Model Policies

Model Policies

  • A Resolution to Establish a Local Taxpayer Bill of Rights for Residents of (INSERT JURISDICTION) image

    A Resolution to Establish a Local Taxpayer Bill of Rights for Residents of (INSERT JURISDICTION)

    WHEREAS, this great nation is built on the solid foundation of government being of the people, by the people and for the people, and WHEREAS, it has become too commonplace …

  • ACCE Principles of Short Term Housing Rental Regulations image

    ACCE Principles of Short Term Housing Rental Regulations

    Short-term housing rentals are becoming an important component of the travel and tourism economy in many communities throughout the country. Recently, some jurisdictions have passed — or are considering the …

  • ACCE Principles of Taxation image

    ACCE Principles of Taxation

    The fundamental principles presented here provide guidance for a neutral and effective tax system; one that raises needed revenue for core functions of government, while minimizing the burden on citizens.

  • Balanced Budget Certification Act image

    Balanced Budget Certification Act

    BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF {insert state}: Section 1. Article xx, {insert state} Constitution, is amended by adding Section xx to read as follows: Section …

  • Higher Education Scholarships for High School Pupils Act image

    Higher Education Scholarships for High School Pupils Act

    Section 1. {Title} Higher Education Scholarships for High School Pupils Section 2. {Basic elements of the Act} Upon adoption of this subdivision in a school district, a pupil …

  • Growing Our Workforce Investment Now (Go Win) Act image

    Growing Our Workforce Investment Now (Go Win) Act

    This Act supports opportunities for employers to invest in the future success of their workforce by providing a tax credit for employed individuals enrolled in training pursuant to Industry Recognized Credentials or completion of a Registered Apprenticeship program.

  • Digital Teaching and Learning Plan image

    Digital Teaching and Learning Plan

    This bill: Has the following goals: Dramatic improvement in student achievement evidenced through individual student content mastery and state determined assessments Skilled workforce development and employer/student alignment Long-term self-funding through budget savings and tax revenue enhancements Requires the State Board of Education to establish a digital teaching and learning taskforce to develop a plan for digital teaching and learning in elementary and secondary schools; and To develop a Digital Teaching and Learning master plan that will lead to dramatic improvements in student achievement; To develop a financial plan that leads to fiscal sustainability and accounts for the positive financial impact of the program; To conduct a technology readiness assessment of the public education system's current technology resources, instructional resources, and levels of professional development; To perform a school network infrastructure study to determine the technology infrastructure needs of the public education system to implement a digital teaching and learning program; and Report the findings to the Education Interim Committee and the Executive Appropriations Committee [or similar appropriate State education and appropriations legislative committees].

  • Resolution Opposing Anti-Indemnity and Anti-Additional Insured Legislation image

    Resolution Opposing Anti-Indemnity and Anti-Additional Insured Legislation

    WHEREAS, a number of state legislatures have passed laws prohibiting standard indemnity and additional insured contract provisions that have been in use for decades WHEREAS, the freedom of contract is …

  • An Act Granting the Authority of Rural Counties to Transition to Decentralized Land Use Regulation image

    An Act Granting the Authority of Rural Counties to Transition to Decentralized Land Use Regulation

    (A) Findings and Purpose. The Legislature finds that the planning and zoning authority granted to rural counties may encourage land use regulation which is overly centralized, intrusive and politicized.

  • Dual Language Immersion Program Act image

    Dual Language Immersion Program Act

    This Act creates a pilot program, the Dual Language Immersion Program. It directs the State Board of Education to develop a course taught in one of the “critical languages” (as listed by the federal National Security Language Initiative, including Chinese, Arabic, Russian, Hindi, and Korean), which can be either a traditional course or through digital or interactive course modules. The Board shall notify districts of the course’s availability, and may expand the program to include more course offerings subject to demand and available resources. The Act also funds incentives to 15 qualifying schools for offering pilot programs in Chinese, Spanish, French, and Navajo, as well as a 50-50 English-foreign language instructional model. This policy, after amendments, was approved unanimously.

  • The Great Schools Tax Credit Program Act (Scholarship Tax Credits) image

    The Great Schools Tax Credit Program Act (Scholarship Tax Credits)

    The Great Schools Tax Credit Program authorizes a tax credit for individual and corporate contributions to organizations that provide educational scholarships to eligible students so they can attend qualifying public or private schools of their parents’ choice.

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    Environmental Priorities Act

    Intent The legislature finds that there are a variety of current and potential environmental restoration projects, regulations and programs that would benefit the health of the environment, …

  • Resolution to Treat 17-Year-Olds As Juveniles image

    Resolution to Treat 17-Year-Olds As Juveniles

    Whereas, the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is committed to developing effective criminal justice policies that create safe communities for citizens as well as strong state budgets; and WHEREAS, in …

  • Inclusive College Savings Plan Act image

    Inclusive College Savings Plan Act

    {Title, enacting clause, etc.} Section 1. {Title} This Act may be cited as the Inclusive College Savings Act. Section 2. {Definitions} For the purposes of this Act: (A) …

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    Spending Evaluation Act

    BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF {insert state}: Section 1. Article xx, {insert state} Constitution, is amended by adding Section xx to read as follows: Section …

  • Resolution Reaffirming Tenth Amendment Rights image

    Resolution Reaffirming Tenth Amendment Rights

    WHEREAS, the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States specifically provides that, “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to …

  • Online Learning Clearinghouse Act image

    Online Learning Clearinghouse Act

    Section 1. {Title.} Online Learning Clearinghouse Act Section 2. {Definitions.} (A) “Clearinghouse” means the clearinghouse established under Section 3. (B) “Data verification code” means a code that is …

  • A Bill to Ban the Box on Employment Applications image

    A Bill to Ban the Box on Employment Applications

    The Legislature declares that it is the duty of the state of [Insert State Name] to encourage and contribute to the successful reintegration of people with a criminal history. The …

  • Occupational Board Reform Act image

    Occupational Board Reform Act

    A bill for an act relating to occupational regulations contrary to the Sherman (Antitrust) Act; establishing the state policy for the regulation of occupations, specifying criteria for government regulation to increase …

  • ALEC Model Resolution on Continuing Education on Federalism image

    ALEC Model Resolution on Continuing Education on Federalism

    Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of [INSERT STATE] that a course on federalism is required as a condition of continued employment for every employee of the …