Model Policies

Model Policies (page 8)

  • Resolution Urging Congress to Reject “Windfall Profits” Taxes on Energy Companies image

    Resolution Urging Congress to Reject “Windfall Profits” Taxes on Energy Companies

    Resolution Urging Congress to Reject “Windfall Profits” Taxes on Energy Companies Summary The United States cannot afford to impose additional taxes on companies that are responsible for producing …

  • Resolution in Support of the Taiwan Travel Act image

    Resolution in Support of the Taiwan Travel Act

    Model Policy Whereas, a longstanding, close bilateral relationship, codified in the Taiwan Relations Act, has existed between the United States and Taiwan and has proven economically, culturally and strategically important to …

  • Medical Freedom Act image

    Medical Freedom Act

    Model Policy: AN ACT relating to the provision of certain investigational stem cell treatments to patients with certain severe chronic diseases or terminal illnesses and regulating the possession, use, and …

  • Rescission External Review Act image

    Rescission External Review Act

    Section 1. Short Title.  This Act may be cited as the “Rescission External Review Act.” Section 2. Purpose.  The purpose of this Act is to assure that covered persons have …

  • Economic Development Zone ESA Act image

    Economic Development Zone ESA Act

    Model Policy: THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ZONE ESA ACT Section 1. {The Economic Development Zone ESA Act} Section 2. {Definitions} (A) “Program” means The Education Savings Account program created in this …

  • Statement of Principles on States’ Dependence on Federal Funds image

    Statement of Principles on States’ Dependence on Federal Funds

    Statement of Principles on States’ Dependence on Federal Funds Summary This statement of principles highlights the common practice of relying on federal funds to bolster …

  • Taxation Disclosure Act image

    Taxation Disclosure Act

    Section 1. {Intent Section} The intent of the legislature is to make citizen access to state and local tax rates as open transparent, and publicly accessible as …

  • Affordable Health Insurance Act image

    Affordable Health Insurance Act

    Section 1. Short Title.  This Act may be cited as the “Affordable Health Insurance Act.” Section 2.  Insurers that include and operate wellness and health promotion programs, disease …

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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 …

  • Resolution in Support of Oral Health Curriculum image

    Resolution in Support of Oral Health Curriculum

    Resolution: 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 …

  • 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 of …

  • 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 …

  • Advanced Voice Services Availability Act of 2007 image

    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 …