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The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) has eight task forces:

(Until it was disbanded in April 2012, ALEC also operated a Public Safety and Elections Task Force, which adopted such "model" bills as the "Stand Your Ground" bill or "Castle Law" doctrine and the voter ID Act. Later in 2012, ALEC launched the "Justice Performance Project" (JPP) in place of the Public Safety and Elections Task Force. The bills associated with the JPP in task force materials obtained by the Center for Media and Democracy and posted by ALEC appear to continue ALEC's modus operandi of promoting the financial interests of the corporations and special interest groups that fund it, such as the American Bail Coalition, according to PRWatch.[1])

This article is about ALEC's Commerce, Insurance, and Economic Development Task Force. Legislators can join this task force for no extra cost. Corporations pay $2,500 a year to join.[2] For model legislation crafted and adopted by the Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force, go here. For task force directories and meeting agendas, go here.

2013 States and Nation Policy Summit Substantive Agenda

The following model bills were proposed for the Washington, DC conference:[3]

Presentations given and panel discussions to be held during the meeting included:[3]

  • "Let's Get Moving: How America Finances its Different Modes of Transportation"

2013 Annual Meeting Substantive Agenda

The following model bills were proposed at the Chicago, IL conference:

  • Amendments to ALEC "Occupational Licensing Relief and Job Creation Act" (this act "protects against the use of occupational regulations to reduce competition and increase prices to consumers. When enacting future occupational regulations, this Act requires state legislatures to find real harm, and select the least restrictive regulation to address that harm. The Act also protects entrepreneurs by shifting the burden to the government to show in court and administrative hearings that it is enforcing occupational laws for health-and-safety reasons, and not solely as a barrier to entry.")
  • "Temporary Help Unemployment Insurance Act" (This Act "requires, as a condition of unemployment benefit eligibility, that temporary employees contact their temporary help employer for new work upon completion of their temporary assignment. The Act also requires that temporary employees be informed of this requirement.")[4]

Presentations given and panel discussions held during the meeting included:

  • "Government obstacles to urban development" - Presented by the Honorable John Norquist, Congress for the New Urbanism
  • "State Economic Development Policies" - Presented by Dr. Matthew Mitchell, Mercatus Center
  • Untitled Presentation - Presented by Joseph Schuebert, Security Finance Corporation
  • "Why Catastrophe Reinsurance supply has increased - impact on state residual markets" - Presented by Bradley Kading, Association of Bermuda Insurers and Re-insurers
  • "Keeping Rail on Track: An Industry Update from the State and Local Level"
  • "Electronic Bond Filing: Recent Advances and Future Developments"
  • Discussion of “ALEC Statement of Principles on Toll Roads”
  • Discussion, "Trust accounts – what states have it and how they work"
  • Discussion of "Sunset of Forfeitures"[4]

Additional Proposed Policy Amendments:

  • Resolution Relating to Residual Markets and Reinsurance Funds (2009)
  • Employee Secret Ballot Protection Act (2008)
  • Resolution Opposing Increases in Minimum Wage Linked to CPI (2008)
  • Resolution on Occupational Licensing (2008)[4]

2012 ALEC Winter Task Force Summit Substantive Agenda

The following model bills were proposed at the Washington, DC conference:

  • "A Resolution Concerning the Use of Credit Information in Personal Insurance" (presented by Mr. James Sherk, The Heritage Foundation) (This proposal "opposes any state laws or regulations that ban or impose significant limits on the use of credit information in personal insurance rating and underwriting decisions.")
  • "An Act Providing for the Detection and Prevention of Fraud, Waste, Abuse and Improper Payments in State Government" (presented by Ms. Petra Smeltzer, National Association of Water Companies) (This proposal "would improve government efficiency and accountability by detecting and preventing fraud, waste, abuse and improper payments in state government," by establishing "an Enterprise Fraud Program Office with the authority to develop and implement an automated fraud detection system across state agencies.")
  • "Resolution Supporting the Elimination of Federal Restrictions on Tolling" (presented by Rep. Glenn Vaad of Colorado and Mr. Emory Wilkerson, State Farm Insurance) (This proposal "supports the elimination of federal restrictions on state tolling to give states maximum flexibility to meet their transportation needs.")[5]

2012 ALEC Spring Task Force Summit Substantive Agenda

At the May 2012 ALEC Spring Task Force Summit in Charlotte, North Carolina, the Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force "voted to launch a Special Advisory Subcommittee for the Review of Model Policies. The subcommittee will provide recommendations on pieces of model legislation that may be in need of update."

