The Legislative Planning Committee manages the Board’s legislative functions. Pursuant to direction from the Board and the annually updated legislative principles approved by the Board, the Committee reviews and monitors all legislative bills filed each legislative session that could affect the way districts conduct business. In this regard, the Committee tracks all bills that are filed during the session and reviews them for potential impact on districts. If necessary, the Committee will provide educational support to the legislature and testify before committees on pertinent bills. After each session, the Committee will typically review the session and the various new laws at the AWBD annual conference. In addition, the Committee conducts the regular lunch on the lawn at the Capitol. All of this work is done on a voluntary basis in coordination and consultation with the AWBD staff.