IEC’s Legislative Reception Discusses New Lien Law and Contractors
IEC Atlanta and Georgia Chapters held its 2020 Legislative Reception on January 15th at the Commerce Club in Atlanta Georgia. The event gives IEC and other Contractors an opportunity at the beginning of the new legislative session to meet with their State legislators in both the House of Representatives and the Senate and speak with them about issues that have a direct impact on the electrical industry and workers. The event also gives Contractors from different industries all over Georgia the chance to meet with one another and discuss strategies that can improve industry practices and that also benefit the workers in the industry.
This year, IEC’s top priority was to inform legislators about the Lien Law and the recent ruling regarding the law. IEC Board members were able to speak with numerous legislators on this issue and on behalf of the IEC members and attempted to gain their support for amending the law. The most important topic of discussion for IEC at the event was the reasons why the present Lien Law is unfair and unjust; as well as, the consequences the present law has on business and the industry as a whole. Almost all the legislators that IEC Board members spoke to were interested in the law and wanted to learn more about the individual cases related to the law. They agreed with IEC’s position that action needed to be taken in order to protect the industry and most importantly, the workers within the industry, so that the law does not negatively impact any business or contractor in the future.
IEC’s Atlanta/ Georgia chapter Executive Director Niel Dawson was in attendance and met with Senator Lindsey Tippens of the 37th District and Senator Elena Parent or the 42nd District. There were many more connections made on behalf of IEC contractors. Stay tuned for more updates on the Lien Law and any legislative changes affecting the electrical industry. Click here for Specialty Contractors Coalition Legislative Report #1