Since 1966 the family at Oldham Chemical Co., Inc, has been supporting the pest control industry offering many personalized services to a growing and loyal customer base.

Oldham Chemicals was founded on the idea of supporting the independent small pest control owner to grow their business by offering honest and dependable pest control products, equipment, and supplies.

The dedicated staff offers product knowledge and information to product selection, product application and follow up after the sale.

Public Policy

We hear a lot of people talk about public policy, whether it’s in conversations surrounding politics, climate change, health, or other topics. However, have you ever really stopped and asked what is it and why it matters?

Even if you don’t consider yourself politically involved, public policy isn’t something that should be overlooked or dismissed. In fact, public policy plays a big role in your own day-to-day personal and professional life. So, what is public policy why is it important?

Essentially, public policy is a set of laws, guidelines, and actions decided and taken by governments in order to work in favor of the public. Public policy can dictate things such as: which laws are passed, where funding goes, and which topics concern the general public.

Public policy plays a crucial role in forming the guidelines and principles of a society, so they’re a necessary part of governing and politics.

ETPCA is a tireless advocate for the pest management companies in Tennessee. As a Joint State with NPMA, we partner to monitor and act on significant legislation and regulations that could improve or threaten the business environment for pest professionals.

The Tennessee General Assembly meets in Nashville each year beginning at noon on the second Tuesday of January.  Each General Assembly meets 90 session days over a two-year period. Generally, legislative sessions last from mid-January through late April or May of each year.  The General Assembly has 33 Senators and 99 Representatives.

The 112th General Assembly Senate is composed of 27 Republicans, and 6 Democrats, elected to four-year terms, one Independent serving an interim term.

The 112th General Assembly House of Representatives is composed of 73 Republicans and 26 Democrats elected in even-numbered years to two-year terms.

Bills Being Monitored

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Tennessee Department of Agriculture

Tennessee Department of Agriculture Structural Pest Control Directory

Tennessee Department of State Pending Rules and Regulations

Tennessee Department of State Rulemaking Hearing Notices

Rules of the Tennessee Department of Agriculture
(Bottom of Page – Section 0080 – 09 Pesticides)

Tennesse General Assembly
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Tennessee State Government Elected Officials
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Find Your Legislator
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Tennessee District Manager
Dennis Waldrop

Knoxville Warehouse Manager
Gary Greenlee

Main Office
Tommy Reeves | Vice President

Boddy Bledsoe | Sales & Equipment

Legislative bills we are monitoring

The One Hundred Thirteenth General Assembly will convene at noon (CST) on Tuesday, January 10, 2023.

Bills that passed under the 112th General Assembly session in 2022 that impacts your business (not all-inclusive list).

SB2879 & HB2733
As enacted, requires an employer to allow a veteran employee to have the entirety of Veterans’ Day as a non-paid holiday if certain conditions met; specifies that this act does not prohibit an employer from allowing the employer’s veteran employees to have the entirety of Veterans Day as a paid holiday. – Amends TCA Title 8; Title 15; Title 50 and Title 58. These bills signed by governor on 4.20.22.

SB2186 & HB2256
As introduced, limits the sale or purchase of certain seeds treated with a neonicotinoid insecticide; limits the use of a neonicotinoid insecticide; establishes guidelines and exemptions for the use of such insecticides. – Amends TCA Title 43 and Title 44. Bill’s were deferred to Summer Study.

SB1718 & HB1799
As enacted, extends the pest control advisory board to June 30, 2026. – Amends TCA Title 4, Chapter 29 and Title 62, Chapter 21. These bills signed by governor on 3.15.22.
HB0037 As enacted, prohibits a local governmental entity or the executive head of a local government from, by executive order, ordinance, or resolution, creating categories or classes of nonessential businesses, trades, professions, or industries for the purpose of suspending lawful commerce, encumbering trade, or denying citizens the right to work if such activities are otherwise lawful in this state unless an explicit order of the local fire marshal or a court of competent jurisdiction declares that the business operating poses a clear and present danger to the citizenry of this state. – Amends TCA Title 4; Title 5; Title 6; Title 7; Title 50, Chapter 1, Part 2; Title 58 and Title 68. This bill signed by governor on 4.27.22.

As introduced, requires certain employers to adopt and implement an essential workers’ bill of rights during a state of emergency or disaster, declared by the governor. – Amends TCA Title 4; Title 7; Title 8; Title 49; Title 50; Title 62; Title 63 and Title 68. This bill signed assigned to Banking & Consumer Affairs Subcommittee on 2.24.21.