CFI Committee 2017 Legislative Summit Agenda

Heather Morton 8/1/2017

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Join us in Boston, Aug. 6-9, 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 2017 Legislative Summit website. See you in Boston!

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

Click here to access the full master agenda and session resources.

 

Saturday, Aug. 5
Time Sessions

9 a.m.-Noon
Westin Waterfront

Legislative Staff Coordinating Committee (LSCC)

Noon-5 p.m.
Westin Waterfront
Task Forces
1-5 p.m.
Westin Waterfront
International Program
1-5 p.m.
Westin Waterfront
NCSL Task Force on State and Local Taxation
1-2:15 p.m.
Westin Waterfront
Member Outreach and Communications Subcommittee Meeting
2:30-3:45 p.m.
Westin Waterfront
Budget, Finance and Rules Subcommittee Meeting
4-5:30 p.m.
Westin Waterfront
Executive Committee Meeting
sunday, Aug. 6
7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
BCEC North Lobby

Registration  

7:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
Westin Waterfront

Pre-conferences

Task Forces

International Program

11:15-11:45 a.m.
BCEC 255

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, D.C., and the U.S. Congress. The BIS was developed in partnership with State Net/LexisNexis®.

11:45 a.m.-1 p.m.
BCEC 206AB

Orientation for First-Time Attendees: Luncheon Session

First time at the Summit? Grab a box lunch and take part in this interactive orientation and learn how to navigate your way through the nation's most substantive public policy meeting. Hear about the business meeting, standing committees, deep dives and issue forums to get the most out of your time in Boston!

1-2 p.m.
BCEC Ballroom

General Session: From Politics to Statesmanship: Solving Problems in a Bipartisan World

Solving complex problems is always difficult, and the job is harder when the participants are from different parties. Hear from Massachusetts’ two legislative leaders—both Democrats—and the Commonwealth’s Republican governor on how they roll up their sleeves and reach consensus to move their state forward.

Presiding:

  • Senator Dan Blue, North Carolina

Moderator:

  • William Weld, former Governor, Massachusetts

Panelists:

  • Governor Charles Baker, Massachusetts
  • Speaker Robert A. DeLeo, Massachusetts
  • Senate President Stanley Rosenberg, Massachusetts
2:15-3:45 p.m.
BCEC 152

5G and Small Cell Deployment

As 5G technology is implemented and the demand for wireless services continues to rise, it is important that preserving the authority of state and local governments over zoning and land use decisions for personal wireless service facilities is upheld. Discuss the next generation of wireless infrastructure.

Moderator:

  • Representative Brian Patrick Kennedy, Rhode Island

Speakers:

  • Bethanne Cooley, CTIA-The Wireless Association, Washington, D.C.
  • Representative Tracy Kraft-Tharp, Colorado
  • Representative Jason Saine, North Carolina
  • Tom Savage, Arizona League of Cities and Towns, Arizona
3:45-4 p.m.

Break

4-5:30 p.m.
BCEC 152

Financial Services for Marijuana

NCSL gratefully acknowledges the American Bankers Association and the Massachusetts Bankers Association for their support of this break.

Alaska, Colorado, Oregon, Washington and the District of Columbia now allow the recreational use of marijuana. More than half the states, the District of Columbia and Guam allow medical marijuana. Hear about efforts to help the industry move beyond the cash-only model to find effective financial services.

Moderator:

  • Senator Brian Feldman, Maryland

Panelists:

  • Michael Correia, National Cannabis Industry Association, Washington, D.C.
  • Jeffrey Gerard, Greylock Federal Credit Union, Massachusetts
  • Brenda Wells, College of Business, East Carolina University, North Carolina
5-7:30 p.m.
Google Cambridge Headquarters

Home States Reception at Google

NCSL invites you to attend a “Home States” Reception at Google’s Cambridge headquarters honoring leaders from states with Google offices and infrastructure. Join us for interactive demos of virtual reality, machine learning, information about Google’s functions in your state, and tasty regional food and drink. We hope you can join us! Space is limited to legislators and legislative staff. The buses will depart from the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center’s Northeast Lobby. At the conclusion of the event, one bus will return to the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center and the second bus will return to the Back Bay area hotels. Please RSVP to Heather Morton by Thursday, July 27.

5:30-6 p.m.
BCEC 257A

NCSL 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.

5:30-6 p.m.
BCEC SE Lobby B2

Legislative Staff Red Carpet Meet and Greet

We’re rolling out the red carpet for legislative staff! Take time to see old friends and meet new colleagues before heading to the reception at the Lawn on D.

5-7 p.m.
BCEC Lawn D

Social Event at the Lawn on D

We’re having a party and it’s for you! Come join us at The Lawn on D so you can have the ultimate New England experience. Network with your peers over lobster tails, New England wines and local craft beers.

Monday, Aug. 7
7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
BCEC North Lobby
Registration
7:30-8:30 a.m.
BCEC 152

Money Transmitter Fees & Taxes: State Revenue and Policy Implications
Joint with the Budgets and Revenue Committee

NCSL gratefully acknowledges PayPal for sponsoring this session.

