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For the Week of April 25, 2016 

The following 23 state legislatures are meeting actively this week: ALABAMA, ALASKA, ARIZONA, ARKANSAS, CALIFORNIA, COLORADO, CONNECTICUT, HAWAII, IOWA, KANSAS, LOUISIANA, MASSACHUSETTS, MICHIGAN, MINNESOTA, MISSOURI, NEW HAMPSHIRE, NEW JERSEY, NORTH CAROLINA, OHIO, OKLAHOMA, RHODE ISLAND, SOUTH CAROLINA and VERMONT.

Also meeting: DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, GUAM and PUERTO RICO.

Groups

The Republican Attorneys General Association will hold its Senior Staff Policy Retreat April 27-28 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Steve Arthur at sca@stateside.com

The Association of State and Territorial Solid Waste Management Officials will hold its Mid-Year Meeting April 27-28 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Mark Anderson at mda@stateside.com

The Association of Air Pollution Control Agencies will hold its Spring Meeting April 28-29 in Columbia, South Carolina. Mark Anderson at mda@stateside.com

The Democratic Governors Association will hold its Western Policy Conference April 28-29 in Portland, Oregon. Mark Anderson at mda@stateside.com

ARKANSAS

The deadline to introduce bills in the House and Senate is April 27. Robert Lopez at rml@stateside.com

CALIFORNIA

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors will meet April 26 to consider an ordinance establishing a wage enforcement program. Stephanie Reich at sr@stateside.com

The Assembly Committee on Appropriations will hold a public hearing April 27 regarding A.B. 2345, which establishes the Commission on Health Care Cost Review to study and report on public policies affecting health care costs and access in the state. Arielle Woodmore at aw@stateside.com

The Assembly Committee on Appropriations will hold a public hearing April 27 regarding A.B. 2891, which concerns household hazardous waste collection, recycling and disposal programs. Arielle Woodmore at aw@stateside.com

COLORADO

The Board of Nursing will hold a public hearing April 26 regarding proposed amendments to rules concerning the approval of nursing education programs. Stefanie Frank at sf@stateside.com

The Health, Insurance and Environment Committee will hold a public hearing April 28 regarding H.B. 1435, which creates an employment-related public benefits enterprise for the purpose of improving the health of low-wage workers and permits the enterprise to impose an employment-related public benefits fee on each low-wage employer that employs 250 or more employees in the state. Robert Lopez at rml@stateside.com

The House Health, Insurance and Environment Committee will hold a public hearing April 28 regarding S.B. 135, which allows a health benefit plan to provide coverage for health care services provided by a pharmacist if the pharmacist meets specified requirements and allows a pharmacist to enter into a collaborative pharmacy practice agreement with one or more physicians under certain requirements. Zack Cairns at zc@stateside.com

CONNECTICUT

A special election will be held April 26 to fill the vacant House District 75 seat. Matthew Barusch at mrb@stateside.com

FLORIDA

The Board of Education will meet April 26-27 to discuss amendments to rules concerning specialization requirements. Becky Lukaesko at bl@stateside.com

The Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles will meet April 29 to discuss amendments to a rule concerning commercial driver’s license skills tests. Becky Lukaesko at bl@stateside.com

GEORGIA

A special runoff election will be held April 26 to fill the vacant House District 162 seat. Matthew Barusch at mrb@stateside.com

IDAHO

The Division of Building Safety will meet April 26 to discuss possible amendments to building safety rules. Chris Johnson at cj@stateside.com

KANSAS

The Legislature will reconvene for its veto session April 27. Arielle Woodmore at aw@stateside.com

LOUISIANA

The Department of Agriculture and Forestry will hold a public hearing April 25 regarding amendments to definitions and limits on the application of pesticides. Erika Duthely at ed@stateside.com

The House Committee on Ways and Means will hold a public hearing April 26 regarding H.B. 1060, which extends the sunset date of the Sales Tax Streamlining and Modernization Commission to June 30, 2018, if approved prior to June 30, 2017 by a two-thirds vote of the commission members, and directs the Commission to submit a report to the Legislature and the Governor prior to the convening of the 2017 legislative session. Arielle McAloon at am@stateside.com

MAINE

The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative will hold a stakeholder meeting April 29 to gather input regarding the states’ 2016 Program Review, including considerations for compliance under the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan. Chris Johnson at cj@stateside.com

MARYLAND

The City of Baltimore will hold a primary election April 26 for the office of the Mayor and all City Council seats. Stephanie Reich at sr@stateside.com

NEW HAMPSHIRE

The Senate Executive Departments and Administration Committee will hold an executive session April 26 regarding S.B. 396, which requires electrical devices sold in the state to be compatible with the National Electric Code and the state building code. Holly Yanai at hby@stateside.com

The House Commerce and Consumer Affairs Committee’s Insurance Subcommittee will hold a public hearing April 26 regarding S.B. 532, which requires carriers to provide either coverage for medically necessary substance abuse treatment without prior authorization for a certain period of time or a 24-hour hotline for assessment by a medical clinician or licensed alcohol and drug counselor. Isabella DeBono at idb@stateside.com

NORTH CAROLINA

The General Assembly will convene for the 2016 legislative session April 25. Isabella DeBono at idb@stateside.com

OHIO

The Board of Pharmacy will hold a public hearing April 25 regarding proposed amendments to controlled substance rules. Stefanie Frank at sf@stateside.com

The Senate Government Oversight and Reform Committee will hold a public hearing April 27 regarding S.B. 270, which concerns property sold to pawnbrokers. Raymond Durham at rd@stateside.com

OREGON

The Liquor Control Commission will hold a public hearing April 27 regarding amendments to rules concerning the direct shipment of malt beverages, wine and cider. Erika Duthely at ed@stateside.com

PENNSYLVANIA

A primary election will be held April 26 for the office of the Attorney General as well as all House seats and even-numbered Senate seats. In addition, a special election will be held to fill the vacant Senate District 9 seat. Holly Yanai at hby@stateside.com

RHODE ISLAND

The House Judiciary Committee will hold a public hearing April 26 regarding H.B. 7334, which establishes registration requirements and operational restrictions for unpiloted aerial vehicles, remotely piloted aircraft and unmanned aircraft systems and criminalizes the invasion of privacy by use of such aircraft. Jennifer Janson at jtj@stateside.com

WASHINGTON

The Department of Health will hold a public hearing April 28 regarding proposed amendments to its rules covering licensure of chemical dependency professionals. Chris Johnson at cj@stateside.com