LCJPS 2018 NCSL Capitol Forum

11/30/2018

2018 Capitol ForumThe 2018 NCSL Capitol Forum will meet at the Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill on Dec. 5-7 in Washington, D.C. Below is the preliminary agenda for the Law, Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee.  

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WEdnesday, Dec. 5, 2018
Time Sessions

9-11 a.m.
Columbia C
 

Meeting of the Policy Working Groups – Law, Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee
The members of each Standing Committee’s Policy Working Group will have the opportunity to discuss and direct the 2018-2019 work of the Standing Committee. This includes not only work on policy directives and resolutions, but also the development of other committee products—white papers, best practices, etc. The group will also identify major state issues and state-federal priorities for 2019, to be submitted to the Executive Committee in January 2019.
 

LCJPS Committee Policy Working Group
 

Presiding:

  • Representative Roger E. Goodman, Washington
  • Representative Eric K. Hutchings, Utah

9 – 9:10 a.m. – Introductions

  • Susan Parnas Frederick, senior federal affairs counsel, Criminal Justice and Public Safety Policy Director, NCSL

9:10 – 9:30 a.m. – Presentations

  • Laura L. Rogers, director, Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering and Tracking (SMART), U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, D.C.
  • Scott Matson, senior policy advisor, Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering and Tracking (SMART), U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, D.C.

9:30 – 9:40 a.m. – Q&A

 

9:40 – 11 a.m. – Group Discussion

  • State & Federal Priorities
  • Committee Programming
  • Potential Work Products (if time)
11:30 a.m.–6:30 p.m.
Offsite
Programming for Legislative Staff – George Washington Leadership Institute

Legislative staff will have the opportunity to participate in a unique professional development seminar at the George Washington Leadership Institute at Mount Vernon on Dec. 5. There, they will learn about and discuss Washington’s success in integrating leadership and management and the importance of credibility, communication, collaboration and vision.

11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.: Depart Hotel and Travel to Mount Vernon Estate

12:30–1:30 p.m.: Arrival/Lunch/Tour of Rare Book Vault
(Rubenstein Leadership Hall, Washington Presidential Library)
Legislative staff will arrive by bus at the Washington Presidential Library where Dr. Peter Cressy, director of Leadership Programs, will provide a brief welcome and orientation. Guests will proceed to the Bookout Reception Hall for lunch catered by the Mount Vernon Inn, and will take small-group tours of the Reading Room and Rare Book Vault with Library staff.

1:30-2:05 p.m.: Washington’s Enduring Relevance: The Integration of Strategy, Leadership and Management
Citing specific examples of George Washington’s military and political career, this session will explore the ongoing dynamics of strategic development and highlight the importance of integrating leadership, management and strategy—all foundations for Washington’s unparalleled ability to use communication, credibility, collaboration and vision to lead change.

2:05-2:20 p.m.: Facilitated Group Discussion 

2:20–2:30 p.m..: Break

2:30–3:00 p.m: Leading in Times of Change: Credibility, Communication, Collaboration and Vision
Credibility, communication, collaboration and vision are all essential characteristics for effective leadership, and George Washington demonstrated these abilities through his time as commander in chief and the first president of the United States. This session will explore examples of these traits in Washington’s own life and how these characteristics can be implemented in today’s leadership. 

3:00-3:20 p.m.: Facilitated Group Discussion

3:20–3:30 p.m.: Break and Walk to the Estate (Bus transportation available for inclement weather)

3:30–4:30 p.m.: Private Tour of George Washington's Estate Guided by Interpreters

4:30–5 p.m.: Independent Time to Explore (George Washington Museum Collection or Mount Vernon Shop)

5–6:15 p.m.: Board Bus and Depart Mt. Vernon Estate

6:15 pm: Arrive Back at Hotel

 

11:45 a.m.– 1 p.m.
Regency A

Lobby Day Luncheon/Briefing
Join us for a quick briefing on the issues before Congress. This is also where legislators will connect with an NCSL staffer to accompany them to Capitol Hill. More details will be emailed to legislators prior to the meeting.
 

1:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Offsite
Lobby Day / Visits to Congressional Offices
Legislators will head to Capitol Hill to meet with members of their congressional delegations to discuss state priorities. NCSL staff will make the appointments and reach out to registered legislators in advance of the meeting..
 
6 – 7 p.m.
Capitol AB
Reception at Hotel
Don’t miss this opportunity to network with your colleagues from across the country..
 
Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018
9-10:15 a.m.
Columbia B
 

Law, Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee
Cybersecurity and Elections:  Where We Are Now

(Joint with the Redistricting and Elections Committee)
A year ago, election cybersecurity was just starting to pop up on policymakers’ radars. Since then, it’s been white-hot, and experts have been at work. Hear from those who have produced user-friendly reports on this key topic.
 

Speakers: 

  • Dr. Josh Benaloh, senior cryptographer, Microsoft Research, Washington
  • Taylor Lansdale, program manager - Overseas Voting Initiative, The Council of State Governments, Kentucky
  • Susan Parnas Frederick, senior federal affairs counsel, Criminal Justice and Public Safety Policy Director, NCSL
10:15-11:10 a.m.
Columbia C

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

Committee members discuss, consider, review policies and vote on any new policy resolutions submitted for consideration and other committee business.
 

