October 28-30, 2011 | Atlanta, Georgia
LSA Directors Group Pre-Legislative Workshop
The Legislative Service Agency (LSA) Directors Group, comprising legislative service directors from the 15 SLC member states, recently convened in Atlanta, Georgia, for their pre-legislative workshop, October 28-30, 2011. The directors discussed a variety of topics pertaining to the enhancement and improvement of services in their respective legislatures and hosted a debate on immigration reform in Southern states, with presentations from Tamar Jacoby, president and CEO of ImmigrationWorks USA, as well as Julie Kirchner, executive director of the Federation for American Immigration Reform. Also during the program, Chris Whatley, director of The Council of State Governments' Washington, D.C. office, provided an update on the activities of the Congressional “super committee.” During the workshop, members shared information with one another pertaining to past and upcoming legislative sessions, with a focus on becoming more effective at providing services to lawmakers. The LSA Group was lead by Jerry Bassett, director of Legislative Reference Service in the Alabama Legislature.