|Legislative Day - March 10, 2015|
On March 10th, 18 TSPS members visited with their State Representatives, Senators and staff at the Capitol during TSPS’s Legislative Day.
TSPS had not held a Legislative Day in a number of years, and it was time to do so. The relationships our members form with their legislators is of utmost importance especially during a legislative year.
Members who participated had the opportunity to communicate their support for the Legislative Budget Board’s 2016/2017 biennium budget for TBPLS (SB2, HB1) and the elimination of the occupation tax (SB765/HB2089) among other items. Attendees met with two dozen legislators and/or their staff personnel including: Speaker Joe Straus, Rep. Wayne Smith, Sen. Lois Kolkhorst, Rep. Phil Stephenson, Rep. Brooks Landgraf, Sen. Carlos Uresti, and many more.
You can read more about legislation of importance to surveyors and the land surveying profession on the Capitol Corner blog.
Following are a few photos from TSPS Legislative Day:
Top Left Photo (top row, from left) - Gary Neill, DJ Kyle and Paul Carey; and (bottom row) Trisha Lund, TSPS President Jim Gillis, Elisa Chan and Mike Sexton.
Top Right Photo (from left) - Chief of Staff Ryan Sparks (Rep. Linda Koop) and Philip Adams.
Middle Left Photo (from left) - TSPS President Jim Gillis, Legislative Director Marshall Bowen and Rep. Brooks Landgraf.
Middle Right Photo (from left) - Mike Sexton, Gary Neill, Rep. Lyle Larson, Page Mark Bannwolf, Elisa Chan and Trisha Lund.
Bottom Photo (from left) - Alan McLain, Jim Gillis, Rep. Wayne Smith, Bob Hysmith and Mo Omar.