Legislative Agenda Task Force
Chair: Luther Moore, Belk, Inc.
Focus: This committee reviews issues and recommendations for the Chamber Legislative Agenda and positions. Establishing our legislative agenda is an annual process whereby we give Charlotte Chamber members and partner organizations the opportunity to present the legislative priorities of their organization in order to be considered for inclusion in the Charlotte Chamber’s final legislative agenda. The final document is voted on by our members and dictates the issues the Chamber will advocate for on behalf of the Charlotte business community.
Membership: Members include business leaders with an interest in supporting advocacy efforts as well as lobbyists at member companies. As in all Public Policy Committees, membership is open to anybody who is an active Chamber member.
Meeting Dates: Typically 5-6 weekly meetings in the quarter before the North Carolina General Assembly convenes. After the NCGA finishes their session, the committee receives a recap of issues. The committee meets on an as-needed basis throughout the session.
- The 2015 Legislative Session brought many changes to business and personal tax codes. The Legislative Agenda Task Force was invited to attend a special called meeting on Monday, November 23rd for a tax law update from Canaan Huie, Counsel for Moore & Van Allen PLLC. The Task Force met at Queens University of Charlotte. Canaan Huie has been a member of Moore & Van Allen’s Public Affairs team since January 2013. As part of his practice, he represents a number of clients before the North Carolina General Assembly, various executive branch agencies, and local governments. In addition, he works with other members of the MVA team in advising clients on campaign finance compliance and ethics requirements relating to interactions with public officials. To view his presentation regarding these changes to business and personal tax codes, click here.
- On January 12, 2015, Charlotte Chamber's Executive Committee approved the Legislative Agenda Task Force's recommended legislative agenda. The document serves as a roadmap for the chamber's advocacy efforts for the upcoming North Carolina General Assembly long session that begins on January 28. Click here to view the updated agenda with adjustments supporting teacher pay increases, Common Core Standards and workforce training programs.