The 2018 state legislative sessions will begin
soon, and several states have already begun prefiling bills. During 2018, only
46 legislatures will convene because Montana, Nevada, North Dakota and Texas state
lawmakers traditionally do not meet during even-numbered years.
Of those 46 state legislatures, 38 will convene in
January, six in February, Louisiana in March and North Carolina on April 23 to begin
the 2018 legislative session.
Based on prefiled legislation, below are five key
issues to watch during the 2018 legislative session:
- Student loan forgiveness
- Alternative workforce
- Licensing of dental
- Adult dental benefits
- Prescription drug and
opioid abuse policy (including prescriber limits and new or revised prescriber
Visit the ADEA Advocacy website for more information on when your state
legislature will convene.