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Happy Thanksgiving

Stateside® Weekly Roundup

Steve Arthur attended the Republican Attorneys General Association Fall National Meeting and the Republican Governors Association Annual Conference on behalf of clients. Mark Anderson advised a client about metrics for a 2015 Groups outreach program. Dusty Brighton assisted a client in putting together a strategic advocacy plan and attended the Republican Attorneys General Association Fall National Meeting on behalf of clients. Heather Williams attended the National League of Cities Congress of Cities and Exposition on behalf of clients. Robert Holden attended the National Conference of Insurance Legislators Winter Meeting on behalf of clients. Josh Fisher assisted a client in scheduling meetings with state regulators.

For the Week of November 24, 2014

The following 3 state legislatures are meeting actively this week: MASSACHUSETTS, NEW JERSEY 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 Lieutenant Governors Association will hold its Policy Summit November 23-25 in Washington, D.C. Michael Behm at mjb@stateside.com

ARKANSAS

The Health Insurance Marketplace Legislative Oversight Committee will meet November 24 to discuss operating rules and bylaws of the Board of Directors and their grant status with the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Sarahita Wyatt-Paige at swp@stateside.com

The Senate and House Committees on Public Health, Welfare and Labor will meet November 25 to discuss: telemedicine services; the role of the advanced practice registered nurse, surgical technologists and surgical assistants; scope of practice changes in emergency medical services; licensure of anesthesiologist assistants; prescriptive authority; licensure of assistant physicians; the State Board of Pharmacy; controlled substances; the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF); and regulations for alcohol ignition interlock devices. Sarahita Wyatt-Paige at swp@stateside.com

CALIFORNIA

The Lafayette City Council will meet November 24 to consider an ordinance regulating plastic bags and food packaging. [Agenda] Will Higgins at wch@stateside.com

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors will meet November 25 to consider an ordinance establishing the City’s street light policy. [Agenda] Will Higgins at wch@stateside.com

COLORADO

The Denver City Council will meet November 24 to consider an ordinance establishing the 2015 budget. [Agenda] Will Higgins at wch@stateside.com

FLORIDA

The Public Service Commission will meet November 25 to discuss draft comments on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposals to limit carbon emissions from existing electric utility generating units. Becky Lukaesko at bml@stateside.com

GEORGIA

The Atlanta City Council Zoning Committee will meet November 25 to consider an ordinance making changes to electric vehicle charging stations regulations. [Agenda] Will Higgins at wch@stateside.com

HAWAII

The House Committee on Health will meet November 25 to discuss the Health Systems Corporation and its Regional Boards. Sarahita Wyatt-Paige at swp@stateside.com

LOUISIANA

The Department of Environmental Quality will meet November 26 to hear proposed amendments on air regulations. David Owens at do@stateside.com

The Department of Health and Hospitals, Bureau of Health Services Financing will meet November 26 to hear proposed amendments to rules regarding Medicaid managed care. David Owens at do@stateside.com

MARYLAND

The Alcoholic Beverages Article Review Committee will meet November 25 to hear secondary reviews of drafts regarding hours of consumption and sale of alcohol. Ali Legros at all@stateside.com

MINNESOTA

The Legislative Commission on Data Practices will meet November 25 to discuss the bulk sale of driver license and vehicle records. Stephen Hellier at sjh@stateside.com

NEW HAMPSHIRE

The Electric Utility Restructuring Legislative Oversight Committee will meet November 25 for a regular meeting. Ali Legros at all@stateside.com

NEW MEXICO

The Economic and Rural Development Committee will meet November 24-25 to discuss the Liquor Control Act. Tyler Jones at tdj@stateside.com

The Legislative Health and Human Services Committee will meet November 24-25 to discuss chiropractic physicians’ scope of practice and will brainstorm ways to attract, retain and compensate health care providers. Meghan Pudeler at mlp@stateside.com

NEW YORK

The Westchester County Board will meet November 24 to receive feedback on a proposed county plastic bag ban. [Agenda] Will Higgins at wch@stateside.com

The New York City Council will meet November 24 to consider an ordinance regulating pet shops. [Agenda] Will Higgins at wch@stateside.com

PENNSYLVANIA

The General Assembly will adjourn sine die November 30. Bob Maurice at rem@stateside.com

PUERTO RICO

The Legislative Assembly will meet November 24 for a special session to consider increasing the excise tax on oil. Bob Maurice at rem@stateside.com

UTAH

The Occupational and Professional Licensure Review Committee will meet November 25 to discuss potential legislation regarding the licensure of various professions within the state. Tyler Norris at tjn@stateside.com

VIRGINIA

The Broadband Advisory Council will meet November 24 to discuss potential broadband legislation and the Education Superhighway Initiative. Stephen Hellier at sjh@stateside.com

WYOMING

The Joint Minerals, Business and Economic Development Interim Committee will meet November 24-25 to discuss orphan and abandoned well reclamation as well as oil and gas landowner issues including flaring and setbacks. Tyler Jones at tdj@stateside.com