On June 26, the Wisconsin Bankers Association Government Relations Committee (GRC) will begin to create the banking industry’s priorities for the 2021-2022 legislative session, and we need your input! GRC Chair Gary Kuter, senior vice president/retail banking and chief compliance officer at Capitol Bank, Madison, will lead the committee of 30 bank executives in a discussion to shape the future of the banking industry. If you have an idea of what public policy WBA should pursue, please email Mike Semmann at msemmann@wisbank.com.

The GRC considers the following areas as it creates the agenda for a recommendation to the WBA Board of Directors:

  • Federal/state legislative policy areas (partial list):
    • Economy, Banking Compliance, Agriculture, Wealth Management, Mortgage, Human Resources, Retail, Data Privacy & Cyber Security, Consumer Protection, Technology and Operations, Payment System
  • Federal/state administrative rules
  • Court cases
  • Elections

WBA Public Policy Agenda Timeline

June 25 Survey of WBA GRC and Advocacy Officers
June 26 First GRC Meeting
July 27 Task Force refines initial concepts
Sept. 11 GRC meets to prioritize issues and rank as Active or Responsive
Oct. - Nov. Review and refine agenda
Dec. 2 Present 2021-2022 Priorities for approval by the WBA Board of Directors

Semmann is WBA executive vice president and chief operations officer.