2005 Ratified Policy Resolutions

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2005 Resolutions

Business & Finance

  • 05-02 The Motor Vehicle Owner’s Right to Repair Act
  • 05-29 Private and Public Support of African American Lobbyists
  • 05-160 The American Economic System of Private Enterprise

Elementary & Secondary Education

  • 05-01 NBCSL-NHCSL National Closing the Gaps Campaign for African American and Hispanic Students
  • 05-11 Urging Schools to Provide Instruction on Healthy Lifestyle Choices Including Physical Education Programs
  • 05-14 Labor Education for Elementary and Secondary Schools
  • 05-17 Recognizing Need for Teacher Quality in Schools
  • 05-157 Multi-Faceted Testing


  • 05-05 Promoting Domestic Sources of Energy for America
  • 05-07 National Energy Policy


  • 05-08 Expanding Environmental Justice
  • 05-09 Reducing Risk in Communities
  • 05-145 Increasing Enforcement of EPA Regulation


  • 05-28 To Establish a NBCSL Committee on Veteran Affairs


  • 05-06 Kidney Dialysis Cost-of-Living Medicaid Reimbursement Resolution
  • 05-10 Minority Participation in Clinical Trials, Health Care Research and Development and Health Care Products and Services
  • 05-12 Childhood Obesity Health Disparities
  • 05-15 Health Care Coverage for Working Americans
  • 05-19 Addressing Asthma Health Disparities
  • 05-31 Access and Quality of Patient Medical Care/Eliminating Racial/ Ethnic Bias
  • 05-133 Chronic Kidney Disease as a Health Disparity
  • 05-136 Urging Congress to Reinstate Coverage Under Medicare for Rehabilitative Services for Persons Who are Homebound
  • 05-137 Proposed Resolution on the Uninsured and Commending Pfizer for Providing a Meaningful Solution through the Helpful Answers and Pfizer Pfriends Initiatives
  • 05-139 Cervical Cancer Elimination Task Forces
  • 05-142 AIDS


  • 05-21 Revitalizing Neighborhoods and Reclaiming Abandoned Properties
  • 05-22 Improving Homeownership Opportunities for and Preventing Discrimination in Mortgage Lending

Human Services

  • 05-125 Kinship Caregiver Support Act (Clinton Bill-S2706)
  • 05-127 Housing for Grandparent and other Relative Caregivers
  • 05-128 Kinship Navigator Programs

International Affairs

  • 05-23 Sudan Resolution
  • 05-113 Recognizing the Struggle of Afro-Latinos in Latin America and the Caribbean
  • 05-114 Normalizing US Government and Social Relations with Cuba
  • 05-115 Economic Development and Emergency Funds for Combating Disease in Africa
  • 05-116 Implementing Strategy for Ending Genocide in Darfur, Sudan
  • 05-144 Declaring Genocide in Darfur, Sudan
  • 05-146 Urging the United States Commitment to the United Nations Global Fund for Aids, Tuberculosis, and Malaria
  • 05-147 Memorializing the 10th Anniversary of the Rwanda Conflict in Memory of Rwandese Genocide Victims


  • 05-16 Living Wage for All

Law And Justice

  • 05-18 A Resolution to Investigate the Real Cost of the War on Drugs
  • 05-120 Educating Prison Inmates on Voting Rights
  • 05-121 Presidential Election Day as a National Holiday
  • 05-122 Addressing the Reentry Crisis of Ex-Prisoners and Providing Assistance for Ex-Prisoners
  • 05-123 Plight of the Black Farmers on the USDA Loan and Credit Policies Toward African American Farmers
  • 05-124 Banning Sterilization of Persons
  • 05-126 Illegal Suppression of Evidence and Unconstitutional Rulings by the Judge in Reference to Mumia Aba-Jamal
  • 05-131 Urging the Congress of the United States to Repeal Mandatory Minimum Sentences
  • 05-131 To Urge and Request the Federal Sentencing Commission Revise and Repeal the Federal Sentencing Guidelines and their Overall Effect on the Federal Criminal Justice System
  • 05-132 Compensating Survivors of Forced Sterilization
  • 05-134 Ex-Post Facto Clause Prohibiting Retroactive Application of Law
  • 05-141 Urging Congress to Reauthorize the “Special Provision of the Voting Rights Act
  • 05-143 Urging State and Municipal Leaders to Insure Adequate African American Media Participation in State and Municipal Advertising Contracts Similar to that Required Under Federal Law

Post-Secondary Education

  • 05-25 Fighting Bans on Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunities for Success
  • 05-26 Affordability and Tuition Costs of Post-Secondary Education

Science & Technology

  • 05-151 Task Force on Implementation of Help America Vote Act
  • 05-152 NBCSL Supports Distance Learning to Close Achievement Gap
  • 05-153 Verified Paper Audit Trail


  • 05-04 Access to Telecommunications Lifeline Services
  • 05-20 NBCSL Calls on the Federal Communications Commission to Carefully Weigh the Impact of any Intended Reforms to the Universal Service Funding Methodology to our Nation’s Most Vulnerable
  • 05-143 Urging State and Municipal Leaders to Insure Adequate African American Media Participation in State and Municipal Advertising Contracts Similar to that Required Under Federal Law


  • 05-13 Hours of Service Regulation


  • 05-154 Obesity Awareness Month
  • 05-156 Obesity in Youth
  • 05-158 Youth Childhood Obesity Joint Study

General Session

  • 05-201 Establishing Health Disparities Commissions
  • 05-202 To Establish a Veterans Roundtable
  • 05-203 Health Disparities and Increase Enrollment in Medicaid-funded Health Services
  • 05-205 The President Emergency Plan for Aids Reform Caribbean and Dominican Republic Expansion
  • 05-206 Adult Sickle Cell Anemia
  • 05-207 NBCSL Supports State and Local Government Policies to Make Wireless Telecommunications Services Widely Available
  • 05-208 NBCSL Calls on the Federal Communications Commission to Review the Current Definitions of Telecommunications and Information Services
  • 05-209 Dangers of Minors and Internet Chat Rooms
  • 05-210 The Effects of Violent Interactive Video Games on Children
  • 05-211 Establishing a Special Committee to Review the Juvenile Justice System
  • 05-212 Resolution in Support of Emmett Till Justice Campaign
  • 05-213 National Union of Families
  • 05-214 Reauthorization of Office of Minority Health and Appropriation of Funds and Staff for the Office of Minority Health and Office for Civil Rights, at the Office of the Secretary United States Department of Health and Human Services
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