DCUC, CUNA and NAFCU send joint letter in support of H.R. 582, Credit Union Board Modernization Act
WASHINGTON, DC (January 31, 2023) — The Defense Credit Union Council (DCUC), the Credit Union National Association (CUNA), and The National Association of Federally Insured Credit Unions (NAFCU) sent a joint trades letter to the Honorable Kevin McCarthy and the Honorable Hakeem Jeffries voicing support of H.R. 582, the Credit Union Board Modernization Act.
Introduced by Representative Juan Vargas (CA-52) and Representative Bill Huizenga (MI-10), the proposed legislation strives to modernize credit union operations by amending the Federal Credit Union Act, allowing credit union boards the flexibility to meet at a minimum of six times a year rather than the required twelve.
DCUC, CUNA, and NAFCU further emphasized how the outdated board meeting requirements impose a burden on credit union staff and their volunteer board members, significantly affecting credit unions operating on a smaller scale and within rural areas.
These trade associations concluded the joint letter stating their support for the exemptions offered in the legislation for credit unions with a low CAMELS composite rating, low management component rating, and de novo credit unions as they stabilize their operations.
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