This Week in the States

For the Week of November 28, 2022

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  • 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. 

2022 Legislative Meeting Plans

There are no new updates this week.

STATE AND LOCAL HIGHLIGHTS 

STATE AND LOCAL LEGISLATURES MEETING THIS WEEK:

Here are some state and local highlights taking place this week. View everything that's happening around all 50 states by visiting our website.

 

CALIFORNIA

The Berkley Environment and Climate Commission will meet on November 30 to discuss and take possible action regarding zoning changes to encourage electric vehicle charging and discourage gas stations. 

Contact: Stephanie Rojo

 

FLORIDA

The Miami Beach Public Safety and Neighborhood Quality of Life Committee will meet on November 30 to discuss an item regarding wrapping the City’s 5G poles to make them more aesthetically pleasing.

Contact: Stephanie Rojo

 

MASSACHUSETTS

The North Adams City Council and Planning Board will hold a joint public hearing on November 28 regarding an ordinance to amend Section 10, entitled “Special Regulations,” of Revised Ordinances of the City. The proposed ordinance would create short-term rental (STR) regulations by requiring all STRs to register with the city and adhere to annual inspections. Non-owner-occupied STRs would be required to hire a professional manager for the property. The ordinance outlines compliance requirements with the state building code and which parts of the code different types of units must meet, dependent on factors such as owner occupancy, building type, and size. 

Contact: Stephanie Rojo

 

The Boston City Council Committee on City Services and Innovation Technology and the Committee on Environmental Justice, Resiliency, and Parks will hold a public hearing on November 29 to discuss options for green stormwater infrastructure in the City. 

Contact: Stephanie Rojo

 

MICHIGAN

The Senate Health Policy and Human Services Committee will hold a hearing on November 29 regarding HB 5717. This measure updates the criminal procedure code to include crimes involving certain reproductive procedures.

Contact: Matthew Lidz

 

The Senate Health Policy and Human Services Committee will hold a hearing on November 29 regarding HB 6086. This measure amends requirements for education program sponsors as well as amending the required examination for paramedics to achieve licensure.

Contact: Matthew Lidz

 

The Senate Health Policy and Human Services Committee will hold a hearing on November 29 regarding HB 5716. This measure provides legal penalties for false representation in assisted reproduction by a person or health professional. 

Contact: Matthew Lidz

 

The Senate Health Policy and Human Services Committee will hold a hearing on November 29 regarding HB 5715. This measure authorizes copies of court orders to be conclusive as evidence for convictions or judgments for certain health professionals. 

Contact: Matthew Lidz

 

NEW YORK

The Assembly Higher Education Committee and the Assembly Mental Health Committee are scheduled to meet on November 30. The committees will discuss the mental health needs of students at institutions of higher education. The goal of the meeting is to examine the mental health needs of students at colleges and universities and the steps institutions are taking to respond to those needs. 

Contact: Erin Bailey

 

OHIO

The House Committee on Commerce and Labor will hold a hearing on November 29 regarding HB 69. This measure states every employer must pay each of the employer's employees at a wage rate of $10 beginning January 1, 2022, increasing by $1 each year until it reaches $14 starting January 1, 2026.

Contact: Carson Fort

 

The House Committee on Commerce and Labor will hold a hearing on November 29 regarding HB 396. This measure creates a fair paycheck workplace certificate for employers who have proven they have compensated female and male employees equally. 

Contact: Carson Fort

 

The House Agriculture and Conservation Committee will hold a hearing on November 29 regarding HB 669. This measure creates the Healthy Soils Task Force to develop a healthy soil program and report the findings to the Governor and legislative leaders.

Contact: Robert Korn

 

The Senate Energy and Public Utilities Committee will hold a hearing on November 29 regarding SB 307. This measure creates exemptions for electric vehicles in Ohio. 

Contact: Alex Aceto

 

The Senate Primary and Secondary Education Committee will hold hearings on November 29 and November 30 regarding SB 365. This measure requires the inclusion of free market capitalism instruction in the financial literacy and entrepreneurship curricula.

Contact: Erin Bailey

 

The Senate Workforce and Higher Education Committee will hold a hearing on November 30 regarding SB 509. This measure places additional educational requirements on optometrists, opticians, pharmacists, and psychologists.

Contact: Matthew Lidz

 

The House Family, Aging, and Human Services Committee will meet on December 1 regarding HB 496. This measure applies to the licensure and practice abilities of nurse-midwives, certified midwives, and certified professional midwives. 

Contact: Matthew Lidz

 

WASHINGTON

The House Health Care and Wellness Committee will meet on December 1. The committee will discuss mid-level dental provider training programs and practice, and pharmacy benefit manager impacts on prescription drug costs and regulatory developments. 

Contact: Max Karlin

 

The Senate Early Learning and K-12 Education Committee will meet on December 1 to discuss Educational Technology (EdTech) and game development/play in education.

Contact: Erin Bailey

 

The Senate Higher Education and Workforce Development Committee will meet on December 1 to give an overview of investments in state financial aid programs, discuss changes in the higher education workforce, and update on reproductive healthcare access on college campuses.

Contact: Erin Bailey

 

The House Labor and Workplace Standards Committee will hold a work session on December 2 to discuss voluntary quits and unemployment insurance and paid family medical leave.

Contact: Carson Fort

 

 

GROUPS

American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC)

State & Nation Policy Summit

November 29 - December 1

Washington, DC

Contact: Michael Behm

 

 

The Council of State Governments – Eastern Regional Conference (CSG-ERC)

Winter Executive Committee Meeting

December 2-3

Contact: Stephanie Reich

 

 

Democratic Governors Association (DGA)

Annual Meeting and Holiday Party

December 2-3

New Orleans, LA

 

National Association of Counties (NACo)

Fall Board of Directors Meeting and LUCC Symposium

November 30 - December 3

Will County, IL

Contact: Michael Behm

 

National Black Caucus of State Legislators (NBCSL)

Annual Legislative Conference

November 29 - December 3

Las Vegas, NV

Contact: Johnathan Lozier

 

National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators (NHCSL)

National Summit

November 29 - December 2

Las Vegas, NV

Contact: Johnathan Lozier

 

National Lieutenant Governors Association (NLGA)

Business Meeting

November 30 - December 2

Contact: Mark Anderson

 

NewDEAL

Annual Leaders Conference

November 30 - December 2

Washington, DC

Contact: Johnathan Lozier

 

Attorney General Alliance (AGA)

International Delegation

November 28 - December 2

San Deigo, CA

Contact: Johnathan Lozier

 

State Legislative Leaders Foundation (SLLF)

Board Meeting and Leadership Roundtable and Golden Jubilee

December 1-3

Fort Lauderdale, FL

Contact: Michael Behm

Contact: Johnathan Lozier