CFI Committee 2015 Legislative Summit Agenda

Heather Morton 7/28/2015

Summit agendaJoin us in Seattle Aug. 3-6 for the largest legislative gathering in the nation. The Summit covers the latest issues and provides opportunities for legislators and staff have come together to tackle critical problems and find solutions that work.

On this page, you'll find all sessions of the Communications, Financial Services and Interstate Commerce (CFI) Committee.

For more information, visit the 2015 Legislative Summit website. See you in Seattle!

Items in bold denote committee activities. All sessions will be held at the Washington State Convention Center, unless otherwise noted.

Sunday, Aug. 2 topic cmte

9 a.m.-Noon
Sheraton Hotel

Legislative Staff Coordinating Committee (LSCC)

1-5 p.m.
Sheraton Hotel
Metropolitan Ballroom B

Task Force on State and Local Taxation

Our nation’s economy is evolving from a primarily state-based system into a more integrated national and global economy. With that shift comes the need for state tax systems to adapt in a way that does not impede economic growth, provides clarity and simplicity to taxpayers, and to ensure necessary revenues for appropriate government functions. Hear about the important and timely tax policy issues facing state legislators as they address the emerging taxation issues in the 21st century economy.

1-5 p.m.

International Delegations Programming

1-2:15 p.m.
Sheraton Hotel
Redwood AB

Member Outreach and Communications Subcommittee Meeting

2:30-3:45 p.m.
Sheraton Hotel
Redwood AB

Budget, Finance and Rules Meeting

4-5:30 p.m.
Sheraton Hotel
Grand Ballroom A

Executive Committee

4-5:30 p.m.
Sheraton Hotel, Ballard

Women’s Legislative Network Board Meeting

Monday, Aug. 3 topic cmte

7 a.m.-5 p.m.

Registration

7 a.m.-Noon
Sheraton Hotel
Metropolitan Ballroom B

Task Force on State and Local Taxation

Our nation’s economy is evolving from a primarily state-based system into a more integrated national and global economy. With that shift comes the need for state tax systems to adapt in a way that does not impede economic growth, provides clarity and simplicity to taxpayers, and to ensure necessary revenues for appropriate government functions. Hear about the important and timely tax policy issues facing state legislators as they address the emerging taxation issues in the 21st century economy.

8 a.m.-1 p.m.
WC3AB

 

Catch a Ride: How the Sharing Economy is Shaping the Future of Transportation
NCSL gratefully acknowledges Uber, the Reason Foundation, Zipcar and the Natural Resources Defense Council for sponsoring this preconference.

Learn more about the rapid proliferation of shared-use mobility services such as Transportation Network Companies (UberX and Lyft-type services), car-sharing, bike-sharing and other emerging shared-use innovations. Hear from legislators and companies on how legislatures can encourage these transportation options while ensuring consumer protection and safety, and discuss their larger impact on congestion, traffic safety and transportation planning and access.

11 a.m.-1:15 p.m.
WC611-614

Fraud Alert! A New Wave of Federal and State Tax Return Fraud
NCSL gratefully acknowledges American Coalition for Taxpayer Rights for sponsoring this session.

While no one enjoys paying taxes, everyone likes to receive a tax refund. So, when thousands of taxpayers this year learned that their refunds had already been paid to someone else, they were understandably confused and incensed. Dive into this 21st century form of tax fraud, what the federal government is doing about, and learn about options for states to address this problem and protect the taxpayers.

Panelist:

  • Senator Curt Bramble, Utah
  • Paul Mamo, Submission Processing, Internal Revenue Service
  • Steve Ryan, McDermott Will & Emery
  • Corey Smith, Tax Division, U.S. Department of Justice
  • David Sullivan, Rhode Island Department of Revenue

11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
WC609

Legislative Summit 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.

11:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m.
WC608

New Members Roundtable

1 – 1:30 p.m.
WC214

NCSL 50-State Bill Information Service Training

Learn the basics of NCSL's 50-State Bill Information Service (BIS). The BIS, available exclusively to state legislators and legislative staff, provides access to the full-text of legislation in the 50 states, DC, and the U.S. Congress. The BIS was developed in partnership with LexisNexis® StateNet®.

