In addition to being your advocate on federal legislative issues, the MSLBMDA is also active legislatively on behalf of our members on the state level – primarily in Colorado, New Mexico and Wyoming. We do however monitor pertinent legislation in UT as well through our Employers Council partners. In NM and WY we work with the business chamber and the local BIPAC groups to help us keep tabs on what is happening in those states.
Each year, typically in February, the Mountain States Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association co-sponsors a Legislative Reception along with the Colorado Timber Industry Association and the Colorado-Wyoming Society of American Foresters. In this casual setting, we have the opportunity to meet with Senators and Congressmen/women from throughout Colorado to share our issues and concerns on a variety of forest health issues or any other issues that could impact our industry and your livelihood (ie: lien rights, construction defect, tax laws, etc.). We would encourage any of our CO members to join us at this event. It is a wonderful opportunity to build relationships with our elected officials while having the opportunity to share with them how various issues will directly affect you and your business.