CFI Committee 2015 NCSL Capitol Forum Agenda

Heather Morton 12/3/2015

NCSL Capitol ForumCome to the NCSL Capitol Forum, Dec. 8-11 in Washington, D.C., to help craft the States’ Agenda and be a voice for the states on Lobby Day on Capitol Hill. The NCSL Capitol Forum features sessions on important state-federal issues, special tours and briefings for legislative staff, and opportunities to connect with legislative colleagues from across the nation. 

Below is the agenda for the Communications, Financial Services and Interstate Commerce (CFI) Committee. Items in bold denote CFI Committee-sponsored activities. Here is the link to NCSL Capitol Forum Resources page for copies of available handouts and presentations.

 

Tuesday, Dec. 8
Time Sessions

7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Registration A

Registration

8 a.m.-5 p.m. Pre-conference Workshops and Seminar
Wednesday, dec. 9

7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Registration A

Registration  

8-11 a.m. Pre-conference Workshops and Seminars

9-10:30 a.m.

Thurgood Marshall East

Orientation to NCSL Standing Committees for Legislative Staff

An opportunity for standing committee legislative staff officers and members to meet and discuss their role on the standing committees. All legislative staff are welcome to participate.

11-11:30 a.m.

Lincoln 5

Steering Committee

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.

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

Thurgood Marshall Northwest

Lunch and Lobby Day Briefing

There has been no shortage of excitement so far in the first year of the 114th Congress. Hear an update of what is happening on Capitol Hill, the state-federal priorities NCSL is advocating for, and receive a copy of the state specific congressional meeting schedule. NCSL has arranged for state legislators with members of their congressional delegations. If you have questions or comments regarding meeting scheduling, please contact Jake Lestock in NCSL's Washington D.C., office.

11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

Thurgood Marshall South

Lunch/Training for Legislative Staff: Searching for Consensus in the Legislative World

When you've exhausted yourself fighting to win every point, it's time to make a deal. The key is the question: How can we solve this problem? This interactive session will help you get to yes with tips on acknowledging different viewpoints, reducing areas of contention, and moving creatively to maximize success.
1:15-2 p.m.

Lobby Day Transfer to Capitol Hill

2-5 p.m.

Congressional Meetings

NCSL will arrange visits for all state legislator attendees with their congressional delegations to discuss important state-federal issues. Individual meeting schedules will be provided at the hotel.
2-2:30 p.m. Legislative Staff Transfer to Capitol Hill
2-5:30 p.m.

Special Briefings and Tours for Legislative Staff

 

  • 2:30-3:45 p.m. Architect of the Capitol (AOC)
    The Architect of the Capitol is charged with the physical construction and renovations of all buildings on the Capitol grounds. Enjoy a guided tour of the renovations of the Capitol, learn about the renovation of the 1908 Cannon House Office Building, the oldest congressional building and a significant example of the Beaux Arts style, over the next 10 years, and discuss financing and environmental compliance.
  • 2:30-3:45 p.m. House Administration Committee
    The House Administration Committee oversees all of the functions of House operations. Staff will begin with an overview of the committee from the Deputy Chief Clerk and then will proceed to one of several breakouts sessions.

5-6:30 p.m.

Rayburn House Office Building B-338-340

Reception

Join your colleagues for a night of networking on Capitol Hill.

thursday, dec. 10

7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Registration A

Registration

8:30-9:45 a.m.

Washington 2

Out of Bounds? A Legal Analysis of Pay-to-Play Fantasy Sports [CLE Eligible]

Joint with the Budgets & Revenue and Labor & Economic Development Committees
NCSL gratefully acknowledges the sponsorship of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP.
People have been playing traditional fantasy sports for decades, but daily fantasy sport sites have become big business in the U.S. Recently, DraftKings and FanDuel have been accused of “insider trading” and both companies have been named in a new class action lawsuit alleging negligence, fraud and false advertising. Learn more about fantasy sports’ legal standing, the validity of these accusations, and what states can do to regulate this new industry.
 
