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CFI Committee Legislative Summit 2012 Agenda

NCSL Legislative Summit

August 6-9, 2012

Chicago, Illinois

 

Communications, Financial Services and Interstate Commerce Committee

Agenda and Handouts

(As of August 24, 2012)

Sunday | Monday | Tuesday | WednesdayThursday

Committee sessions are noted in bold. All sessions were held at the McCormick Place Convention Center, West Building.

Master AgendaCommittee Officers | NCSL Staff Contacts

Sunday, August 5

12:30 pm - 7:00 pm

International Program

1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
W194b - Level 1

NCSL Executive Committee: Outreach and Communications Subcommittee

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
W192b - Level 1

Task Force on State & Local Taxation

Presiding:

  • Senate Minority Caucus Whip Pamela Althoff, Illinois
  • Delegate Sheila Ellis Hixson, Maryland

2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
W194b - Level 1
 

NCSL Executive Committee: Budget, Finance and Rules Committee

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
W196a - Level 1
 

Executive Committee

Monday, August 6

7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Registration B - Level 3

Registration

7:30 am - 1:00 pm

Pre-Conferences
Task Forces
International Program
Ancillary

8:00 am - 11:30 am
W179b - Level 1

Task Force on State & Local Taxation

Hear an update on the Marketplace Equity Act and the Marketplace Fairness Act, which would give states the authority to collect taxes owed on remote sales. Discuss deal-of-the-day vouchers, such as Groupon and LivingSocial, and what to be aware of when determining how to tax discounted products or services. Review a draft statement on principles states should consider when deciding to tax cloud computing services and discuss telecommunications tax reform in the states.

Presiding:

  • Senate Minority Caucus Whip Pamela J. Althoff, Illinois
  • Delegate Sheila Ellis Hixson, Maryland

9:00 am - 12:00 noon

Legislative Staff Coordinating Committee

10:30 am - 11:30 am
W184ab - Level 1

Transforming Health Care Through Technology FSL Partners Project Business Meeting
Members of the steering committee will review the accomplishments of this Foundation for State Legislatures’ Partners Project.

Presiding:

  • Senator Richard Moore, Massachusetts, NCSL Immediate Past President
  • Senator Kemp Hannon, New York

11:45 am - 1:15 pm
W178ab - Level 1

Leveling the Playing Field for Retailers: Fixing a $23 Billion Loophole on Internet Sales Taxes Working Lunch
Co-sponsored by the State & Local Taxation of Communications and Electronic Commerce Task Force
Due to two Supreme Court decisions, states are unable to collect the sales and use taxes that are owed to them- $23 billion for FY 12’ alone. In addition to the lost income for states, brick and mortar stores are put at a disadvantage as they are required to collect the taxes while their online competitors are not. To remedy this problem, two federal bills are currently being considered by Congress that would give states the authority to collect the taxes they are already owed. This session will examine the federal bills and will explore the options states have to fix this loophole.

Presiding:

  • Senator Deb Peters, South Dakota

Moderator:

  • Joseph Crosby, Multistate Associates, Virginia

Panelists:

  • Representative John Otto, Texas
  • David Vite, IRMA, Illinois
Handout:

11:45 am - 1:15 pm
W184cd - Level 1

Mobile Health Technologies Working Lunch
Joint with Transforming Health Care Through Technology Partners Project
Learn about advancements in home health care and explore the ways that mobile technologies are revolutionizing how health care is delivered.

Moderators:

  • Senator Jeremy Nordquist, Nebraska
  • Delegate Joe May, Virginia

Speakers:

  • Trish Enright, Healthcare Consultant, Industry Solutions Practice, mHealth, AT&T, Illinois
  • Chuck Davidson, Advanced Communications Law and Policy, New York
  • Kathleen Webster MD, Director, Division of Pediatric Critical Care, Loyola University Medical Center, Illinois

Handouts

12:30 pm - 1:15 pm
W176c - Level 1

New Attendee Orientation
If you are attending your first NCSL Legislative Summit, take part in this interactive orientation and learn how to navigate your way through the nation's most substantive public policy meeting. Learn about meetings that will get you more involved with NCSL, including our business meeting, staff sections, standing committees and more.

