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This Week in the States

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

by Stateside Associates

FOR THE WEEK OF JANUARY 18, 2022

41 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

Legislative Session Schedule

State Leadership at a Glance

Legislative Partisan Splits

Printable versions are available on each resource page.

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

States Convening this Week:

Alaska - January 18

Hawaii - January 19

New Mexico - January 18

Utah - January 18

Wisconsin - January 18

View Full Meeting Plans Chart

United States Conference of Mayors

Winter Meeting

Washington, D.C.

January 18- January 21

Contact: Stephanie Reich

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 website.

CALIFORNIA

The Assembly Committee on Appropriations will hold a hearing on January 20 regarding AB 660. This measure extends background check requirements currently reserved for taxis to rideshare and delivery drivers. 

Contact Carson Fort

Calabasas, CA - On January 18 the City Council will receive an item pertaining to carrier response regarding the Wireless Facility Ordinance.

Contact: Stephanie Rojo

HAWAII

Honolulu, HI - On January 20 the City Council will consider a bill amending the Land Use Ordinance relating to transient accommodations.

Contact: Stephanie Rojo

ILLINOIS

Chicago, IL - On January 19 the Committee on License and Consumer Protection will consider an amendment to the Municipal Code regarding modifications to regulations, fines, licensing, and resale of stolen cell phones and cell phone data. 

Contact: Stephanie Rojo

WASHINGTON

The Senate Health and Long Term Care Committee will hold a hearing on January 19 regarding SB 5816. This measure would repeal the statewide 988 behavioral health crisis response and suicide prevention line tax and provide that the statewide 988 behavioral health crisis response and suicide prevention line account is funded through general fund appropriations. 

Contact Robert Korn

MARYLAND

Baltimore, MD - On January 19 the Health, Environment, and Technology Committee will consider an item calling on the Mayor, the Baltimore City Council, the Baltimore City Administrator, the Baltimore Office of Sustainability, and the Baltimore Commission on Sustainability to take all necessary actions to make Baltimore a carbon-neutral city by 2050. 

Contact: Stephanie Rojo      

MASSACHUSETTS

The Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy will hold a hearing on January 19 regarding HB 2167. This measure requires all new buildings, building construction projects, or major renovation projects for which the building permit application is submitted on or after January 1, 2022, to be all-electric and not possess on-site fossil fuel infrastructure, with exceptions. 

Contact Patrick McCue

NEW YORK

The Assembly Consumer Affairs and Protection Committee will hold a hearing on January 19 regarding AB 266. This measure provides that if a corporation sells gift cards at the point of sale, they must provide the following notice: "Protect yourself from prepaid card scams; including requests related to lotteries, taxes, employment status or utility payments. Do not provide any prepaid card information to someone you do not know; including PIN number or card number. If you feel that you are a victim of fraud, contact local law enforcement."

Contact Mark Salters

VIRGINIA

Loudoun County, VA - On January 18 the Board of Supervisors will review power purchase agreements and the feasibility of implementing a Community Choice Aggregation program.

Contact: Stephanie Rojo

Matthew Lidz

Legislative Issue Manager

Matthew is a Legislative Issue Manager on the Education and Economy team. Prior to joining Stateside, he gained experience in federal, state and local government in internships for members of the U.S. House of Representatives, Virginia State Senate, and the New Jersey General Assembly. He graduated from the University of Richmond with a B.A. in Political Science. In his spare time, Matthew enjoys reading, watching the New York Yankees, and exploring the D.C. area.

Where do you call home? I am from Basking Ridge, New Jersey, but I currently live in Arlington.

How long have you worked at Stateside? I joined the Stateside team in September 2021.

Who’s your favorite musician? The National. I was at their concert a few years ago when it started pouring in the middle of their set. I forgot an umbrella and got soaked!

What’s the last show you binge-watched? I’ve been rewatching Frasier.

What was your first job? I was a day camp counselor.

What’s your favorite sport to watch (or play)? Baseball. Hopefully, the lockout ends soon, but I’m not optimistic.

What’s the most adventurous food you’ve ever eaten? I had venison once. 

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