While connecting face-to-face with decisionmakers in a mostly remote environment is challenging, Ohio League advocacy remains committed to pursuing state legislative initiatives so your credit union can better meet member needs. Here’s an update on the Movement priorities pending in the Ohio General Assembly that will make a difference for your credit union:
- Governor DeWine signed House Bill 606 into law, granting civil immunity through Sept. 30, 2021 to credit unions against lawsuits related to COVID-19 transmission, effective on Dec. 14. The League joined other business trades to ensure credit unions and other service providers avoid potential public and costly lawsuits.
- The League supported Sub. House Bill 38 in the Senate Insurance and Financial Institutions Committee to clarify lien holder debt notification requirements. The bill also removes an antiquated state law requiring a checking account open date be printed on paper checks. This legislation, if enacted, will provide your credit union regulatory relief to better serve unique member needs.
- The Ohio Computer Crimes Act (House Bill 368), sponsored by Rep. Brian Baldridge (R-Winchester) recently received an Ohio Senate Criminal Justice Committee hearing. The League is leading the effort to enact the bill so cyber-criminals are deterred from attempting to access credit union members’ personal information. The bill already passed the Ohio House with a 93-1 vote.
If you have questions about the issues mentioned above or any other pending state legislative initiatives, contact Director of Legislative and Political Advocacy Cory or Legislative and Political Affairs Manager Andrew Canan.