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 APPA 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 2020

L&R Committee Change Form

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

20-01: Principles for Federal Climate Change Legislation 20-04: In Support of the Preservation of Public Power’s Ability to Self-Supply without Risk of Paying for Capacity Twice
20-02: In Support of Congressional Efforts to Provide Public Power Utilities with Comparable Incentives to Energy-Related Tax Incentives 20-05: Protecting Public Power Communications Systems in the 6 GHz Spectrum Band
20-03: In Support of Protecting Critical Electric Infrastructure Information from Public Disclosure