Presiding:

  • Representative Roger E. Goodman, Washington
  • Representative Eric K. Hutchings, Utah

Speakers:

  • Lindsay Burton, Program Manager, Department of Homeland Security, Office of Academic Engagement, Washington, D.C.
  • Robert Nadeau, acting director, Intergovernmental Affairs Division, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Office of External Affairs, Washington, D.C.
  • Tim Quinn, executive director of Intergovernmental Public Liaison Office, Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Washington, D.C.
11:15 a.m.-Noon
Columbia B

Law, Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee
State & Federal Budget Update

(Joint with the Budgets and Revenue Committee and Education Committee)
States revenues are growing at a stable but modest rate, continuing a performance that has been the hallmark of the economic recovery from the Great Recession. State expenditures have also stayed mostly in line with projections. This session will provide the latest update on state budget performance in FY 2019, as well as an update on the federal budget and federal appropriations as a new Congress prepares to arrive in Washington, D.C.
 

Speakers:

  • Marcia Howard, executive director, Federal Funds Information for States, Washington, D.C.
  • Arturo PĂ©rez, group director, Fiscal Affairs Program, NCSL
12 Noon-1 p.m.
Columbia C
Law, Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee  

Drug Policy Luncheon: How Marijuana and Opioid Laws Continue to Evolve on the State and Federal Levels

Hear from drug policy experts on state and federal legislative and legal trends related to both marijuana and opioids. Attendees will be updated in these areas and consider how state and federadevelopments are, or are not, coordinated. 

 

Moderator:

  • Representative Roger E. Goodman, Washington

Speakers:

  • Professor Douglas A. Berman, director, Drug Enforcement and Policy Center, The Ohio State University | Moritz College of Law, Newton D. Baker-Baker & Hostetler Chair in Law, Ohio
  • Visiting Professor Alex Kreit, Drug Enforcement and Policy Center, The Ohio State University | Moritz College of Law, Ohio

NCSL gratefully acknowledges the Charles Koch Institute for its support of this luncheon.

 

1-2:15 p.m.
Columbia B
 

Law, Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee
School Safety:  Federal Resources & Tools to Improve School Safety

(Joint with the Education Committee)
In 2018, more than 200 bills and resolutions addressing school safety were introduced by state legislators in 39 states. More than half of all bills were introduced following the school shooting in Parkland, Fla. In response, the federal government convened the Federal Commission on School Safety to study a range of issues, including social-emotional support, effective school safety infrastructure, crisis planning and response, and the impact of videogames and prevalence of violence in the media. The U.S. Secret Service also studies and has released valuable tools to help prevent incidents of school violence. This must-attend session will provide state legislators and legislative staff with critical and timely information from federal agencies to help improve school safety.  
 

Panelists:

  • Dr. Marisa Randazzo, SIGMA Threat Management Associate, LLC, Virginia
  • Dr. Mitchell Zais, deputy secretary, U.S. Department of Education, Washington, D.C.
2:15-3:15 p.m.
Columbia B

Law, Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee
Supreme Court Update (CLE)

(Joint with the Education Committee) 
The U.S. Supreme Court has begun its October term with a new justice and will hear many important cases with meaningful implications for states. Attendees will explore these cases—from mental disability and the Eighth Amendment in a capital case, to age discrimination and asset forfeiture, to state sovereignty and double jeopardy—and gain insider information about our nation’s highest court.

 

Moderator:

  • Senator Gerald Malloy, South Carolina

Speaker: 

  • Lisa Soronen, executive director, State & Local Legal Center, Washington, D.C.
3:15-4 p.m.
Columbia C
 

Law, Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee
State Role in Local Justice

Cities and counties are increasingly focusing on their local justice systems and taking steps to make those systems fairer and more just while ensuring public safety. In this session, learn about and discuss the state legislative role in encouraging and supporting these local efforts, explore opportunities for collaboration and learn about opportunities for federal funding in support of this work.
 

Moderator:

  • Representative Eric K. Hutchings, Utah

Speakers:

  • Kristen Mahoney, deputy director, policy, Bureau of Justice Assistance, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, D.C.
  • Amanda Essex, senior policy specialist, Criminal Justice Program, NCSL
5–6:30 p.m.
Capitol AB
Reception at Hotel
Don’t miss this opportunity to network with your colleagues from across the country.
 
Friday, Dec. 7, 2018
8:30–10 a.m.
Regency A

Plenary Breakfast / NCSL Capitol Forum Business Meeting
All legislators will consider the policy directives and resolutions reported from the NCSL Standing Committees. If approved, they will form the States’ Agenda in Washington, D.C., guiding NCSL’s advocacy effort before Congress and the administration. All are encouraged to attend.

 

Speaker:

  • Lawrence Yun, Ph.D., chief economist and senior vice president of research, National Association for Realtors, Washington, D.C.
10:15 a.m.– noon
Columbia A

Other Session of Interest:

Child Support and Employment Services: Working Together for Families

The nature and demographics of the workforce are changing, with fewer men entering the workforce and the gig economy chipping away at traditional employment relationships and structures. These changes are impacting families across the country, and states are taking notice. Simultaneously, the federal government has renewed its focus on providing employment services in conjunction with assistance programs, such as Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), and child support enforcement programs. This session, hosted by NCSL’s Health and Human Services and Labor and Workforce Development standing committees, will explore the opportunities at the state and federal levels to provide employment services to noncustodial parents and increase child support payments in the process.

 

Moderator:

  • Robert Doar, Morgridge fellow in poverty studies, American Enterprise Institute, Washington, D.C.

Panelists:

  • Larry Desbien, director of child support, Colorado Department of Human Services
  • Mara Friesen, deputy attorney general for child support, Texas Attorney General’s Office, Division of Child Support

Respondents:

  • Clarence Carter, Director, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Community Services, Washington, D.C.
  • Scott Lekan, Commissioner, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE), Washington, D.C.