DENVER -At the National Conference of State Legislatures' 2010 Legislative Summit in Louisville, KY., lawmakers from around the country elected Representative Eric Turner to serve on the 2010-2011 NCSL Executive Committee.
"We are pleased to have Representative Eric Turner's expertise on NCSL's Executive Committee," said incoming NCSL President and Massachusetts Senator Richard Moore. "Turner's participation in NCSL over the years has been a key part of the organization's success."
The NCSL Executive Committee is the governing body of the National Conference of State Legislatures. Comprised of 60 elected members, the Executive Committee drives the organization by supervising and controlling the affairs of the Conference, its committees, and publications, as well as deciding the organization's ultimate positions on matters of public policy.
The Executive committee meets four times a year to oversee the development and implementation of NCSL policies.
Representative Turner has been an active member of the National Conference of State Legislatures throughout his tenure as a state legislator.
"As the federal government assumes a bigger role in people's lives and takes on responsibility traditionally reserved to the states, it is imperative that legislators, both Republican and Democrat, work together to protect states' rights," Turner said. "We must preserve the privileges guaranteed by the 10th amendment to the United States Constitution, limiting the role of the federal government."
The National Conference of State Legislatures is the bipartisan organization that serves the legislators and staff of the states, commonwealths and territories. It provides research, technical assistance and opportunities for policymakers to exchange ideas on the most pressing state issues and is an effective and respected advocate for the interests of the states in the American federal system.