2022 Legislative Regulatory Forum Highlights

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2022 Leg Reg Highlights 2021 Efforts and Looks to Future

After being unable to host our typical winter event in 2021 due to COVID, credit unions across Tennessee were glad to be back in Nashville for the 2022 Legislative and Regulatory Forum.

With an outstanding lineup of speakers, credit unions heard from regulatory and advocacy leaders on where credit unions stand heading into 2022.

Commissioner Gonzales filled the group in on the state of credit unions and banks in Tennessee. The financial services industry is strong in Tennessee and we are looking forward to a strong 2022.

Secretary of State Tre Hargett pressed upon the group the importance of voting and encouraging others to vote.

Credit unions have long been working to combat Elder Financial Abuse and TBI Director David Rausch joined the group to talk about a new initiative that they are working on with local law enforcement. This new hotline to report elder financial abuse was suggested to the bureau by the Tennessee League’s Kim Bohannon and Director Rausch detailed to the group how the TBI is working to make it a reality.

Attendees heard from state legislative leaders like House Commerce Committee Chairman Kevin Vaughan, Senator Shane Reeves, and Representative Sam McKenzie about the upcoming legislative session.

Ryan Donovan, CUNA’s Chief Advocacy Officer, highlighted the outstanding credit union advocacy of 2021 and looked forward to the election season of 2022 and what credit unions can expect in this year’s midterm elections.

Mike Reuter, Executive Director at the World Council of Credit Unions, showed attendees the value of thinking outside their state and the partnerships we can form to advance credit unions worldwide.

We were so glad to see everyone in Nashville and look forward to a productive 2022 for credit union advocacy. If you haven’t already registered, please join us in Washington, DC for CUNA’s Governmental Affairs Conference!