Legislative Staff Services
As a legislative staffer, you are a member of NCSL.
NCSL is an organization of both legislators and legislative staff; staff play a key role in its governance. Three of the seven NCSL officers are legislative staff, and 20 legislative staff serve on the Executive Committee. In addition, staff serve along with legislators as members of the 12 Standing Committees of NCSL.
Legislative staff are entitled to:
Bill Information Service: NCSL provides legislators and legislative staff access to a 50-state+ searchable legislation database containing the full text of every bill in the 50 states, the District of Columbia and Congress for the current session.
E-learning: NCSL provides E-Learning resources, training, professional growth opportunities and information for legislative staff. NCSL has 10 staff sections and a staff network that sponsor meetings, training and publications. The coordinating body for NCSL services for legislative staff is the Legislative Staff Coordinating Committee. For information about online collaboration tools, contact the NCSL staff section liaison or the NCSL website administrator.
NCSL State Liaisons: A personal connection to NCSL and the nation's best policy experts. Your state has an NCSL staff liaison who will help you find the information you need, help you understand all the NCSL resources at your fingertips, and visit your state to meet with you. NCSL Statehouse Ambassadors are legislative staff who serve as in-state field representatives for NCSL. They work with NCSL State Liaisons to strengthen services to legislative staff.
Legislative Staff Organizations: These groups serve as the professional home for specialized groups of legislative staff. Join one or more of these organizations to network with colleagues who do similar work in other states. These organizations also offer professional development programs.
Publications: NCSL publications are a great resource for the newest and best ideas from the states. State Legislatures magazine is widely hailed as the most informative and influential state public policy monthly in the country. LegisBriefs are two-page briefing papers on current issues that can be used as backgrounders, talking papers and as information for responding to constituent requests. NCSL publications, with a few exceptions, are free to legislators and legislative staff.
Standing Committees: The 12 NCSL Standing Committees allow legislative staff to benefit from the experiences of other states in shaping public policies, experimenting with new laws and managing the legislative institution. Standing Committees members are composed of legislators and legislative staff who are appointed by the leadership of the legislatures.
Register: If you are not registered, register now. To register for your NCSL password, go to the Login/Account Registration tab on the top navigation bar above the banner on the website. Use your own name (first name and last name). If you have provided a correct, private e-mail address (legislative email address preferred), you will receive an automatic confirmation of your registration after it has been processed, usually within two business days.
Forgot Your Password? You can request your password by providing your user name and the password will be sent to the email address you provided in your registration record.
Contact NCSLnet-Registration@ncsl.org if you have questions about registering on NCSLnet or accessing these services.