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Skyline Ballroom - Level 3

General Session: Diane Swonk
Diane Swonk, chief economist for Mesirow Financial has been named one of the top economic forecasters in the country by the Wall Street Journal. She acts as advisor to Federal Reserve Board and regional Reserve Banks, and is one of the most respected economists in the world and among the most quoted economists in the financial press.

3:15 pm - 5:00 pm
W184ab - Level 1

Identity Theft and Privacy in the Online Age
Computers and the internet continue to change the way we conduct business, govern and interact with one another. State and federal policymakers grapple with the issues of identity theft and the privacy of online information. Hear about the current state of digital information and examine what issues state lawmakers should be aware of.
Moderators:

  • Karen Cochrane-Brown, Research Division, North Carolina
  • Duncan Goss, Legislative Council, Vermont

Panelists:

  • House Assistant Minority Leader James B. Durkin, Illinois
  • Senator Delores Kelley, Maryland
  • Senator Ellen Roberts, Colorado
  • Senator Charleta B. Tavares, Ohio
  • Justin Brookman, Center for Democracy & Technology, Washington, D.C. (cancelled)
  • Jim Halpert, DLA Piper, Washington, D.C.

Handouts:

3:15 pm - 5:00 pm

Staff Sections

5:15 - 6:15 pm
W183a - Level 1

Steering Committee Meeting
The steering committee includes the overall standing committee officers and the legislator and staff chairs of each standing committee. Members will preview policies for consideration and decide on joint and re-referrals of policy resolutions as necessary.

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Gino's East of Chicago

American Financial Services Association’s Reception for the Communications, Financial Services and Interstate Commerce Committee members

Tuesday, August 7

7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Registration B - Level 3

Registration

8:00 am - 8:45 am

Staff Sections
Prayer Breakfast

9:00 am - 10:15 am
Skyline Ballroom - Level 3

General Session: Peter Hart and Neil Newhouse
Peter Hart and Neil Newhouse are two of the nation's leading pollsters. Newhouse is a partner and co-founder of Public Opinion Strategies, a firm that The New York Times describes as "the leading Republican polling company" in the country. Peter Hart is "the foremost Washington pollster for the Democratic Party," according to the National Journal and is chairman of Peter D. Hart Research Associates.

10:30 am - 11:30 am
W184ab - Level 1

CFI Committee Business Meeting
Members of the committee will discuss and vote on committee business and consider and vote on any new policy resolutions submitted for consideration and review policies.
Presiding:

  • Senator Carol Fukunaga, Hawaii, CFI Co-Chair
  • Representative Greg Wren, Alabama, CFI Co-Chair
  • Duncan Goss, Vermont, CFI Staff Co-Chair
  • Patricia Murdo, Montana CFI Staff Co-Chair

Proposed policy directives:

Proposed resolutions:


Proposed memorial resolution:

10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Hall F1 - Level 3

Exhibit Hall

11:45 am - 1:00 pm
W184ab - Level 1

Insurance Fraud—If You Don’t Find It, You’re Not Looking Working Lunch
Sponsored by the National Insurance Crime Bureau
Hear how today’s insurance fraud crimes are much more pervasive than ever costing Americans an estimated $30 billion a year while fraud criminals ply their scams with relative impunity.
Moderator:

  • Senator Thomas Alexander, South Carolina

Speaker:

  • Joseph Wehrle, National Insurance Crime Bureau, Illinois
Handouts:

1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
W184ab - Level 1

Revolutionizing Care Through Telehealth Technologies
Joint with the Transforming Health Care Through Technology Project
With an additional 32 million people estimated to gain health insurance coverage by 2014, states are looking for innovative ways to expand services to underserved and rural areas. Telehealth or telemedicine is emerging as a critical piece in the puzzle. Find out how states are working to expand services and hear about three examples.

