NACM of South Texas Advocacy & Government Affairs
MEMBER note as of August 5th: Yes, we are tracking the proposed Visa/Mastercard settlement! Will you be able to charge your customer to use a credit card? If you are in one of the 10 states? If your customer is in one of the 10 states? The answer is "no one knows!" We're following it, and when we know, you'll know!
The National Association of Credit Management of South Texas (Houston), works on the national, state and local level to assure business creditor rights are established and protected. A Government Affairs Committee of volunteer members oversees all activities of the Association on behalf of its members.
In recent years, Houston members have been instrumental in visits to Senators and Representatives on Capitol Hill in Washington, representing business credit grantor interests regarding bankruptcy & bankruptcy reform, the 3% withholding tax, maintaining the difference between consumer and commercial/business credit in government regulation and other issues critical to the health and well being of the business credit grantor. (Photo to left: Kathleen Quill, CAE, CBA, Don Burell, CCE (Schlumberger Oilfield Technology Services and second from right) and Jake Barron (NACM National, center) recently visited our Congressional Representatives in Washington DC on behalf of NACM Houston members and all credit grantors.)
In Austin, NACM has been very successful in maintaining business creditors rights in the State of Texas. Ever vigilant for issues which will impact the business to business community, NACM of South Texas was successful during the last session in working with allied Associations to get statutory lien releases included in the Texas Property Code, thereby eliminating trick language or excessive release requirements in both partial and full lien releases.
Recently, with the merger of NACM of South Texas and NACM Louisiana, we have become active in Louisiana issues, identifying opportunities to bring the business to business message to the Louisiana legislature for the benefit of all business credit grantors.
NACM of South Texas has always worked closely with NACM National, assuring that the message we carry is one that can be supported on a national level, and that our communications are consistent, concise and supportable.
The 2012 NACM Advocacy Position Paper can be found at:
The 2011-2012 Government Affairs Committee Chairman is Don Burell, CCE, Schlumberger Oilfield Technology
For information on our activities, to volunteer for
committee service or any other inquiry, please contact
Kathleen Quill, CAE, CBA
at NACM of South Texas.