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Stateside® Weekly Roundup

Each week we highlight some of the Advocacy/Consulting activities undertaken on behalf of clients. For Case Studies and other information about Stateside’s Issue Management practices, please contact Tim Riordan at tjr@stateside.com

Mark Anderson advised a client about engaging on a state rulemaking. Steve Arthur participated in a client’s initial 2016 legislative strategy planning meeting. Stephanie Reich met with representatives of the National Conference of State Legislatures on behalf of a client to bring attention to a bill pending before the United States Senate. Dusty Brighton assisted a client in relaying their position on a public policy issue to multiple elected officials. Josh Fisher represented clients during National Association of Insurance Commissioners deliberations addressing their Network Adequacy Model Act.

For the Week of June 29, 2015 

The following 13 state legislatures are meeting actively this week: CALIFORNIA, CONNECTICUT, DELAWARE, ILLINOIS, MAINE, MASSACHUSETTS, MICHIGAN, NEW JERSEY, NORTH CAROLINA, OREGON, PENNSYLVANIA, WASHINGTON and WISCONSIN.

Also meeting: DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, GUAM and UNITED STATES VIRGIN ISLANDS.

For the most current information on partisan splits, bill introduction deadlines and the 2015 legislative session, go to: http://www.stateside.com/state-information/2015-state-legislative-session-dates/

There are no Groups events to report.

ARKANSAS

The Health Insurance Marketplace Legislative Oversight Committee will meet June 29 to discuss updates regarding the Small Business Health Options Program Exchange and the establishment of a State-Based Insurance Exchange. Sarahita Wyatt-Paige at swp@stateside.com

CALIFORNIA

The San Diego City Council will meet June 29 to discuss amending the Emergency Water Regulations section of the Municipal Code. Scott Heneveld at sh@stateside.com

The Air Resources Board will hold a public workshop June 30 to discuss a report on reducing greenhouse gas emissions from the transmission and petroleum refinery sector. James Foster at jf@stateside.com

The Senate Committee on Elections and Constitutional Amendments will meet June 30 to discuss authorizing San Diego County to conduct an all-mailed ballot special election. Steven Gassenberger at smg@stateside.com

COLORADO

The Division of Finance and Procurement will hold a public hearing July 1 to discuss proposed amendments to procurement rules. Stefanie Frank at sf@stateside.com

CONNECTICUT

The General Assembly will convene for a special session June 29. Jordan Kroll at jk@stateside.com

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

The Health and Human Services Committee will hold a public hearing June 29 to discuss a bill entitled “Health Decisions Act of 2015.” Scott Heneveld at sh@stateside.com

FLORIDA

The Department of Environmental Protection will hold a public hearing June 30 to discuss amendments to rules concerning contaminant cleanup target levels and contaminated site cleanup criteria. Becky Lukaesko at bml@stateside.com

The Gainesville City Commission will meet July 2 to consider a future living wage ordinance for City employees. Scott Heneveld at sh@stateside.com

MAINE

The Workers’ Compensation Board will hold a public hearing June 29 regarding revisions to its medical fee schedules. Adam Hottell at ah@stateside.com

MASSACHUSETTS

The Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy will meet June 30 to discuss H.B. 2884, which establishes an electric vehicle consumer rebate program. Will Hagen at wth@stateside.com

NEVADA

The Las Vegas City Council will meet July 1 to consider adopting an updated definition of the term “secondhand dealer.” Scott Heneveld at sh@stateside.com

NEW YORK

The New York City Committee on Transportation will meet June 30 to consider a local law in relation to requiring a study on the impact of grown in the taxicab and for-hire vehicle industries. Scott Heneveld at sh@stateside.com

The Public Utility Commission will hold a collaborative meeting July 1 to investigate and evaluate operational issues required for consolidated Energy Service Companies billing. James Foster at jf@stateside.com

NORTH CAROLINA

The House Finance Committee will meet June 30 to discuss H.B. 531, which relates to the hotel occupancy tax. Mike McNamee at mjm@stateside.com

The House Insurance Committee will meet June 30 to discuss S.B. 676, which pertains to insurance coverage for services related to autism. Tyler Norris at tjn@stateside.com

OHIO

The Legislative Energy Commission will meet June 30 to discuss topics related to electric grid modernization. Tyler Jones at tdj@stateside.com

PENNSYLVANIA

The House Liquor Control Committee will meet June 30 to hear H.B. 1204, which allows winery licensees to own and operate a restaurant or hotel license anywhere within the state. Erin Thompson at eet@stateside.com

WISCONSIN

The deadline for the Legislature to approve a new budget is June 30. Funding levels in the previous budget continue until a new budget is enacted. John Keane at jpk@stateside.com