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This Week in the States

Wednesday, September 08, 2021

by Stateside Associates

FOR THE WEEK OF SEPTEMER 6, 2021

27 STATE LEGISLATURES AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA ARE ACTIVELY MEETING THIS WEEK.

Also meeting: PUERTO RICO, GUAM, NORTH MARIANA ISLANDS and UNITED STATES VIRGIN ISLANDS.

  • In session or committee meetings: Blue 
  • Upcoming or in special session: Red
  • Adjourned or in recess: Grey

View our comprehensive chart detailing capitol visitor restrictions, session meeting plans, conduct of public hearings and more. For questions, contact Alice Brumfield.

Kentucky - In special session on COVID-19 pandemic policies.

New York - In special session on marijuana and extending the eviction moratorium.

Oregon - Upcoming special session on redistricting scheduled for September 20.

Pennsylvania - In recess until September 20.

New Jersey - In recess until November 1.

South Dakota - Upcoming special session on redistricting scheduled for November 8.

Idaho - In extended recess until December 31.

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Environmental Council of the States

Virtual Fall Meeting

September 8-10

Contact: Mark Anderson

National Governors Association

Federal & State Reception

Washington, D.C.

September 9

Contact: Johnathan Lozier

National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators

Summer Executive Meeting

Brooklyn, NY

September 9-11

Contact: Johnathan Lozier

Republican Legislative Campaign Committee

Fall Meeting

Philadelphia, PA

September 8-9

Contact: Kiley Smith

State Legislative Leaders Foundation

Fall Leadership Summit

Philadelphia, PA

September 9-11

Contact: Michael Behm

View Full Groups Calendar

Here are some state and local highlights taking place this week. View everything that's happening around all 50 states by visiting our blog. For questions, contact Alice Brumfield.

TRENDING NEWS:

Special Election Set to Fill Alabama House Seat Vacated By Lawmaker’s Death

Alabama Governor Kay Ivey (R) has set the dates for a special election to fill the Alabama House seat vacated by the death of Rep. Thad McClammy, D-Montgomery. The primary will be November 16, with a runoff, if necessary, on December 14. The special general election will be March 1. The deadline for candidates to qualify with the Democratic and Republican parties is September 14 at 5PM. The deadline for independent and/or minor party candidates to qualify is November 16 at 5PM.

Recent Executive Orders:

MINNESOTA EO 21-30

On August 27, Governor Tim Walz (D) issued an Executive Order to eliminate the strict enforcement of certain hours of service regulations that would prevent or hinder the efficient transportation of livestock, as well as hay, forage, water supplies, and supplemental feed commodities, all of which are critical to maintaining healthy livestock. This Executive Order issues a state of emergency in Minnesota that requires relief from regulations incorporated in pertaining to hours of service for motor carriers and drivers of commercial motor vehicles providing direct assistance to emergency relief efforts by transporting livestock, hay, forage, water supplies, and supplemental feed commodities including but not limited to corn silage, distiller grain, and beet pulp. This Executive Order is effective immediately and remains in effect for 30 days.

MISSOURI EO 21-09

This order was issued by Governor Mike Parson (R) on August 27. It went into effect on August 31 and expires on December 31, 2021. This order will suspend the provisions relating to telemedicine and pharmacology for telemedicine, to decrease the risk of exposure to both healthcare providers and patients. 

Local Meetings This Week:

TENNESSEE

On September 7, 2021, the Nashville Metropolitan Council will consider a resolution urging the Metropolitan Public Health Department Chief Medical Director to require masks be worn by all individuals in public indoor spaces. Additionally, the Council will consider an ordinance to require masks be worn by all individuals in public spaces.

Contact: Stephanie Rojo

CALIFORNIA

On September 8, 2021, a Culver City Public Works Department will hold a community meeting regarding 5G cell sites, placement, and safety.

Contact: Stephanie Rojo

FLORIDA

On September 8, 2021, the Miami Garden City Council will consider a resolution urging retail stores and restaurants to dedicate one hour exclusively to those who are elderly or disabled.

Contact: Stephanie Rojo

NEW MEXICO

On September 8, 2021, the Albuquerque City Council will consider amending sections of the Hospitality Fee Ordinance and Lodgers’ Tax Ordinance.

Contact: Stephanie Rojo

VIRGINIA

On September 8, 2021, the Alexandria City Council will hold an information session on a proposed five-cent plastic bag tax. The City has indicated intentions to present a draft ordinance to the Council this fall with a tentative effective date of January 1, 2022.

Contact: Thomas Cawley

View Everything Happening This Week

Robert Korn

Legislative Issue Manager

Robert is a Legislative Issue Manager on the Industry and Procurement Team. Prior to joining Stateside, he spent two years working in the House of Representatives in Washington D.C. He graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science in Political Science in 2016. Born and raised in South Florida, Robert is an avid fan of his hometown Florida Panthers and spends his free time keeping up with the news and listening to electronic music.

Where do you call home? I live in Navy Yard, but home is South Florida

How long have you worked at Stateside? Since January 2019, coming up on three years!

What’s the last show you binge-watched? Star Trek Voyager

What was your first job? Summer camp counselor at the camp I attended as a kid

What’s your favorite sport to watch (or play)? Hockey (Go Panthers!)

What’s one thing most people don’t know about you? I'm a huge music festival fan and have traveled across the country to see my favorite artists more than once

What’s your favorite podcast? The West Wing Weekly, each episode of the podcast focuses on an episode of The West Wing with cast and crew interviews and discussions about the episode. I even went to a live show where they recorded the episode for the season six finale!

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