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Research

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Health Policy Snapshot: COVID-19 Vaccine Infrastructure and Access

This policy snapshot covers a variety of options for legislators to use in supporting vaccination efforts or bolstering access to COVID-19 vaccines.

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Automatic Clearing of Records

State lawmakers are increasingly interested in statutory provisions that automatically clear a person’s criminal record.

Map Making

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Building a Strong Early Learning Workforce

Through this project, NCSL will grow legislators' understanding of challenges in the early education workforce and policy options to support early learning teachers. Five state teams will be developed.

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Curbing Rising Rates of Infectious Diseases

Many states are seeing positive developments with certain infectious disease rates. Unfortunately, at the same time, many states have seen significant increases in the rate of new cases of other infectious diseases.

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FY 2022 State Budget Status

NCSL tracks states' enactment of their FY 2022 budgets. As of July 22, 48 states have enacted a budget for FY 2022. Virginia and Wyoming enacted a biennial budget during the 2020 legislative session. The states still finishing their budgets all have mechanisms to continue spending until a new budget is approved.

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State Fair Debt Collection Practices Acts

State level consumer protections vary greatly and cover a wide range of topics, but 32 states, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the District of Columbia have fair debt collection practices acts which expressly prohibit certain acts by debt collection or regulate communications between debt collectors and debtors and/or third parties.

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Overview