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.

NBCSL Designated National Emergency Resolution Submission Process

Over the past few months, we have seen one national emergency after another surface that require our critical response. From the COVID-19 to the uproar and after effects of the killing by police of George Floyd, this organization has been to the forefront of engaging its membership through active leadership as part of our response. The date for submissions expired on July on July 28th, 2020 at 12:00 midnight. 

Thank you for your submissions.  NBCSL staff and the NBCSL Rules Committee will review all submissions and report back to members on the status of their submissions making the cut for a special ratification session. Those submissions that did not make the cut, will be forwarded to be considered for ratification at our 44th virtual Annual Legislative Conference to be held in early December.

If you have any further questions about the Designated National Emergency Resolutions submission process, feel free to address your correspondence to .

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