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Welcome New Members
NCSL is your organization and we are committed to your success.
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Forum Resources
Find links to PowerPoints, handouts, audio and video recordings from the 2014 Forum in Washington, D.C.
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State Legislatures Magazine
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Online Gambling
Lawmakers in California, Mississippi, New York and Pennsylvania introduced legislation to allow online gambling this year, hoping to join three other states that already allow it.
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Post-Election Turnover
In 2015, there will be 1,325 new state legislators in office. Find out the number of newly elected members in each chamber.
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FY 2015 'Cromnibus' Appropriations
NCSL provides an overview of the FY 2015 'cromnibus' spending bill and the impact on states.
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School Bus Cameras
Eleven states have laws enabling the use of school bus cameras to catch motorists that illegally pass a school bus.

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As a legislator or legislative staffer, you are a member of NCSL. In this video, Republican and Democratic state lawmakers invite their fellow legislators to become involved with the National Conference of State Legislatures.






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Through NCSL meetings, webinars and professional training opportunities, you’ll connect with legislators and staff with your same interests and concerns. Visit our Meetings and Training page and find out what’s coming up next.




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We fight to ensure the states are free of unfunded mandates and pre-emption of state laws and that they maintain their authority and independence. Find out the issues NCSL is engaging in now and the role you play.




  • How are Driver's Licenses/Voter Registration Laws Doing?

    The law in 44 states requires motor vehicle agencies to offer citizens the opportunity to register to vote when they come in to get a driver's license. The motor vehicle offices are then required to send those registration applications to the appropriate elections agency.

  • Sales Tax Revenues Expected to Jingle Into the New Year

    The holiday season is upon us, which means that states can expect their tax revenues to jingle nicely in their pockets as they ring in the New Year.

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