Washington State Legislature Adjourns Sine Die after Passing Supplemental Budget and Overriding Governor’s Vetoes

The Washington State Legislature adjourned sine die after passing a supplemental operating budget with bipartisan support in both chambers. The supplemental budget, which makes midcourse adjustments to the two-year 2015-17 budget, will run through June 2017.

Updated: Oregon Marijuana Bill Signed Into Law

Governor Kate Brown signed HB 4094 into law on March 29. NWCUA lauded the news as an “important first step” for credit unions looking to provide financial services to legal marijuana businesses.

Washington Legislature in Home Stretch

With the Washington State Legislature scheduled to complete its regular session Thursday, six policy bills of interest to credit unions are still on the table.

Oregon Legislature Wraps Up Intense Session

After 32 intense days, the Oregon legislature adjourned March 3. In spite of a short session, some legislation of interest to credit unions passed. Now the focus is on preparing for 2017.

Washington Legislature Reviews Tax Exemptions, Budget Proposals

Washington lawmakers are taking a close look at tax exemptions in the final weeks of the 2016 regular session.

In Final Days of Session, Oregon Legislature Passes Marijuana Banking Legislation

The Oregon Legislature ended its 2016 session on Thursday, March 3. In the final days, legislation passed removing criminal liability from financial institutions servicing legal marijuana businesses.

Legislation of Interest to Washington Credit Unions in Spotlight in Olympia

Northwest Credit Union Association-backed bills on credit freezes, foreclosure, and mortgage fraud are progressing in the Washington legislature. Expect to see a flurry of activity in the final three weeks of the session.

Washington Legislative Week in Review

As Wednesday’s house of origin deadline approaches, most bills being tracked by the Northwest Credit Union Association remain in committee—but a pair of key bills are moving toward passage.

NWCUA Backed Bills Advance in Oregon Legislature as Major Deadline Approaches

The Northwest Credit Union Association and member credit unions are at the table in Salem, supporting policy advancements in marijuana banking and data match legislation.

Washington Credit Union Advocates Advance Fraud and Foreclosure Bills During Annual Credit Union Day at the Capitol

A grassroots army of 200 credit union advocates helped move the needle on the policy advancement strategy in the areas of fraud- and foreclosure-related legislation during last week’s Credit Union Day at the Capitol.

Governor Inslee to Address Advocates at NWCUA’s Credit Union Day at the Capitol

More than 150 advocates will be in Olympia Thursday to discuss the Credit Union Movement’s policy advancement agenda with lawmakers. Against that backdrop the NWCUA is tracking foreclosure, public funds, marijuana banking, and mortgage-related legislation.

Public Funds, Payroll Card Legislation on Washington Credit Unions’ Priority List

As the Washington State Legislature rolls into its third week, credit unions’ policy advancement strategy is firmly focused on legislation concerning public fund deposits and payroll cards.

Washington Legislative Week in Review

As the Washington Legislature begins its second week, get an insider’s look at the policy advancement strategy for credit unions.

Compliance Center: New Law Creates Exception to Annual GLBA Privacy Notice Requirement

Learn about the new exception to the GLBA Privacy Notice Requirement; get your question answered about spotting and reporting counterfeit money; plus catch up on this week’s legal briefs.

Bill to Raise MBL Cap Introduced in Senate

The bill would raise the cap on member business lending to 27.5% of a credit union’s assets, opening billions in capital for small businesses.

Oregon Legislative Update: 2015 Session in Review

During a contentious session that had to weather the resignation of one governor, credit union bills prevailed thanks to strong advocates throughout the region.

Washington Legislative Update: 2015 Session in Review

Well into its third special session, the Washington State Legislature finally came to the agreements needed to adjourn. Thanks to advocates, credit unions saw important priorities passed this session.

Bill Anderson Celebrates 25th Year at the Helm of Mid Oregon Credit Union

Community involvement and impact, not growth, are what Anderson prides himself in when he reflects on his years of service.