We know our legislative members face time constraints and a saturated information environment. That’s why our seasoned policy experts have developed model legislation comprising of the crucial components of a successful law, such as expertise, consistency and conformity, to ensure our members have what they need to enact policy in their states. Each year, NBCSL asks its Legislative members to submit bills they have introduced, sponsored, and successfully passed in their respective state legislatures. From those submissions, a selected set  is presented by sponsor(s) at our Annual Legislative Conference and then featured as examples of Model Legislation on this platform.

State of Florida SB220 - SB 220 – Addressing the Abandonment of African-American cemeteries

Committee of Jurisdiction: Business and Economic Development
SB220 - A bill on investigating the discoveries of abandoned African-American Cemeteries.

State of Alabama HB287 - Women’s Tribute Statue Commission to fund, commission, and place statues of Rosa Parks and Helen Keller on the State's Capitol Grounds

Committee of Jurisdiction: Law, Justice, and Ethics
HB287 - This bill would create a Women’s Tribute Statue Commission to fund, commission, and place statues of Rosa Parks and Helen Keller on the State's Capitol Grounds. The State of Alabama also designate December 1 as Rosa Parks Day.

State of Illionis HB3418 - The Creation of Urban Agriculture Incentive Zones

Committee of Jurisdiction: Agriculture
HB3418 - This bill allows counties or municipalities to create urban agricultural zones made up of organizations or individuals who grow produce or other agricultural products, raise or process livestock or poultry or sell a minimum of 75% locally grown food.

State of Illionis HB2190 - License to Work Act

Committee of Jurisdiction: Law, Justice, Ethics
The License to Work Act, would end license suspensions for a number of non-moving violations, including the largest category: unpaid parking and vehicle compliance tickets.

State of California General Assembly BIll Assembly Bill No. 392 - An act to amend Sections 196 and 835a of the Penal Code, relating to peace officers.

Committee of Jurisdiction: Law, Justice, Ethics
AB 392 - An act to amend Sections 196 and 835a of the Penal Code, relating to peace officers.

Bringing Closure to Racially Motivated Murders from the Civil Rights Era

Committee of Jurisdiction: Law, Justice, Ethics
During the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s, law enforcement in many states failed to protect civil rights activists from violent, racist opposition. To this day, there are racially-motivated murders from the civil rights era that remain unsolved. 

Improving the Odds for Students Academically Underprepared for College Coursework

Committee of Jurisdiction: Education
Research has shown that students entering college who are placed into remedial or developmental education programs are often underprepared for college coursework. According to a 2017 report by the U.S. Department of Education, in the 2011-12 academic year approximately one third of first-year undergraduates in the United States were enrolled in at least one developmental course.

Instructing African American Drivers on How to Survive Police Traffic Stops

Committee of Jurisdiction: Law, Justice, and Ethics
The risk of being pulled over by the police when “driving while black” is not a new phenomenon.  For African-American motorist, traffic stops represent potentially dangerous encounters with law enforcement that can lead to incarceration, physical harm, or even death.

Demystifying Dyslexia and Developing Solutions

Committee of Jurisdiction: Children, Youth, and Families (CYF); Education (EDU)
An increase to the minimum wage has been the rallying cry of many labor groups within recent years. Especially among fast-food workers, who contend raising the minimum wage

Increasing Minimum Wage, Improving Lives

Committee of Jurisdiction: Labor and Workforce Development
An increase to the minimum wage has been the rallying cry of many labor groups within recent years. Especially among fast-food workers, who contend raising the minimum wage would better provide them a chance to take care of themselves and their families.
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