NAPERVILLE, Ill. (5/11/11)--The Illinois Credit Union League’s (ICUL) annual legislative day will be held today in Springfield, with State Treasurer Dan Rutherford scheduled to keynote the event. Rutherford, a strong legislative supporter of credit unions, will discuss the importance of political involvement and the key roles credit unions play in the process. Other highlights will include:
* A regulatory update featuring a panel of officials who will provide an update on Illinois’ state-chartered credit unions. National Credit Union Administration Board Member Michael Fryzel will discuss to federal issues. * A briefing from ICUL staff members Steve Olson, executive vice president, general counsel and chief operating officer, and Keith Sias, vice president of state governmental affairs, who will update participants on issues critical to credit unions. * State Capitol visits, where event participants will be shuttled to the Capitol to personally call on their lawmakers. Friday is the deadline to pass bills out of their original chamber, according to the Illinois General Assembly’s schedule. * A legislative reception to cap off the event. All 177 lawmakers from both sides of the aisle, constitutional officers and other dignitaries have been invited.
The Illinois General Assembly is scheduled to adjourn its Spring legislative session on May 31.