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TASK FORCE ON ENERGY SUPPLY 

POWER LINESHere are links to speakers' presentations from the NCSL Task Force on Energy Supply that met at the Forum in Washington, D.C.   



 

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STATE LEGISLATIVE SEAT TURNOVERS

LEGISLATIVE CHAMBERIn 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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STATEVOTE 2014: RESULTS

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2014 election results

View our free webinar—State of State Elections 2014—for up-to-date election results and analysis.

Visit the NCSL Blog for analyses of legislative races and statewide ballot measures. 

 

SCHOOL BUS CAMERAS

SCHOOL BUS CROSSINGEleven states have laws enabling the use of school bus cameras to catch motorists that illegally pass a school bus.     



 

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EMPLOYEE CLASSIFICATION LEGISLATION

ADULTSLegislation regarding classification of workers as employees or independent contractors was introduced in 23 states during the 2014 legislative sessions.    



 

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ACCESS TO DIGITAL ASSETS

LOOKING AT COMPUTER Access to digital assets of decedents is a growing concern. Several states have enacted laws granting an executor or personal representative authority to access email, social media, microblogging and other websites upon a person’s incapacity or death.



 

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OVERVIEW | RESEARCH

NCSL conducts policy research in a variety of areas ranging from agriculture and budget and tax issues and education to health care and immigration and transportation. NCSL’s experts are here to answer your questions and give you unbiased, comprehensive information as soon as you need it on issues facing state legislatures. We answer more than 20,000 requests for information a year. Call us anytime or check out our issues list to see what we have online.

Our consulting services on policy issues go beyond testifying. We help draft bills, organize workshops, and convene legislative-executive teams. NCSL staff are prepared to come to your state to work with legislators and staff on almost any public policy issue, or issue related to the management of a legislature. Contact your state’s liaison to schedule a briefing or to learn more about this service.

We also offer access to 50-state information and other legislative resources, such as weekly session schedules. You can find legislation in the 50 states, District of Columbia and Congress through NCSL’s new 50-State Bill Information Service, a searchable database containing the full text of legislation for the current session. You also can Join listservs and discussion groups, search tens of thousands of documents, receive personalized information on your issues, access NCSL books and newsletters, look-up your colleagues in the 50 states and take advantage of e-learning opportunities.

THE NCSL BLOG

  • Lawmakers Urged to Think Big for Transportation Solutions

    A day after blanketing Capitol Hill to highlight concerns with federal funding for transportation, attendees of NCSL’s 2014 Forum got a front seat to a discussion with two transportation policy experts.

  • States Must Have Cybersecurity Plan

    The massive data hack that hit Sony and resulted in the cancellation of the release of a major holiday-season movie is just the latest and most high-profile of a series of devastating data breaches, email attacks and other cybersecurity incidents.

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