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1 MABE’s Legislative Process: From Bill Review to Calls to Action Presented to the MABE Legislative Committee December 15, 2014 by John R. Woolums, Esq. Director of Governmental Relations

2 MABE’s Legislative Process Bill Review Daily Synopsis (DLS) Tracking Report (DLS) MABE Bill Report Communication Legislative Committee GreenSheets Bill Highlights MABE Bill Report Advocacy Legislative Positions Testimony Calls to Action Talking Points

3 MABE’s Legislative Process Bill Synopsis Analysis Fiscal Note Bill ReportPositions Testimony Calls to Action Meetings/ Hearings Bill Status

4 Legislative Committee Process Committee Meetings: Bill Highlights, Advocacy Reports, Budget Updates, Guest Speakers, and Votes on Bill Decisions. Bill Decisions by the Legislative Committee: Staff recommends positions for the Committee’s action on selected bills.  Examples: Governor/Leadership-sponsored bills, major new initiatives, bills involving inter-jurisdictional issues, and requests for MABE positions on local bills.  Note: Most positions are determined by staff in accordance with adopted Resolutions & Positions. Committee Chair: Attends leadership meetings & presents testimony on priority bills.

5 Legislative Communications MABE’s Weekly Newsletter MABE’s Testimony & Calls to Action MABE’s Bill Report

6 Calls to Action Bill Review/ Bill Status (daily) GR Director Exec. Director LC Chair GreenStreet GreenSheets (weekly) Calls to Action Talking Points Contacts Your Action Your Feedback Alerts (as needed) Calls to Action Talking Points Contacts Your Action Your Feedback

7 Taking Action What to say… Use MABE Testimony and/or Talking Points Who to contact… Legislator /phone contacts will be provided Timing & Feedback… Prompt a ction & informing MABE adds to overall effectiveness

8 Making Contact Senate Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee Calls to Action will provide Contacts for legislators. Clicking on the legislator’s name will take you to their webpage, and full and phone information. Clicking the Contact arrow will take you to an form.

9 MABE Legislative Resources/Links Annapolis Advocacy Center – 2015 Legislative Positions 2015 Legislative Positions – Legislative Committee Page Legislative Committee Page – Testimony & Bill Highlights Page Testimony & Bill Highlights Page – GreenSheet Page GreenSheet Page Legislative Committee Procedures Continuing Resolutions Advocacy Toolkit: Guide to Effective Education Advocacy Advocacy Toolkit: Guide to Effective Education Advocacy General Assembly Website

10 Stay Tuned! MABE Legislative Committee Meetings Jan. 5, 2015 (Session starts Jan. 14) Jan. 26, 2015* January 29, 2015 Legislative Day Luncheon Feb. 9, 2015 Mar. 2, 2015 Mar. 16, 2015 Mar. 30, 2015 (Session ends April 13) Apr. 27, Session Wrap-Up


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