Pursuant to the provisions of the Georgia Administrative Procedure Act, O.C.G.A. § 50-13-1 et seq., and by the authority of O.C.G.A. §§ 7-9-3, 7-9-12, and other cited statutes, the Department of Banking and Finance hereby gives notice of its intent to adopt new rules. The new rules are in response to the enactment of the Georgia Merchant Acquirer Limited Purpose Bank Act, O.C.G.A. § 7-9-1 et seq.