CGEI Legislative & Governmental Relations

  • Published: August 13, 2018
  • When:
    February 20, 2019 @ 10:00 am – February 21, 2019 @ 3:00 pm
    Jeannie Gaines

    From the County Government Education Institute



    Shared Elective for All Programs

    The actions of the Alabama Legislature impact county government in many significant ways, since it alone has the power to enact laws providing local revenue sources and to mandate, prohibit, or authorize the important functions of local government.  This important elective provides key county staff with the necessary tools to develop positive relationships with legislators and effective skills for lobbying on issues important to local government.  Additionally, this class will provide valuable information about the legislative process and how counties can and should monitor general and local legislation during each legislative session.




    • The State, the Legislature, and Local Government
    • Overview of Legislative Process: Procedure, Terms, and Types
    • A Week at the Alabama Legislature
    • Governor’s Role in the Legislative Process
    • Developing a Local Legislative Program and Good Legislative Relations
    • Role of Legislative Reference Service
    • Role of Legislative Fiscal Office
    • Building Partnerships for Better Advocacy
    • Developing the Alabama County Platform
    • Bill Preparation and Introduction: ACCA and County Preparation
    • Tracking Legislation and Legislative Issues: ALISON and ACCA Communications
    • Legislators’ Perspective
    • Establishing Relationships at the State House
    • Government Relations on the Local Level: State and Federal Issues
    • Local Laws Ins and Outs