As the Washington Legislature begins its second week, get an insider’s look at the policy advancement strategy for credit unions.
The Washington State legislature began its 2016 session in Olympia Monday, with lawmakers facing a large agenda and a tight, 60-day deadline. The Northwest Credit Union Movement is at the table.
During a contentious session that had to weather the resignation of one governor, credit union bills prevailed thanks to strong advocates throughout the region.
The bill makes several important changes to the Oregon Credit Union Act, and will now go to the governor’s office to be signed into law.
The Washington State Legislature ended its special session without reaching critical budget agreements. They now begin a second special session.
The Oregon Senate passed a bill to allow prize-linked savings in the state. It now goes to the governor for signing.
Both credit union priority bills passed the Washington State Legislature and will be sent to the governor to be signed into law.
For just the second time in the state’s history, the Oregon Legislature will meet for a short session this year. The tight timeline means many bills could fall by the wayside, but the NWCUA is still keeping an eye on legislation that could impact credit unions.
The Oregon bank lobby’s attempts to tax credit unions died when the state legislature gaveled its session to a close Monday. Three anti credit union bills never made it past their assigned committees, while legislation updating the Oregon Credit Union Act was signed into law.
The Washington Legislature has started its second special session of 2013. A possible state government shutdown looms if there is no budget agreement by June 30.
The Washington Legislature completed its 105-day session without passing a budget. The Governor has scheduled a special session to begin May 13.
Washington credit union advocates are being asked to contact their state representatives and urge them to vote in favor of HB 1582, an NWCUA-sponsored bill that would make certain improvements to the Washington Credit Union Act.
Oregon Legislature in Session, Considering Bills Stemming from Bankers’ Anti-Credit Union Task Force
On the docket in the Oregon Legislature are three bills introduced by the Oregon Bankers Association as part of a targeted effort based on the work of an anti-credit union task force created last summer. In addition to opposing these bills, the NWCUA has established a seven-point legislative agenda for the current session.
Two NWCUA-sponsored bills addressing credit unions’ corporate governance, investments and capital, have been referred to committees in the Washington State Legislature, with each scheduled for a hearing during Thursday’s Credit Union Day at the Capitol.
The 2013 session of the Washington State Legislature began on Jan. 14 with three significant items on the year’s agenda: adopting a budget through 2017, resolving public education requirements and finalizing details related to Medicaid expansion.
Provisions of two bills passed this year by the Washington State Legislature are the first to trigger non-binding advisory votes based on Initiative 960, which requires taxes approved by the Legislature to appear on the ballot.
The Washington State Legislature approved a supplemental budget and adjourned its second special session sine die early Wednesday morning. Big banks lost their tax exemption, and $4 million was swept from the DFI’s financial services regulation fund.
Gov. Christine Gregoire called the Washington State Legislature into special session yesterday to finish the budget after its regular session ended last Thursday without an accepted plan to close the remaining $1 billion budget deficit.