Moderator:

  • Representative Rosie Berger, Wyoming

Speakers:                    

  • John D. Blum, John J. Waldon Research Professor of Law, Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy, Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Illinois
  • Daniel Johnson, MD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Chief, Section of Academic Pediatrics, Comer Children’s Hospital, The University of Chicago Medicine, Illinois
  • Tom Richards, MD, CEO, Apollo Telemedicine, Wyoming
Handouts:

1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
W184cd - Level 1

Building a Better Public Safety Communications Network
Joint with the Law and Criminal Justice Committee and Task Force on Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness
Recently approved federal legislation reallocates spectrum and provides funding for states to move forward with the construction of a nationwide interoperable broadband network for first responders. Learn about the nationwide broadband network and important next steps for states.
Moderator:

  • Senator Denton Darrington, Idaho

Speakers:

  • Michael Balboni, GNYHCFA, New York
  • Jeffrey Cohen, Law and Policy, APCO International, Virginia

2:15 pm - 3:30 pm
W184ab - Level 1

Dodd-Frank and the States
States play a significant role in the regulation of financial services. This authority relies on the preservation of a dual-banking system, state regulation of insurance and a state-federal partnership in securities regulation authority. Several provisions of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, signed into law two years ago, are impacting the regulation of banking and insurance in the states. Discuss these relationships and explore how implementation of Dodd-Frank is shaping states’ responsibilities and authority.

Moderators:

  • Representative Greg Wren, Alabama
  • Patricia Murdo, Legislative Services Division, Montana

3:15 pm - 4:45 pm
W470ab - Level 4

Legislative Staff University: Laree Kiely
Laree Kiely is an award-winning organizational expert, consultant, educator, and founder of the Kiely Group.

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
W184ab – Level 1

The Changing Telecommunications Landscape
Consumers now have a growing number of choices when selecting communications services. With new options available, several states have enacted or considered legislation to deregulate some services. Legislators and other experts will discuss recent initiatives and what the future holds.

Moderators:

  • Senator Curtis S. Bramble, Utah
  • House Deputy Majority Leader Chris Perone, Connecticut

Speakers:

  • Representative Mike Hill, Alabama
  • Representative Darryl M. Scott, Delaware
  • Chuck Davidson, Advanced Communications Law and Policy, New York
  • Sherry Lichtenberg, National Regulatory Research Institute, Maryland
Handouts:

4:45 pm - 5:45 pm
W183a - Level 1

Steering Committee
The steering committee will review the policies reported from the standing committees at the Forum and determine the calendar for the NCSL Business Meeting on Thursday, August 9, at 10:30 am.

4:45 pm - 5:45 pm
W184cd - Level 1

Legislating in the Cloud
Cloud computing makes it easier to get, store and deliver software and services through the Internet. It also has the potential for saving costs. Learn about cloud computing and discuss the pros and cons, including questions about confidentiality, security and ownership of data. Hear about other state experiences in taking the leap to the cloud.

Moderator:

  • Gary Wieman, Legislative Technology Center, Nebraska

Panelists:

  • Sharon Crouch Steidel, Virginia House of Delegates
  • Eric Dugger, Legislative Counsel Bureau, Nevada Legislature
  • Jonathan Palmore, Senate Information Systems, Virginia General Assembly

4:45 pm - 5:45 pm
Rooftop Garden - Level 5

Young Professionals’ Networking Reception
Join your legislative colleagues for some light appetizers, a drink and a chance to get to know one another at the Convention Center. Hear about the NCSL staff sections available to you, which are professional groups organized around jobs responsibilities.

6:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Skyline Pre-function - Level 3

Women’s Legislative Network Reception
Join members of the network to honor incoming president Delaware Senator Dori Connor, the executive board, and female lawmakers from around the world.

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Museum of Science and Industry

Social Event: Windy City Welcome
Chicago stands tall as the city of big shoulders—a city known for its renowned architecture, captivating museums, beloved sports teams, wonderful shopping, great food and beautiful lake shore. At this opening event, you’ll have exclusive access to the largest science center in the Western Hemisphere and experience fascinating, world-class exhibits. During your exploration of the museum, you will get a “taste” of what makes Chicago famous—food, fun and music. A traditional “Taste of Chicago” will showcase all the famous eats and tunes from the Windy City, from deep dish pizza to the classic Chicago style hot dog, from jazz to gospel to rock.

