Half Day Event, 9am – Noon
Connecticut Legislative Office Building
Thursday, September 28, 2017
Lobbying 101 Presentation
CPES Holds Second 101 Series Event for New Energy Professionals!
On September 28, 2017, the Connecticut Power and Energy Society’s New Energy Professionals Committee hosted “Energy Legislation 101: The Process and What Passed in 2017” at the Legislative Office Building and State Capitol in Hartford, Connecticut. Energy Legislation 101 is the second in a series of informational sessions established to assist recently joined CPES members and those new to the industry as they become acclimated and involved within the organization. The overarching goal of the 101 series is to provide a meaningful overview of state agencies and businesses with whom professionals in the industry interact. While the event was geared toward New Energy Professionals, many established professionals were also in attendance.
The day began with an overview of the legislative process in Connecticut from Melissa Biggs, a partner at DePino, Nunez & Biggs, LLC, and Christopher Cordima, an attorney in the Connecticut Legislative Commissioners’ Office.
The overview was followed by a timely discussion of energy legislation that passed during the 2017 legislative session and what issues may arise next session. Joining the conversation were Senator Bob Duff, Representative Tim Ackert, Representative Holly Cheeseman, Representative Mike Demicco, Representative Stephen Harding, and Representative Jonathan Steinberg. All serve on the General Assembly’s Energy & Technology Committee, Environment Committee, or both!
The day ended with a tour of the Legislative Office Building and State Capitol.
Please join us as Connecticut’s key energy and environment legislative staff and leaders offer a three-part Energy Legislation 101 to CPES New Energy Professionals*! Come brush up on all the details of the legislative process. Continue into a timely discussion of the bills which become effective as of October 1st. Finish with a tour of the Legislative Office Building and Capitol.
This is a free event, but please register at your earliest convenience as space is limited.
9:00am – Networking, Coffee and Danish
(Second Floor Atrium of the Legislative Office Building)
9:30am – Energy Legislation 101: Basics and Procedures (Hearing Room 2E)
Melissa Biggs, DePino, Nunez & Biggs, LLC
Christopher Cordima, CT Legislative Commissioners’ Office
10:00am – Current and Future Legislation Discussion: A detailed and timely conversation about the energy bills that just passed and become effective as of October 1st. (Hearing Room 2E)
11:15am: (Optional) The League of Women Voters is offering a tour of the Legislative Office Building and Capitol
*This group is not limited to age range or years of experience. We welcome everyone to reach out to us.
The goal of the 101 series is to provide a meaningful overview of state agencies and businesses with whom professionals in our industry interact. While this series was established with our New Energy Professionals in mind, all are welcome.” – Alex Isaac, NEP Group Member