Model Policies

Model Policies

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    Assumption of Risk Act

    Summary In recent years, courts in some states have held that when the legislature adopted a comparative fault statute, which bases the award to the plaintiff on the defendant’s percentage …

  • Resolution to Oppose Imposing Intermediary Liability on the Internet under State Laws image

    Resolution to Oppose Imposing Intermediary Liability on the Internet under State Laws

    WHEREAS, the State of [insert state name here] believes in the principles of free markets and limited government, and WHEREAS, those principles have allowed the Internet to flourish, transforming all …

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    Tax Amnesty Act

    Providing for a Tax Amnesty Program Summary This Act provides for a tax amnesty program, which can be used by a city, county, municipality, or state to ensure that …

  • Notice and Opportunity to Repair Act image

    Notice and Opportunity to Repair Act

    Summary A Claimant filing a Construction Defect suit must provide written notice of each alleged Construction Defect …

  • Comparative Fault Act image

    Comparative Fault Act

    Summary This Act adopts a modified comparative fault system which bars a plaintiff’s recovery whose fault exceeds that of the defendants and nonparties. This ensures that only …

  • State Internet Tax Freedom Act image

    State Internet Tax Freedom Act

    State Internet Tax Freedom Act Summary The borderless nature of the 21st century economy makes the preemption of certain taxes necessary for a growing economy and sound …

  • SCHIP Anti-Crowd-Out Act image

    SCHIP Anti-Crowd-Out Act

    Section 1. Short Title.  This Act shall be known as the “SCHIP Anti-Crowd-Out Act.” Section 2. Requirement Regarding Employer-Sponsored Coverage. (A)  Subject to this Section, no payment may be made …

  • Resolution in Support of Oral Health Curriculum image

    Resolution in Support of Oral Health Curriculum

    WHEREAS, oral health is distinct from other aspects of health care in that oral health predominantly relates to two diseases—caries and periodontal disease—both of which are largely preventable; and WHEREAS, unlike in …

  • Unfunded Pension Liabilities Accounting and Transparency Act image

    Unfunded Pension Liabilities Accounting and Transparency Act

    Unfunded Pension Liabilities Accounting and Transparency Act Summary The Legislature finds that the future liabilities of the state’s several post-retirement pension and benefits plans may exceed the ability of …

  • State Grant Transparency and Accountability Act image

    State Grant Transparency and Accountability Act

    State Grant Transparency and Accountability Act   Summary The collection and reporting on the use of public grants is an important tool for properly stewarding tax dollars.  The purpose …

  • Facilitating Business Rapid Response to State Declared Disaster Act image

    Facilitating Business Rapid Response to State Declared Disaster Act

    Facilitating Business Rapid Response to State Declared Disaster Act Summary An Act to amend the public services law, state law and tax law, in relation to thresholds for establishing presence, residency …

  • Enhanced Delinquent Debt Collection Act image

    Enhanced Delinquent Debt Collection Act

    Providing for Enhanced Delinquent Debt Collection Summary This Act provides additional collection flexibility to a city, county, municipality, state, or other political subdivision to contract with one or more …

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    Advanced Voice Services Availability Act of 2007

    Advanced Voice Services Availability Act of 2007 Summary The purpose of this legislation is to promote the availability of competitive advanced voice services, such as Voice over Internet Protocol …

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    Medicaid Block Grant Act

     Medicaid Block Grant Act Summary This Act relates to reforms designed to support state Medicaid programs, including requesting federal authorization to fund the state Medicaid program through …

  • Teacher Quality Assurance Act image

    Teacher Quality Assurance Act

    Teacher Quality Assurance Act Summary This model policy prohibits a school district from utilizing a last-hired, first-fired layoff policy when reducing staff. Additionally, the model policy requires the …

  • Gas Tax Transparency Act image

    Gas Tax Transparency Act

    (1) The legislature finds that tax transparency is critical to understanding a citizen’s total tax burden and making sound decisions about energy and transportation policy. Providing tax information in a …

  • The Fair Notice and Market Stability Act image

    The Fair Notice and Market Stability Act

    Summary  This Act will achieve and sustain a healthy judiciary while ensuring market stability by: requiring that public policy decisions be made in open public proceedings with …

  • Amendments to the Great Schools Tax Credit Program Act (Scholarship Tax Credit) image

    Amendments to the Great Schools Tax Credit Program Act (Scholarship Tax Credit)

    Amend the Great Schools Tax Credit Program Act (Scholarship Tax Credit) as follows:   Section 3 (B): After “taxpayer’s tax liability.” add “Taxpayers may not claim the state tax credit …

  • Resolution Supporting States Ability to Permit and Regulate Oil and Gas Development on Federal Lands within Their Borders image

    Resolution Supporting States Ability to Permit and Regulate Oil and Gas Development on Federal Lands within Their Borders

    Resolution Supporting States Ability to Permit and Regulate Oil and Gas Development on Federal Lands within Their Borders Whereas, onshore energy development supports hundreds of thousands of American …

  • The Economic Development Zone ESA Act (Amendments to the Education Savings Account Act) image

    The Economic Development Zone ESA Act (Amendments to the Education Savings Account Act)

    The Economic Development Zone ESA Act       Section 1. {Title.} The Education Savings Account Act   Section 2. {Definitions.}   “Program” means The Education Savings Account program created …