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104B - Urges the U.S. federal government and other national governments, as well as multinational and international organizations to amend existing laws or enact new enforceable laws, policies and procedures that protect and provide for the health and well-being of Military Working Dogs, whether deployed in service, retained and trained by armed forces or deployed to armed forces through contracts with governments. 105 - Grants reaccreditation to the Civil Trial Law program of the National Board of Trial Advocacy and the Estate Planning Law program of the National Association of Estate Planners & Councils, Estate Law Specialist Board, Inc. of Cleveland, Ohio. 106 - Urges Congress to amend the Air Carrier Access Act, 49 U.S.C. § 41705 (1986), to establish a private right of action and to provide equitable and legal relief, including compensatory and punitive damages, as well as reasonable attorneys’ fees, reasonable expert fees, and the costs of the action to plaintiffs who prevail in civil discrimination actions. 107A - Urges federal, state, local, territorial, and tribal governments to enact statutes, rules and regulations that would make it unlawful for any person to transfer, sell, trade, give, transport, or deliver any unfinished firearm frame or receiver to any person (other than a licensed importer, licensed manufacturer, licensed dealer, or licensed collector) unless the unfinished frame or receiver is serialized in accordance with federal requirements for the serialization of firearms, the recipient passes a background check consistent with the federal requirements for a licensed dealer’s transfer of a firearm, and records consistent with the federal record-keeping requirements for licensed firearm dealers are created and retained. 107B - Urges federal, state, local, territorial, and tribal governments to enact statutes, rules and regulations that would require any person seeking to purchase a firearm to apply for a permit from a designated law enforcement or public safety agency; that, at a minimum, the applicant apply in person, be fingerprinted, and be subject to a background and criminal records check; and prohibit the sale, delivery or transfer of a firearm to anyone who does not possess a valid permit. 107C - Urges federal, state, local, territorial, and tribal governments to enact statutes, rules and regulations that would define the requirements of safe storage of a firearm, require firearm owners to meet those requirements, promote safe storage education for firearm owners and urges the federal government to incentivize safe storage programs within the states. 108 - Urges federal, state, local, territorial, and tribal governments to enact legislation that provides for voter preregistration for eligible 16-18-year-olds and that they be added to the voter roll upon reaching the legal age for voting; for high schools and colleges to provide students a meaningful opportunity to register and vote and to provide robust civics education to promote well-informed voting; and for governmental entities to appropriate sufficient funds to implement voter preregistration and civics education as called for by this resolution. 109B – Requests approval of the Uniform Electronic Wills Act an appropriate Act for those states desiring to adopt the specific substantive law suggested therein. 109C - Requests approval of the Uniform Registration of Canadian Money Judgments Act as an appropriate Act for those states desiring to adopt the specific substantive law suggested therein. 110 – Urges federal, state, local, territorial and tribal governments to provide courts with discretion to allow defendants to remain released pending sentencing following a guilty plea or conviction as long as the court finds that the defendant is not likely to flee or pose a danger to the safety of any other person or the community if released, such as by amending 18 U.S.C. § 3 similar statutes in other jurisdictions. 111 – Urges federal, state, local, territorial and tribal governments, and their respective agencies and departments, to protect real property interests, including common law trespass and privacy rights, with respect to any statute, ordinance, regulation, administrative rule, order, or guidance pertaining to the development and usage of unmanned aircraft systems over private property. 112 - Urges federal, state, local, territorial and tribal governments to enact legislation to remove voting barriers to Native American and Alaska Native voter registration and participation, and to establish measures to ensure protections for Native American and Alaska Native voting rights. 113 - Encourages lawyers in all practice areas to use and promote technology- based platforms that facilitate the efficient, timely, and targeted matching of survivors of human trafficking who have legal needs with lawyers who have the requisite PALMBEACHBAR.ORG 6 specialization and meet those needs pro bono. 114 – Urges federal, state, local, territorial, and tribal governments to enact legislation that allows for an individual to use an address other than a physical residential address for purposes of voter registration and urges the enactment of legislation or regulations that assign the voter to the precinct in which the person can be found, whether that location is expressed by a traditional address or description. 115 – Encourages U.S. jurisdictions to consider adoption of regulatory innovation approaches to address the access to justice crisis in the United States. 116 – Urges Congress to amend and reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act as reflected in H.R. 1585 (as passed) and S. 2843 (as introduced), or similar legislation, that specifically provides funding to tribal governments and recognizes the inherent authority of American Indian and Alaska Native governments to prosecute non- Indian perpetrators of crimes arising from gender-based violence, while ensuring that due process rights are protected as set forth in section 234(c) of the Tribal Law and Order Act, Public Law 111-211. 117 - Urges the federal government to maintain an asylum system that affords all persons seeking protection from persecution or torture access to counsel, due process, and a full and fair adjudication that comports with U.S. and international law. 118 – Urges the United States Congress to protect the security and integrity of U.S. federal elections by enacting legislation that authorizes and appropriates necessary funding for the National Institute of Standards and Technology. 119 – Urges federal, state, local, territorial, and tribal governments to appropriate and allocate funds to identify and address mental health problems experienced by youth as a result of racism, poverty, and living in high crime communities. 200 - Requests from the California Lawyers Association and the North Carolina Bar Association to receive primary state bar association status and acquire additional delegate seats in the House of Delegates.