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Legislative Vetoes

Illinois student loan servicing bill vetoed

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

Senate Bill 1351, known as the Illinois Student Loan Bill of Rights, was vetoed at the end of last week by the state’s Republican Governor.  The bill would have created a student loan ombudsman and implemented new...more

Future of CFPB’s Arbitration Rule Rests in Hands of Senate

by Goodwin on

On July 25, 2017, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to block the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) Arbitration Rule from becoming effective with a vote of 231 to 190. The vote was mostly down party lines and...more

In 2017 Legislative Sessions, New England States Continue to Lead in Clean Energy and Climate Change Measures

by Holland & Knight LLP on

In their 2017 legislative sessions, New England states continued to show support for clean energy projects and policies, as well as efforts to reduce greenhouse gases, and continue to look to each other in determining what...more

Under the Dome: Inside the Maine State House

by Pierce Atwood LLP on

Under the Dome: Inside the Maine State House provides a high-level overview of recent activity at the Maine State House. Legislature Met on July 20 to Consider Bond Bills, Items from Special Appropriations Table - After...more

STATE BUDGET UPDATE: In A Historic Move, House Votes To Override 11 of the Governor's Vetoes From State Budget

by Roetzel & Andress on

The last time the Legislature voted to override multiple state budget vetoes was exactly forty (40) years ago to this day on July 6, 1977 under then Governor James Rhodes (R) and former longtime House Speaker Vern Riffe (D)....more

Governor Vetoes Maryland's Paid Sick Leave Bill But Override Likely in Next Session

by Pessin Katz Law, P.A. on

After several attempts at passage in previous legislative sessions, the Maryland General Assembly passed the Maryland Healthy Working Families Act (HB1 (SB230)). The bill was to take effect on January 1, 2018. However, on May...more

Maryland Governor Vetoes Paid Sick Leave Law

On May 25, 2017, Governor Larry Hogan vetoed the Maryland Healthy Working Families Act (the “Act”) that had been passed by the Maryland General Assembly. As we previously reported, had the Act been approved by Governor...more

Montgomery County Minimum Wage Increase Vetoed

Yesterday (January 23, 2017), Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett vetoed legislation that the Montgomery County Council approved last week that would have increased the County’s minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2020. In...more

Incorporating In Delaware May Not Eliminate Director Liability Under This California Statute

by Allen Matkins on

Some readers may have skipped this week’s posts discussing director liability under California Corporations Code Section 316 on the theory that the statute applies only to directors of corporations incorporated under the...more

JASTA Amendments to FSIA Become Law

by King & Spalding on

On September 28, 2016, the U.S. Congress overwhelmingly voted to override President Obama’s veto of the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA), a bill whose purpose was to curtail foreign states’ ability to invoke...more

Under the Dome: Inside the Maine State House

by Pierce Atwood LLP on

Under the Dome: Inside the Maine State House provides a high-level overview of recent activity at the Maine State House. 127th Legislature Adjourned Sine Die on April 29, 2016 The second regular session of the 127th...more

Under the Dome: Inside the Maine State House

by Pierce Atwood LLP on

Under the Dome: Inside the Maine State House provides a high-level overview of recent activity at the Maine State House. Maine Legislature Reconvenes Today, May Possibly Adjourn sine die The Maine State Legislature...more

Under the Dome: Inside the Maine State House

by Pierce Atwood LLP on

Under the Dome: Inside the Maine State House provides a high-level overview of recent activity at the Maine State House. Budget, Minimum Wage Bill and Bond Negotiations Continue As Statutory Adjournment Looms - As...more

Last Call: California Legislature Makes Final Push for 2015 Session

by Littler on

The California Legislature reconvened on Monday, August 17, to finish its work for the 2015 regular session, which must end by September 11. The following bills are of particular interest to California private sector...more

Maine Enacts Law Restricting Employer Access to an Employee's or Job Applicant's Social Media Accounts

by Littler on

Maine has now enacted legislation that restricts an employer’s ability to demand information regarding an employee’s or job applicant’s social media account. The passage of H.P. 640 - L.D. 921, An Act to Strengthen the...more

Maine joins the mainstream with new social media law

Joining more than 20 other states, and many of its sister states in the Northeast, Maine has passed a social media law that prohibits employers from requiring employees or applicants to provide them with their social media...more

Under the Dome: Inside the Maine State House

by Pierce Atwood LLP on

Under the Dome: Inside the Maine State House provides a high-level overview of recent activity at the Maine State House. A Unanimous Decision - A sequence of events led to the creation of 65 controversial vetoes...more

Under the Dome: Inside the Maine State House

by Pierce Atwood LLP on

Under the Dome: Inside the Maine State House provides a high-level overview of recent activity at the Maine State House. General Effective Date Clarification - Around 6 pm on Thursday, July 16, the First Regular...more

Under the Dome: Inside the Maine State House

by Pierce Atwood LLP on

Under the Dome: Inside the Maine State House provides a high-level overview of recent activity at the Maine State House. Legislature Adjourns “sine die” As the final gavels in the Maine House and Senate came down around...more

June 12, 2015 Womble Legislative Update

by Womble Bond Dickinson on

The Senate needed a little more time to put the finishing touches on its budget, so we didn’t get to see it this week. We’re now expecting it to be released on Monday and passed by the Senate by the end of the week. ...more

June 5, 2015 Womble Legislative Update

by Womble Bond Dickinson on

It’s June – the month the legislature logically should be wrapping up along with the state’s fiscal year but we’re nowhere close. There are still big fights ahead on budget, taxes, economic development tools, solar produced...more

New Maine Budget Brings Significant Change to Estate Tax Law

by Pierce Atwood LLP on

With Tuesday’s override of Governor LePage’s veto of Maine’s 2016-2017 budget, the Legislature has approved a significant change to the state’s estate tax law. The Maine estate tax exemption amount for individuals dying in or...more

Under the Dome: Inside the Maine State House

by Pierce Atwood LLP on

Thank you for your readership. The First Regular Session of the 127th Legislature is nearing its end. For now, the Legislature has adjourned but plans to reconvene on July 16. As the pace of legislative developments is now...more

Under the Dome: Inside the Maine State House

by Pierce Atwood LLP on

Under the Dome: Inside the Maine State House provides a high-level overview of recent activity at the Maine State House. Legislature Plans Long Day - Early this past Wednesday morning, the Maine House and Senate...more

Gov. Dayton Signs 2015 Jobs and Energy Bill into Law

by Stoel Rives LLP on

On Saturday, June 13, Governor Dayton signed the 2015 Jobs and Energy Bill into Law. The following amendments were made after the Governor’s veto: - New definitions for “propane,” “propane storage facility,” and...more

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