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For the Week of August 22, 2016 

The following 2 state legislatures are meeting actively this week: ALABAMA and CALIFORNIA.

Also meeting: GUAM and UNITED STATES VIRGIN ISLANDS.

Groups

The State Legislative Leaders Foundation will hold its National Speakers Conference August 24-27 in Burlington, Vermont. Michael Behm at mjb@stateside.com

The National Association of Insurance Commissioners will hold its Summer Meeting August 26-29 in San Diego, California. Robert Holden at rah@stateside.com

FLORIDA

The Board of Medicine will accept comments until August 24 regarding proposed amendments to rules concerning licensure. Becky Lukaesko at bml@stateside.com

NEVADA

The Legislative Committee on Health Care will meet August 24 to discuss recommendations to propose legislation, receive an update on the Nevada Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Summit and receive a presentation concerning the cost of prescription drugs. Zack Cairns at zc@stateside.com

NEW MEXICO

The Science, Technology and Telecommunications Committee will meet August 22-23 to discuss and receive presentations regarding electric cooperative broadband development, projects within the Department of Information Technology, public-private partnerships for infrastructure development, policy issues for remote piloted aircraft, Education Networks of America and the state’s business climate for technology enterprise. Jennifer Janson at jtj@stateside.com

The Legislative Health and Human Services Committee will meet August 23 to receive an analysis of the proposal to increase the liquor excise tax. Tyler Jones at tdj@stateside.com

OHIO

The Board of Pharmacy will hold a public hearing August 23 regarding proposed amendments to wholesaler and health IT rules governing the required security and prescription order forms and virtual wholesaler requirements. Stefanie Frank at sf@stateside.com

The Environmental Protection Agency will accept comments until August 26 regarding drafted amendments to sulfur dioxide rules. Stefanie Frank at sf@stateside.com

OKLAHOMA

A primary runoff election will be held August 23 for House and Senate seats where no candidate received more than 50% of votes cast in the primary election. Allison Rollins at sar@stateside.com

VERMONT

The Agency of Natural Resources will hold public hearings August 22 and 24 regarding proposed amendments to state water quality standards. Chris Johnson at cj@stateside.com

WASHINGTON

The Department of Ecology will meet August 25 to discuss draft language for amendments to rules concerning hazardous waste fees. Chris Johnson at cj@stateside.com

WISCONSIN

The Department of Natural Resources will hold a public hearing August 25 regarding proposed amendments to air pollution control rules. Becky Lukaesko at bml@stateside.com

WYOMING

The Joint Labor, Health and Social Services Interim Committee will hold a public hearing August 25-26 to discuss a variety of topics, including the EMS Licensure Compact. Tyler Jones at tdj@stateside.com