Model Policies

Model Policies (page 5)

  • Proclamation Recognizing Tax Freedom Day image

    Proclamation Recognizing Tax Freedom Day

    Whereas, Tax Freedom Day is a significant date for taxpayers and lawmakers because it represents how long Americans as a whole have to work in order to pay the nation’s …

  • Natural Hair Braiding Protection Act image

    Natural Hair Braiding Protection Act

    Section 1. {Purpose}        Natural hair braiding is a traditional practice that is safe.  It presents no significant health and safety risks to customers or practitioners.  This state …

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    A LOCAL RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF STATE MINIMUM WAGE LAW

    WHEREAS, [Insert Jurisdiction] is a political subdivision, created by the [Insert State] WHEREAS, [Insert Jurisdiction] is tasked by the [Insert State] to carry out certain core responsibilities as approved by …

  • An Ordinance for Local Coordination on Federal Regulations image

    An Ordinance for Local Coordination on Federal Regulations

    (A) Definitions. (1) “Coordinate” means the action necessary to achieve coordination. (2) “Coordination” means the process by which an agency of the federal government brings its regulations, whether proposed or …

  • An Ordinance to Repeal Personal Property Tax Collection image

    An Ordinance to Repeal Personal Property Tax Collection

    WHEREAS, Ordinance No. [Insert number], passed on [Insert date], established personal property tax collection in [Insert Jurisdiction], and WHEREAS, the [Insert State] [insert state statute] has given [Insert Jurisdiction] the …

  • 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.

  • Resolution in Favor of Tangible Personal Property Tax Repeal image

    Resolution in Favor of Tangible Personal Property Tax Repeal

    WHEREAS, personal property taxes are ad valorem taxes on all property other than real property (i.e., property that is unaffixed or movable); and WHEREAS, though the name suggests that personal …

  • ALEC Statement of Principles on Sound Pension Practices image

    ALEC Statement of Principles on Sound Pension Practices

    Stability – Government pensions should be secure and safe from high risk assumptions. State and local governments should eliminate incentives to underfund pension commitments, or to over-expend benefits beyond available …

  • State Constitutional Amendment for a Balanced Budget image

    State Constitutional Amendment for a Balanced Budget

    BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF {insert state}: Section 1. The following amendment to the Constitution of the State of {insert state} is proposed and agreed …

  • The A-Plus Literacy Act image

    The A-Plus Literacy Act

    Chapters of the A-Plus Literacy Act (1) School and District Report Cards and Grades. (2) School Recognition Program to financially reward schools for good/improving Report Card …

  • Indiana Education Reform Package image

    Indiana Education Reform Package

    Chapters of the Indiana Education Reform Package (1) Charter Schools Act (2) School Scholarships Act (3) Teacher Evaluations and Licensing Act (4) Teacher Collective Bargaining Act (5) Turnaround …

  • Statement of Principles on State Workers’ Compensation Reform image

    Statement of Principles on State Workers’ Compensation Reform

    Preamble Government policy should encourage fair and sustainable state-based workers’ compensation laws that provide quality medical care and benefits to injured workers, and focus on workplace safety and successful return-to-work …

  • First Responder Immunity Act image

    First Responder Immunity Act

    Section 1. (1)  In this section: (a)  “Department” means [insert agency responsible for EMS in the state]. (b)  “Fire fighter” means any person employed by the state or any political …

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    Criminal Intent Protection Act

    {Title, enacting clause, etc.} Section 1. {Title.}  This Act may be cited as the “The Criminal Intent Protection Act.” Section 2. {Legislative Purpose and Findings.} The purpose …

  • Resolution in Support of Non-Discriminatory Property Tax Policies image

    Resolution in Support of Non-Discriminatory Property Tax Policies

    WHEREAS, American consumers have come to rely on high speed communications networks constructed by communications providers to improve their overall quality of life including in the areas of healthcare, education, …

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    Actual Harms Act

    Minimizes “no-injury” litigation to reserve state civil justice systems for individuals who have experienced real injuries and actual losses

  • Suicide Prevention in Higher Education Resolution image

    Suicide Prevention in Higher Education Resolution

    WHEREAS, Suicide is the second leading cause of death among college and university students; WHEREAS, The National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention’s research strategy for reducing national suicide rates by …

  • Resolution In Support of Ending Unauthorized Federal Spending image

    Resolution In Support of Ending Unauthorized Federal Spending

    WHEREAS, the national debt has increased to alarming levels, and, WHEREAS, according to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) there is more than $310 billion of unauthorized appropriations for fiscal year …

  • Resolution Calling on the Federal Government to Maximize Its Stimulus Support for Broadband Internet Adoption and Use Programs image

    Resolution Calling on the Federal Government to Maximize Its Stimulus Support for Broadband Internet Adoption and Use Programs

    WHEREAS, among the approximately 95 percent of American households that have access to broadband Internet services, only about 75 percent of U.S. households subscribe[1] and WHEREAS, research shows that a “lack of …

  • The Open Enrollment Act image

    The Open Enrollment Act

    Section 1. {Purpose.} The Purpose of this Act is to improve educational achievement and to enhance the opportunity for parental choice in education by providing additional options to …