This Week in the States

For the Week of October 15, 2018

5 state legislatures are meeting actively this week.

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Also meeting: DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA.

Groups

The National Association of State Chief Information Officers will hold its Annual Conference October 21-24 in San Diego, California. Meghan Holihan at msh@stateside.com

CALIFORNIA

The Del Mar City Council will meet October 15 to consider introduction of an ordinance to ban polystyrene and restrict the distribution of straws per request only. Peter Finn at pf@stateside.com

The Santa Barbara City Council will meet October 16 to consider adopting an ordinance restricting the use of plastic beverage straws and plastic stirrers, and the distribution of plastic cutlery within the City. Peter Finn at pf@stateside.com

The Division of Workers' Compensation will hold a public meeting October 17 regarding drafted amendments to rules addressing the Medical-Legal fee schedule. Zack Cairns at zc@stateside.com

COLORADO

The Department of Public Health and Environment will hold a public hearing October 18 regarding proposed amendments to diesel vehicle emission provisions. Amy Cole at amc@stateside.com

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

The Committee of the Whole will meet October 18 regarding B. 22-911, which allows the Office of Public-Private Partnerships to delegate the authority to serve as contracting officer for public-private partnerships to the Office of Contracting and Procurement. Yujia Sun at ysn@stateside.com

MINNESOTA

The St. Paul CIty Council will meet October 17 to consider the first reading of an ordinance to raise the minimum wage to $15 by July 1, 2023, including for tipped workers. Peter Finn at pf@stateside.com

NEW HAMPSHIRE

The Board of Nursing will hold a public hearing October 18 regarding a proposed rule addressing requirements of the clinical content of medication administration programs. Brian LeFort at bl@stateside.com

NEW JERSEY

The Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee will hold a public hearing October 15 regarding S.B. 1135, which permits pharmacists to dispense specified drugs in an emergency without a prescription. Jermaine Collins at jac@stateside.com

OREGON

The Health Authority will hold a public hearing October 18 regarding proposed amendments to immunization rules. Amy Cole at amc@stateside.com

WASHINGTON

The Pharmacy Quality Assurance Commission will hold a meeting October 18 and 19 regarding amendments to all pharmacy rules. Zack Cairns at zc@stateside.com