California lawmakers plan a hearing Monday to assess whether the new BankAmerica Corp. will make good on community reinvestment commitments made before the merger.

California Assemblyman Lou Papan, chairman of the state Banking and Finance Committee, said the Oct. 30 resignation of BankAmerica president David A. Coulter "led to concerns that the new BankAmerica will not honor its commitments to continue the level of community investment and to have active leadership based in San Francisco."

R. Eugene Taylor, a NationsBank veteran who has been named president of BankAmerica's western region, and Barbara J. Desoer, president of the company's Northern California banking unit, are expected to testify, said bank spokesman Shirley Norton, adding, "BankAmerica is committed to building business and being a good corporate citizen in California."

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