Policy Resolutions

Resolution Submissions

Resolutions submitted for consideration at NBCSL’s 37th Annual Legislative Conference must be submitted by a Regular NBCSL Legislator (see NBCSL Bylaws Article III Section 2) no later than 11:59 pm EST on Friday, September 13, 2013. Resolution(s) received after the September 13, 2013 deadline must be submitted by a Policy Committee Chair or Vice Chair no later than 11:59 pm EST on Friday, September 27, 2013.

For more information on NBCSL Policy Resolutions, please visit: http://nbcsl.org/public-policy/resolutions.html

9 Simple Steps to NBCSL’s Policy Resolutions Process:

  1. Deadline for Submissions
    1. Resolutions submitted by legislators are due Friday, September 13, 2013 by 11:59 pm EST.
    2. Resolutions submitted by policy chairs and vice chairs are due Friday, September 27, 2013 by 11:59 pm EST.
  2. The national office collects resolution submissions, the Rules Chair send receipts to the resolution sponsor letting the legislator know it was received and what committee it was assigned to, and Policy Chairs and Vice Chairs are informed of all Resolutions submitted under their committees.
  3. The Rules Committee reviews all submissions for reasonable edits.
  4. The Policy Chairs review resolutions submitted under their respective committees for reasonable edits.
  5. Resolutions are disseminated to members at the Annual Legislative Conference.
  6. Resolutions go before standing committees for consideration.
  7. Resolutions passing out of standing committees go to the Ratification session in a new Pre-Ratification document. Everyone is welcome to attend, though only legislators receive the document.
  8. All resolutions that pass out of ratification become the official policy of the organization and are acted upon the following year.
  9. Resolutions are posted online by January 2nd the following year.