August 14, 2013
NCSL Recognizes Outstanding Legislative Documents
Documents produced by state legislative staff and agencies win awards
ATLANTA –Thirteen outstanding documents on topics from citizens’ and legislators guides to fiscal policy to natural resources were honored by the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) as winners of the 2013 Notable Documents Award.
The winners received the Notable Documents Award, which is presented annually by the Legislative Research Librarian (LRL) staff section at NCSL. Representatives of the staff section presented the awards during NCSL’s 39th annual Legislative Summit in Atlanta.
The contest defines a “document” as a product of a federal, state or local government agency, or a foundation, consulting firm, quasi-public, private sector, or nonprofit organization. Formats include print, microfilm, CD-ROM, periodical/serial, or website.
The 2013 Notable Documents are:
Ohio Facts, 2012 Edition - Ohio Legislative Service Commission
Budget 101: A Guide to the Budget Process in Texas -Texas Senate Research Center
State Employee Compensation and Turnover- Idaho Office of Performance Evaluations
Historical and Cultural Resources:
Civil War Sesquicentennial in Virginia: Impact at the Halfway Mark– Virginia Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War Commission
Human Trafficking in Pennsylvania: Policy Recommendations and Proposed Legislation– Joint State Government Commission, General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Firearms Laws in Minnesota: A Guide for Legislators– Minnesota House Research Department
Kentucky’s Boards, Commissions, and Similar Entities– Kentucky Program Review and Investigations Committee
2013 Nevada Education Data Book– Nevada Legislative Counsel Bureau
Public Policy-Public Safety:
Digging into One-Call: A Review of Montana's Underground Facility Damage Prevention Program– Montana Legislative Services Division
Louisiana’s Comprehensive Master Plan for a Sustainable Coast– Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority of Louisiana
Report on Silica Sand– Minnesota Environmental Quality Board
Options for Creating a Separate Department of Medicaid Require Transition Planning– North Carolina General Assembly, Program Evaluation Division
Notable Online Resources:
Legislative Reference Library of Texas Pinterest Boards–Texas Legislative Reference Library
NCSL is a bipartisan organization that serves the legislators and staffs of the states, commonwealths and territories. It provides research, technical assistance and opportunities for policymakers to exchange ideas on the most pressing state issues and is an effective and respected advocate for the interests of the states in the American federal system.