1:30-2:30 p.m.
WC608

 

Facial Recognition Technology In the Modern World

Learn what it is, how to address privacy concerns, whether there should be restrictions on how companies collect and use this information, and who should regulate the market. Discuss whether there are legitimate national security interests in utilizing it to fight terrorism.

Moderator:

  • Russell Humphrey, Chief Clerk of the Senate, Tennessee

Panelists:

  • Alvaro Bedoya, Center on Privacy and Technology, Georgetown Law, Washington, D.C.
  • Daniel Castro, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, Washington, D.C.

2:30-3:15 p.m.
WC608

 

Top Ways to Combat Financial Crimes

Bad actors are involved in hacking, identity theft, privacy invasions and financial exploitation. Are there laws states can enact to help consumers and combat financial crimes? Come discuss actions legislatures are taking to combat these new challenges and the complex issues they raise.

Facilitator:

  • Mike Sunseri, Public Information Office, Kentucky

3:15-3:30 p.m.
WC608

 

FirstNet Update
Joint with the NCSL Law, Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee

Attend a briefing from an expert from the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) to get an update on next steps as they relate to states.

Speaker:

  • Edward Parkinson, First Responder Network Authority, Washington, D.C.

3:30-4:45 p.m.
WC608

 

Disaster Insurance: Are States and Insurance Companies Prepared?
Joint with the with NCSL Law, Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee

The past several winters have seen record warm temperatures and dry weather in the West, bitter cold and record snows in the East. How are states coordinating with insurance companies to ensure the best response? What impact do these weather events have on property insurance and are insurance companies changing their risk management calculations to adjust for extreme weather? Hear from experts in disaster insurance and mitigation and learn how to better prepare your region and state.

Moderator:

  • Representative Curtis M. Oda, Utah

Panelists:

  • Chara Bradstreet, National Association of Insurance Commissioners, Washington, D.C.
  • Nicole Mahrt Ganley, Property Casualty Insurers Association of America, California
  • Roy Wright, Deputy Associate Administrator for Insurance and Mitigation, FEMA, Washington, D.C.

5-5:30 p.m.
WC607

Steering Committee of the Standing Committees

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.

5:30-7 p.m.
Atrium Lobby

Social Event: A Taste of Washington

Take a whirlwind tasting tour of Washington and experience what makes this state such a great place to visit. Catch up with old friends and get to know new ones while you enjoy the tastes, sights and sounds of the Evergreen State. Vintners from all over the world have made Washington their home, and some will share their award-winning wines with you. Sample chardonnay from Walla Walla, syrah from Woodinville, blush rose' from the Columbia River Gorge, and more! Washington is also home to America's very first brewpub and more than 240 breweries. So if wine's not your cup of tea, you can enjoy the art of craft-brewing from a wide variety of local, small-batch superstars. And, before you head out for a night in the Emerald City, be sure to grab a cup of the state’s other world-famous beverage—coffee!

6-8 p.m.
Seattle Space Needle, Puget Sound Room

 

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

Shuttle service provided. RSVP for shuttle details. Please RSVP to Susan Sullivan at ssullivan@afsamail.org by July 27.

Tuesday, Aug. 4 topic cmte

7 a.m.-5 p.m.

Registration

7:30-8:30 a.m.

NCSL Staff Sections Programs

8:30-9:30 a.m.
Ballroom 6ABC

General Session: Cliff Burrows

10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Exhibit Hall 4EF

Exhibit Hall

9:45-11 a.m.
WC608

 

Broadband Changes [CLE]

Municipal Broadband: In light of the FCC’s recent Municipal Broadband Order, should states be concerned about continuing to allow this process?
Net Neutrality: What is it? How does it affect you? And is this set of rules here to stay?
Broadband in 2016: What should legislators have their mind on for next session?

Moderators:

  • Representative Blair Thoreson, North Dakota
  • Representative Angela Williams, Colorado

Panelists:

  • Michael Santorelli, Advanced Communications Law & Policy Institute, New York Law School, New York
  • Patrick Halley, Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP, Washington, D.C.
  • Corynne McSherry, Electronic Frontier Foundation, California

11 a.m.- 12:15 p.m.
WC608

 

Crowdfunding 101 Update [CLE]

Some states are actively shaping equity crowdfunding to suit their investments needs. Hear about and learn from states’ experiences including lessons learned, local business and entrepreneur impact, and essential state partnerships.

