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Shaping Legislation & Regulatory. Issues; Leadership Through Action. Facilitator: Paul Major, President, American Golf. Presented by:. Shaping Legislation & Regulatory. Issues; Leadership Through Action. David Evans, Partner, Reed Smith Mike Hughes, CEO, NGCOA

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Shaping Legislation & Regulatory

Issues; Leadership Through Action

Facilitator: Paul Major, President, American Golf

Presented by:

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Shaping Legislation & Regulatory

Issues; Leadership Through Action

David Evans, Partner, Reed Smith

Mike Hughes, CEO, NGCOA

Joe Steranka, CEO, PGA of America

Mark Woodward, CEO, GCSAA

Steve Mona, CEO, World Golf Foundation

Presented by:

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The challenge for the golf industry is to have golf viewed as a business with huge economic impact
federal legislative and regulatory strategy
Federal Legislative and Regulatory Strategy
  • As Washington Counsel for GCSAA, our Government Relations Team at Reed Smith works with GCSAA staff to
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Develop federal legislative and

  • regulatory strategy; and
  • To provide early warning on
  • developments that affect golf
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In 2008, we planned and implemented

  • a successful reception in the U.S.
  • Capitol
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Immigration Reform

  • Monitor/report on status of E-Verify
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We work with the EPA as part of GCSAA’s Pesticide Environment Stewardship Program (PESP)
water management
WATER MANAGEMENT
  • GCSAA has been active at EPA on Total Maximum Daily Loads and National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permitting requirements
americans with disabilities act
Americans with Disabilities Act
  • GCSAA takes the position that single rider golf cars should not be mandated
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OTHER WASHINGTON ISSUES OF CONCERN
  • Health Care Reform
  • Card Check
  • Taxes
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SUMMARY

It is important for the golf industry alliance to work closely together with one voice to defend the industry and change the perceptions of golf in Washington