The Legislative Services team relays important information to the local government elected officials and staff and seeks feedback on issues being considered during the General Assembly and study committee meetings. Such information then is shared with our state legislators. The team also advocates for locally-requested legislation and budget items.
With input from the region’s local governing bodies, a regional legislative program is developed and approved each year. During the General Assembly, an informational newsletter highlighting legislative activity is produced and distributed about every 7 – 10 days. This newsletter is prepared monthly throughout the remainder of the year. A final summary of legislative action also is developed following adjournment of the legislative session.
Adopted Legislative Program
The adopted 2021 TJPD Legislative Program contains three top priorities for the 2021 General Assembly and legislative positions on a variety of other issues of interest to local governments. The top priorities address support for communities during the ongoing public health emergency; budgets and funding; and broadband.
General Assembly Final Report
A summary of action taken by the 2020 regular session of the General Assembly is available. The document highlights significant legislative and budget actions of interest to local governments in the areas of environment, finance, human services, land use, local government, public safety and transportation.