ANA\C, through the efforts of the Legislative Committee, monitors all bills and regulatory changes on the behalf of ANA\C members. The Legislative Committee communicates their decisions and how the organization is involved in each bill by posting their positions on the Bill Folder Page. This report reflects the current list of bills being discussed in the current legislative session and they can be reviewed.
ANA\C assigned each bill with their intended action. The categories are:
Develop bill language, develop and distribute all necessary informational materials, find author and work closely with staff, meet with all committees & caucus consultants, meet with all opposition and if possible allay their concerns, write testimony, letters for key contacts, etc. and organize testifiers for hearings.
Support 2-Strong Support
Meet with all consultants/author's staff, testify in committees, draft letters for key contacts.
Send letters to author and committee chairs, letters to committee and caucus consultants, email position to key contacts.
Support if Amended
Meet with author/staff regarding concerns, letters to committee and caucus consultants, email position to key contacts, testify in committees.
Monitor and notify legislative committee of any changes.
Write letter to author, meet with author/staff, meet with committee and caucus consultants, testify in committees, notify key contacts.
Oppose Unless Amended
Letter to author, meet with author/staff, meet with committees and caucus consultants, testify in committees, notify key contacts.
ANA\C encourages each nurse to learn how to decipher what is happening in the legislative arena. Educational classes on understanding the legislative and regulatory process are held once a year during RN Day. This is a hands on participative program. If you want more information about this annual event visit our RN Day page.
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