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When ALEC members are defending the innocence of ALEC – Have you read something like this - the talking points sent out directly form ALEC’s Office:

ALEC task force members can bring legislation before their task force for consideration; usually  this is our legislative members.

Since ALEC is a legislative organization our state legislators take the lead on proposing legislation and only the public sector votes to adopt legislation as ALEC policy. We are a private organization

ALEC meetings are designed for legislative members to learn from each other as well as policy  experts representing a variety of current issue areas that affect our citizens and our economy.

The ALEC members make you think that it’s just a get together of state legislators to talk about things and share legislation among state legislators – Right????

WRONG!!!

I took some time and looked through the documents (ALEC Task Force meeting agendas and minutes) found at Common Cause to support their documentation to  the IRS requesting that the 501c3 status of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) be revoked.

And below is what you will find in those documents.
Grab a pot of coffee, a cup and a pound cake  – because I did not skimp on presenting you information.  

Below is the information from about one-half of the documents on Common Cause.  I did that for a reason – because you need to know the truth – the whole truth and nothing but the truth.  The information is "cut and pasted", just like ALEC model legislation - direct from ALEC meeting documents.

I will not make a comment after the intro – just read and gag – like I did.
I did not want to interpret the material for you – I wanted you to see it with your own eyes.
I did not want you to think I cut and chose just certain things - just to make my point - I gave you the whole enchilada.

I only ask you to carefully look at the legislation I have pulled and pay attention to the sponsors of that legislation.

It is important to know who is writing the legislation that ALEC legislators introduce in your state.

AND THEN ask yourself – WHO does ALEC “model” legislation really represent  – state legislators or ALEC Corporate Profit/Nonprofit Sector Members?

AND THEN ask yourself – Why in the hell are we allowing our legislators to attend ALEC meetings?

Civil Justice Task Force
Civil Justice Task Force Meeting
Annual Meeting | Manchester Grand Hyatt | San Diego, C.A.
August 6, 2010 | 2:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
The Trespasser Responsibility Act
Matt Fullenbaum, Director of Legislation, American Tort Reform Association
Mark Behrens, Partner, Shook, Hardy & Bacon; Civil Justice Task Force Advisor Mr. Fullenbaum and Mr. Behrens will present legislation aiming to layout the proper duty owed to a trespasser in response to unprecedented language in the American Law Institute’s Restatement of Torts. After a brief discussion, the Task Force will consider the legislation.

Promoting ‘Merit’ in “Merit Selection:” Best Practices in
Commission-Based Judicial Selection
Page Faulk, Vice President of Policy and Research,
U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform
Ms. Faulk will present legislation providing best practices for states with judicial merit selection systems. This legislation will not advocate for one form of judicial selection over another. After a brief discussion, the Task Force will consider the legislation.  

Civil Justice Task Force Meeting
States and Nation Policy Summit | Grand Hyatt Washington | Washington, D.C.
December 3, 2010 | 2:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

DISCUSSION AND VOTE: Resolution Regarding Codification of the Judicial
Cy Pres Doctrine
Cy Pres Resolution Development Working Group
Following the meeting of the Cy Pres Working Group at the Annual Meeting, members have collaborated to refocus the Resolution. Those involved in drafting the Resolution will explain the issue and the approach taken, after which a vote on the Resolution is expected.

AMENDMENT: The Transparency in Lawsuits Protection Act
Mr. Christopher Appel, Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP
The American Law Institute’s recently released Restatement may cause further implied causes of action to be found in statutes. The minor amendments to our model bill, already poised to keep implied causes of action from being interpreted where they don’t explicitly exist, will ensure that the legislature will still need to be explicit to create such a right.  

Civil Justice Task Force Meeting
Spring Task Force Summit | Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza | Cincinnati, Ohio
April 29, 2011 | 2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

DISCUSSION: The Phantom Damages Elimination Act
Victor Schwartz, Partner Shook, Hardy & Bacon; Civil Justice Task Force Co-Chair
The Phantom Damages Elimination Act would allot damages to plaintiffs based on the actual medical expenses paid or expected to be paid rather than on the sticker price. Attendees will discuss the model with the intent to vote on a final version at the Annual Meeting.

