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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
With the Oregon Legislature scheduled to begin its session on February 1, the Northwest Credit Union Association is on alert, monitoring bills related to affordable housing, elder and vulnerable person abuse, the Oregon Growth Board, and student loans.
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.
The team at Spokane Media Federal Credit Union went above and beyond to help one member cope with the loss of his job at an age when many people are retiring.
During a contentious session that had to weather the resignation of one governor, credit union bills prevailed thanks to strong advocates throughout the region.
Prize-linked savings bill signed into law as the update to the Oregon Credit Union Act moves to the House floor for a final vote.
Federal Legislative Update: Regulatory Relief Bills Move Through the House, Senate Action Should Follow Shortly
Regulatory relief and data security are getting attention in Congress. Credit unions also focused on tax reform and charter updates. Two Northwest Members of Congress add their names as co-sponsors of credit unions’ MBL bill.
Budget negotiators are in Olympia for a special session of the legislature to bridge budget divides.
As the legislature heads into a special session, Governor Inslee signs two credit union bills into law.
With credit union bills already passed houses of origin and moving forward, the first critical deadline of the legislative season leaves other bills ‘dead.’
NWCUA continues working on top priorities as the committee deadline hits and minimum wage bills are heard.
With credit union bills already passed houses of origin, Oregon Legislature approaches deadline for other bills.
Both credit union priority bills passed the Washington State Legislature and will be sent to the governor to be signed into law.
With only three weeks left in the legislative session, credit union bills await vote while budgets are debated. Vote expected by week’s end.