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For the Week of April 14, 2014  

The following 21 state legislatures are meeting actively this week: ALASKA, ARIZONA, CONNECTICUT, COLORADO, HAWAII, ILLINOIS, IOWA, KENTUCKY, LOUISIANA, MAINE, MASSACHUSETTS, MICHIGAN, MISSOURI, NEBRASKA, NEW HAMPSHIRE, NEW JERSEY, OKLAHOMA, RHODE ISLAND, SOUTH CAROLINA, TENNESSEE, and VERMONT.

Also meeting:  DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, 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 Midwestern Region Meeting April 14-15 in Lawrence, Kansas. Connie Campanella at cc@stateside.com

The Conference of Western Attorneys General will hold its Colorado Energy Summit April 15-16 in Denver, Colorado. Steve Arthur at sca@stateside.com

CALIFORNIA

The State Water Resources Control Board will hold a public workshop April 17 to discuss the groundwater work plan and sustainable groundwater management. Melissa Martin at mpf@stateside.com

COLORADO

The Health, Insurance and Environment Committee will meet April 15 to discuss H.B. 1359, which requires health insurance carriers that provide prescription drug coverage to offer medication synchronization services. Meghan Pudeler at mlp@stateside.com

The House Finance Committee will meet April 16 to discuss S.B. 29, which establishes an Architectural Paint Stewardship Program. Christopher Mitton at ccm@stateside.com

DELAWARE

The General Assembly is scheduled to recess April 14. Michelle Carroll at mlc@stateside.com

ILLINOIS

The Chicago City Council Committee on Health and Environmental Protection is scheduled to meet April 15 to consider a measure prohibiting retail establishments from providing customers with plastic carryout bags. William Higgins at wch@stateside.com

IOWA

The Senate Ways and Means Subcommittee will meet April 15 to discuss S.S.B. 3217, which increases the sales and use tax in the state. Mike McNamee at mjm@stateside.com

KENTUCKY

The State Legislature is scheduled to reconvene April 14-15 to consider gubernatorial vetoes. Steven Gassenberger at smg@stateside.com

The State Legislature is scheduled to adjourn sine die April 15. Steven Gassenberger at smg@stateside.com

LOUISIANA

The House Appropriations Committee will meet April 15 to consider several measures which pertain to government procurement of services and material. Steven Gassenberger at smg@stateside.com

MAINE

The State Legislature is scheduled to adjourn April 16. Steven Gassenberger at smg@stateside.com

MICHIGAN

The House Natural Resources Committee will meet April 17 to discuss H.B. 5400, H.B. 5401 and H.B. 5402, which address low-hazard industrial waste, the beneficial by-products which may be created from the waste and environmental protection. Christopher Mitton at ccm@stateside.com

MISSOURI

The House Health Insurance Committee will hold a hearing April 15 to discuss H.B. 2243, which prohibits hospitals, health facilities and health professionals from owning, operating or having a financial interest in health insurance entities. Mark Japinga at maj@stateside.com

The Division of Fire Safety, Elevator Safety Unit will meet April 16 to discuss possible rule amendments to the state’s elevator code. Carter Alleman at ca@stateside.com

NEBRASKA

The State Legislature is scheduled to adjourn sine die April 17. Melissa Luke at mal@stateside.com

NEW HAMPSHIRE

The House Judiciary Committee will meet April 16 to discuss S.B. 303, which prohibits bad faith assertions of patent infringement. Melissa Luke at mal@stateside.com

The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee will meet April 16 to discuss H.B. 1570 which addresses the establishment of a paint stewardship program and H.B. 1600, which addresses the expansion of net metering within the state. Christopher Mitton at ccm@stateside.com

NORTH DAKOTA

The Board of Pharmacy will meet April 17 to discuss proposed amendments to rules concerning pharmacies and wholesalers. The amendments will require the inspection or accreditation of out-of-state pharmacies and list license fees adopted during the 2013 legislative session. Becky Lukaesko at bml@stateside.com

OREGON

The Board of Medical Imaging will meet April 18 to discuss a proposed rule that would require a credential in computed tomography (CT) for radiographers, radiation therapists and nuclear medicine technologists in order to practice diagnostic CT. Amy Goldlust at amg@stateside.com

TEXAS

The Austin City Council will meet April 17 to consider a resolution establishing the City’s goal to provide an $11 per hour minimum wage for all city employees. William Higgins at wch@stateside.com

WASHINGTON

The Seattle City Council is scheduled to meet April 14 to consider an ordinance updating and modifying the City’s procurement process. William Higgins at wch@stateside.com

The Department of Health will accept comments through April 15 regarding draft rules to the continuing education requirements for respiratory therapists. The rules will add additional acceptable coursework and acceptable certification courses to be used for continuing education. David Owens at do@stateside.com

  

 

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