Resolution Commending the National Conference of State Legislatures on 40 Years of Service to the States

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WHEREAS, the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) was created on January 1, 1975 to serve as a champion for state legislatures; and

WHEREAS, NCSL is committed to the success of all legislators and staff by improving the quality and effectiveness of state legislatures, promoting policy innovation and communication among state legislatures, and ensuring that state legislatures have a strong, cohesive voice in the federal system; and

WHEREAS, NCSL has helped states remain strong and independent by giving them the tools, information and resources to craft the best solutions to difficult problems; and

WHEREAS, NCSL has served as a stalwart defender of the states against unwarranted federal preemption of state laws, unfunded mandates and federal legislation that threatens state authority and autonomy; and

WHEREAS, NCSL serves as an effective partner to sister state and local government associations in the creation of innovative policy programming and the defense of states’ rights; and

WHEREAS, The Council of State Governments values its partnership with NCSL and remains committed to working with NCSL to advance the interests of the states; and

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that The Council of State Governments commends the National Conference of State Legislatures on 40 years of exceptional service to the states; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that The Council of State Governments celebrates the tireless efforts of the National Conference of State Legislatures’ leaders, members, management and staff in advancing and sustaining the role of the states in our federal system.

Adopted this 13th Day of August, 2014 at the CSG National Conference in Anchorage, Alaska.