Advocacy & Government Affairs
Taking an Active Role in Policymaking
Government policy is an important factor in business operations. From labor relations, to project labor agreements, to taxes, to electrical codes and regulations, the government plays a part in all aspects. Even a minor amendment to a law can increase costs, hinder business growth, and put companies at a competitive disadvantage. It is important for members to be active in government affairs so policymakers can hear about the issues which affect electrical contractors and the industry directly. Some IEC members, staff, and volunteers are appointed to the Texas Apprenticeship & Training Advisory Council, Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation Electrical Advisory Committee, local, county, and state electrical boards, and code panels.
Texas 87th Legislative Session Begins
The 87th Texas Legislative Session began today, Tuesday, January 12, 2021. Representative Dade Phelan was elected unanimously to be the new Texas House Speaker and Senator Brian Birdwell was elected President Pro Tempore in the Senate. According to Comptroller Glenn Hegar, Texas will end the biennium with $1 billion shortfall; (more)
Promoting Responsible Independent, Dedicated Electricians
We are a nonprofit association for independent electrical contractors. The members provide construction, installation, service and repair work for residential, commercial and industrial customers. IEC of Texas has over 400 electrical contractor members in Texas, with local chapters in Central Texas (Austin), Dallas, East Texas (Tyler), El Paso, Ft. Worth/Tarrant County, Lubbock, Texas Panhandle (Amarillo), San Antonio, and Texas Gulf Coast (Houston).
Our mission is to provide benefits for membership growth and legislative representation through education and communication; strengthening the members of IEC of Texas.
Established in 1957, IEC is a trade association representing more than 3,300 members with 50 chapters nationwide. Headquartered in Alexandria, VA, IEC is the nation's premier trade association representing America's independent electrical and systems contractors. IEC National aggressively works with the industry to establish a competitive environment for the merit shop - a philosophy that promotes the concept of free enterprise, open competition, and economic opportunity for all.