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Stateside® Weekly Roundup

Dusty Brighton advised a client about ideas for funding an external affairs project. Michael Behm participated in the National Association of Counties (NACo) Premier Corporate Member Forum on behalf of clients. Sarah E. Hunt helped clients hire lobbyists in 11 states. Steve Arthur provided a client with advice about trade association engagement. Mark Anderson facilitated a strategic planning call for an upcoming Groups meeting. Josh Fisher and Robert Holden discussed engagement opportunities with staff at the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) on behalf of a client. Heather Williams provided a client with an update about priority legislation in multiple states.

For the Week of October 13, 2014 

The following 4 state legislatures are meeting actively this week: MASSACHUSETTS, NEW JERSEY, OHIO and PENNSYLVANIA.

Also meeting: PUERTO RICO

For the most current information on Governors, Partisan Splits and the 2014 legislative sessions, go to: http://www.stateside.com/governors-partisan-splits-2014/

GROUPS

The National Association of Counties will hold its LUCC Leadership Symposium October 15-17 in St. Paul, Minnesota. Michael Behm at mjb@stateside.com

ARIZONA

The House Ad Hoc Committee on Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorder will meet October 14 to introduce members and establish subcommittees. Jeremy Haines at jnh@stateside.com

ARKANSAS

The Senate and House Education Committees will hold a joint meeting October 13 to discuss an interim study proposal to determine the best strategies for ensuring students are reading at grade level by the end of third grade. Melissa Luke at mal@stateside.com

The Legislative Council and the Joint Legislative Budget Committee will meet October 15 to hear individual budget requests from state commissions and departments. Sarah Hofmann at srh@stateside.com

CALIFORNIA

The Lafayette City Council will meet October 14 to discuss single-use carry-out bag regulations. [Agenda] William Higgins at wch@stateside.com

The Santa Monica City Council will meet October 14 to consider an ordinance regulating electronic smoking devices in a similar manner to tobacco products. [Agenda] William Higgins at wch@stateside.com

The Los Angeles City Council will meet October 15 to receive a report regarding improvements and enhancements to voter participation and civic engagement. [Agenda] William Higgins at wch@stateside.com

COLORADO

The Air Quality Control Commission will hold a public rulemaking hearing October 16 to discuss proposed rule amendments to the Motor Vehicle Emissions Inspection Program. Carter Alleman at ca@stateside.com

DELAWARE

The Board of Accountancy will hold a hearing October 15 to address proposed amendments to rules pertaining to firm ownership. Amy Goldlust at amg@stateside.com

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

The Council of the District of Columbia Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety will hold a public hearing October 16 concerning the License to Carry a Pistol Amendment Act of 2014. [Public Notice] William Higgins at wch@stateside.com

IDAHO

The State Board of Education will hold a public hearing October 14 to discuss proposed amendments to teacher certification rules. Maia Falconi-Sachs at mfs@stateside.com

ILLINOIS

The Chicago City Council will meet October 15 to receive Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s (D) 2015 budget message. [Agenda] William Higgins at wch@stateside.com

INDIANA

The Interim Study Committee on Pension Management Oversight will meet October 14 to discuss the management of public employee retirement plans within the Public Retirement System. Jonathan Curry at jtc@stateside.com

The Interim Study Committee on Environmental Affairs will meet October 15 to discuss sewage disposal systems, including septic tanks and alternative sewage tank system technologies. Ali Legros at all@stateside.com

KANSAS

The Health Care Stabilization Fund Oversight Committee will meet October 15 to discuss the current status of the Medical Malpractice Insurance Marketplace. Jeremy Haines at jnh@stateside.com

MASSACHUSETTS

The Department of Public Utilities will hold a technical conference October 16 to discuss issues concerning electrical vehicle charging. Becky Lukaesko at bml@stateside.com

NEBRASKA

The Committee on Education will hold meetings October 15-16 to gather public input to finalize the Common Vision for Education. Steven Gassenberger at smg@stateside.com  

The Urban Affairs Committee will hold a hearing October 17 to examine issues surrounding the use of tax increment financing under the Community Development Law. Will Hagen at wth@stateside.com

