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Stateside® Weekly Roundup

Connie Campanella and Sarah Hunt worked with a client to sort out political contribution options. Steve Arthur advised a client about political contribution strategies. Josh Fisher participated in the National Association of Local Boards of Health (NALBOH) Annual Meeting on behalf of clients. Dusty Brighton worked with third party groups to assist a client in managing messaging about a public policy issue. Heather Williams attended the Council of State Governments (CSG) National Conference on behalf of clients. Michael Behm helped clients prepare for their participation in the upcoming National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) Legislative Summit. Robert Holden represented clients at the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) Summer Annual Meeting.

For the Week of August 18, 2014 

The following 4 state legislatures are meeting actively this week: CALIFORNIA, MASSACHUSETTS, MICHIGAN, NEW JERSEY and NORTH CAROLINA.

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/

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GROUPS

The National Conference of State Legislatures will hold its Executive Committee and LSCC Meeting August 18 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Michael Behm at mjb@stateside.com

The National Conference of State Legislatures will hold its Legislative Summit August 19-22 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Michael Behm at mjb@stateside.com

The National Association of State Election Directors will hold its Summer Meeting August 22-24 in San Francisco, California. Michael Behm at mjb@stateside.com

STATESIDE IN THE NEWS

Michael Behm and Stateside Associates will be recognized by National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) for 20 years of Sponsorship of the Foundation for State Legislatures at the General Session, Wednesday August 20, during NCSL’s Legislative Summit. Stateside is one of 20 organizations to be recognized for its committed sponsorship as part of NCSL’s 40th Anniversary Celebration. Michael Behm previously served five terms as Vice President of the NCSL Foundation for State Legislatures Board of Directors.

ALASKA

A primary election will be held August 19 for the office of the Governor, as well as House and Senate seats. Will Hagen at wth@stateside.com

ARIZONA

The Phoenix Environmental Quality Commission is scheduled to receive an update from the city’s Food Policy Council on Thursday, August 21. [Agenda] William Higgins at wch@stateside.com

CALIFORNIA

The San Diego City Council will meet Monday, August 18 to consider overriding the mayoral veto of an ordinance relating to the earned sick leave and minimum wage provided to employees working in the City of San Diego. [Agenda] William Higgins at wch@stateside.com

The Ventura County Air Pollution Control District will hold a public workshop August 21 to discuss a proposed draft rule addressing liquefied petroleum gas. Melissa Martin at mpf@stateside.com

COLORADO

The Denver City Council is scheduled to meet Monday, August 18 to consider an ordinance amending city zoning laws to limit and control the cultivation of marijuana for personal use in private homes. [Agenda] William Higgins at wch@stateside.com

The Air Quality Control Commission will hold a public rule making hearing August 21 to discuss proposed rule amendments to stationary source and emission requirements. Carter Alleman at ca@stateside.com

DELAWARE

The Board of Accountancy will meet August 20 to discuss proposed amendments to regulations related to attestation and random audits. Amy Goldlust at amg@stateside.com

GEORGIA

The Atlanta City Council is scheduled to meet Monday, August 18 to discuss and possibly schedule a work session for an ordinance imposing a higher property tax rate for blighted and vacant properties. [Agenda] William Higgins at wch@stateside.com

INDIANA

Interim Study Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources will meet August 19 to discuss and hear testimony about regulation of shooting preserves and cervidae farming. Ali Legros at all@stateside.com

KANSAS

The K-12 Student Performance and Efficiency Commission will meet August 19-20 to discuss the Governor’s School Efficiency Task Force Final Recommendations, which includes a recommendation to utilize the Library of Kansas’ shared statewide database subscription to curriculum, e-books and other resources. Stephen Hellier at sjh@stateside.com

MISSISSIPPI

The Domestic Violence Taskforce will meet August 22 to examine proposed legislation regarding sentencing recommendations. Stephen Hellier at sjh@stateside.com

NEW MEXICO

The Workers’ Compensation Administration will accept comments through August 18 regarding proposed amendments to rules related to claims processing. Maia Falconi-Sachs at mfs@stateside.com

NEW YORK

The New York City Committee on Governmental Operations is scheduled to meet Wednesday, August 20 to discuss a local law requiring public-facing disclosure of campaign spending. [Agenda] William Higgins at wch@stateside.com

OHIO

The House Study Committee on Law Enforcement Perspectives on the Drug Epidemic and its Impact on Families will meet August 19 to discuss the impact drugs are having on families and communities. Stephen Hellier at sjh@stateside.com

TENNESSEE

The Memphis City Council is scheduled to meet Tuesday, August 19 to consider an ordinance amending regulations for limousine, shuttle and other vehicles for hire in the city. [Agenda] William Higgins at wch@stateside.com

TEXAS

The Fort Worth City Council is scheduled to meet Tuesday, August 19 to consider ordinances setting the city’s budget and tax rates. [Agenda] William Higgins at wch@stateside.com

VERMONT

The Vermont Working Group on Expanded Learning Time will meet August 18 to discuss the development of after-school programs. Andrew Ausel at ata@stateside.com

VIRGINIA

A special election will be held August 19 to fill one vacant seat in the Senate and two vacant seats in the House of Delegates. Christopher Mitton at ccm@stateside.com

The Freedom of Information Advisory Council will meet August 19 to discuss exemptions to the Freedom of Information Act that allow for closed meetings within the Legislature; including security plans, trade secrets and medical or health records. Stephen Hellier at sjh@stateside.com

WASHINGTON

The Legislative Ethics Boards will meet August 19 to discuss complaints relating to the determination of reasonable cause by members of the law enforcement community. Stephen Hellier at sjh@stateside.com

WISCONSIN

The Public Service Commission will accept comments through August 18 regarding draft amendments to rules concerning electric utilities, including rules pertaining to renewable resource credits. Becky Lukaesko at bml@stateside.com

WYOMING

A primary election will be held August 19 for the office of the Governor, as well as House and Senate seats. Tyler Jones at tdj@stateside.com