This Week in the States

For the Week of December 10, 2018

5 state legislatures are meeting actively this week.

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Also meeting: DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA and GUAM.

Groups

The Western Governors' Association will hold its Winter Meeting December 11-13 in Kona Coast, Hawaii. Michael Behm at mjb@stateside.com

ARIZONA

The Department of Environmental Quality will hold a public hearing December 11 regarding proposed amendments to hazardous waste rules to incorporate new federal rules and make other changes. Becky Lukaesko at bml@stateside.com

CALIFORNIA

The Air Resources Board will hold a public hearing and accept comments until December 13 regarding the new Criteria and Toxics Emissions Reporting rule. Melissa Martin at mpf@stateside.com

FLORIDA

The Public Service Commission will hold a public meeting December 13 regarding supply-side solar generation. Becky Lukaesko at bml@stateside.com

GEORGIA

The Professional Standards Commission will hold a commission meeting December 13 regarding proposed rules concerning certification and educator preparation. Becky Lukaesko at bml@stateside.com

IOWA

The Board of Nursing will accept comments until December 11 regarding proposed amendments to rules addressing nursing education and standards of practice for controlled substances. Melissa Martin at mpf@stateside.com

NEVADA

The Commissioner of Insurance will hold a public hearing December 14 regarding drafted temporary amendments to rules concerning network plans. Becky Lukaesko at bml@stateside.com

NEW JERSEY

The Assembly Appropriations Committee will hold a public hearing December 10 regarding S.B. 679, which increases civil penalties for safety violations with respect to natural gas pipelines and distribution facilities and hazardous liquid underground pipeline and distribution facilities. Yujia Sun at ysn@stateside.com

The Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism and Historic Preservation Committee will hold a public hearing December 10 regarding S.B. 3042, which requires the state to procure a third party pharmacy benefits manager for the State Health Benefits Program and the School Employees' Health Benefits Program. Jermaine Collins at jac@stateside.com

The Department of Labor and Workforce will accept comments until December 14 regarding proposed new rules that require every employer to provide earned sick leave to each employee working for the employer in the State. Melissa Martin at mpf@stateside.com

OREGON

The House Interim Committee on Health Care will meet December 12 to receive a report and policy considerations on universal access to health care from the Universal Access to Care Work Group. Kyle Perigard at kpp@stateside.com

The Senate Interim Committee on Health Care will hold an informational meeting December 13 to receive updates on the Governor's recommended Medicaid budget, the Governor's Opioid Task Force's 2019 legislative priorities, the State prescription drug monitoring program and the Task Force on Fair Pricing of Prescription Drugs. Jermaine Collins at jac@stateside.com