Executive Committee Liaison:
Chair: Richard Rauso (W)
Members: Matt Spong (DE), Sara Pandl (E)
The Government Affairs Committee is responsible for monitoring legislative action, identifying issues to be monitored, coordinating the development of legislative policies and contacts, informing the membership of legislative matters, and developing relations with other professional societies concerned with similar legislative matters.
The Government Affairs Committee has been charged by the Chapter Executive Committee to perform the following tasks:
- Review current Senate and House bills being monitored. The Committee should draft position papers on each bill for review by the Executive Committee.
- Determine if a course of action can be taken in Delaware to follow legislation in their state, similar to what John Wanner does in Pennsylvania.
- Work with Executive Director to monitor proposed State legislation affecting the profes-sion.
- Maintain list of status of appropriate State legislation.
- Analyze possible methods to mobilize the membership (i.e., phone chain, e-mail, list-serve, facsimile, direct mail, website) when necessary to support or fight legislation.
- Keep up-to-date listing of State legislators in an easily reproducible format (i.e.; hard copy, e-mail, listserve or facsimile).
- Act as liaison with National ASLA on Federal legislative matters.
- Determine work opportunities with State agencies and contracts and promote to the membership.
- Develop form letters to assist members to contact legislators on identified legislation.
- Form alliances with other professional organizations on legislative issues of common in-terest.
Members should include one member from each Section.