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  • Legislative News June 28, 2013 — 2016 Texas Nursery & Landscape Association
    the nursery landscape industry TNLA has no position on pathway to citizenship TNLA s allied partners the American Nursery Landscape Association ANLA the Professional Landcare Network PLANET and their lobbyist Laurie Ann Flanagan produced the follow summary S 744 Summary This afternoon the Senate passed comprehensive immigration reform legislation S 744 by a vote of 68 32 The Border Security Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act S 744 includes provisions on border security the creation of a new W Visa a new agricultural guest worker visa program a mandatory E verify system and makes changes to the existing H 2B Program The bill would create a path to citizenship for the estimated 11 million individuals living in the US illegally It would also provide for 20 000 new Border Patrol agents requires the completion of 700 miles of fencing and requires an array of high tech devices be deployed to secure the border with Mexico S 744 would replace the existing H 2A program with a new agricultural worker program and would allow current undocumented farm workers to obtain legal status through an Agricultural Card Program The bill would do the following Workers that have made a substantial prior commitment to agricultural work in the US would be eligible for an Agricultural Card Workers who have fulfilled future Agricultural Card work requirements in US agricultural have paid all taxes have not been convicted of any serious crimes and pay a 400 fine are eligible to adjust to legal permanent resident status with spouses and minor children receiving derivative status A new agricultural guest worker visa program would be created to ensure an adequate agricultural workforce A portable at will employment based visa W 3 visa and a contract based visa W 2 visa would replace the current H 2A program which would be sunset after the new program is operational The legislation retains the existing H 2B program but makes some minor modifications The bill would do the following Exempt H 2B returning workers from the program s 66 000 annual cap through 2018 Modify the mechanism by which H 2B worker wages are calculated Require employers to pay incoming and outgoing transportation costs for the H 2B worker including reasonable subsistence costs during the period of travel Require the employer to certify and attest that they did not displace and will not displace a US worker employed by the employer in the same metropolitan statistical area within 90 days before the start and end dates of an H 2B worker and Require employers to pay a new 500 Department of Labor H 2B processing fee in addition to the significant fees already paid The legislation would also create a new year round W Visa Program for low skilled workers Spouses and minor children of the workers under the program would be allowed to accompany them to the United States and would also be given work authorization for the same period as the W visa holder Employer would need to

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  • Texas Water Smart July 2013 — 2016 Texas Nursery & Landscape Association
    Ends Wednesday May 11 1 30pm WEBINAR Labor and Immigration Update with Craig Regelbrugge of AmericanHort Begins Tuesday June 21 10 00am Ends Tuesday June 21 11 00am Texas Water Smart July 2013 Texas Water Smart is a diverse coalition of businesses trade associations state agencies cities and elected officials who have come together promote water conservation TNLA is a founding member of this first public private water conservation partnership Texas Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples is lending his support currently as our spokesperson and as an advisor The goal of our public advocacy coalition is to educate families and businesses about the importance of water conservation provide simple conservation tips and inform the public about the potential negative economic impact caused by excessive water restrictions Since January of 2012 TNLA and the Membership has spent countless resources promoting Texas Water Smart across the state We have participated in numerous press events run television and radio spots used social media used billboards and distributed upwards of 50 000 educational literature pieces on water conservation measures We have conducted polling to measure our success and the results were very good People are willing to do small things that cost no money to conserve our water On June 15th TWS partnered up with the Texas Rangers Baseball organization to have TWS Day at the Ballpark in Arlington Potential donors and supporters converged to take place in the festivities and to help better educate the general public We distributed thousands of TWS water bottles rain gauges and caps to the fans Prior to the game our television commercials played on the Jumbotron and our radio spots played throughout the concourse during the game The Rangers donated one of the two suites we used TNLA will continue to work to help conserve our natural resources

    Original URL path: http://txnla.org/events/texas_water_smart_july_2013 (2016-04-24)
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  • Call for TNLA Awards Nominations — 2016 Texas Nursery & Landscape Association
    8 30pm Region IV TNLA Region Meeting Social Event Begins Tuesday May 10 6 00pm Ends Tuesday May 10 8 00pm Region V TNLA Region Meeting Begins Tuesday May 17 6 30pm Ends Tuesday May 17 8 30pm Region VII TNLA Region Meeting Begins Wednesday May 11 11 30am Ends Wednesday May 11 1 30pm WEBINAR Labor and Immigration Update with Craig Regelbrugge of AmericanHort Begins Tuesday June 21 10 00am Ends Tuesday June 21 11 00am Call for TNLA Awards Nominations The time is upon us to recognize our Texas Green Industry Greats nominations are due May 15th Spend fifteen minutes to nominate a winner who will be recognized all year long There are two ways to participate 1 Nominate an individual for the Young Leader Award and 2 Nominate a business for the Summit Award click to download nomination forms The TNLA Summit Award recognizes a member firm that has made significant exceptional contributions to the Texas Nursery Landscape Association and its member firms The Summit Award is the highest honor bestowed by TNLA on a member firm The firm successful in achieving the Summit Award exemplifies the Association s ideals innovation service and highly ethical behavior in the way it conducts its affairs The TNLA Young Leader Award established by the Board of Directors in 1996 is presented annually to a deserving young leader age 41 and under who has displayed outstanding achievement and service to the Green Industry in Texas TNLA and other community service by the nominee will be given special consideration by the selection committee 1996 Young Leader Mark Baxmann presents 2012 Young Leader Award to Jason Craven CEO of Southern Botanical Inaugural 2012 Summit Award Winner presented to Southwest Wholesale Nursery Award Winners will be recognized at the TNLA Awards Dinner at Nursery

