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  • Registered Yet for the Inaugural CUPAC Sporting Clays Tournament?

    May
    20
    Registered Yet for the Inaugural CUPAC Sporting Clays Tournament?

    Act soon to join fellow credit union CEOs, advocacy supporters, and friends of credit unions at our first-ever CUPAC Sporting Clays Tournament. The June 14 event is fast approaching!  It’s a fun day of sporting clays, lunch, and networking with credit union friends from across Missouri and Kansas. Participants will use their own gun and have shooting experience.

    Tournament Schedule

    Posted By Bridget Bowles read more
  • Join Credit Union Leaders in Taking a STAND!

    May
    20
    Join Credit Union Leaders in Taking a STAND!

    HCUA’s Convention and Annual Meeting is coming up soon - and STAND credit unions will be recognized!  STAND is a new-this-year grassroots engagement program designed especially for Kansas and Missouri credit unions. By signing up and participating in certain activities, you help credit union advocacy efforts.  Credit unions that complete the items on this checklist by August 15 will receive the “Take a STAND” Award.  It’s not too late to sign up to be a part of the STAND program and be recognized for your efforts.

    Posted By Bridget Bowles read more
  • When Lawmakers Are Home – Invite them to Visit!

    May
    20
    When Lawmakers Are Home – Invite them to Visit!

    Now that both the Kansas and Missouri state legislatures have wrapped up their state legislative sessions, this is a great time to invite lawmakers to your credit union. So, how to get started?

    Posted By Bridget Bowles read more
  • That’s a Wrap! Missouri Lawmakers Head Home

    May
    20
    That’s a Wrap!  Missouri Lawmakers Head Home

    The 2019 regular session of the Missouri General Assembly wrapped up at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 17, in Jefferson City. Many of Missouri Governor Mike Parson’s (R) legislative priorities still remain on the “to-do” list. The Missouri Senate found itself log-jammed on and off this session, as members tried to add on or fight for amendments. The Missouri House did push some omnibus bills to the governor, including issues affecting credit unions this session.  Throughout the session, HCUA Missouri Political Affairs Director, Ian Dunlap, was on hand to monitor and lobby for legislation affecting credit unions.

    Posted By Bridget Bowles read more
  • PACE Bill Passes Missouri House

    May
    13
    PACE Bill Passes Missouri House

    With the clock counting down to end of session in Missouri, the PACE bill (House Bill 215) made a significant leap forward last week with a vote of 99-42 in the Missouri House of Representatives. The bill now heads to the Senate where time is running out to get a vote in before the Missouri legislative session ends on May 17. 

    Posted By Susan Dyer read more
  • What’s an Interim Committee?

    May
    12
    What’s an Interim Committee?

    Part of the discussion around the Kansas bankers’ bills targeting credit unions has centered on a legislative interim committee. So, what’s an interim committee?

    Posted By Stephanie Mullh... read more
  • Missouri Financial Institution Data Match Legislation Moves Forward

    May
    06
    Missouri Financial Institution Data Match Legislation Moves Forward

    The Missouri legislative session ends on May 17, and that means lawmakers are furiously working to get their bills passed in both chambers before time runs out.  Bills that are moving in the House and Senate are quickly becoming so-called “Christmas trees” - with amendments being added on to the original language.  One of these recent additions to fast-moving legislation includes language requiring participation in the Financial Institution Data Match (FIDM) program – which would affect credit unions serving members in Missouri.

    Posted By Bridget Bowles read more
  • Kansas Legislature Adjourns, Sends Second Tax Bill to Governor

    May
    06
    Kansas Legislature Adjourns, Sends Second Tax Bill to Governor

    Kansas state lawmakers returned to Topeka on May 1 for a short, but heated Veto Session. 

    Posted By Bridget Bowles read more
  • CU at the Capitol Wraps Up a Successful Start

    Apr
    29
    CU at the Capitol Wraps Up a Successful Start

    As the Kansas and Missouri 2019 legislative sessions wind down, so does our CU at the Capitol program. In total, nearly 20 credit union advocates representing 10 credit unions walked the state capitol halls in Topeka and Jefferson City to discuss the credit union difference and issues with lawmakers. 

    Posted By Morgan Householder read more
  • PACE Legislation Debated on the Missouri House Floor

    Apr
    29
    PACE Legislation Debated on the Missouri House Floor

    For the first time ever, the Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program was addressed in a bill debate on the House floor – a significant development on an issue affecting credit unions this session. HB 215 and SB 173 modify provisions to the PACE program in which PACE providers provide loans to consumers for energy upgrades (ex. solar panels). Last week, Missouri State Representative Bruce DeGroot (R-District 101) offered House Bill 215 as an amendment to Senate Bill 53 (Political Subdivision Bill) on the House Floor and quite the debate ensued.

    Posted By Ian Dunlap read more

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