We invite you to join other leading snow and ice management contractors in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 4 and 5 to educate your elected representatives on why the Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act (Senate Bill 237) needs to be passed. Last year, the Accredited Snow Contractors Association (ASCA) met with representatives from 51 senate offices to explain to them the value of Senate Bill 237.

On Nov. 8, the Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on five different tort-reform bills, including the Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act. In this hearing, Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) specifically stated that “…he had heard from organizations, like the Accredited Snow Contractors Association…” and stated how this bill would help our industry. The voices of the snow and ice management industry are being heard and some in government are doing something about it.

You can view the entire hearing in the Judiciary Committee section on www.senate.gov.

Legislative Day on the Hill is not only an occasion to make a difference with legislators, but a great networking opportunity to meet the leaders of some of the industry’s best companies. This year, we will kick things off mid-afternoon on Tuesday, Sept. 4 with a briefing to get folks prepared for the day.

Each team will have an experienced lead, so have no fears about attending. We will then bring in a themed keynote speaker. There will be a networking cocktail reception and dinner.

We will kick off Wednesday with a bus ride over to the Capitol to meet with your elected representatives. The goal is to finish the work we have started and get the Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act passed.

The author is the executive director of the ASCA.