This Week in the States

For the Week of March 1, 2021

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

Stateside - This Week in the States - 3.1.21



Wyoming - Reconvenes on March 1 | Contact: Stephanie Obieroma

Florida - Convenes on March 2 | Contact: Nathan Moffitt

Utah - Adjourns on March 5 | Contact: Megan Friebe



The Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee will hold a hearing on March 2 regarding Maryland SB 587 which would amend reporting requirements of entities using facial recognition.
Contact: CJ Rooks


The House Environment and Transportation Committee will hold a hearing on March 2 regarding Maryland HB 1223 which would prohibit a landlord from using a credit history as a reason to deny a person a lease.
Contact: CJ Rooks


The House Committee on Economic Matters will hold a hearing on March 2 regarding Maryland HB 1326 which would require employers to allow employees to use earned sick and safe leave during a public health emergency and require employers to provide employees certain earned sick and safe leave on the date that a public health emergency is declared or proclaimed for a jurisdiction.
Contact: Robert Phillips



The Senate Finance Committee will hold a hearing on March 3 regarding Texas SB 1 which would appropriate funding for various information technology projects throughout the state.
Contact: Jamie Logan



The House Cybersecurity, Analytics, and IT Committee will hold a hearing on March 5 regarding Illinois HB 53 which would require employers to record and report the demographic data if they use AI analysis of video interviews to determine in-person interviews.
Contact: Elizabeth Sila



The House Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on March 1 regarding Oregon HB 3047 which would establish a civil cause of action for improper disclosure of personal information. The measure provides for penalties and a statute of limitations.
Contact: Kirsten D'Souza



On March 2, 2021, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors will hear the first reading of an ordinance amending the Administrative Code establishing protections for occupants of residential hotels sheltering during the COVID-19 emergency. 
Contact: John Musso


On March 2, 2021, the South Lake Tahoe City Council will hear the second and final reading of an ordinance amending Chapter 4.36 of the Municipal Code regarding sidewalk vendors. 
Contact: John Musso


On March 2, 2021, the Carson City Council will consider an ordinance pertaining to the regulation or prohibition of short-term rentals in the City. Contact: Stephanie Rojo



On March 4, 2021, the Carson City Board of Supervisors will hear introduction of an ordinance amending Title 4 of the Municipal Code removing the expiration of the 1% transient occupancy tax. The tax exists to support the Arts and Cultural Master Plan.
Contact John Musso



On March 1, 2021, the Arlington Select Board will consider a resolution approving the installation of electric vehicle charging stations. Contact John Musso



On March 1, 2021, the Atlanta City Council will hold a public hearing for an ordinance regarding the regulation and taxation of short-term rentals. Contact: Stephanie Rojo



On March 2, 2021, the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners will consider an ordinance relating to underwater pool lighting and re-enacting maximum voltage limitations for underwater pool lighting for private and public swimming pools and bathing places.
Contact: Stephanie Rojo




National League of Cities (NLC) 
Virtual Congressional City Conference
March 7-10, 2021
Contact: Stephanie Reich

National Association of Counties (NACo)
Virtual Legislative Conference
March 8-26, 2021
Contact: Michael Behm

Environmental Council of the States (ECOS) 
Virtual Spring Meeting
March 16-17, 2021 
Contact: Mark Anderson

Democratic Lieutenant Governors Association (DLGA)
Virtual Spring Conference
March 17, 2021 
Contact: Johnathan Lozier