CSEA Members Meet with Legislators

Posted on February 1, 2016 · Posted in CSEA Society News, Industry News, Latest Updates

2/1/16 – More than 50 CSEA Members converged on the State Capitol on January 11, 2016 and met with Senators, Assembly Members and staffers during the annual Jim Stern Legislative Day.

After a continental breakfast and a presentation of the legislative process and current political environment, Members took part in mock legislative visit trainings. Then Members set off to attend meetings with their legislators and discuss this year’s advocacy issues. Discussion topics included the benefits of streamlining tax and Statement of Information (SOI) filing dates to eliminate confusion about when the SOI is due, as well as an administrative dissolution for never-launched business entities.

Many Members were very pleased to note that many legislators and staffers were familiar with the Enrolled Agent profession, and even remembered participants from previous visits! Once visits were completed, Members gathered together at the Holiday Inn Capitol Plaza for a debriefing with CSEA Legislative Affairs Committee Chair Vicki Mulak, EA, CFP® and CSEA lobbyist Jennifer Tannehill of Aaron Read & Associates. Robert Kerr, NAEA Senior Director of Governmental Relations, presented the Federal perspective.

CSEA thanks all Jim Stern Legislative Day participants for their advocacy efforts on behalf of CSEA and the Enrolled Agent profession. Participants overwhelmingly reported that they found the event very rewarding both personally and professionally. As one Member put it, “The opportunity to influence current and future legislation is both invaluable and exhilarating.” Alex Dunkel, EA was formally recognized by Assembly Member Scott Wilk (R-Santa Clarita). Several Members were also on hand to witness the selection of Anthony Rendon (D-Paramount) as Speaker-Elect of the California Assembly.

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A group of Jim Stern Legislative Day attendees on their way to legislative appointments.

 

Alex Dunkel, EA and Assembly Member Wilk - cropped

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alex Dunkel, EA is formally recognized by Assembly Member Scott Wilk (R-Santa Clarita).