• NBCSL President Mary H. Coleman and Vice President Calvin Smyre re-elected to serve in their executive capacities through 2006.
  • NBCSL, the National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators (NHCSL) and the Council of State Governments enter three year cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control to address seven core areas- Chronic Disease, HIV/AIDS, Immunizations, Adolescent and School Health, Environmental Health, and Birth Defects.
  • NBCSL and NHCSL hold Closing the Gaps Press Conference in Chicago, Illinois.
  • NBCSL convenes 10 policy symposiums and briefings on Health Disparities, Mental Health, Diabetes, HIV/AIDS and STDs, Obesity, Housing, Education, Finance, and Health Care.
  • NBCSL and the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) meet during the CBC Annual Legislative Conference to discuss Hurricane Katrina.
  • NBCSL President Mary H. Coleman appoints Task Force to Address concerns arising from Hurricane Katrina – the worst natural disaster to hit the United States.
  • NBCSL convenes 29th Annual Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C.