8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Signature Room, Hancock Building

CTIA-The Wireless Association’s Reception for the Communications, Financial Services and Interstate Commerce Committee members
Wednesday, August 8

6:00 am - 7:30 am

Bipartisan Bike Ride

7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Registration B - Level 3

Registration

8:00 am - 9:15 am

Staff Section Breakfasts

9:30 am - 10:45 am
W180 - Level 1

Taxing the Cloud--Not a Weather Phenomenon
The development of cloud computing and digital products has put state government in a fog. It is difficult for states to define what a digital product or service is, and whether or not to tax it. Although relatively new, cloud computing has changed the landscape of how businesses operate and has changed the way we live. You'll be able to clarify the hazy definition of "cloud" and explore how some states have taxed digital services and products.

Moderator:

  • Senator Deb Peters, South Dakota

Panelists:

  • Representative Ross Hunter, Washington
  • Stephen Kranz, Southernland Asbill & Brennan LLP, Washington, D.C.
  • Scott Mackey, KSE FOCUS, Vermont
  • Steve Pierce, AT&T, Illinois

Handouts:

10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Hall F1 - Level 3

Exhibit Hall

11:00 am - 12:15 pm

Issue Forums

12:00 noon - 1:30 pm
Hall F1 - Level 3

Atlanta Kick-off Lunch

1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
W180 - Level 1

Placing Bets on Gaming: What's on the Screen?
Some policymakers continue to consider legalized gaming a way to cash in on extra revenue. While states traditionally have determined regulation and taxation of the gaming industry, Congress has introduced legislation regarding online gaming that may encroach upon the states' prerogative in this area. Explore state gaming developments, news regarding state legalization of online gaming and the possible fiscal and regulatory impacts on states if the federal bill is enacted.

Moderator:

  • Steve Rauschenberger, Rauschenberger Partners, LLC, Illinois

Panelists:

  • Margaret Defrancisco, North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries, Ohio
  • Frank Fahrenkopf, American Gaming Association, Washington, D.C.
  • Professor I. Nelson Rose, Gambling and the Law, California

Handouts:

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
W178ab - Level 1

Salute to Legislative Staff: Strong Stewards
Mary Crane is a nationally recognized speaker and trainer. She has been featured on "60 Minutes" and "Fox Business News," and her experience includes working in the White House.

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
W184cd - Level 1

Legislators' Roundtables

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
W180 - Level 1

Social Media Safety
Social networking sites have created new security challenges in legislative and political realms. Hacking, high-jacking and impersonation happen too frequently. Hear about the security and privacy risks of social media, as well as some apps and location check-in tools, and learn some simple steps to keep your accounts secure.

Moderator:

  • Peter Capriglione, North Carolina General Assembly

Speaker:

  • Kevin Haley, Symantec, California

 

States' Nights

Thursday, August 9

6:00 am - 7:30 am

Walk for Wellness
Stretch your legs and join your friends at the Walk for Wellness, a 5K walk (or run) along Lake Michigan, to raise awareness of chronic diseases and health disparities. It’s open to all Summit attendees; no preregistration is required. The start/finish location is Arvey Field, near Lake Shore Drive and Roosevelt.

7:30 am - 8:45 am

NCSL Statehouse Ambassadors’ Breakfast
NCSL State Liaisons will have an opportunity to get to know their state’s NCSL Statehouse Ambassadors, who are legislative staff serving as in-state field representatives for NCSL. The Statehouse Ambassador program is designed to energize and sustain participation in NCSL and strengthen the organization’s role as an extension of state legislatures.

