NCSL Database

Legislative Responses for Policing-State Bill Tracking

NCSL provides you with up to date, real-time information on law enforcement bills that have been introduced in the 50 states and the District of Columbia. The database contains policing bills introduced as of May 25, 2020 that are in response to recent events.


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Fiscal Brief: Enacting State Budgets

Enacting a state budget and determining policy priorities are never easy, even when state revenues are healthy. This year was particularly challenging because the coronavirus pandemic interrupted the budget process and caused revenues to plummet.


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COVID-19: Searching for a Vaccine

Listen as Clement Lewin, associate vice president for Vaccines R&D Strategy at the pharmaceutical firm Sanofi Pasteur as he discusses the overall efforts to create a vaccine for COVID-19, and also explain the role state legislators and other policymakers can play in the vaccine process.


2020 State Legislative Session Calendar

This map provides information on legislative sessions in each state, district and territory. You can also find information on regular session dates, and, if necessary, special session dates.


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Adjourned, Suspended or Postponed Related to COVID-19

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Our American States

The “Our American States” podcast is where you hear compelling conversations that tell the story of America’s state legislatures, the people in them, the politics that compel them, and the important work of democracy.



Read the May/June E-Magazine

To bring you the latest on how COVID-19 is affecting the states, we are offering this issue of State Legislatures magazine in digital-only format.



Legislators Bear the Torch of Democracy

State legislators fight for issues, represent their communities and commit their time to preserve and strengthen our democracy. That’s hard work. And in these strange and tumultuous times, legislating may feel harder than ever.