NCSL Recognizes Outstanding Legislative Documents


Documents produced by state legislative staff and agencies win awards

NCSL press release

Nashville—Fourteen outstanding documents on topics ranging from “The Farm Bill: From Past to Present,” to “Firearm Fatality and Suicide Prevention: A Public Health Approach,” will be honored by the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) during its 45th annual Legislative Summit in Nashville.

The Notable Documents Awards are presented annually by the Legislative Research Librarians staff professional organization. The award recognizes excellence in documents that explore topics of interest to legislators and legislative staff, and present substantive material in an outstanding format. For purposes of the award, a "document" is one produced by a federal, state or local government. Eligible formats include print and electronic publications, periodicals, serials or websites.

The 2019 Notable Documents are:




Fiscal Matters

Historical and Cultural Resources

Legislator and Staff Guide

Public Health

Special Investigation


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.