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Financial Services and Commerce

Financial Services and Commerce

CFI COMMITTEE SESSIONS

Legislative Summit LogoCheck out all of the Communications, Financial Services and Interstate Commerce (CFI) sessions that took place at this year’s Summit in Minneapolis.

 

 

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"PATENT TROLLING" LEGISLATION

“Patent trolling” is the process of filing a claim of patent infringement against an entity, despite the fact that the claimant does not manufacture or supply the product or service in question. Patent trolls often file claims in bad faith, hoping that the company being sued decides to settle in order to avoid expensive litigation costs.

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OVERVIEW | FINANCIAL SERVICES AND COMMERCE

State regulation plays a vital role in making the U.S. financial markets the strongest and most dynamic in the world. The state-federal relationship differs among financial sectors. States and the federal government share jurisdiction in the area of banking under the unique American dual banking system. States serve as the sole regulators of insurance. NCSL supports state legislative interest in financial services and commerce issues with accurate, thorough and objective information and analyses, 50-state comparisons, and updates on the latest initiatives.

 

 

STANDING COMMITTEE

Meeting Image The Communications, Financial Services and Interstate Commerce has jurisdiction over state-federal relations with regard to electronic commerce, banking, insurance, securities and other financial services issues, interstate commerce and taxation of electronic transactions, telecommunications and interstate business activity taxes.

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DATABASE

The NCSL State Economic Development Legislation Tracking Database features bills relating to grants and loans, tax credits and incentives, and economic development studies and commissions. You can search the 2013 and 2014 state legislation.

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