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Legal Briefs

Your update on the regulatory landscape.

Governor Signs Washington Prize Linked Savings Bill Today

Governor Chris Gregoire will sign the prize-linked savings bill, successfully bringing to an end months of work by the Association’s legislative affairs staff.

Annaloro, Stang On-Hand to Launch Interchange Ads

The ad, which airs on broadcast and cable stations in the Washington, DC area, talks about the domino effect on consumers from the “$12 billion payday” that law makers gave retailers under the Durbin Amendment.

Oregon Legislative Week in Review

Staff and credit union executives testified in support of the Credit Union Modernization bill for 45 minutes. The next step is a committee vote before the bill goes to the floor.

Does Your Financial Literacy Program Get an A+?

Overlooking the importance of consumer education could be a mistake for credit unions—and their bottom lines, say Harland Clarke.

Federal Legislative Update of the Week

It is not too late to contact the Congressional delegation about interchange, or add something to your website encouraging your members to email their legislators. Please continue to push the Call to Action!

Washington Legislative Week in Review

The Legislature is working in a special session to close the budget gap, and Governor Gregoire has yet to sign the Prize-Linked Savings bill.

Oregon Legislative Week in Review

NWCUA’s charter update bill is getting a hearing in the House today, while the Oregon Bankers’ bill to tax credit unions is technically still alive despite not leaving its committee before the deadline.

The Trust Helps CUs Navigate Healthcare Reform

Though a significant portion of the new healthcare law’s rules have yet to be defined, NW Financial Employees’ Benefit Trust lays out some of the major changes.

Federal Legislative Week in Review

With Congress in recess, take the opportunity to see your legislators in person and remind them of the need to stop, study, and start over with interchange regulations.

Washington Legislative Week in Review

The legislature adjourned its session on Friday, but not before it passed the Prize-linked Savings Bill to the Governor for her signature.

Oregon Legislative Week in Review

With the committee deadline cutoff passed and the Association’s bills moving forward, it is time for a quick civics lesson on how ideas become law in Salem.

Compliance Question of the Week

When are member funds presumed abandoned?

Nonprime Auto Approvals, Leasing Up in March

Autoland Solution’s president outlines various trends in the automobile market, including higher prices for Japanese cars following the tragic earthquake and tsunami.

Credit Scores to be Required on Adverse Action and Risk Based Pricing Notices

The proposed rules from the Fed and the FTC will come into effective on July 21, 2011, as part of the credit score disclosure requirements in the Dodd-Frank Act.

Federal Legislative Week in Review

It is all interchange, interchange, interchange as state and national associations push Congress to stop the Durbin Amendment from being implemented as is. Member credit unions are being asked to use social media and mobilize their membership in the effort.

Oregon Legislative Week in Review

This week is the halfway point of the 2011 session and bills must be moved before certain deadlines or else they are dead for this session. The Association’s Credit Union Modernization bill, Senate Bill 177, met its deadline and is moving forward.

Washington Legislative Week in Review

The prize-linked savings bill is going to the Governor, while many tax exemption proposals are being proposed in an effort to close the budget deficit.