This Week in the States

For the Week of February 18, 2019

42 state legislatures are actively meeting this week.

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TW States Map

Also meeting: DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA.

STATE AND LOCAL HIGHLIGHTS

ALASKA

The deadline to introduce bills in the House and Senate is February 19. Contact Yujia Sun

ARIZONA

The Corporation Commission will hold a stakeholder meeting February 22 to begin a review of the renewable energy standard and tariff rules, net metering rules, forest bioenergy and energy portfolio standard rules. Contact Becky Lukaesko

CALIFORNIA

The deadline to introduce bills in the House and Senate is February 22. Contact Kyle Perigard

COLORADO

The Senate Health and Human Services Committee will hold a public hearing February 21 regarding SB 4, which authorizes the state personnel director to explore the feasibility of offering and, if feasible, develop and implement a one-year pilot program to provide access to individuals in a targeted geographic area to participate in the group medical benefit plans offered to state employees. Contact Jermaine Collins

CONNECTICUT

The Joint Committee on Energy and Technology will hold a public hearing February 21 regarding HB 5002, which creates new programs and provides additional funding for such new and other existing programs concerning energy efficiency, the deployment of renewable energy resources, sustainability initiatives and resiliency, including resiliency of the electric grid in the state and coastal protection. Contact Robert Korn

FLORIDA

The Office of Insurance Regulation will hold a public hearing February 20 regarding proposed new rules concerning pharmacy benefit managers. Contact Becky Lukaesko

KENTUCKY

The deadline to introduce bills in the House is February 19. Contact Zach Sizemore

MAINE

The Joint Committee on Energy Utilities and Technology will hold a public hearing February 19 regarding LD 614, which states that beginning July 1, 2020, allows a person who purchases or leases an eligible battery electric vehicle to apply for and, as resources allow, receive a direct rebate of $2,500 if the person meets certain eligibility criteria. Contact Alex Bossert

TENNESSEE

The Senate Government Operations Committee will hold a public hearing February 20 regarding SB 135, which extends the termination date of the Air Pollution Control Board. Contact Robert Korn

GROUPS

The National Governors Association will hold its Winter Meeting February 22-25 in Washington, DC. Contact Jake Bookwalter

The Republican Governors Association will hold its Winter Meeting February 22-25 in Washington, DC. Contact Steve Arthur