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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


2020 Legislative Committee Schedule

*GOB: Governor's Office Building

Date  Time Location
 January 14  10:00 am GOB 315
 February 11  10:00 am Truman Bldg 490
 March 10 10:00 am Truman Bldg 750
April 14  10:00 am GOB 315
May 12  10:00 am GOB 315
 December 18 10:00 am Conf. call



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

Legislative Documents

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
Alliance Inside 011020 PDF (486.42 KB) Administration 1/22/2020
Alliance Inside 012120 PDF (456.1 KB) Administration 1/21/2020
Alliance Inside 012720 PDF (443.78 KB) Administration 1/29/2020
Alliance Inside 020320 PDF (458.93 KB) Administration 2/3/2020
Alliance Inside 020720 PDF (444.97 KB) Administration 2/7/2020
Alliance Inside 021720 PDF (438.92 KB) Administration 2/17/2020
Alliance Inside 030220 PDF (450.57 KB) Administration 3/2/2020
Alliance Inside 030920 PDF (464.78 KB) Administration 3/9/2020
Alliance Inside 032420 PDF (468.14 KB) Administration 3/24/2020
Alliance Inside 041320 PDF (479.79 KB) Administration 4/13/2020
Alliance Inside 051120 PDF (442.21 KB) Administration 5/11/2020
Bill Report 011420 PDF (170.77 KB) Administration 1/16/2020
Bill Report 011720 PDF (309.79 KB) Administration 1/21/2020
Bill Report 012420 PDF (333.96 KB) Administration 1/27/2020
Bill Report 020220 PDF (217.35 KB) Administration 2/3/2020
Bill Report 020620 PDF (262.57 KB) Administration 2/7/2020
Bill Report 021520 PDF (202.42 KB) Administration 2/17/2020
Bill Report 022820 PDF (225.65 KB) Administration 3/2/2020
Bill Report 030720 PDF (202.35 KB) Administration 3/9/2020
Bill Report 032320 PDF (206.01 KB) Administration 3/24/2020
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