UAC is modifying its legislative advocacy process, and is creating committees based on subject area, and not affiliate group. We will be hosting an initial meeting, where all groups will meet together, with the ultimate goal of having them break out into individual group meetings for future meetings.
The first meeting will be held next week on June 6th at 1:30 pm at the UAC offices (5397 S. Vine Street, Murray)
Instead of categorizing member groups by attorneys, recorders, assessors, etc. we will now classify them by the following policy areas;
- Revenue and Taxation
- Infrastructure and Transportation
- Corrections, Criminal/Civil Justice and Behavioral Health
- Public Lands and Public Resources
- General Government, Business & Labor, and Economic Development
We anticipate the implementation of Policy Committees will alter participation from a somewhat myopic scope that used to focus on individual affiliate groups to a more robust range of policy material. We understand legislation is far reaching and often may require an affiliate to be involved in multiple policy areas.
The legislative process does not end on the last day of the session. As more and more bills are filed each year, UAC members need to be involved early and often. We want our membership to be thinking of meaningful and beneficial legislation as early as possible. Being proactive will increase the expectancy of our bills being passed.
We hope to use this meeting to establish a scope of work then use the remaining months/meetings to draft bills, discuss other topics that pop-up and be prepared to make final recommendations to the full membership in November.