American Legislative Exchange Council Posts Full Catalog of Model Policies Online
Renews call for open exchange of ideas to create opportunity and move government closer to communities
WASHINGTON, DC (March 15, 2013) – The American Legislative Exchange Council, a nonpartisan organization of state legislators who come together to share ideas and become better advocates for their constituents, announced today its posting of all model policy on its website (www.alec.org) in order to promote a more educated discussion and open exchange of ideas across America.
Through eight task forces composed of state legislators, business leaders and citizen organizations, the Exchange Council develops model policies based on academic research, existing state policy and proven business practices. The Council and its task forces closely imitate the legislative process of state government. Ideas are introduced and assigned to an appropriate task force based on subject and scope. Meetings are conducted where experts present facts and opinions for discussion, just as they would in committee hearings. These discussions are followed by a vote.
“At its core, democracy is a participatory process where ideas are shared and the best ideas are advanced,” said Ron Scheberle, the Exchange Council’s executive director. “The Council and its task forces provide a unique opportunity for legislators to learn from their counterparts from around the country.”
The results of the model policy process are state-based solutions and pro-growth economic policies that help state governments work better and more efficiently, thereby creating greater opportunity for all Americans.
To access and download the Exchange Council’s model policy, visit www.alec.org.
The American Legislative Exchange Council is the largest nonpartisan, voluntary membership organization of state legislators in the United States. The Exchange Council is governed by state legislators who comprise the Board of Directors and is advised by the Private Enterprise Advisory Council, a group of private, foundation and think tank members. For more information about the American Legislative Exchange Council, please visit: www.alec.org.
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