FRANKFORT, Ky. — A restrictive anti-credit union bill backed by the Kentucky Bankers Association placing burdensome rules and limits on CU branches is apparently dead for this session, the Kentucky Credit Union League said Thursday.

"The bill, a really ugly piece of legislation, was 50 pages long and would have made state chartered credit unions go through plenty of needless hoops," said Deb Painter, the league's director of government affairs.

The measure introduced in the Kentucky Senate in January was sponsored by Sen. Tom Buford (R.-Nicholasville), a retired bank vice president and chairman of the Banking and Insurance Committee.

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