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Updated June, 2017
The Committee analyzes legislative proposals for possible CAMFT sponsorship and makes recommendations to the Board. The Legislative Committee also reviews state and federal bills as they arise, and makes recommendations to the Executive Director on CAMFT position. Committee recommendations on bills determined by the Executive Director to be controversial will also be reviewed by the Board.
The Legislative Committee shall consist of up to six (6) members, a majority of whom shall be clinical members. No more than one (1) Board member shall serve on this Committee. Diversity in committee composition is desired.
All Committee members shall have been members of the Association for at least two (2) years prior to appointment. All Committee members shall have prior experience with local, state or federal politics or legislative advocacy. In making appointments, the President shall give consideration to: special competence; geographic distribution; and, political party affiliations. A chair of the Committee shall be selected by the Committee.
Committee members are appointed and serve with the approval of the Board of Directors for a two (2) year term. A member may serve as Chair for one (1) term.
A Committee member may serve a maximum of three (3) consecutive terms.