Utilizing Your Affiliate Legislative Committee

In Chapter 2, you learned about various duties of the legislative committee. In this section, you will learn some specific tasks the affiliate legislative committee may need to consider. Writing an effective licensure law takes a lot of research and brainstorming before drafting a bill. After the bill is drafted a key message should be created and talking points established. Another essential duty for the committee is maintaining awareness of all legislative and regulatory activities. Watch the webinar Monitoring State Legislative Activities to learn why monitoring activity in your state is important and the tools that will help. One of the biggest decisions an affiliate might have to make is whether to retain a lobbyist. As your affiliate legislative committee looks for a lobbyist, this area will prepare them with ideas to consider.