Tuesday, August 16, 2011

ALEC Model Legislation - How Much Is In Your State???

How much ALEC  "model legislation" do you have introduced in your state?

I recently reviewed three reports produced by the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) for legislation that was introduced in each state and their report of how many of the bills were enacted in each state.

Some caveats about this list:
  • The years I was able to get a hold of were not consecutive years - but this is the total of three recent years.
  • Just because your state has a low enactment rate does not mean you shouldn't keep an eye on your legislature for bills being introduced - look at New York for an example - they are number one for introducing ALEC "model legislation" and their numbers are just plain scary!
  • Of the top ten states  - New York, Florida, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Tennessee, Missouri, Georgia, Hawaii and Mississippi - introduced obscene amounts of ALEC "model legislation" - every year of the three years reported.
  • In 2010 ALEC proclaims in their document that 826 pieces of ALEC "model legislation" were introduced - but their numbers only add up to 779 (I ran them 4 times) so there is an error somewhere on their document of 43 pieces of legislation (not reported because they were probably passed at the US Congress - IMHO)

Well folks - here you go... three years of ALEC "corporate focused" legislation in your state.
And as they said on one of the pieces of ALEC literature I used: 
           ALEC public and private sector members,
          serving on ALEC’s nine national Task Forces,
          draft, introduce, debate, and vote on Model Legislation
         throughout the year.

New York 951
Florida 9111
Pennsylvania 874
Illinois 8513
Tennessee 836
Missouri 829
Oklahoma 789
Georgia 7518
Hawaii 746
Mississippi 734
South Carolina 7211
New Jersey 701
West Virginia 699
California 6610
Arizona 6211
Texas 599
Minnesota 585
Virginia 5817
Washington 5711
North Carolina 557
Wisconsin 553
Kentucky 466
Maryland 466
Indiana 4512
Rhode Island 435
Michigan 414
Iowa 407
Connecticut 376
Kansas 337
Massachusetts 320
Ohio 315
Louisiana 2911
Maine 295
Utah 2714
Colorado 244
Montana 233
Oregon 234
Nevada 214
New Mexico 214
Delaware 176
North Dakota 178
Arkansas 134
Idaho 135
Nebraska 133
New Hampshire 123
Wyoming 115
South Dakota 95
Vermont 61

ALEC members and those affiliated with ALEC in any manner

Without state and federal legislators ALEC will cease to exist and it will implode.

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For more information on ALEC –
Please read this or this or this

To see REAL -  ALEC "model legislation" - visit ALEC Exposed.

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