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Stateside® Weekly Roundup

Steve Arthur provided several clients with an election review and the impact the elections will have on those clients. Dusty Brighton assisted a client in scheduling meetings with newly elected state officials and staff. Sarah Hunt helped clients hire lobbyists in 12 states. Heather Williams drafted a community engagement plan for a national retail client. Mark Anderson incorporated newly-elected governors into a grasstops strategy for a client. Josh Fisher helped a client prepare for the upcoming National Association of Insurance Commissioners National Meeting. Robert Holden advised a client working to enact model legislation in the 2015 legislative session.

For the Week of November 10, 2014

The following 6 state legislatures are meeting actively this week: MASSACHUSETTS, MICHIGAN, NEW JERSEY, OHIO, PENNSYLVANIA and VIRGINIA.

Also meeting: DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA and 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/

NEW STATE INFORMATION

The Stateside Associates website has updated information about the Post Election Governors & Legislative Partisan Splits and winners of the Attorneys General races.

GROUPS

The Republican Legislative Campaign Committee will hold its Policy Retreat November 12-13 in Washington, D.C. Michael Behm at mjb@stateside.com

Women in Government will hold its Healthcare Summit November 13-15 in Washington, D.C. Heather Williams at hsw@stateside.com

The Republican Attorneys General Association will hold its Fall National Meeting November 15-18 in Miami, Florida. Steve Arthur at sca@stateside.com

The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners will hold its Annual Meeting November 16-19 in San Francisco, California. John Howell at jh@stateside.com

The National Association of Insurance Commissioners will hold its Fall Meeting November 16-19 in Washington D.C. Robert Holden at rah@stateside.com

ARKANSAS

The Legislative Council and the Joint Legislative Budget Committee will meet November 12-13 to discuss budget requests from state agencies. Sarah Hofmann at srh@stateside.com

The Department of Health will meet November 14 for a public hearing to discuss proposed amendments to the controlled substance list. David Owens at do@stateside.com

CALIFORNIA

The San Diego City Council will meet November 10 to consider an ordinance increasing housing impact fees for office, retail and hotel developments. [Agenda] Will Higgins at wch@stateside.com

The Air Resources Board will meet November 13 for a public workshop to discuss amendments to the Low Carbon Fuel Standard. Melissa Martin at mpf@stateside.com

COLORADO

The Department of Agriculture-Animal Industry will meet November 12 to discuss tourism, noxious weeds and animal health. Parker Linn at pal@stateside.com

GEORGIA

The House Autonomous Vehicle Technology Study Committee will meet November 12 to study the issues surrounding autonomous vehicles. Sarah Hofmann at srh@stateside.com

IDAHO

The Public Utilities Commission will meet November 13 for a technical hearing to discuss an application to implement solar integration rates and charges for Idaho Power. Maia Falconi-Sachs at mfs@stateside.com

The Industrial Commission will meet November 13 for a public hearing on updates to air quality rules. Maia Falconi-Sachs at mfs@stateside.com

INDIANA

The Commission on Business Personal Property and Business Taxation will meet November 12 to discuss and approve the Commission’s final study report including recommendations regarding the use of tax increment financing to boost business development. Jonathan Curry at jtc@stateside.com

KENTUCKY

The Interim Joint Committee on Education Subcommittee on Postsecondary Education will meet November 10 to discuss statewide economic development partnerships involving the Community and Technical College System and review an overview presentation by the Commission on Proprietary Education. Steven Gassenberger at smg@stateside.com

LOUISIANA

The Multimodal Commerce Advisory Commission will meet November 13 to hear presentations from stakeholder groups and state departments. Sarah Hofmann at srh@stateside.com

MASSACHUSETTS

The Boston City Council Committee on the Environment and Parks will meet November 12 to consider a message and order authorizing the expenditure of a grant to prepare for the foreseeable effects of climate change. [Agenda] Will Higgins at wch@stateside.com

MICHIGAN

The House Financial Services Committee will meet November 12 for a public hearing to consider the creation of a new database for tracking the sales and purchases at pawnshops, junk metal dealers and precious metal retailers. Jonathan Curry at jtc@stateside.com

MINNESOTA

The House MNsure Legislative Oversight Committee will meet November 11 to discuss Medicaid legislation. Tyler Norris at tjn@stateside.com

The Rural Task Force will meet November 12 to discuss rural permitting and hear a presentation given by the Director of Dairy and Government Affairs. Parker Linn at pal@stateside.com

MISSISSIPPI

The Study Committee on Entertainment Industry Investment will meet November 13 to discuss incentives to attract new entertainment and tourism opportunities. Jonathan Curry at jtc@stateside.com

MONTANA

The Republican and Democratic Parties will designate leadership positions within their respective caucuses November 12. Melissa Luke at mal@stateside.com

The Department of Public Health and Human Services will meet November 14 for a public hearing regarding proposed amendments to a rule concerning prescription drug fraud, waste and abuse. Becky Lukaesko at bml@stateside.com

NEBRASKA

The Health and Human Services Committee will meet November 14 to develop policy recommendations for the transformation of the Health Care system. Shelby King at smk@stateside.com

NEVADA

The State Environmental Commission will meet November 13 for a public workshop to discuss proposed rule amendments regarding the public water systems. Carter Alleman at ca@stateside.com

NEW HAMPSHIRE

The Democratic Caucus will select House Officer Nominees November 12. Melissa Luke at mal@stateside.com

