The National Conference of State Legislatures is a bipartisan, non-governmental organization that serves the legislators and staffs of the U.S. state legislatures. It provides research, technical assistance, and opportunities for policymakers to exchange ideas on the most pressing state issues. The organization protects the interests of state governments before Congress and federal agencies.
The National Conference of State Legislatures aims to:
a. improve the quality and effectiveness of state legislatures;
b. promote policy innovation and communication among state legislatures; and
c. ensure state legislatures a strong, cohesive voice in the federal system.