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Stateside® Weekly Roundup

Sarah Hunt advised two clients in managing corporate campaign contributions. Steve Arthur and Dusty Brighton attended the NAAG Consumer Protection Conference in Providence, Rhode Island on behalf of clients. Mark Anderson advised a client about incorporating state legislative review of rulemakings into their government affairs strategy. Josh Fisher briefed state regulators regarding an issue impacting health plans offered in health insurance exchanges. Heather Williams identified engagement opportunities for a client at an upcoming local officials meeting.

For the Week of October 27, 2014 

The following 2 state legislatures are meeting actively this week: MASSACHUSETTS and NEW JERSEY.

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/

GROUPS

The Association of State and Territorial Solid Waste Management Officials will hold its Annual Meeting October 29-30 in Reston, Virginia. Mark Anderson at mda@stateside.com

ARKANSAS

The Legislative Council and the Joint Legislative Budget Committee will meet October 28-30 to hear budget requests from state agencies. Sarah Hofmann at srh@stateside.com

CALIFORNIA

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors Land Use and Economic Development Committee will meet October 27 to consider an ordinance amending the Planning Code to change the definition of formula retail. [Agenda] William Higgins at wch@stateside.com

The Air Resources Board will hold a public workshop October 27 to discuss amendments to the Low Carbon Fuel Standard. Melissa Martin at mpf@stateside.com

The Senate Health Committee will meet October 30 to receive an update about the education, outreach and enrollment of the Affordable Care Act. Shelby King at smk@stateside.com

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

The Committee on Business, Consumer and Regulatory Affairs will meet October 27 to discuss B20-478, regarding the sale of alcohol to minors. Andrew Ricca at ajr@stateside.com

The Committee on Government Operations will hold a public oversight roundtable October 29 to discuss the Department of General Services reporting and use of Certified Business Enterprises and Small Business Enterprises. Andrew Ausel at ata@stateside.com

The Committee on Business, Consumer and Regulatory Affairs and the Committee on Finance and Revenue will hold a joint meeting October 30 regarding the Marijuana Legalization and Regulation Act of 2013. [Calendar] William Higgins at wch@stateside.com

ILLINOIS

The Chicago City Council will meet October 27-31 to consider various aspects of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s (D) 2015 Executive Budget. [Agenda] William Higgins at wch@stateside.com

LOUISIANA

The Department of Revenue will meet October 27 to discuss proposed amendments to wind and solar energy tax credits and tax credit rules. David Owens at do@stateside.com

The Department of Natural Resources will meet October 27 to discuss proposed amendments to the limited use of exploration and production waste for hydraulic fracture stimulation operations. David Owens at do@stateside.com

The Transportation Funding Task Force will meet October 30 to hear testimony from stakeholders and discuss recommendations for transportation funding mechanisms. Sarah Hofmann at srh@stateside.com

MARYLAND

The Baltimore City Council will meet October 27 to discuss a resolution regarding an informational hearing on the nontherapeutic use of antibiotics on livestock. [Agenda] William Higgins at wch@stateside.com

The Alcohol Beverages Article Review Committee will meet October 30 to review drafts regarding wholesaler licenses, beer licenses, multiple licensing plans and unlicensed establishments. Ali Legros at all@stateside.com

MASSACHUSETTS

The Department of Environmental Protection will meet October 27 to discuss draft regulations regarding clean energy standards. Becky Lukaesko at bml@stateside.com

MICHIGAN

The Detroit City Council Immigration Task Force will meet October 28 for a monthly meeting. [Notice] William Higgins at wch@stateside.com

MINNESOTA

The Legislative Commission on Data Practices will meet October 28 to discuss health plan contract data. Stephen Hellier at sjh@stateside.com

The Public Utility Commission will meet October 30 to discuss proposed rules regarding cogeneration and small power production. Amy Goldlust at amg@stateside.com

MISSISSIPPI

The Study Committee on Entertainment Industry Incentives will meet October 30 to evaluate existing incentives for the film, television, music and video game industries as well as discuss expanding these incentives. Jonathan Curry at jtc@stateside.com