The following model bills were adopted at Charlotte and then were sent on to the ALEC board for approval:

  • "Resolution Opposing Federal Regulation to Extend Unemployment Insurance Benefits to New Parents" (The introduced resolution is on file with CMD. It "identifies serious problems" with the Birth and Adoption Unemployment Compensation Rule that permits workers with newborn or newly adopted children to collect unemployment insurance benefits while on leave.")
  • "The Tenant Management Act" (The introduced resolution is on file with CMD. It "allows housing authorities to contract with tenant management organizations for the operation and management of housing projects.")
  • "Affordable Housing Construction Stimulation Act" (The introduced resolution is on file with CMD. It "allows certain requirements a developer must meet under a municipal housing or building code to be waived.")
  • "Resolution Opposing Federal Legislation to Repeal or Modify the McCarran-Ferguson Act" (The introduced resolution is on file with CMD. The act opposes federal legislation to repeal the McCarran-Ferguson Act which "provides a limited insurance exemption from federal anti-trust laws in order to ensure the viability a healthy, competitive insurance market...")
  • "Full Employment Act" (The introduced resolution is on file with CMD. It "suspends normal benefits of the AFDC, Unemployment Insurance, and Food Stamp programs, except for those Food Stamp recipients who are aged, blind or disabled.")
  • "Proposed Resolution Opposing OSHA's Proposed Ergonomics Work Restriction Protection Plan" (The introduced resolution is on file with CMD. It opposes OSHA's proposed Ergonomics Work Restriction Protection Plan which would "require an employer to pay a worker on modified duty at least 100 percent of pre-injury after-tax earnings for a worker unable to do any job...")
  • "Resolution Opposing Ergonomic Regulations Based on Unsound Science" (It opposed Ergonomic Regulations which "reduce back, arm, neck and other musculoskeletal strains and aches often referred to as "repetitive stress injuries" (RSI's) because "ergonomic regulations should should not be mandated until such regulations are proven to actually reduce or prevent RSI's by sound scientific evidence.")[6]

2011 ALEC Winter Task Force Summit Substantive Agenda

The following model bills were proposed at the Scottsdale conference:

  • "Resolution on the Misapplication of Employee Classification Laws" (presented by Mr. Troy Flanagan, International Franchise Association) (This proposal "recognizes that business format franchising is a major contributor to the United States economy. The resolution also recognizes that franchising is a contractual business relationship, not akin to an employment relationship.")
  • "Resolution to Restore Transportation to the States" (presented by Dr. Adrian Moore, Reason Foundation) (This proposal "empowers the state of [insert state] to manage gas tax dollars without federal government interference.")
  • "Resolution in Support of Payroll Cards" (Presented by Ms. Kate Viar, VISA) (This proposal "opposes recent efforts to over-regulate payroll card laws, such as unreasonable mandates on employers to provide programs that require free banking services which will ultimately increase the cost of payroll card provision, reduce the likelihood of their use, and consequently, their benefits.")
  • "Competitive Private Professional Certification Act" (Presented by Rep. Tom Forese of Arizona) (This proposes "private certification enforced by criminal law," of "professionals".)[7]

2011 ALEC Summer Task Force Summit Substantive Agenda

The following model bills were proposed at the New Orleans conference:

