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Sample State Legislation

Sample state legislation is a crucial tool for United Ways striving to influence policy changes with their state lawmakers. The following examples offer a structure for crafting legislation that meets the specific needs and priorities of each state and community. Sample legislation allows states to benefit from the experiences of others by adapting these examples to fit their existing legal frameworks. 

Our repository of sample policies includes legislation filed in various states monitored through multiple databases. These samples reflect the priorities identified in state policy agendas, pinpointing areas requiring legislative attention. Each sample includes links to the bill, its relevant topic areas, and a succinct description of the bill's objectives and targets.

Key areas covered by our sample policies include:

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