Governor Little Signs Legislation Developed and Supported by NWCUA

Senate Bill 1131, which was a collaboration of the NWCUA and the Idaho Banker’s Association, was drafted in an effort to reduce the administrative burdens in how our credit unions manage court ordered garnishments. 

Idaho Legislature Passes COVID Liability Safe Harbor, General Election Support, as Special Session Ends

On Wednesday, the Idaho House introduced compromise legislation to provide limited liability protection or civil immunity for damages or an injury resulting from exposure to the corona virus.  The compromise bill, H.B. 6, was passed on a 54-15-1 vote, which broke down mostly along party lines.  The legislation extends civil immunity for unknown or unintentional […]

Crapo Brings HUD Secretary Carson to Boise for Housing Discussion

On Monday, the NWCUA Advocacy team, led by President and CEO, Troy Stang, spent time with a delegation of government leaders that were in Idaho to examine and discuss affordable housing.  The delegation, led by U.S. Senator Mike Crapo (R – ID) included Dr. Ben Carson, U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Idaho Congressman […]

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Idaho Capitol Chapter Growing Advocacy Expertise

This past week, a group of Idaho Capitol Chapter members raised the bar on their advocacy expertise and parliamentary procedure acumen.  The NWCUA Advocacy team had the opportunity to spend time with this impressive group of Capitol Chapter professionals in a “lunch ‘n’ learn” setting.  The discussion outlined the true purpose and importance of credit […]

Technical Updates to the Idaho Credit Union Act Advance in the Senate

Earlier this morning, the Idaho Senate passed S. 1048 on a 35-0 vote. Senate Commerce & HR Committee Chairman, Jim Patrick (R – Twin Falls – 25), carried the bill on the Senate floor. The legislation makes technical corrections to the Idaho Credit Union Act, following broader governance updates that were passed in the 2018 […]

Governor Little Proclaims January 11th as Gavin Gee Day in the State of Idaho

Credit union leaders from every corner of Idaho were in attendance as Governor Little presented a proclamation honoring retiring Idaho Department of Finance Director Gavin Gee’s 42 years of public service to the State. The Governor’s first proclamation since taking office established January 11th, 2019 as Gavin Gee Day in the State of Idaho. The […]

Governor Little Presents His Vision for Idaho’s Future

Governor Little presented his State of the State on Monday afternoon outlining an aggressive plan and budget for the coming year, which is also the traditional kick-off to Idaho’s Legislative Session.    Education led the highlights of Governor Little’s priorities as he takes the lead of our rapidly growing State.  His programs and budget outlook, […]

The Beehive FCU Community Comes Out in Force to Support Idaho Senator Brent Hill

The NWCUA Advocacy team co-sponsored an event with Beehive FCU in support of Senate President Pro Temp Brent Hill, in Rexburg, at the end of last week.  Shane Berger, President and CEO of Beehive, along with his entire team, put together a spectacular event to support the re-election campaign of Senator Hill.  In addition to […]

Idaho Credit Unions Actively Supporting Candidates for the Idaho Legislature

The Idaho grassroots advocacy team is on the move, across Idaho, in an effort to support credit union champions in the Idaho Legislature.  Several Idaho credit unions have partnered with the NWCUA to co-sponsor fundraising and “meet ‘n’ greet” events with Idaho legislators, throughout our State. On Thursday, September 20th, Senator Mary Souza met with […]

Simplot Employees Credit Union Makes a Big Impact for Local Charity

Each year, for the past three years, Simplot Employees Credit Union has offered a December Skip-a -Pay program in which members of the credit union can donate $25 to Ronald McDonald House Charities and skip their December loan payment. This year the members of Simplot ECU donated a total of $5,700 through this program as […]

Governor Otter Signs Idaho Credit Union Act Update

The NWCUA Advocacy team is very pleased to announce that Idaho Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter has signed the first update to the Idaho Credit Union Act in over two decades.  S. 1285 brings targeted updates and modernization to the internal governance of state-chartered credit unions in Idaho.  Our team worked closely with the Idaho Department […]

Idaho Credit Union Act Update Passes Idaho House

The NWCUA Advocacy team is pleased to report that S. 1285, our Idaho Credit Union Act governance modernization legislation has passed out of the Idaho House on 64-0-6 vote.  Representative Brent Crane (R – Nampa – 13) was the floor sponsor for the bill.  Our legislation now heads to Governor Otter for his final consideration.  […]

Idaho Credit Union Act Modernization Reported Favorably Out of House Committee

The NWCUA Advocacy team is pleased to report that S. 1285, the Idaho Credit Union Act governance modernization legislation, continues to progress through the Idaho Legislature. This afternoon, the bill was approved out of the House Business Committee unanimously, with a “Do Pass” recommendation. The legislation now moves to the full House of Representatives for final legislative […]

Idaho CU Governance Modernization Bill Clears the Senate

The NWCUA Advocacy Team is very excited to report that S.B. 1285, the Idaho Credit Union Governance Modernization bill, was just passed by the full Idaho Senate, with unanimous support of the body. Senate Commerce & Human Resources Chairman, Jim Patrick (R – Twin Falls – 25) carried and presented the bill on the floor. The bill now […]

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Northwest Credit Unions Shine in NCUA Q4 Economic Report

Idaho, Oregon, and Washington credit unions saw strong performance in key areas such as loan, asset, and deposit growth.