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Resolutions embody NBCSL’s core values, promoting equal access to America’s opportunities and promises. 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' 2019 Policy Resolutions process officially opens on March 1, 2018. The 2019 Resolution Submission Instructions document assists members with the Policy Resolutions E-Form and provides sample resolutions. There are also two guides (10 Simple Steps Outline and a Flowchart) that summarize the resolutions process. 

Resolutions submitted for consideration at NBCSL's 42nd Annual Legislative Conference 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 31, 2018.  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 14, 2018

If you have any questions about the 2019 Policy Resolution process, feel free to contact NBCSL Policy Counsel, D. Justin Roberts at .

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