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NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that The Council of State Governments urges the executive branch and Congress to seriously review the threat posed to American energy security from policies that do not enable the productive use of indigenous energy resources which continue reliance on imported fuels.

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that The Council of State Governments urges reauthorization of the STEP grant pilot program beyond 2014; and BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that The Council of State Governments urges expanded authorization past FY 2013-2014 for continued funding of the STEP program for eligible states and territories.

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that The Council of State Governments expresses its support for the NCSL proposal for a $20 million program to support state-level pilot programs to explore transportation funding alternatives to fuel taxes, with no more than $2 million available for allocation to any one state.

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that The Council of State Governments calls on Congress to pass the next federal surface transportation authorization bill prior to the expiration of MAP-21 on September 30, 2014, and BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that The Council of State Governments calls on Congress to engage on the issues of the future of the federal transportation program and the Highway Trust Fund during their deliberations on the next authorization bill.

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that CSG requests that the U.S. Congress implement a legislative solution that will facilitate the efficient operation of the integrated regional livestock industry, rather than implement additional regulations and requirements for meat producers and processors.

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that The Council of State Governments recognizes that the New International Trade Crossing is vital to ensuring the ongoing viability of existing trade between the United States and Canada and will lay the foundation for future productivity, growth and economic stability of local economies across the Midwest.

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that The Council of State Governments opposes any federal legislation or executive action that would eliminate the federal tax-exemption on municipal bonds.

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that The Council of State Governments urges the 50 state and provincial legislatures, health departments, and other state agencies and institutions to make the prevention and treatment of obesity a top priority and to work to reduce obesity, as well as medically-related costs, while improving the health and wellness of all persons.

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that The Council of State Governments encourages Congress to amend the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act to give states a more accurate picture of the cost of federal programs.

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that The Council of State Governments endorses the Aerospace States Association’s policy paper “UAS Privacy Concerns” addressing unmanned aircraft systems privacy concerns; and BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that The Council of State Governments supports the Federal Aviation Administration-monitored use of UAS as emerging technologies with a potential economic benefit for states.

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