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The Legislative Committee is charged with the responsibility to recommend a legislative platform and program to the board of directors each year and to lobby on behalf of MLA in conjunction with the MLA lobbyist.

Leadership Roster

Conference Oversight and Program

Chair Jami Trenam, Associate Director
Great River Regional Library


Chair Elect Ann Walker Smalley, Executive Director
Lobbyist Sam Walseth, MLA/ITEM Lobbyist 
Capitol Hill Associates


2017 Agendas

January 2017
February 2017
March 2017
April 2017

2016 Agendas

April 2016

Meeting Notes 2015

2017 Notes

January 2017
February 2017
March 2017

2016 Notes

March 2016

2015 Notes

January 2015
February 2015
March 2015




There are no news items at this time. 

Upcoming Events

2017 Library Legislative Day

Tuesday, February 21st: Evening Briefing
The evening gathering for library supporters will be at the Rice Street Library in St. Paul. Enjoy light refreshments and hear what you’ll need to know from Capitol Hill Associates, our lobbying team.

Rice Street Library – Community Room
1011 Rice St
Saint Paul, MN 55117

5:30 pm: Library Trustees and Advocates (MLTA) Meeting
5:45 - 6:00 p.m.:   Meet, greet, and refreshments     

6:00 - 7:00 p.m.:   Legislative Briefing by Capitol Hill Associates                                               
Wednesday, February 22nd:  Library Legislative Day on the Hill 
The briefing will be repeated at 9 a.m. at the Judicial Center.  These updates should give you the latest information you will need to meet with your legislators throughout that day. 

Judicial Center, Room 230
25 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard
St. Paul, MN 55155

8:30 - 9:00 a.m.:  Registration                                                                                                    

9:00 - 10:00 a.m.:  Legislative Briefing
There is no registration fee for this event.

Legislative Committee Meetings

The Legislative Committee meetings are held via webinar from 10:00am–12:00pm on the first Wednesday of each month. Registration is required if you will be attending the meeting online. Watch here for links to register.

If you are in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area and would prefer to attend the committee meeting in person, the MELSA Meeting Room has been reserved. It is located in Suite 320 at 1619 Dayton Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55104. No registration is required to attend the meeting in person.

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Legislative Documents/Resources

2017 Documents

2016 Documents

2015 Documents

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