This Week in the States

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STATE AND LOCAL HIGHLIGHTS




COLORADO




The deadline to introduce bills in the Senate is January 22.


Contact Yujia Sun




The Denver City Council will meet January 22 to consider an item which aligns the definitions of electric-assisted bicycles in the Denver Revised Municipal Code to state statute.


Contact Peter Finn




The House Health and Insurance Committee will hold a public hearing January 23 regarding H.B. 1004, which requires the Department of Health Care Policy to develop and submit a proposal concerning the design, costs, benefits and implementation of a state option for health care coverage.


Contact Jermaine Collins




The deadline to introduce bills in the House is January 25.


Contact Yujia Sun




FLORIDA




The Board of Medicine will accept comments until January 24 regarding proposed rules relating to standards for the use of controlled substances for the treatment of pain.


Contact Becky Lukaesko




IOWA




The Board of Pharmacy will accept comments until January 22 regarding proposed rules addressing prescription monitoring programs and pharmacists involved in direct patient care.


Contact Melissa Martin




MISSISSIPPI




The deadline to introduce bills in the House and Senate is January 21.


Contact Kyle Perigard




NEW HAMPSHIRE




The House Committee on Resources, Recreation and Development will hold a public hearing January 22 regarding H.B. 199, which states that non-profit organizations that are made exempt from income taxation will also be exempt from the groundwater management permit fee.


Contact Steven Fearnow




NEW JERSEY




The Department of Environmental Protection will hold a public hearing January 25 regarding a proposed rule establishing the Global Warming Solutions Fund.


Contact Melissa Martin




OREGON




The Division of Financial Regulation will hold a public hearing January 22 regarding the establishment of the Prescription Drug Price Transparency Program.


Contact Amy Cole




RHODE ISLAND




The Department of Health will hold a public hearing January 24 regarding proposed rules relating to the Prescription Monitoring Program, pain management and electronic prescribing of controlled substances.


Contact Kent Keller




WASHINGTON




The Senate Environment, Energy and Technology Committee will hold a public hearing January 23 regarding S.B. 5108, which exempts renewable gas energy from taxes on sales of natural gas found in the Revised Code of Washington 82.16.310.


Contact Yujia Sun




The House Committee on Civil Rights and Judiciary will hold a public hearing January 25 regarding H.B. 1066, which requires collection agencies to file a summons and complaint with the court before serving a debtor with a summons and complaint.


Contact Ryan Reynolds




The Senate Health and Long Term Care Committee will hold a public hearing January 25 regarding S.B. 5055, which requires the State Health Care Authority to incorporate education and training for substance abuse disorders in its curriculum and include reimbursement for peer support services allowing for federal matching funds by July 1, 2019.


Contact Jermaine Collins

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