Oregon Legislative Update

The Northwest Credit Union Association is tracking several bills important to credit unions during Oregon’s Legislative session.

Upgrade Your Career With 2016 Networking Councils and Seminars

Networking Councils and Seminars plug you into the people and ideas shaping the Credit Union Movement here in the Northwest and beyond. Buy a Council Membership and register for a 2016 Seminar today.

Washington Legislative Week in Review: Deadline Weeds Out WASHPOT, Other Bills

Several bills of interest to credit unions failed to clear their house of origin by last week’s deadline, but others – including the NWCUA-sponsored credit union merger bill — are still in play and have until Feb. 28 to pass their policy committee in the opposite house.

Washington Legislative Week in Review: Last Chance for Bills to Clear House or Senate

Bills that aren’t considered in their house of origin by Feb. 18 will not advance in this year’s 60-day Washington legislative session.

Washington Legislative Week in Review: Bills Must Clear Committees Today

Bills that fail to clear committees today and those that aren’t considered in their house of origin by Feb. 18 will not advance in this year’s 60-day Washington legislative session. But HB 2140, the NWCUA-sponsored credit union merger bill, has already been unanimously approved by the House.

Washington Legislative Week in Review: Inslee Proposes Eliminating Seven Tax Breaks

Sales tax exemptions for bottled water, janitorial services and extracted fuel are among the tax breaks Gov. Jay Inslee would repeal under a plan to raise $200 million in the current biennium for K-12 education.

Oregonians Credit Union Staffers Will Take the (Polar) Plunge for Special Olympics

Oregonians Credit Union expects to report an increase in its Frozen Assets next month, but there’s no reason to alert the examiners and regulators. Chilly as the news may sound, these assets will be freezing for a good cause.

Legal Briefs

Your weekly update on the regulatory landscape.

Washington Legislative Week in Review: Bills Continue Steady Progress as Deadlines Draw Near

With Friday looming as the deadline for bills to pass out of committee and into Rules, several credit union bills continued to progress in the Washington State Legislature, including legislation addressing board governance, financial literacy and payday lending.

Legal Briefs

Your weekly update on the regulatory landscape.

NWCUA-Sponsored Bills Receive Do-Pass Committee Recommendations

Two bills sponsored by the NWCUA to improve the Washington Credit Union Act passed out of their respective committees last week in the State Legislature, clearing an early hurdle in the path to passage.

Credit Union Advocates Flock to Olympia as Committees Discuss Board Governance Bills

Credit unions were on full display last Thursday in Olympia, as hearings on NWCUA-sponsored bills coincided with Credit Union Day at the Capital and the accompanying Financial Reality Fair.

Legal Briefs

Your weekly update on the regulatory landscape.

Credit Unions’ Financial Education Outreach in Spotlight Feb. 7

Nearly 100 Washington high school students will navigate a Financial Reality Fair sponsored by the Northwest Credit Union Foundation during Credit Union Day at the Capitol on Feb. 7. Against that backdrop, a House Education Committee hearing will examine legislation seeking to strengthen the state’s financial education requirements.

The Search Begins for the Next Emerging Credit Union Leader

The NWCUA is launching a search to find the next emerging credit union leader. Cast your nominations now for a chance to send a co-worker, employee, boss, or peer—or yourself— to the 2013 Emerging Leaders Program tuition-free!

Credit Union Day at the Capitol: An All-New Event You Don’t Want to Miss!

Join credit union advocates in Olympia on Feb. 7 for the Association’s all-new Credit Union Day at the Capitol. “We’ll do a little briefing, have some fun and cover the Capitol campus letting legislators know about the strength and potential of our credit unions,” said Mark Minickiello.

Washington Legislative Week in Review: Public Funds Bill Passes House

The Public Funds bill passed the Washington State House yesterday by a vote of 80-16 with two excused and now needs only to be signed into law by Governor Gregoire.

Washington Legislative Week in Review: Public Funds Bill Passes Senate

SB 5913, known as the Public Funds Bill, passed the Senate last Thursday by vote of 43-2. With less than a month remaining in the current session, several other bills relevant to the credit union movement are expected to see action soon.