Legislative Agenda Task Force
Chair: Luther Moore, Belk
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 6 weekly meetings in the quarter before the North Carolina General Assembly convenes.
The Task Force met in December 2012 and January 2013 and helped set the 2013-2014 Chamber Legislative Agenda. After the NCGA finishes their session, the committee receives a recap of issues. The committee meets on an as-needed basis throughout the session.
2012 and 2013 Past Agenda Items:
- Click to view 2013-2014 Legislative Agenda
- August 28: Kerri Burke from McGuire Woods Consulting gave us an update of the NCGA 2012 short session, highlighting items from our Legislative Agenda. Jake Cashion from the NC Chamber also presented us with an update on the issue of the debt NC owes to the federal government regarding the Unemployment Trust Fund.
- Dec.11 presentations: Charlotte Regional Film Commission, City of Charlotte, N.C. Coalition for Lobbying and Government Reform, Real Estate and Building Industry Coalition, Justice Initiatives
- Dec. 13 presentations: Central Piedmont Community College, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, Charlotte Chamber Manufacturers Council, Johnson & Wales University, Teach for America
- Dec. 18 presentations: UNC Charlotte, MeckEd, N.C. Sustainable Energy Association, Lake Norman Transportation Commission, Banking modernization bill, Advanced technology deployment
- January 3, 2013 presentations: Carolinas HealthCare System, Charlotte Regional Partnership, Mecklenburg County, N.C. Chamber of Commerce, Project L.I.F.T
- January 8, 2013: Final voting day, no presentations on this date
- The Task Force voted and passed a recommended position on immigration reform on April 16. The Workplace Issues Committee presented the position at the meeting. The Charlotte Chamber Executive Chamber approved the position. Click here to view the chamber’s position on immigration reform.
- Kerri Burke, the chamber’s lobbyist with McGuire Woods Consulting, provided the Task Force with an update on the NCGA 2012 long session. Click here to view her presentation highlighting pieces of legislation and click here to view a summary of the tax reduction deal.
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