State Chamber Policy Development Process - Council of Advisors

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POLICY DEVELOPMENT PROCESS


THE STATE CHAMBER’S POLICY DEVELOPMENT PROCESS 1. Research and Development • The State Chamber Research Foundation will interview and poll business leaders, as well as conduct research on the most significant pain points for the Oklahoma business community. • This information will be used to inform proposed policy concepts.

2. Gather Feedback • The State Chamber Research Foundation presents policy ideas to the Policy Committees. These ideas are then discussed at Policy Committee meetings for feedback. • Policy Committees provide input on how policy will impact the business community but do not vote. • The information gathered at Policy Committee meetings is presented to the Council of Advisors.

3. Discussion with Business Leaders • Proposed policy and supporting research are submitted to the Council of Advisors for consideration. • Feedback from policy committees is shared with the Council of Advisors.

4. Policy Established • Using the information from step 1, The State Chamber Research Foundation and the Policy Committees, The Council of Advisors establishes The State Chamber’s legislative agenda and policy positions based on what is best for the entire business community. • The input and vote of members of the Council of Advisors is critical, even if it is not part of their company’s agenda. • The legislative agenda and policy positions established by The Council of Advisors allow The State Chamber to actively engage at the state Capitol and in regulatory arenas on behalf of the business community.


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Policy ideas are gathered from

BUSINESS LEADERS POLL

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COMPETITIVENESS INDEX

RESEARCH

POLICY COMMITTEES Provide feedback & input on research & policy ideas

Research & policy ideas are vetted for consideration on legislative agenda

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The Council of Advisors establishes The State Chamber’s Legislative Agenda

LEGISLATIVE AGENDA


POLICY COMMITTEES The backbone of The State Chamber, Policy Committees are made up of members of The State Chamber with interest in a committee’s policy area. Policy Committee members: • Provide input and feedback on proposed policy ideas. • Can present policy ideas and supporting research for consideration by the Council of Advisors. • Attend special events targeted at a Policy Committee’s focus area. To facilitate broad participation and best serve our members, policy committees meet in person with a virtual option to discuss proposed policies. Members will also have the option to share feedback on proposed policy ideas through a digital platform. Members of The State Chamber interested in serving on a Policy Committee should contact their membership representative for more information.

COUNCIL OF ADVISORS The Council of Advisors is the place to be for members with a passion for policy development and a desire to effectuate positive change for Oklahoma’s business community. The Council of Advisors: • Develops policy ideas for consideration on The State Chamber’s legislative agenda. • Considers proposed policy and supporting research submitted by Policy Committees and The State Chamber Research Foundation. • Establishes the policy positions of The State Chamber based on what is best for the entire business community. • Sets the legislative agenda for The State Chamber based on what is best for the entire business community. The vote and input from members of the Council of Advisors is critical, even if it is not part of their company’s agenda. The Council of Advisors meets in person throughout the year. Members of The State Chamber interested in serving on the Council of Advisors can inquire for consideration to the invite-only council by reaching out to their membership representative.