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The Good News From Richmond Continues: All But One Priority Lien Bill Essentially Axed; Remaining Bill Faces Uphill Struggle

Breaking news from the General Assembly: All but one of the homeowner association priority lien bills considered  this afternoon in the House General Laws Housing subcommittee have been tabled, reports League President Rick Pillow from Richmond.

This continues the good news for credit unions... More

CU Day Continued Wednesday with Central Virginia Chapter Visits

A dozen advocates from Central VA this morning met with 10 legislators or aides as part of the ongoing CU Days at the General Assembly this year. One impromptu meeting even took place in the hallway as Tim Schmoyer of Park View ran into Del. Tony Wilt, the patron of a bill that responds to credit union... More

Credit Unions Stand Out in General Assembly Building in First of 2012 Credit Union Day Events

Hampton Roads, Piedmont, Southside and Tidewater credit union members, 80 strong, visited with their lawmakers and legislatives aides today to kick off a round of CU Days at the General Assembly.

Other groups at the General Assembly today included AARP and the Virginia Medical Society, illustrating how... More

More Bills of Interest…And Be Sure to Check Out Our Bill Tracking Resources

Remains to be seen just how eventful this session of the General Assembly will be, but it’s certainly shpaing up to be a busy session. We’ve got a long list of bill we’re tracking for their impact or potential impact on credit unions. Check out those resources here.

HB 1093 GARNISHMENT.

Introduced... More

General Assembly Watch: Bills of Interest We’re Monitoring

Your League wants to share the latest on bills we’re monitoring at the General Assembly

HB 822 Mortgage modification; application; limitations on foreclosure.

Introduced by: Robert G. Marshall | all patrons

SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED:

Mortgage modification; application; limitations on foreclosure. ... More

League Staff Represent Credit Unions in Pre-Session Events; CU Bill Is Filed

The General Assembly convenes Wednesday, but the legislators are already back in Richmond holding fundraisers and getting caught up with each other and hearing from lobbyists on their issues.

Virginia’s credit unions were part of the mix, with League President Rick Pillow and Governmental Affairs Director... More

League Represents CUs at Senate Republican, House Democratic Events

League officials representing credit unions continued the pre-session whirlwind in Richmond Tuesday afternoon by attending the Senate Republican reception and luncheon. At the event, League President Rick Pillow and Director of Governmental Affairs Karin Sherbin talked with most members of the Senate... More

League Governmental Affairs Team Attends Lt. Gov. Bolling’s Breakfast Event

League President Rick Pillow and Karin Sherbin, director of governmental affairs, attended a fundraiser Tuesday morning for Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling. The event was one of a series of fundraisers held in Richmond before the start of the General Assembly session on Wednesday.

This opportunity gave credit union... More

Consumer Savings from Durbin Uncertain, Says Consumer Advocate

Found this in the American Banker newspaper today:

Consumer advocates still aren’t sure if new federal caps on debit card swipe fees will end up helping or hurting consumers.

“It is too early to predict whether consumers will see some savings as a result of the new fee restrictions,” James L. Brown,... More

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