With the written consent of the superintendent of building and loan associations, but not otherwise, and upon compliance with such conditions as the superintendent imposes, a building and loan association may purchase shares of stock of a federal savings and loan association situated in the county in which the purchasing association has its principal office, the consideration for which shares may be money or any other kind of assets of the purchasing association, and may distribute such shares. In the event of such purchase, the purchasing association may, with the approval of the superintendent, occupy joint or adjoining officers with such federal savings and loan association. Unless authorized by the superintendent, the officers and directors of such purchasing association may not be officers and directors of such federal savings and loan association.
If the superintendent disapproves such purchase of shares, the distribution of such shares, such joint occupancy, or such joint officers and directors, an association deeming itself aggrieved by such disapproval may, within thirty days thereafter, file a petition in the court of common pleas of the county in which the principal office of the complaining association is located, for a review of the action and decision of the superintendent, which petition shall allege that the superintendent exceeded his powers or abused his discretion in the premises. If such court finds from the evidence that such allegation is true, it may issue an order setting aside the disapproval of the superintendent and approve such purchase of shares, the distribution of such shares, such joint occupancy, or such joint officers and directors, and such decision of such court shall be final.
If the superintendent fails to act within sixty days after such a plan to purchase shares of stock of a federal savings and loan association has been submitted to him, he shall be deemed to have approved such purchase.
Effective Date: 10-01-1953 .