Policy Resolutions

The American Public Power Association’s policy positions are reflected in the resolutions listed below as well as in our issue briefs and regulatory filings on various topics. Resolutions are proposed annually by interested members, adopted by the Legislative & Resolutions Committee, and voted on by all members at the annual Association Business Meeting. 

The Resolutions process begins by Association members, individually or collectively, drafting proposed policy resolutions and submitting them to the Legislative and Resolutions Committee in advance of the L&R Committee meeting at the Legislative Rally. Each Association member — utility, joint action agency, or and state and regional association — is eligible to designate one employee or governing board member to serve as its voting delegate at the L&R Committee Meeting and the Association Business Meeting. The delegates to the two meetings may be the same or different. Members can learn more about voting on resolutions. 


List of current L&R Committee voting delegates

Codification of Resolutions through 2018

L&R Committee Change Form

Five resolutions were put forward for consideration by members at the February 2019 L&R Committee Meeting:

19-01: In Support of Reducing Wildfire Risk by Adequately Funding Fire Suppression and Forest Health Programs 19-04: In Support of Municipal Bond Modernization
19-02: In Support of Ensuring Proper Cost Allocation for the Central Valley Project Improvement Act 19-05: In Support of Controlling Transmission Cost Increases
19-03: In Support of Affirming Local Control of Pole Attachments  19-06: In Support of Strengthening Protections Against Fraudulent Communications While Ensuring Public Power Utilities Can Communicate with Customers for Service Related-Issues