Massachusetts Legislative Advocacy

The Association’s legislative effort is focused on the twin tasks of preserving an environment that is conducive to the success of Massachusetts’ credit unions and helping credit unions function within that environment.

The Association acts as an advocate for the credit unions of Massachusetts, making certain that the needs of credit unions and their members are well known and clearly understood to the lawmakers who draft the laws which govern the operation of credit unions. That proactive position involves formulating and drafting legislation that allows credit unions to continue in their role as an effective and friendly financial resource for consumers. Defending credit unions from legislative assaults mounted by competitors seeking to use the Legislature in order to gain advantages in the marketplace is an equally important function.

Massachusetts General Court

2021-2022 Association Summary of Legislative Proposals with bill numbers and sponsors - May 10, 2021

2019-2020 Senate Committee Assignments

2019-2020 House Committee Assignments

 

Letter to Joint Committee on Financial Services on House 3817, House 3818, House 3819, Senate 692, and Senate 693 - November 2, 2021    

   House 3817, An Act relating to Massachusetts Credit Union Share Insurance Corporation          

   House 3818, An Act to modernize Massachusetts Credit Union Share Insurance Corporation (MSIC) investments     

   House 3819, An Act relative to diversification of risk 

   Senate 692, An Act relative to the Massachusetts Credit Union Share Insurance Corporation          

   Senate 693, An Act relative to interstate branching of a credit union   

Letter to Joint Committee on Financial Services on Senate 662, Senate 653, House 1067, House 1099, and House 1138 - November 2, 2021

   Senate 662, An Act relative to savings enabling prosperity    

   Senate 653, An Act relative to secure choice retirement savings plan          

   House 1067, An Act to encourage retirement planning   

   House 1099, An Act relative to savings enabling prosperity    

   House 1138, An Act relative to secure choice retirement savings plan          

Letter to Joint Committee on Financial Services on House 1126, House 1129, and House 1205 - November 2, 2021

   House 1126, An Act relative to the equitable assessment of bank fees     

   House 1129, An Act relative to establishing a financial technology task force   

   House 1205, An Act relative to inactive bank account fees      

Letter to Joint Financial Services Committee on Hose 1223, Senate 665, and Senate 682 - November 2, 2021

   House 1223, An Act to establish a Massachusetts public bank    

   Senate 665, An Act to establish a Massachusetts public bank    

   Senate 682, An Act establishing a public bank of Massachusetts           

Letter to Joint Committee on Financial Services on House 1052 - November 2, 2021

   House 1052, An Act amending the banking laws and related statutes       

Letter to Joint Committee on Financial Services on House 1167, House 1109, and House 1146 - November 2, 2021

   House 1167, An Act establishing uniform enforcement and confidentiality provisions relative to certain licensees under the jurisdiction of The Division of Banks

   House 1109, An Act expanding the use of video conferencing     

   House 1146, An Act expanding the use of video and telephone conferencing     

Letter to Joint Committee on Financial Services on House 1051, House 1168, and Senate 663 - November 2, 2021

   House 1051, An Act relative to the licensing and supervision of debt management services in the Commonwealth          

   House 1168, An Act relative to fairness in debt collection

   Senate 663, An Act relative to fairness in debt collection

 Letter to Joint Committee on Financial Services on House 1035, House 1054, Hoiuse 1073, and House 1077 - November 2, 2021

   House 1035, An Act providing mortgage customers additional mandatory information regarding their accounts 

   House 1054, An Act relative to mortgage review boards and a small business loan review board within the Division of Banks         

   House 1073, An Act to establish a resolution trust fund for receipt of reasonable mortgage payments   

   House 1077, An Act relative to consumer protection following a bankruptcy 

Letter to Joint Committee on Financial Services in Support of House 1213 - October 26, 2021

   House 1213, An Act to Allow Municipalities to Invest in Credit Unions

Letter to Joint Committee on Financial Services in Support of Senate 656, Senate 735, and House 1108 - October 26, 2021

   Senate 656, An Act Relative to Growth Opportunities for State Financial Institutions

     CCUA Section-By-Section Summary: Senate 656

   Senate 735, An Act to Strengthen the State Credit Union Charter

   House 1108, An Act to Strengthen the State Credit Union Charter

     CCUA Section -By-Section Summary: Senate 735 and House 1108

     CCUA State -by-State Summary Bank Sales of Assets to Credit Unions

Letter to Joint Committee on Financial Services in Opposition to House 1159 - October 26, 2021

   House 1159, An Act enhancing the mission of credit unions and promoting fair competition among financial institutions           

Letter to Joint Committee on Financial Services on House 1034 - October 26, 2021

   House 1034, An Act establishing uniform safeguards and public protections for consumers conducting bank transactions at automated teller machines 

Letter to Joint Committee on Financial Services in Opposition to House 1144, Senate 630 and Senate 724 - October 26, 2021

   House 1144, An Act to facilitate alternatives to foreclosure      

   Senate 630, An Act to facilitate alternatives to foreclosure 

   Senate 724, An Act relative to vacated foreclosed residential property     

Credit Union Reasonable Steps and Good Faith Efforts to Help Homeowners and Avoid Foreclosures - October 26, 2021

Open Letter to the Massachusetts Congressional Delegation in Opposition to IRS Tax Reporting Proposal - Joint with CCUA and Mass. Bankers Association  - September 24, 2021

Open Lettter to the Massachusetts Congressional Delegation in Support of HR 4350- NDAA Fiscal Year 2022, Amendment 127- Remote Notarization - September 22, 2021

Letter to Joint Committee on the Judiciary in Support of House 1514 - September 15, 2021

   House 1514 - An Act relative to the protection of essential businesses

Letter to Joint Committee on the Judiciary on Remote Notarization - September 15, 2021

Letter to Joint Committee on COVID-19 and Emergency Preparedness and Management  on House 493 - June 30, 2021 

   House 493 - An Act to Continue Providing for Virtual Notarization to Address Challenges Related to COVID-19

Letter to Executive Office for Administration and Finance in Support of 801 C.M.R. 4.02: 209 Divison of Banks and Loan Agencies Rulemaking - June 22, 2021

Letter to Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development on Senate 1154, Senate 1183, and House 2019 - June 22, 2021

   Senate 1154, Senate 1183 and House 2019 - Acts Regulating the Use of Credit Reports by Employers

Credit Union Welcome Presentation - Joint Committee on Financial Services - May 14, 2021

 

Massachusetts Modernization Program - March 25, 2021
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State Advocacy Day

Massachusetts Credit Union Day is held in two year cycles to coincide with the cycle of the General Court in the State House. The day is officially declared Credit Union Day in the Commonwealth by the Governor to increase the visibility of the valuable work of credit unions across the state in the public arena. The program includes legislative speakers and begins and concludes with individual Hill visits at which both the House and Senate are briefed on the Association’s legislative priorities by credit unions. The program also launches a series of follow-up visits and communication with lawmakers in local credit unions and districts. 

Make a Difference and Advocate With Your State Lawmaker in the Convenience of Your Credit Union

Massachusetts Division of Banks - Guidance on Govenrment Shutdown

Massachusetts Advocacy Committee Meetings
             

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Contact the Association at 800-842-1242, option 8, or govaff-events@ccua.org with any questions or concerns.

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