Policy Resolutions embody NBCSL’s core values, promoting equal access to America’s opportunities and promises. Policy Resolutions draw attention to a particular policy problem and offer solutions; they serve as the basis for both state and federal legislation and action, and have often resulted in enacted laws, policies, and programs. Each year, our legislative members deliberate over resolutions that have been submitted in advance of the Annual Legislative Conference. All resolutions ratified by the full body are disseminated to NBCSL’s state, federal, corporate, and non-profit partners in order to effect change.

Policy Resolution Process

The National Black Caucus of State Legislators' 2020 Policy Resolutions process officially opened on March 8, 2019. Policy Resolutions submitted for consideration at NBCSL's 43rd Annual Legislative Conference in Fort Lauderdale, Florida must be submitted by a Regular NBCSL Legislator (see NBCSL Bylaws Article III, Section 2) no later than 11:59 p.m. EST on August 30, 2019.  After August 31st, resolutions may only be submitted by an NBCSL Policy Committee Chair or Vice Chair no later than 11:59 p.m. EST on September 13, 2019.

If you have any questions about the 2019 Policy Resolution process, please send an email to