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Annual Legislative and Regulatory Forum Recap

The Tennessee Credit Union League hosted its Annual Legislative and Regulatory Forum on Monday, Jan. 29, and Tuesday, Jan. 30, at the historic Hermitage Hotel in Nashville, just minutes from the Tennessee State Capitol.

Attendees heard from a wide range of speakers at the 2024 Legislative and Regulatory Forum.

We kicked off the event by assessing credit union Advocacy IQ and learning data-driven approaches to advocacy with Amy Showalter. She taught us the importance of bringing our employees along on our advocacy journey and tapping our most important advocacy resource- our people.

We heard from Chairman Kevin Vaughan, who was presented with this year’s TriStar Advocacy State Legislator of the Year Award. He gave us an update on what he sees coming for this year’s legislative session and how they are fighting the bad bills that come across the Commerce Committee.

Senator Becky Massey provided an update on the Elder Financial Abuse Hotline Bill and let us know we have an uphill battle with the budget, but that we are fighting to get the bill passed.

Commissioner Gonzales spoke to the group about the strength of Tennessee’s financial institutions and the bright future ahead.

On Tuesday, we heard from Megan Balogh about the partnership with TruStage and the advocacy angle of that partnership.

Pace Bradshaw of VISA updated the group on the Big Box Bill and reiterated the importance of continued vigilance on the interchange issue.

The TCUL Advocacy team of John McKechnie, Sarah Waters and Matt Coniglio rounded out the event with a 2024 Advocacy Outlook and discussed the issues credit unions should be on the lookout for.

We look forward to taking our advocacy efforts to D.C. for the 2024 Governmental Affairs Conference in March!

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