Procedures and Rules
XVII. LEGISLATIVE AND GOVERNMENT RELATIONS COMMITTEE
- Duties and Responsibilities:
a) Acts as a point of contact and distribution of information on government affairs between the Network and other organizations with an interest in agricultural information, especially the National Agricultural Library (NAL).
b) Serves as the Network contact when important items of legislation or regulation are under consideration, alerting members to help government officials better understand the issues before them and the impact of their actions upon the agricultural information community.
c) Identifies experts in the Network who might prepare a statement or provide information on government policies or proposed legislation.
d) Works with the President and representatives of NAL to determine the most appropriate methods and timing for providing support for programs and services of the NAL.
e) Works with Chairs of other Legislative or Government Relations Committees (ALA, SLA, et al.) to coordinate appropriate activities; networks with these groups to enhance the exchange of information regarding issues relevant to agricultural information.
f) Prepares and distributes on USAIN-L and the USAIN web site a regular update of legislative and government relations issues for the USAIN membership as appropriate.
a) Monitor various government activities, regulations, and legislation affecting agricultural information.
b) Notify the Chair and other members of current issues the Committee may want to investigate or act upon.