    Original URL path: http://txnla.org/events/call_for_tnla_awards_nominations (2016-04-24)
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  • Texas Water Smart — 2016 Texas Nursery & Landscape Association
    Update with Craig Regelbrugge of AmericanHort Begins Tuesday June 21 10 00am Ends Tuesday June 21 11 00am Important Links Texas Water Smart Home Texas Water Smart on Facebook Texas Water Smart on Twitter Nursery Landscape EXPO Go Texan Be Water Smart Save Water Save Dollars Save Texas Just a few easy tweaks to your usual routine can make a big difference and help us all have more water Last year s record drought showed that even a great state like Texas is powerless when it comes to Mother Nature The good news is we are not powerless to do something about it Drastic measures aren t necessary we just need to all do our part This is why we formed the Texas Water Smart Coalition to show that simple common sense steps can help conserve our precious water while preserving business and our economy You might even save some money on your water bill while you re at it We ve assembled a list of easy to follow water saving tips on this site along with links for more information Please take the time to look over this information share it with your neighbors and join us on Facebook and Twitter to continue the conversation Making water conservation a part of your daily life is an action every Texan can take today to ensure we have water tomorrow and into the future Be a responsible Texan by being Texas Water Smart Todd Staples Texas Agriculture Commissioner Texas Water Smart Initiative TNLA Education Research Foundation is a founding member of the Texas Water Smart Coalition which educates consumers and industry to conserve Texas water Water conservation is the key to prevent industry crippling water restrictions Recently in communities all over Texas water utilities proposed bans on outdoor watering in an

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  • Business Management Workshop Testimonial — 2016 Texas Nursery & Landscape Association
    Manuals Member Products Services Finder Advertise in TNLA Publications TNLA Online Store EVENTS Events Main Events Calendar Nursery Landscape EXPO TNLA Awards Celebration 2016 Winter Showcase CONTACT SEARCH Search TNLAOnline Brent Wester TCLP Testimonial President Owner Wester Landscape Management Inc HOME CONTACT SITE MAP ABOUT TNLA Mission Statement Governance History TNLA Leadership Staff TNLA Membership Benefits CERTIFICATION Certification Promotion Resources CEU Opportunities TMCNP TCNP TCLP TCLA Renewal and Reinstatement Online

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  • job link — 2016 Texas Nursery & Landscape Association
    11 1 30pm WEBINAR Labor and Immigration Update with Craig Regelbrugge of AmericanHort Begins Tuesday June 21 10 00am Ends Tuesday June 21 11 00am TNLA Essentials Member Login Get the latest Texas Green Industry News Every Tuesday Click here to subscribe Click Go Grow TNLA s Online Education Portal TNLA GREEN the official publication of TNLA TNLA PAC Texas Green Industry Political Action Committee TNLA Region Flashpoints TNLA Business Management Workshop Recent Job Postings 12 30 2015 Coord Facilities Projects Houston TX 12 15 15 Athletic Field Specialist II Farmers Branch TX 11 20 2015 Sales Assistant Waller TX 11 11 2015 Commercial Landscape Estimator Houston TX 11 5 2015 Middle Level Landscape Designer Amarillo TX 10 22 15 Field Service Worker III Denton TX 10 21 15 Landscape Estimator San Antonio TX 10 20 15 Landscape Crew Leader Dallas TX 10 20 15 Landscape Crew Worker Dallas TX 10 12 15 Grounds Crew Supervisor Houston TX 10 8 15 Turf and Horticulture Specialist Conroe TX 10 1 15 Inside Sales Customer Service Ft Worth TX 10 1 15 Loader Order Puller Delivery Driver Ft Worth TX 9 28 15 Sales Representative Katy TX See All Current Job Postings In The Career Center Members Only TNLA MEMBERS Need to login to your account Click here Please contact TNLA for your login information If you need assistance with your login please call Debbie at 512 579 3865 or email debra at tnlaonline org To find your current dues please view the table below Member Business Dues Rates Table Not a member Join TNLA Today Call for TNLA Awards Nominations The time is upon us to recognize our Texas Green Industry Greats nominations are due May 15th Spend fifteen minutes to nominate a winner who will be recognized all year Read

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  • March 2016 TNLA PAC Endorsed Candidates — 2016 Texas Nursery & Landscape Association
    Texas Certified Professional Manuals Member Products Services Finder Advertise in TNLA Publications TNLA Online Store EVENTS Events Main Events Calendar Nursery Landscape EXPO TNLA Awards Celebration 2016 Winter Showcase CONTACT SEARCH Search TNLAOnline March 2016 Primary Elections HOME CONTACT SITE MAP ABOUT TNLA Mission Statement Governance History TNLA Leadership Staff TNLA Membership Benefits CERTIFICATION Certification Promotion Resources CEU Opportunities TMCNP TCNP TCLP TCLA Renewal and Reinstatement Online Certification Exams TNLA

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  • Water Smart Certification — 2016 Texas Nursery & Landscape Association
    opportunities that TNLA facilitates for the Green Industry are invaluable Oportunities are designed to help you excel at business to business become an expert in your field establish and or solidify relationships and to gain a greater understanding of how other aspects of the industry work What people commonly find is that they are all in this together and that they share similar obstacles and measure of success The Texas Nursery Landscape Association also professionally produces one of the largest Green Industry trade shows in North America as well as manages numerous other meetings throughout the year With our resources and connections a professional outcome is just a membership away Consider putting all or just one of the TNLA events on your calendar today Have an event you d like to suggest for our calendar Send your request here Some of our more popular events are listed below Not a member Join now and get member discounts on registration fees at all events Click here for membership information Water Smart Certification Texas Nursery Landscape Association introduces the TNLA Water Smart Certification Texas Water Smart is a diverse coalition of trade associations cities elected officials and Texas businesses who have come

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