The 2018 session of the Indiana General Assembly is in full swing, and the League is actively engaged in many different issues impacting credit unions. This year’s short session will end on March 14, so things are off to a fast start. With nearly 800 bills filed and released so far, the League is already tracking 70 bills with several more likely to be added. Below is a link to more detailed information about many of our top priority bills.
As the session begins, we have been working on several issues:
- On Jan. 9, Indiana’s credit unions were recognized by the House of Representatives for their efforts in planning, funding and building the Indiana Military Veterans Hall of Fame (IMVHOF) Memorial, as Rep. John Bartlett (D-Indianapolis) presented House Concurrent Resolution 8 commending the IMVHOF and its 2017 inductees and House Concurrent Resolution 9 commending Indiana’s credit unions for their efforts. Financial Center First CU President/CEO Kevin Ryan and League President John McKenzie were able to address the full House and accept the resolution.
- On Jan. 10, the League and Purdue FCU President/CEO Bob Falk testified during a committee hearing in support of HB 1095 that would give the BMV the ability to create an Electronic Lien and Titling (ELT) system in Indiana. Falk, the League and other credit unions have been strongly encouraging the BMV to move toward ELT for several years now and Falk’s representative, Sally Siegrist (R-West Lafayette), introduced this important legislation this year. The committee passed the bill unanimously to the House floor.