CSG Executive Committee

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NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that The Council of State Governments supports the establishment of the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) and encourages its member jurisdictions to consider the new interstate agreement as an innovative policy solution that will increase degree attainment and reduce costs for students, states, and institutions; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that The Council of State Governments staff will provide ongoing assistance to the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements’ national office and the four regional higher education compacts in their efforts to raise awareness about SARA.

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that The Council of State Governments requests the U.S. Congress and the federal government to pursue opportunities to protect intellectual property, reduce fraudulent theft, and protect American businesses and consumers.

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that The Council of State Governments urges the U.S. Congress to pass reauthorization of Ex-Im Bank before the current authorization extension expires September, 2014.

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that The Council of State Governments recommends that each state’s elections Web site provide specific information for UOCAVA voters, and that each Web site provide a link to the U.S. Department of Defense Federal Voting Assistance Program Web site; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that The Council of State Governments supports the full funding of HAVA requirements to help states improve electronic communication and information available to military and overseas voters.

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that The Council of State Governments urges that the United States Congress and the President of the United States maintain and enhance the ability of the states to protect the investors and consumers residing in their states taking no action that would jeopardize, diminish, or preempt the existing authority of the states to investigate and prosecute investment fraud and other illegal investment activities by broker-dealers, investment advisers, their agents and representatives, financial planners, and any other persons or entities, whether licensed or unlicensed, engaged in activities in connection with the offer and sale of securities within a state.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this resolution shall be forwarded to each member of the United States Congress and to the President of the United States.
 

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that The Council of State Governments calls upon the federal agencies distributing the broadband funding included in the ARRA to expressly mandate that broadband awareness, adoption, use, and digital literacy programs receive funding priority;

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that The Council of State Governments calls upon the federal agencies implementing the broadband funding included in the ARRA to follow Congress’ clear legislative intent with respect to broadband adoption, use, and digital literacy treat the mandated minimum expenditure of $250 million for these purposes as a threshold level with a maximum limited only by the size of the broadband stimulus program itself.

The Council of State Governments encourages lawmakers to investigate the effects of human trafficking in their own states and act to pass legislation that will address these activities

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that The Council of State Governments urges the Congress and the administration work with CSG’s members on developing alternatives to REAL ID, such as PASS ID, that will allow states to actively participate in the development and implementation of a more secure and sustainable DL/ID system.

NOW BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that The Council of State Governments urges the Congress and the administration to work with CSG and CSG’s members as PASS ID moves through the legislative process to ensure, to the greatest extent possible, that the legislation includes increased privacy protections, minimizes the cost burden to states, and continues ongoing and substantive stakeholder coordination.

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that The Council of State Governments recognizes the important role trade has to play in America’s recovery and supports efforts at the federal level to create a more export focused U.S. economy.

NOW BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that The Council of State Governments urges Congress to adopt legislation that supports and enhances state investments in export promotion

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that The Council of State Governments encourages local, state, federal and provincial governments to adopt open procurement policies between our two countries.

NOW BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that The Council of State Governments undertake concerted efforts to build awareness and appreciation for the mutual benefits of the open two-way trade system that exists between Canada and the United States.

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