DISCUSSION AND VOTE: Resolution in Support of Fair Recourse and Effective
Deterrence against Frivolous Claims
Cary Silverman, Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
The Resolution in Support of Fair Recourse and Effective Deterrence against Frivolous Claims is intended to support activity on both the federal and state levels to strengthen rules punishing the filing of frivolous lawsuits. The Task Force will vote on the Resolution at this meeting as Congress is quickly considering the Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act, aimed at improving the protections for defendants victimized by frivolous claims.

Civil Justice Task Force Meeting
Annual Meeting | New Orleans Marriott | New Orleans, LA
August 5, 2011 | 2:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

DISCUSSION AND VOTE: The Phantom Damages Elimination Act
Cary Silverman, Shook Hardy & Bacon, LLP
The Phantom Damages Elimination Act would allot damages to plaintiffs based on the actual medical expenses paid or expected to be paid rather than on the sticker price. After discussion at the spring meeting followed by a couple of tweaks, the Task Force will discuss and vote on this legislation at the Annual Meeting.

DISCUSSION AND VOTE: The Promoting Merit in “Merit Selection” Act
Page Faulk, US Chamber Institute for Legal Reform
Ms. Faulk will present legislation providing best practices for states with judicial merit selection systems. This legislation will not advocate for one form of judicial selection over another. After discussion, the Task Force will consider the legislation.

DISCUSSION: The Employer Good Faith and Safe Harbor Act
Rep. Marvin Kleeb, Kansas
Rep. Kleeb will share his model draft, the Employer Good Faith and Safe Harbor Act, which creates a voluntary safe harbor program for employers that establish and follow prescribed procedures for handling employment practices. The “safe harbor program” would provide employers in compliance with some relief from liability in employment dispute litigation. Members are encouraged to offer any suggestions for consideration in fine-tuning this draft.

Civil Justice Task Force Meeting
States and Nation Policy Summit | The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa | Scottsdale, AZ.
December 1, 2011 | 2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

MODEL LEGISLATION: Amendments to the Product Liability Act
Victor Schwartz, Partner, Shook, Hardy & Bacon; Civil Justice Task Force Co-Chair

Overcriminalization Subcommittee
Conference Call
Friday, November 4, 2011
Proposed Model Legislation: Discussion and Advisory Vote

REPEAL: “ALEC Comprehensive Asset Forfeiture Act” (2000)
“Asset Forfeiture Process and Private Property Protection Act”
Mr. Lee McGrath, Institute for Justice

“Resolution on Transparency and Accountability in Criminal Law”
Mr. Marc Levin, Texas Public Policy Foundation

Civil Justice Task Force Meeting
Spring Task Force Summit | The Westin Charlotte | Charlotte, North Carolina
May 11, 2012 | 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

DISCUSSION: The Attorney General Authority Act
Charlie Ross, Wise Carter Child and Caraway, PA

DISCUSSION & VOTE: Resolution in Support of Strengthening the Medicare Secondary Payer System
Eric Goldberg, American Insurance Association
Charlie Ross, Wise Carter Child and Caraway, PA; Civil Justice Task Force Advisor

Commerce, Insurance & Economic Development Task Force
Commerce, Insurance & Economic Development Task Force
2010 States and Nation Policy Summit
Friday, December 3, 2010
2:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Independence GHI

“The Devolution of State Highway Systems Study Act”
Rep. Glenn Vaad, CO

“The Hurricane Mitigation Promotion Act”
Mr. Alan Smith, The Heartland Institute

“Insurance Compact Enabling Act”
Dr. Byron Schlomach and Mr. Nick Dranias, Goldwater Institute

American Legislative Exchange Council
Commerce, Insurance, and Economic Development Task Force
Annual Meeting
August 6, 2010

“Traffic Incident Quick Clearance Act” – by Ted Scott, American Trucking Association
Motion to adopt the model legislation as amended (Amendments 1-6 and 9-10);
passed public sector, passed private sector. Bill Passed.

