Policy Area

Suggested State Legislation: The Act establishes a state grant program to improve security infrastructure in schools, install security systems in schools’ primary entryways, purchase portable security devices, and train school personnel to use the devices and the infrastructure.

Suggested State Legislation: This Act directs that an employer shall not intentionally employ an unauthorized alien or knowingly employ an unauthorized alien. On receipt of a complaint that an employer allegedly intentionally employs an unauthorized alien or knowingly employs an unauthorized alien, the attorney general or county attorney shall investigate.

Suggested State Legislation:  This Act requires the state department of public health to implement policies and procedures for health care providers and health care facilities in the state to help prevent and control Multidrug-Resistant Organisms (MDROs).

Suggested State Legislation:  This Act is designed to balance funding between programs that pay for nursing home care and programs that pay for home and community-based care to people who need long-term care.

State Suggested Legislation: All business entities created by the filing of organizational documents with the Secretary of State are required to have registered agents for service of process. The intent of this legislation is to make all statutory provisions for registered agents the same, whether the registered agent is acting for a corporation, a limited liability company, or any form of formally-organized partnership. It also applies to unincorporated nonprofit associations.

Suggested State Legislation:This Act requires a registered sex offender to provide their online identifier and the name of any website or Internet communication service where they use the identifier to a sheriff; requires an offender to confirm the identifier each year and to notify a sheriff in person or electronically of any changes to the identifier; mandates that a sheriff must forward any changes of an offender’s required online identifier to the state department of public safety (DPS).

CSG South

Education often is the primary concern for legislators in the United States. During the past 50 years, the responsibility of the states to provide a fulfilling education for every one of its children has increased dramatically. Within the Southern Legislative Conference, it is most often the state government that carries the heaviest financial burden for providing the proper foundation, environment, and standards for the future leaders of its territory and the greater nation.

This report focuses specifically on eight key statistics and issues of the 16 Southern states: Financial Overview, Expenditures, Division of Total Student Body, Special Groups, Sources of Local Revenue for Public School Systems, State Contribution toward K-12 Education, Historical Court Cases, and Recent Legislation.

CSG South

This presentation was given by Sujit M. CanagaRetna, Senior Fiscal Analyst of the Southern Legislative Conference before the 54th Annual Tennessee Governor’s Conference on Economic and Community Development in Nashville, Tennessee on September 13, 2007.

CSG South

This presentation was given by Sujit CanagaRetna, Senior Fiscal Analyst at the SLC, at the 2007 Association of Capitol Reporters and Editors annual meeting, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

CSG South

The domestic auto industry remains embroiled in a structural conversion that has resulted in layoffs for thousands, drooping sales figures and rising financial losses. Some distinct advantages, both financial and nonfinancial, in these Southern states lured foreign automakers in the last two decades or so, a move that has completely shifted the economic orientation of these Southern locales from largely agricultural to high-tech, manufacturing economies.

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