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Legislative Committee Charges (updated and approved July, 2016):

  1. To receive information on proposed or potential legislation and refer to the appropriate standing committee for timely position statement.
  2. To communicate with membership, legislative positions of VLSSE content committees, and to request participation by membership in support or opposition of positions.
  3. To educate legislators and staff about DSS-related issues, and to speak for or against specific pieces of legislation or budget issues.
  4. To educate VLSSE members and DSS employees about effective methods for positive legislative interactions and the importance of relationship-building with their legislators.
  5. To meet with legislators and other stakeholders to share information and work towards common goals.

Useful Link:

2010 Catalog of State and Federal Mandates on Local Governments


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