According to the RV Industry Association’s (RVIA) News & Insights report, the RVIA’s state government affairs team was present earlier this week at the National Conference of State Legislatures’ Legislative Summit in Denver, Colorado.
The summit attracted over 5,000 participants, including legislators, legislative staff, and experts in government affairs from all over the country.
The association met with legislators and legislative staff from more than 35 states. They also shared their 2022 State Legislative Agenda with more than 250 attendees. In addition to learning about the RV industry’s legislative priorities, policymakers were also able to look at the economic impact generated by the RV industry in their home states.
The Winnebago Industries Electric RV display was particularly interesting to legislators and their staff.
“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, Senior Manager of State Government Affairs.
“This year, we were not only able to tell the great story of the RV industry, 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, more than 60 state legislators attended a session discussing the importance of establishing Offices of Outdoor Recreation in every state.
The state team actively presented the industry’s interests 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.