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This Week in the States

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

by Stateside Associates

This Week in the States



FOR THE WEEK OF JANUARY 21, 2019

36 STATE LEGISLATURES ARE ACTIVELY MEETING THIS WEEK.

Also meeting: DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA and PUERTO RICO.

OREGON Convenes January 22 | Contact Steven Fearnow

STATE AND LOCAL HIGHLIGHTS

COLORADO

The deadline to introduce bills in the Senate is January 22.

Contact Yujia Sun

The Denver City Council will meet January 22 to consider an item which aligns the definitions of electric-assisted bicycles in the Denver Revised Municipal Code to state statute.

Contact Peter Finn

The House Health and Insurance Committee will hold a public hearing January 23 regarding H.B. 1004, which requires the Department of Health Care Policy to develop and submit a proposal concerning the design, costs, benefits and implementation of a state option for health care coverage.

Contact Jermaine Collins

The deadline to introduce bills in the House is January 25.

Contact Yujia Sun

FLORIDA

The Board of Medicine will accept comments until January 24 regarding proposed rules relating to standards for the use of controlled substances for the treatment of pain.

Contact Becky Lukaesko

IOWA

The Board of Pharmacy will accept comments until January 22 regarding proposed rules addressing prescription monitoring programs and pharmacists involved in direct patient care.

Contact Melissa Martin

MISSISSIPPI

The deadline to introduce bills in the House and Senate is January 21.

Contact Kyle Perigard

NEW HAMPSHIRE

The House Committee on Resources, Recreation and Development will hold a public hearing January 22 regarding H.B. 199, which states that non-profit organizations that are made exempt from income taxation will also be exempt from the groundwater management permit fee.

Contact Steven Fearnow

NEW JERSEY

The Department of Environmental Protection will hold a public hearing January 25 regarding a proposed rule establishing the Global Warming Solutions Fund.

Contact Melissa Martin

OREGON

The Division of Financial Regulation will hold a public hearing January 22 regarding the establishment of the Prescription Drug Price Transparency Program.

Contact Amy Cole

RHODE ISLAND

The Department of Health will hold a public hearing January 24 regarding proposed rules relating to the Prescription Monitoring Program, pain management and electronic prescribing of controlled substances.

Contact Kent Keller

WASHINGTON

The Senate Environment, Energy and Technology Committee will hold a public hearing January 23 regarding S.B. 5108, which exempts renewable gas energy from taxes on sales of natural gas found in the Revised Code of Washington 82.16.310.

Contact Yujia Sun

The House Committee on Civil Rights and Judiciary will hold a public hearing January 25 regarding H.B. 1066, which requires collection agencies to file a summons and complaint with the court before serving a debtor with a summons and complaint.

Contact Ryan Reynolds

The Senate Health and Long Term Care Committee will hold a public hearing January 25 regarding S.B. 5055, which requires the State Health Care Authority to incorporate education and training for substance abuse disorders in its curriculum and include reimbursement for peer support services allowing for federal matching funds by July 1, 2019.

Contact Jermaine Collins

GROUPS

The United States Conference of Mayors will hold its Winter Meeting January 23-25 in Washington, D.C.

Contact Stephanie Reich

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