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This Week in the States

Wednesday, January 05, 2022

by Stateside Associates

FOR THE WEEK OF JANUARY 3, 2022

32 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.

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Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies

Mid-Winter Conference

Tucson, AZ

Jan 6-10

Contact: Meghan Holihan

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

Recent Executive Orders:

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) Issued an Executive Order that mandates indoor establishments verify that patrons are vaccinated against COVID-19. Staring January 15, 2022, it is required to show proof of at least one dose of vaccination to enter the following indoor establishments:

  1. Restaurants, bars, and nightclubs.
  2. Entertainment establishments.
  3. Exercise and recreational establishments.
  4. Indoor event and meeting establishments.

Starting February 15, 2022 proof of full vaccination will be required. This requirement does not apply to individuals under the age of 12. This measure is to remain in effect until repealed, amended, or superseded.

Contact: Zoe Salzberg

State Legislatures Meetings This Week:

MAINE

The Joint Innovation, Development, Economic Advancement, and Business Committee will hold a work session on January 6 regarding Maine LD 913.This measure establishes the Maine Data Collection Protection to prevent the sale of certain data for credit, employment, and housing purposes. It provides a private right of action for consumers. It also requires data collectors to be licensed by the state. 

Contact: Ryan Reynolds

MASSACHUSETTS

The Joint Committee on Revenue will hold a hearing on January 4 regarding Massachusetts SB 1897.This measure would deduct COVID-19 relief money from gross income. This measure would deduct income received from the CARES Act from gross income in determining a company's tax liability. 

Contact: Zoe Salzberg

The Joint Committee on Revenue will hold a hearing on January 4 regarding Massachusetts SB 1886. This measure allows taxpayers who received unemployment compensation during tax years 2020 or 2021 to pay any income taxes due on that unemployment compensation on or before December 31, 2022, without penalties or interest. This measure requires the Department of revenue to establish a hardship tax forgiveness program to waive income tax for taxpayers who received unemployment compensation during tax years 2020 or 2021 and whose household income is at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty level for either tax year 2020 or 2021 and to refund any income taxes withheld from their unemployment benefits. It also requires the department of unemployment assistance and the department of revenue to provide notice of these provisions. 

Contact: Carson Fort

Local Meetings This Week:

CALIFORNIA

On January 4, 2022 the Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors will discuss and receive a presentation regarding the county's broadband infrastructure.

Contact: Thomas Cawley

COLORADO

On January 3, 2021, the Snowmass Village Town Council will discuss an item pertaining to short-term rentals. 

Contact: Thomas Cawley

FLORIDA

On January 4, 2022, the Aventura City Council will consider the first reading of an ordinance increasing local business taxes to five percent.

Contact: Thomas Cawley



MINNESOTA

On January 3, 2022, the Saint Louis Park City Council will consider a motion to enter into an emergency declaration for the City to impose vaccination requirements for certain businesses. 

Contact: Thomas Cawley

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