§31A-8E-1. Legislative purpose.
It is the express intent of this article to permit interstate
branching under Sections 102 and 103 of the Riegle-Neal Interstate
Banking and Branching Efficiency Act of 1994, Public Law No.
103-328, in accordance with the provisions set forth in this
article and thereby permit interstate branch banking through de
novo entry or by acquisition of branches in transactions not
involving a whole bank merger or acquisition.