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2003 Part I 2002. Welcome to an overview of The Council of State Governments’ Suggested State Legislation Program (SSL)

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1 2003 Part I 2002

2 Welcome to an overview of The Council of State Governments’ Suggested State Legislation Program (SSL)

3 The SSL Program highlights legislation that results from or generates patterns of changelegislation that results from or generates patterns of change the first state legislation about an issuethe first state legislation about an issue the best state legislation on public policythe best state legislation on public policy new legislative approaches to ongoing state issuesnew legislative approaches to ongoing state issues

4 The SSL Program consists of a committeea committee a processa process electronic and printed productselectronic and printed products

5 Under SSL Bylaws CSG members and CSG Associates can submit legislation to the SSL programCSG members and CSG Associates can submit legislation to the SSL program other interested parties can submit legislation to the program through a CSG member or their staffother interested parties can submit legislation to the program through a CSG member or their staff on a year-round basison a year-round basis

6 SSL committee members are state legislators and legislative staffstate legislators and legislative staff CSG Affiliate membersCSG Affiliate members CSG task force chairs and co-chairsCSG task force chairs and co-chairs CSG Toll FellowsCSG Toll Fellows

7 The SSL process involves at least two meetings a year one in conjunction with CSG’s annual meetingone in conjunction with CSG’s annual meeting one in conjunction with CSG’s spring meeting, and as necessary,one in conjunction with CSG’s spring meeting, and as necessary, a summer or fall meetinga summer or fall meeting

8 The SSL Committee meets at least twice in a year-long SSL cycle to select the legislation that will be highlighted in the electronic and printed formats of an SSL Volumemeets at least twice in a year-long SSL cycle to select the legislation that will be highlighted in the electronic and printed formats of an SSL Volume

9 The SSL Committee screens approximately 210 bills each year, or about 70 items per meetingscreens approximately 210 bills each year, or about 70 items per meeting selects between 35 and 40 bills per year for publication in the electronic and printed formats of SSL volumesselects between 35 and 40 bills per year for publication in the electronic and printed formats of SSL volumes

10 SSL Volumes contain draft legislationcontain draft legislation summarize draft legislationsummarize draft legislation offer notes about state actions on public policyoffer notes about state actions on public policy provide the bill numbers, status and names of the originating states’ submissionsprovide the bill numbers, status and names of the originating states’ submissions report federal legislative mandatesreport federal legislative mandates

11 SSL Volumes are published electronically, in segments (e.g., Part I, Part II, etc.)are published electronically, in segments (e.g., Part I, Part II, etc.) are published in the STARS Database after every SSL meetingare published in the STARS Database after every SSL meeting are published in a printed format at the end of every SSL cycle (usually in December)are published in a printed format at the end of every SSL cycle (usually in December) are distributed to state legislative service agencies, state libraries and other selected agencies in state government around the countryare distributed to state legislative service agencies, state libraries and other selected agencies in state government around the country

12 The SSL Program solicits legislation for SSL dockets year- roundsolicits legislation for SSL dockets year- round

13 For more information contact SSL staff at Thank You!


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