NEW JERSEY

The Joint Committee on Public Schools will meet November 12 to discuss the topic of School District Regionalization; the Committee will hear testimony from invited guests on the subject. Stephen Hellier at sjh@stateside.com

NEW MEXICO

The Jobs Council will meet November 12 to discuss the WorkKeys High School Graduation Test Option Program as well as the New Mexico State University Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Training. Andrew Ausel at ata@stateside.com

NEW YORK

The New York City Council Committee on Waterfronts will meet November 12 for an oversight hearing regarding one-stop permitting for waterfront projects. [Agenda] Will Higgins at wch@stateside.com

The Assembly Health Committee will meet November 12-13 for a public hearing regarding S.B. 2078 and H.B. 5389, regarding the establishment of the New York Health Program. Meghan Pudeler at mlp@stateside.com

OHIO

The House Education Committee will meet November 10 to discuss S.B. 228, regarding school funding and H.B. 343, regarding assessment eligibility, data reporting and the licensing of teachers. Stephen Hellier at sjh@stateside.com

The Cleveland City Council Workforce and Community Benefits Committee will meet November 12 to consider two ordinances updating the City’s employment non-discrimination laws to include gender identity and expression. [Agenda] Will Higgins at wch@stateside.com

The Senate Medicaid, Health and Human Services Committee will meet November 12 to discuss H.B. 258, regarding regulations on the dispensing of soft contact lenses by licensed spectacle dispensing opticians. Jeremy Haines at jnh@stateside.com

OKLAHOMA

The Corporation Commission will meet November 12 to discuss oil and gas issues regarding forced poolings that aggregate or seek to aggregate several common sources of supply; the Commission will also discuss the primary unit target in horizontal wells. Maia Falconi-Sachs at mfs@stateside.com

The House Economic Development and Financial Services Committee will meet November 12 to discuss its annual review of the state retirement system. Stephen Hellier at sjh@stateside.com

The Department of Environmental Quality will meet November 13 for a public hearing to discuss air quality rules. Maia Falconi-Sachs at mfs@stateside.com

OREGON

The Health Authority will meet November 12 to gather information regarding the development of rules requiring continuing education in cultural competency for health care professionals. Amy Goldlust at amg@stateside.com

PENNSYLVANIA

The Senate and House Legislative Budget and Finance Committees will jointly meet November 12 to release reports regarding the Department of Transportation. Sarah Hofmann at srh@stateside.com

The House and Senate will hold leadership elections November 12. Bob Maurice at rem@stateside.com

The Philadelphia City Council Committee of the Whole will meet November 13 to consider a resolution authorizing the Committee to hold hearings to explore opportunities to further establish the region as an energy hub. [Agenda] Will Higgins at wch@stateside.com

The Department of Environmental Protection will host a training session November 13 regarding stormwater management control for permitted activities. Amy Goldlust at amg@stateside.com

SOUTH CAROLINA

The Education Oversight Committee, Education Improvement Act and Improvement Mechanisms Subcommittee will meet November 10 to discuss Fiscal Year 2015-2016 budget issues in regards to technology in the classroom. Andrew Ausel at ata@stateside.com

TEXAS

The Select Committee on Economic Development Incentives will meet November 10 to discuss the Interim Committee’s findings and final recommendations for the 2015 legislative session. Jonathan Curry at jtc@stateside.com

The House International Trade and Intergovernmental Affairs Committee will meet November 14 to discuss ways to increase international trade at maritime ports, including the possible easement of tariff barriers; the Committee will also discuss ways to improve infrastructure. Jonathan Curry at jtc@stateside.com

UTAH

The Interim Retirement and Independent Entities Committee will meet November 12 to discuss bill drafts relating to Utah Retirement Amendments and the Utah Retirement System Revisions. Stephen Hellier at sjh@stateside.com

VIRGINIA

The Virginia Legislature will reconvene November 10 to consider judicial vacancies and insure that tax dollars are available to support transportation finance bonds. Lawmakers will seek to name judges to the Virginia Supreme Court and the Virginia Court of Appeals. There are approximately 10 other judicial positions vacant the Legislature could also consider. The legislature must also address transportation finance bonds, which were a key component to the bi-partisan 2013 Transportation Reform Bill but have not received adequate funding. Parker Linn at pal@stateside.com

The Board of Workforce Development will meet November 10 to discuss professional development certification opportunities and military apprenticeship programs offered by employers. Stephen Hellier at sjh@stateside.com

The Alexandria City Council will meet November 15 for a public hearing to review the City’s 2015 Legislative Priority Package. The package includes positions on minimum wage, “ban the box” legislation and license plate readers. [Agenda] Will Higgins at wch@stateside.com

WASHINGTON

The Department of Health will meet November 10 for a stakeholder meeting to draft dialysis certificate of need rules. David Owens at do@stateside.com

WISCONSIN

The House and Senate Republicans will each hold a caucus meeting November 10 to determine new leadership for each majority position. Ali Legros at all@stateside.com

WYOMING

The Joint Revenue Interim Committee will meet November 10-11 to discuss L.S.O 144, amending the definition of a “well site.” The Committee will also discuss the taxation of alternative fuels including natural gas and electric. Tyler Jones at tdj@stateside.com

The Joint Corporations, Elections and Political Subdivisions Interim Committee will meet November 12-13 to receive recommendations from the Task Force on Digital Information Privacy and consider bill drafts related to security breach requirements, data privacy and access to social media accounts. Andrew Ausel at ata@stateside.com