  • "Establishing a Public-Private Partnership Authority Act" (Presented by Geoff Segal, Macquarie Capital USA) (This proposal "establishes a state Partnership Committee and an Office of Public-Private Partnerships to identify and establish public-private partnerships and approve qualified bidders, requests for proposals, and template contracts.")
  • "Resolution in Support of a National Infrastructure Bank" (Presented by Geoff Segal, Macquarie Capital USA) (This proposal "supports the establishment of a National Infrastructure Bank in order to provide credit assistance and encourage investment in infrastructure.")
  • "Multiple Award Schedule Contracts Act" (Presented by Thom Iles, John Deere & Company) (This proposal "requires state contracts to be awarded via Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) contracts. MAS contracts provide state agencies the freedom to evaluate vendors based upon a variety of factors including: discounts, total life cycle costs, service, warranty, distribution channels, and past vendor performance.")
  • "Long Term Asset Management Act" (Presented by Butch Eley, Association for Management and Operations of Transportation Infrastructure Assets (AMOTIA)) (This proposal "encourages the state Department of Transportation to develop and implement long-term asset management strategies and programs for all transportation infrastructure assets.")[8]

2011 ALEC Annual Meeting Substantive Agenda

From the 2011 ALEC Annual Meeting Program: "A few of the issues that the Task Force will be considering at Annual Meeting include: public-private partnerships, a national infrastructure bank, long-term asset management, and multiple award schedule contracts. The Task Force will also consider amendments to a current ALEC policy on franchise agreements...the Task Force meeting will (also) host a panel on effective privatization: 'Tapping the Private Sector to Save Money and Improve Performance.'"[9]

"Model" Bills introduced at the meeting include:

  • Member, Private Sector Chair of Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee, proposed "Establishing a Public-Private Partnership (P3) Authority Act" (adopted) at Commerce, Insurance & Economic Development Task Force meeting and Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee meeting at 2011 ALEC Annual Meeting, August 5, 2011[10]
  • Member, Private Sector Chair of Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee, proposed "Resolution in Support of a National Infrastructure Bank" (withdrawn) at Commerce, Insurance & Economic Development Task Force meeting and Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee meeting at 2011 ALEC Annual Meeting, August 5, 2011[10]
  • Butch Eley presented "Long Term Asset Management Act" model legislation at Commerce, Insurance & Economic Development Task Force meeting and Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee meeting at 2011 ALEC Annual Meeting, August 5, 2011[10]
  • Thom Iles, and John Deere & Company presented "Multiple Award Schedule Contracts Act" at the Commerce, Insurance & Economic Development Task Force meeting and Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee meeting at 2011 ALEC Annual Meeting, August 5, 2011[10]
  • Jeff Perry, General Motors Corporation, and Troy Flanagan introduced Amendments to the ALEC "Resolution on Franchise and Business Agreement Legislation" at Commerce, Insurance & Economic Development Task Force meeting and Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee meeting at 2011 ALEC Annual Meeting, August 5, 2011[10]

Subcommittees

  • Financial Services[10] - Rep. Woody Burton (R-IN) and Joe Woods, Property Casualty Insurers Association of America, co-chairs[11]
  • Labor and Business Regulation[10] - Rep. Gary Daniels (R-NH) and F. Vincent Vernuccio, Director of Labor Policy, Mackinac Center, co-chairs[3][11]
  • Transportation and Infrastructure[12][10] - Jim Kvedaras, Director of U.S. Government Affairs, CN (Canadian National Railroad), Private Sector Chair[3]
  • Surety Insurance[13]

Co-Chairs

State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company is the largest seller of auto insurance in the U.S. It also sells property/casualty, home and life insurance. State Farm is also in the banking business with State Farm Bank offering financial products through State Farm agents, according to its Hoovers profile.[15] It had a net income in 2010 of $1.8 billion, up from $777 million in 2009.[16] Its CEO, Ed Rust, made $10.2 million in the same year.[17] State Farm gave a combined total of $4.1 million in federal and state political contributions in 2008.[18]

Former Co-Chairs

  • Glenn Vaad (R-CO), former Public Sector Chair,[19] defeated in 2012 election, current member of the Colorado Public Utilities Commission[20]

Executive Committee

"Alldredge directs state legislative and strategic state advocacy activities for NAMIC in all 50 states. In addition, Mr. Alldredge represents NAMIC member companies at the National Conference of Insurance Legislators (NCOIL) and the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL); . . . and on the board of the Insurance Education Council. Mr. Alldredge is also the lead representative on the insurance scoring issue for NAMIC member companies. He participated in the drafting of the NCOIL model law and has provided testimony to legislatures in several states and at the NAIC.

