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Engineers and Land Surveyors Day at the State House - Held 5-12-2015

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Save the Date for 2016:  May 10, 2016

 

 

 

Engineers and Land Surveyors Day at the State House

Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 8:45 AM - 12:00 Noon

Over 90 Engineers, Land Surveyors, Public Works Professionals and other design professionals meet with  Massachusetts state legislators at the State House on May 12, 2015. 

Thank you to State Representative Dan Hunt for briefing participants.

 

Issue briefing sheets:

 

Photos from May 12, 2015

          
    

  

 

   

 

Additional Resource Materials:

Report of the SENATE COMMITTEE ON GLOBAL WARMING AND CLIMATE CHANGE

 

On Tuesday, May 12, 2015,  ACEC/MA, BSCES, and MALSCE members gathered at the Massachusetts State House for our Annual Engineers and Land Surveyors Day at the State House along with leaders from other engineering and design-related associations.  These organizations co-sponsor the day:

 

  • American Council of Engineering Companies of Massachusetts (ACEC/MA)
  • Boston Society of Civil Engineers Section/ASCE (BSCES)
  • Massachusetts Association of Land Surveyors and Civil Engineers (MALSCE)

This year, we were joined by the Massachusetts Highway Association and MMA Policy Committee on Energy, Public Works and Utilities

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We arrange for meetings with our members’  Massachusetts State Representatives and State Senators based on where our members live and vote. 

 

Our advocacy will focus on these issues:

Massachusetts Transportation Infrastructure
Massachusetts Water Infrastructure – Investing in our Future
Lyme Disease
Resiliency: Building Tomorrow’s Infrastructure Today That Will Improve Quality of Life for All
Maximizing Private Sector Innovation

 

Check on:   http://www.wheredoivotema.com/bal/MyElectionInfo.aspx

to confirm the names of your State Senator and State Representative, based on where you live/vote.  You need this information for online registration.

 

Then, Register Online:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ELS-Day-2015

 

Schedule for the day: 

8:45 - 10:20 AM

 

Registration/Breakfast (continental) and receive materials at The Engineering Center, additional briefing at 9:10 AM

Remarks with Rep. Dan Hunt, Q and A

10:20 AM Walk to State House, go through Security
10:45 (Senate) and 11:30 AM (House)   Scheduled meetings with your state legislatorsa and staff at the State House
12:00 Noon Finish at the State House, return to TEC with any materials

 

Co-sponsors of Design Professionals Day at the State House:

  • American Council of Engineering Companies of Massachusetts (ACEC/MA)
  • Boston Society of Civil Engineers Section/ASCE (BSCES)
  • Massachusetts Association of Land Surveyors and Civil Engineers (MALSCE)

 

For Our 2015 Event: 

We set up meetings for you with your legislators.  Or, if you are new to the event and want to partner with others who have done this before, we’ll pair you up with engineers and land surveyors and you’ll join them for their legislative appointments.

 

We hold advance issue briefing sessions to help you prepare to discuss the issues. 

Participate in an issue briefing session at Aldrich Center at The Engineering Center or by conference call.

 

Briefing Sessions for Design Professionals Day at the State House 
Discuss the issues & plan how to get the most from your meetings before Engineers and Land Surveyors Day  at the State House.

Join us for one of three, free, optional Issues Briefing Sessions at The Engineering Center, One Walnut Street, Boston on:

Advance Briefing Sessions (in person at Aldrich Center at The Engineering Center or online)

 

Thursday, May 7 2:30 - 3:30 PM
Friday, May 8 10:30 - 11:30 AM
Monday, May 11 10:30 - 11:30 AM

 

 

Lobbying in Massachusetts:
Recent changes in the lobbying laws over the past few years have the effect of sweeping some activities into the category of "lobbying" which previously may not have been considered lobbying.   As long as you are participating in Design Professionals Day as a representative of at least one of our associations, discussing the issues set for the day, you do not have to register as a lobbyist.
For more on the law, go to:    /index.cfm?pid=10269
 

Questions?  Contact  617/227-5551 or tecet@engineers.org

 

An important part of our Advocacy efforts is Engineers and Land Surveyors Day; the one day each year when we as a profession gather in force at the State House and present our industry's viewpoints in person to our local legislators. It is a chance for each of us to meet with your State Representative and State Senator to discuss issues pertinent to our industry, to you as an individual professional, and to you as a citizen. We coordinate this event annually to promote communications with our state legislators, arranging appointments, providing briefing sheets on key issues for ACEC/MA, BSCES and MALSCE members to utilize, and establishing teams of local residents to meet with their actual legislators.

 
The Massachusetts General Court (Legislature) website

 

 

 
 
 
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