“The Share the Road Safety Act” – by Ted Scott, American Trucking Association
Motion to adopt the model legislation as amended; passed the public sector with one
dissenting vote; passed the private sector unanimously. Bill Passed.

“A Resolution Concerning Tax Treatment of Affiliated Reinsurance” – by Alan Smith,
The Heartland Institute
Motion to adopt the model resolution; passed the public sector unanimously; passed
the private sector unanimously. Resolution Passed.

“Electronic Pay Choice Act” – Paul Russinoff, VISA
Motion to untable the model legislation; passed public sector unanimously; passed
private sector unanimously. Bill Untabled.
Motion to adopt the model legislation as amended; passed public sector with two
dissenting votes; passed private sector unanimously. Bill Passed.

American Legislative Exchange Council
Commerce, Insurance, and Economic Development Task Force
2010 States and Nation Policy Summit
December 3, 2010

“The Devolution of State Highway Systems Study Act” – by Rep. Glenn Vaad, CO
Bill concerning a study of the options for devolution of state highways that are
commuter highways to local governments.
Motion to adopt the model legislation; passed public sector; passed private sector. Bill Passed.

“The Hurricane Mitigation Promotion Act”- by Mr. Alan Smith, The Heartland Institute
Motion to adopt the model legislation as amended (Amendments 1-3); passed public
sector; passed private sector. Bill Passed.

“Insurance Compact Enabling Act”- by Dr. Byron Schlomach and Mr. Nick Dranias,
Goldwater Institute – Withdrawn by Sponsors.

Commerce, Insurance & Economic Development Task Force
2011 Spring Task Force Summit
April 29, 2011
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

“A Resolution in Support of the Transportation Infrastructure Finance
and Innovation Act”
Mr. Geoff Segal, Macquarie Capital USA

“State Council on Competitive Government Act”
Mr. Leonard Gilroy, Reason Foundation

Commerce, Insurance & Economic Development Task Force
2011 Annual Meeting
Friday, August 5
2:30 pm – 5:30 pm

2. Model Legislation and Presentations
“Establishing a Public-Private Partnership (P3) Authority Act”
Mr. Geoff Segal, Macquarie Capital USA

“Resolution in Support of a National Infrastructure Bank”
Mr. Geoff Segal, Macquarie Capital USA

“Multiple Award Schedule Contracts Act”
Mr. Thom Iles, John Deere & Company

“Long Term Asset Management Act”
Mr. Butch Eley, AMOTIA

Amendments to the ALEC “Resolution on Franchise and Business Agreement
Legislation”
Mr. Jeff Perry, General Motors
Mr. Troy Flanagan, International Franchise Association & Parquet Public Affairs

Minutes
Commerce, Insurance, and Economic Development Task Force
2011 Spring Task Force Summit
April 29, 2011

“A Resolution in Support of the Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act” –
by Mr. Geoffrey Segal, Macquarie Capital USA
Motion to adopt the model resolution; passed public sector by a unanimous voice vote;
passed private sector by a unanimous voice vote. Resolution Passed.

 “State Council on Competitive Government Act”- by Mr. Leonard Gilroy, Reason
Foundation
Motion to adopt the model legislation; passed public sector by a unanimous voice vote;
passed private sector by a unanimous voice vote. Bill Passed.

Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force
Labor and Business Regulation Subcommittee Conference Call
Monday, November 7th, 2011
11:00 AM ET – 12:00PM ET

Proposed Model Legislation: Discussion and Advisory Vote
“Resolution on the Misapplication of Employee Classification Laws”
Mr. Troy Flanagan, International Franchise Association

Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee
2011 States and Nation Policy Summit
Phoenix, Arizona
Wednesday, November 30
9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

Proposed Model Legislation: Discussion and Advisory Vote
“Resolution to Restore Transportation to the States”
Dr. Adrian Moore, Reason Foundation
Co-presenter: Senator Chip Rogers, GA

Commerce, Insurance & Economic Development Task Force
2011 State and National Policy Summit
Thursday, December 1
2:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Model Legislation and Presentations
“Resolution on the Misapplication of Employee Classification Laws”
Mr. Troy Flanagan, International Franchise Association

“Resolution to Restore Transportation to the States”
Dr. Adrian Moore, Reason Foundation
Co-presenter: Senator Chip Rogers, GA

 “Resolution in Support of Payroll Cards”
Ms. Kate Viar, VISA

“Competitive Private Professional Certification”
Representative Tom Forese, Arizona

Minutes for Annual Meeting 2011 1
American Legislative Exchange Council
Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force
August 5, 2011

“Establishing a Public-Private Partnership (P3) Authority Act” –by Mr.
Geoff Segal, Macquarie Capital USA
Motion to adopt the model legislation; passed the public sector
unanimously; passed the private sector unanimously; Bill Passed.

Amendments to the ALEC “Resolution on Franchise and Business
Agreement Legislation” -- by Mr. Troy Flanagan, International Franchise
Association & Parquet Public Affairs
Motion to table the resolution amendments for subcommittee; motion to
table passed the public sector; passed the private sector; Amendments
Tabled to subcommittee.

“Multiple Award Schedule Contracts Act” – by Mr. Thom Iles, John
Deere & Company
Motion to adopt the model legislation; passed the public sector
unanimously; passed the public sector unanimously; Bill Passed.

“Long Term Asset Management Act” – by Mr. Butch Eley, AMOTIA
Motion to adopt the legislation; passed the public sector unanimously;
passed the private sector unanimously; Bill Passed.

ALEC’S COMMERCE, INSURANCE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT TASK FORCE
Public Sector Members: 146
Private Sector Members: 103

Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force
2012 Spring Task Force Summit
Friday, May 11, 2012
2:00 PM – 5:15 PM
Grand A
Tentative Agenda

Presentations and Model Legislation 2:30 PM
“Resolution Opposing Regulation Intruding on the States’ Traditional Role as the Primary Regulator of
Homeowners Insurance”
Mr. Emory Wilkerson, State Farm Insurance Company

“The Occupational Licensing Relief and Job Creation Act”
Mr. Lee McGrath, Institute for Justice

“The Open and Fair Competition Act for Water and Wastewater Projects”
Mr. Bruce Hollands, PVC Pipe Association

“Food Nutrition Act”
Representative Cheryl Grossman, Ohio

“Prohibition on Paid Union Activity (Release Time) by Public Employees Act”
Dr. Byron Schlomach, The Goldwater Institute

“Public Employee Paycheck Protection Act”
Dr. Byron Schlomach, The Goldwater Institute

“The Financial Accountability for Public Employee Unions Act”
Mr. Paul Kersey, The Mackinac Center

“The Election Accountability for Municipal Employees Act”
Mr. Paul Kersey, The Mackinac Center

“The Decertification Elections Act”
Mr. Paul Kersey, The Mackinac Center

Minutes
American Legislative Exchange Council
Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force
2011 States and Nation Policy Summit
December 1, 2011

“Resolution on the Misapplication of Employee Classification Laws” – by Mr.
Wayne Weikel, International Franchise Association
Motion to adopt the model resolution; passed the public sector unanimously;
passed the private sector unanimously; Resolution Passed.

“Legal Tender Act” – by Mr. Richard Danker, American Principles Project
Motion to adopt the model legislation as amended; failed the public sector; Bill
Failed.

“Resolution to Restore Transportation to the States” – by Representative Chuck
Martin, Georgia, and Senator Chip Rogers, Georgia (co-presenter)
Motion to pass the model resolution; passed the public sector; passed the private
sector; Resolution Passed.