Moderator:

  • Representative Martha Jane King, Kentucky

Panelists:

  • Bill Beatty, Washington Department of Financial Institutions
  • Anya Coverman, North American Securities Administrators Association, Washington, D.C.
  • Representative Cindy S. Ryu, Washington

12:30-1:45 p.m.
WC608

 

Cloud Computing Now and Looking Forward Working Lunch
NCSL gratefully acknowledges IBM for sponsoring this luncheon.

Learn how to harness technology to maximize government productivity, achieve cost savings and help foster business innovation. Examine best practices for cloud computing solutions that can be leveraged by businesses to create jobs and how technology and re-imagined uses of data and analytics can create new sources of revenue for states, entrepreneurs, or both today.

Moderator:

  • Curtis Clothier, Legislative Affairs Agency, Alaska

Panelists:

  • Cate Richards, North America Smarter Cities Leader, IBM, Chicago
  • Doug Robinson, National Association of State Chief Information Officers, Kentucky

2-3:30 p.m.
WC608

CFI Committee Business Meeting

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

Presiding:

  • Senator Thomas Alexander, South Carolina
  • Representative Joe Atkins, Minnesota
  • Curtis Clothier, Legislative Affairs Agency, Alaska

Policies for Renewal:

Resolutions for Renewal:

New Resolutions for Consideration:

3:45-5 p.m.
WC608

 

Small Dollar Lending: Are the Feds Moving In? [CLE]

States have taken the lead role in regulating payday loans and other small-dollar credit products. These can be a controversial because of their interest rates and concerns over whether borrowers are able to repay the loans on time. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau plans to propose federal regulation affecting payday and other loans. Learn about the outline of the rule-making proposal and what impact it will have on state laws.

Moderators:

  • Senator Thomas Alexander, South Carolina
  • Representative Derek Kawakami, Hawaii

Panelists:

  • Nick Bourke, Pew Center on the States, Washington, D.C.
  • Daniel Brown, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Washington, D.C.
  • Andrew Morrison, American Financial Services Association, Texas
  • Dennis Shaul, Community Financial Services Association of America, Virginia

3-4 p.m.
Exhibit Hall 4EF

Exhibit Hall Break

5 – 6 p.m.
3AB Lobby - N. Galleria

Women's Legislative Network 30th Anniversary Gala Reception

Join the Women's Legislative Network for a reception celebrating our 30th Anniversary.

5:15-6:30 p.m.
WC607

Steering Committee of the Standing Committees

The steering committee will review the policies reported from the standing committees at the Summit and determine the calendar for the NCSL Business Meeting on Thursday, Aug. 6, at 10:15 am.

5:15-6:30 p.m.
2AB Lobby - N. Galleria

Young and New Professionals and New Attendee Networking Reception

Join fellow YNPs and first-time attendees to the Summit for a lively reception of networking and entertainment.

 

States' Night

Wednesday, Aug. 5 topic cmte

6:30-8 a.m.

Walk for Wellness

Join your friends and colleagues for the 10th annual Walk for Wellness! This 5K fun run or walk in beautiful Myrtle Edwards Park along the Seattle waterfront is a great way to start your day. There will be bus transportation from the Sheraton Seattle Hotel. Buses will leave from the Sheraton (6th Avenue and Union Street) at 6:15 a.m. and return at the end of the event. Note: Pre-registration is not required, and the Walk is open to all Summit attendees.

7 a.m.-5 p.m.

Registration

7-8 a.m.
WC2AB

Prayer Breakfast

8-9 a.m.
Ballroom 6ABC

General Session:  A Window to Tomorrow With Sheryl Connelly, Andy Jassy and Christopher Thornberg

Innovation, technology and the economy: the three major global influences on people, business and government. Preparing for what may be on the horizon is crucial to meeting the future. Hear three fascinating perspectives on what is in store for America tomorrow, next year and in the decade to come. Presenters: Sheryl Connelly, head of global consumer trends and futurist for Ford; Andy Jassy, head of Amazon Web Services, the pioneer in cloud computing; Christopher Thornberg, leading economist and expert in forecasting, employment and labor markets.

