Alaska Chamber Legislative Policy Forum
The Alaska Chamber will hold their annual Legislative Policy Forum on October 16th in Fairbanks, AK after the Annual Fall Convention. The purpose of the policy forum is to the establish legislative priorities of the organization for the upcoming year based on proposals submitted by the general membership of the Alaska Chamber.
Prior to the forum, members submit legislative positions to the Legislative Affairs Committee for review and research. During this process the committee confirms that the necessary information required to make a recommendation (support, oppose, no position) on the position is available and then vets the proposed policy and makes a recommendation based on the information presented by the position proponent as well as opposition information that is available.
Prior to the Legislative Policy Forum, the proposed positions that have been vetted by the committee are forwarded to all members for review. During the forum the proposed positions are debated and voted on by the body with only those receiving a majority vote being adopted.
Out of the adopted positions, 3 federal and 3 state positions are also adopted as priorities for the year.
These positions define the core issues that impact the businesses across the state and provide direction to the staff and board members in their advocacy efforts for the upcoming year.
Voting and position submission are limited to Alaska Chamber members.
Please read the following documents before submitting a position. Submissions not conforming to the format and rules will not be advanced.