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This Week in the States

Monday, August 26, 2019

by Stateside Associates

This Week in the States



FOR THE WEEK OF AUGUST 26, 2019

5 STATE LEGISLATURES ARE ACTIVELY MEETING THIS WEEK.

Also meeting: GUAM, PUERTO RICO and UNITED STATES VIRGIN ISLANDS.

STATE AND LOCAL HIGHLIGHTS

CALIFORNIA

The Hermosa Beach City Council will meet August 27 to consider an ordinance expanding the ban on polystyrene food service ware to include a ban on certain polystyrene products, single-use plastic products and single-use products.  

Contact John Giguere

The Public Utilities Commission will accept comments until August 28 regarding a new docket reviewing the State Renewable Portfolio Standards program.

Contact Melissa Martin

The Senate Appropriations Committee will hold a public hearing August 30 regarding AB 1281, which requires businesses in the State that use facial recognition technology to disclose usage in a physical sign that is clear and conspicuous at the entrance of every location using facial recognition technology.

Contact Zach Sizemore

FLORIDA

The Department of Financial Services will accept comments until August 27 regarding proposed amendments to rules concerning Medicare supplement insurance.

Contact Becky Lukaesko

LOUISIANA

The Department of Environmental Quality will hold a public hearing and accept comments until August 28 regarding proposed rules implementing a water quality credit trading program, with the intention of reducing discharges of pollutants into waters of the state.

Contact Meghan Monahan

NEW HAMPSHIRE

The House Municipal and County Government Committee will hold a Subcommittee Work Session August 27 regarding HB 559, which allows for municipalities to prohibit by ordinance the distribution, sale and purchase of products that contribute to plastic pollution which is harming the State environment, including the coastal marine environment.

Contact Constantine Costidis

NEW JERSEY

The Board of Nursing will accept comments until August 30 regarding a proposed rule establishing telemedicine requirements for nurses.

Contact Melissa Martin

WASHINGTON

The Health Care Authority will hold a public hearing and accept comments until August 27 regarding a proposed Medicaid state plan amendment and proposed new rules concerning treat and refer services.

Contact Kent Keller

GROUPS

The Association of Air Pollution Control Agencies will hold its Fall Business Meeting August 26-28 in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Contact Bob Maurice

The Association of Clean Water Administrators will hold its Annual Meeting August 27-29 in Austin, Texas.

Contact Mark Anderson

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