NCSL Policy Process
For the 2014 Forum in Washington, D.C., all new policy directives and resolutions and amendments to existing policy directives and resolutions were submitted to the attention of the Washington Office directors, Neal Osten and Molly Ramsdell 30 days prior to the business meeting. Learn more about NCSL's policy process.
Questions about policy directives or resolutions can be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Policy Directives and Resolutions Adopted at the 2014 Forum
Learn more about the policy directives and resoltutions the committees adopted at the Forum.
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.
The meeting schedule consists of one meeting in Washington, D.C., and one meeting at the NCSL Legislative Summit.
Dec. 9-12, 2014
Aug. 3-6, 2015