This Week in the States

For the Week of August 10, 2020

8 state legislatures are actively meeting this week, including 3 states holding special sessions. 2 state legislature has suspended session due to COVID-19. View our legislative session calendar here.

States in Session

 

Also meeting: GUAM and UNITED STATES VIRGIN ISLANDS.

 

STATE AND LOCAL HIGHLIGHTS

CALIFORNIA

The Assembly Business and Professions Committee will hold a public hearing August 10 regarding SB 1474, which amends multiple sections of the Business and Professions Code and the Education code to change medical licensure requirements. Contact Brittany Hallak

COLORADO

The Colorado Springs City Council will meet August 11 discuss an ordinance creating Article 15 - Single Use Plastic Bag Fees of Chapter 6 - Neighborhood Vitality/Community Health of the Code of the City, as amended, pertaining to the imposition and collection of a ten cent fee on single use plastic bags and providing for penalties and remedies for the violation thereof. Contact Cecilia Perez

FLORIDA

The Department of Health will hold a rule development workshop August 14 regarding amendments to rules concerning the management of biomedical waste. Contact Becky Lukaesko

HAWAII

The Honolulu City Council will meet August 12 to discuss a bill urging the State Department of Health to institute policies and procedures to ensure compliance with COVID-19 health and safety regulations at food establishments. Contact Cecilia Perez

INDIANA

The Family and Social Services Administration will hold a public hearing and accept comments until August 13 regarding proposed rule amendments which would update the eligibility requirements for Medicaid members. Contact Meghan Monahan

LOUISIANA

The Department of Agriculture and Forestry will accept comments until August 10 regarding a proposed new rule that establishes requirements for labeling food products and prohibiting the misleading and false labeling of such products, including agricultural, beef, pork, poultry and rice products. Contact Thomas Hitchcock

MISSOURI

The Department of Commerce and insurance will hold a public hearing and accept comments until August 14 regarding proposed amendments to the rules which govern drug utilization review agent certification. Contact Meghan Monahan

MONTANA

The Department of Agriculture will hold a public hearing August 13 regarding proposed new rules governing the State Hemp Research and Market Development Program. Contact Vijnata Trivedi

WEST VIRGINIA

The Department of Agriculture will accept comments until August 13 regarding proposed amendments to its rules, implementing requirements for inspection of meat, and establishes requirements which equal those imposed by Federal Meat Inspection provisions. Contact Amy Cole

GROUPS

The National Association of State Budget Officers will hold its Virtual Annual Meeting August 4-12. Contact Meghan Holihan