While the focus for credit unions this week is on Washington, D.C. and CUNA's Governmental Affairs Conference, there are developments to share as the Maryland General Assembly begins the second half of its 90-day session.
The Association testified on Thursday before a Senate Committee on the Maryland Consumer Protection Act (SB1068). While we support the bill, we want to see legislation that holds the source of data breaches accountable. The Association has been asked by the committee to join a work group that will develop amendments to the bill.
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In the District, the members of our Advocacy Team continue to meet with council members and staff to discuss issues affecting credit unions.
The Association, in partnership with Kaufman & Canoles, P.C., hosted a webinar last week on employment laws impacting Maryland and D.C. credit unions. Updates were also provided on the following issues: Remote Deposit Capture fees, ADA compliance lawsuits, Sen. Hatch's letter and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). If you missed it, you can view the recorded webinar here.
Here's the political roundup:
- Gov. Larry Hogan made it official last week, filing candidacy forms in Annapolis to run for a second term with Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford.
- At a candidate forum in Baltimore over the weekend, seven contenders for the Democratic nomination for governor pledged their unwavering support for the winner of the June 26 primary.
- Bills in both the House and the Senate would put a constitutional amendment on the November ballot to let voters decide whether to legalize marijuana with a system of regulated sales and taxation.
We look forward to Hike the Hill tomorrow with Maryland and D.C. credit unions. The goal is to be informative and impactful as we share the credit union difference with members of our Congressional delegation.
Have a wonderful week.