Jorgen worked hard to understand a very complex issue, then used shoe leather and brains to beat our opposition. G&S is the best lobbying firm we have ever used.
-Stephen Acree, Past President, MO Workforce Housing Association
AVERAGE NUMBER OF BILLS FILED EACH LEGISLATIVE SESSION
LOBBYING SERVICES: DETAIL
Approximately 1,500 bills are filed each legislative session. Many are quite complex and can affect our clients in ways that may not be immediately obvious. Our experienced staff examines each bill, probing for ways in which bills may impact our clients. Our clients then receive an analysis of pertinent legislation including:
A clear description of the bill and its effect on our client
A weekly report via fax, conference call, and/or personal consultation
A recommendation for a course of action, if one is warranted
Up-to-the-minute updates about the bill’s status via a customized bill tracking system
Each week we describe in narrative form the key activities specific to issues affecting our clients. Our summary explains the overall course the General Assembly is taking and how it impacts our client.
Often, many of our clients seek us out to offer innovative new ideas to the General Assembly. We assist in developing legislation, recruiting bill sponsors, drafting bills and placing them properly in state law, and following through during the legislative session.
Each week our clients' designated contact person receives a list of the committee hearings, both legislative and regulatory, that have been scheduled for bills of interest. The schedule will include the date, time and location of the hearing as well as the bill number and description.
At the beginning of the session in January, we offer clients a comprehensive Legislative Directory containing a list of members of the General Assembly with contact information and committee appointments, along with information on statewide officials and Missouri’s Congressional Delegation.
We provide our clients with a bi-monthly update on all proposed rules and regulations which appear in the Missouri Register. This allows for timely input on these important issues.
SUPPORT SERVICES: DETAIL
The Gamble & Schlemeier support staff assists in all aspects of our lobbying efforts.
Gamble & Schlemeier support staff is well versed in all Ethics Commission regulations and fulfill reporting requirements for lobbyist expenditures and registration obligations in compliance with Missouri law. One staff member is devoted to coordinating efforts on key high-profile issues that require more involved day-to-day tasks between multiple parties. Our experienced staff is skilled in scheduling legislator, client and lobbyist meetings. All staff has a good rapport with legislators and their aides which complements the lobbying team’s efforts on behalf of clients.
Support staff records bill tracking information, and client responses for bills of interest. They distribute reports and information including hearing schedules to client contacts as directed by the lobbying team.