Model Policies

Model Policies (page 8)

  • State Withdrawal from Regional Climate Initiatives image

    State Withdrawal from Regional Climate Initiatives

    WHEREAS, there has been no credible economic analysis of the costs associated with carbon reduction mandates and the consequential effect of the increasing costs of doing business in the State …

  • Resolution in Support of Private Sector Colleges and Universities image

    Resolution in Support of Private Sector Colleges and Universities

    WHEREAS, private sector colleges enroll nearly 2.6 million students in the United States and comprise 42 percent of the 6,667 Title-IV eligible postsecondary institutions; and WHEREAS, private sector …

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    Parent Trigger Act

    Section 1: {Short Title.} This act may be cited as the “Parent Empowerment and Choice Act” or the “Parent Trigger Act.” Section 2. {Definitions.} For purposes of this …

  • Constitutional Amendment Requiring State Approval for Increases in Federal Debt image

    Constitutional Amendment Requiring State Approval for Increases in Federal Debt

    Whereas, Article V of the Constitution of the United States provides authority for a  Convention to be called by the Congress of the United States for the purpose of proposing …

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    Higher Education Transparency Act

    AN ACT relating to requiring a public institution of higher education to establish uniform standards to make certain information available on the Internet. Be it enacted by the …

  • Credit Articulation Agreements Act image

    Credit Articulation Agreements Act

    Section 1. {Title} Credit Articulation Agreements Act Section 2. {Definitions} As used in this Act, unless the context otherwise requires: (A) “Native student” means a student who begins …

  • Eminent Domain Authority for Federal Lands Act image

    Eminent Domain Authority for Federal Lands Act

    Section 1. The following shall be enacted as Section _______ of the eminent domain provisions of the State Code: Other Property which may be taken – State as plaintiff. (1)   …

  • Resolution to Combat Counterfeit Pharmaceuticals image

    Resolution to Combat Counterfeit Pharmaceuticals

    WHEREAS, the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) recognizes the importance of protecting intellectual property (IP) rights including patented pharmaceuticals regardless of national borders; and WHEREAS, protection and enforcement of intellectual …

  • State Sovereignty through Local Coordination Act image

    State Sovereignty through Local Coordination Act

    Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of {insert state}: Section 1. Title __, chapter ___, article ___, ________ Revised Statutes, is amended by adding section ________, to …

  • The Education Savings Account Act image

    The Education Savings Account Act

    The Education Savings Account Act allows parents to use the funds that would have been allocated to their child at their resident school district for an education program of the parents’ choosing.

  • 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 …

  • Resolution Calling for a Federal Balanced Budget Amendment image

    Resolution Calling for a Federal Balanced Budget Amendment

    {Title, enacting clause, etc.} A RESOLUTION, for the purpose of petitioning the Congress of the United States to adopt an amendment to the Constitution of the United States, for submission to …

  • Digital Goods and Services Tax Fairness Resolution image

    Digital Goods and Services Tax Fairness Resolution

    WHEREAS, the American Legislative Exchange Council (“ALEC”) has a foundational and principled history of fighting against excessive, multiple, discriminatory and inconsistent taxation while promoting private sector competitiveness and states’ rights …

  • Resolution Regarding Traffic Pumping image

    Resolution Regarding Traffic Pumping

    WHEREAS, Traffic Pumping (Access Stimulation) is defined as the artificial stimulation of switched access traffic as a result of revenue sharing or “kick-back” arrangements partnering with third parties such as …

  • Balanced Budget Amendment Advanced by Compact image

    Balanced Budget Amendment Advanced by Compact

    Section 1. Total outlays of the government of the United States shall not exceed total receipts of the government of the United States at any point in time unless the …

  • Resolution on the Importance of International Intellectual Property Rights Protections image

    Resolution on the Importance of International Intellectual Property Rights Protections

    Model Policy Summary This draft model policy recognizes the importance of enacting and enforcing policies that protect intellectual property rights (IPR). The protection of IPR is associated with economic growth …

  • K-12 Efficiency Commission image

    K-12 Efficiency Commission

    Summary There is hereby established the K-12 Efficiency Commission.  The commission shall study and make recommendations to the legislature regarding opportunities to make more efficient use of taxpayer money. The …

  • Resolution on Federal Maintenance of Effort Requirements image

    Resolution on Federal Maintenance of Effort Requirements

    WHEREAS, maintenance of effort requirements contained in federal cost sharing programs, grants and regulatory agreements with [insert state] restrict state legislators’ ability to appropriate state funds and set regulatory policy; …

  • Resolution Concerning Special Markets for Direct Solar Power Sales image

    Resolution Concerning Special Markets for Direct Solar Power Sales

    WHEREAS, the solar power industry is pressuring the states to create special markets allowing the solar power industry to sell electricity directly to consumers; and WHEREAS, utilities already purchase and …