This Week in the States

For the Week of August 8, 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

ARKANSAS

Special Session will convene August 8. This session will address tax relief and school safety.

STATE AND LOCAL HIGHLIGHTS 

STATE AND LOCAL LEGISLATURES MEETING THIS WEEK:

Here are some state and local highlights taking place this week. View everything that's happening around all 50 states by visiting our website.

CALIFORNIA

The Senate Appropriations Committee will hold a hearing regarding California AB 2473 on August 8. This measure adds core competency requirements for counselors in an alcoholism or drug abuse treatment and recovery program.

Contact: Matthew Lidz

The Senate Appropriations Committee will hold a hearing on August 8 regarding California AB 2451. This measure would enact provisions relating to drought management. 

Contact: Robert Korn

The Senate Appropriations Committee will hold a hearing on August 8 regarding California AB 1632. This measure requires businesses to allow individuals with eligible medical conditions to use the business's employee toilet facilities. 

Contact: Ryan Reynolds

The Senate Appropriations Committee will hold a hearing regarding California AB 2703 on August 8. This measure requires a person who receives state funding to deploy a publicly available electric vehicle charging station to agree to operate a station that complies with the Energy Commission regulations. 

Contact: Alex Aceto

On August 10, the Calabasas City Council will hold a study session regarding climate resiliency initiatives and determine the next steps in developing a climate action plan for the city.

Contact: Stephanie Rojo

COLORADO

On August 8, the Englewood City Council will meet with the City Attorney and outside counsel to discuss 5G telecommunications regulation and limitations on the city's authority under applicable law.

Contact: Stephanie Rojo

MAINE

On August 8, the Portland City Council will hold a public hearing to set an election date for an item eliminating the sub-minimum wage, increasing the minimum wage in the city to $18 an hour, and strengthening protections for workers over a three year period. Tipped workers will then earn $18 an hour plus tips. The initiative also provides an $18 minimum wage for workers currently not receiving the minimum wage including taxi drivers and other ride-hauling services, personal shoppers, delivery workers, and those doing work for a unit of government. 

Contact: Stephanie Rojo

 

MONTANA

On August 9, the Bozeman City Commission will hold a work session regarding short-term rentals regulation. 

Contact: Stephanie Rojo

NEW JERSEY

The Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee will hold a hearing on August 11 regarding New Jersey AB 1733. This measure prohibits the Director of Investments from investing any state retirement funds in fossil fuel companies. 

Contact: Mark Salters

 

 

GROUPS

National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG)

Presidential Summit

Des Moines, IA

August 9 - August 10

Contact: Steve Arthur

Association of State and Territorial Solid Waste Management Officials (ASTSWMO)

Superfund and Brownfields Symposium

Des Moines, IA

August 9 - August 11

Contact: Mark Anderson

The Council of State Governments - West (CSG - West)

Legislative Council on River Governance

Boardman, OR

August 9 - August 11

Contact: Stephanie Reich

National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC)

Hybrid Summer National Meeting

Portland, OR

August 9 - August 13

Contact: Robert Holden

National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators (NHCSL)

Executive Committee and BBA Meeting

Brooklyn, NY

August 11 - August 13

Contact: Johnathan Lozier

The Council of State Governments - Eastern Regional Conference (CSG - ERC)

Annual Meeting

Manchester, NH

August 14 - August 17

Contact: Stephanie Reich

National Governors Association (NGA)

Summer Workforce Symposium

Oklahoma City, OK

August 14 - August 17

Contact: Johnathan Lozier