“Resolution in Support of Payroll Cards” – by Ms. Kate Viar, VISA
Motion to adopt the model resolution as amended; passed the public sector
unanimously; passed the private sector unanimously; Resolution Passed.

“Competitive Private Professional Certification Act” –by Representative Tom
Forese, Arizona, and Mr. Bryon Schlomach, The Goldwater Institute (copresenter)
Motion to refer the model legislation to the Labor and Business Regulation
Subcommittee; motion passed the public sector unanimously; motion passed the
private sector unanimously; Bill Referred to Labor and Business Regulation
Subcommittee.

Telecommunications & Information Technology Task Force
Telecommunications & Information Technology Task Force Meeting
ALEC’s 2010 Spring Task Force Summit
St. Louis, MO
April 23, 2010
Meeting DRAFT Minutes

Intuit’s Jim Ruda presented on and introduced a proposed Resolution on Government Tax
Preparation & Electronic Filing. The resolution was unanimously passed by both the private and public sectors.

NetChoice’s Braden Cox presented on early discussion and movement toward amending and updating the Electronic Communications Privacy Act.

NetChoice’s Braden Cox presented on and introduced a proposed Resolution Opposing the Expansion of the Federal Trade Commission’s Rulemaking Authority. The resolution was unanimously passed by both the private and public sectors

TELECOMMUNICATIONS & INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
TASK FORCE MEETING – FRIDAY, DECEMBER 3RD 2010, 2:15-5:15
ALEC States & Nation Policy Summit – Washington, DC (Grand Hyatt Hotel)

Model Legislation
I. Resolution Regarding Traffic Pumping
Sponsored by Rep. Deb Peters (SD)

II. Data Destruction and Sanitation Act
Sponsored by Sen. Ted Kanavas (WI)

Telecommunications & Information Technology Task Force Meeting
ALEC’s 2010 Annual Meeting
San Diego, CA
Friday, August 6th, 2010
Meeting DRAFT Minutes

NetChoice’s Steve DelBianco, presented on and introduced the Travel Agent Tax Fairness Act. Expedia’s Brent Thompson and Tax Foundation’s Joe Henchman also spoke to the Task Force concerning the proposed model legislation. The Task Force discussed the proposed model bill, with Rep. Ed Emery making a motion to amend the proposed model bill but subsequently withdrawing the amendment. A final vote was held on the proposed model bill, whereupon it passed both the private and public sector without opposition.
IPI’s Bartlett Cleland spoke to the Task Force regarding current FCC plans to re-classify broadband Internet as “telecommunications services,” and Rep. Phil Montgomery introduced and spoke on behalf of the proposed ALEC Broadband Regulation Resolution. The Task Force debated the resolution. After a motion was made and passed to end debate, a final vote was called. The proposed resolution was passed by both the public and private sectors.

TELECOMMUNICATIONS & INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY TASK FORCE
MEETING
FRIDAY, AUGUST 5TH 2011
ALEC 38th Annual Meeting – New Orleans Marriott, New Orleans, LA
Tentative Agenda

Legislation (30 minutes total)
Motions to strike the Resolution on MFJ Restrictions on Manufacturing and IntraLATA
Information Services, Resolution in Favor of Unrestricted Caller*ID, and the Resolution
Lifting the MFJ Restriction on Long Distance Services
Kelly Cobb, ATR/Rep. Don Parsons, Georgia, Model Legislation Review Working Group

Resolution in Support of Federal Efforts to Address Rogue Internet Sites that Sell Counterfeit Products and Facilitate Digital Theft – The Global Intellectual Property Center

Amendments to the ALEC 21st Century Commercial Nexus Act, Braden Cox,
Amazon.com/Steve DelBianco, NetChoice

Streamlined Sales Tax Resolution –Sen. Wayne Niederhauser, Utah

Resolution Adopting the 10 Elements of High-Quality Digital Learning – Sen. Rich Crandall, Arizona

ALEC STATES AND NATION POLICY SUMMIT
TELECOMMUNCIATIONS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
TASK FORCE MEETING
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2011
2:30pm-5:30pm

