PORTLAND, Maine (8/12/13)--The Maine Credit Union League tracked 40 bills and provided testimony on 19 during the state's past legislative session. Over the course of the six-month session, Maine's credit unions had great success with all legilsation on which it had an official opinion, the league said.
The league assumed a leadership role with several bills before the Maine Legislature and received praise from legislators on its outreach and education efforts (Weekly Update Aug. 9).
Highlights included the passage of these bills supported by the league:
The league also played a key role in helping to defeat several bills that would not have benefitted credit unions, including:
The league also spent significant time on bills dealing with foreclosure and making changes to existing law.