There is a lot of ground to cover in today's Legislative Update as the
Maryland General Assembly hits the halfway mark of the 90 session with more than 3,000 bills under consideration.
The Association testified on Friday in front of a House Committee on the Maryland Consumer Protection Act (HB1634). While we support the bill, we would like to see it amended to address the financial burdens facing credit unions when data breaches occur. Please see more details below.
The Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation has released a 10-page document of FAQs about the paid leave law. You can view it here. Maryland's Healthy Working Families Act took effect February 11, 2018 after efforts to delay implementation failed.
In the District, the members of our Advocacy Team continue to meet with council members and staff to discuss issues affecting credit unions. DC
Council Chair Phil Mendelson
has abandoned efforts to address business community concerns by amending the Universal Paid Leave Act.
The Association, in partnership with Kaufman & Canoles, P.C., is hosting a webinar on employment law impacting Maryland and DC credit unions on Wednesday, February 21 from 10-11:30 a.m. You can register here.
Here's the political roundup:
- In the latest Goucher College poll, 61 percent of Marylanders said they approved of the job Larry Hogan is doing as governor; 18% disapproved, and 19% said they did not know. But he has just a 47 percent to 43 percent lead against an unnamed challenger, suggesting negative views of President Trump could impact the election.
- Four out of the five Democratic gubernatorial candidates in Maryland, who have announced their running mates, have chosen women to join their ticket. Maryland has no women in Congress or in top statewide positions.
CUNA's Governmental Affairs Conference starts this Sunday. The Association is hosting two events in conjunction with GAC that anyone can attend. NCUA Chairman J. Mark McWatters will be speaking at the Association's Annual Advocacy Luncheon on Tuesday, February 27 at Bobby Van's Grill on New York Avenue. On Wednesday, February 28, please join us for Hike the Hill for your opportunity to speak directly with members of the Maryland and DC Congressional delegation. Registration details are in the column to the left.
I hope to see you next week at the Advocacy Luncheon and Hike the Hill! Remember you don't have to be registered for GAC to participate. Have a wonderful week.