As it did in 2018 and 2019, the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) is tracking state legislation that contains the words “adverse childhood experiences” (ACEs). Trauma-related legislation that does not include those words is not included in the database. This link will take you to the Injury Prevention Legislation Database|Opioid Abuse Prevention page on the NCSL site to access the ACEs legislation database.
Under “Topics,” choose the first topic listed (ACEs) and under “States,” choose “All States” or the specific state or states you are interested in. There are other search options listed at the bottom including the choice of ACEs bills in either 2018, 2019 and 2020.
While the full text is available through the online tracking service Lexis Nexis, you also might want to access a particular bill on your state’s legislative site. This link to the NCSL State Legislative Website Directory connects you to other information in addition to pending bills (e.g., statutes, issue reports, press rooms, etc.). Another way to link with state legislative websites is through the Library of Congress (click here). In some states, you can register to be notified by email if there is a change in the bill’s status.