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APRIL 30 WEBINAR: CLIMATE REGULATIONS 

coal plantJoin us Thursday, April 30, for this free NCSL webinar that will discuss what policymakers need to know and how might they get involved as their states work on the state implementation plans required by EPA.

 

 



 

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MAY 1 WEBINAR: EFFECTS OF AVIATION 

NCSL webinarJoin us Friday, May 1, for this free NCSL webinar: Pilots, Planes and Positives: General Aviation’s Effects Across the Economy. We will explore the cross-sector benefits of general aviation and how local communities and states can better work with general aviation groups to the advantage of all. We will also discuss how the coming FAA reauthorization will affect general aviation.  

 

 

 



 

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911 EMERGENCY SYSTEMS

911 SYSTEMThe legacy 911 system is becoming increasingly less effective as more people rely on cell phones to communicate. Stakeholders have been working to implement Next Generation 911, which would allow public emergency communication services to accept digital data. 

 

 



 

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MAY 1 WEBINAR: LINKING DRIVING & VOTING 

VOTE BUTTONSJoin us Friday, May 1, for this free NCSL webinar that will include faculty from the Pew Charitable Trusts and representatives of states that successfully implemented systems to seamlessly transfer data between motor vehicle offices and election offices. 

 

 



 

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PROPOSED CLIMATE REGULATIONS 

coal plantJoin us Thursday, April 30, for this free NCSL webinar that will discuss what policymakers need to know and how might they get involved as their states work on the state implementation plans required by EPA.

 

 



 

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CHILD MALTREATMENT PREVENTION 

CHILD WITH FLOWERAt least 20 states have enacted legislation related to early childhood home visiting programs, one of the effective strategies to support new parents and help prevent child maltreatment.  

 

 



 

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  • NCSL Webinar Gets General on Aviation

    Did you know there are more than 10 times the number of public-use airports in the U.S. then there are airports for scheduled commercial use? Or that there are over 600,000 registered pilots in the U.S., 2,200 alone in South Dakota?

  • Congress Addresses Human Trafficking

    The U.S. Senate passed the "Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act" (S. 178) on Wednesday. This is a comprehensive anti-trafficking bill that addresses all aspects of human trafficking, including law enforcement training, to better identify and apprehend traffickers.

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