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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 provided a Groups outreach strategic plan to a client. Steve Arthur helped a client strategize to maximize effectiveness at upcoming Groups meetings. Stephanie Reich facilitated client meetings with several local government officials to discuss a financial services procurement solution. Dusty Brighton advised a client about engaging adverse legislation being considered during a special session. Josh Fisher participated in a call with state insurance regulators on behalf of a client.

For the Week of July 6, 2015 

The following 13 state legislatures are meeting actively this week: CALIFORNIA, ILLINOIS, MAINE, MASSACHUSETTS, MICHIGAN, NEW JERSEY, NORTH CAROLINA, OHIO, OREGON, PENNSYLVANIA, SOUTH CAROLINA, 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/

GROUPS

The Republican Lieutenant Governors Association will hold its Policy Roundtable July 7-8 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Michael Behm at mjb@stateside.com

The National Association of County and City Health Officials will hold its Annual Conference July 7-9 in Kansas City, Missouri. Josh Fisher at jkf@stateside.com

The National Lieutenant Governors Association will hold its Annual Meeting July 8-10 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Mark Anderson at mda@stateside.com

The Republican Governors Association will hold its Senior Staff Retreat July 9-10 in Monarch Beach, California. Steve Arthur at sca@stateside.com

The National Association of Secretaries of State will hold its Summer Conference July 9-12 in Portland, Maine. Michael Behm at mjb@stateside.com

The National Association of Counties will hold its Annual Conference and Exposition July 10-13 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Michael Behm at mjb@stateside.com

The National Association of State Procurement Officials will hold its Midwestern Regional Meeting July 12-14 in Rapid City, South Dakota. Steve Arthur at sca@stateside.com

The Council of State Governments Midwestern Legislative Conference will hold its Annual Meeting July 12-15 in Bismarck, North Dakota. Michael Behm at mjb@stateside.com

The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners will hold its Summer Committee Meetings July 12-15 in New York City, New York. John Howell at jh@stateside.com

CALIFORNIA

The Senate Committee on Judiciary will meet July 7 to discuss placing security restrictions on the storage and transmission of private data. Steven Gassenberger at smg@stateside.com

The San Luis Obispo City Council will meet July 7 to consider approving a paid sick leave policy in compliance with California A.B. 1522. Scott Heneveld at sh@stateside.com

The Assembly Committee on Business and Professions will meet July 7 to discuss S.B. 671, which regulates biosimilars. Patrick Gallaher at phg@stateside.com

COLORADO

The Department of Human Services will hold a public hearing July 10 to discuss proposed amendments to the restricted use of electronic benefits transfer. Stefanie Frank at sf@stateside.com

FLORIDA

The Brooksville City Council will meet July 6 to consider amendments to the City Code regarding permissible vehicle noise. Scott Heneveld at sh@stateside.com

LOUISIANA

The Board of Examiners in Dietetics and Nutrition will hold a public hearing July 10 to discuss amendments to its rules concerning the qualification of military applicants. Adam Hottell at ah@stateside.com

MASSACHUSETTS

The Department of Public Utilities will hold a stakeholder conference on July 9 to discuss the possibilities of electric energy storage resources. Stefanie Frank at sf@stateside.com

OREGON

The Legislature will adjourn sine die July 11. Tyler Jones at tdj@stateside.com

SOUTH DAKOTA

The Watertown Library Board will meet July 7 to consider adopting a policy on electronic cigarettes. Scott Heneveld at sh@stateside.com

TENNESSEE

The Board of Medical Examiners will hold a public hearing July 10 to discuss amendments to its rules concerning continuing education for physician assistants. Adam Hottell at ah@stateside.com

VIRGINIA

The Virginia Commission on Cyber Security will meet July 7 to discuss high-risk cyber security issues facing the state and possible solutions. Amy Goldlust at amg@stateside.com