Introduced Policy Directives and Resolutions

NCSL Policy Directives and Resolutions


NCSL Policy Process

For the 2014 Legisaltive Summit in Minneapolis, all new policy directives and resolutions must be submitted to the attention of the Washington Office Directors, Neal Osten and Molly Ramsdell ( by 5:00 pm (Eastern) on July 23, 2014.  This is 30 days prior to the business meeting. Learn more about NCSL's policy process.

Policy Directives, Resolutions and Amendments for Consideration at the NCSL 2014 Legislative Summit

The Standing Committees will consider policy directives and resolutions during their meetings on Tuesday, August 19 and Wednesday, August 20 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  Any policy directives or resolutions adopted by the committees will then be considered at the general business meeting scheduled to start at 10:30 a.m. on August 22. 

Copies of Policy Directives, Resolutions and proposed amendments can be found at:  

Interim Policy Directives and Resolutions

Several policy directives and resolution were adopted at the NCSL 2013 Fall Forum. These policy directives and resolution will be on the Fall Consent Calendar during the General Business Meeting at NCSL's Legislative Summit, which will take place in Minneapolis, Minn., Aug. 19-22, 2014.

Emergency Resolution

An emergency resolution on the Army National Guard was adopted at the NCSL Spring Executive Committee Meeting on May 31.

Questions about policy directives or resolutions can be sent to:

Existing NCSL Policy Directives and Resolutions by Committee


The NCSL Standing Committees meet two times each year and allow legislators and staff to benefit from the experiences of other states in shaping public policy, experimenting with new laws, and managing the legislative institutions. Committee members explore issues that states have to deal with, but committees do not recommend policy to the legislatures on issues that are internal to the states. Committees do develop policy directives and resolutions on state-federal issues to guide NCSL's lobbying efforts in Washington, D.C.

NCSL's Washington staff lobby the Congress, the White House and federal agencies for the benefit of state legislatures in accord with the policy directives and resolutions recommended by the Standing Committees and adopted at the NCSL Legislative Summit Business Meeting. As a result of those policy decisions voted on by the Standing Committees, NCSL is nationally recognized as a formidable lobbying force in state-federal relations.

Meeting Schedule

The meeting schedule consists of one meeting in Washington, D.C., and one meeting at the NCSL Legislative Summit.

NCSL 2014 Legislative Summit
Minneapolis, Minnesota
August 19-22, 2014

NCSL Forum
December 9-12, 2014
Washington, DC

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