Introduced Policy Directives and Resolutions

NCSL Policy Directives and Resolutions



NCSL Policy Process

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 the 30th day prior to the Business Meeting of the NCSL Forum and the annual Legislative Summit. Learn more about NCSL's policy process.

Interim Policy Directives and Resolutions Adopted at the 2013 Fall Forum

Several policy directives and resolution were adopted at 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.

Questions about policy directives or resolutions can be sent to:


Existing NCSL Policy Directives and Resolutions by Committee
Budgets and Revenue
Communications, Financial Services and Interstate Commerce
Health and Human Services
Labor and Economic Development
Law and Criminal Justice
Natural Resources and Infrastructure



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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