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.

CUNA Regulatory Advocacy Update

CUNA continues to press the Fed on interchange, and has concerns about the NCUA’s budget and its consistency in examinations.

HR & Training Professionals Meet to Change the Conversation

This meeting was the second of four HR & Training Councils of 2011, designed to facilitate resource sharing among credit union professionals across the region.

Fed Invites Comment on Two Bankruptcy-Related Studies That It Will Conduct

The Fed is seeking public comment on how to address the specific issues that it is required to study, as well as any research or empirical data that it should take into account.

Compliance Question of the Week

Should representative payees be allowed to negotiate checks made out to the beneficiary of the accounts they oversee?

New ATM Accessibility Standards Set

The Department of Justice instituted new regulations on the accessibility of the input and output controls at the ATM, outlines Member Access Pacific.

Sony Latest to be Hit by Data Breach

With up to 70 million customers’ data compromised, criminals could use the data—possibly including credit card information—to access email and online bank account.

Association Announces New Awards Program

The new program, which includes annual awards for lifetime contributions to the credit union movement, social responsibility and excellence in advocacy, will be presented at the Annual Convention.

Networking Event Will Launch 2011 Convention

The session, led by Tina K. Hall, will promote best practices and resource sharing. Register early now.

Horizon’s Allison Takes ‘Biz Kid$’ into the Classroom

The classroom was set up to look like a movie theater for students to watch episodes of the hit PBS show, which introduces kids to basic money management and entrepreneurial skills.

Member & Chapter News

Kitsap CU elects a new board chair, plus an Oregon chapter meeting announcement.

Fed Clarifies Portions of New TILA Rules

The clarifications relate to the Fed’s final rule and are intended to help card issuers understand their compliance obligations under changes to Regulation Z.