The Legislative Committee arranges to represent NDLA before legislative interim and standing committees considering issues pertinent to libraries:
Tracks, develops, supports, and communicates library-related legislation to the organization as needed
Works with the State Library on legislative matters
Works with a legislative consulting firm during years when the North Dakota Library Association contracts with one
Coordinates legislative priorities from NDLA sections & committees
Coordinates the nomination and selection of individuals who meet the Library Champion Award criteria
The Committee Chair is appointed by the NDLA President and may serve concurrent terms of office
The President-Elect is a member of the Legislative committee during a legislative year
Meetings are held on an as-needed basis
We need committee members!
The next legislative biennium begins in January of 2023. We need to start gearing up to monitor bills and offer testimony on issues related to libraries in North Dakota.
If you think you might be interested in helping NDLA participate in the state legislative process...