Legislation
Motion to Recommend that the Board of Directors change the name of the
Telecommunications and Information Technology Task Force – Rep.
Calvin Hill (GA)

Motion to Approve a Resolution in Support of Federal Efforts to Address
Rogue Internet Sites that Sell Counterfeit Products and Facilitate Digital
Theft – Rep. Blair Thoreson (ND)
Motion to Repeal the Life Line Telephone Service Guidelines – Rep. Don
Parsons (GA) and Mr. Kelly Cobb (Americans for Tax Reform)

Motion to Repeal the Concurrent Resolution Creating a Special Joint
Committee to Develop a Comprehensive Telecommunications Plan for the
States – Rep. Don Parsons (GA) and Mr. Kelly Cobb (Americans for Tax
Reform)

Motion to Repeal the Utility Gross Receipts Tax Act – Rep. Don Parsons
(GA) and Mr. Kelly William Cobb (Americans for Tax Reform)

Motion to Repeal the Emergency Telephone Service Enabling Act – Rep.
Don Parsons (GA) and Mr. Kelly Cobb (Americans for Tax Reform)

Motion to Repeal the Alternate Certification for Distance Learning
Instructors Act – Rep. Don Parsons (GA) and Mr. Kelly Cobb (Americans
for Tax Reform)

Motion to Repeal the Resolution Concerning Management of the National
Spectrum – Rep. Don Parsons (GA) and Mr. Kelly Cobb (Americans for
Tax Reform)

Motion to Repeal the Resolution Urging Congress to Open the Cable
Industry to More Competition in the Marketplace – Rep. Don Parsons
(GA) and Mr. Kelly Cobb (Americans for Tax Reform)

Telecommunications & Information Technology Task Force Meeting
ALEC’s 2011 Annual Meeting
New Orleans, LA
Friday, August 5, 2011
Meeting Draft Minutes

Kelly William Cobb of Americans for Tax Reform and the Task Force’s Model Legislation Review Working Group offered three motions to strike: 1) the Resolution on MFJ Restrictions on Manufacturing and IntraLATA Information Services, 2) the Resolution in Favor of Unrestricted Caller*ID, and 3) the Resolution Lifting the MFJ Restriction on Long Distance Services. After Mr. Cobb’s presentation, there was no further discussion. Then, Mr. Cobb moved and was seconded to consider the three motions on one vote. Both public and private sectors voted unanimously to approve the motions to strike the model resolutions.

Mark Elliott of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce offered a Resolution in Support of Federal Efforts to Address Rogue Internet Sites that Sell Counterfeit Products and Facilitate Digital Theft that was dually referred from the International Relations Task Force. After Mr. Elliott’s presentation, there was discussion. Will Castleberry of AOL moved to amend the resolution by striking and adding language. Then, Wayne Fonteix of AT&T offered an amendment to Mr. Castleberry’s amendment striking some language, which Mr. Castleberry accepted. Prior to the conclusion of discussion on the amendment, Walter White of Verizon moved to table the underlying resolution. There was no discussion on the motion to table. The private sector voted 19-1 in favor of the motion to table, but the public sector voted only 5-9 in favor; thus, the motion to table failed. The Task Force then proceeded with a vote on the motion to amend by Mr. Castleberry, which was adopted by the private sector 8-1 in favor and by the public sector 19-3 in favor. On final passage of the resolution as amended, the public sector voted 17-1 in favor of the resolution, but the private sector voted 8-8 in favor; thus, the resolution failed on final passage because it failed to achieve a majority of support from the private sector.

