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For the Week of December 5, 2016 

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

Also meeting: DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA and PUERTO RICO.

Groups

The Republican State Leadership Committee will hold its Annual Retreat December 4-6 in Newport Beach, California. Michael Behm at mjb@stateside.com

The National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators will hold its National Summit of Hispanic State Legislators December 6-9 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Meghan Holihan at msh@stateside.com

The National Conference of State Legislatures will hold its Capitol Forum December 6-9 in Washington, D.C. Michael Behm at mjb@stateside.com

The National Association of Counties will hold its RAC Symposium December 7-8 in Tallahassee, Florida. Michael Behm at mjb@stateside.com

The Democratic Attorneys General Association will hold its Holiday Party December 8 in Washington, D.C. Steve Arthur at sca@stateside.com

The Council of State Governments will hold its National Conference December 8-11 in Williamsburg, Virginia. Stephanie Reich at sr@stateside.com

The National Association of Insurance Commissioners will hold its Fall Meeting December 10-13 in Miami, Florida. Robert Holden at rah@stateside.com

ALABAMA

The Medicaid Agency will accept comments until December 5 regarding proposed amendments to a rule concerning service delivery network requirements. Becky Lukaesko at bml@stateside.com

CONNECTICUT

The Diabetes Advisory Council will meet December 9 to continue working on the progress report due to the General Assembly’s Public Health Committee by January 1, 2017. The report will contain findings and recommendations regarding identify individuals at risk of and with diabetes as well as the status of health care organizations reporting on clinical quality measures related to diabetes control. Lara Beecher at lb@stateside.com

FLORIDA

The Department of Environmental Protection will meet December 7 and December 9 to discuss rules concerning consumptive uses of water. Becky Lukaesko at bml@stateside.com

MASSASCHUSETTS

The Board of Physician Assistant Examiners will accept comments until December 6 regarding proposed amendments to regulations regarding physician assistant licensure and education, including scope of practice standards and allowed procedures. Melissa Martin at mpf@stateside.com

MINNESOTA

The Legislative Health Care Workforce Commission will meet December 6 to finalize the priorities for the final report due December 31 regarding the health care workforce and primary care workforce. In addition, the Commission will discuss workforce issues surrounding palliative care. Lara Beecher at lb@stateside.com

The Department of Commerce will accept comments until December 8 regarding drafted amendments to rules governing the Made in Minnesota Solar Incentive Program. Chris Johnson at cj@stateside.com

MONTANA

The Department of Labor and Industry will accept comments until December 9 regarding proposed amendments to rules concerning prevailing wage rates to adopt updated rates and make other changes. Becky Lukaesko at bml@stateside.com

NEW JERSEY

The Senate Labor Committee will hold a public hearing December 5 regarding A.B. 2517, which grants preference to employers who focus on the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields to provide greater access to workforce development funds. Michael Dole at mid@stateside.com

TENNESSEE

The Department of Commerce and Insurance will hold a public hearing December 7 regarding proposed amendments to rules concerning definitions, administration and registration to address branch offices and investment adviser representative registration. Becky Lukaesko at bml@stateside.com

VIRGINIA

The Board of Agriculture and Consumer Services will hold a public hearing December 8 regarding a proposed rule regarding regulations governing the licensing of pesticide businesses operating under authority of the Virginia Pesticide Control Act. Melissa Martin at mpf@stateside.com

WASHINGTON

The Office of the Insurance Commissioner will hold a public hearing December 6 regarding proposed amendments requiring insurers to develop processes through which enrollees are given access to prescription drugs not covered by their health insurance plans. Chris Johnson at cj@stateside.com