Submit Legislation

Submit

The SSL Committee does not draft or create “model” legislation. SSL Committee members, other state officials and their staff, CSG Associates and CSG staff may submit legislation directly to the SSL Program. The committee also considers legislation from other sources, but only when that legislation is submitted through a state official. It takes many bills to fill the dockets of a one year-long SSL cycle.

Items should be submitted to CSG at least eight weeks in advance to be considered for placement on the docket of a scheduled SSL meeting. Items submitted after that date are typically held for a later meeting.

Shared State Legislation Criteria: (1) Does this bill: a) Address a current state issue of national or regional significance; b) Provide a benefit to bill drafters; c) Provide a clear, innovative and practical structure and approach; and (2) Did this legislation become law?

Legislation that addresses a single, specific topic is preferable to omnibus legislation that addresses a general topic or references many disparate parts of a state code. Occasionally, committee members will consider and adopt uniform or proposed “model” legislation from an organization or an interstate compact. In this case, the committee strongly prefers to examine state legislation that enacts the uniform or model law or compact.

Submit a Bill

The submission process is continuous throughout the year. Please see this page for deadline submissions to be placed on the Docket for consideration at the next meeting.

To be eligible for consideration, bills must be:

  • no more than two years old; and
  • available in similar forms in no more than 10 states.


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This will assist the SSL committee in its review.These can be found in bill digests, committee summaries, etc.Please provide any comments to assist the SSL committee in its review. Your name will not be associated with your comments as the SSL submission process is confidential.

Submit a Bill

The submission process is confidential. If you choose to share your name, it is only viewable by the Shared State Legislation Team at The Council of State Governments.

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