State and federal efforts to impose an additional charge on wire transfers are raising concerns for traditional money services businesses like Western Union and new-comers like Amazon, Facebook, Google, PayPal and Square, who are licensed as money transmitters across the country at the state level. Come discuss the ramifications of these additional charges on traditional and non-traditional money transmission companies.

Moderator:

  • Diana Clay, House Majority Research, Arizona

Speakers:

  • Usman Ahmed, PayPal, Washington, D.C.
  • Jillian Pevo, Western Union, Washington, D.C.
  • Senator Bo Watson, Tennessee
8:45-10 a.m.
BCEC 152

Flood Insurance: What Changes Will Float to the Top?

The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is set to expire in September and bills have been introduced in Congress to overhaul the program and encourage private companies to step in. What will the NFIP look like moving forward?

Moderator:

  • Senator Rosalyn Baker, Hawaii

Panelists:

  • Robert "Ned" Dolese, Coastal America Insurance Company, Mississippi
  • Donald Griffin, Property Casualty Insurers Association of America, Illinois
  • Velma Smith, The Pew Charitable Trusts, Washington, D.C.
  • Jennifer Webb, Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America, Washington, D.C.
  • Roy Wright, Office of the Deputy Associate Administrator for Insurance and Mitigation, FEMA, Washington, D.C.
10 a.m.-4 p.m.
BCEC Hall A
Exhibit Hall
10:15-11:45 a.m.
BCEC 151AB

CFI Committee Business Meeting

Committee members discuss, consider, review policies and vote on any new policy resolutions submitted for consideration and other committee business. Committee members will hear an update on the implementation of FirstNet and Internet privacy legislation.

Presiding:

  • Senator Wayne Harper, Utah
  • Representative Brian Patrick Kennedy, Rhode Island

Resolutions for Consideration:

Speakers:

  • Danielle Dean, NCSL, Washington, D.C.
  • Pam Greenberg, NCSL, Denver
  • Edward Parkinson, FirstNet, Washington, D.C.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Policy directives and resolutions are only accessible in electronic format on the NCSL app and on the agenda and resources page on the Summit website. All meeting rooms have wireless internet access.

11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
BCEC 257A

NCSL Steering Committee

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 Monday, Aug. 7, at 3:15 p.m.

Noon-1:15 p.m.
BCEC 254AB

Voice Recognition: How to Balance Convenience with Privacy?

NCSL gratefully acknowledges Amazon for sponsoring this session.

Artificial intelligence technology, like Amazon’s Alexa, Microsoft’s Cortana and Apple’s Siri, are growing in popularity, while raising privacy questions. While the accessibility and convenience can be very helpful, what happens to the data that is recorded? And, who can access the data recordings?

Moderator:

  • Senator Wayne Harper, Utah

Speakers:

  • Stacey Gray, Future of Privacy Forum, Washington, D.C.
  • Rohit Prasad, Alexa Machine Learning Specialist, Amazon, Massachusetts
1:30-3 p.m.
BCEC 254AB

Dodd-Frank: Change on the Horizon?

NCSL gratefully acknowledges the American Bankers Association and the Massachusetts Bankers Association for their support of this break.

Members of Congress and President Trump have indicated a desire to change or repeal many provisions of Dodd-Frank. What impact will these changes have on the dual state-federal system? Will consumers be able to access the credit they need?

Moderator:

  • Representative Brian Patrick Kennedy, Rhode island

Speakers:

  • Ryan Donovan, America’s Credit Unions, Washington, D.C.
  • Jon Gentile, National Association of Professional Insurance Agents, Virginia
  • Margaret Liu, Conference of State Bank Supervisors, Washington, D.C.
  • Paul Richman, Insured Retirement Institute, Washington, D.C.
  • Jon Skarin, Massachusetts Bankers Association, Massachusetts
  • Meghan Sullivan, Mortgage Bankers Association, Washington, D.C.
  • Chi Chi Wu, National Consumer Law Center, Massachusetts
3:15-5 p.m.
BCEC 210ABC

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.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: The policy directives, the Conference’s budget and other Business Meeting documents are accessible in electronic format on the NCSL app and on the agenda and resources page on the Summit website. The calendars for the Business Meeting are posted no later than 1:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 7.

5-6:30 p.m.
Westin Waterfront Pavilion

Joint Reception of the NCSL Foundation and Women's Legislative Network

Please join the NCSL Foundation and the Women's Legislative Network to recognize Foundation sponsors and celebrate women in politics.

5-6:30 p.m.
BCEC Ballroom Prefunction

Young and New Professionals Reception

Swing by the YNP Reception to meet some of your peers. Young and new(ly elected) legislators, legislative staff, and private sector representatives are all welcome to mingle, grab a drink, and get to know each other.

