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' 2020 Policy Resolutions process officially opened on March 8, 2019. This year, we are implementing a new online submission e-form accessible below. Also below, you will find the downloadable 2020 Resolution Submission Instructions document assists members with completing the form and provides sample resolutions. There are also two guides ( Simple Steps Outline and a Flowchart) that summarize the resolutions process. 

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, feel free to address your correspondence to .

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  2. Date of Submission*
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  3. Give your Resolution Submission a Title*
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  4. Requested Policy Committee Assignment*
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  5. Sponsor or Sponsors of Resolution*
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  8. First Name*
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  9. Legislative Title*
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  10. Home State
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    As an introduction to your submission, please provide a summary about your Policy Resolution, how is it national in scope and why the NBCSL should consider it for ratification.
  16. Upload Body of Policy Resolution
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  17. Click to Submit Resolution

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