This Week in the States

For the Week of August 5, 2019

5 state legislatures are actively meeting this week. View our legislative session calendar here. 

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

STATE AND LOCAL HIGHLIGHTS

CALIFORNIA

The Senate Committee on Appropriations will hold a public hearing August 12 regarding AB 1080, which creates the State Circular Economy and Plastic Pollution Reduction Act, creates waste reduction goals and charges the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery with developing criteria to meet those goals. Contact Constantine Costidis

The Senate Committee on Appropriations will hold a public hearing August 12 regarding AB 296, which establishes the Climate Innovation Grant Program to be administered by the Strategic Growth Council or another entity identified by the council that it determines to have the appropriate skills necessary to successfully implement this program. Contact Steven Fearnow

FLORIDA

The Agency for Health Care Administration will hold a public hearing and accept comments until August 14 regarding a proposed rule concerning the Medicaid provider enrollment policy. Contact Becky Lukaesko

MISSISSIPPI

The Division of Medicaid will accept comments until August 16 regarding proposed amendments to a rule revising prescription drug limits. Contact Becky Lukaesko

NEW YORK

The Department of Health will accept comments until August 18 regarding proposed amendments to its rules addressing training, qualifications and continuing education requirements for RNs in emergency department settings. Contact Nick Colombo

PENNSYLVANIA

The Allentown City Council Environmental Advisory Council will meet August 12 to consider an agenda item pertaining to single use plastics. Contact Stephanie Rojo

The House Transportation Committee will hold a public hearing August 13 regarding HB 317, which authorizes a state or local law enforcement agency to only use an automated license plate reader system for legitimate law enforcement purposes, conducting criminal investigation or ensuring compliance with federal, state and local laws. Contact TaHa Hussain

GROUPS AND EVENTS

The American Legislative Exchange Council will hold its Annual Meeting August 14-16 in Austin, Texas. Contact Michael Behm

The National Association of Local Boards of Health will hold its Annual Conference August 14-16 in Denver, Colorado. Contact Kelsey Lovell