This Week in the States

For the Week of April 15, 2019

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

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Also meeting: DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

Mark Anderson presented at the State Legislative Roundtable during the Environmental Council of the States’ Spring Meeting. Mark discussed ways for environmental agency leaders to effectively communicate with legislators including proactive messaging, working with outside stakeholders and dealing with adverse legislation. If you would like more information, please contact Mark Anderson.

STATE AND LOCAL HIGHLIGHTS

COLORADO

The House Business Affairs and Labor Committee will hold a public hearing April 17 regarding HB 1306, which requires a business to notify the office of economic development of any plans to terminate customer service employee positions and employees who are employed by or work on behalf of a call center in those positions in the state and relocate the duties of those positions outside of the United States. Contact Ryan Reynolds

FLORIDA

The Agency for Health Care Administration will accept comments until April 18 regarding proposed amendments to a rule concerning rehabilitation, psychiatric, and substance abuse programs. Contact Becky Lukaesko

GEORGIA

The Board of Pharmacy will hold a public hearing April 17 regarding proposed amendments to a rule concerning compounded drug preparations. Contact Becky Lukaesko

HAWAII

The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a public hearing April 16 regarding HCR 225, which convenes the Twenty-First Century Privacy Law Task Force to examine and recommend laws and regulations regarding internet privacy, hacking, data breaches, and personal data, among similar internet privacy-related issues. Contact Ryan Gleason

LOUISIANA

The deadline to introduce bills in the House and Senate is April 17. Contact Ryan Gleason

MAINE

The Joint Committee on Health Coverage, Insurance, and Financial Services will hold a public hearing April 17 regarding LD 1499, which creates the State Prescription Drug Affordability Board of members with expertise in health care economics or clinical medicine to determine the reasonableness of the costs for certain prescription drug products. Contact Chenelle Hammonds

PENNSYLVANIA

The House State Government Committee will hold a public hearing April 16 regarding HB 1181, which requires notification of a breach from the entity where the breach occurred to the affected consumer, including the date the breach occurred, the type of information subject to the breach, a toll-free number and the address of credit reporting agencies. Contact Ryan Reynolds

TENNESSEE

The House Insurance Committee will hold a public hearing April 16 regarding HB 1010, which removes language that gives the Commissioner of Health discretion over approving generic drugs or directing any person or entity that issues an insurance policy to make payments generic drugs. Contact Chenelle Hammonds

The House Government Operations Committee will hold a public hearing April 16 regarding HB 1, which authorizes sports betting in the State within jurisdictions that approve sports betting by local option election. Contact Ryan Gleason

GROUPS AND EVENTS

There are no groups events to report.