House Banking Committee Chairman Jim Leach has scheduled a Feb. 5 hearing and vote on his proposed legislation to tackle the year- 2000 computer problem.

The Iowa Republican would give thrift and credit union regulators the authority to examine software vendors for year-2000 glitches, according to a draft of the bill. The Office of Thrift Supervision and the National Credit Union Administration requested these inspection powers to put them on par with bank regulators.

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