This Week in the States

For the Week of JANUARY 24, 2022

View our legislative session calendar here.     

  • In session or committee meetings: Blue
  • Upcoming or in special session: Red
  • Adjourned or in recess: Grey

Also meeting: PUERTO RICO, GUAM, NORTH MARIANA ISLANDS and UNITED STATES VIRGIN ISLANDS. 

 

STATE AND LOCAL HIGHLIGHTS 

STATE LEGISLATURES MEETING THIS WEEK:

ARIZONA

The House Transportation Committee will meet on January 26 regarding AZ HB 2014. This measure provides that an individual may not interfere with safety features of autonomous vehicles. This measure provides definitions for several terms including automated driving system. 

Contact: Alex Aceto

On January 25, 2022, the Tucson Mayor and Council will consider a revision to the living wage ordinance.

Contact: Stephanie Rojo

CALIFORNIA

On January 26 the Long Beach Technology and Innovation Commission will review and approve the draft Data Privacy Guidelines Implementation Plan recommendation and priorities.

Contact: Stephanie Rojo

FLORIDA

The Senate Agriculture, Environment, and General Government Appropriations Subcommittee will meet on January 26 regarding FL SB 486. This measure allows money transmitters to accept virtual currency as part of Florida's financial technology regulatory sandbox program. 

Contact: Mark Salters

The Senate Health Policy Committee will meet on January 26 regarding FL SB 768. This measure would amend the licensing criteria for psychologists and clinical social workers.

Contact: Matthew Lidz

On January 28 the Walton County Tourist Development Council will hold a workshop to discuss short-term rental regulatory options.

Contact: Stephanie Rojo

INDIANA

The Senate Commerce and Technology Committee will meet on January 27 regarding IN SB 358. This measure grants consumers rights over their personal information.

Contact: Ryan Reynolds

MASSACHUSETTS

The Joint Revenue Committee will meet on January 28 regarding MA HB 4178. This measure would establish the Municipal Broadband Development Fund and enacts provisions relating to net neutrality. 

Contact: Robert Korn

NEW YORK

The Joint Legislative Hearing Schedule on the Fiscal Year (FY) 2022-23 Executive Budget Proposal will take place from January 25 to February 16.

Contact: Jordan Rodell

OHIO

On January 24 the Beavercreek City Council will consider a resolution to proceed with placing a 1% Municipal Income Tax on the May 3, 2022 ballot.

Contact: Stephanie Rojo

RHODE ISLAND

The House Environment and Natural Resources Committee will meet on January 27 regarding RI HB 7064. This measure prohibits the sale of miniature alcoholic beverage containers. This committee will also hold a hearing on January 27 regarding RI HB 7063. This measure bans specific single-use plastics for food and beverages.  

Contact: Elizabeth Sila

SOUTH CAROLINA

The House Education and Public Works Committee will meet on January 26 regarding SC HB 4799. This measure prohibits schools and political subdivisions from requiring, using, or adhering to the critical race theory. 

Contact: Trevor Guthrie

WASHINGTON

On January 27 the Blaine Planning Commission will consider Zoning Text amendments regarding wireless communication facilities.

Contact: Stephanie Rojo

WASHINGTON, D.C.

On January 25 the Washington, D.C. Committee on Transportation and the Environment will hold a public hearing on the Climate Commitment Act of 2021 and the Clean Energy DC Building Code Amendment Act of 2021.

Contact: Stephanie Rojo

 

GROUPS

Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee (DLCC)

Virtual Legislative Leaders Series Event - Massachusetts Representative David Linskey

January 25

Contact: Johnathan Lozier

Republican Secretaries of State Committee (RSSC)

Winter Meeting 

Washington, D.C.

January 27, 2022

Contact: Kiley Smith

National Governors Association (NGA)

Winter Meeting

Washington, D.C.

January 28 - January 31

Contact: Johnathan Lozier

Democratic Governors Association (DGA)

Winter Meeting

January 28 - January 29

Contact: Johnathan Lozier

Republican Governors Association (RGA)

Winter Meeting

Washington, D.C.

January 28, 2022

Contact: Kiley Smith