This Week in the States

For the Week of February 17, 2020

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

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States in Session

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

 

STATE AND LOCAL HIGHLIGHTS

CALIFORNIA

The Department of Resources, Recycling and Recovery will hold a public hearing and accept comments until February 19 regarding proposed stewardship program rules for covered drugs and sharps and the implementation of SB 212. Contact Melissa Martin

The deadline to introduce bills in the House and Senate is February 21. Contact Constantine Costidis

COLORADO

The Senate Health and Human Services Committee will hold a public hearing February 20 regarding SB 5, which outlines the restrictions in which a health care carrier has to comply with regarding coinsurance, copayment or deductible amounts. Contact Marie Divine

FLORIDA

The Department of Children and Family Services will accept comments until February 21 regarding proposed amendments to a rule and new rules concerning medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorders. Contact Becky Lukaesko

ILLINOIS

The House Human Services Committee will hold a public hearing February 19 regarding HB 3889, which creates electronic reporting requirements for Opioid Treatment programs that prescribe schedule II, III, IV, and V controlled substances for the treatment of opioid use disorder. Contact Brandon Bryan

KANSAS

The House Committee on Commerce, Labor and Economic Development will hold a public hearing February 20 regarding HB 2625, which preempts cities and counties from prohibiting or regulating paper or plastic carryout bags and other single-use plastic items. Contact Alice Brumfield

MARYLAND

The Senate Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee will hold a public hearing February 19 regarding SB 926, which requires the state to reduce statewide greenhouse gas emissions by 60% relative to 2006 levels by 2030, and requires the state to achieve net-zero statewide greenhouse gas emissions by 2045. Contact Robert Korn

NEW HAMPSHIRE

The House Environment and Agriculture Committee will hold a public hearing February 18 regarding HB 1702, which establishes a solid waste working group on solid waste management planning. Contact Constantine Costidis

NEW JERSEY

The Department of Labor and Workforce Development will hold a public hearing February 21 regarding proposed amendments to rules and proposed new rules concerning State minimum wage. Contact Ben Williams

NEW MEXICO

The Legislature is scheduled to adjourn sine die February 20. Contact CJ Rooks

VIRGINIA

The Richmond City Council Finance and Economic Development Standing Committee will meet February 20 to consider an ordinance concerning the licensing tax for technology businesses. Contact John Musso

WASHINGTON

The deadline for each chamber to pass bills originating in its chamber is February 19. Contact Stephanie Obieroma

WEST VIRGINIA

The deadline to introduce bills in the Senate is February 17. Contact Amelia Allert

GROUPS

There are no groups events to report.