NEW HAMPSHIRE

The Commission to Study Regulatory Requirements for Pawnbrokers and Secondhand Dealers will meet October 28 to discuss the possibility of creating a state-wide tracking system for goods sold by pawnbrokers and secondhand dealers. Jonathan Curry at jtc@stateside.com

The Committee to Review and Consider Alcoholic Beverage Manufacturing Process and Retail Sales at Manufacturing Facilities will meet October 30 to discuss various issues pertaining to the alcohol industry. Ali Legros at all@stateside.com

NEW JERSEY

The Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee will meet October 27 to discuss S.B. 947, regarding releasing bid lists prior to the bid date in local contracts. Stephen Hellier at sjh@stateside.com

The Senate Transportation Committee will meet October 27 to discuss A.B. 734, regarding autonomous vehicles. Mike McNamee at mjm@stateside.com

The Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee will meet October 27 to discuss S.B. 2372, which requires the Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services to prepare an annual substance abuse treatment provider performance report. Jeremy Haines at jnh@stateside.com

The Assembly Labor Committee will meet October 27 to discuss A.B. 2354, which requires employers to provide earned sick leave to employees in the state. Jeremy Haines at jnh@stateside.com

NEW MEXICO

The Public School Capital Outlay Oversight Task Force will meet October 27 to discuss the public school capital outlay funding formula and discuss potential legislation for the upcoming session. Andrew Ausel at ata@stateside.com

The Science, Technology and Telecommunications Committee will meet October 27-28 to receive testimony on telecommunications competition. Andrew Ausel at ata@stateside.com

The Science, Technology and Telecommunications Committee will meet October 27-28 to discuss electric grid stability. Tyler Jones at tdj@stateside.com

NEW YORK

The New York City Council Committee on Small Business will meet with the Committee on Consumer Affairs October 29 to discuss earned sick time implementation and business education. [Agenda] William Higgins at wch@stateside.com

NORTH CAROLINA

The Mining and Energy Commission will meet October 30 to discuss rulemaking regarding hydraulic fracturing. Carter Alleman at ca@stateside.com

NORTH DAKOTA

The Employee Benefits Programs Committee will meet October 29 for an interim hearing to discuss the Public Employees Retirement System. Mike McNamee at mjm@stateside.com

The Legislative Management Information Technology Committee will meet October 30 to discuss Higher Education Technology Activities including security breach policies, record retention and email accounts. Stephen Hellier at sjh@stateside.com

PENNSYLVANIA

The Senate Game and Fisheries Committee will hold a public hearing October 27 to hear a presentation regarding plastic microbeads. Bob Maurice at rem@stateside.com

SOUTH CAROLINA

The Transportation Infrastructure and Management Ad-Hoc Committee will meet October 30 to discuss transportation infrastructure improvements. Andrew Ausel at ata@stateside.com

UTAH

The Department of Commerce, Occupational and Professional Licensing will meet October 28 to discuss proposed amendments to the Security Personnel Licensing Act. Maia Falconi-Sachs at mfs@stateside.com

The Education Task Force will meet October 29 to discuss the Smart School Technology Programs Evaluation, the Education Modernization Initiative and parent observations relating to the direction of education. Stephen Hellier at sjh@stateside.com

The Quality Air Board will hold a public hearing October 31 to discuss proposed amendments regarding control measures for area and point sources and State Implementation Plan compliance with the Clean Air Act for fine particular matter. Maia Falconi-Sachs at mfs@stateside.com

VERMONT

The Health Reform Oversight Committee will meet October 28 to discuss the health care exchange, a report on chronic conditions and Blueprint provider payments and the uninsured population. Meghan Pudeler at mlp@stateside.com

The Public Records Legislative Study Committee will hold a public hearing October 31 to discuss public records exemptions. Andrew Ausel at ata@stateside.com

WYOMING

The Select Committee on School Facilities will hold a public hearing October 29 to receive a School Facilities Department report and discuss the 2015 supplemental budget requests. Andrew Ausel at ata@stateside.com