About SSL

Launched in 1941, The Council of State Governments Shared State Legislation (SSL) program, previously known as Suggested State Legislation, is both a member-driven process and an annual online publication detailing topics of current importance to the states. The CSG SSL Committee, comprised exclusively of state officials, meets once annually to review legislation adopted in the states. The committee then selects legislation to be included in the annual SSL volume. These volumes are published online for dissemination to state leaders and staff.

Who is on the
SSL Committee?

Committee members include two state legislators and one state legislative staff person appointed from each member jurisdiction. No private sector entities or other stakeholders are permitted to serve on CSG’s SSL Committee.

Frequently Asked Questions

Please complete this form for to submit legislation for consideration: 

Submit Legislation

Please contact Aja Croteau or Cassidy White if you are interested in participating in the CSG Shared State Legislation Committee: [email protected] | [email protected]

The SSL Committee is a member driven process. While  committee membership is comprised exclusively of state officials and staff, private sector representatives of the CSG Associates Program are eligible to attend meetings. To learn more about the CSG Associates Program, please contact [email protected].

CSG does not promote or advocate for the enactment of state legislation, nor does it draft model legislation. Rather, this program’s goal is to facilitate the sharing of legislative ideas among CSG members. The consideration or dissemination of such legislation by the SSL Committee does not constitute an endorsement no will CSG advocate for the enactment of any such legislation in any member jurisdictions.