Policy Submission Form

The Alaska Chamber is accepting position submissions for 2017 now through Friday, August 12, 2016. Member submitted positions will be reviewed by the Legislative Affairs Committee prior to the 2016 Fall Forum on October 13 in Kenai, Alaska.

Alaska Chamber members set the policy agenda for the Alaska business community. General members in good standing may advance policy positions for review and discussion at the Policy Forum each fall. Please provide complete, concise information regarding your submission, and thank you for contributing to the economic health of Alaska.

Positions may be submitted using the online submission form below. Members may only bring forward new proposed policy positions for consideration.

Wondering whether or not an issue of concern is already a position of the Alaska Chamber? Check out a list of our 2016 Priorities and Positions here.

Questions? Still not clear? Contact Curtis W. Thayer before submitting a new position.

After August 12, and before the Policy Forum in October, member submitted positions will be reviewed by the Legislative Affairs Committee (LAC). During this process the LAC confirms that the necessary information required to make a recommendation on the position is available. Then the LAC vets the proposed position and forms a recommendation based on the information presented by proponent and opponents.

Vetted positions are forwarded to all members registered for the Forum for review prior to consideration and voting during the Forum. During the Forum the positions are discussed and voted on by the body with only those receiving a majority vote of the established quorum being adopted.

Position Submission Form

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The Position Statement should be more in depth than the short title and address two questions (Limit 200 words): What is the issue and desired action/initiative? What position do you propose the Alaska Chamber take on this issue?

Please quantify the cost or savings to business, and state and local governments. There is no such thing as a free lunch. There is always a financial impact.

Supporting Documents Please submit any supporting documents below. Please keep in mind that the total file size for all documents must not exceed 20 megabytes. If your documents are too large, or if you need more time to gather them, please contact us at (907) 278-2727 on or before August 12, 2016.

Please refer any questions or concerns to Curtis W. Thayer at cthayer@alaskachamber.com.