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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 advised a client about meetings with public officials for an upcoming Groups meeting. Michael Behm, Steve Arthur and Dusty Brighton participated in a client’s 2016 state government relations strategy planning meeting. Stephanie Reich participated in an Environmental Protection Agency webinar on the implementation of the Clean Water Rule on behalf of clients. Josh Fisher assisted a client with strategic planning in preparation for the 2016 legislative session.

For the Week of August 31, 2015 

The following 7 state legislatures are meeting actively this week: CALIFORNIA, ILLINOIS, MASSACHUSETTS, MICHIGAN, NEW JERSEY, NORTH CAROLINA and WISCONSIN.

Also meeting: 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 Environmental Council of the States will hold its Fall Meeting August 31-September 2 in Newport, Rhode Island. Mark Anderson at mda@stateside.com

ALASKA

The Mechanical Inspection Section will hold a public hearing September 1 to discuss proposed amendments to the safety codes for elevators and chairlifts. Stefanie Frank at sf@stateside.com

CALIFORNIA

The Milpitas City Council will introduce an ordinance September 1 to restrict single-use carry-out bags. Peter Einisman at pbe@stateside.com

The San Louis Obispo County Board of Supervisors will meet September 1 to receive a thirty-day update on current drought conditions. Peter Einisman at pbe@stateside.com

The last day for the Legislature to amend bills on the floor is September 4. Tyler Jones at tdj@stateside.com

GEORGIA

The Composite Medical Board will hold a public hearing September 3 on proposed rules concerning vaccine protocol agreements. Becky Lukaesko at bml@stateside.com

MONTANA

The Economic Affairs Interim Committee will meet August 31 to discuss the economic development impacts of broadband. Arielle McAloon at am@stateside.com

The Water Policy Interim Committee will meet September 2-3 to adopt their work plan and discuss adjudication and the future of the Water Court study. Isabella DeBono at idb@stateside.com

NEW HAMPSHIRE

The House Election Law Committee will hold a subcommittee work session September 1 on H.B. 312, which establishes a deed or lease as presumptive evidence of domicile for persons registering to vote. Jordan Kroll at jk@stateside.com

NEW MEXICO

The Energy Conservation and Management Division will hold a public hearing September 1 to discuss proposed amendments to the new sustainable building tax credit program. Stefanie Frank at sf@stateside.com

NORTH DAKOTA

The Energy Development and Transmission Committee will meet September 2 to discuss “surge funding,” infrastructure projects and challenges in government operations. Jason Hopkins at jho@stateside.com

SOUTH CAROLINA

The Oconee County Council will hold a public hearing September 1 regarding the existing County noise ordinance. Peter Einisman at pbe@stateside.com

VIRGINIA

Governor Terry McAuliffe’s (D) Climate Change and Resiliency Update Commission will meet August 31 to submit a final report with its updated recommendations by the September 30 deadline. John Keane at jpk@stateside.com

WASHINGTON

The Department of Ecology will hold a public hearing August 31 regarding amendments to rules concerning wastewater discharge permit fees. Rebecca Kelly at rak@stateside.com

WISCONSIN

The Assembly Health Committee will meet September 2 to discuss A.B. 311, regarding the dispensing fee permitted for reimbursement of prescription drugs under the Medical Assistance program. Zeynab Abdul at za@stateside.com