This Week in the States - February 21, 2023
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This Week in the States

Tuesday, February 21, 2023

by Stateside Associates

FOR THE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 20, 2023

47 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

VIRGINIA

Scheduled to Adjourn on February 25

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

The 2023 Legislative Session is underway, and we have a comprehensive chart detailing session meeting plans and more. For questions, contact Constantine Costidis.

Legislative Session Schedule

State Leadership at a Glance

Legislative Partisan Splits

Printable versions are available on each resource page.

HAWAII

The Senate Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection will hold a hearing on February 23 regarding SB 504. This measure establishes that beginning December 31, 2026, it will be unlawful to manufacture, sell, offer for sale, distribute for sale, or distribute for use in the State any food packaging, food service ware, cosmetic, or personal care product that contains PFAS.

Contact: Thomas Bamforth

The Senate Committee on Judiciary will hold a hearing on February 23 regarding SB 1396. This measure makes permanent the requirements to check the electronic prescription accountability system by repealing the sunset date.

Contact: Emma Rose Lowder

NEW YORK

The New York City Committee on Environmental Protection will meet on February 24 to consider a bill requiring the Department of Environmental Protection to test for the presence of microplastics when collecting and analyzing drinking water samples.

Contact: Stephanie Rojo

The New York City Committee on Consumer and Worker Protection will meet on February 24 regarding the use of facial recognition in city businesses.  

Contact: Stephanie Rojo

OHIO

The Columbus City Council will meet on February 21 to introduce legislation setting a standard for certain hiring practices among Columbus employers to create more pay equity. Standards include not asking job applicants for their salary history and not soliciting information regarding an applicant’s credit score or credit history under most circumstances. The bill also proposes having employers modernize hiring processes to implement best practices that acknowledge the diverse circumstances of individuals across the workforce.

Contact: Stephanie Rojo

OREGON

The Portland City Council will meet on February 22 to consider amending the Vehicles and Traffic Code and directing the Portland Bureau of Transportation to adopt administrative rules to create a process for installing electric vehicle chargers in the public right-of-way.

Contact: Stephanie Rojo

The House Emergency Management, General Government, and Veterans Committee will hold a hearing on February 23 regarding HB 2601. This measure requires the State Treasurer to divest from carbon-intensive investments and to develop a plan to protect state investments from risks related to climate change. 

Contact: Mark Salters

UTAH

The House Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Environment Committee will hold a hearing on February 22 regarding HB 220. The measure creates a vehicle emissions fee program that includes light and heavy-duty vehicles and also establishes a vehicle purchase incentive program.

Contact: Alex Aceto

WEST VIRGINIA

The House Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on February 20 regarding HB 3189. This measure amends West Virginia state law as it relates to identifying and abating health risks of perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances discharged into source waters used for public drinking water. 

Contact: Stephanie Obieroma

WYOMING

The House Appropriations Committee will hold a hearing on February 21 regarding SF 172. This measure requires each investment entity of state funds to discharge their investment duties solely in the financial interest of the beneficiaries of the funds.

Contact: Mark Salters

The House Committee on Revenue will hold a hearing on February 21 regarding SF 151. This measure provides regulations for pharmacy benefit managers in Wyoming.

Contact: Emma Rose Lowder

International City County Management Association (ICMA)

Local Government Reimagined Conference

Oklahoma City, OK

February 22-24

Contact: Stephanie Reich

 

 

 

 

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