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Richmond Advocates Knock Out Another Successful CU Day at the General Assembly

More than 20 Richmond credit union advocates, including League Board members Iris Ellis, Rose Gilliam, Patsy Smith and Chris Williams, swept through the General Assembly offices this morning to thank lawmakers for their support of our bills this session and to update them on the Credit Union Difference.... More

House of Delegates Passes Our CU Bills!

The House approved our two House bills – HB 1351 and HB 1686 – on Monday, 87-to-0. The House vote follows last week’s Senate approval of SB 905 and SB 769.

Next up: the bills will be sent to the opposite chambers on crossover day (Feb. 5) for a vote. Though partisanship heated... More

Hampton Roads, Tidewater Chapters Roll Into Richmond for CU Day Event

Credit union advocates representing Hampton Roads and Tidewater swept through the General Assembly Tuesday morning, thanking lawmakers for their support of our two parity bills that have passed both the House and the Senate without opposition. The House and Senate bills will switch chambers... More

Roanoke Valley and Southwestern Va. Chapters Get It Done at General Assembly!

The 15 advocates from the western part of Virginia held a very successful CU Day at the General Assembly on Jan. 16. Stops included the chairman of the House Commerce and Labor Committee, Del. Terry Kilgore, and the patron of one of our bills, Del. Greg Habeeb.

Along the way there were many good conversations.... More

Credit Union Bills in State Senate Pass First Test

League President Rick Pillow reports that SB 905 and SB 769 have passed the Senate Commerce and Labor Committee on Jan. 14, 15-to-0. Both Bills should be on the Senate Floor by mid-week. On to House Commerce and Labor Committee, where the House version of our bills are on the... More

15 NoVa-Area Credit Union Reps Participate in CU Day at the General Assembly Event

Fifteen advocates from the NoVa Chapter inaugurated this year’s CU Days at the General Assembly with a whirlwind trip to visit 47 legislative offices Tuesday morning.

Tuesday afternoon, the House Commerce and Labor Committee passed both House versions of our parity bills ( HB 1351 and ... More

Roanoke Valley and Southwestern Va. Chapters Get It Done at General Assembly!

The 15 advocates from the western part of Virginia held a very successful CU Day at the General Assembly on Jan. 16. Stops included the chairman of the House Commerce and Labor Committee, Del. Terry Kilgore, and the patron of one of our bills, Del. Greg Habeeb.

Along the way there were many good conversations.... More

Hampton Roads, Tidewater Chapters Roll Into Richmond for CU Day Event

Credit union advocates representing Hampton Roads and Tidewater swept through the General Assembly Tuesday morning, thanking lawmakers for their support of our two parity bills that have passed both the House and the Senate without opposition. The House and Senate bills will switch chambers... More

House of Delegates Passes Our CU Bills!

The House approved our two House bills – HB 1351 and HB 1686 – on Monday, 87-to-0. The House vote follows last week’s Senate approval ofSB 905 and SB 769.

Next up: the bills will be sent to the opposite chambers on crossover day (Feb. 5) for a vote. Though partisanship heated... More

Richmond Advocates Knock Out Another Successful CU Day at the General Assembly

More than 20 Richmond credit union advocates, including League Board members Iris Ellis, Rose Gilliam, Patsy Smith and Chris Williams, swept through the General Assembly offices this morning to thank lawmakers for their support of our bills this session and to update them on the Credit Union Difference.... More

CU Bills Get Final Seal of Approval; Off to Governor

League President Rick Pillow reports that the House of Delegates this afternoon passed the Senate versions (SB 905 and SB 769) of our credit union bills.

The Senate earlier passed the House versions. What this means is that our bills have received their final legislative seal of approval and... More

Credit Union Legislation Continues Journey Through General Assembly; Senate Committee Passes House-Approved Measures

UPDATE: (Feb. 6, 2013) (4:40 pm) – HB 1351 and HB 1686 have passed the Senate! They are off to the governor for his signature, something which could occur before the end of the General Assembly session, but certainly no later than July 1.

SB 905 and SB 769 are on the House Commerce... More

More Good News for Credit Union Bills!

League President Rick Pillow reports that the Senate versions of our credit union bills (SB 905 and SB 769) passed the House Commerce and Labor Committee on Thursday, 20-to-0. So, it’s on to the House Floor next week!

The Senate has passed our House companion bills – HB 1351 and HB 1686 – so they’re off to the governor for his signature, which could happen anytime between now and July 1.... More

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