Idaho Legislature Developing a Pathway to a Special Session, Focusing on COVID Liability Protections

A joint working group of the Idaho Senate and House Judiciary Committees met on Tuesday, and again earlier day, to discuss liability concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic.  As Idaho prepares to open public schools, colleges and universities as well as the significant concerns that have been expressed by business industry representatives, hospitals and many […]

Idaho’s Primary Election Results Finalized, Four Incumbents Lose Their Seats

On Wednesday, the Idaho Secretary of State began certifying what can only be described as a bizarre 2020 Primary Election in Idaho.  Faced with the impact of COVID-19, the State of Idaho moved to an absentee or mail-in only balloting process for the first time in its history.  Following a lawsuit that extended the deadline […]

Governor Little Signs S.B. 1048

On Wednesday, Idaho Governor Brad Little (R – ID) signed S.B.1048 into law.  As you recall, S. 1048 is the NWCUA’s legislation that provides additional technical updates to the Idaho Credit Union Act, which is a follow-on to the governance modernization that was completed during the 2018 Session of the Idaho Legislature.   Thank you to […]

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 Presents His Vision for Idaho’s Future

Idaho Legislature Completes Organizational Session With Committee Chair Shuffle

Following a week of training, logistics and organizational meetings, Idaho’s 65th Legislature is all prepped and ready for the kick-off of the 2019 Legislative Session on January 7th.  This week’s Organizational Session included some contentious leadership elections in the House of Representatives, which resulted in Speaker of the House, Scott Bedke (R – Oakely – […]

Senator Winder Headlines a Productive Idaho GAC Meeting

On Wednesday, the Idaho Government Affairs Committee had an opportunity to kick off its quarterly meeting with insight from Senate Majority Leader Chuck Winder (R – Boise – 20).  Senator Winder kicked-off the meeting by providing a legislative wrap-up from this year’s 2018 Legislative Session, while also providing his perspective on the upcoming primary election […]

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 Legislature Celebrates JFAC Co-Chairs

The NWCUA Advocacy Team had the opportunity to take part in the retirement celebration for the Co-Chairs of the Idaho Joint Finance and Appropriations Committee.  The Co-Chairs, Senator Shawn Keough and Representative Maxine Bell, are both retiring after serving in the Idaho Legislature for 11 terms and 15 terms, respectively.   Idaho Senate President Pro Tempore […]

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 […]