Legal Symposium
March 12 - March 14, 2017
Arlington, VA

Annual Conference
May 22 - May 25, 2017
Marco Island, FL

NABCA Trade Show
May 22 - May 25, 2017
Marco Island, FL

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StatePMR/Load DateLatest Change
MI* 2/22/2017 01/17
OR-Str Level* 2/22/2017 01/17
OR-Acct Level* 2/22/2017 01/17
UT-Cal Mnth 2/17/2017 01/17
UT 2/17/2017 01/17
WC 2/14/2017 01/17

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