The Cooperative Credit Union Association is an active and vigorous advocate on behalf of New Hampshire Credit Unions. The Association is the voice of the credit union community at the State House in Concord, working for legislation that fosters the success of credit unions.
Each year there are numerous legislative filings that are of importance to the credit union community in New Hampshire. Some are filings designed to help credit unions serve their members better, and some are broad based bills that have an effect on all sectors of the financial services industry. The Association closely monitors all of these proposals and, when appropriate, advocates for the credit union position in every forum.
This link leads to the website for the New Hampshire General Court. There are a variety of useful resources on this site including an overview of the legislative process, text of pending bills, and lists of lawmakers along with contact information.
The Association closely monitors and tracks state legislation on behalf of members. Retained Lobbyist David Collins, President, RYP Granite Strategies, reports weekly as practicable.
New Hampshire’s Legislative Reception and Regulatory Roundtable is marked annually by impactful dialogue with lawmakers and local regulators. The event presents ideal forums at which member credit unions discuss local issues, display advocacy efforts and accomplishments, and continue to develop and deepen relationships between New Hampshire credit unions and policymakers. The Day is timed to maximize legislative dialogue during an active legislative session, to be combined with a regulatory roundtable and to take action conveniently near the State House in Concord.
The New Hampshire Advocacy Committee meets throughout the year to discuss legislative and regulatory priorities, attend events, and deliberate on policy matters. Membership, free and open to employees and volunteers of CCUA-affiliated credit unions, allows your credit union to have a voice to help shape the local and national credit union advocacy platform.
Association Public Testimony, Examinations, CUSO:
April 27, 2021: Statement in Support of SB 134
April 20, 2021: Statement in Support of HB 610
January 16, 2020: Statement in Opposition to HB 1419
January 15, 2020: Amendment HB 1419
The Association goes far beyond reporting on new initiatives, however, by taking a proactive role in assisting credit unions work with regulators to build a regulatory environment that will benefit and protect credit unions and their members. Anticipating regulatory change, promoting dialogue between credit unions and the New Hampshire Banking Department, interpreting existing regulation, and acting as an advocate for credit unions in regulatory forums are vital services delivered by the Association.
The New Hampshire Banking Department provides guidance to the credit unions that it regulates through its website.
Advocacy Committees maintain open membership free to employees and volunteers of CCUA-affiliated credit unions interested in lending a voice to help shape the local and national credit union advocacy platform. While a consistent advocacy front is important, attendance at every meeting is not mandatory. If credit union directors, CEOs, or staff are interested in attending, upon review of any meeting agenda, then membership and attendance is welcome. Virtual participation is also available.
Requests to join an Advocacy Committee:
Locally, CCUA member states represent 4.5 million consumers. Our grassroots platform provides many opportunities for you to get involved and stay engaged.
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