§31A-8F-12. Representative office of foreign banks; necessity of licensure.
(a) No foreign bank shall establish or maintain a West Virginia state representative office unless the foreign bank is licensed by the commissioner to maintain a West Virginia representative office.

(b) Nothing in subsection (a) of this section shall be deemed to prohibit a foreign bank which maintains a federal agency or federal branch in this state from establishing or maintaining one or more West Virginia representative offices.