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Engineers and Land Surveyors Day at the State House - May 14, 2013

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2013 Engineers and Land Surveyors Day at the State House

May 14, 2013

 

 

From Left:  Peter Richardson, PE (BSCES President, Green International Affiliates), Rep. Paul Brodeur (D-Melrose) Ellen White, PE (BSCES Vice President, Jacobs), Joel Goodmonson, PE (ACEC/MA Senior Vice President, Architectural Engineers Inc.), Richard O'Brien, PE (ACEC/MA President-Elect, Parsons Brinckerhoff), David Humphrey, PLS (MALSCE Past-President, Schofield Brothers) Richard Gosselin, PLS (MALSCE President, Spatial Data and Design)  [credit: Vion DeCew]

 

 

From Left:  Bill Reed (FST), Rep. Josh Cutler (D-Pembroke), Len Ruszczyk (SMC)

in the House Chamber [credit: Michael Messinger]

 

 

 

State Housei Briefing [credit: Abbie Goodman]

 

Rep. Brodeur welcomes us to the State House [credit: Abbie Goodman]

 

 

 

From Left: Dean Groves (TECET Chair, URS Corporation), Rep. Brodeur (D-Melrose) [credit: Abbie Goodman]

 

At the State House Briefing [credit: Abbie Goodman]

 

 

Michael Conway (GZA), Jen Cahill (BSC Group) and more on the march to the State House [credit: Vion DeCew]

 

Thank you to Melanie Hebert and Jeff Terrey of Rasky Baerlein Strategic Communications for their help in coordinating the meetings with state legislators.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Engineers and Land Surveyors Day at the State House

Tuesday, May 14, 2013, 8:45 AM - 12:00 Noon 

 

Briefing Session powerpoint:  Link

 

Issue Briefing Sheets:

Summary Sheet on Issues

 

Transportation

 

Water

 

Good Samaritan

 

Maximizing Private Sector Innovation

 

Additional Resource Materials:

Link to S1770    Senate Transportation Finance Bill

 

Link to H3415    House Transportation Finance Bill

 

Link to H690       Water Infrastructure Bond Bill

Link to S795    Good Samaritan for Design Professionals and Contractors Bill

 

Link to Raising the Grade in Massachusetts 2013 Progress Report

 

On Tuesday, May 14, 2013, 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-sponsored 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)

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

 

To Register, people went to:   www.wheredoivotema.com/bal/myelectioninfo.php   
to confirm the names of their State Senator and State Representative, based on where they live/vote.

 

 

Schedule for the day: 

8:45 - 9:40 AM

 

Registration/Breakfast (continental) and receive materials at The Engineering Center, additional briefing at 9:10 AM
9:40 AM Walk to State House, go through Security
10 - 10:30 AM At the State House, Room 350, Legislative and Issues Briefing
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; potential Networking Lunch Program

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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)

 

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

 

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.  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 
Particants discussed the issues & plan how to get the most from your meetings before Engineers and Land Surveyors Day  at the State House being held on May 14, 2013.  Join us for one of three, free, optional Issues Briefing Sessions at TEC, One Walnut Street, Boston on:

Wednesday, May 1, 10:00 - 11:00 AM (call-in and in person) at The Engineering Center in Boston
Thursday, May 9,  2:30 - 3:30 PM(call-in and in person) at The Engineering Center in Boston
Friday, May 10, 10:30 - 11:30 AM (call-in and in person) at The Engineering Center in Boston

 

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  Bailey Boykan at 617/227-5551 or bboykan@engineers.org  or

tec@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:  http://www.malegislature.gov/

 

 

 
 
 
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