Moderator:
  • Senator Curtis Bramble, Utah
 

Speakers:

  • Representative Joe Atkins, Minnesota
  • Assemblymember Maggie A. Carlton, Nevada
  • Jeremy N. Kudon, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, New York
9:45-10 a.m. 

Break

10-11 a.m.

Washington 2

Fiduciary Duties, Conflicts of Interest, and Client-Focused Retirement Planning [CLE Eligible]
Joint with the Labor & Economic Development Committee

The Department of Labor has proposed a rule to address possible conflicts of interest in retirement advice, and change what constitutes a “fiduciary.” It would require retirement advisers to abide by fiduciary duties similar to those imposed on ERISA plans. Advisers could not offer clients higher fee plans if there is a more favorable client-focused option available. Come learn about the proposed rulemaking and what it means for retirement planning.

 

Moderator:

  • Representative Brent Yonts, Kentucky

 

Speakers:

  • David Certner, AARP, Washington, D.C.
  • Lee Covington, Insured Retirement Institute, Washington, D.C.

11-11:45 a.m.

Washington 2

CFI Committee Business Meeting

Committee members will hear a federal update, discuss and vote on committee business and consider, review and vote on any new policy resolutions submitted for consideration.

 

Presiding:

  • Senator Thomas Alexander, South Carolina
  • Representative Joe Atkins, Minnesota
  • Richard Corbett, Office of Legislative Services, New Jersey

 

Policy directive for renewal:

Policy directive for amendment:

  • Rural Policy (Joint with the Natural Resources and Infrastructure Committee)

11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m.

Thurgood Marshall Ballroom

Plenary Luncheon – When Religious Freedom and Anti-Discrimination Collide

Proponents argue the government shouldn’t infringe on the right to exercise one’s religious beliefs, but opponents of religious freedom acts contend they allow legal discrimination. Kentucky brought the debate into national focus. Is there middle ground? Utah may be the model.

Moderator:

  • Senator Curtis Bramble, Utah

Speakers:

  • Professor Robin Fretwell Wilson, College of Law, University of Illinois
  • Senator David Long, Indiana

Respondent:

  • Senator J. Stuart Adams, Utah

1:30-2:45 p.m.

Washington 2

Data Breach Legislation

Congress is getting increasingly closer to passing national data breach legislation that would pre-empt all 47 states who currently have laws on the books. Do you want a seat at the table, or do you want to be served for dinner? Come find out how states can play a role in setting a national, state-based standard that could be introduced in 2016.

 

Moderator:

  • Senator Thomas Alexander, South Carolina

Panelists:

  • Lisa Catalanotto, Senate Finance Committee, South Carolina General Assembly
  • Jim Halpert, DLA Piper, Washington, D.C.
  • Oliver Ireland, Morrison & Foerster LLP, Washington, D.C.
  • Howard Waltzman, Mayer Brown, Washington, D.C.

2:45-3:45 p.m.

Washington 2

Municipal Broadband [CLE Eligible]

State regulation of municipal broadband networks can be a good thing. Hear about the keys to success, as well as alternatives for states seeking to increase broadband deployment without being intimately involved. NCSL recently filed an amicus brief in the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on behalf of North Carolina and Tennessee, urging the court to overturn the FCC’s order pre-empting both states from regulating their own municipal broadband networks.

 

Moderator:

  • Representative Martha Jane King, Kentucky

Panelists:

  • Chuck Davidson, Advanced Communications Law & Policy Institute, New York Law School
  • Susan Parnas Frederick, NCSL, Washington, D.C.
  • Venessa Harrison, AT&T, North Carolina
  • Steve Traylor, National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors, Virginia

3:45-4:45 p.m.

Washington 2

Credit Card Safety: What’s This Chip?

In recent years, there have been several high-profile security breaches targeting credit card payment systems. Financial institutions and retailers are migrating to an EMV chip system to replace the decades-old magnetic stripe technology. This session will discuss the EMV chip implementation and its impact on credit card data theft in the future.