"Before joining NAMIC, Mr. Alldredge spent five years with the Indiana state Senate, where he served in a dual role as director of planning and research and executive director of the Senate Majority Campaign Committee."[21]

  • Jamie Clark (Vice President of Grassroots Advocacy and State Issues, American Bank Association)[21]
  • Ed Conklin (Senior Director of government relations for McDonald's), Chairman[21] - McDonald's announced it would end its ALEC membership, and therefore its CIED Task Force membership, April 10, 2012.[22]

Conklin lobbies in "the U.S and the Caribbean. He also helps develop government relations capacities in Brazil. Ed’s duties include direct lobbying, managing contract lobbyists, developing and guiding coalitions, representing the system’s public policy interests in trade groups, managing McDonald’s owner/operator state PACs, maintaining ongoing communications with McDonald’s U.S. headquarters offices, division, and regional offices, and owner/perators, and developing and managing strategic plans and budgets. In addition, he is responsible for the development, training, and activation of McDonald’s grassroots owner/operator network."

Before joining McDonald's in 1992, Conklin worked for ten years as Director of Public Affairs for Jones Intercable’s Midwestern operations and Operations Manager and Director of Marketing for the company.

Conklin is a member of the Council of State Governments and the State Government Affairs Council. He also works closely with the leadership of the International Franchise Association, GMA, the National Restaurant Association, the National Council of Chain Restaurants and its state affiliates, and the National Retail Federation.[21]

Primeaux is registered as a lobbyist for FedEx in New York City,[24] the state of Texas,[25] and in Louisiana prior to December 31, 2009.[26]

  • Ted Scott (Director of Special Projects at the American Trucking Association (ATA)), Co-Chair, Transportation Subcommittee[21]

Before joining the ATA, Scott was Director of Government Relations for Roadway Express and YRC Worldwide. He has also been Director of Highway Operations at the ATA.

Previously, Scott was an officer in the U.S. Army, Corps of Engineers for 24 years and was assigned at one point to the Office of the Chief of Engineers at the Pentagon.[21]

