This Week in the States

For the Week of May 16, 2022

View our legislative session calendar here.     

  • In session or committee meetings: Blue
  • Upcoming or in special session: Red
  • Adjourned or in recess: Grey

Also meeting: PUERTO RICO, GUAM, NORTH MARIANA ISLANDS and UNITED STATES VIRGIN ISLANDS. 

2022 Legislative Meeting Plans

ALASKA

Adjourns May 18

CALIFORNIA

The last day for Fiscal Committees to hear and report to the floor bills introduced in their house is May 20

MISSOURI

Adjourned May 13

NEW HAMPSHIRE

The last day for Conference Committees to release reports is May 19

NORTH CAROLINA

Convenes May 18

OREGON

Revenue Forecast will be released May 18

VERMONT

Adjourned May 13

WISCONSIN

Veto Review will be held on May 17 and May 18

STATE AND LOCAL HIGHLIGHTS 

STATE AND LOCAL LEGISLATURES MEETING THIS WEEK:

Here are some state and local highlights taking place this week. 

CALIFORNIA

The Senate Committee on Appropriations will hold a hearing on May 19 regarding California SB 1215. This measure establishes the Responsible Battery Recycling Act of 2022. 

Contact: Stephanie Obieroma

The Senate Committee on Appropriations will hold a hearing on May 19 regarding SB 1232. This measure amends current law to allow a manufacturer to make a claim that a product is biodegradable, degradable, or decomposable if the product meets certain requirements.

Contact: Stephanie Obieroma

On May 17, the Los Angeles County City Council will consider an item pertaining to opportunities for expanding zero-emission vehicle charging and fueling infrastructure.

Contact: Stephanie Rojo

DELAWARE

The Senate Health and Social Services Committee will hold a hearing on May 18 regarding Delaware HB 273. This measure updates synthetic cannabinoids' Schedule I classification. 

Contact: Elizabeth Sila

LOUISIANA

The House Education Committee will hold a hearing on May 17 regarding Louisiana HB 747. This measure requires high schools to teach the "I Have a Dream" speech. It also restricts the SBOE from approving any standards or buying any materials which "provide that a particular sex, race, ethnicity, or national origin is inherently superior, inferior, advantaged, disadvantaged, privileged, underprivileged, biased, or oppressed relative to another."

Contact: Trevor Guthrie

NEVADA

On May 17, the Clark County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing for an ordinance providing for the licensure of peer-to-peer car-sharing programs and shared vehicle owners. The ordinance establishes license application requirements and business license fees.

Contact: Stephanie Rojo

TENNESSEE

On May 17, the Nashville City Council will hold public hearings on two resolutions regarding the minimum distance requirements for obtaining a short term rental property.

Contact: Stephanie Rojo

VIRGINIA

On May 17, the Virginia Beach City Council will consider an ordinance related to energy storage facilities.  

Contact: Stephanie Rojo

GROUPS

National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO)

Western Regional Meeting

Santa Fe, NM

May 18 - May 19

Contact: Mark Anderson

Community Leaders of America (CLA)

Spring National Conference

Nebraska

May 18 - May 20

Contact: Kiley Smith

National Association of Counties (NACo)

Western Interstate Region Conference

Anchorage, AK

May 18 - May 20

Contact: Michael Behm

National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL)

Spring Executive Committee Meeting

Seattle, WA

May 20 - May 21

Contact: Michael Behm

State Agriculture and Rural Leaders (SARL)

Legislative Agriculture Chairs Summit

Boise, ID

May 20 - May 22

Contact: Michael Behm

New England Conference of Public Utilities Commissioners (NECPUC)

Symposium

Brewster, MA

May 22 - May 25

Contact: Becky Lukaesko

Republican State Leadership Committee (RSLC)

Health Care Solutions Summit

Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

May 23 - May 24

Contact: Kiley Smith

The NewDeal

Ideas Summit

Philadelphia, PA

May 23 - May 24

Contact: Johnathan Lozier