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Communications, Financial Services and Interstate Commerce

Communications, Financial Services and Interstate Commerce

The Communications, Financial Services and Interstate Commerce (CFI) Committee serves as a forum for legislators and legislative staff to exchange information on state policy approaches and to identify emerging issues of importance to state legislatures. The CFI Committee is responsible for protecting states' interests in federal decisions regarding electronic commerce, banking, insurance, securities and other financial services issues, interstate commerce and taxation of electronic transactions, telecommunications and interstate business activity taxes.

COMMITTEE SESSIONS AT SUMMIT

Summit logoCheck out all of the Communications, Financial Services and Interstate Commerce (CFI) sessions that took place at this year’s Summit in Minneapolis, Aug. 19-22

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LETTERS | TESTIMONY

NewsOpposing FCC Preemption of State Law. In an August 29th letter to Secretary, Federal Communications Commission NCSL expresses Opposition to FCC Preemption of State Laws. On August 28th NCSL also sent a letter to the FCC outlining a legal argument to decline the petitions from Chattanooga, Tennessee and Wilson, North Carolina requesting preemption of state laws regulating the deployment of certain broadband networks.

 

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POLICY POSITIONS | RESOLUTIONS

NCSL’s Communications, Financial Services and Interstate Commerce Committee develops Policy Directives and Resolutions, adopted by the conference, that serve to guide NCSL to represent state legislatures in the American federal system of government consistent with support of state sovereignty and state flexibility and protection from unfunded federal mandates and unwarranted federal preemption.

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POLICY AREAS

The CFI Committee has jurisdiction over state-federal relations with regard to electronic commerce, banking, insurance, securities, interstate commerce and taxation of telecommunications and interstate business activity taxes.

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