Give Your Support
By sharing ACE-focused legislation developed in your locale, you can provide examples to legislators addressing ACEs in diverse areas. The following are a few key pieces of legislation from various legislative assemblies throughout the United States.
The Alaska State Legislature has passed a resolution supporting ACE response:
| (House Concurrent Resolution) HCR 21
29th Legislature (originally sponsored by Representative Tarr)
A RESOLUTION Urging Governor Bill Walker to join with the Alaska State Legislature to respond to the public and behavioral health epidemic of adverse childhood experiences by establishing a statewide policy and providing programs to address this epidemic.
This resolution from the California State Legislature calls on the state's governor to consider the evidence on ACEs, brain science, and toxic stress and to work towards informed solutions (click here to read an ACEsTooHigh news article on the resolution):
| (Assembly Concurrent Resolution) ACR 155
California Legislature (originally sponsored by Assembly Member Bocanegra)
This measure would urge the Governor to identify evidence-based solutions to reduce children’s exposure to adverse childhood experiences, address the impacts of those experiences, and invest in preventive health care and mental health and wellness interventions.
A bill has been proposed in Montana's 64th Legislature stipulating consideration of ACEs in state prevention efforts and the funding of pilot projects:
|(House Bill) HB 589
64th Legislature (originally sponsored by Representative J. Karjala)
A BILL FOR AN ACT ENTITLED: "AN ACT RELATING TO PREVENTION AND REDUCTION OF ADVERSE CHILDHOOD EXPERIENCES; REQUIRING CONSIDERATION OF ADVERSE CHILDHOOD EXPERIENCESIN STATE PREVENTION EFFORTS; REQUIRING FUNDING OF ONE OR MORE PILOT PROJECTS; PROVIDING AN APPROPRIATION; PROVIDING DEFINITIONS; AMENDING SECTION 2-15-225, MCA; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE."
Members of the General Assembly of the Sate of Vermont have introduced the first bill in the nation to support integration of ACE screening in healthcare services (click here to read an ACEsTooHigh news article on the bill):
|Bill H.299 (As Introduced)
Vermont General Assemly (originally sponsored by Representative Till and colleagues)
An act relating to the implementation of trauma screening and the prevention and treatment of adverse childhood experiences.
The Washington State legislature has passed into law an initiative to reduce ACEs:
|(House Bill) HB 1965
House Ways & Means (originally sponsored by Representatives Kagi,Jinkins, Frockt, and Kenney)
AN ACT Relating to public and private partnership in addressing adverse childhood experiences.