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Distracted Driving | Cell Phone Use

Although lawmakers at the state, federal and local levels are examining a wide variety of issues related to driver distraction, the most common concern is the potential distraction caused by cell phones and other technology in the car. NCSL's Power BI driving charts provide a detailed overview of current laws in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

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What States Have Done to Avoid Glitches With Mail-In Voting

With the election quickly approaching, absentee/mail voting continues to be a headline issue among election administrators and policy pundits. What have states done to ensure the election operates smoothly?

Results Driven Governing

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Veto-Proof Majorities in State Legislatures

Whether or not a legislature has sufficient votes to override gubernatorial vetoes has significant implications on both the procedure of policymaking and the nature of issues debated in America's deliberative bodies. This webpage describes whether states have a veto-proof supermajority in their legislatures.

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Digital Political Ads

This NCSL resource provides information about digital political ads, legislative options for regulating them, and a table that includes all significant introduced and enacted legislation.

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Six Policy Decision Points on Absentee/Mail Voting

This brief explores six distinct policy decision points that can affect how smoothly a large volume of absentee/mail voting can be processed―application deadlines, drop boxes, ballot receipt and postmark deadlines, ballot processing and signature cure periods.

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States Craft Remote Work Policies That Work

Legislative staff directors and human resources staff are working hard to create and refine remote-work policies and to craft new, creative ways for staff to get their jobs done from afar—without impeding the legislative process.

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