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NC Legislative Update: June 2017 #5

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This Week - Lawmakers adjourned the 2017 long session of the North Carolina General Assembly shortly after 2:00AM Friday morning. The Adjournment Resolution passed by both bodies would reconvene the legislature on August...more

NC Legislative Update - March 2017 #4

by Nexsen Pruet, PLLC on

This Week - The week began Monday evening with Gov. Cooper’s (D) State of the State address to a joint session of the North Carolina General Assembly. In his address Cooper outlined his goals for the direction in which...more

NC Legislative Update - March 2017 #3

by Nexsen Pruet, PLLC on

The Week - Last Friday, a three-judge panel issued a split decision in the ongoing legal battle between the State’s executive and legislative branches. The panel ruled that the Senate did in fact have the authority to...more

Littler Principal Tammy McCutchen Highlights the Flaws in the DOL's Proposed Overtime Rules to Senate Small Business Committee

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With publication of the Department of Labor's final overtime rule imminent, Littler Principal Tammy McCutchen testified before the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship on May 11, 2016, about how the...more

NC Legislative Update: 2015 Session in Review

by Nexsen Pruet, PLLC on

2015 Session in Review - The North Carolina General Assembly adjourned just after 4:00 in the morning on Wednesday September 30th, 2015. Barring the Governor calling legislators to return for a special session, the...more

Cures Are on the House: House Passes 21st Century Cures Act, but Senate Awaits

by Ropes & Gray LLP on

On July 10, 2015, the House of Representative passed H.R. 6, the 21st Century Cures Act (“Cures Act”), with strong bipartisan support, by a vote of 344-77. This medical innovation reform legislation represents the culmination...more

Texas Transportation Legislation: Overview of the 84th Legislative Session

by Locke Lord LLP on

Heading into the 84th Legislative Session the outlook for transportation issues, and tolling in particular, was uncertain. After 14 years under Governor Perry and 12 years under Lieutenant Governor Dewhurst, Texas had a new...more

North Carolina Legislative Report

by Moore & Van Allen PLLC on

The General Assembly convened for the 2015 legislative session on January 14. Lawmakers returned to Raleigh on January 28 to begin the session in earnest. The MVA Public Affairs Legislative Report on North Carolina will be...more

South Carolina Legislative Update

by Moore & Van Allen PLLC on

The General Assembly finished the 1st Regular session of the 121st Session last Thursday, but will return the week of June 16 to take up gubernatorial vetoes, conference reports, and any of the appropriations bills related to...more

U.S. Senate EPW Committee Passes TSCA Reform Legislation

On April 28, 2015, the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW Committee) passed by a 15-5 vote a version of S. 697, the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act....more

Minnesota Weekly Legislative Update: 05/2015

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

With committee deadlines out of the way and the last day of the session approaching, the Minnesota House and Senate went to work this week passing omnibus bills on the floor and appointing conference committee members....more

Congressional Panel Approves Legislation on Iran Nuclear Deal

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Yesterday, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee unanimously passed legislation that would allow Congress to review—and potentially block—any final deal reached with Iran over its nuclear program. The Iran Nuclear Agreement...more

North Carolina Legislative Report

by Moore & Van Allen PLLC on

The General Assembly convened for the 2015 legislative session on January 14. Lawmakers returned to Raleigh on January 28 to begin the session in earnest. The MVA Public Affairs Legislative Report on North Carolina will be...more

North Carolina Legislative Report

by Moore & Van Allen PLLC on

The General Assembly convened for the 2015 legislative session on January 14. Lawmakers returned to Raleigh on January 28 to begin the session in earnest. The MVA Public Affairs Legislative Report on North Carolina will be...more

Update on Significant DOT, FAA and Other Federal Agencies’ Aviation-Related Regulatory Actions

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Highlights of this edition of the Cozen O’Connor Aviation Regulatory Update include the FAA’s recent rulemakings involving New York area airport slots and safety management systems for U.S. Part 121 air carriers, developments...more

A Look at Higher Education Bills in the House of Representatives

by DLA Piper on

The House of Representatives has seen a lot of action on the higher education front this year. Not only has Committee on Education and the Workforce (Ed and Workforce) Chairman John Kline passed a number of bills out of...more

House Judiciary Committee Acts to Harmonize Antitrust Review Standards and Processes

On September 10, the House Judiciary Committee passed, by voice vote, legislation to eliminate certain disparities to antitrust review by the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). The Standard...more

Weekly Update from the NC State House - August 2014: After an unusually lengthy short session that started May 14th, lawmakers...

by Nexsen Pruet, PLLC on

And The Gavel Drops! - After an unusually lengthy short session that started May 14th, lawmakers finally agreed on Wednesday August 20th to adjourn sine die, and conclude the business of the 2013-14 General Assembly. ...more

North Carolina Legislative Report

by Moore & Van Allen PLLC on

The General Assembly’s Short Session began Wednesday, May 14, 2014. The MVA Public Affairs Legislative Report on North Carolina will be distributed weekly to keep you up to date on the latest legislative issues facing the...more

North Carolina Legislative Report

by Moore & Van Allen PLLC on

The General Assembly’s Short Session began Wednesday, May 14, 2014. The MVA Public Affairs Legislative Report on North Carolina will be distributed weekly to keep you up to date on the latest legislative issues facing the...more

President Obama Signs Water Resources Reform & Development Act of 2014 #2

by King & Spalding on

President Obama recently signed into law the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014 ("WRRDA"). The President's action follows Congressional approval of the Conference Agreement reached in May by House and Senate...more

Congress Returns from July 4th Recess - What to Expect in the Coming Months

Although the 113th Congress continues to see a dearth of legislation seeing final approval, over the past six months, Congress has managed to finalize Fiscal Year 2014 appropriations; address the Sustainable Growth Rate...more

US House of Representatives Passes Bill to Expedite LNG Exports

On June 25, 2014, the US House of Representatives approved H.R. 6, the Domestic Prosperity and Global Freedom Act, by a 266-150 vote. The Energy and Commerce Committee reports that the bill, authored by Rep. Cory Gardner...more

House And Senate Pass FY 2015 NDAA Legislation With Conflicting Biofuels Provisions

Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate Committee on Armed Services passed versions of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 that included starkly different...more

New Tax Changes Await Governor's Signature

by Womble Bond Dickinson on

This afternoon the House concurred in the changes the Senate made in HB 1050 - Omnibus Tax Changes. The House bill exempted half the price of a modular home from NC sales tax; the Senate removed that exemption. The House bill...more

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