ADMINISTRATION OF THE GOVERNMENT (Chapters 1 through 182)
REGULATION OF TRADE
REGULATION OF TAKE-OVER BIDS IN THE ACQUISITION OF CORPORATIONS
Hearings and adjudications; time; deposits for costs; findings
Section 6. Any hearing pursuant to this section shall be commenced within twenty days of the date a filing is made pursuant to section two. Adjudications made pursuant to this section shall be made within forty-five days after such filing and pursuant to section four hundred and twelve of chapter one hundred and ten A. Upon filing an application with the secretary for a hearing under this section, the target company shall pay to the secretary a fee of two hundred and fifty dollars, and shall deposit with the secretary such sum, not exceeding seven hundred and fifty dollars, as the secretary may require to defray the costs of such hearing and any investigation which the secretary may make in connection therewith. If, after hearing, the secretary finds that the take-over bid is in violation of this chapter or that effective provision is not made for fair and full disclosure to offerees of all information material to a decision to accept or reject the offer, he shall so adjudicate. If he finds that the take-over bid would comply with this chapter if amended in certain respects, he shall so adjudicate. If he finds that the take-over bid is not in violation of this chapter and that effective provision is made for fair and full disclosure to offerees of all information material to a decision to accept or reject the offer, he shall so adjudicate.