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This Week in the States

Monday, March 04, 2019

by Stateside Associates

This Week in the States



FOR THE WEEK OF MARCH 4, 2019

44 STATE LEGISLATURES ARE ACTIVELY MEETING THIS WEEK.

Also meeting: DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA and PUERTO RICO.

ALABAMA Convenes March 5 | Contact Japer Bowles

FLORIDA Convenes March 5 | Contact Ryan Reynolds

STATE AND LOCAL HIGHLIGHTS

CALIFORNIA

The Del Mar City Council will meet March 4 to consider adoption of an ordinance on the second reading prohibiting the use of plastic straws and stirrers, and prohibiting the distribution of paper, biodegradable or reusable straws unless requested by the customer.

Contact Peter Finn

COLORADO

The House Committee on Public Health Care and Human Services will hold a public hearing March 6 regarding SB 79, which requires podiatrists, physicians, physician assistants, advanced practice nurses and optometrists to prescribe schedule II, III and IV controlled substances only by electronic prescription transmitted to a pharmacy. 

Contact Jermaine Collins

FLORIDA

The deadline to introduce bills in the House and Senate is March 5.

Contact Ryan Reynolds

The Agency for Health Care Administration will hold a public hearing March 7 regarding a proposed rule concerning the reimbursement methodology for cancer hospitals.

Contact Becky Lukaesko

The Board of Dentistry will accept comments until March 8 regarding a proposed rule concerning dental assistants.

Contact Becky Lukaesko

GEORGIA

The deadline for each chamber to pass bills originating in its chamber is March 7.

Contact Steven Fearnow

HAWAII

The deadline for each chamber to pass bills originating in its chamber is March 7.

Contact Ryan Gleason

MARYLAND

The House Economic Matters Committee will hold a public hearing March 5 regarding HB 976, which authorizes a county to establish a minimum wage rate for employees working in the county.

Contact Alex Bossert

The House Committee on Environment and Transportation will hold a public hearing March 6 regarding HB 277, which authorizes the governor to include the state in any regional governmental initiative, agreement or compact that limits or reduces greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector.

Contact Robert Korn

MASSACHUSETTS

The Department of Environmental Protection will accept comments until March 8 regarding proposed amendments to a rule concerning State Ambient Air Quality Standards.

Contact Becky Lukaesko

NEBRASKA

The Transportation and Telecommunications Committee will hold a public hearing March 5 regarding LB 521, which states that a driverless-capable vehicle may operate on the public roads of this state with without a conventional human driver physically present in the vehicle, as long as the vehicle meets certain conditions.

Contact Constantine Costidis

NEW HAMPSHIRE

The House Commerce and Consumer Affairs Committee will hold a public hearing March 5 regarding HB 739, which requires parity between mental health services and medical expenses for the purpose of the spend-down requirement for persons receiving medical assistance.

Contact Kyle Perigard

NEW YORK

The State Gaming Commission will accept comments until March 4 regarding proposed amendments to licensing and registration of gaming facility employees and vendors.

Contact Kent Keller

TEXAS

The deadline to introduce bills in the House and Senate is March 8.

Contact Yujia Sun

WEST VIRGINIA

The Legislature is scheduled to adjourn March 9.

Contact Constantine Costidis

GROUPS

The National Association of Attorneys General will hold its Winter Meeting March 4-6 in Washington, DC.

Meeting Resource: Click here for the list of 2019 Attorneys General

Contact Steve Arthur

The National League of Cities will hold its Congressional City Conference March 10-13 in Washington, DC.

Contact Stephanie Reich

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