Our State legislation
Connecticut League of Conservation (CTLCV) works to promote pro-environment legislation at the Connecticut General Assembly. Visit www.ctlcv.org for legislative updates on many issues.
Issues currently on CTLCV watch list
2017 Legislative Session "Environmental Watchlist" as of 6/7/17. Many bills and funding priorities this session will greatly affect how our state protects the environment. CTLCV has created an "Environmental Watchlist" of bills we are tracking this session at the Connecticut General Assembly. Read background information and CTLCV's testimony on key issues. Visit the Watchlist Page.
Visit CT League of Conservation Voters WEBSITE for complete updates and information
NAL Meeting 2018, Monday February 26th through Thursday March 1st in Washington DC.
The National Affairs and Legislation (NAL) Committee keeps the GCA membership current on federal policy initiatives that relate to the GCA's mission; identifies advocacy opportunities based on the GCA's Position Papers; and plans and executes the annual NAL meeting in Washington, D.C. Here is a LINK to the NAL Committee page on the GCA website.
The Garden Club of America annual National Affairs & Legislation conference sponsored by GCA convened the week of February 26 through March 1, 2018 in Washington DC. Attendees from all zones were present.
Martha Phillips report:
Thank you for the opportunity to represent the Litchfield Garden Club at the NAL meeting this year. As always, it was a great chance to renew acquaintances and make new friends. And learn a great deal.
The meeting was packed – 27 delegates from Zone II clubs attended and several hundred from across the country. So many historic as well as recent hard-won environmental and conservation accomplishments are currently under challenge and at risk of being overturned that the level of energy and concern among delegates was noticeably higher than usual.
Read Full Report -
The Garden Club of America’s committees on conservation and national affairs and legislation keep an eye on developing conservation issues and federal legislation and regulations pertaining to them. The GCA has adopted position papers on half a dozen topics. These papers form the basis for lobbying and advocacy issues undertaken on behalf of the GCA. To see to position papers, click here.
Conservation Watch (Con Watch) - Spring 2017
Most Recent Legislative Update PUBLICATION: 115th Congress, 1st Session — February 6, 2017 Update #1 CONGRESSIONAL REVIEW ACT THREATS—ACT NOW! - The LU is produced by the National Affairs & Legislation Committee. Its purpose is to alert GCA clubs and their members to committee hearings, bills actively before Congress, and administrative rule-making by agencies requesting comments. Issues covered include those areas that relate to the GCA’s commitment to restoring, improving, and protecting the quality of the environment.