 

Moderator:

  • Richard Corbett, Office of Legislative Services, New Jersey

Speakers:

  • Mallory Duncan, National Retail Federation, Washington, D.C.
  • Steve Rauschenberger, Electronic Payments Coalition, Illinois

5-5:30 p.m.

Lincoln 5

Steering Committee

The steering committee will review the policies reported from the standing committees at the NCSL Capitol Forum and determine the calendar for the Forum Business Meeting on Friday, Dec. 11, at 11:15 am.
5-6 p.m.
Johnson

Women's Legislative Network Roundtable Discussion

Join the board of the Women's Legislative Network to discuss your work in 2015 and look ahead to the 2016 sessions. Learn about other states and make new connections with other women from around the country.

6-7 p.m.

Thurgood Marshall Foyer

Reception
friday, dec. 11

7:30 a.m.-Noon

Registration A

Registration

8-9 a.m.

Thurgood Marshall Ballroom

Plenary Breakfast – The Sharing Economy

The popularity and meteoric success of Uber, AirBnB, Lyft made them economic powerhouses and challenged the culture and structure of prevailing business models. But fascination has given way to serious concerns about public safety, regulation, worker exploitation, and serious implications for legislative policy.

 

Speaker:

  • Adam Thierer, Mercatus Center of George Mason University, Virginia

9:30-11 a.m.

Lincoln 5

Issue Forum: The Affordable Care Act's Excise Tax on "Cadillac" Health Plans

Scheduled to take effect in 2018, the ACA's "Cadillac tax" is a 40 percent, non-deductible excise tax on employer-sponsored health coverage—including coverage by state and local governments for their employees-- that provides high-cost benefits. Most states and cities offer healthcare plans to their employees, as well as healthcare coverage in retirement, and will be affected by the tax. Join a discussion on the implications of full implementation of the excise tax and policy considerations before Congress to lessen its impact.

 

Speaker:

  • Kathryn Bakich, Senior Vice President, National Health Compliance, Segal, Washington, D.C.

9:30-11 a.m.

Lincoln 6

Issue Forum: What States Can Learn about Education Reform from the Top Performing Countries -- A Special Briefing from the NCSL International Education Study Group

Over the past two years, NCSL's International Education Study Group examined how top performing countries organize and implement education reform to better understand strategies that dramatically improve student outcomes. The bipartisan Study Group includes 24 experienced state legislators and six legislative staff. They have developed a first-ever, thoughtful, fact-based, and bipartisan set of ideas for states to consider that might take education reform in a new direction. Join members of the Study Group to talk about their observations and hear from some of the international experts who have helped inform their thinking.

 

Speaker:

  • Tony Mackay, National Institute For School Leadership, NCEE, Washington, D.C.
  • Betsy Brown Ruzzi, National Center On Education and the Economy, Washington, D.C.

9:30-11 a.m.

Lincoln 3 & 4

Issue Forum: More on the Sharing Economy

While the emergence of the sharing economy has been felt across numerous industries, its impact is perhaps no more prevalent than in the areas of housing and transportation. Hear from experts from the lodging and transportation industries share their perspectives on what state policymakers need to know about these new forms of travel.

 

Panelists:

  • Steve Shur, The Travel Technology Association, Washington, D.C.
  • Vanessa Sinders, American Hotel and Lodging Association, Washington, D.C.

11:15-11:30 a.m.

Thurgood Marshall Ballrooom

Forum Business Meeting

The business meeting features consideration of policy directives and resolutions adopted in the standing committees.

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

Thurgood Marshall Ballroom

Plenary Luncheon: The Shrinking Middle Class -- Implications for the Future
From the halls of Congress to the campaign stump to Main Street, the discussion of income, wealth and prosperity has major implications for politics and policy. Will a strengthening economy put the debate to rest, or are reform strategies required to improve the prospects of the middle class and those at the bottom?

 

Panelists:

  • Elise Gould, Economic Policy Institute, Washington, D.C.
  • Ramesh Ponnuru, American Enterprise Institute, Washington, D.C.
1-5 p.m. Post Conference Workshops and Seminars
saturday, dec. 12
8 a.m.-5 p.m. Post Conference Workshops and Seminars