A State Legislative Update Has Been Posted
State legislative updates are provided regularly as a resource for Association member credit unions during each states' legislative session.   A new update has been posted this week and my be accessed along with past updates with your member log in account at the following link: mwcua.com/state-legislative-updates

News From Colorado

4/17/2013

 
Democratic Elections Bill Includes Same-Day Registration
Heading into the final month of a highly partisan and controversial legislative session in which they’ve already passed civil unions, in-state tuition and gun control legislation, Democrats aren’t letting up.

Last Wednesday, Democratic lawmakers will introduce another bill guaranteed to spark yet another political battle royale: an omnibus elections bill that will allow residents to register to vote as late as Election Day and direct county clerks to mail ballots to every voter.  Read More


Why Not Do Better in Colorado Elections?
Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler made the rounds on conservative talk radio last week to stir up opposition to expected legislation that would give us more options when it comes to voting, stuff like providing a mail-in ballot for every eligible voter.

Basically, the legislation would make sure Colorado uses modern technology and efficient election procedures to give people more ways to cast a ballot and to participate in our elections. And Gessler wants to stop it.  Read More
 
On March 15th, Governor John Hickenlooper signed into law and enacted HB 1017: Notice of Home Loan Mod & Servicer Honor Terms.  The now enacted law sponsored by Rep. Steve Lebsock (D-34) addresses a situation where a servicer is working with a homeowner on a loan modification, but the loan is then transferred to a new servicer.   The bill requires that the original loan servicer notify a successor loan servicer of the terms of the offer upon transfer of the servicing rights.  The successor servicer shall then be required to honor the terms of the modification that was previously agreed upon.   The Association had worked with the sponsor prior to the bill being introduced, and remained neutral on the bill based upon credit union feedback.  The full text of law can be found here.
 
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With drone technology becoming prevalent for surveillance and other purposes, Sen. Mark Udall (D-Colo.) said he is writing legislation aimed protecting the privacy rights.

In a release, Udall said unmanned aerial systems technology has the potential to create jobs and provide significant benefits for local law enforcement and private businesses, but   privacy safeguards — at the state and federal levels — have not kept pace with the technology.  Read More

 
Continuing their fight for Colorado communities impacted by last year's wildfires, Senators Mark Udall and Michael Bennet introduced legislation today to restore resources that were stripped from the Hurricane Sandy aid package by the House of Representatives.

The bill would cover the backlog of Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP) projects resulting from presidentially-declared natural disasters, estimated at roughly $60 million. Colorado's backlog of EWP projects resulting from last year's wildfires is $20 million. Read More
 
This week's state legislative updates have been posted for Arizona, Colorado and Wyoming.  They may be accessed with your mwcua website member log in and password at mwcua.com/state-legislative-updates.  
 
This week's state legislative updates have been posted for Arizona, Colorado and Wyoming.  They may be accessed with your mwcua website member log in and password at mwcua.com/state-legislative-updates.  

Colorado News

2/6/2013

 
Andrew Romanoff Announces Bid Against Mike Coffman
Former state Speaker Andrew Romanoff announced Saturday that he is running for Congress in Colorado’s 6th District. The Democrat made the announcement on his website.

Romanoff is seeking to challenge GOP Rep. Mike Coffman, who won re-election by a slim 2-point margin in 2012. Demographically, the district is a pure tossup and Coffman is one of the most endangered incumbents at the outset of the 2014 cycle.  Read More

 
This week's state legislative updates have been posted for Arizona, Colorado and Wyoming.  They may be accessed with your member log in and password at mwcua.com/state-legislative-updates.  
 
Weekly state legislative updates are provided as a resource for Association member credit unions during each states' legislative session.  

Arizona
Arizona State Legislature Update
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
The First Regular Session of the 51st Arizona Legislature convened on Monday, January 14th, and is scheduled to last 100 days.  Log in to READ MORE

Colorado
Colorado General Assembly Update
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
The second week of the 2013 session of the Colorado General Assembly was somewhat uneventful last week. The reporting requirements of the SMART Act seem to have bogged down the start of the session, as very few bills were considered in committee.  Log in to READ MORE

Wyoming
Wyoming State Legislature Update
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
The second week of the Wyoming State Legislature proved to be busy, as several proposals mentioned by Governor Mead during his State-of-the-State were considered in committee.  Log in to READ MORE