MVMA’s Legislative Advocacy Program
MVMA has an active Legislative Advisory Committee, an outside lobbyist and a public relations firm who work on behalf of our members to help us protect veterinarians and their interests. The Legislative Advisory Committee assists MVMA’s Board of Directors in formulating and implementing MVMA legislative policy and MVMA positions on State Regulatory Proposals. The Committee focuses on the following areas of interest:
- Changes to the State Public Health Code
- Animal Welfare Issues
- Programs for Zoonosis Detection and Control
- Small Business Owner Issues
- Health Professions Issues
It is important for MVMA members to support issues that affect veterinary medicine, animals and small businesses. Therefore, the association periodically contacts member and requests that they get in touch with their legislators on potential threatening legislation. If you do not know who your legislators are, you can find them at the following sites:
MVMA’s Legislative Advisory Committee will be meeting throughout 2013 to discuss propsed Michigan legislation.
You can review information on the status of any bill by searching for them on the Michigan Legislature Website. Currently, MVMA has no action alerts for members on any proposed legislation.
AVMA State Legislative Update
Do you know any Senators or Representatives?
MVMA is working to expand its legislative network. One of the best ways for us to connect with legislators is through personal or professional relationships. If you have a relationship with a government official, please let us know by filling out our MVMA Legislative Relationship Form.
Basic Legislative Information
How Does a Bill Become a Law?
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Contacting Your Legislator
Tips on Effective Letter Writing to State Legislators
Tips for Effective Meetings with State Legislators and Officials
MVMA Position Statements