Individuals

Corporate, Trade or Other Groups

  • Michael Deane (Executive Director, National Association of Water Companies[28]), member, speaker on panel "Tapping the Private Sector to Save Money and Improve Performance" at Commerce, Insurance & Economic Development Task Force meeting at 2011 ALEC Annual Meeting, August 5, 2011[10]
  • Butch Eley (Legislative Committee Chairperson, AMOTIA; CEO, Infrastructure Corporation of America[29]), member, speaker on panel "Tapping the Private Sector to Save Money and Improve Performance," and presenter of "Long Term Asset Management Act" model legislation at Commerce, Insurance & Economic Development Task Force meeting and Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee meeting at 2011 ALEC Annual Meeting, August 5, 2011[10]
  • Troy Flanagan, (Director of Government Relations, International Franchise Association; Partner, Parquet Public Affairs[30]), member, presented Amendments to the ALEC "Resolution on Franchise and Business Agreement Legislation" at the Commerce, Insurance & Economic Development Task Force meeting at 2011 ALEC Annual Meeting, August 5, 2011[10]
  • Len Gilroy (Director of Government Reform, Reason Foundation[31]), member, speaker on panel "Tapping the Private Sector to Save Money and Improve Performance" at Commerce, Insurance & Economic Development Task Force meeting at 2011 ALEC Annual Meeting, August 5, 2011[10]
  • Stan Harris (CEO, Louisiana Restaurant Association[32]), member, speaker at Labor and Business Regulation Subcommittee meeting at 2011 ALEC Annual Meeting, August 5, 2011[10]
  • Thom Iles (Director of State Public Affairs, John Deere & Company[33]), member, presented the "Multiple Award Schedule Contracts Act" model legislation to the Commerce, Insurance & Economic Development Task Force meeting at 2011 ALEC Annual Meeting, August 5, 2011[10]
  • Dr. Dustin Lanier (Principal, Civic Initiatives, LLC[34]), member, speaker on panel "Tapping the Private Sector to Save Money and Improve Performance" at Commerce, Insurance & Economic Development Task Force meeting at 2011 ALEC Annual Meeting, August 5, 2011[10]
  • Matt Lathrop (Director of Government and Community Affairs, YUM! Brands, Inc.[35]), Private Sector Chair, Labor and Business Regulation Subcommittee[10]
  • Eli Lehrer (National Director, Center on Finance, Insurance, and Real Estate of the Heartland Institute), Advisor,[36] Presenter of "They're From Washington and Here to Help (And Hurt) You: The Feds and the States in the Era of Dodd-Frank" at Financial Services Subcommittee meeting at 2011 ALEC Annual Meeting, August 5, 2011[10]
  • Dr. Adrian Moore (Vice President of Policy at the Reason Foundation), Advisor,[37] Presenter of "Paying for Roads by the Mile Instead of the Gallon" at Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee meeting at 2011 ALEC Annual Meeting, August 5, 2011[10]
  • Jeff Perry (State Government Relations Manager, General Motors Corporation[38]), member, presented Amendments to the ALEC "Resolution on Franchise and Business Agreement Legislation" at the Commerce, Insurance & Economic Development Task Force meeting at 2011 ALEC Annual Meeting, August 5, 2011[10]
  • Patrick Rhode (Vice President of Corporate Affairs, Cintra Developments[39]), presented at Commerce, Insurance & Economic Development Task Force meeting at 2011 ALEC Annual Meeting, August 5, 2011[10]
  • Geoff Segal (Senior Vice President of Government Relations, Macquarie Capital[40]) Member, Private Sector Chair of Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee, proposed "Establishing a Public-Private Partnership (P3) Authority Act" (adopted) and "Resolution in Support of a National Infrastructure Bank" (withdrawn) at Commerce, Insurance & Economic Development Task Force meeting and Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee meeting at 2011 ALEC Annual Meeting, August 5, 2011[10]
  • Association for the Management and Operations of Transportation Infrastructure Assets[10]
  • Cintra USA (Concesiones de Infraestructuras de Transporte, one of the largest private developers of transport infrastructure in the world)[41]
  • Civic Initiatives, LLC[10]
  • International Franchise Association (IFA)[42][10]
  • Louisiana Restaurant Association[10]
  • Parquet Public Affairs[10]

