Law and Criminal Justice Committee
Spring Forum 2010 Preliminary Agenda (As of April 5, 2010)

 Thursday | Friday | Saturday

Thursday, April 8

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Preconference Workshops and Seminars

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Wilson A

Law and Criminal Justice Committee
Campaign Finance Reform  (CLE)

Joint with the Redistricting and Elections Committee

Discussion on the impact of Citizen's United ruling on states; potential action on Campaign Finance renewal policy.  

Moderator:  Delegate Jon Cardin, Maryland

  • Susan Parnas Frederick, NCSL
  • Joe Sandler, Sandler, Reiff & Young P.C., Washington, D.C.
  • Jason Torchinsky, Holtzman, Vogel Attorneys at Law, Washington, D.C.

2:45 pm - 3:45 pm
Wilson A
 

Law and Criminal Justice Committee
Justice Roundtable

Discussion of current state and state-federal partnership issues in criminal justice, including with Justice Department officials. 

Presiding:  Representative Jerry Madden, Texas; Chair, Law and Criminal Justice Committee

  • Stephanie Baucus, Associate Director, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, D.C.
  • Lesley Buchan, Outreach Coordinator, Bureau of Justice Assistance, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, D.C.
  • Gary L. Dennis, Ph.D., Senior Policy Advisor for Corrections, Bureau of Justice Assistance, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, D.C. 

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Thurgood Southwest 

Opening General Session

  • Presiding Officer Alex Fergusson of the Scottish Parliament
  • U.S. Secretary of Energy and Nobel Prize Winner Steven Chu

5:30 pm - 6:15 pm
Maryland B 

Steering Committee of the NCSL Standing Committees (Chairs)

6:15 pm - 7:30 pm
Thurgood Northeast  

Welcome Reception 

Friday, April 9

8:00 am - 8:30 am
Thurgood Marshall Foyer
 

Continental Breakfast

8:30 am - 9:45 am
Thurgood East
 

Law and Criminal Justice Committee
Drug Prevention and Control

Joint with the Health Committee and the Human Services and Welfare Committee 

The director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy will brief members about the newly released President’s National Drug Control Strategy. The three “signature initiatives” for 2010 include prevention, drugged driving and abuse of prescription drugs.

  • Gil Kerlikowske, Director, Office of National Drug Control Policy, Washington, D.C. 

Respondents:

  • Representative Pat George, Kansas
  • Representative Janice Pauls, Kansas
  • Cindy M. Perry, Executive Director, Select Committee on Children and Youth, Tennessee

9:45 am - 11:15 am
McKinley

Law and Criminal Justice Committee
Federal Update  (CLE)

Overview and discussion of current Congressional, U.S. Supreme Court and federal budget matters affecting states.  Preview of renewal policies before the Committee this year.

Presiding:  Representative Jerry Madden, Texas; Chair, Law and Criminal Justice Committee

  • Richard Ruda, Chief Counsel, State and Local Legal Center, Washington, D.C.

11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Thurgood Southwest

General Session Luncheon

  • Gary Doer, Ambassador from Canada to the United States
  • Newt Gingrich, Former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives

1:15 pm - 5:00 pm
McKinley 

Law and Criminal Justice Committee
Site Visit:  National Center on Missing and Exploited Children in Alexandria, Virginia

Joint with the Human Services and Welfare Committee and Task Force on Immigration and the States

State and federal approaches to child sex trafficking and sex offender registration will be discussed along with a tour of the Alexandria, Virginia facilities of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.  

Bus transportation provided; space limited.  Sign up in meeting room by 1:30 pm for bus departure from the 24th Street Entrance (by Harry's Pub on the Lobby Level) at 1:45 pm.  Facility tour from 2:15 pm - 3:15 pm.  Discussion with executives on SORNA from 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm.  Departure by 4:30 pm.

4:45 pm - 6:00 pm

Law and Criminal Justice Committee
Reception at National Beer Wholesalers

Joint with the Human Services and Welfare Committee

This reception is adjunct to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children site visit.  Load bus at 6:00 pm for return arrival to the hotel by 6:30 pm.      

5:15 pm - 6:00 pm
Thurgood North  

Steering Committee of the NCSL Standing Committees (Chairs)

Saturday, April 10

8:30 am - 11:30 am
Thurgood Southwest

General Session Breakfast 
  • Joung Lee, Associate Director for Finance and Business Development, AASHTO

Spring Forum Business Meeting