Category Archives: Government Relations

Government Relations Committee Update

By Anne McDonald, Co-Chair, LLNE GRC, and Emilie Benoit, Co-Chair, LLNE GRC PUBLIC ACCESS TO COURT RECORDS The Massachusetts Trial Court’s Public Access to Court Records Committee held a public hearing on June 15, 2015 to hear comments regarding public access to … Continue reading

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LLNE President Melinda Kent quoted in Boston Globe article on public access to court records

Melinda Kent, LLNE’s president, recently testified in the recent June 15th public hearing before the Trial Court Public Access to Court Records Committee to provide comment concerning the public’s access to publicly available court case records. You may read her … Continue reading

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Government Relations Committee Update

By Anne McDonald, Co-Chair, LLNE Government Relations Committee, and Emilie Benoit, Co-Chair, LLNE Government Relations Committee The Vermont legislature passed H 490, the state budget bill on May 16, 2015 without restoring cuts to the Vermont Department of Libraries’ budget.  … Continue reading

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UELMA Online Advocacy Training to be Held May 13

The LLNE Government Relations committee encourages us all to participate in the UELMA online training described below. UELMA Online Advocacy  Training to be Held May 13  Registration is open for AALL’s next online advocacy training, “Progress  Report: UELMA Advocacy in … Continue reading

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LLNE supports the Vermont State Library

The LLNE Executive Board recently sent a letter to the Chair and Vice-Chair of the Vermont Senate Appropriations Committee to ask them to avoid budget cuts that would result in the closure of the Vermont State Law Library. We will … Continue reading

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New UELMA Bill Filed in MA House

HB43 – An Act relative to the Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act has been filed in the Massachusetts House of Representatives. A one page summary of the bill and why we need to pass this legislation is linked to the … Continue reading

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Rhode Island UELMA Update

By Anne McDonald and Emilie Benoit, Co-Chairs, Government Relations Committee Several LLNE members have asked why the Rhode Island UELMA bill (H-5415) was withdrawn so early in the session.  Emily Feltren, Director of AALL’s Government Relations Office, informs us that, … Continue reading

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Rhode Island files UELMA Legislation

By Anne McDonald and Emilie Benoit, Co-Chairs, LLNE Government Relations Committee H 5415, An Act Relating to State Affairs and Government – Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act, was introduced in the Rhode Island General Assembly House of Representatives on February … Continue reading

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Government Relations Committee

By Anne McDonald, Co-Chair, LLNE GRC, & Emilie Benoit, Co-Chair, LLNE GRC This month’s blog will focus on the activities of the AALL Government Relations Committee and how law librarians, including LLNE members, can influence their members of Congress. The … Continue reading

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UELMA Advocacy in Massachusetts (HB 38)-ALERT

A subgroup of LLNE’s Government Relations Committee is awaiting HB38 to be reported out of committee.  Member Marnie Warner testified for LLNE.  Check out how you can help!

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