2015/16 AMC Legislative
Platform Development Process
Now is the time
for AMC members to begin working with AMC
staff if you have something you would like brought forward for
consideration of inclusion in the AMC Legislative Platform.
Connect with the appropriate AMC policy analyst to
discuss your position. With their assistance, you will be
responsible for writing your suggestion, whether it is a new item, a
change to a current platform item, or a deletion from the current
platform. The AMC analyst will discuss
background/context/possible opposition to and support for the
position, and can coach you through the development process.
There are numerous ways for
AMC members to participate in the process, as outlined in the
timeline below. If you have any questions about this process, please
contact AMC’s policy coordinator
Policy committees, affiliates and staff review
platform and suggest changes.
Policy committees meet at Breezy Point in Pequot Lakes to discuss
changes to the platform and potential legislative priorities.
October - November:
AMC Fall District meetings, further discussion
of the platform and legislative priorities.
Platform recommendations must be submitted to AMC by this date to
meet policy committee deadlines.
Policy committees finalize platform recommendations, and platform
is adopted by full membership during the AMC Annual Conference in
December 2015- January 2016:
AMC Board of Directors selects 2016
legislative priorities for the upcoming legislative session (session
starts Tuesday, March 8, 2016).