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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 2014 Policy Resolutions process is closed. There are two handy guides (9 Simple Steps Outline and a Flowchart) summarizing the resolutions process. The NBCSL Policy Procedures packet is also posted, which explains the entire policy resolutions process in detail.

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 p.m. EST on Friday, September 13, 2013. Resolutions received after the September 13th deadline may only be submitted by an NBCSL Policy Committee Chair or Vice Chair no later than 11:59 p.m. EST on Friday, September 27, 2013.

  1. 9 Steps to NBCSL’s Policy Resolutions Process
  2. 2014 Easy Guide Flowchart
  3. NBCSL Policy Procedures

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

Ratified on Friday, December 13, 2013
Ratification Date: December 7, 2012
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Ratification Date: December 14, 2007