The Process

In 2012, the Northwest Credit Union Association formed a Washington State Model Act Subcommittee to build upon the work of the previous Washington Credit Union League Evolution Task Force. The subcommittee provided recommendations for state legislative changes to the Washington Credit Union Act designed to advance the charter and operating environment for credit unions in the state.

After carefully comparing each section of the Washington Credit Union Act to other credit union charters, the subcommittee identified several substantive changes. These issues were chosen for negotiation and introduction during the 2013 legislative session based both upon the seasoning of the issues and their perceived importance.

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