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Legislative Advocacy

Legislative action or inaction at the state and congressional levels can greatly affect municipal utility operations and long-term planning. MPUA advocates for members, makes members' voices heard, and communicates changes and relevant legislative action to members. 

 


State Legislative Advocacy

  • Government Relations Team
    • Our team at the Capitol has over 90 years of combined experience in lobbying and state government service
  • Lobbying
    • During the legislative session, MPUA can be found meeting with senators and representatives, testifying at committee hearings, and mobilizing members to share their experience and concerns with the legislature
  • Legislative Committee
    • Open to all members, the Committee meets monthly during the state legislative session to advise staff and stay up-to-date on utility issues in the State Capitol
  • Publications
    • Members can elect to receive weekly reports during session including the Alliance Inside publication and a Bill Report

2017 Legislative Committee Schedule


*GOB: Governor's Office Building

Date  Time Location
 January24  10:00 am GOB 315
 February 14  10:00 am GOB 315
 March 7 10:00 am GOB 315
April 11   10:00 am GOB 316
May 9   10:00 am GOB 315










Congressional Advocacy

  • APPA Legislative Rally - each year a delegation of MPUA members and staff participate in this public power rally and talk with members of Congress to explain the impact of issues affecting municipal utilities
  • MPUA staff meet regularly with relevant congressional committee staff as well as our members of Congress and provide formal comments and letters when energy and utility issues come before their bodies
  • MPUA participates in stakeholder groups to present a strong voice for public power and municipal utilities and works regularly with both investor-owned and cooperative utilities to educate Congress on the effects of congressional action

2017 Legislative Documents

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
Alliance Inside 010917.pdf PDF (564.92 KB) Administration 1/10/2017
Alliance Inside 011817.pdf PDF (558.35 KB) Administration 1/24/2017
Alliance Inside 012317.pdf PDF (573.96 KB) Administration 1/24/2017
Alliance Inside 013017.pdf PDF (578.46 KB) Administration 2/8/2017
Alliance Inside 020717.pdf PDF (577.23 KB) Administration 2/8/2017
Alliance Inside 021317.pdf PDF (572.01 KB) Administration 3/27/2017
Alliance Inside 022117.pdf PDF (575.29 KB) Administration 3/27/2017
Alliance Inside 030617.pdf PDF (531.03 KB) Administration 3/27/2017
Alliance Inside 031417.pdf PDF (569.45 KB) Administration 3/27/2017
Bill Report 010917.pdf PDF (294.9 KB) Administration 1/10/2017
Bill Report 011617.pdf PDF (155.17 KB) Administration 1/24/2017
Bill Report 012217.pdf PDF (329.55 KB) Administration 1/24/2017
Bill Report 012817.pdf PDF (334.44 KB) Administration 2/8/2017
Bill Report 020617.pdf PDF (343.4 KB) Administration 2/8/2017
SB186 Talking Points PDF (270.54 KB) Administration 2/13/2017
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