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Stateside® Weekly Roundup

Dusty Brighton met with a client and two candidates from separate states running for the office of Attorney General. Sarah Hunt arranged a client meeting with state legislative leadership. Mark Anderson strategized with a client about a proactive multiple-state legislative campaign for 2015. Robert Holden presented for a client association’s webinar regarding upcoming state health care trends. Steve Arthur provided advice to a client about working with the Governors’ associations. Josh Fisher developed collateral for an outreach effort with a state officials Group. Michael Behm and Heather Williams helped a client begin developing its local government engagement program.

For the Week of October 20, 2014

The following 4 state legislatures are meeting actively this week: MASSACHUSETTS, MICHIGAN, NEW JERSEY and PENNSYLVANIA.

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 National Association of Attorneys General will hold its Fall Consumer Protection Seminar October 20-22 in Providence, Rhode Island. Steve Arthur at sca@stateside.com

ARKANSAS

The Legislative Council and the Joint Legislative Budget Committee will meet October 21-23 to hear budget requests from state agencies. Sarah Hofmann at srh@stateside.com

CALIFORNIA

The Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee and the Health Committee will hold a joint hearing October 21 to discuss the Drug Medi-Cal Organized Delivery System Waiver Proposal. Shelby King at smk@stateside.com

The Air Resources Control Board will hold a public hearing October 23 to discuss amendment to the Zero Emission Rules. Melissa Martin at mpf@stateside.com

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

The Committee on Finance and Revenue will hold a public oversight hearing October 20 to discuss the District’s Chief Financial Officer’s plans for the City and to hear the Strategic Plan for the Office of the Chief Financial Officer. [Public Notice] William Higgins at wch@stateside.com

The Committee on Business, Consumer and Regulatory Affairs will hold a hearing October 22 to discuss B20-939 regarding procurement preferences for small business enterprises. Andrew Ausel at ata@stateside.com

FLORIDA

The Miami Beach City Commission will meet October 22 to consider a resolution supporting local regulation and enforcement of single-use plastic bags. [Agenda] William Higgins at wch@stateside.com

GEORGIA

The Department of Natural Resources will hold a public meeting October 22 to discuss rules concerning drought management and water use efficiency. Becky Lukaesko at bml@stateside.com

The Autonomous Vehicle Technology Study Committee will meet October 22 to hear testimony regarding the current status of autonomous vehicle infrastructure and advantages and future possibilities for autonomous infrastructure. Ali Legros at all@stateside.com

IDAHO

The Board of Education will hold a public hearing October 21 to discuss amendments to teacher certification rules. Maia Falconi-Sachs at mfs@stateside.com

The Board of Pharmacy will hold a public meeting October 22 to discuss proposed amendments regarding the rules relating to biosimilar substitution, drug quality security and outsourcing facilities. The Board will also discuss pharmacy standards and security requirements. Maia Falconi-Sachs at mfs@stateside.com

ILLINOIS

The Chicago City Council will meet October 20 to discuss Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s (D) budget. [Calendar] William Higgins at wch@stateside.com

INDIANA

The Commission on Business Personal Property and Business Taxation will meet October 23 to discuss utilization of tax increment financing to boost business development in localities. Jonathan Curry at jtc@stateside.com

IOWA

The Fiscal Committee will meet October 20 to receive updates on Medicaid. Shelby King at smk@stateside.com

The Utilities Board will hold a workshop October 21 to explore a draft distributed generation checklist, which is part of the Board’s overall examination of distributed generation in the state. Amy Goldlust at amg@stateside.com

KANSAS

The Joint Committee on State Building Construction will meet October 21 to review their five-year plan and tour several state owned buildings. Stephen Hellier at sjh@stateside.com

KENTUCKY

The Division of Public Health Protection and Safety will hold a public hearing October 21 to discuss proposed amendments to radiology. Carter Alleman at ca@stateside.com

LOUISIANA

The Multimodal Commerce Advisory Commission will meet October 24 to receive presentations from stakeholder groups. Sarah Hofmann at srh@stateside.com

MARYLAND

The College and Career-Ready Standards and Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers Implementation Review Workgroup will hold a meeting October 21 at the Howard County Board of Education in Ellicott City to determine if any new curriculum resources are needed in order to full implement the College and Career-Ready Standards. Steven Gassenberger at smg@stateside.com

MICHIGAN

The Board of Psychology will meet October 21 to address comments pertaining to proposed rules impacting program accreditation standards and continuing education requirements. Amy Goldlust at amg@stateside.com

The Senate Economic Development Committee will meet for a public hearing October 22 to discuss modifications to the Film and Digital Media Production Assistance Program. Jonathan Curry at jtc@stateside.com

The Senate Reforms, Restructuring and Reinventing Committee will meet October 22 to discuss H.B. 5390 and H.B. 5391, which stipulates that if an employer is ordered to pay any part of an employee’s debt, they can deduct that amount from the employee’s wage without written consent of the employee. Stephen Hellier at sjh@stateside.com

MINNESOTA

The Senate Education Committee will meet October 22 to meet the Teachers of the Year and discuss their perspectives on education. Stephen Hellier at sjh@stateside.com

MISSOURI

The House Appropriations – Health, Mental Health and Social Services Committee will meet October 20 to compare data from beneficiaries of Medicaid who receive benefits through fee-for-service arrangements and those who receive benefits through a managed care plan. Patrick Gallaher at phg@stateside.com

NEVADA

The Medical Care Advisory Committee will meet October 21 to receive updates regarding the Health Care Guidance Program and Applied Behavioral Analysis. Jeremy Haines at jnh@stateside.com

