Author Archives: Jon Russell

Author Archives: Jon Russell

  • The Occupational Licensing Consumer Choice Act image

    The Occupational Licensing Consumer Choice Act

    The Occupational Licensing Consumer Choice Act The Occupational Licensing Consumer Choice Act (“the Act”) is model legislation that provides consumers with the right to choose a worker who…

  • Resolution Urging Congress to Support Allowing Twin 33-Foot Trailers on American Highways image

    Resolution Urging Congress to Support Allowing Twin 33-Foot Trailers on American Highways

    Whereas, there is a need to modernize regulations in trucking that will advance America’s transportation system, improve roadway conditions and improve the reliability and efficiency of deliveries in interstate commerce,…

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    Food Freedom Act

    Section 1.         Short Title. This act shall be known as the “Food Freedom Act.” Section 2.         Purposes. This act’s purposes are to: recognize the right of individuals to…

  • Public Employee Rights and Authorization Act image

    Public Employee Rights and Authorization Act

    Section 1. Introduction A. The U.S. Supreme Court held in Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, Council 31 that public sector employees are permitted to decline…

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    Union Recertification Act

    Union Recertification Act Summary This policy ensures that no collective bargaining representative or exclusive representative shall represent public employees in a unit without the concurrence of a majority…

  • Driving Automation System Uniformity Act image

    Driving Automation System Uniformity Act

    Driving Automation System Uniformity Act Section 1. Definitions (a) “Driving automation system” means hardware and software that are collectively capable of performing part or all of the dynamic driving…

  • An Act to Establish a Cap on Government Red Tape image

    An Act to Establish a Cap on Government Red Tape

    An Act to Establish a Cap on Government Red Tape Purpose: The purpose of this policy is to cap the total number of regulatory requirements enacted by this state. As…

  • What Happened to Minimal Regulations? image

    What Happened to Minimal Regulations?

    As food sharing becomes wildly popular, government is once again finding itself operating in a 1970’s construct of regulations and refusing to change with the times.

  • Proclamation Recognizing Tax Freedom Day image

    Proclamation Recognizing Tax Freedom Day

    Whereas, Tax Freedom Day is a significant date for taxpayers and lawmakers because it represents how long Americans as a whole have to work in order to pay the nation’s…

  • A LOCAL RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF STATE MINIMUM WAGE LAW image

    A LOCAL RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF STATE MINIMUM WAGE LAW

    WHEREAS, [Insert Jurisdiction] is a political subdivision, created by the [Insert State] WHEREAS, [Insert Jurisdiction] is tasked by the [Insert State] to carry out certain core responsibilities as approved by…

  • An Ordinance for Local Coordination on Federal Regulations image

    An Ordinance for Local Coordination on Federal Regulations

    (A) Definitions. (1) “Coordinate” means the action necessary to achieve coordination. (2) “Coordination” means the process by which an agency of the federal government brings its regulations, whether proposed or…

  • An Ordinance to Repeal Personal Property Tax Collection image

    An Ordinance to Repeal Personal Property Tax Collection

    WHEREAS, Ordinance No. [Insert number], passed on [Insert date], established personal property tax collection in [Insert Jurisdiction], and WHEREAS, the [Insert State] [insert state statute] has given [Insert Jurisdiction] the…

  • Will Flint officials adopt a competitive bidding process to fix their pipes? image

    Will Flint officials adopt a competitive bidding process to fix their pipes?

    Federal disaster relief for Flint Michigan’s water contamination could exceed one billion tax dollars before all is said and done. As that money is being dispersed to solve Flint’s water contamination, what steps are being taken to ensure this money is being used wisely? How are the taxpayers going to be reassured that this money is not going into the pockets of pet projects and crony capitalists?

  • ACCE Principles of Taxation image

    ACCE Principles of Taxation

    The fundamental principles presented here provide guidance for a neutral and effective tax system; one that raises needed revenue for core functions of government, while minimizing the burden on citizens.

  • A Resolution to Establish a Local Taxpayer Bill of Rights for Residents of (INSERT JURISDICTION) image

    A Resolution to Establish a Local Taxpayer Bill of Rights for Residents of (INSERT JURISDICTION)

    WHEREAS, this great nation is built on the solid foundation of government being of the people, by the people and for the people, and WHEREAS, it has become too commonplace…

  • ACCE Principles of Short Term Housing Rental Regulations image

    ACCE Principles of Short Term Housing Rental Regulations

    Short-term housing rentals are becoming an important component of the travel and tourism economy in many communities throughout the country. Recently, some jurisdictions have passed — or are considering the…