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2014 GAC: DATA SECURITY, TAX REFORM
updated 02/11/14 10:30 AM
League Expert Preps Attendees
At the end of February, credit union advocates from across the nation will converge in Washington, D.C. for the Credit Union National Association’s 2014 Governmental Affairs Conference (GAC).

With the recent breakthrough in Congress regarding the nation’s budget and other agenda items, could legislation impacting credit unions be addressed in 2014?

“Following the Target and Neiman-Marcus data breaches, there certainly will be a lot of discussion, as four different bills have been introduced addressing data theft,” said Jeremy Empol, vice president of federal government affairs for the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues. “Combine data security with the possibility of tax reform, the wind down of Government Sponsored Enterprises Fannie Mae and Freddy Mac, plus charter enhancements such as raising the member business lending cap and parity for attorney trust accounts, and yes, there’s a chance something will be completed by the end of this year.”

Empol added: “At this year’s GAC, California and Nevada will be focused on holding merchants accountable for data breaches, preserving the credit union tax status, and pushing forward on charter enhancements. Our Congressional visits will be limited in time, so our messages will have to be concise—especially with so many points to cover.”

All of these topics will be addressed during the Leagues’ Legislative Briefing, which will be held on Feb. 24 at 1pm, in Room 140 of the Washington Convention Center.

In the meantime, please contact Jeremy Empol for questions about the GAC.

 
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MCWATTERS DISSENTS ON BUDGET VOTE updated 11/22/14 06:37 AM
Also, Revised RBC Rule Coming
National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) Board Member J. “Mark” McWatters was the only one to vote “no” on the board’s 2015 proposed budget, which will increase 4.2 percent over last year. The vote was 2 to 1.

ANNUAL FED WEBINAR ON REGS, GUIDANCE updated 11/21/14 10:32 AM
Also, FinCEN Issues Advisories
Senior staff at the Federal Reserve will host an annual webinar to provide a recap of recent regulatory changes and highlight various inter-agency guidance. The webinar will also discuss current hot topics in the financial services industry and give a glimpse of future regulatory changes.

NEW EMPLOYMENT LAWS FOR 2015 updated 11/21/14 04:33 PM
Also, TIPs Bulletin Posted
The California Chamber of Commerce has released a list of new employment laws scheduled to take effect in 2015 or earlier that will have an impact on businesses in California.

DIANA DYKSTRA RECEIVES 'EAGLE AWARD' updated 11/20/14 10:41 AM
Outstanding Record of Achievement
Diana Dykstra, president and CEO of the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues, was presented with the American Association of Credit Union Leagues’ highest honor—the Eagle Award—this week during AACUL’s winter meeting in Hawaii.