2015 NCSL Capitol Forum Resources

1/20/2016

2015 NCSL Capitol Forum Logo Find links to the 2015 NCSL Capitol Forum resources, such as PowerPoints, handouts, audio and video recordings from the meeting in Washington, D.C. 

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 TUESDAY  |  WEDNESDAY  |  THURSDAY  |  FRIDAY

 

During the Forum, we will be highlighting key events from each day of the meeting. Please check back for highlights from Tuesday, Dec. 8! 

tuesday's highlights
Time Sessions
7 a.m.-4 p.m.

Military and Veterans Affairs Task Force Meeting

 

Session Resources:

7:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Agriculture Task Force

 

Session Resources:

  • Presentation: William Jordan, U.S. EPA : “Overview of U.S. EPA Regulations of Plant Incorporated Protectants”
  • Presentation: Janet Bucknell, U.S. Department of Agriculture: “USDA-APHIS Biotechnology Regulatory Services” 
  • Presentation: Gus Schumacher, Vice President, Wholesome Wave: “Farmers as Farmacies: State Innovations”
  • PresentationTrevor Reuschel, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Congressional Relations, USDA “Biofuel Infrastructure Partnership”
  • Presentation: Natalie Talis, Policy Associate, National Farm to School Network “State Farm to School Legislative Trends”
7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Registration
8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Task Force on Energy Supply

10-11 a.m.

Scoping Meeting for NCSL Partners Project on Multi-Sector Public-Private Partnerships

Noon-5 p.m.

LESN Preconference on Workforce Development and Career Readiness

 

Session Resources:

1-5 p.m.

Agriculture Task Force Tour

1-5 p.m.

Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Preconference

2-6:30 p.m.

NCSL YNP: Next-Gen Legislators Preconference

 

Session Resources:

  • Presentation: Jesse Holcomb, Pew Research Center, “Social Media and News: Key Trends in Networked Information”
  • Presentation: Ethan Wilson, NCSL “Ethics and Social Media”

 

During the Forum, we will be highlighting key events from each day of the meeting. Please check back for highlights from Wednesday, Dec. 9! 

wednesday's highlights
Time Sessions
7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Registration

8-11 a.m. Task Force on Energy Supply
8-11 a.m.

Child Care and Development Block Grant Reauthorization Legislative Focus Group

 

Session Resources:

8-11 a.m.

Task Force on Innovations in State Health Systems

8-11 a.m.

NCSL YNP: Next Gen Legislators Preconference

 

Session Resource:

  • Presentation: Luke Martel, NCSL “Better Budgeting Practices” 
8-11 a.m.

Preconference on Child Hunger and Nutrition

8 a.m.-4 p.m.

LESN Preconference on Workforce Development and Career Readiness

 

Session Resources:

9-11:30 a.m.

The U.S. Census Bureau and NCSL: The Partnership Continues

 

Session Resources:

  • Presentation: 2020 Census Redistricting Data Program
  • Presentation: The 2020 Census: A New Design for the 21st Century
  • Presentation:  Update on the Census: 2015 National Content Test Race and Ethnic Research Plan
9-10:30 a.m.

Orientation to NCSL Standing Committees for Legislative Staff

11-11:30 a.m. Steering Committee
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Lunch and Lobby Day Briefing
11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Lunch/Training for Legislative Staff: Searching for Consensus in the Legislative World
1:15-2 p.m. Transfer to Capitol Hill/Downtown
2-5 p.m. Congressional Meetings
2-2:30 p.m. Transfer to Capitol Hill/Downtown (Legislative Staff)
2:30-3:30 p.m. House Administrative Committee
3:30-5 p.m. Legislative Staff Breakout: New Member Orientation
3:30-5 p.m. Legislative Staff Breakout: Ethics
3:30-5 p.m. Legislative Staff Breakout: Transparency of Legislative Data
3:30-5 p.m. Legislative Staff Breakout: Technology/Cybersecurity
3:30-5 p.m. Legislative Staff Breakout: Physical Security
3:30-5 p.m. Legislative Staff Breakout: Architect of the Capitol (AOC)
5-6:30 p.m. Reception

 

During the Forum, we will be highlighting key events from each day of the meeting. Please check back for highlights from Thursday, Dec. 10! 

thursday's highlights
Time Sessions
7:30-8:30 a.m.

Community Renewable Energy 

 

Session Resources:

7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Registration

7:30-9:30 a.m. 

Drones and The Future of the Skies

 

Session Resources:

8:30-10:15 a.m.

Police-Community Relations

 

Session Resources:

8:30-10 a.m.

Trends in Telehealth: Reimbursement, Licensure and Patient Safety

 

Session Resource:

8:30-9:45 a.m.

Out of Bounds? A Legal Analysis of Pay-to-Play Fantasy Sports (Breakfast)

 

Session Resources:

8:30-8:45 a.m.

