CSLC Bill Positions
Request for CSLC Position on State Legislation
Request must be made by a CSLC member & for a bill that has been introduced.
You can download the Bill Position Form here.
***A digital copy of the form can be requested from, and the completed form should be emailed to, Chaer Robert, CSLC Legislative Chair of CSLC at email@example.com.
This is our policy for bill endorsement/opposition:
- Members request CSLC to endorse/oppose one week.
- The following week the request is discussed. Requesting member briefly states why CSLC should support or oppose. Other members are invited to briefly state why CSLC should support or oppose the bill. CSLC members should feel free to debate whether a requested position be taken as it reflects on our credibility and reputation. The purpose is not to rubber stamp a request, but to add our voice for legislation consistent with our values.
- Members are asked to vote: (a) Do they support the bill? b. Do they oppose the bill? c. Do they prefer CSLC to have no position on the bill? d. Do they abstain? An official position requires a majority of members present who vote that day.
- In special cases, if a committee hearing will take place prior CSLC’s second reading, and if the proposed CSLC vote on a position is noted in advance in our weekly email, then the email notification may substitute for the first reading.
When CSLC members have voted, CSLC may be listed among organizations supporting or opposing the legislation, and our position will be noted in the Executive Committee minutes and on the CSLC website.
A bill previously considered by the members and on which a position has been established by vote of the membership may be reconsidered when significant changes are made to the bill and it is again brought to the attention of the members of CSLC. An announcement and short justification for reconsideration shall be sent by email to the membership during the week prior to reconsideration and a vote taken at a regularly scheduled meeting of the membership.