As a 501(c)(6) Corporation, the APIA is a non-profit, lobbying association, and is registered as such.  To fulfill our mandate to achieve the highest levels of professionalism in the field of private investigation, we push for improvements in the existing licensure laws.  In addition to working alongside the APIB to improve existing legislation, we will not only help in drafting legislation, but we actively promote changes in legislation by lobbying state legislators in furtherance of these goals. 

In addition to the APIA Legislative Committee, we employ JLM Consulting, LLC lobbyist, Mr. Jake L. McMillan to monitor legislative activity and alert the APIA in the event of legislation on the horizon that will affect our industry.  Mr. McMillan recently alerted the APIA about proposed changes in Chapter 25 being presented by the APIB.  There was some language in that proposed amendment that concerned some of our members, and we were able to coordinate with the APIB via our delegate to the Board, Mr. Jim Casteel. The concerns were allayed through that process. Mr. McMillan also provides guidance as to which legislators need to be contacted, as well as keeping APIA informed in the event of adverse parties or proposals he may learn about. 


Mr. Jake McMillan

Montgomery, AL 36111

Legislation & Lobbying Activity

2018 Legislative monitoring was done by Mr. McMillan keeping us informed about HB 327. This was introduced by the APIB to include "housekeeping" changes to the existing law. There was some concerning language about the APIA in the original draft, however our entire Board of Directors were made aware and we worked with the APIB to make sure the changes did no harm to the APIA. Special thanks to Jim Casteel, David Whitson, Bill Warren, and Rodney Brown for their input to that process.

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