When bills are made available from the legislature, they are reviewed for policy or legal impact on the CBA. In order to most effectively participate in the legislative process, the sections and committees must be prepared to respond to a bill as soon as possible. Sections and committees should respond to a bill request whether it is support, oppose, amend or take no position.
The LPC generally meets weekly at the CBA offices to review these requests. Representatives of the section or committee are required to attend the meetings to inform the LPC as to the pros and cons of the proposed position and any opposition, either known or potential. The LPC will then review the proposed position and take a position. After the LPC authorizes a position, the director of legislative relations will then coordinate testimony and lobbying with the section chair and/or legislative liaison.
The mechanics of how the LPC operates must remain flexible, but the following guidelines should inform and guide the way the LPC conducts business.