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Pre-General Assembly Events and Deadlines

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

Pre-TISL Regional Workshop Nashville

Thursday, Oct. 5
5:30-8:30 p.m.

Pre-TISL Regional Workshop Jackson

Sunday, Oct. 8
1:30-4:30 p.m.

Pre-TISL Regional Workshop Memphis

Sunday, Oct. 22
1:30-4:30 p.m.

Pre-TISL Regional Workshop Knoxville

Thursday, Oct. 26
6-9 p.m.

Pre-TISL Regional Workshop Blountville

Thursday, Nov. 2
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 is 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
KEY TO SCHEDULE
Tennessee Intercollegiate State TISL Schedule

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Central Time Zone

9:30 a.m.-Noon

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

10 a.m.

AMC3 Preliminary Round 0 Legislative Plaza

Noon

General Assembly convenes
Joint Session
, House Chamber, State Capitol Lt. Gov. Ronald Elliott, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Presiding

  • Oath of Office
  • State of the Judiciary, Chief Justice Breydon Horton, University of Tennessee at Martin
  • State of TISL, Gov. Kara Gilliam, University of Tennessee at Knoxville
  • Featured speaker: Mr. Charles Bone Mr. Bone was one of three TISL founders, and he was the second Governor of TISL exactly 50 years ago.

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

1 p.m.

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

2 p.m.

Committee meetings

2 p.m.

AMC3 Preliminary Round 1 Legislative Plaza

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

First Legislative Session
Adjourn

3:30 p.m.

AMC3 Preliminary Round 2 Legislative Plaza

4:30 p.m.

Hotel check-in at DoubleTree Hotel Reservations

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

stars2008Tri-Star Social
Reception* in honor of Delegates to the General Assembly
Ballroom, DoubleTree Nashville Hotel
Attire: Business Professional

8 p.m.

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

Friday, November 17, 2017

9 a.m.

Applications for Attorney General Due to the Supreme Court

9 a.m.
10:30 a.m.

Second Legislative Session
Committee meetings

9 a.m.

AMC3 Preliminary Round 3 Legislative Plaza

10:30 a.m.

AMC3 Preliminary Round 4 Legislative Plaza

Noon

12:15 p.m.

Lunch (on your own)

Belmont College Of Law Luncheon (Invitations via email; reservation required.)

1:30 p.m.

Third Legislative Session

1:30 p.m.

AMC3 Preliminary Round 5 Legislative Plaza

3 p.m.

Karl Dean, Democratic candidate for Governor, House Chamber

3:30 p.m.

Third Legislative Session Continues

3:30 p.m.

AMC3 Preliminary Round 6 Legislative Plaza

6 p.m.

Pizza Supper* Legislative Plaza

7 p.m.

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

7 p.m.

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
Adjourn

  • 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 18, 2017

8:30 a.m.

Meet The Candidates Continental Breakfast *sponsored by Lipscomb College of Leadership & Public Service
State Capitol

9 a.m.
 

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

9 a.m.

AMC3 Semifinal Round 1 Old Supreme Court Chamber, Capitol

10:15 a.m.

Bill Lee, Republican candidate for Governor, House Chamber

10:45 a.m.

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

10:45 a.m.

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.

1:30 p.m.

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

3:15 p.m.

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.

Adjourn
Late Bills Committee Brentwood-Franklin Room, DoubleTree Hotel

Sunday, November 19, 2017

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

9 a.m.

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

Tennessee Intercollegiate Supreme Court delivers opinions re: AMC3 case

Noon

Adjourn

Noon

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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