NEW HAMPSHIRE

The Committee to Study Offshore Wind Energy and the Development of Other Ocean Power Technology will meet October 14 for a Seacoast Public Informational Session and hearing. Ali Legros at all@stateside.com

The Labor, Industrial and Rehabilitative Services Committee will meet October 15 to discuss H.B. 1592, which requires prevailing wages for public works projects and H.B. 1599, which mandates employment protection for domestic violence victims. Patrick Gallaher at phg@stateside.com

NEW JERSEY

The Senate Economic Growth Committee will meet October 16 to hear testimony and potentially vote on A.B. 1071 and S.B. 2128, which relate to storm recovery regulations for utility companies. Christopher Mitton at ccm@stateside.com

NEW MEXICO

The Legislative Education Study Committee will meet October 13 to discuss cost-effective options for increasing high school graduation rates, improving adult education and to hear from the Teacher and Principal Evaluation Panel. Andrew Ausel at ata@stateside.com

The Tobacco Settlement Revenue Oversight Committee will meet October 14 to discuss e-cigarette issues, including taxation and harm reduction and hear an update about the Tobacco Use Prevention and Control Program and summary findings from the Tobacco Use and Employer Costs Task Force. Andrew Ricca at ajr@stateside.com

NEW YORK

The New York City Council Committee on Immigration will meet October 15 to consider an ordinance limiting the powers of the Federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency in regards to persons detained by the Department of Corrections. [Agenda] William Higgins at wch@stateside.com

NORTH DAKOTA

The Joint Education Funding Committee will meet October 16 to discuss and consider the 2015 Public Education Funding bill draft. Stephen Hellier at sjh@stateside.com

OHIO

The Cleveland City Council Finance Committee will meet October 13 to consider an ordinance authorizing the procurement of body-worn camera equipment used by the City Division of Police. [Consent Calendar] William Higgins at wch@stateside.com

The House Rules and Reference Committee will meet October 14 to consider H.B. 597, which relates to Common Core Curriculum Standards and the future of content standards and student assessment systems. Stephen Hellier at sjh@stateside.com

OKLAHOMA

The Department of Environmental Quality will hold a public hearing October 15 to discuss proposed amendments to the air quality rules. Comments are due October 15. Maia Falconi-Sachs at mfs@stateside.com

The Corporation Commission will meet October 17 to discuss forced pooling and horizontal wells. Maia Falconi-Sachs at mfs@stateside.com

UTAH

The Health and Human Services Interim Committee will meet October 15 to review the sunset of the Digital Health Services Commission. Jeremy Haines at jnh@stateside.com

The Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment Interim Committee will meet October 15 to hear testimony from the Director of Solid and Hazardous Waste about consumer electronic device recycling. Christopher Mitton at ccm@stateside.com

The Transportation Interim Committee will meet October 15 to hear testimony from General Motors regarding the expansion of electric motor vehicles. Christopher Mitton at ccm@stateside.com

VERMONT

The Health Care Oversight Committee will meet October 16 to discuss medical malpractice and the Report on Impact of Vermont Malpractice Reform. Meghan Pudeler at mlp@stateside.com

VIRGINIA

The Department of Environmental Quality will hold a stakeholder meeting October 14 to provide input about the crushing of fluorescent lights and mercury-containing lamps under the Universal Waste (UW) provisions of the Hazardous Waste Management Regulations. Amy Goldlust at amg@stateside.com

WASHINGTON

The Seattle City Council will meet October 13 to consider an ordinance expressing the support of Mayor Ed Murray (D) and the Seattle City Council members to require a mandatory background check for all firearm sales and transfers. [Agenda] William Higgins at wch@stateside.com

WYOMING

The Select Federal Natural Resources Management Committee will meet October 13 to discuss emission control under Section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act, as well as the proposed rulemaking of the “Waters of the United States”. Tyler Jones at tdj@stateside.com

The Joint Labor, Health and Social Services Interim Committee will meet October 16 to discuss the extension of the Wyoming health insurance pool, medical necessity reviews, the Affordable Care Act, authorization for dependents to purchase health exchange policies, nursing education extensions, ambulatory surgery centers and workers’ compensation. Meghan Pudeler at mlp@stateside.com