7:30 am - 9:00 am
W185d – Level 1

Online Reservations: A Breakfast on the State of Hotel Taxation

Co-sponsored by the Task Force on State & Local Taxation

Recently, state and local governments around the country have filed law suits against online travel companies (OTCs) claiming they are in violation of hotel occupancy tax ordinances. The suits claim that taxes should be paid on the amount the consumer paid for the room, rather than on the rate the OTC negotiated with the hotel. The travel companies contend that they neither operate hotels nor resell the rooms as wholesalers, placing them outside the scope of occupancy taxes. At this breakfast session, hear a discussion of online travel billing practices and how taxes are assessed, collected and remitted to the appropriate government agency.
Moderator:

  • Representative Brian Patrick Kennedy, Rhode Island

Panelists:

  • Representative Jason Brodeur, Florida
  • John Crongeyer, National Online Travel Litigation Group, Georgia
  • Bob Finnell, National Online Travel Litigation Group, Georgia
  • Joseph Henchman, The Tax Foundation, Washington, D.C.
  • Darrel Hieber, Skadden, Washington, D.C.
  • Cynthia Ohlenforst, K&L Gates LLP, Texas

7:30 am - 12:00 noon
Registration B - Level 3

Registration

9:00 am - 10:15 am
Skyline Ballroom - Level 3

General Session on Jobs
John Engler, former Michigan governor and current head of the Business Roundtable, and Douglas Oberhelman, CEO of Caterpillar Inc., and Edward B. Rust Jr., CEO of State Farm Mutual and vice-chairman of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, will participate in a lively discussion on the different roles government and businesses can play in creating jobs.

9:00 am - 12:00 noon
Registration B - Level 3

Exhibit Hall

10:30 am - 12:15 pm
W375e - Level 3

NCSL Annual Business Meeting
All legislators and legislative staff are urged to attend the Business Meeting for consideration of policy directives and resolutions that will guide NCSL’s advocacy efforts before Congress and the administration, amendments to the Bylaws and Rules of Procedures, election of NCSL officers and approval of the Conference budget. All other meeting participants are welcome to observe.

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Skyline Ballroom - Level 3

General Session: Doris Kearns Goodwin
Doris Kearns Goodwin, acclaimed historian, Pulitzer Prize winner, prolific author and captivating speaker, has written books on Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, the Fitzgeralds and the Kennedys, Lyndon Johnson and Abraham Lincoln. This year, she will be speaking on Teddy Roosevelt—legislator, president, bigger-than-life hero—and the leadership lessons we can learn from a time of economic and political turmoil that reverberate today.

2:15 pm - 3:30 pm

Issue Forums
Staff Sections

3:30 pm - 4:45 pm

Staff Sections

5:00 pm - 5:45 pm

Ancillary

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Millennium Park
 

Social Event: Musical Feast
What better way to say farewell to the City by the Lake than an evening of great music and fine food in this 25-acre park along Lake Michigan’s shoreline—a center for world-class art, music, architecture, gardens and landscape design? Guests will savor and sip some of Chicago’s best offerings from its many culturally diverse neighborhoods such as Greek Town, Little Italy and Ukrainian Village. While sitting under the stars, listen to an exclusive performance by the toddling town’s best-known musicians. Get ready for an evening of culinary and musical delights set against the picturesque skyline in one of the city’s top tourist attractions.

 

 


The NCSL Communications, Financial Services & Interstate Commerce Standing Committee will next meet
during NCSL's Fall Forum to be held in Washington, D.C., December 5-7, 2012.

 Please plan to attend!

 

2011-2012 Committee Officers

 

 

Co-Chairs:                                                     

Senator Carol Fukunaga
Hawaii

Representative Greg Wren
Alabama

Vice Chairs:

Senator Thomas Alexander 
South Carolina

Representative Wayne Harper
Utah

Representative Ross Hunter
Washington

Delegate Susan Lee
Maryland

Delegate Joe May
Virginia

Representative Chris Perone
Connecticut

Immediate Past Chair:

Senator Delores Kelley
Maryland

Staff Co-Chairs:

Duncan Goss
Legislative Council
Vermont

Patricia Murdo
Legislative Services Division
Montana

Staff Vice Chairs:

Karen Cochrane-Brown
Research Division
North Carolina

Gary Schaefer
Senate
Louisiana

Immediate Past Staff Chair:

Melissa Calderwood
Legislative Research Division
Kansas
 

 

For additional information about the Committee, please contact:

Denver
Heather Morton (303.856.1475)
Jo Anne Bourquard (303.856.1355)
Washington, D.C.
James Ward (202.624.8683)
Max Behlke (202.624.3586)
 

 

 

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