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Legislative Update 2021

The end of March is one of the busiest times during the legislative session. Several committee chairmen have begun announcing closing dates for their committees. The House announced that beginning …

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New Members of the 112 TN General Assembly

The 112th General Assembly will convene at noon on January 12, 2021. State Senate In the Tennessee State Senate, Democrats gained a seat for the first time in 16 years …

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2020 Primary Election Update

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Legislative Week in Review

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Legislative Update – March 2020

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Advocacy Archives

DesignVote10 – The AIA Online Voter Guide

October 7, 2010

For the first time, in an effort to inform members on the results of the Rebuild & Renew legislative campaign launched in 2008, the AIA has developed an online voter guide. It is our hope that this guide will provide pertinent information to voters both within and outside of the Institute on legislation that impacts architects and the built environment. | More…

Pertinent Bills Introduced

February 5, 2010

One of AIA Tennessee’s major focus points is on managing and encouraging legislation that benefits our architect members and the constuction community.  Read on for information on bills currently introduced that pertain to you. | More…

State Building Commission

Dec 1, 2009

The constitutional officers are currently revising the architect/engineer selection process.  AIA Tennessee is assisting in this effort.  Six architects are working with the Treasurer’s office to craft the document.  Warren Goodwin, FAIA; chairs the architect participation; and he is assisted by Bill Beaty, FAIA; Bill Blankenship, AIA; Kelly Headden, AIA; Peter Heimbach, AIA; and Al Thomas, AIA.

State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO)

Dec 1, 2009

We are so proud of our collaborative relationship and the modernization being completed at the SFMO.  In addition to adoption of the International family of codes, the Department passed a comprehensive Dispute Resolution Process and is currently testing its electronic plans review system. The SFMO will travel the state later this fall to provide training in electronic plans submissions.

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