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Research

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Remote Public Participation in Committee Proceedings

This 50-state chart provides links to opportunities for the public to participate in virtual, electronic remote legislative hearings during 2021 legislative sessions.

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2020-2021 Legislative Energy Trends

State legislatures play a pivotal role in America’s energy mix and in 2020 considered a variety of energy policies that support the evolving energy sector and protect critical energy infrastructure. This report examines state legislative action in 2020, highlighting trends in state energy policy and identifying topics that are likely to take priority in 2021 and beyond.

NCSL State Liaisons

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Making Work Safe and Accessible During a Pandemic

This report discusses COVID-19 risk in the workplace and how to keep workers safe and to accommodate workers at high risk of severe illness from the coronavirus.

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Business Interruption Insurance 2021 Legislation

Business interruption insurance, also known as business income insurance, helps small businesses protect against monetary losses due to periods of suspended operations or closures.

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Cryptocurrency | 2021

This page summarizes the 2021 state legislation regarding cryptocurrencies and digital and virtual currencies. Digital or virtual currencies are a medium of exchange but are not regular money.

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Energy Emergencies | Planning and Response

This primer outlines the role of state legislatures in preparing for and responding to energy emergencies and provides additional context around coordination between state and tribal governments during energy emergencies.

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Overview