Politicians

  • Susan Lynn (R-TN), Former Public Sector Chair[44]
  • Dawn Pettengill (R-IA 39),[45] Public Sector Chair, Labor and Business Regulation Subcommittee[10]
  • Ron Richard (R-MO)[46]
  • Susan Krebs (R-MD)[47]
  • Rep. Joan Ballweg (R-41), Alternate
  • Rep. Michael L. Beard (R-35A), Member
  • Rep. Jeff Fitzgerald (R-39), Member
  • Sen. Chris Gerlach (R-37), Member
  • Rep. John Klenke (R-88), Member
  • Rep. Bill Kramer (R-97), Member
  • Sen. Frank Lasee (R-1), Alternate
  • Rep. Amy Loudenbeck (R-45), Alternate
  • Rep. Cathy E. Munoz (AK R-4), Member
  • Rep. Thomas Forese (AZ R-21), Member
  • Rep. Rick Gray (AZ R-9), Member
  • Rep. Andy M. Tobin (AZ R-1, Speaker of the House), Member
  • Sen. Gail Griffin (AZ R-25), Member
  • Sen. John McComish (AZ R-20)[48], Member
  • Sen. Albert Anthony Melvin (AZ R-26), membership exp. 12-31-2010, Member
  • Rep. Bill Sample (AR R-19)[48], Member
  • Rep. Allen W. Kerr (AR R-32), Member
  • Rep. Barry Hyde (AR D-40), Member
  • Rep. Robert E. Dale (AR R-70), Member
  • Rep. Terry W. Rice (AR R-62), Member
  • Rep. Larry G. Liston (CO R-16), Member
  • Sen. Scott W. Renfroe (CO R-13), Member
  • Rep. Christopher Coutu (CN R-47), Member
  • Rep. Dan Carter (CN R-2), Member
  • Rep. Fred Camillo, Jr. (CN R-151)[49], Member
  • Rep. E. Bradford Bennett (DE D-32), Member
  • Rep. Charles E. Martin, Jr. (GA R-47), Member
  • Rep. Kip Smith (GA R-129), Member
  • Rep. James W. Mills (GA R-25)[50], Member
  • Sen. Jack Hill (GA R-4), Member
  • Sen. Steve Gooch (GA R-51), Member
  • Rep. JoAnne E. Wood (ID R-35), Member
  • Sen. James C. Hammond (ID R-5), Member
  • Sen. John T. McGee (ID R-10), Member
  • Rep. Sandy Cole (IL R-62), Member
  • Sen. Pamela J. Althoff (IL R-32), Member
  • Sen. William E. Brady, Jr. (IL R-44), Alternate
  • Sen. Arthur J. Wilhelmi (IL D-43), Member
  • Rep. C. Woody Burton (IN R-58), Member
  • Rep. Bill J. Davis (IN R-33), Member
  • Rep. Mark S. Lofgren (IA R-80), Member
  • Rep. Charles Soderberg (IA R-3), Member
  • Rep. Steve Brunk (KS R-85)[51], Member
  • Rep. Pete DeGraff (KS R-81)[51], Member
  • Rep. Joe McLeland (KS R-94), Member
  • Rep. Terri Lois Gregory (KS R-10), Member
  • Rep. Gene Suellentrop (KS R-105), Member
  • Rep. Pete J. DeGraaf (KS R-81), Member
  • Sen. Ty Masterson (KS R-16)[51], Member
  • Rep. David Osborne (KY R-59), Member
  • Rep. John D. Westwood (KY R-23), Member
  • Rep. Brent Housman (KY R-3), Member
  • Sen. Denise Harper Angel (KY D-35), Member
  • Rep. Scott Simon (LA R-74)[52], Member
  • Rep. Christopher J. Roy, Jr. (LA D-25), Member
  • Rep. Nickie J. Monica (LA R-57), Member
  • Sen. Richard Rosen (ME R-31), State Chairman[53], Member
  • Del. Kelly Schulz (MD R-4A), Member
  • Sen. Edward R. Reilly (MD R-33), Member
  • Rep. Gail Haines (MI R-43), Member
  • Rep. Peter J. Lund (MI R-36), Member
  • Sen. Goeff Hansen (MI R-34), Member
  • Rep. Michael L. Beard (MN R-35A), Member
  • Sen. Chris Gerlach (MN R-37), Member
  • Rep. Kevin McGee (MS R-59), Member
  • Rep. Gary A. Chism (MS R-37), Member
  • Rep. Mark S. Formby (MS R-108), Member
  • Sen. Walter Michel (MS R-25), Member
  • Rep. Bill Lant (MO R-131), Member
  • Rep. Sandy Crawford (MO R-119), Member
  • Sen. Ron Richard (MO R-129), Member
  • Rep. Bill James Beck, Sr. (MT R-6), Member
  • Rep. Elsie M. Arntzen (MT R-53), Member
  • Rep. Jesse A. O'Hara (MT R-18), Member
  • Sen. Heath M. Mello (NE 5), Member
  • Sen. John N. Harms (NE 48), Member
  • Sen. Charlie Janssen (NE 15), Member
  • Sen. Rich Pahls (NE 31), Member
