Government Affairs

State Affairs

FMI’s state government relations department provides FMI member companies and state association executives with support to manage the wide range of state public policy challenges that impact the food industry.  FMI's state staff provides resources and information, hosts a series of informative regional meetings and helps build broad industry coalitions to mobilize members and other key players to respond to state and local policy initiatives of importance to our members. FMI also engages in grassroots activity to give our members the opportunity to participate in the legislative process.


MacManus Award 2014 winner Jarron Springer
Congratulations to our 2014 Donald H. MacManus Award winner, Jarron Springer; past President of the Tennessee Grocery and Convenience Store Association.

FMI State Affairs Updates

September 18, 2014
State Issues Report - September 18, 2014

September 5, 2014
State Issues Report - September 5, 2014

July 17, 2014
State Issues Report - July 17, 2014

June 26, 2014
State Issues Report - June 26, 2014

June 19, 2014
State Issues Report - June 19, 2014

June 4, 2014
State Issues Report - June 4, 2014

May 22, 2014
State Issues Report - May 22, 2014

May 9, 2014
State Issues Report - May 9, 2014

April 15, 2014
State Issues Report - April 15, 2014

April 8, 2014
State Issues Report - April 8, 2014

March 28, 2014
State Issues Report - March 28, 2014

March 14, 2014
State Issues Report - March 14, 2014

February 26, 2014
State Issues Report - February 26, 2014

February 12, R-3-28-14 2014

State Issues Report - February 12, 2014

February 4, 2014
State Issues Report - February 4, 2014

January 29, 2014
State Issues Report - January 29, 2014

January 15, 2014
State Issues Report - January 15, 2014

January 10, 2014
2014 State Legislative Outlook

December 17, 2013
State Issues Report - December 17, 2013

October 22, 2013
State Issues Report - October 22, 2013

October 2, 2013
State Issues Report - October 2, 2013

September 20, 2013
State Issues Report - September 20, 2013

September 5, 2013
State Issues Report - September 5, 2013

August 16, 2013
State Issues Report - August 16, 2013

June 28, 2013
State Issues Report - June 28, 2013

June 12, 2013
State Issues Report - June 12, 2013

May 15, 2013
State Issues Report - May 15, 2013

April 26, 2013
State Issues Report - April 26, 2013

Dave Davis, President of the Utah Food Industry Association, is recognized for his service on the FMI Government Relations Committee from 2012-2013.




FMI Northeast Regional Meeting, November 2013. FMI hosts four regional meetings every fall to assist FMI member companies and state retail and grocery associations in preparing for the upcoming legislative sessions. 

Nashville Mayor Karl Dean speaks about The Weight of the Nation before FMI State Issues Retreat attendees. He took part in a four piece HBO miniseries that addressed the problem of obesity in America. Mayor Dean spoke about how he reinvented Nashville into a city with new sidewalks, parks and greenways - all with a focus on physical fitness.



State Issue Resources

State Issue Papers 
Current legislative charts, statutes, talking points, and strategies are available for a wide variety of issues including: SNAP, gift cards, Main Street Fairness, Multi-Purse Co-Branded Benefit Cards, and item and unit pricing. (Updated 9-20-12)  

State Legislative Outlook (2013)
FMI and its members annually compile information on priority state issues for the current legislative session to provide members with insights on the likelihood of passage for proposed legislation.
FMI StateTrac and iStateLink
FMI's 50-state legislative tracking services. These services allow you to create customized legislative reports focused on our industry's priority issues in your state and region.

State Legislative & Regulatory Toolkits

FMI State Affairs toolkits on legislative and regulatory issues.

FMI Cyber Security Information Page 
FMI's information and resources page on cyber security. Learn about industry best practices for avoiding data theft and access links to more in depth reports. 

Links

FMI State Association Council and state resources links.