I. What’s What in Health Policy >> B. State Government >> State Legislative Branch (last updated 3.13.15)
State Legislatures Links
- State Legislatures (NASIRE). Site provides links to state legislative Web sites; nearly all states have at least 1 entry and some have as many as 10-15.
- Internet Sites of State Legislatures (NCSLnet). Site provides links to state legislative Web sites; nearly all states have at least 1 entry, but there appear to be fewer listed than on NASIRE links.
- Directory of State Legislators: ordering info (Council of State Governments). Ordering information for CSG State Directories (CD-ROM) which provide contact information on state legislators (see descriptive under Directory of State Officials).
- State Statutes on the Internet (Cornell Law School). Most but not all state statutes are available on the Internet; site allows selection by topic, including many health-related areas: a) alcoholic beverages; b) health; c) insurance; d) labor and industrial safety; and e) natural resources.
National Professional Organizations
- National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL). Policy issues, legislators, publications, meetings/events, government relations.
- American Legislative Exchange Council. A highly influential nonprofit group that includes nearly 2,000 state legislators across the country.
- State Legislative Leaders Foundation (SLLF). Established in 1972, the SLLF is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to the professional development of all Senate Presidents, Speakers of the House, Majority Leaders, Minority Leaders, and Pro Tempore. All SLLF programs focus on two categories: strengthening leadership skills and examining critical public policy issues.
- National Conference of Insurance Legislators (NCOIL). NCOIL) is an organization of state legislators whose main area of public policy concern is insurance legislation and regulation. Many legislators active in NCOIL either chair or are members of the committees responsible for insurance legislation in their respective state houses across the country.
Political Policy Groups
- Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee (DLCC). Since 1994, DLCC) has worked to win state legislative seats and chambers for Democrats. The DLCC’s mission is to build and maintain winning, state-of-the-art campaign committees through a continuing partnership with legislative leaders, professional staff, and supporters.
- Republican State Leadership Committee (RSLC). RSLC is the largest caucus of Republican state leaders in the country and is the only national organization whose mission is electing Republicans to the office of lieutenant governor, secretary of state and legislator. The RSLC concentrates on recruiting outstanding candidates and providing them with research, financial support, and assistance in message development and delivery.