9:15 - 11:30 a.m.
WC608-609

Deep Dive Sessions

Society is moving at break-neck speed. It's difficult to keep up with rapid change and nearly impossible to stay ahead of it. Take a glimpse into the future and what’s in store for people, jobs and commerce. How will you and your state face the future—seen and unforeseen? Fasten your seat belts, it’s going to be an exciting ride! What you'll learn:
--Where society is headed and how you can take advantage of imminent changes by being innovative and nimble with new technology.
--What are the jobs of the future?
--What it means for you, your constituents and the policy you craft.

Panelists:

  • Sheryl Connelly, Ford Motor Company, Michigan
  • David Limp, Amazon, Washington
  • Mark Schneider, College Measures, Maryland

9:45-11:15 a.m.

Issue Sessions

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Exhibit Hall 4EF

Exhibit Hall

11:15 – 11:45 a.m.
WC214

NCSL 50-State Bill Information Service Training

Learn the basics of NCSL's 50-State Bill Information Service (BIS). The BIS, available exclusively to state legislators and legislative staff, provides access to the full-text of legislation in the 50 states, DC, and the U.S. Congress. The BIS was developed in partnership with LexisNexis® StateNet®.

11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Ballroom 6ABC

General Session: The Challenge of Politics and America’s Global Standing

Robert Gates served as the 22nd secretary of defense (2006-2011) and is the only secretary of defense in U.S. history to be asked to remain in that office by a newly elected President. President Barack Obama is the eighth president Gates has served. He previously served under President George W. Bush. On Gates' last day in office, President Barack Obama awarded him the Presidential Medal of Freedom, America's highest civilian honor. An Eagle Scout and president of the Boy Scouts of America, Gates is the author of Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War, a profoundly personal story and an insightful look into two administrations and the wars that defined them.

12:30-2 p.m.
Exhibit Hall 4EF

Exhibit Hall Luncheon

12:30-2 p.m.
WC6E

Legislative Staff Lunch: There's Nothing Trivial About It!

Ken Jennings is the biggest winner ever on "Jeopardy," the champion who won 74 games and $2.52 million and became a TV folk hero. The co-inventor of two trivia games and book author, Jennings knows you can’t put a price on knowledge in a world where nothing is trivial. Hear how you, too, can be a knowledge superstar—and why it’s so important.

12:30-2 p.m.
WC2AB

Women's Legislative Network 30th Anniversary Lunch

Celebrate the Network's history, women in state legislatures and politics at the luncheon and participate in the business meeting and elections.

Facilitator:

  • Debbie Walsh, Center For American Women and Politics, New Jersey

Panelists:

  • Chancellor Lisa Brown, WSU Spokane, Washington
  • Shirley Hankins, Washington
  • Louise Miller, Washington

2-3:15 p.m.
WC602-604

Issue Sessions

Legislator Roundtable: How Technology and Governing Intersect
Join the discussion on the ever-expanding world of technology and how it offers exciting options for constituent participation, makes government more accessible and saves money.

Moderator:

  • Reid Wilson, Morning Consult, Washington, D.C.

Panelists:

  • Representative Beth K. Fukumoto Chang, Hawaii
  • Senator Cyrus Habib, Washington
  • Russ Reeder, Icitizen, Tennessee

2-4:30 p.m.

Deep Dive Sessions

3-4 p.m.
Exhibit Hall 4EF

Exhibit Hall Break

3:15-4:30 p.m.
WC307-308

Issue Sessions / NCSL Staff Sections Programs

Data Breaches: Not If, But When
State websites increasingly are targets of cyber threats, so it’s important to have a plan in place to deal with a security breach. Learn how legislatures can create such a plan and mitigate damages if a breach occurs.

