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For the Week of May 23, 2016 

The following 18 state legislatures are meeting actively this week: ALASKA, ARKANSAS, CALIFORNIA, DELAWARE, ILLINOIS, LOUISIANA, MASSACHUSETTS, MICHIGAN, MINNESOTA, NEW JERSEY, NEW YORK, NORTH CAROLINA, OHIO, OKLAHOMA, PENNSYLVANIA, RHODE ISLAND, SOUTH CAROLINA and WEST VIRGINIA.

Also meeting: DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, GUAM, PUERTO RICO and UNITED STATES VIRGIN ISLANDS.

Groups

The Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee will hold its Annual Meeting May 22-23 in Newport, Rhode Island. Stephanie Reich at sr@stateside.com

The National Association of Attorneys General will hold its Spring Consumer Protection Meeting May 23-25 in Washington, D.C. Steve Arthur at sca@stateside.com

The Conference of Western Attorneys General will hold its Educational Debt Symposium May 24 in Portland, Oregon. Steve Arthur at sca@stateside.com

The National Association of Counties will hold its Western Interstate Region Conference May 25-27 in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Michael Behm at mjb@stateside.com

ALASKA

The Legislature will convene for a special session May 23. Robert Lopez at rml@stateside.com

ARIZONA

The Department of Health Services will hold a public hearing May 23 regarding proposed amendments to rules covering Medicare Part D prescription coverage subsidies. Chris Johnson at cj@stateside.com

CALIFORNIA

The Senate Committee on Appropriations will hold a public hearing May 23 regarding S.B. 1039, which requires the content of a continuing education course to be based on generally accepted scientific principles and authorizes the Board of Registered Nursing to audit continuing education providers, at least once every five years, to ensure adherence to regulatory requirements and to withhold or rescind approval from any provider that is in violation of regulatory requirements. Arielle Woodmore at aw@stateside.com

The Senate Committee on Appropriations will hold a public hearing May 23 regarding S.B. 1365, which requires an entity that operates or controls a hospital and also operates, controls or leases real property for use as an outpatient treatment setting to ensure that the outpatient facility does not charge a fee to or impose costs on a patient or other payer for inpatient care or hospital care. Arielle Woodmore at aw@stateside.com

The Department of Toxic Substances Control will hold a public hearing May 27 regarding proposed amendments to rules impacting hazardous waste and vehicle brake friction materials. Melissa Martin at mpf@stateside.com

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

The City Council Committee on Transportation and Environment will hold a public hearing May 23 regarding B21-412, which requires the Renewable Energy Development Fund to be used solely for the purpose of making loans, grants, rebates and other financial incentives to households earning less than the District of Columbia metropolitan area median income to support the creation of new solar energy sources and improvements in residential energy efficiency in the District. Jennifer Janson at jtj@stateside.com

The City Council Committee on Business, Consumer, and Regulatory Affairs will hold a public hearing May 26 regarding B21-712, which increases gradually the minimum wage to $15 per hour by July 1, 2020 and thereafter provides for annual increases in proportion to the annual average increase in the CPI-U. Additionally, it increases gradually the tipped minimum wage to $7.50 per hour by July 1, 2022, requires employees receiving the tipped minimum wage to receive 50% of the minimum wage beginning July 1, 2023 and requires employers of said employees to submit quarterly wage reports certifying that each employee earned at least the amount per hour set forth. Tyler Jones at tdj@stateside.com

FLORIDA

The Agency for Health Care Administration will hold a public hearing May 26 regarding proposed amendments to a rule concerning the payment methodology for inpatient hospital services. Becky Lukaesko at bl@stateside.com

GEORGIA

A primary election will be held May 24 for all House and Senate seats. Allison Rollins at sar@stateside.com

The Department of Natural Resources will hold a board meeting May 24 to consider adopting proposed amendments to rules concerning hazardous waste management. Erika Duthely at ed@stateside.com

ILLINOIS

The House Health Care Licenses Committee will hold a public hearing May 24 regarding S.B. 3336, which requires pharmacies to establish and maintain a quality assurance program designed to prevent dispensing errors as well as a process designed to detect and identify dispensing errors. Additionally, it requires pharmacies to commence an investigation into any detected dispensing errors within two days of the date the dispensing error is discovered and requires a quality assurance review to be performed if the investigation indicates the dispensing error is attributable to the pharmacy or its personnel. Zack Cairns at zc@stateside.com

The Senate Education Committee will hold a public hearing May 24 regarding H.B. 810, which creates prohibitions regarding the use of student data vendors receive from a school board or the State Board of Education. Vytas Aukstuolis at vta@stateside.com

KENTUCKY

The Department of Vehicle Regulation will hold a public hearing May 27 regarding re-proposed amendments governing ignition interlock requirements. Stefanie Frank at sf@stateside.com

LOUISIANA

The Board of Pharmacy will hold a public hearing May 25 regarding proposed amendments to rules governing the prescribing of controlled substances. Erika Duthely at ed@stateside.com

The Board of Pharmacy will hold a public hearing May 25 regarding proposed amendments to rules governing the supervision of a non-resident pharmacist. Erika Duthely at ed@stateside.com

MINNESOTA

The Legislature is set to adjourn sine die May 23. Raymond Durham at rd@stateside.com

NORTH CAROLINA

The Department of Environmental Quality will hold a public hearing May 25 regarding proposed amendments to rules concerning volatile organic compounds and the repeal of a rule governing heavy-duty vehicle idling restrictions. Stefanie Frank at sf@stateside.com

OHIO

The Bureau of Workers’ Compensation will hold a board meeting May 26 to consider a draft rule governing opioid prescribing reimbursement for specified claims. Stefanie Frank at sf@stateside.com

OKLAHOMA

The Legislature is set to adjourn sine die May 27. Raymond Durham at rd@stateside.com

OREGON

The Legislature will meet May 23-25 to hold its Legislative Days, which permits Committees to hold informational hearings on topics that could lead to legislation in upcoming sessions, receive updates on implementations of past legislation and receive reports from state agencies and Task Forces. Zack Cairns at zc@stateside.com

The Department of Agriculture will hold a public hearing May 24 regarding proposed amendments to aerial pesticide application licensing certification. Erika Duthely at ed@stateside.com

TEXAS

A primary runoff election will be held May 24 to determine the party nominees for House and Senate races where no candidate received more than 50% of the votes cast in the March 1 primary election. Raymond Durham at rd@stateside.com

VERMONT

The Department of Ecology will hold a public hearing May 23 regarding proposed rules covering crude oil pipeline and railway transportation safety. Chris Johnson at cj@stateside.com

WASHINGTON

The Department of Social and Health Services will hold a public hearing May 24 regarding proposed amendments to rules concerning the administration of behavioral health and services integration. Chris Johnson at cj@stateside.com