State Policy

In This Section:

Policy & Regulations

Have Questions?

Danielle Waterfield
Sr. Director, Government Relations / Asst General Counsel
(202) 662-8516

Shelley Backstrom
Administrative Assistant to General Counsel & V.P. Government Affairs
(202) 662-8508

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ISRI's State Policy Program provides the tools you need to comply with current requirements, identify legislative policy trends in neighboring states and nationally, keep track of proposed changes, and engage your state officials on the bills that will impact our industry.

ISRI State Metals Theft Law Database

Created as a public resource for legislators, law enforcement, recyclers, and other interested parties, the State Metals Theft Law Database helps visitors understand the laws with pre-made or custom reports on the provisions and states that interest them.

State-Specific Policy Resources

ISRI provides members with direct access to specific state laws, summaries, and other relevant issue resources on a state-by-state basis.

Here you will find direct links to state government and legal resources such as state metals theft laws (ISRI members only).

ISRI State Legislative Tracking System

ISRI's State Legislative Tracking Program provides a 50-state legislative and regulatory tracking list on issues of relevance to the recycling industry.

  • Legislative Tracking
  • Regulatory Tracking
  • State Legislatures Websites
  • State Lawmaker Profiles
  • Legislative Calendars
  • Committees by State and Chamber
  • Session Deadlines
  • Current Governors and Legislatures
  • Mobile Resources

State Lobbying and Gift Laws – Know Before You Go

ISRI provides its members with important information on Lobbying Laws and Political Contributions at the federal, state, and local level. In some states and local municipalities, simply contacting an official concerning legislative matters can be considered lobbying. Included is an overview of 50-state summaries of key provisions, including lobbyist registration fees, penalties, gift restrictions, and thresholds for activities that require registration as a lobbyist.

This is an exclusive ISRI member benefit for ISRI's chapter leadership, who can access the information at; if you would like access to the materials, please contact your chapter president. If you've forgotten your username or password or would like an overview of what the guides can do for you, contact Danielle Waterfield or Justin Short for assistance.