Legislation Committee



The Legislation Committee spearheads the PMA’s efforts to advocate for the precious metals retail industry in state and federal legislative bodies. The PMA’s Board of Directors sets annual goals and agendas for the Committee to pursue in an effort to raise awareness of the industry’s needs and operations, to track and lobby on relevant legislation, and to educate Members on pending or new legislation of import to the precious metals retail industry. The Committee also seeks to interface with other relevant stakeholders and policy makers. 

The Legislation Committee strives to be aware and provide notice of any state and federal legislative developments with the assistance of the PMA's use of the the legislative tracking software FiscalNote.

The PMA will be active in the public policy arena in Washington, DC.  With ONE VOICE, the PMA will pro-actively engage legislative and regulatory leaders at the U.S. federal government level on all matters involving the buying and selling of precious metals.


In recent years, federal regulatory bodies have become more visible and active in enforcement matters.  And, until now, there has been no industry association that these regulatory agencies can work with, reply upon, and trust to offer unvarnished facts, provide real-word and on-the ground experience, and to collaborate with on new rules, regulations, and laws governing our industry.


The PMA will fill that void and offer industry experts to legislative and regulatory officials tasked with oversight of our industry


The Chair of this Committee is John Ohanesian of Lear Capital, Inc.