  • Sen. Scott Price (NE 3), Member
  • Sen. James Arnold Settelmeyer (NV R-Capital), Member
  • Rep. Gary Daniels (NH R-6), ALEC State Chairman[54] and Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force Member,[55][56] Labor and Business Regulation Subcommittee co-chair[3]
  • Rep. John Hikel (NH R-7), Alternate
  • Rep. Marilinda J. Garcia (NH R-4), Alternate
  • Rep. Jennifer Coffey (NH R-6), Member
  • Rep. Pamela Z. Tucker (NH R-17), Member
  • Rep. Rick L. Little (NM R-53), Member
  • Sen. George K. Munoz (NM D-4), Member
  • Sen. William E. Sharer (NM R-1), Member
  • Rep. Fred Steen (NC R-76), ALEC State Chairman[57] and Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force Member, Public Sector Chair of Financial Services Subcommittee[10]
  • Rep. Jerry C. Dockham (NC R-80), Member
  • Rep. Stephen A. LaRoque (NC R-10), Member
  • Rep. Dan J. Ruby (ND R-38), Member
  • Sen. Jerry Klein (ND R-14), Alternate
  • Rep. Cheryl L. Grossman (OH R-23), Alternate
  • Rep. Andrew M. Thompson (OH R-93), Member
  • Rep. Anne Gonzales (OH R-19), Member
  • Rep. Joseph W. Uecker (OH R-66), Member
  • Rep. Marty Quinn (OK R-9), Alternate
  • Rep. Skye D. McNiel (OK R-29), Alternate
  • Rep. Leslie Osborn (OK R-47), Member
  • Rep. Randy McDaniel (OK R-83), Member
  • Sen. Bill L. Brown (OK R-36), Alternate
  • Sen. Cliff A. Aldridge (OK R-42), Member
  • Rep. Jim Cox (PA R-129),[58][59] Member
  • Rep. Nick Kotik (PA D-45), Member
  • Rep. Thomas H. Killion (PA R-168), Member
  • Rep. Alan D. Clemmons (SC R-107), Member
  • Rep. James A. Battle, Jr. (SC D-57), Member
  • Rep. Ted M. Vick (SC D-53), Member
  • Rep. Lora Hubbel (SD R-11), Alternate
  • Rep. Charles M. Turbiville (SD R-31), Member
  • Rep. Kristin A. Conzet (SD R-32), Member
  • Rep. Charles Michael Sargent, Jr. (TN R-61), Member
  • Rep. Debra Young Maggart (TN R-45), Member
  • Rep. Stephen McManus (TN R-96), Member
  • Sen. Ken Yager (TN R-12), Alternate
  • Rep. John T. Smithee (TX R-86), Member
  • Rep. John E. Davis (TX R-129), Member
  • Rep. Ken Legler (TX R-144), Alternate
  • Rep. Kelly G. Hancock (TX R-91), Alternate
  • Sen. Mike Jackson (TX R-11), Member
  • Rep. Michael T. Morley (UT R-66), Member
  • Rep. Eric K. Hutchings (UT R-38), Member
  • Rep. R. Curt Webb (UT R-5), Alternate
  • Rep. Julie Fisher (UT R-17), Alternate
  • Sen. Stuart C. Reid (UT R-18), Member
  • Del. Riley E. Ingram (VA R-62), Member
  • Del. John A. Cosgrove, Jr. (VA R-78), Member, Public Sector Chair of Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee[10]
  • Del. Timothy D. Hugo (VA R-40), Member
  • Del. Glenn Oder (VA R-94), Alternate
  • Del. Daniel W. Marshall, III (VA R-14), Alternate
  • Sen. Frank M. Ruff, Jr. (VA R-15), Member
  • Rep. Jan Angel (WA R-26), ALEC State Chairman[60] and Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force Member
  • Rep. Mike Armstrong (WA R-12), Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force and Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force Member
  • Rep. Joan Ballweg (WI R-41), Alternate
  • Rep. Jeff Fitzgerald (WI R-39), Member
  • Rep. John Klenke (WI R-88), Member
  • Rep. Bill Kramer (WI R-97), Member
  • Rep. Amy Loudenbeck (WI R-45), Alternate
  • Sen. Frank Lasee (WI R-1), Alternate
  • Del. Jimmie Massie (R-72), ALEC Health and Human Services Task Force Member and Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force Alternate

Staff

  • Stephen Elzinga, Research Assistant[64]

Articles and resources

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