This committee is established by the TMCA Bylaws (Article XIII, Section 4) and consists of those members appointed by the President to serve. The committee is charged with determining what legislative programs are desired and/or approved by the membership and, in cooperation with the President, plan and execute a program for obtaining favorable consideration of any legislation favored by the membership.
Although this TMCA term does not have a legislative session, this committee will be the focal point when legislators, legislator’s staff, etc., need input for municipal court legislation and will work to develop the TMCA legislative package that TMCA believes would be beneficial to the municipal courts.
This committee has, in addition to the responsibility reflected in the bylaws, also acted as the Intergovernmental Relations Committee. This added responsibility will continue. In this role, the committee, as requested by the President, will be the TMCA focal point for coordination and liaison with organizations that share the same goals and interest as TMCA such as TML, other judicial training groups, appropriate state governmental agencies which impact the municipal courts, etc. The committee will recommend policy and methodology to the Board for working with these various organizations and agencies and will keep the Board informed of any undertaking of these other organizations and agencies which could have an impact on the Association or municipal courts.