Moderator:

  • David Coles, Legislative Research Commission, Kentucky

Panelists:

  • Vinay Dattu, Legislative Information Services, Tennessee General Assembly
  • Doug Robinson, National Association of State Chief Information Officers, Kentucky

6:30-10 p.m.
Space Needle/Chihuly Museum

Social Event: Washington Block Party

The Space Needle is one of the world's most famous landmarks, and, for this one night, it's reserved just for us. Breathtaking views of Mt. Rainier, Puget Sound, and the beautiful Seattle skyline are just an elevator ride away. But that's not all that awaits you as you step into a block party, Seattle style. Stroll through the walkways and you'll enjoy a variety of street performers, musicians and artists as you sample delicious local foods and wines. Wander through the gorgeous Chihuly Garden and Glass exhibit and you'll simply be amazed by the wonderland of colorful, jaw-dropping glass sculptures—a one-of-a-kind way to experience the genius of artist Dale Chihuly. Come and enjoy Seattle's block party, a not-to-be-missed adventure for the whole family!

8 p.m. – midnight
The Seattle Aquarium

CTIA’s Wireless and Wilderness Party

Please RSVP to CTIAExtStateAff@ctia.org by Friday, July 24.

Thursday, Aug. 6 topic cmte

6:30-8 a.m.

Bipartisan Bike Ride

Hop on a bike for a picturesque ride through Seattle. The 11th annual Bipartisan Bike Ride is an excellent opportunity to casually chat with legislators and see the sights of the city at a leisurely 10 miles an hour. Co-hosted and organized by BikeTexas and NCSL. All skill levels and ages are welcome to join this guided ride. For more information, contact Doug Shinkle.

7:30 a.m.-Noon

Registration

8-10:15 a.m.
WC602-604

The Future of Work: Six Radical Changes Disrupting the Next Decade

Today is dramatically different than 10 years ago, and during the next 10 years, six radical mega trends will disrupt traditional work. Adapting to them is imperative for success. Will you be nimble enough to change? Attend this staff Deep Dive session and find out:
--How these changes might benefit or hinder your work
--How to take advantage of the opportunities hidden within these radical disruptors.

8:30-10 a.m.
WC6D

Democratic Breakfast with Mark Schauer
NCSL gratefully acknowledges the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee for sponsoring this breakfast.

8:30-10 a.m.
WC611-614

Republican Breakfast with William Kristol
NCSL gratefully acknowledges GOPAC for sponsoring this breakfast.

9 a.m.-Noon
Exhibit Hall 4EF

Exhibit Hall

10:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
WC6E

NCSL Business Meeting

All legislators and legislative staff are urged to attend the Business Meeting and consider Policy Directives and Resolutions that will guide NCSL's advocacy efforts before Congress and the administration, amendments to the Bylaws and Rules of Procedure, election of NCSL officers and approval of the Conference budget. All other meeting participants are welcome to observe.

12:15-1:45 p.m.
Ballroom 6ABC

General Session Luncheon: Leadership Lessons With Jon Meacham

Thomas Jefferson embodied the aspirations of a young nation in ways that reverberate still today. New York Times best-selling author Jon Meacham paints a portrait of Jefferson as a flawed, contradictory, elusive man who embodies an eternal drama—and one we confront today: The struggle of leadership to achieve greatness in a difficult and confounding world.

2-5 p.m.

NCSL Staff Section Programs / Ancillary Events

2-3 p.m.
WC307-308

NCSL Staff Sections Programs

Technology: It's Not Magic
Consumer electronic devices and technologies are widespread, affordable and user friendly, raising expectations that all types of information systems should be easy to develop and use. Learn what questions to ask of IT staff and customers when looking for new solutions, how to bridge technical and non-technical communication gaps, and how to balance competing demands for IT services.

Facilitator:

  • Kevin Kumpf, Legislative Research Council, South Dakota Legislature

Panelists:

  • Terri Clark, Legislative Computer Services, Kansas Legislature
  • Susan Kannarr, House of Representatives, Kansas
  • Ronda Tentarelli, Legislative Service Center, Washington Legislature

3:15-4:15 p.m.
WC307-308

NCSL Staff Sections Programs

The Good, the Bad, the Cloud
Cloud computing, in which hardware, software and information resides on a remote machine, can offer many benefits and cost efficiencies. However, it also comes with challenges. Learn from the experiences of legislatures that are taking different approaches to going to the cloud.

Panelists:

  • Rustynne Dalton, Legislative Service Center, Washington Legislature
  • Glenn Harris, Legislative Services Office, Idaho Legislature