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Iowa Statehouse Report - Week 13

by Davis Brown Law Firm on

This week, work continued behind the scenes on budget and tax plans as the Senate and House continue crafting the 2019 budget and try to adjourn by April 17, the 100th day of session. One of the factors now being considered...more

Georgia Legislature enacts significant income, sales, and property tax legislation

The Georgia legislative session concluded on March 29, 2018. In addition to two major bills relating to federal tax reform, Georgia enacted several other pieces of notable tax legislation....more

Georgia Domestic Division Bill Advances Through General Assembly

by Locke Lord LLP on

Both bodies of the Georgia General Assembly have passed a bill that would allow Georgia-domiciled insurers to divide into one or more parts. HB 754 would allow domestic insurers to draft a detailed plan of division and submit...more

Retirements, Expulsions, and More

by Sherman & Howard L.L.C. on

Spring has sprung, and we’ve had another busy month on the public law front. Here are your highlights...more

Maryland House of Delegates Passes Legislation Allowing Suspension of Use of Common Elements for Delinquent Accounts

by Baker Donelson on

The House of Delegates of the Maryland General Assembly has passed legislation that authorizes a condominium declaration to provide for the suspension of the use of parking or recreational facility common elements by a unit...more

Arkansas 91st General Assembly – Second Extraordinary Session 2018: House Bill 1007/Senate Bill 8 – Update

As noted in previous posts (see previous posts of 03-13-18 and 03-14-18 here) House Bill (“H.B.”) 1007 and Senate Bill (“S.B.) 8 would add a subsection to a section of Subchapter 2 (Water Pollution) of the Arkansas Water and...more

News from Second & State

Weekly Wrap - It was back to the grind this week, as the House of Representatives convened in Harrisburg for three days of voting session. With budget hearings behind us and the budget deadline just about three months out,...more

Latest Developments From The Connecticut General Assembly On Education Related Legislation (And A March 8th Public Hearing)

On Thursday, March 8, 2018, the General Assembly’s Education Committee will conduct a public hearing on the following proposed bills...more

Illinois General Assembly Begins to Exercise Its Exclusive Authority Over Firearms

by Holland & Knight LLP on

• The Illinois General Assembly has approved a bill that, if signed by Gov. Bruce Rauner, would make it unlawful for a person to engage in the business of selling, leasing or otherwise transferring firearms without a license...more

Maryland General Assembly Considers Bill To Significantly Reduce The Percentage of Votes Needed To Amend a Condo Declaration

by Baker Donelson on

House Bill 179 filed in the Maryland General Assembly would reduce the percentage of votes required to amend a condominium declaration. Under current law, as provided in Section 11-103(c) of the Maryland Condominium Act, “80...more

Colorado General Assembly To Consider Immigration, Paid FMLA, and Other Employment Bills

The Colorado General Assembly convened on January 10, 2018 for its regular session. Between now and its scheduled May 9, 2018 adjournment date, the House and Senate will consider numerous employment-related bills. Although...more

Lawsuit Seeks Repeal of 2017 Pennsylvania Tax Act

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

A group of Pennsylvania fireworks sellers recently filed a complaint in Commonwealth Court, challenging whether the Pennsylvania General Assembly properly enacted Act 43 of 2017 (the 2017 Tax Act). ...more

Gold Dome Report - February 2018 #10

After breaking for Washington’s Birthday, the General Assembly began its all-out sprint to Crossover Day today with both chambers finishing their work before lunch only to reconvene in a flurry of committee meetings. ...more

Georgia General Assembly Considering New Background Check Legislation

by Arnall Golden Gregory LLP on

The Georgia General Assembly is considering new legislation that would implement a comprehensive program of national fingerprint background checks for Georgia long-term care facilities. If passed, Senate Bill 406, the...more

They’re Back! What Should Employers Expect from the 2018 Connecticut General Assembly Session?

On February 7, the 2018 session of the Connecticut General Assembly began. The session is scheduled to adjourn on May 9, 2018. Numerous proposed bills affecting Connecticut employers and employees will be unleashed during the...more

Gold Dome Report - February 2018 #5

House members have begun working in earnest on the FY 2019 Budget with several Subcommittees of the House Appropriations Committee soliciting testimony on the Governor’s budget proposal. Meanwhile, the General Assembly awaits...more

Worth Another Look – Government That Works

Over the last three budgets, Gov. Wolf has adopted the themes of “schools that teach, jobs that pay and government that works.” Though not using those exact phrases today, in his fourth budget address, Wolf proposed a $32.9...more

Maryland's Paid Sick Leave Mandate Set to Take Effect This Month

by Holland & Knight LLP on

• The Maryland Healthy Working Families Act is scheduled to go into effect on Feb. 11, 2018, making Maryland the ninth state to mandate paid sick leave for private employers. • The Act requires that Maryland employers with...more

Gold Dome Report - February 2018 #2

The General Assembly returned to work today with a fresh spirit of cooperation. After delaying action Thursday on the compromise version of HB 159, the much-debated adoption bill, the Senate voted 53-2 to approve the...more

Governor’s Budget Address

Today, Gov. Tom Wolf delivered his fourth budget address to a joint session of the Pennsylvania Senate and House of Representatives. This year’s spending plan represents a 3.1% increase over last year’s budget and includes...more

Virginia General Assembly to Tackle a Variety of Privacy Related Bills

by McGuireWoods LLP on

The Virginia General Assembly is underway and several privacy related bills are on the legislative agenda for 2018. The Virginia legislature will consider approximately 3,000 bills during its 60-day session that will end in...more

General Report from the Iowa Statehouse - Week 2

by Davis Brown Law Firm on

After a three-day holiday, the General Assembly reconvened and began moving the first of the bills out of committee. Friday, January 19, marked the first legislative deadline as it is the last day individual legislators...more

News from Second & State

Weekly Wrap - Welcome back! After an extended holiday break, both the House of Representatives and the Senate will return to Harrisburg for voting session next week. While it’s been quiet under the dome the last few weeks,...more

Lobbyists beware: Georgia Campaign Finance Commission levies largest ever fine for lobbying non-compliance in advance of 2018...

by Dentons on

With the 2018 session of the Georgia General Assembly already underway, it is critical that elected officials and legislative stakeholders alike take note of the Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance...more

2018 Political Law Update

As we enter the new year, there are new changes in state and federal lobbying, gift and campaign finance laws. California: In September, Gov. Jerry Brown signed new campaign finance laws that require political committees...more

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