AGC of East Tennessee State Legislative Agenda

The AGC  is the unified voice of the construction industry in East Tennessee, leading advocacy efforts focused on ensuring continued growth in our industry by supporting laws favorable to business security and the safety of our workforce.  AGC of East Tennessee serves as the primary watchdog for legislative issues relative to construction on the local level and partners with our sister association, AGC Tennessee and its branchs - Memphis, Knoxville, Tri-Cities and Middle Tennessee - to monitor and support state legislation that promotes the industry of construction.

INDUSTRY PRIORITIES:

  • Construction Law
  • Energy and Environment
  • Infrastructure
  • Labor & HR
  • Procurement
  • Risk Management
  • Safety & Health
  • Tax
  • Technology
  • Workforce Development
 

AGC of East Tennessee State Legislative Priorities:

As of March 6, 2018

SUPPORT
SB1922 / Johnson - HB1917 / Williams :: Go Build (view) 
As introduced, extends repeal date for the Go Build Tennessee Program, from July 1, 2019, to July 1, 2024; deletes restriction that funds collected from contractor licensing revenue be used only to fund career and technical education programs and other certified and nationally accredited programs.

SUPPORT
SB1040 / Watson - HB1061/ McCormick :: Historic Rehabilitation Investment Incentive Act (view)
As introduced, enacts  the Historic Rehabilitation Investment Incentive Act to facilitate the restoration and preservation of the state's historic buildings and structures and redevelop the state's main street communities.

SUPPORT
SB2238 / Norris - HB1814 / Hawk :: Procedures for Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit (view)
As introduced, specifies that the board of water quality, oil, and gas may promulgate rules concerning the effect of national pollutant discharge elimination system permit in an enforcement proceeding.

OPPOSE
SB2188 / Lundberg - HB2297 / Hicks :: Multi-State Economic Development Compact (view)
As introduced, creates the "Multi-state Economic Development Compact" to promote the development of underdeveloped areas in Tennessee and other compact states, and to create a development authority that incorporates public and private partnerships to facilitate the economic growth of such areas.

OPPOSE
SB1110 / Bowling - HB1208 / Fitzhugh :: Outsourcing re: State Parks (view)
As introduced, prohibits outsourcing with respect to the maintenance, operation, and preservation of state parks, including buildings, facilities, structures, or improvements upon state park property.

OPPOSE
SB1603 / Yager  -  HB2528 /Calfee :: Retainage (view)
As introduced, specifies the processes by which a contract for construction of buildings or improvements, the expenditure for which is estimated, projected, or budgeted to be $1 million or more, may be awarded.

SUPPORT
SB2229 /  Southerland - HB1791 / Marsh:  Utilities, Utility Districts (view)
As introduced, prohibits the department of environment and conservation from enforcing an action against a person discharging pollutants into waters of the state if the department was aware of the discharge, or if the discharge was within the reasonable contemplation of the department prior to the issuance of a final permit. - Amends TCA Title 69, Chapter 3, Part 1.

SUPPORT
SB1812 /  Ketron - HB2313 / Lollar:  Water Pollution (view)
As introduced, prohibits the department of environment and conservation from enforcing an action against a person discharging pollutants into waters of the state if the department was aware of the discharge, or if the discharge was within the reasonable contemplation of the department prior to the issuance of a final permit. - Amends TCA Title 69, Chapter 3, Part 1.