The RV Industry Association’s (RVIA) state government affairs team went to the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCL)’ 2022 Legislative Summit in Denver this week. The summit hosted over 5,000 attendees—including legislators, legislative staff, and government affairs professionals from across the country.
During the event, the association contacted legislators and legislative staff from over 35 states and shared the 2022 State Legislative Agenda with more than 250 people.
In addition to learning about the RV industry’s legislative priorities, policymakers learned of the economic impact generated by the RV industry in their home states.
In addition to the RVIA, the National Association for RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC), and the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) also attended. The organizations displayed a Bass Tracker boat and Winnebago Industries e-RV.
“There is no other event that allows this level of access to so many state policymakers, many of whom were drawn to our booth by the electric RV, which sparked a lot of great conversations,” said Nick Rudowich, RVIA senior manager of state government affairs. “This year we were not only able to tell the great story of the RV industry, but we were also able to discuss the new state legislative agenda and the specific issues we will be working on in the coming months with key state legislators and policymakers.”
On Tuesday, over 60 state legislators attended a session discussing the importance of establishing Offices of Outdoor Recreation in each state.
The state team actively presented the interests of the industry to legislators from around the U.S. covering topics including the need for campground modernization, RV specific franchise laws, establishing an Office of Outdoor Recreation in each state, defining PMRVs and the economic impact of the RV industry in each state.