SPRING TASK FORCE SUMMIT
COMMUNICATIONS AND TECHNOLOGY TASK FORCE
TASK FORCE MEETING TENTATIVE AGENDA
FRIDAY, MAY 11, 2012

Model Legislation
Consideration of Model Legislation Working Group Recommendations – Rep. Don Parsons of Georgia and Kelly William Cobb of Digital Liberty

Consideration of the Facilitating Business Rapid Response to State Declared Disaster Act of 2012 – TBD1

Consideration of An Act Relating to Biometric Information – Rep. Lora Hubbel of South Dakota

Telecommunications & Information Technology Task Force Meeting
ALEC’s 2011 States and Nation Policy Summit
Phoenix, AZ
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Meeting Draft Minutes

Rep. Thoreson announced his intention to withdraw his Resolution in Support of Federal Efforts to Address Rogue Internet Sites that Sell Counterfeit Products and Facilitate Digital Theft. Mr. Cleland explained that the Resolution would be referred to a special working group comprised of Executive Committees of the Task Forces with jurisdiction over the issue.

Health and Human Services
Health and Human Services Task Force Meeting
ALEC’s 2010 Spring Task Force Summit
April 23, 2010
Meeting Minutes

HHS Task Force members considered the Resolution on Cord and Placenta Blood Banking and Research, sponsored by Indiana Representative Dave Frizzell and Celgene’s Greg Chesmore.

HHS Task Force members considered the Patients First Medicaid Reform Act, sponsored by John Locke Foundation’s Joe Coletti.

Health and Human Services Task Force Meeting
ALEC’s 37th Annual Meeting
Saturday, August 7, 2010
Meeting Minutes

HHS Task Force members considered the Resolution on Point of Service Reimbursement, sponsored by Libby Brunsvold of AstraZeneca/MedImmune.

HHS Task Force members considered the Patients First Medicaid Reform Act, sponsored by John Locke Foundation’s Joe Coletti.

HHS Task Force Members considered the Medication Therapy Management Services Act, sponsored by North Carolina Representative Jeff Barnhart and Gaspar Laca of GlaxoSmithKline.

Health and Human Services Task Force Meeting
ALEC’s 2011 Spring Task Force Summit
Friday, April 29, 2011
12:30 – 5:00 p.m.
Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza
Potential Model Legislation:
Amendments to ALEC’s Health Care Sharing Ministries Freedom to Share Act, sponsored by Joe Guarino, Alliance of Health Care Sharing Ministries

Health Freedom Compact Act, sponsored by Goldwater Institute’s Nick Dranias

Health Professional Modernization Act, sponsored by Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Arlene Wohlgemuth

Health and Human Services Task Force Meeting
ALEC’s 38th Annual Meeting
New Orleans Marriott
Thursday, August 4, 2011
2:30-5:30 p.m.
TENTATIVE AGENDA
Potential Model Legislation (in order of submission):

Health Care Equitable Reimbursement Act, sponsored by Jane Orient, Association of American Physicians and Surgeons

Resolution Urging States and Manufacturers of Prescription Medications to Partner and Identify Opportunities to Address and Reduce Prescription Drug Abuse and Misuse, sponsored by Candie Phipps, Endo Pharmaceuticals

Resolution Against PPACA Health Insurance Exchanges, sponsored by Arizona Senator Nancy Barto

State Employee Health Savings Account Act, sponsored by Amanda Griffin-Johnson, Illinois Policy Institute

Resolution Supporting Choices for Americans with Disabilities, sponsored by DarynDemeritt, ResCare

Medicaid Managed Long-Term Care Act, sponsored by Georgia Senator Renee Unterman

Health Care Compact Act, sponsored by Arlene Wohlgemuth, Texas Public Policy Foundation

Health Professional Modernization Act, sponsored by Arlene Wohlgemuth, Texas Public Policy Foundation

Health and Human Services Task Force Meeting
ALEC’s 2011 States and Nation Policy Summit
Friday, December 2, 2011
2:00-5:00 p.m.
TENTATIVE AGENDA

Potential Model Legislation (in order of submission):

Medicaid Managed Long-Term Care Services and Supports Act, sponsored by Pam Berry Amerigroup

Resolution Urging States and Interested Parties to Partner and Identify Opportunities to Address and Reduce Prescription Drug Abuse and Misuse, sponsored by Candi Phipps, Endo Pharmaceuticals

