Now more than ever, the financial services industry must remain vigilant. New laws and regulations are proposed almost daily, putting additional burdens on an already heavily regulated industry. In Charleston and Washington, DC, the West Virginia Bankers Association is working to protect the interests of its membership.
The WVBA’s Government Relations Committee establishes positions on issues and pending legislation. Each year this committee reviews hundreds of state bills affecting our industry. Once the bills are reviewed, the committee then closely monitors those pieces of legislation which impact the industry.
The Association publishes weekly bulletins during the Legislative Session to keep members informed on the status of proposed legislation.
Represents the Industry
The WVBA often represents West Virginia bankers before legislative, regulatory and judicial panels. Amicus curiae (friend of the court) briefs are prepared by WVBA’s legal counsel and are filed on behalf of the West Virginia banking industry upon the approval of the WVBA board of directors. These briefs are formal position statements on court cases or lawsuits affecting West Virginia banks.