* Registration Deadline is September 14 *
* Resolution Deadline is September 3 *
Due to the continued COVID-19 pandemic, MAT has scheduled the Fall 2020 Legislative & Research Committee meeting to be held via Zoom teleconference calls.
The L&R Government Operations Subcommittee will meet on:
Wednesday, September 23, 10:00am to 11:00am
Pre-registration is required by September 14. Please click Government Operations Committee Registration to submit your name, township, county, and email. There is no cost to attend. We will send you the appropriate weblink and call-in information to participate.
These five subcommittees review, research, and recommend possible solutions or resolutions for legislative action related to their assigned issues. No motions passed or recommendations made at the subcommittees shall become official legislative initiatives until they are passed by the General L&R Committee and adopted by the MAT Board of Directors.
The specific agenda includes: Committee leadership elections, review and discussion of received resolutions, discuss 2020 Legislative session and the effects on the committee’s items, and discuss upcoming 2021 legislative session and top priorities for MAT.
About The Legislative & Research (L&R) Committee
The Legislative & Research (L&R) Committee is charged with developing, reviewing, and making recommendations for legislative efforts on behalf of townships. The purposes of the L&R Committee is to aid MAT in representing townships and their officials and in supporting the township form of government. The L&R Committee as a whole is called the General L&R Committee. L&R Frequently Asked Questions
Submitted resolutions will be debated and voted on by the group in various committees. Please remember all resolutions must be submitted by September 3 to the MAT office to be considered. Here is a sample resolution form.
How to Participate
Each county with an organized township (a member of MAT) can appoint one voting member for each subcommittee (5 total). In any county in which there exists a county unit of townships, the appointed members are appointed by the county unit by the pre-registration deadline for the summer meeting. All appointments are for one year and there is no limit to the number of times a person may be appointed.
In addition to appointed members, any township official of a township that is a member of MAT may participate in any meeting of the General L&R Committee, or any of its subcommittees, and may vote on actions pending before the General L&R Committee. Only an appointed member to a subcommittee of the L&R or the appointed member’s properly designated alternate shall be eligible to vote whenever a vote is taken at a meeting of a General L&R subcommittee.