Legislative Effective Committee Welcome and Orientation

8:30-8:40 a.m.

Redistricting and Elections Committee Welcome and Orientation

8:30-9:45 a.m.

The Teaching Shortage: State Challenges and Strategies for Recruitment and Retention

 

Session Resource:

  • Presentation: Why School Have Difficulty Staffing Their Classrooms with Quallified Teachers
8:40-9:45 a.m.

Election Policy: Three Top Topics

 

Session Resources:

8:45-10:00 a.m.

Civility, Collaboration and the Legislative Process (note session title change)

 

Session Resource:

9:45-11:30 a.m.

NRI Committee Federal Update and Business Meeting 

10-11:30 a.m.

Updates from the Federal Commission to Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities

10-11 a.m.

Fiduciary Duties, Conflicts of Interest, and Client-Focused Retirement Planning

 

Session Resources:

10-11:30 a.m.

Education Committee Federal Update & Business Meeting

 

Session Resource:

10-10:15 a.m.

Legislative Action on Elections

 

Session Resource:

10:15-11:45 a.m.

Law, Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee Business Meeting and Federal Update

 

Session Resources:

10:15-11 a.m. State and Federal Budget Update
10:15-11:30 a.m.

The Voters' Experience

 

Session Resources:

10:15-11:45 a.m.

Who Governs? A Look at Legislator Demographics

 

Session Resources:

11-11:45 a.m.

NCSL Foundation Private Sector Roundtable

11-11:45 a.m.

CFI Committee Business Meeting

11-11:30 a.m.

Budgets and Revenue Committee Business Meeting

11:15-11:45 a.m.

Labor & Economic Development: Special Briefing & Discussion

11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m.

General Session Luncheon: When Religious Freedom and Anti-Discrimination Collide

1:30-3:30 p.m.

Federal Funding for Highways and Transit: A Surface Transportation Reauthorization Update

 

Session Resource:

  • Presentation: The Future of Federal Transportation Funding: The FAST Act and What It Means for States
1:30-2:30 p.m.

Supreme Court Update

 

Session Resources:

1:30-4:45 a.m. Health & Human Services Committee Federal Update and Policy Consideration
1:30-2:45 p.m.

Data Breach Legislation

 

Session Resources:

1:30-2:30 p.m.

Educational Pathways and the Workforce

 

Session Resource:

  • Presentation: Jason Tyszko, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation: Talent Pipeline Management
1:30-2:45 p.m.

Social Media Minefields

 

Session Resources:

  • VideoState Representative Mike Schlossberg (D-Pa.) 
  • Presentation | Minefields of Social Media
1:30-2:30 p.m.

Legal Developments in Redistricting

 

Session Resources:

2:30-3:30 p.m. Competency-Based Education
2:35-3:35 p.m.

Redistricting Commissions: Who's Got Them, Who's Proposing Them, and How Do They Work?

 

Session Resources:

Presentation: Redistricting Commissions Overview

Handout: State Legislative Redistricting Commissions

Handout: Congressional Redistricting Commissions

2:45-4:45 p.m.

Redesigning Drug Policy

 

Session Resources:

2:45-3:45 p.m.

Municipal Broadband

 

Session Resources:

3-3:45 p.m.

Legislative Effective Committee Business Meeting

3:30-4:45 p.m.

State Efforts to Boost Retirement Savings: A Maryland Case Study (NCSL Foundation Retirement Security Partnership)

3:30-4:45 p.m. Education Shark Tank
3:45-4:45 p.m.

What To Do About Wildfires: An Examination into Costs and Funding Options

 

Session Resources:

3:45-4:45 p.m.

Credit Card Safety: What’s this Chip?

3:45-4:45 p.m.

Fundraising and Legislating: Two Jobs in One

 

Session Resources:

5-6 p.m. Women's Legislative Network Roundtable Discussion
5-5:30 p.m.

Steering Committee

5-6 p.m.

NCSL Foundation Retirement Security Partnership Kickoff Meeting

6-7 p.m.

Reception

 

During the Forum, we will be highlighting key events from each day of the meeting. Please check back for highlights from Friday, Dec. 11! 

friday's highlights
Time Sessions
7:30 a.m.-Noon Registration
8-9 a.m.

General Session Breakfast: The Sharing Economy

9:30-10:30 a.m.

Redistricting Working Session

9:30-11 a.m.

Issue Forum: The Affordable Care Act 's Excise Tax on "Cadillac" Health Plans

9:30-11 a.m.

Issue Forum: What States Can Learn about Education Reform from the Top Performing Countries -- A Special Briefing from the NCSL International Education Study Group

 

Session Resources:

  • Presentation: Learning from Top Performing Education Systems to Inform State Policy
  • Presentation: Helping States Develop a World-Class Education System: The Kentucy Case
11:15-11:30 a.m. Forum Business Meeting
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

General Session Luncheon: The Shrinking Middle Class -- Implications for the Future