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Resolutions

Resolutions embody NBCSL’s core values, promoting equal access to America’s opportunities and promises. Resolutions draw attention to a particular policy problem and offer solutions; they serve as the basis for both state and federal legislation and action, and have often resulted in enacted laws, policies, and programs.

Each year, our legislative members deliberate over resolutions that have been submitted in advance of the Annual Legislative Conference. All resolutions ratified by the full body are disseminated to NBCSL’s state, federal, corporate, and non-profit partners in order to effect change.

Policy Resolution Process

The 2016 Policy Resolutions process is open. The 2016 Resolution Submission Instructions document assists in completing the Policy Resolutions E-Form and provides sample resolutions. There are two handy guides (10 Simple Steps Outline and a Flowchart) summarizing the resolutions process. Finally, the NBCSL Policy Procedures packet is also posted, which explains the entire policy resolutions process in detail.

Resolutions submitted for consideration at NBCSL’s 39th Annual Legislative Conference must be submitted by a Regular NBCSL Legislator (see NBCSL Bylaws Article III, Section 2). Deadlines for the 2016 Policy Resolutions Process are coming soon and will be released well in advance.

  1. 2016 Policy Resolutions E-Form (Available Soon)
  2. 2016 Resolution Submission Instructions
  3. 10 Steps to NBCSL’s Policy Resolutions Process
  4. 2016 Easy Guide Flowchart
  5. NBCSL Policy Procedures

Are you looking for a resolution? Search for it here by legislator, year, policy committee, or keyword.

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