This Week in the States - November 14, 2022
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This Week in the States

Monday, November 14, 2022

by Stateside Associates

FOR THE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 14, 2022

6 STATE LEGISLATURES 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 and in recess: Grey

View everything happening this week at stateside.com/blog/week-states.

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 Constantine Costidis.

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COLORADO

The Louisville City Council will meet on November 15 to consider amendments to the commercial building provisions of the 2021 International Energy Conservation Code. The proposed code would require that certain types of new commercial development meet an Energy Use Intensity (EUI) performance standard, a performance rating of energy use per sq. ft. within the building. The EUI standard also allows for the production of on-site renewable energy to offset energy use. In addition, the proposed code regulates fossil fuel and electric resistance space and water heating systems for new commercial construction, with exceptions for various types of equipment and building systems.

Contact: Stephanie Rojo

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

The Committee of the Whole will meet on November 15 regarding B 416. This measure revises the District’s current substantive criminal statutes and laws that establish the scope of criminal conduct and authorize penalties.

Contact: Louis Messier

The Committee on Transportation and the Environment will meet on November 17 regarding B 1000. This measure would amend the Sustainable Solid Waste Management Amendment Act of 2014, modifying requirements for battery stewardship plans, and only applying battery collections to primary and rechargeable batteries.

Contact: Stephanie Obieroma

The Housing and Executive Administration Committee will meet on November 17 regarding B 802. This measure establishes the Office of Social Housing Development to oversee affordable housing project development. 

Contact: Patrick Mccue

LOUISIANA

The House Ways and Means Subcommittee on State Tax Structure will meet on November 15 to discuss the state's sales tax.

Contact: Thomas Bamforth

OHIO

The House Civil Justice Committee will hold a hearing on November 15 regarding HB 356. This measure places limitations on prescribers for opioids and allows nonviolent drug offenders to be sentenced to addiction treatment centers.

Contact: Max Karlin

The House Civil Justice Committee will hold a hearing on November 15 regarding HB 646. This measure provides for the sealing of court files in eviction proceedings where the defendant is a resident of a manufactured home park.

Contact: Sophia Tailor

The House Civil Justice Committee will hold a hearing on November 15 regarding HB 533. This measure enacts provisions penalizing the filing of false or fraudulent claims with the state and defrauding the state of money or property.

Contact: Ryan Reynolds

The House Committee on State and Local Government will hold a hearing on November 16 regarding HB 288. This measure regulates debit cards used to access supplemental nutrition assistance program benefits.

Contact: Mark Salters

The House Health Committee will hold a hearing on November 16 regarding HB 558. This measure sets packaging requirements and distribution rules for drugs donated to the state's drug repository program. 

Contact: Max Karlin

The Senate Health Committee will hold a hearing on November 16 regarding HB 135. This measure amends code to create new cost-sharing requirements for health insurers and pharmacy benefit managers.

Contact: Max Karlin

The House Financial Institutions Committee will hold a hearing on November 16 regarding HB 638. This measure prohibits creditors from charging late fees that result from US postal delays during the period in which Executive Order 2020-01D related to the COVID-19 pandemic is in effect.

Contact: Mark Salters

The Senate Insurance Committee will hold a hearing on November 16 regarding SB 302. This measure amends provisions related to the Unemployment Compensation Law.

Contact: Carson Fort

The Senate Workforce and Higher Education Committee will hold a hearing on November 16 regarding HB 509. This measure places additional educational requirements on optometrists, opticians, pharmacists, and psychologists.

Contact: Matthew Lidz

The House Committee on Families, Aging, and Human Services will hold a hearing on November 16 regarding HB 454. This measure prohibits physicians and other healthcare professionals from providing gender-affirming care to minors. The measure also requires public and private school employees to disclose information about a student's gender identity to patients.

Contact: Matthew Lidz

OREGON

The Joint Task Force On Student Success for Underrepresented Students in Higher Education will meet on November 17 to discuss the work group's findings and recommendations and discuss additional policy ideas for the 2023 legislative session.

Contact: Erin Bailey

TENNESSEE

The Nashville Metropolitan Council will meet on November 15 to consider an ordinance amending the Metropolitan Code of Laws to restrict obstructions within the public way or public right-of-way.

Contact: Stephanie Rojo

TEXAS

The Plano Metropolitan Council will meet on November 14 to consider an ordinance amending the Code of Ordinances by adding Article XXIV, Registration of Short-Term Rental Properties. The bill proposes new procedures for the registration and self-inspections of short-term rentals for operation and provides procedures for approval, denial, and revocation of registration of short-term rentals. 

Contact: Stephanie Rojo

The Senate Committee on Water, Agriculture and Rural Affairs will meet on November 16 to discuss enacted water and waste legislation and evaluate the status of the State's groundwater management process.

Contact: Stephanie Obieroma

UTAH

The 2022 Retirement and Independent Entities Interim Committee will meet on November 15 to discuss draft legislation regarding military installations and clean energy. 

Contact: Stephanie Obieroma

The Education Interim Committee will meet on November 16 to discuss issues relating to both K-12 and higher education, including charter school regulations and governing boards, teacher evaluations, early literacy initiatives, and higher education curricula.

Contact: Stephanie Obieroma

The Business and Labor Interim Committee will meet on November 16 to discuss various draft legislation and task force reports.

Contact: Matthew Lidz

WISCONSIN

The 2022 Legislative Council Study Committee on Occupational Licenses will meet on November 15. The Study Committee will hear presentations from invited speakers and will discuss preliminary bill drafts for the upcoming legislative session.

Contact: Matthew Lidz

WYOMING

The Joint Education Committee will hold a hearing on November 15 regarding LSO 238. This measure makes changes to distance education in community colleges.

Contact: Erin Bailey

The Joint Education Committee will hold a hearing on November 15 regarding LSO 239. This measure allows community colleges to adjust budgets due to inflation.

Contact: Erin Bailey

The Joint Education Committee will hold a hearing on November 16 regarding LSO 248. This measure creates grants to fund career and technical education programs in schools.

Contact: Erin Bailey

 

National Association of Medicaid Directors (NAMD)

Fall Conference

Washington, DC

November 14-16

Contact: Zachary Cook

National Association of Insurance Legislators (NCOL)

Annual Meeting

New Orleans, LA

November 16-19

Contact: Zachary Cook

National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL)

Virtual Base Camp

November 15-16

Contact: Michael Behm

National Foundation for Women Legislators (NFWL)

Annual Conference

November 14-16

Charleston, SC

Contact: Johnathan Lozier

Multistate Tax Commission (MTC)

Fall Committee Meetings

November 14-17

Little Rock, AR

Contact: Allison Rivera

National League of Cities (NLC)

City Summit

November 17-19

Kansas City, MO

Contact: Stephanie Reich

Women in Government (WIG)

Leadership & Innovation Summit

November 16-19

Orlando, FL

Contact: Johnathan Lozier

Democratic Municipal Offices (DMO)

Oh So Blue Breakfast

November 18

Kansas City, MO

Contact: Johnathan Lozier

Board of Latino Legislative Leaders (BLLL)

Annual Conference and Latina State Legislative Meeting

November 17-19

San Deigo, CA

Contact: Johnathan Lozier

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