This Week in the States - May 22, 2023
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This Week in the States

Monday, May 22, 2023

by Stateside Associates

FOR THE WEEK OF MAY 22, 2023

23 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

Note: These colors represent what is happening in each state on the day This Week in the States is sent.

OKLAHOMA

Regular Session Adjourns May 26

Visit here for 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.

LOUISIANA

The Senate Committee on Finance will hold a hearing on May 22 regarding SB 149. This measure provides that beginning January 1, 2024, the minimum wage will be set at ten dollars per hour. Every employer in the state must pay to each employee wages at a rate of not less than ten dollars per hour for hours worked in a pay period regardless of how the time at work is measured.

Contact: Ian Georgiev

MAINE

The Joint Committee on Innovation, Development, Economic Advancement and Business will hold a hearing on May 23 regarding LD 1911. This measure amends current statutes to require manufacturers of automobiles to make available for purchase, by the owner of an automobile and independent repair facilities, the same diagnostic and repair information, including technical updates, that the manufacturer makes available to its dealers through an online or other electronically accessible manufacturers diagnostic and repair information system. 

Contact: Thomas Bamforth

The Joint Committee on Health and Human Services will hold a work session on May 24 regarding LD 73. This measure requires that people who extract water (bottlers) in the state of Maine monitor for the level of PFAS applicable to a community water system. If initial monitoring detects the presence of any PFAS contaminants, bottlers must continue monitoring and reporting results.

Contact: Thomas Bamforth

NEW YORK

The Senate Environmental Conservation Committee will hold a hearing on May 22 regarding SB 897. This measure introduces the Climate Corporate Accountability Act by requiring companies to disclose their greenhouse gas emissions.  

Contact: Mark Salters

The Senate Energy and Telecommunications Committee will hold a hearing on May 22 regarding SB 5120. This measure establishes electric vehicle charging station reliability reporting and standards. 

Contact: Alex Aceto

NORTH CAROLINA

The Greensboro City Council will hold a public hearing on May 23 for an ordinance amending the Land Development Ordinance in relation to short-term rentals. City staff has drafted an updated ordinance text amendment to clarify items related to the issuance and revocation of the required STR zoning permit, establish a limit on the number of short-term rentals allowed in individual multifamily buildings, clarified parking rights, and adhere to community standards and remove the two-night minimum stay for certain types of short-term rentals.

Contact: Stephanie Rojo

OHIO

The House Ways and Means Committee will hold a work session on May 23 regarding HB 106. This measure requires every employer to provide each of its employees with a written or electronic statement or access to a statement of the employee's earnings and deductions for each pay period on the employer's regular paydays.

Contact: Louis Messier

OREGON

The House Rules Committee will hold a work session on May 23 regarding HB 2725. This measure prohibits pharmacy benefit managers from imposing fees on rural pharmacies after point of sale.

Contact: Emma Rose Lowder

RHODE ISLAND

The Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee will hold a hearing on May 24 regarding SB 15. This measure prohibits state funds from being used to purchase single-serving bottled water, single-use plastic checkout bags, or extended polystyrene. State governmental entities are prohibited from entering into a contract with a food service provider that provides and/or makes available single-use plastic checkout bags or a food service provider that provides food in single service articles that consist of expanded polystyrene.

Contact: Stephanie Obieroma

WASHINGTON

The Olympia City Council will receive a briefing on May 23 regarding city policies and code changes to advance the electrification of new commercial buildings. The updated Washington State Energy Code (WSEC) will go into effect July 1, 2023, and includes new provisions that will substantially increase the use of electric equipment, and substantially decrease the use of combustion equipment, in new buildings. 

Contact: Stephanie Rojo

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BROADBAND

IDAHO

On May 15, the U.S. Treasury awarded Idaho $120 million in Capital Projects Funds for broadband infrastructure which the state estimates will serve 35,000 locations.

NATIONWIDE

We have identified over 2,900 recipients of various broadband funding awards that have been updated in our Broadband Database. As more states begin to spend their allotted CPF and SLFRF funding, new RFPs, such as Virginia's VATI 2023 program guidelines, have begun to list expected IIJA funds as funding sources. 

NEW YORK

The ConnectALL Office has adopted recommendations for service providers responding to ConnectALL Office availability challenges related to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Broadband Data Collection challenge resolution.

VIRGINIA

On May 11, Governor Glenn Youngkin (R) announced $59,549,520.38 in grants through the Virginia Telecommunication Initiative (VATI FY 2023) for 14 projects serving 20 localities throughout Virginia.

CLEAN TRANSPORTATION:

ELECTRIC VEHICLES & CHARGING INFRASTRUCTURE

IOWA

On May 15, the Dubuque City Council considered the adoption of a resolution authorizing the approval of the plans, specifications, form of contract, and estimated cost of $134,670 for the Municipal Services Center Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Project.

NATIONWIDE

The Biden-Harris Administration announced a $51 million Ride and Drive Electric funding opportunity through President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to accelerate the electrification of the nation’s transportation sector and spur private sector investments in clean transportation.

 

OREGON

On May 16, Oregon’s U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley (D) and Ron Wyden (D) announced that Central Oregon Community College (COCC) was awarded nearly $3 million to help expand the electric vehicle technician workforce.’

 

RHODE ISLAND

On May 10, Governor Dan McKee (D), state officials, and environmental champion legislators announced that Rhode Island will join seven states in adopting clean car & truck emission standards to rein in carbon pollution.

Events are listed in order of start date, reading left to right.

Democratic Governors Association (DGA)

Spring Policy Conference

Ann Arbor, MI

May 22-23

Contact: Johnathan Lozier

National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC)

NECPUC Symposium

Stowe, VT

May 22-25

Contact: Taylor Beis

Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO)

Hybrid Public Health TechXpo and Futures Forum

Chicago, IL

May 23-25

Contact: Zachary Cook

 

 

 

 

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