Professional Journal Committee Meeting MinutesProfessional Journal Committee Meeting Minutes

NCSL Legislative Summit
San Antonio, Texas
August 8, 2011

Call to Order

The meeting of the Professional Journal Committee was called to order by Angi Murphy (VA), Committee Co-Chair.


The following members of the committee were present: (Check members present)


Melanie Newby (VA), Co-Chair


Laurel Johnston (HI)


Angi Murphy (VA), Co-Chair


Amy Leach (CA)


Hobie Lehman (VA), Vice-Chair


Bernadette McNulty (CA)


Bonnie Alexander (ID)


Tara Perkinson (VA)


Mardi Alexander (TX)


Susan Furlong Reil (NV)


Brad Bolin (IL)


Don Richardson (MS)


Ginny Edwards (VA)


Peter Wattson (MN)


Polly Emerson (TX)




Other members/guests in attendance included Trish OBrion (VA) and Geneva Tulasz (VA).

Approval of Minutes

Upon a motion by Trish OBrion (VA), seconded by Mardi Alexander (TX), the minutes for the meetings held September 12, 2010, during the Professional Development Seminar in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and April 16, 2011 during the Spring Meeting in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania were both unanimously approved.

Old Business

Committee members discussed publishing the Journal annually instead of biannually.

New Business

The committee was notified that the most recent Journal publication had been mailed prior to the NCSL meeting. The committee also discussed three potential articles for the next Journal publication. Committee members suggested topics for future Journals.


Upon a motion by Trish OBrion (VA), seconded by Geneva Tulasz (VA) the meeting was adjourned.

Respectfully submitted,
Melanie Newby (VA)
Committee Co-Chair