This Week in the States

For the Week of May 10, 2021

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

Stateside - This Week in the States 5.10.21

 

Also meeting: PUERTO RICO and UNITED STATES VIRGIN ISLANDS. 

Alabama - The deadline to introduce bills in the House and Senate is May 10 | Contact: Alice Brumfield

Missouri - Adjourns on May 14 | Contact: Mark Salters

Texas - The crossover deadline for both chambers is May 14 | Contact: Robert Brown

 

STATE AND LOCAL HIGHLIGHTS

OREGON

The House Business and Labor Committee will hold a hearing on May 10 regarding Oregon SB 569 which would make it unlawful for an employer to require an employee or prospective employee to possess or present a valid driver’s license as a condition of employment or continuation of employment.  
Contact: Shaili Banerjee

 

CALIFORNIA

On May 10, 2021, the Culver City Council will introduce an ordinance amending the Municipal Code by expanding polystyrene regulations and prohibiting the sale of polystyrene food service ware by any person or regulated entity. 
Contact: Stephanie Rojo 

On May 11, 2021, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors will vote on re-enacting Ordinance No. 36-21, temporarily requiring certain grocery stores and pharmacies to pay an additional $5.00 per hour during the declared COVID-19 state of emergency.
Contact: John Musso

On May 13, 2021, the Benicia Planning Commission will hold a study session regarding the proposed Short-Term Rental Ordinance.
Contact: Stephanie Rojo 

 

MAINE

On May 10, 2021, the Cape Elizabeth Town Council will consider proposed amendments to the Zoning Ordinance relating to how new wireless infrastructure should be treated as a land use. 
Contact: Stephanie Rojo 

 

PENNSYLVANIA

On May 10, 2021, the Philadelphia Committee of the Whole will consider ordinances revising certain tax rates under chapters of the City Code entitled “Business Income and Receipts Taxes” and “Wage and Net Profits Tax.”
Contact: Stephanie Rojo

 

MASSACHUSETTS

The Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development will hold a hearing on May 11 regarding Massachusetts HB 2045 which would require employers, employment agencies, and labor organizations make reasonable accommodations for vulnerable employees and applicants during a public health and safety emergency. This measure defines reasonable accommodation and vulnerable employee. 
Contact: Constantine Costidis

 

ILLINOIS

The Senate Local Government Committee will hold a hearing on May 11 regarding Illinois HB 2454 which would allow business costs and fees waived if the business has faced financial hardship due to COVID-19.
Contact: Elizabeth Sila

 

VIRGINIA

On May 11, 2021, the Virginia Beach City Council will consider the adoption of an ordinance that would establish a Zoning Permit Fee for short-term rentals. The fee would be $200.00.  
Contact: John Musso

 

SOUTH CAROLINA 

On May 11, 2021, the Charleston City Council will hold a public hearing to consider the adoption of a Climate Action Plan. 
Contact: Stephanie Rojo

 

MICHIGAN

The Senate Finance Committee will hold a hearing on May 12 regarding Michigan HB 4225 which would exclude PPE used for a COVID-19 safety protocol plan from the sales tax.
Contact: Elizabeth Sila

 

MAINE

The Joint Committee on Taxation will hold a hearing on May 12 regarding Maine LD 147 which would require an addition modification for taxable income for federal excess business losses allowed under the CARES Act for tax for 2017-2020 tax years. It also requires an addition modification for taxable income for a federal business interest deduction that exceeds 30% of adjusted taxable income under the CARES Act.
Contact: Mark Salters

 

GROUPS

National Association of Attorneys General
Virtual Spring Consumer Protection Conference
May 11-13
Contact: Steve Arthur