State Legislatures Back to Work: Legislative Trends to Watch For

2021 Workplace Policy Conference

In the 2020 elections, 5,876 seats across 44 states were decided across state legislatures. New state legislative sessions present a unique and timely opportunity for HR professionals to partner with state lawmakers to create impactful policy solutions for work, workers, and the workplace.

During this illuminating session, the National Conference of State Legislatures will analyze the balance of legislative power in the states, as well as highlight the legislative trends to watch for as lawmakers begin their new legislative sessions. Gain the know-how for staying ahead of the curve and a deeper understanding for how to effectively work with state lawmakers on workplace policy issues.

Learning Objectives:
Participants will:

  1. Gain an understanding of the foundations of policymaking at the state level and the role HR professionals can play in advocating for smart workplace policy.
  2. Learn about the state legislative trends to watch that can impact HR professionals in 2021 and beyond.
Date(s) & Time(s): 
Tuesday, April 20, 2021 - 12:00pm to 12:50pm

Tim Storey


Tim Storey is the Executive Director of the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) with offices in Denver, Colorado and Washington, D.C. NCSL's mission is to serve America's state legislatures and the legislatures of the U.S. territories. NCSL is dedicated to strengthening the legislative institution, helping legislators and legislative staff make

connections with each other to exchange ideas and best practices and representing the states with the federal government. Tim has spent the past 30 years working for and studying legislatures--specializing in the areas of elections, redistricting, legislative

organization and leadership. During his tenure at NCSL, he has participated in, and led, more than two dozen, in-depth studies of legislative operations. And, he has consulted with, and conducting training for parliaments around the world. Tim staffed NCSL's Redistricting and Elections Committee for twenty years authoring numerous articles and papers on the topics of redistricting and elections. For two decades, he led NCSL's effort, StateVote, to collect and analyze state election results. He led NCSL's State Services Division prior to being hired as NCSL's third Executive Director in June of 2019. During that time, he overhauled NCSL's services to legislative leaders and professional development portfolio. Born and raised in western North Carolina, Tim attended Mars Hill College and received his MA from the University of Colorado. Tim lives in Wheat Ridge, Colorado with his amazing wife Amy, and their three pretty-darn-good kids: Caroline, Will and Erin.

Session Type: 
Concurrent Session
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