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Current Legislative Issues
Find out about the status of upcoming bills and what you can do.
Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008
If you produce books for children, you may be affected by this Act.
Find out more about Issues that affect you
While the State Legislatures are in session, PIM publishes Legislative Reports with timely information on topics that may affect the printing industry. If you are interested in receiving these updates, please email Kathy Monroe.
PIM Advocates on Behalf of Members
PIM is committed to keeping the printing industry in front of state legislators, using multiple approaches:
- Contract lobbyists in Minnesota and Nebraska
- Partnering with Chambers of Commerce in each state
- PIM President, David Radziej, also a registered lobbyist, meets with legislators and provides testimony to committees as issues important to our members are being researched and legislation written.
Jennifer Breitinger After graduating from George Washington Law School, Breitinger became a lobbyist in Washington, D.C. She moved to Minnesota in 1991 and practiced law for three years with Winthrop and Weinstine in St. Paul before starting her own practice in 1994. Her clients include the Minnesota Comprehensive Health Association (MCHA); State Farm; Plumbing, Heating and Cooling Contractors; Bristol Myers Squibb; Insurance Federation; the National Paint and Coatings Association; America’s Health Insurance Plans and the Pharmaceutical Manufacturers’ Association.
Harvey Sankey Recently retired after 15 years at Joe Christensen, Inc. in Lincoln, NE, Sankey represents PIM interests in Nebraska. Sankey began his career in print in 1974 at Semline, Inc. in Braintree, MA as CFO, then Plant Manager and part owner. In 1986 Semline was purchased by Quebecor Printing. He spent the next eight years with the Semline Division as VP Director of Bindery Operations, then VP Manufacturing and VP/General Manager of the Federated Litho Division. Harvey was the Director of Manufacturing at AB Hirschfeld Press in Denver, CO, VP Manufacturing at Burkley Envelope in Wahoo, NE, and Director of Manufacturing at Joe Christensen, Inc. until January, 2013. Harvey received a BS degree in Business Administration from Drexel University, served in the US Arm with the 101st Airborne Division in Vietnam, was on the R & E Council of the Graphic Arts Industry as a Seminar Speaker, member of the NAPL SPC Users Group, served on the Board of Directors of the Graphic Arts Employers of America, and served on the Board of Directors and was Chairman of The Printing Industries of the Midlands, and was selected as the 2007 Nebraska Printer of the Year.
Chambers of Commerce Partners
PIM is involved with the Chamber of Commerce organizations in Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota. Weekly updates are sent to PIM members during the legislative sessions in each state. You can contact your Chamber of Commerce directly at these links:
North Dakota: www.ndchamber.com/
PIM watches Environmental and Safety Issues
PIM Safety and Environmental Services routinely evaluates proposed environmental, health and safety legislation and rules and provides input to make them fair to the printing industry. Part of this process involves monitoring the Federal and the State. Registers to identify new regulations that will impact the graphic arts industry, and submit comments on proposed rules or legislation.
In some circumstances, PIM provides testimony at agency or legislative hearings.
PIM members are kept informed on Environmental, Health and Safety issues through updates on this site, articles in the monthly newsletter, Graphic News, and in the e-newsletter, Graphic News Monthly, as well as directly when PIM EHS staff are onsite for an audit, compliance review, training or consultation.