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.
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.
BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED, that that the Council of State Governments encourages the state legislative mental health caucuses to work with public and private providers, non-profit groups such as the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the Mental Health Association and other mental health patient advocacy groups, as well any other private or public entities with an interest in mental health issues in order to educate the legislature and the public on mental health needs and services in their states
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, The Council of State Governments supports the goals and ideals for the 2010 Census and will disseminate 2010 Census information to encourage participation.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, The Council of State Governments asks its affiliates and membership to partner together to achieve an accurate and complete count.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, The Council of State Governments encourages its members to participate in events and initiatives that will raise overall awareness of the 2010 Census and increase participation among all populations.
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, The Council of State Governments establishes an Interstate Health Insurance Compact Working Group to explore the creation of an agreement that would permit states to join together and share common regulatory standards and consumer protections related to health insurance, including specific recommendations for inclusion in an interstate compact that may be considered by states. Such recommendations will be due to the CSG Health Policy Task Force within one year.
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of State Governments calls on Congress to seize a historic opportunity and pass an adequately funded, multi-modal, multi-year transportation authorization bill to include a focus on all modes of travel as soon as possible, and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Council of State Governments commends Congress for transportation and infrastucture funding included as part of the ARRA but expresses disappointment that the funding was not at the level needed to make substantial progress in meeting the nation's transportation infrastructure needs; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Council of State Governments will seek to partner with organizations that share our philosophy about the need for historic investment in the nation's transportation infrastructure in advocacy of these issues before Congress.