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NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that The Council of State Governments expresses its support for the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that The Council of State Governments urges the appropriation of funds for the 3rd year of the STEP grant pilot program (2013-2014).  

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that The Council of State Governments encourages federal legislative and oversight actions such as, but not limited to, the Congressional Review Act  to subject MATS to further analysis for its potential negative impacts on jobs, state economies and their recovery, electricity prices for consumers, domestic manufacturing, and international competitiveness  in addition to the bipartisan Fair Compliance Act sponsored by U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Dan Coats (R-IN) that would harmonize MATS compliance deadlines with pre-construction and construction timelines to install emission reduction technologies, construct replacement capacity, implement transmission reinforcement or other mitigation measures to assure electricity prices are reasonable, and the reliability of the electric grid is maintained without changing the final rule’s stringency or reduction levels.  

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT, that The Council of State Governments establish a Telehealth Care Interstate Compact Working Group to explore the creation of a new interstate compact agreement designed to improve access to health care in rural areas by facilitating the interstate licensing of doctors and reforming the existing reimbursement system.  The working group will research the feasibility of such an arrangement and make specific recommendations to the CSG National Health Policy Task Force within one year.

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that The Council of State Governments encourages states to partner with the National Association of Public Affairs Networks about the formation and expansion of a state public affairs network in each of the 50 states in the manner most appropriate for each individual state. 

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that The Council of State Governments supports congressional efforts to increase the efficiency of federal agency outreach and assistance to American small and medium-sized exporters.

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that The Council of State Governments calls on Congress and the Administration to enable and encourage federal agencies to enter into partnerships, including memorandum of understandings, with state governments to provide for the better management of land in and around military and other federal facilities.

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that The Council of State Governments (CSG) requests the federal government to pursue opportunities to reduce intellectual property theft through federal and state enforcement efforts directed at rogue websites which operate fraudulently and harm American businesses and consumers.

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that The Council of State Governments supports the establishment of state and federal public policies that improve the nation’s energy security and promote energy independence and economic security.

 

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that The Council of State Governments supports the establishment of a voluntary agreement to provide for the possibility of mutual assistance among the Central and Prairie Regions of the United States and Canada in managing any emergency or disaster when the affected jurisdiction or jurisdictions ask for assistance, whether arising from natural disaster, technological hazard, man-made disaster or civil emergency aspects of resource shortages. 

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