Legislative & Regulatory Tracking Program
You don’t want to be BLINDSIDED BY NEW STATE LAWS that adversely impact your business or your personal life.
THE PROBLEM IS you simply don’t have the time or money to read every bill and monitor every proposal in your capitol every year.
If you work or have customers in multiple states, how can you ever hope to track every good or bad proposal for new laws everywhere?
FOREWARNED IS FOREARMED — MSC is watching out for you.
The object of the MSC legislative reporting program is to track proposed legislation in the 50 states and provide members with ADVANCED WARNING of bills that can help or hurt your business. State governments can move much faster than Federal legislation, and new developments in a state or region can spread to other states or regions very quickly.
It takes a lot of resources to monitor even your own state, and most MSC members don’t operate or sell in just one state. The Mulch & Soil Council Government Relations Program is designed to help members save time and money by cutting through the massive volume of legislative bills and reports and distilling the legalese down to the key points members are concerned about. THEN, you can decide if you want to call your state representatives and take action to support or oppose laws that will affect your profitability.
HERE IS HOW IT WORKS
- MSC has teamed with the Billtrack50 database to monitor every legislative and regulatory proposal in all 50 states and the Federal government.
- The number of bills is massive; so, we have created a pool of keywords to help select legislative issues important to mulch & soil producers. Council members are encouraged to propose additional keywords or phrases to help improve our monitoring process.
- Billtrack50 collects data, identifies items that match our keywords and delivers information to the MSC staff for review.
- MSC reads every item and, where possible, creates an industry specific summary for the membership to use in determining which bill proposals they wish to track, support or oppose.
- A series of maps showing the volume of mulch and soil legislative and regulatory activities in each state and the Federal government are posted in the members area under the "Current Issues> Legislative Monitoring" tab to help members track proposed bills for the current legislative session and regulatory proposals for the entire year. Just click on the states where laws and regulations are a concern to your business.
- MSC’s periodic STAKEHOLDER WATCHLIST of new item reminders and updates are sent to all member companies in good standing. Members can also use the LEGISLATIVE or REGULATORY MONITORING MAPs to track new items and updates on existing items at any time – 24/7.
- YOU CHOOSE if you want to call your state representatives and take action to support or oppose laws that will affect your business. Find your state representatives at http://openstates.org
- THE COUNCIL may also choose to become involved in selected state proposals that might have greater implications for the industry nationwide.