Credit union empowerment bills clear the Ohio House

Published by: Emily Leite

May 14, 2020 | Government Affairs

Strong advocacy partnership delivers strong results, which is how two League priority bills, House Bills 368 and 405, recently cleared the Ohio House of Representatives and paved the way for additional credit union protection and empowerment to meet members’ needs. To push both bills to victory, the League and credit union leaders throughout the state advocated for passage through public testimony and messages sent through VoterVoice. The Ohio Computer Crimes Act (HB 368), sponsored by Rep. Brian Baldridge (R-Winchester), increases penalties for those who knowingly break into an online system to stealing personal identifiable information. The Family Forward Initiative (HB 405), sponsored by Rep. Jon Cross (R-Kenton), creates a linked-deposit program accessible to credit unions to make adoption costs more affordable through a reduced interest loan for Ohio families. Both HB 368 and HB 405 cleared the Ohio House by a 93-1 and 94-0 vote respectively and now await Ohio Senate consideration.

If you have any questions about these or other pieces of legislation, or would like to learn more about VoterVoice, please contact League Director of Legislative and Political Affairs Cory Fleming or League Manager of Legislative and Political Advocacy Andrew Canan.

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E: acanan@ohiocul.org
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