Message #146:
From: AzTeC SW Archaeology SIG
To:   "'Matthias Giessler'" 
Subject: AAC Legislative Committee to Meet at Pecos Conference
Date: Mon, 13 May 1996 14:43:41 -0700 (MST)
Mime-Version: 1.0

(Information discussed at the AAC meeting in Prescott, May 1996)

One third to one half of Arizona's 90 Legislators will be leaving office
this fall.  The November elections are coming, but many Legislators have 
suggested they plan to quit or retire and not run for re-election.  These
changes mean there is great opportunity to work with a new Legislature in
the Spring of 1997.

The Arizona Archaeological Council (AAC) Legislative Committee has been
relatively inactive this past year.  The Committee is now activating and
needs your participation.  AAC members are invited to join the committee 
and attend a planning and strategy  meeting to be held at the 1996 Pecos
Conference in Flagstaff, Arizona.  The meeting will convene at 12:30 pm 
on Saturday, August 17, 1996, near the main tent.  Bring a lunch to the
meeting, if you so desire.

The goal of the committee meeting will be to develop a list of agenda items
which might include:
  • Inviting Legislators to speak at AAC meetings and participate in AZ Archaeology Month Fair
  • Encouraging timely media reporting focused on Legislators involved with the AAC and historic preservation issues
  • Supporting legislation improving heritage preservation activity, and, legislation closing unintended loopholes in the existing State criminal code.
  • Tracking legislative activity using the Internet (ALIS / LOLA)
  • Constituent letter-writing campaigns
  • Promoting heritage preservation opportunities associated with the Governor's State Land preservation initiative,and, State Land Department administrative policy and land management practices
  • Sharing with Arizona Legislators heritage preservation success stories and current problems (Heritage tourism $$ windfall impacts on the AZ economy; vandalism awareness information sharing)
The AAC Legislative Committee is chaired by Brian Kenny. Comments may be directed to him at (602) 227-3154. His e-mail address is Brian's mailing address is: P.O. Box 61203, Phoenix AZ 85082-1203