In an Aug. 7 Law360 article, Michele Satterlund examined steps state and local governments are taking to open the use of sidewalks to new technologies such as delivery robots and stand-up scooters.
McGuireWoods Consulting senior advisor Greg Walden, aviation counsel to the Small UAV Coalition and a former FAA chief counsel, commented in an Aug. 9 Aviation Week Network article on the potential effect of a proposed amendment to the Senate’s Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization bill.
The passage of the JOBS and Investor Confidence Act (Jobs Act 3.0) in the U.S. House of Representatives on July 17 may mark the end of the GOP’s efforts to repeal Dodd-Frank.
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Michael Drobac, a senior advisor in McGuireWoods Consulting’s Washington, D.C., office and head of its emerging technologies team, was quoted in a July 6 Politico Pro Transportation story on how the commercial drone industry is affected by a stalemate over new rules governing model aircraft.
During the short session, the legislature passed six proposed constitutional amendments. The constitutional amendments will be placed on the ballot this November for the voters to decide. The amendments have been heavily debated by legislators, media, and former Governors. Governor Roy Cooper (D) has long opposed the Republican proposed amendments and has challenged them in court. The courts will now decide if the proposed amendments would shift power from the executive office to the legislature.
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The General Assembly returned to Raleigh on Saturday, August 4, 2018 to consider veto overrides of House Bill 3 and Senate Bill 3. The House voted in favor 70-39 to override the bills. Both the House and the Senate adjourned the extra session sine die. Legislators are not expected to re-convene until November 27, 2018.
This Week: CMS releases final rules for SNF, IRF and others; House in recess; Senate in recess, but will be back this month.
An overview of the upcoming week in Congress from the McGuireWoods Consulting Federal Public Affairs Team.
The House Ways and Means Committee passed several measures to expand tax-advantaged health savings accounts (HSA).
An overview of the upcoming week in Congress from the McGuireWoods Consulting Tax Policy Update Team.
On June 22, the House of Representatives concluded two weeks of voting on opioid legislation by approving a package that combines dozens of individual opioid-related bills that the House had approved over the past two weeks.