Health Care Equitable Payment Act, sponsored by Jane Orient, Association of American Physicians and Surgeons

Resolution Ensuring Patient Protections Remain in Place in Medicaid Pharmacy Benefits, sponsored by Iowa Representative Linda Miller

Standards for Health Care Communication Act, sponsored by Josh Brown, Pfizer

Health and Human Services Task Force Meeting
ALEC’s 2012 Spring Task Force Summit
Friday, May 11, 2012 • 2:00-5:15 p.m. • Grand Ballroom D
TENTATIVE AGENDA
Potential Model Legislation (in order of submission):
Charity Health Care Tax Credit Act, sponsored by Georgia Senator Judson Hill

Regional Health Care Coalition Act, sponsored by Georgia Senator Judson Hill

Zarephath Charity Health Care Act (and background document), sponsored by Alieta Eck, Association of American Physicians and Surgeons

Health Care Price Disclosure Act, sponsored by Arizona Senator Nancy Barto

Physician and Patient Freedom of Vaccine Choice Act, sponsored by Don Stecher, Novartis

Resolution Supporting the Repeal of the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB), sponsored by Kathryn Serkes, Doctor Patient Medical Association

Education Task Force
Education Task Force
Higher Education Subcommittee Meeting
ALEC’s 2011 Spring Task Force Summit | Friday, April 29, 2011
9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

Discussion: Higher Education Transparency Act
Sponsored by Michael Poliakoff, American Council of Trustees and Alumni

Discussion: Performance Audit Act
Sponsored by Harry Stille, Evergreen Freedom Foundation

K–12 Education Reform Subcommittee Meeting
ALEC’s 2011 Spring Task Force Summit | Friday, April 29, 2011
10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Discussion: Education Savings Account Act
Sponsored by Scott Jensen, American Federation for Children

Education Task Force Meeting
ALEC’s 2011 Spring Task Force Summit | Friday, April 29, 2011
2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Discussion and Voting: Higher Education Transparency Act
Sponsored by Michael Poliakoff, American Council of Trustees and Alumni
Moderated by Ms. Mickey Revenaugh, Connections Academy, Private Sector
Task Force Chair

Discussion and Voting: Performance Audit Act
Sponsored by Harry Stille, Evergreen Freedom Foundation
Moderated by Ms. Mickey Revenaugh, Connections Academy, Private Sector
Task Force Chair

Discussion and Voting: Education Savings Account Act
Sponsored by Scott Jensen, American Federation for Children
Moderated by Ms. Mickey Revenaugh, Connections Academy, Private Sector
Task Force Chair

Education Task Force Meeting Minutes
ALEC’s 2010 States & Nation Policy Summit | Friday, December 3, 2010
2:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Education Task Force members considered the A-Plus Literacy Act, sponsored by Dr. Matthew Ladner of the Goldwater Institute. After discussion, the legislation passed both the public sector and the private sector unanimously. The A-Plus Literacy Act was approved.

Education Task Force members considered amendments to ALEC’s Open Enrollment Act, sponsored by Ben DeGrow of the Independence Institute. After discussion, the amendments passed both the public sector and the private sector unanimously. The amendments to ALEC’s Open Enrollment Act were approved.

Education Task Force members considered the Resolution in Support of Private Sector Colleges and Universities, sponsored by Melissa Garrett of Bridgepoint Education. After discussion, the resolution passed both the public sector and the private sector unanimously. The Resolution in Support of Private Sector Colleges and Universities was approved.

Finally, Education Task Force members considered the Parent Trigger Act, sponsored by Marc Oestreich of the Heartland Institute. After discussion, the legislation passed both the public sector and the private sector unanimously. The Parent Trigger Act was approved.

V. For the Good of the Order

VI. Adjournment

Originally posted to MNDem999 on Sat Jun 02, 2012 at 03:42 PM PDT.

Also republished by American Legislative Transparency Project.

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