Straight to The Point: March 20

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Good morning. Both the House and Senate will be in session today. The House Financial Services Committee will hold a subcommittee hearing titled “Exploring the Financial Nexus of Terrorism, Drug Trafficking, and Organized Crime.” The Assembly and state Senate will convene for session as well. Here’s what else is happening on this Tuesday morning:

star3 Low-income credit unions seeking CDFI certification may be eligible to use the NCUA’s streamlined application process, which runs from March 19 to April 6 – NCUA

star3 CUNA will host a complimentary webinar tomorrow, March 21, at 3 p.m. to highlight a spike in letters from attorneys representing USAA “inviting” credit unions to negotiate a patent licensing deal for Remote Deposit Capture technology – CUNA

star3 Registration is open for the 2018 State Governmental Affairs Conference, and attendees are encouraged to download and submit their Hill Meeting Request Forms to secure meeting times with lawmakers – NYCUA

star3 Despite a string of victories with regard to lawsuits alleging violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act on credit union websites, some observers say the fight is just beginning – CU Journal

star3 Credit unions have once again made an Independent Community Bankers of America list of priorities for the coming year – CUToday

star3 Credit unions that aren’t using biometrics in the office are probably in the minority compared to other workplaces, yet many IT professionals remain skeptical of the technology – CU Times

star3 Person-to-person payments, according to some predictions, will be available in a matter of months for Amazon’s Alexa and other virtual assistants – American Banker

star3 No members of the Republican-allied Independent Democratic Conference in the state Senate voted with their GOP counterparts on a budget resolution – Daily News

star3 A recent court ruling on the Telephone Consumer Protection Act was a positive development, but credit unions are a long way from getting regulatory clarity as to when the TCPA applies and to what equipment – New York’s State of Mind

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