NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of State Governments calls on Congress to pass a federal authorization bill that provides short term funding stability, long term vision, strong federal funding and maximum flexibility to states in meeting transportation and infrastructure needs.
BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED, that The Council of State Governments encourages Congress to align the School Meal Initiative Standards with current Dietary Guidelines for Americans, urges states to work with their U.S. senators and representatives to ensure that schools are meeting those guidelines, and urges state legislators to work with their Departments of Education to ensure local school districts are meeting the nutritional standards already in place.
BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED, that The Council of State Governments supports and encourages state actions to preserve the preeminence of state-regulated insurance systems and seeks to alert and educate state officials about the continuing efforts to preempt state regulatory authority with a movement toward an optional federal charter.
BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED, that The Council of State Governments strongly opposes SORNA’s application to juvenile sex offenders and urges Congress to revise the law to more accurately address the needs of juvenile offenders.
BE IT THEREFORE NOW RESOLVED, that The Council of State Governments calls upon the United States Congress, United States Army Corps of Engineers and United States Bureau of Reclamation to form partnerships with the states to extend the productive lives of reservoirs.
BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED, that The Council of State Governments supports and encourages states to enforce existing U.S. Department of Agriculture regulations that prohibit serving foods of minimal nutritional value during mealtimes in school food service areas, including vending machines.
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that The Council of State Governments supports state efforts to promote pharmaceutical and bioscience innovation as it is in the best interest of both our states’ economic growth and prosperity, as well as the public health of our citizens;
NOW BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that The Council of State Governments encourages states to support pharmaceutical and bioscience innovation, which could include the establishment of a Life Sciences Advisory Board, Joint Committee on Biosciences, and/or a focused legislative subcommittee to enhance the legislature’s ability to direct state policies towards innovation growth and biopharmaceutical awareness.
BE IT NOW THEREFORE RESOLVED, that The Council of State Governments encourages state legislators and other elected leaders to support and promote state-wide efforts to develop and implement their state’s comprehensive cancer control plan.
BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED that The Council of State Governments encourages all states to implement strategies to increase enrollment in high-quality early childhood education programs, as well as create new programs so that all 3 and 4 year old children are served.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that The Council of State Governments encourages research efforts to study the effectiveness of high-quality universal early childhood education programs.