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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 and Jake Bookwalter participated the National Governors Association Summer Meeting on behalf of clients. Robert Holden represented clients on the National Association of Insurance Commissioners’ Network Adequacy conference call. Steve Arthur and Dusty Brighton attended the Conference of Western Attorneys General Annual Meeting on behalf of clients. Stephanie Reich met with a client to discuss local government engagement strategy. Josh Fisher drafted language for state insurance regulators to consider for inclusion in their review of a proposed federal rulemaking.

For the Week of July 27, 2015 

The following 4 state legislatures are meeting actively this week: MASSACHUSETTS, NEW JERSEY, NORTH CAROLINA and WISCONSIN.

Also meeting: GUAM.

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 Council of State Governments will hold its 68th Annual Meeting July 28-31 in Vail, Colorado. Michael Behm at mjb@stateside.com

The Republican Legislative Campaign Committee will hold its National Meeting July 29-31 in Boston, Massachusetts. Michael Behm at mjb@stateside.com

The State Legislative Leaders Foundation will hold its Conference of State Majority Leaders July 30 – August 2 in Portland, Oregon. Michael Behm at mjb@stateside.com

The Democratic Governors Association will hold its Summer Policy Conference July 31- August 2 in Aspen, Colorado. Mark Anderson at mda@stateside.com

The Republican Attorneys General Association will hold its Summer National Meeting August 1-4 in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. Steve Arthur at sca@stateside.com

CALIFORNIA

The Los Angeles City Council will meet July 28 to conduct the second reading of an ordinance clarifying that other provisions do not supersede the Living Wage Ordinance. Scott Heneveld at sh@stateside.com

FLORIDA

The Agency for Health Care Administration will hold a public hearing July 29 on proposed amendments to rules concerning certificates of need for hospital inpatient general psychiatric services and hospital inpatient substance abuse services. Becky Lukaesko at bml@stateside.com

GEORGIA

The Atlanta Community Development and Human Resources Committee will meet July 28 to consider an ordinance imposing a higher property tax rate for blighted vacant properties. Scott Heneveld at sh@stateside.com

ILLINOIS

The House Agriculture and Conservation Committee will meet July 28 to discuss H.J.R. 89, which urges President Obama to order the United States Environmental Protection Agency to adhere to congressional intent and maintain the Renewable Fuel Standard blending rules in their current form. Tyler Jones at tdj@stateside.com

NORTH CAROLINA

The Charlotte City Council will meet July 27 to discuss approving the Transportation and Planning Committee recommendation to adopt the Prosperity Hucks Area Plan with proposed revisions. The plan identifies locations appropriate for residential, retail, office and other uses, including anchor retail uses and uses with drive-through facilities. Scott Heneveld at sh@stateside.com

NORTH DAKOTA

The Political Subdivision Taxation Committee will meet July 29 to discuss economic development tax incentives. Mike McNamee at mjm@stateside.com

PENNSYLVANIA

The Pittsburgh Committee on Hearings will meet July 30 to consider an ordinance to improve public health by granting paid sick time to all employees in the city. Scott Heneveld at sh@stateside.com

SOUTH CAROLINA

The Building Codes Council will hold a public hearing July 28 to discuss amendments to the 2015 edition of the International Code Council codes. Stefanie Frank at sf@stateside.com

TEXAS

The Shavano Park City Council will meet July 27 to consider appointing a Council Subcommittee to review the 2015 International Codes and the 2014 Electrical Code. Scott Heneveld at sh@stateside.com

VERMONT

The Vermont Solar Siting Task Force will meet July 28 to resolve issues related to siting of solar power projects. John Keane at jpk@stateside.com

VIRGINIA

Governor Terry McAuliffe’s (D) Climate Change and Resiliency Update Commission will meet July 31 to discuss the recommendations made by then-Governor Tim Kaine’s (D) Climate Commission, to determine which actions were taken on those recommendations and issue an updated final report. John Keane at jpk@stateside.com

WISCONSIN

The Assembly Insurance Committee will meet July 30 to discuss A.B. 197, which requires insurers to provide additional health plan information to consumers purchasing plans through the exchange. Zeynab Abdulqadir at za@stateside.com

WYOMING

The Wyoming Task Force on Digital Education will meet July 28-29 to discuss student data privacy and a right-to-privacy constitutional amendment. Jordan Kroll at jk@stateside.com