This Week in the States

For the Week of November 11, 2019

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

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

STATE AND LOCAL HIGHLIGHTS

CALIFORNIA

The Gambling Control Commission will accept comments until November 12 regarding proposed amendments to gambling rules. Contact Melissa Martin

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

The Health Committee will hold a public hearing November 13 regarding B 430, which authorizes licensed pharmacists to dispense interchangeable biological products and requires notifications to physicians when interchangeable biological products are dispensed. Contact Chris Miller

FLORIDA

The House Health Market Reform Subcommittee will hold a public hearing November 13 regarding HB 81, which changes Medicaid school-based services requirements and specifically removes a requirement that that state and local funds for school-based services must be used for children with specified disabilities who are eligible for both Medicaid and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, or the exceptional student education program or who have an individualized educational plan. Contact Michael Cooney

MARYLAND

The Prince George County Transportation, Infrastructure, Energy and Environment Committee will meet November 14 to hear updates from staff on the Polystyrene Ban. Contact John Musso

NEVADA

The Division of Environmental Protection will hold a public workshop November 13 regarding proposed updates to the hazardous waste generators rules by reference to federal rules. Contact Thomas Hitchcock

NEW HAMPSHIRE

The Concord City Council will meet November 12 to receive a report from the Solid Waste Advisory Committee in response to a referral on single-use plastics. Contact John Musso

The Department of Environmental Services will hold a public hearing November 15 regarding proposed readoption of rules relating to the Carbon Dioxide Budget Trading Program. Contact Chris Merrick

OHIO

The House Health Committee will hold a public hearing November 12 regarding SB 59, which requires the Board of Pharmacy to develop a program to educate all of the following about the authority of a pharmacist or pharmacy intern to dispense naloxone without a prescription. Contact Amelia Allert

The Department of Medicaid will hold a public hearing and accept comments until November 15 regarding proposed amendments updating the Medicaid managed care program rules. Contact Meghan Monahan

WISCONSIN

The Senate Government Operations, Technology and Consumer Protection Committee will hold a public hearing November 14 regarding SB 132, which prohibits a person from knowingly transmitting misleading or inaccurate caller ID information with the intent to defraud, cause harm or wrongfully obtain anything of value. Contact Ryan Reynolds

GROUPS AND EVENTS

The Republican Legislative Campaign Committee will hold its Club 100 Retreat November 11-13 in Seattle, Washington. Contact Kiley Smith

The Women In Government will hold its Annual State Directors/Biennial First Termers Conference and 10th Annual Healthcare and Technology Summit November 13-16 in Washington, DC. Contact Johnathan Lozier

The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners will hold its Annual Meeting November 17-20 in San Antonio, Texas. Contact Meghan Holihan