Government Affairs

From a governmental affairs perspective, the AGC of Tennessee works through its own staff lobbyist, and when appropriate hired lobbyists, to support legislation that is in the best interest of the the construction industry and consumers.

The importance of the legislative affairs effort to the industry cannot be underestimated. Each year legislation that is potentially injurious to the construction industry makes its way into the legislative process. Through our lobbying efforts and the marshalling of "grassroots" responses when needed, we work together to ensure a healthy legislative and regulatory environment in Tennessee.

If you know of an issue that needs the attention of your association, we encourage you to contact us at your earliest convenience.


Day On The Hill - February 21-22, 2017 - Make Your Voice Heard

The 110th General Assembly will convene on January 10, 2017. There is no doubt there will be legislation contemplated and introduced that will impact the construction industry in Tennessee. With a Republican supermajority in both houses of government and a Republican Governor legislation can move with great speed. Making certain the position of AGC of Tennessee is understood and your voice is heard at the state legislature is important.

Once again this year AGC of Tennessee will conduct a "Day on the Hill" event where appointments will be made with individual House and Senate members to deliver a "White Paper" on bills targeted to affect the construction industry. This year the event is being held earlier in the year to ensure we have the opportunity to weigh in on legislation of interest to our members. The event starts with a dinner on February 21, 2017 with meetings on Capitol Hill beginning on the morning of February 22, 2016. We will make appointments with individual representatives in the morning and afternoon of that date.

A block of 30 rooms has been reserved at the Sheraton Downtown Nashville, which is located just a short walk from Legislative Plaza. The rate for the hotel is $239.00 for the evening of Tuesday, February 21, 2017. Please note the deadline to register for hotel rooms is January 18, 2017.

The rooms will be issued on a first come, first served basis! We will have a CASH BAR reception beginning at 5:30 p.m. CST and free dinner starting at 6:30 p.m. for all attendees arranged for that night. Here is the Agenda for the event:

AGENDA

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.– AGC of Tennessee Board of Directors Meeting

5:30 P.M. - 6:30 p.m. – Cash Bar Reception at Jimmy Kelly's Steakhouse

6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. – Dinner at historic Jimmy Kelly's Steakhouse – This meal is free!

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

7:30 a.m. – Meet in Lobby - Walk from the Sheraton Downtown Hotel to the Legislative Plaza

MEET WITH YOUR LEGISLATORS!

Your involvement is vital to ensure legislators have a full understanding about issues and legislation important to members of the commercial construction industry across Tennessee. The event gives each member of the AGC of Tennessee the opportunity to have a true impact on the industry providing their livelihood!

THANKS FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT OF THE AGC OF TENNESSEE!!

Day On The Hill - Easy Online Registration - Click Here!


New Immigration Law

Tennessee's new Immigration Law went into effect January 3, 2008 which would suspend or revoke a contractor's license if that employer "knowingly" hires an illegal alien. As with all legislation which impacts the construction industry, AGC will monitor the effect of this legislation. You can get a copy of the entire statute by clicking on the following link:

http://tennessee.gov/sos/acts/105/pub/pc0529.pdf
 
 
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