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July 2017 Licensure Update

Next Steps   Dear Michigan ASLA Members: I wanted to follow-up and provide a brief update on legislative efforts being made to oppose (HB 4693, 4694, and 4695)—legislation that would eliminate the requirement for the licensure of landscape architects. Summer recess has begun in the legislature and they will not return to a full schedule …


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June 2017 Licensure Update

Dear Michigan ASLA Members: On behalf of the Executive Committee, I wanted to share a brief update on key legislative activity in Lansing. On June 7th, a three-bill package was introduced in the Michigan House of Representatives (HB 4693, 4694, and 4695) that would eliminate the requirement for licensure of landscape architects. As many of …


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March 1, 2013 Licensure Update

MiASLA expects that a de-regulation bill(s) will be introduced soon.   It is critically important that your legislator understands the value that the licensure of landscape architects brings to the people and places of the State of Michigan.  Please make an appointment to meet with your legislator in your district as soon as possible to make …


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April 30, 2013 Licensure Update

The Michigan ASLA was represented at our Lobby Day event at the State Capitol on Thurday April 25, 2013. The event was a great success with over 60 legislative offices participating; Your efforts are making a difference! It is very important to keep the pressure up.  Keep making those calls and visits with your legislators.  We …


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May 31, 2013 Licensure Update

The bills to deregulate our profession have been introduced and referred to the Regulatory Reform Committee as expected.  State Representative Hugh Crawford, Chairman of the Regulatory Reform Committee, has assured the chapter that the profession will be notified when the deregulation bills will be included in the committee’s agenda.  The profession will have an opportunity to …


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MiASLA Representatives Advocate In Washington, D.C.

On April 25, 2013, three Michigan ASLA representatives stormed Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. to advocate on behalf of all Michigan Landscape Architects.  Trustee Vanessa Warren, President-Elect SuLin Kotowicz and ASLA Audit Committee Member Tom Mroz participated, visiting staff from Senators Stabenow and Levin’s offices, and staff from Congressmen Justin Amash, Dale Kildee and Kerry …


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Michigan ASLA Lobby Day a Success!

The Michigan ASLA was represented at our Lobby Day event at the State Capitol on Thurday April 25, 2013.  The event was a great success with over 60 legislative offices participating.  While there is still a lot of work to do to preserve our license, your efforts are making a difference!  I can’t tell you …


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Find your Michigan Senator/Representative

Do you need a reminder of who your State Senator or Representative is?  Do you know who your Federal Senators and Representative are?  CLICK HERE for a link to the Secretary of State to look this information up!


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MiASLA Legislative Talking Points

Posted 27 February 2013 The Arguments Against De-Regulation of Landscape Architects Background: Landscape architecture is a profession that blends creativity and science. Every day, landscape architects work to improve our communities and the environment, using their talents in planning, design and land‐use management. Projects that landscape architects design and contribute to include parks, urban design, …


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Licensure and Public Health, Welfare and Safety

The practice of landscape architecture directly impacts public health, safety, and welfare. The work of landscape architects surrounds us, in the planning of sites such as office plazas, public squares and thoroughfares. The design of parks, highways, housing developments, urban plazas, zoos and campuses reflects the skill of landscape architects in planning and designing the …


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