(a) The banking commissioner may not be compelled to hold a hearing before granting or denying the charter application. He may grant a hearing at the request of an applicant or a protesting party. He may order a hearing without any party having requested one. (b) A party requesting a hearing must indicate with specificity the issues involved that cannot be determined on the basis of the record complied under §21.10(b) - (d) of this title (relating to Protested Applications) and why the issues cannot be determined. (c) If the banking commissioner sets a hearing, he shall conduct a public hearing and one or more prehearing conferences as he considers advisable and consistent with applicable law. He shall also allow the parties to undertake such discovery as he considers advisable and consistent with applicable law, except that he may not permit discovery of confidential information in the charter application or the investigation report.
Source Note: The provisions of this §21.11 adopted to be effective July 10, 2008, 33 TexReg 5277