This Week in the States - February 22, 2022
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This Week in the States

Tuesday, February 22, 2022

by Stateside Associates

FOR THE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 21, 2022

44 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.

ALASKA

The deadline for individual legislators to introduce legislation is February 21.

CALIFORNIA

The Introduction Deadline passed on February 18.

ILLINOIS

The Senate First Chamber Deadline is February 25.

KANSAS

The Crossover Deadline is February 24.

LOUISIANA

The special session regarding redistricting adjourned February 18.

MISSISSIPPI

The First Chamber Deadline for appropriation bills is February 23.

OKLAHOMA

The House Subcommittee Deadline is February 21.

RHODE ISLAND

Winter recess will take place from February 21 - February 25.

SOUTH DAKOTA

The Crossover Deadline is February 23.

VIRGINIA

The First Chamber Deadline for Budget Bill is February 24.

Contact: Jordan Rodell

WASHINGTON

The Second Chamber Committee Deadline excluding fiscal committees, Ways and Means, and Transportation committees is February 24.

WEST VIRGINIA

The Senate Intro Deadline is February 21.

WYOMING

The First Chamber Committee Deadline is February 24.

On February 25 the Budget Bill will be read for the third time.

Contact: Jordan Rodell

View Full Meeting Plans Chart

National Association of State Election Directors (NASED)

Virtual Winter Conference

February 24 - March 4

Contact: Meghan Holihan

*This conference will be split into two parts February 24-25 and March 3-4.

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.

ALABAMA

The Senate Fiscal Responsibility and Economic Development Committee will hold a hearing on February 23. This measure would amend the Alabama Constitution, authorizing the state, counties, or municipalities to grant federal funding or other funding designated for broadband infrastructure by state law to any public or private entity for the purposes of providing or expanding broadband infrastructure.

Contact: Robert Korn

FLORIDA

On February 23, the Venice Environmental Advisory Board will discuss an item pertaining to biodegradable food service products and receive input from food service providers.

Contact: Stephanie Rojo

On February 24, the Pinellas Park City Council will discuss an ordinance pertaining to the city’s rights-of-way, including use of the right-of-way, communications facilities, franchise requirements, minor encroachments and penalty.

Contact: Stephanie Rojo

ILLINOIS

The Appropriations-General Services Committee will hold a hearing on February 22 regarding HB 4167. This measure provides funding for the Coronavirus Back to Business Grant Program.

Contact: Jordan Rodell

MAINE

The Joint Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry Committee will hold a hearing on February 22 regarding LD 1942. This measure raises the amount of THC in Hemp to 1%. 

Contact: Elizabeth Sila

MARYLAND

The Senate Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Committee will hold a hearing on February 22 regarding SB 808. This measure relates to the scope of practice for physician assistants. 

Contact: Matthew Lidz

MASSACHUSETTS

On February 22, the Finance Committee will consider making amendments to the Short-Term Rental Registration Program.

Contact: Stephanie Rojo

MISSOURI

The House Committee on Emerging Issues will hold a hearing on February 22 regarding Missouri HB 1798. This measure would authorize licensed dentists to prescribe and administer vaccines.  

Contact: Matthew Lidz

NEBRASKA

The Senate Revenue Committee will hold a hearing on February 25 regarding Nebraska LB 944. This measure requires the Tax Commissioner to determine the sales tax on furnishing of electricity service by calculating Statewide Carbon Intensity Factor using submissions from electricity service providers across the state. 

Contact: Matthew Lidz

NEVADA

On February 22, the Washoe County Board of County Commissioners an ordinance imposing a fee to be charged and collected when a passenger car is shared through a peer-to-peer car-sharing program. If passed, this ordinance would become effective April 1, 2022.

Contact: Stephanie Rojo

On February 23, Clark County County Officials will hold a town hall meeting as the first step in the development of an ordinance to regulate short-term rentals. 

Contact: Stephanie Rojo

UTAH

On February 22, the Lehi City Council will hold a discussion about cell towers on city property.

Contact: Stephanie Rojo

WASHINGTON

The House Labor and Workplace Standards Committee will hold a hearing on February 22 regarding SB 5649. This measure amends paid family leave to include the loss of a family member cared for and stillbirths. 

Contact: Carson Fort

WYOMING

The Senate Transportation, Highways & Military Affairs Committee will hold a hearing on February 21 regarding Wyoming SF 17. This measure regulates autonomous personal delivery devices by setting requirements for how and where they may operate.

Contact: Alex Aceto

Amy Cole

Senior Regulatory Counsel

Amy Cole, J.D., is a Senior Regulatory Counsel in the Regulatory Services Division. As Regulatory Counsel, Ms. Cole ensures that clients are provided with timely and accurate updates on relevant regulatory developments and initiatives.

Ms. Cole is an internationally licensed attorney proficient in legal and regulatory matters affecting both American and Canadian jurisdictions. Prior to joining Stateside Associates, Ms. Cole worked for the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions where her primary focus was federal outreach.

She also supported the Energy and Environment section at the Canadian Embassy in Washington, D.C., where she handled cross-border regulatory initiatives. Prior to that, Ms. Cole worked at the Ontario Energy Board in the Legal Services Division where she handled matters pertaining to provincial energy regulation. She received her Juris Doctor from the Syracuse University College of Law in 2011 and also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from McGill University. 

Where do you call home? I currently reside in Rochester, NY, but Toronto, Canada will always be home to me.

How long have you worked at Stateside? A long time! I spent some time as Regulatory Counsel, had a brief pause, and came back as a consultant for the Regulatory Team. I am now full-time Counsel and have been in this position since January 2019. 

What’s one thing most people don’t know about you? I am a mom to two little boys and a little girl. 

What’s the last show you binge-watched? Ted Lasso 

What’s your favorite board game? Not a board game, but I am really enjoying the Wordle craze. 

What do you do to unwind? Yoga and Pilates 

What’s one thing on your bucket list? My bucket list is massive 😊 One thing I would love to do is go hiking in Banff National Park. 

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