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Missouri Governor Signs Two Credit Union-Supported Bills into Law

Jun
06
Missouri Governor Signs Two Credit Union-Supported Bills into Law

Two bills with impact to credit unions in Missouri and supported by the Heartland Credit Union Association (HCUA) are now official. Missouri Governor Jay Nixon (D) signed HB 1721 and SB 624 on June 6. Both bills take effect August 28.

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Leverage Social Media During Hike the Hill

Jun
05
Leverage Social Media During Hike the Hill

Use social media to strengthen the credit union message during the Heartland Credit Union Association’s Hike the Hill! As credit union leaders from Kansas and Missouri head to Washington, D.C. on June 14, your tweets and Facebook posts will help showcase the credit union difference.

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June 2: CFPB Field Hearing in Kansas City – CU Participation Encouraged

May
27
June 2: CFPB Field Hearing in Kansas City – CU Participation Encouraged

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) will hold a field hearing in Kansas City on June 2. It will focus on payday lending/small dollar lending. The hearing will feature remarks from Richard Cordray, CFPB Director, as well as testimony from pre-selected participants. Attendees should have the opportunity to ask questions.

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Changes to UCC Law in Kansas Now in Effect

May
24
Changes to UCC Law in Kansas Now in Effect

A Kansas bill that determines when state versus federal law takes precedence on remittance transfers is now law. The bill, Substitute for House Bill 2062, took effect upon publication in The Kansas Register on May 19.

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Strong Year for Positive Credit Union Legislation in Missouri

May
16
Strong Year for Positive Credit Union Legislation in Missouri

Nearly 10 bills with positive impact to credit unions are now on their way to Governor Jay Nixon's (D) desk after receiving final approval by the Missouri General Assembly. Missouri lawmakers had until 6 p.m. on May 13 to advance legislation before the session officially closed. Governor Nixon has until July 14 to either sign, veto or allow a bill to become law.

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Kansas Candidate Filing Deadline June 1

May
16
Kansas Candidate Filing Deadline June 1

There will be multiple open seats up for grabs in the Kansas House and Senate this election cycle. There are 14 Kansas legislators who have announced their retirements or intend to seek another office. This creates an opportunity for Kansas credit unions to seek out potential candidates that come from a credit union background or are supportive of credit unions – including board members, credit union staff members

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Savings Promotion Act Moves Forward in Both Kansas & Missouri

May
10
Savings Promotion Act Moves Forward in Both Kansas & Missouri

Credit unions in both Kansas and Missouri should soon be able to offer savings promotion programs for their members.  

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Last Week of Missouri Session in Full Swing

May
09
Last Week of Missouri Session in Full Swing

The Missouri General Assembly is in its final week of the 2016 session. Missouri lawmakers have until 6 p.m. on May 13 to finalize and send legislation to Governor Jay Nixon (D) for approval. Any bill that is not passed by May 13 must wait until the 2017 legislative session for consideration.

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One Bill Signed, Another Pending in Kansas with Impact to Credit Unions

May
09
One Bill Signed, Another Pending in Kansas with Impact to Credit Unions

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback (R) has just signed one bill affecting credit unions, while another bill passed this session by Kansas lawmakers still awaits final approval. Substitute for House Bill 2062 and House Bill 2501 will clarify the laws on remittance transfers and certain financial crimes, respectively. 

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Kansas Savings Promotion Bill to Governor as Kansas Veto Session Ends

May
02
 Kansas Savings Promotion Bill to Governor as Kansas Veto Session Ends

The Kansas Legislature veto session wrapped up at 3:30 a.m.

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