NEW HAMPSHIRE

The House Education Committee will hold an executive session October 21 to discuss H.B. 1496, regarding the objectivity and validity of student assessment materials and H.B. 1262, regarding student assessment data privacy. Melissa Luke at mal@stateside.com

The House Executive Departments and Administration Committee will hold an executive session October 21 to discuss S.B. 186, regarding the training of board officers of non-profit corporations. Melissa Luke at mal@stateside.com

The Environment and Agriculture Committee will hold an executive session October 21 to discuss interim study bills H.B. 1382, regarding the definition of “farm sand” and H.B. 1464, regarding the exemption from the Food and Drug Administration Safety Modernization Act of agricultural products produced, sold and consumed in the state. Ali Legros at all@stateside.com

The Committee to Study the Law Requiring All Exceptions to Prescription Drug Benefits Under the Managed Care Law to be Approved Within 48 hours will meet October 21 to examine the state law which requires prescription drug benefit exceptions to the managed care law to be approved within 48 hours. Patrick Gallaher at phg@stateside.com

The Public Works and Highways Committee will meet October 21 for an executive session to discuss revenue alternatives to the gas tax and make
recommendations for future legislation. Jonathan Curry at jtc@stateside.com

The Executive Departments and Administration Committee will meet October 21 for an executive session to discuss modifications to the retirement system and make recommendations for future legislation. Jonathan Curry at jtc@stateside.com

The Commerce and Consumer Affairs Committee will meet for an executive session October 23 to discuss limited partnerships between alcoholic beverage manufacturers and wholesale distributors and make recommendations for future legislation. Jonathan Curry at jtc@stateside.com

NEW JERSEY

The Assembly Military and Veterans’ Affairs Committee will meet October 22 to discuss the challenges faced by female veterans. Stephen Hellier at sjh@stateside.com

NEW MEXICO

The Legislative Health and Human Services Committee will meet October 20-22 to discuss mental and behavioral health programs and services available to Native Americans, a basic health program update and the Health Insurance Exchange. Meghan Pudeler at mlp@stateside.com

The Public Accountancy Board will hold a hearing October 21 to discuss proposed amendments to CPA continuing education requirements. Maia Falconi-Sachs at mfs@stateside.com

The Buildings Planning Commission will meet October 22 to receive testimony from executive agencies regarding capital outlay. Andrew Ausel at ata@stateside.com

The Massage Therapy Board will hold a hearing October 22 to discuss amendments to massage therapy school registration and continuing education requirements. Maia Falconi-Sachs at mfs@stateside.com

The Revenue Stabilization and Tax Policy Committee will meet October 23-24 to discuss changes to the Sustainable Building Tax Credit. Andrew Ricca at ajr@stateside.com

NORTH DAKOTA

The Workers’ Compensation Review Committee will meet October 21 to discuss a bill draft relating to posttraumatic stress disorder coverage for first responders. Stephen Hellier at sjh@stateside.com

OKLAHOMA

The House Higher Education Committee will meet October 22 to discuss student loan debt and the transition between K-12 education to Higher Education. Stephen Hellier at sjh@stateside.com

PENNSYLVANIA

The Philadelphia City Council Committee on Public Safety will hold a public hearing October 21 to discuss an ordinance to add hate crimes to the City Code Chapter entitled, “Regulation of Individual Conduct and Activity”. [Calendar] William Higgins at wch@stateside.com

SOUTH CAROLINA

The City of Rock Hill will hold a mayoral election October 21. William Higgins at wch@stateside.com

SOUTH DAKOTA

The Alcoholic Beverage Shipping and Distribution Study Interim Committee will meet October 20 to discuss draft legislation. Bob Maurice at rem@stateside.com

TENNESSEE

The Joint Government Operations Committee will meet October 22 to discuss expedited licensure for military applicants and their spouses, classifying students as in-state or out-of-state students and home inspector licensing. Stephen Hellier at sjh@stateside.com

TEXAS

The Senate Jurisprudence Committee will meet October 23 to discuss expunction of criminal records. Stephen Hellier at sjh@stateside.com

UTAH

The Air Quality Board will hold a public hearing October 20 to discuss proposed amendments to control measures for area and point sources. Maia Falconi-Sachs at mfs@stateside.com

The Interim Occupational and Professional Licensure Review Committee will meet October 21 to discuss modifications to the Architects Licensing Act and will explore less restrictive alternatives to licensing. Stephen Hellier at sjh@stateside.com

The Health Care Reform Task Force will meet October 23 to receive updates concerning Governor Gary R. Herbert’s (R) negotiations with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services regarding the Governor’s Healthy Utah proposal. The Task Force will also discuss alternative options for expanding health care coverage. Jeremy Haines at jnh@stateside.com

WASHINGTON

The Juvenile Sentencing Reform Task Force will meet October 21 to discuss legislative proposals relating to citizen recommendations to the Committee. Stephen Hellier at sjh@stateside.com

The Select Committee on Pension Policy will hold an interim meeting October 21 to discuss the issue of annuity purchases. Mike McNamee at mjm@stateside.com

The Coastal Marine Advisory Council will meet October 22 to discuss the scope of the environmental impact statement for the Pacific Coast marine special plan. David Owens at do@stateside.com

WEST VIRGINIA

The Government Organization Subcommittee C will meet October 20 to discuss H.C.R. 119 regarding a study of municipalities to provide a private-public financing option for commercial property owners. Sarah Hofmann at srh@stateside.com

The Joint Committee on Government Operations will meet October 21 to discuss the Regulatory Performance Review of the Consolidated Public Retirement Board. Sarah Hofmann at srh@stateside.com

WYOMING

The Interim Joint Education Committee will meet October 23 to discuss the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement as it pertains to licensing of post-secondary institutions providing distance education. Andrew Ausel at ata@stateside.com