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Engineers and Land Surveyors Day at the State House - Thank you page

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Thank you for Registering for Engineers and Land Surveyors Day at the State House

Tuesday, May 23, 2017, 9 AM - 12:00 Noon

Go to Great Hall, 2nd Floor, Massachusetts State House to pick up registration materials and for the briefing

 

You are registered.

 

Link to Issue Briefing Materials - available after May 15

If you need to change your participation prior to May 23

Email tecet@engineers.org  and acecma@engineers.org

If you need to change your participation on May 23: Call 617-227-5551

 

May 23 Schedule:

 

9 AM - 9:20 AM Registration/Breakfast (continental) and receive materials at the Massachusetts State House, Great Hall - 2nd Floor. 
9:20 AM - 10:15 AM

Issue Briefing and Briefing with a Legislator (TBA)

Massachusetts State House, Great Hall - 2nd Floor. 

10:15 AM (Senate) and 11:15 AM (House) Scheduled meetings with your state legislators at the State House
11:45 AM - 1:30 PM

Water Infrastructure Awareness Day - Be sure to register for this if you can stay, or return any follow up materials and return to your office


 

Background

On Tuesday, May 23, 2017, ACEC/MA, BSCES, MALSCE,  MHA Public Sector and MMA Public members will gather 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 are co-sponsoring 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)

 

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

 

Confirm the names of your Massachusetts State Senator and State Representative

Based on where you live/vote.  You need this information for online registration.

 

Online Registration 

 

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 2017 Event: 

We will 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.  You can participate in an issue briefing session 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 

 

 

Advance Briefing Sessions: in-person at The Engineering Center or by conference call:

Thursday, May 18,  3:00 - 4:00 PM

Friday, May 19, 10:30 - 11:30 AM

Monday, May 22, 1:00 - 2:00 PM


 

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 Engineers and Land Surveyors 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.
More information For more on the law, go to:   http://www.engineers.org/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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