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 CONTEXTURE database and the Krantz News Service to monitor every legislative and regulatory proposal in all 50 states.
  • The number of bills is massive; so, we have created a pool of over 80 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.
  • CONTEXTURE/Krantz collects data, identifies items that match our keywords and delivers information to the MSC staff for review.
  • MSC reads every item and creates an INDUSTRY-SPECIFIC SUMMARY for the membership to use in determining which bill proposals they wish to track, support or oppose.
  • A NEW LEGISLATIVE BILLS and REGULATORY ACTIVITY MAP is posted in the members area under the "Current Issues> Legislative Monitoring" tab to help members track NEW legislative items. Just click on the states where laws are a concern to your business.
  • On the new legislation page, there is also a link to an ALL LEGISLATIVE BILLS AND REGULATORY ACTIVITY MAP that appears on a separate page. This map shows all active bill and regulations being tracked by state for the entire legislative session.
  • MSC’s PERIODIC EMAIL REPORTS of new item reminders are sent to all member companies in good standing. Members can also use the LEGISLATIVE 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.

For MSC Members Only

To view the MSC legislative bills and regulatory activities identified by the Council,

> CLIcK HERE to go to the Members Area: Current Issues: Legislative Monitoring <.

See Legislative Monitoring Tab in Members' Area