NCSL Recognizes Outstanding Legislative Documents


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Documents produced by state legislative staff and agencies win awards

Denver—Eleven outstanding documents on topics ranging from “Challenges With Telework During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency,” to “Municipal Police In-Service Training: Funding and Cooperation Across the Commonwealth,” will be honored by the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) during its annual NCSL Base Camp 2021 virtual meeting.

The Notable Documents Awards, presented annually by the Legislative Research Librarians (LRL) professional staff association, 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 awards, a "document" is one produced by a federal, state or local government. Eligible formats include print and electronic publications, periodicals, serials or websites.

The 2021 Notable Documents are:


Delivery of Broadband Services in Unserved and Underserved Areas of the Commonwealth

Pennsylvania Joint State Government Commission


Louisiana Women’s Incarceration Task Force: Final Report and Recommendations

Louisiana Women's Incarceration Task Force

Study Dashboard: Study of the South Carolina Department of Corrections

South Carolina House of Representatives Legislative Oversight Committee

Environmental Protection

2020 New Jersey Scientific Report on Climate Change

New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection

Pollinator Health

Wisconsin Legislative Council

Labor & Employment

Report of the Workgroup on Harassment, Sexual Assault and Misogyny in New Jersey Politics

 Workgroup on Harassment, Sexual Assault and Misogyny in New Jersey Politics

Challenges with Telework During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency: Executive Branch Agencies

Louisiana Legislative Auditor

Public Health

Food Insecurity: A Legislative Research Office FAQ

Nebraska Legislative Research Office

We Definitely Struggle … The Worry is Always There. Improving the Health of People Living in Deep Poverty

Minnesota Department of Human Services

Public Safety

Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Task Force: A Report to the Minnesota Legislature

Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Task Force

Municipal Police In-Service Training: Funding and Cooperation across the Commonwealth

Massachusetts Office of the State Auditor

Notable Document Award Judges: Elizabeth Lincoln, Minnesota, chair; Ingrid Hernquist, New Jersey; Molly Riley, Minnesota; and Jenna Steward, Louisiana.  June 21, 2021

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.