of operations, acquisitions, change of control and mergers of banks and bank holding companies. [L 1993, c 350, pt of §1; am L 1996, c 13, §7]