The NCA state affairs program tracks and monitors legislation in all 50 states that impacts confectionery manufacturing and sales. This information is shared on a monthly basis with the NCA State Affairs Committee in a report that includes a short analysis of pending legisltation in in-session states. NCA engages in state lobbying and grassroots outreach as determined by the committee.
Some of the issues tracked include:
NCA's state affairs team communicates in a variety of ways with the committee and the broader NCA membership through multiple vehicles, including:
NCA is dedicated to building strong state coalitions in key confectionery states. Aside from states with a large confectionery presence, NCA works on coalition-building around certain issues as they arise. NCA has formed or joined coalitions to fight a state candy tax in Vermont, to host member networking and legislative receptions in Illinois and Pennsylvania, and to work with the food industry on GMO labeling legislation. NCA has also hosted coalition-building events in California, Maryland, New York and New Jersey.