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Pre-General Assembly Events and Deadlines

Sunday, Sept. 28
1:30-4:30 p.m.

Pre-TISL Regional Workshop Nashville

Thursday, Oct. 2
5-8 p.m.

Pre-TISL Regional Workshop Union University, Jackson

Sunday, Oct. 5
1:30-4:30 p.m.

Pre-TISL Regional Workshop Memphis

Thursday, Oct. 9
6-9 p.m.

Pre-TISL Regional Workshop Blountville

Monday, Oct. 13

Early registration deadline; colleges that pay by this date are eligible for $50 discount

Sunday, Oct. 19
1:30-4:30 p.m.

Pre-TISL Regional Workshop Knoxville

Thursday, Oct. 30
11:59 p.m.

Universal Deadline

  • Deadline for filing legislation. Bills filed after deadline will be referred to the Late Bills Committee.
  • Deadline for AMC briefs
  • Final deadline for colleges to register for the General Assembly. House of Representatives will be apportioned according to registrations received by this date.
  • Delegates who submit individual registration by this date will receive a free TISL t-shirt.
  • Deadline for hotel reservations at TISL's special rate

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Central Time Zone

10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

TISL and AMC3 Registration, State Capitol, Second Floor

Delegates can't check into the hotel until afternoon and should arrive dressed for the Opening Session. You may drop off luggage in the morning at the hotel for storage until check-in. Map of Downtown Nashville


General Assembly convenes
Joint Session
, House Chamber, State Capitol — Lt. Gov. Brandon Chrisman, University of Tennessee at Knoxville, Presiding

  • Oath of Office
  • State of the Judiciary, Chief Justice Samuel Adkisson, Vanderbilt University, Nashville
  • State of TISL, Gov. Jamie Arnett, University of Tennessee at Martin
  • Featured Speaker: Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett. Secretary Hargett was Governor of TISL in 1993.

1 p.m.

Legislative Orientation, House Chamber
Training and orientation for committee officers (Chairmen, Vice Chairmen and Secretaries), Senate Chamber
Lobbying Orientation, Legislative Plaza 12

AMC3 Orientation, Old Supreme Court Chamber, 1st Floor, Capitol

2 p.m.

Committee meetings

AMC3 Preliminary Round 1 Legislative Plaza

3:30 p.m.
4:30 p.m.

First Legislative Session

AMC3 Preliminary Round 2 Legislative Plaza

5 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
6:30 p.m.-8 p.m.

Hotel check-in at DoubleTree Hotel Reservations
Gavel-Busting Gala for TISL Second Floor of State Capitol. Non-students only.
Reception* in honor of Delegates to the General Assembly

8 p.m.

Late Bills Committee meets to consider bills that replace bills with problematic titles, Brentwood-Franklin Room, DoubleTree Hotel

Friday, November 14, 2014

8:30 a.m.

Meeting of Head Delegates to distribute delegation voter rolls. Senate Chamber

9 a.m.

Applications for Attorney General Due to the Supreme Court

9 a.m.
10 a.m.

Second Legislative Session
Committee meetings

AMC3 Preliminary Round 3 Legislative Plaza

10:30 a.m.

AMC3 Preliminary Round 4 Legislative Plaza

11:30 a.m.

Lunch (on your own)

1 p.m.

Third Legislative Session

AMC3 Preliminary Round 5 Legislative Plaza

2:30 p.m.

President's Address House Chamber

Dr. James Williams, President of Fisk Univeristy: "When Tennessee College Students Changed The World"

3:30 p.m.

Third Legislative Session Continues

AMC3 Preliminary Round 6 Legislative Plaza

6 p.m.

Pizza Supper* Legislative Plaza | Sponsored by Secretary of State Tre Hargett, former Governor of TISL

7 p.m.

Fourth Legislative Session
List of designated voters due to Election Commission from Delegation Chair

Supreme Court interviews candidates for Attorney General Courtroom at DoubleTree

8 p.m.
8:15 p.m.

Senate receives nominations for Speaker and Speaker Pro Tem.
House of Representatives receives nominations for Speaker and Speaker Pro Tem

8:30 p.m.
9 p.m.

Joint Session receives nominations for Governor, Secretary of State and State Treasurer

  • Candidates for the Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation will be recognized.

9 p.m.

Candidates Meeting, Senate Chamber (Nominated candidates for all offices must attend; open to everyone.). Conducted by the Election Commission.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

9 a.m.

Fifth Legislative Session Nominated candidates for Speaker and Speaker Pro Tem will preside briefly in their respective houses.

AMC3 Semifinal Round 1 Old Supreme Court Chamber, Capitol

10:30 a.m.

Joint Session Nominated candidates for Secretary of State and State Treasurer speak after being introduced by a supporter
Fifth Legislative Session Continues

Announcement of next Attorney General

AMC3 Semifinal Round 2 Old Supreme Court Chamber

11:45 p.m.

Lunch* Legislative Plaza

12:30 p.m.

Deadline to file bills for consideration by the Late Bills Committee

12:30 p.m.

Joint Session Nominated candidates for Governor speak after being introduced by a supporter. Question-and-answer session for nominated gubernatorial candidates follows.

1:30 p.m.

Sixth Legislative Session Nominated candidates for Speaker and Speaker Pro Tem of each house speak after being introduced by a supporter.

AMC3 Semifinal Round 3 Old Supreme Court Chamber

2:45 p.m.
3:15 p.m.

Polls Open Second Floor, Capitol
Polls Close

3:15 p.m.

Sixth Legislative Session Continues

AMC3 Semifinal Round 4 Old Supreme Court Chamber

4:30 p.m.
5 p.m.

Polls Open Runoff Election
Polls Close Runoff Election
Sixth Legislative Session Continues

6 p.m.
6:15 p.m.

Late Bills Committee Brentwood-Franklin Room, DoubleTree Hotel

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Check out of hotel before session. Park on Seventh Avenue around Supreme Court Building and State Library and Archives.

9 a.m.

Seventh Legislative Session

AMC3 Final Round Tennessee Intercollegiate Supreme Court presiding, Tennessee Supreme Court Building

Tennessee Intercollegiate Supreme Court delivers opinions re: AMC3 case




Joint Session

  • Recognition of award winners
  • Installation of new officers
  • Inauguration remarks by incoming Governor.
  • Adjourn Sine Die

Brief meeting of newly inaugurated Executive Council, Old Supreme Court Chamber

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