This Week in the States

For the Week of October 7, 2019

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

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Also meeting: DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA and PUERTO RICO.

STATE AND LOCAL HIGHLIGHTS

CALIFORNIA

The Calabasas City Council Environmental Commission will meet October 7 to review a draft ordinance regulating the use of plastic carryout bags and recyclable paper bags and promoting the use of reusable bags in retail service establishments. Contact John Musso

COLORADO

The Breckenridge City Council will meet October 8 to consider a Disposable Bag Ordinance. Contact John Musso

LOUISIANA

The Department of Labor, Workers' Compensation Commission will accept comments until October 10 regarding proposed amendments updating the workers' compensation paid medical treatment guidelines, specifically the opioid prescribing guidelines. Contact Meghan Monahan

MASSACHUSETTS

The Joint Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure will hold a public hearing October 7 regarding HB 350, which prohibits an operator of a website, online service, online application or mobile application directed to children, or an operator having actual knowledge that personal information being collected is from a child, from using, disclosing to third parties or compiling personal information for targeted marketing purposes without verifiable parental consent and the consent of the minor. Contact Ryan Reynolds

MONTANA

The Department of Environmental Quality will hold a public hearing October 10 regarding proposed rules establishing requirements for the management of technologically enhanced naturally occurring radioactive material. Contact Kent Keller

OHIO

The Department of Medicaid will hold a public hearing and accept comments until October 10 regarding proposed amendments to the Medicaid reimbursement rules impacting nursing facilities. Contact Meghan Monahan

WISCONSIN

The Senate Committee on Health and Human Services will hold a public hearing October 9 regarding SB 380, which requires the Department of Health Services to provide reimbursement under the Medical Assistance program for any benefit that is covered under the Medical Assistance program, delivered by a certified Medical Assistance program, and provided through interactive telehealth. Contact Amelia Allert

GROUPS AND EVENTS

The National Association of State Chief Information Officers will hold its Annual Conference October 13-16 in Nashville, Tennessee. Contact Meghan Holihan