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Mark Anderson organized a briefing for state regulators on behalf of a client. Michael Behm participated in the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) Leadership Meeting on behalf of clients. Steve Arthur and Dusty Brighton participated in the Conference of Western Attorneys General (CWAG) Annual Meeting on behalf of clients.Sarah Hunt managed political assessment projects in two states for clients. Connie Campanella participated in a planning meeting on behalf of a client to address adverse model legislation being advanced by non-governmental organizations (NGO). Dusty Brighton advised a client about a potential multi-state legislative advocacy strategy. Josh Fisher assisted a client with finding a lobbyist to address a licensure issue. Heather Williams arranged a meeting for a client with senior staff of a local officials Group to discuss a priority issue

For the Week of July 28, 2014 

The following 4 state legislatures are meeting actively this week: 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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Below is the volume of select issues discussed over Twitter by state legislators during the last week. Click here to find out how we can monitor your issues as they are discussed on social media by state legislators.

 

GROUPS

The National Association of State Energy Officials will hold its Board Meeting July 29-30 in Arlington, Virginia. Steve Arthur at sca@stateside.com

The American Legislative Exchange Council will hold its Annual Meeting July 30-August 1 in Dallas, Texas. Dusty Brighton at dbb@stateside.com

The Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee will hold its Annual Meeting July 30-31 in Lake Tahoe, Nevada. Heather Williams at hsw@stateside.com

The Environmental Council of the States will hold its STEP Meeting: Planning for CO2 Reductions Under 111(d) July 31 in Washington, D.C. Mark Anderson at mda@stateside.com

The Democratic Governors Association will hold its Summer Policy Conference August 1-3 in Aspen, Colorado. Mark Anderson at mda@stateside.com

The Council of State Governments Eastern Regional Conference will hold its Annual Meeting August 3-6 in Baltimore, Maryland. Michael Behm at mjb@stateside.com

The Association of Clean Water Administrators will hold its Annual Meeting August 3-6 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Mark Anderson at mda@stateside.com

CALIFORNIA

The San Diego City Council will meet July 28 to consider an earned sick leave and minimum wage ordinance. [Agenda] William Higgins at wch@stateside.com

The Oakland City Council will meet July 29 to consider a recommendation from the Council President about a city minimum wage, as well as requiring paid sick leave. [Agenda] William Higgins at wch@stateside.com

The Delta Stewardship Council will accept comments through July 29 about the development of a Bay Delta Conservation Plan that will guide the protection of endangered species and the operation of state and federal drinking water and irrigation projects in Northern California. Melissa Martin at mpf@stateside.com

COLORADO

The Denver City Council will meet July 28 to consider an ordinance that allows the city to assess civil and criminal penalties on nursing homes, child care facilities, pools and other entities that violate city health and sanitation ordinances. [Agenda] William Higgins at wch@stateside.com

GEORGIA

The House Study Committee on the Role of Federal Government in Education will meet July 30 to discuss the current state of education and Common Core requirements. Sarah Hofmann at srh@stateside.com

ILLINOIS

The Chicago Council Committee on Budget and Government Operations will meet July 29 to consider a measure prohibiting municipal procurement contracts with any supplier using “sweat-shop” labor. [Agenda] William Higgins at wch@stateside.com

LOUISIANA

The New Orleans Transportation and Airport Committee will meet July 29 to discuss changes to the city’s “Vehicles For Hire” ordinance. [Agenda] William Higgins at wch@stateside.com

The Department of Environmental Quality will meet July 29 to discuss proposed amendments to its ambient air quality regulations. David Owens at do@stateside.com

MASSACHUSETTS

The Department of Public Health will hold a public hearing July 30 to discuss proposed amendments to regulations concerning the prescription monitoring program. Becky Lukaesko at bml@stateside.com

The General Court will no longer meet in formal session after July 31; however, it will continue to meet informally until the General Court adjourns sine die. Robert Maurice at rem@statside.com

MICHIGAN

The House of Representatives will convene a special session July 30 to consider all active legislation. Trevor Mitchell at twm@stateside.com

MINNESOTA

The Minneapolis City Planning Commission will hold a public hearing July 28 about a zoning code text amendment affecting residential development in the city. [Agenda] William Higgins at wch@stateside.com

NORTH CAROLINA

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources will accept comments through August 1 about proposed rule amendments to storm water requirements for oil and gas exploration. Carter Alleman at ca@stateside.com

NORTH DAKOTA

The Interim Joint Committee on Taxation will meet July 30 to discuss measuring effectiveness and accountability of property tax exemptions and other economic development incentives. Stephen Hellier at sjh@stateside.com

OREGON

The Teacher Standards and Practices Commission will accept comments through July 30 about proposed rules pertaining to the Elementary Mathematics Instructional Leader specialization for licensed teachers. Amy Goldlust at amg@stateside.com

SOUTH DAKOTA

The Interim Joint Committee on Appropriations will meet July 28 to hear a presentation from the Department of Transportation about the future of highway spending. Stephen Hellier at sjh@stateside.com

The Interim Joint Committee on Appropriations will meet July 28 to hear a presentation from the Department of Education about state aid and special education funding. Stephen Hellier at sjh@stateside.com

UTAH

The Salt Lake City City Council is scheduled to meet July 29 to consider the issuance and competitive sale of $22 million worth of tax revenue bonds. [Agenda] William Higgins at wch@stateside.com

The Interim Commission on Veterans’ and Military Affairs will meet July 30 to discuss draft legislation relating to a uniform definition of who is a veteran and to hear a presentation about the creation of a veteran’s court and how current courts are addressing veterans in the criminal justice process. Stephen Hellier at sjh@stateside.com

WYOMING

The Digital Information Privacy Task Force will meet July 31 to discuss issues related to the storage and protection of digital information as well as existing state laws related to digital information privacy. Andrew Ausel at ata@stateside.com