Looks like we have a little work to do, doesn't it!
Having passed the State House, H. 410 now moves over to the Senate side of the Legislature; and, will go through a similar consideration process there. So get ready for Round 2!
Now, not trying to be pushy; but hey, hope you're not treating this struggle as if you're snuggled-in watching Season 3 of the Mandalorian! It sure wouldn't hurt any, if you would put up the popcorn and get off your..."couch"...and help out a bit, ok? At least look up who your State Senator is (see bottom of 4/12 post on how to easily do that) and write it down for later.
Three pieces of good news: 1) We now have a final bill, instead of a moving target, 2) SECU has come out in full support of the bill (see 4/24 post), no more coy smoke and mirrors, and 3) awareness - and understanding - of the real issues in H. 410 is rising rapidly all across North Carolina. Easy example? This blog has had over a quarter of a million hits in less than 2 months. Hey, so get off your..."couch"...c'mon!
We now have more time to make our case to the Senate (perhaps a mistake to scare Dan Schline and CCUL so much! Word has it he got panicky and pulled out all stops to rush the bill through the House!) So, lets not waste time; you up off your "couch" yet?
One step back to yesterday's post (4/26) about "two pure fictions ", which were used as justification for passage of H. 410 in the House: "new" safe deposit box and federal parity authority. See yesterday's post for the section of state law - 54.109.(25) - that has authorized "federal parity" since 1975.
But here is your reference on safe deposit box authority from the actual bill summary and analysis provided to legislators (see your H. 410 tracking page at ncleg.gov):
"➢Expand financial services offered, such as safe deposit boxes, ... and electronic transfer of funds."
So, since you're off your couch now:
1) Send Representative Howard a polite message and ask her to call the SECU branch in her hometown Mocksville (336-751-3201 or just search "safe deposit box" on the SECU website if easier) and ask if they offer safe deposit box service (or electronic funds transfer services for that matter!!) And, also ask the Representative, who told her that these would be newly authorized services for state-chartered credit unions?
2) Send Representative Bell a polite message and ask him to call First People's Credit Union in his hometown, Goldsboro (Crystal Grant is the very capable CEO of the $35 million CU! - 919-736-0885 or just check fcpcu.com). Same question... and who told him these would be new services?
3) Call or send a not-so-polite message to Dan Schline (336-601-1682 or firstname.lastname@example.org) and ask him why he sat through the House Banking Committee meeting (4/20) and left Representative Howard "swinging in the wind" to make these false claims to her legislative colleagues, without helping with the correct information?
Post a comment if you hear back!
...get the feeling we'll need helmets all around before this is over ? - Mando Duck!⛑⛑⛑