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Legislative Committee

Mission Statement
This committee serves as an advisory committee to the Public Policy Oversight Committee. It conducts an in-depth review and discussion of all proposed Biocom legislative positions at the local, state and federal levels of government and determines which ones merit Biocom positions. As such, it is one of the most active working committees within Biocom. The committee also reviews and gives recommendations for legislative education and outreach programs which Biocom may provide or participate in.

Committee Make-Up
The committee is led by two co-chairs; membership on the committee is open to all Biocom members in good standing. Regular participation in committee meetings or policy related events is required to continue as a voting member of the committee. In cases where more than one person within the same company participates in the committee, that company shall be limited to one vote on any voting issues.

Committee Responsibilities:

  • Review and give input on staff recommendations for Biocom positions on proposed legislation at local, state and federal levels
  • Attend Biocom policy related events, including (but not limited to) legislative roundtables and Biocom receptions for elected staff and/or elected officials.

Biocom Responsibilities:

  • With engagement of the committee co-chairs, provide official communication to committee members through agendas, emails, and background documents for all committee meetings.
  • Provide background and analysis on legislative proposals, including staff recommendations when appropriate
  • Prepare and distribute marketing materials to promote any policy related events and/or workshops and activities, including registration materials.
  • Ensure accurate and updated information in publications.
  • Organize logistics for Legislative Committee meetings.

Committee Information:

  • Biocom Staff Contact: Jimmy Jackson
  • Committee Co-Chairs: April Grant, Alkermes; Richard Ledford, Ledford Enterprises
  • Committee Admissions Requirements: Biocom member in good standing, actively participating in committee either via meetings or events.