A bill sent to the floor of the state Senate would eventually eliminate restrictions on interstate branching, but includes no definite sunset date for those barriers.

In its orginal form, the proposed bill would have let the restrictions expire in 2000. The limits, passed last year with no sunset provision as part of a law opting in to federal interstate branching, relate to de novo branching and deposit market share. They are supported by the state's smallest bank, Bank of Honolulu.

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