5-6 p.m. Ancillary Events
5-8 p.m.
TD Garden

Social Event: A Night at The Garden

You’re invited to experience the magic of Boston sports first hand during this unique event at TD Garden. Step onto the legendary parquet floor of the Boston Celtics and shoot a few baskets like some of Boston’s most famous players. Then head upstairs to the Sports Museum for a walk through Boston’s sports history. You must have your badge to enter. Note: Transportation is not provided for this event.

  States' Night
tuesday, aug. 8
7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
BECE North Lobby
Registration
7:30-8:45 a.m.
BCEC 257A

NCSL Task Force on Cybersecurity: Internet of Things
Sponsored by the NCSL Executive Committee Task Force on Cybersecurity

The Internet of Things—or IoT—is the interconnection of devices via the internet that communicate wirelessly and send and receive data. From connected toys to household appliances to medical devices, this technology has the potential to revolutionize the way we work and live. With an ever-growing number of devices becoming connected, how are security concerns being addressed?

Moderator:

  • Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin, Co-Chair, Cybersecurity Task Force

Speakers:

  • Margaret Gladstein, Capitol Advocacy, LLC, California
  • John Marinho, CTIA—The Wireless Association, Washington, D.C.
  • Jeffrey Zubricki, Walmart, Washington, D.C.
7:30-9 a.m.
BCEC 253B

Women in Politics Breakfast

Join the Women's Legislative Network for breakfast and a lively discussion about women's leadership, featuring new research from the Barbara Lee Family Foundation about women candidates and women in the public sector.

Speaker:

  • Adrienne Kimmell, Barbara Lee Family Foundation, Massachusetts
8-8:45 a.m.

Prayer Breakfast

Ancillary Events
9-10 a.m.
BCEC Ballroom

General Session: Voters’ Opinions: Where do we Stand?

From budgets to taxes, education to healthcare, Americans are demanding action from their legislators -- right now. But what issues matter most? What do voters truly want to hear? Find out how to speak to your constituents with the words (and visuals) that work for the issues and concerns that matter.

Speaker:

  • Frank Luntz, Luntz Global, Virginia
10 a.m.-4 p.m.
BECE Hall A
Exhibit Hall
10:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Deep Dive Sessions
12:30-2 p.m.
BCEC Ballroom

Salute to Legislative Staff Luncheon: Conversations that Sparkle, Inform and Amaze

Conversations are easy, right? You talk to people every day, and your success at your job hinges in part on how well you communicate. But did you know the essential ingredients to good conversations are honestly, brevity, clarity--and a whole lot of listening? Celeste Headlee, award-winning journalist, author and expert on the art of conversation, will lead you through 10 steps to make you a superstar conversationalist. Prepare to be amazed.

Presiding:

  • Raul Burciaga, New Mexico State Legislature

Speaker: 

  • Celeste Headlee, Celeste Headlee Media LLC, Georgia
12:30-2 p.m.
BCEC Hall B1

Exhibit Hall Lunch

NCSL gratefully acknowledges IRSI for their support of this luncheon.

Enjoy a delicious lunch with your colleagues and visit exhibitors from around the nation with interesting information and policy perspectives.

2:15-3:30 p.m. Issue Sessions
2:15-2:45 p.m.
BCEC 255

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, D.C., and the U.S. Congress. The BIS was developed in partnership with State Net/LexisNexis®.

3:45-5 p.m. Issue Sessions
3:45-5 p.m.
BCEC 206AB

Cybersecurity Preparedness and Response
Sponsored by the National Association of Legislative Information Technology

Having an incident response plan in place before a cyber attack occurs requires more than just a set of written instructions. It goes beyond IT staff and requires raising awareness, training and walking through potential scenarios with key personnel. Learn what makes a good incident response plan and discover how legislatures are implementing them.

Moderator:

  • Terri Clark, director of infrastructure services, Legislative Computer Services, Kansas

Speakers:

  • Brandon Brin, Massachusetts Legislature
  • Sheraun Howard, supervisory special agent, FBI
6:30-9:30 p.m.
Fenway Park

Social Event at Fenway Park

What’s a trip to Boston without visiting Major League Baseball’s oldest and most beloved ballpark? Fenway Park is opening its doors for a night of behind-the-scenes fun. Take a tour of the ballpark, go for a walk along the field, and get up close and personal with the Green Monster, all while snacking on delicious ballpark cuisine. A night at Fenway Park is a night you won’t soon forget! You must have your badge to enter.

wednesday, aug. 9
7:30 a.m.-Noon
BCEC North Lobby
Registration
8-9:15 a.m.
BCEC 258AB

Democratic Breakfast

Speaker:

  • U.S. Representative Keith Ellison, Deputy Chair, Democratic National Committee, Washington, D.C.
8-9:15 a.m.
BCEC 253BC

Republican Breakfast

NCSL gratefully acknowledges GOPAC for their support of this breakfast.

Speaker: 

  • Ambassador John Bolton, American Enterprise Institute, Washington, D.C.
8-9:15 a.m.
BCEC 205ABC

Legislative Staff Breakfast: Take the Crazy Out of Change

Barbara Dershowitz, a change management specialist and author of "The Secret Life of Change," will help you ease the path of change in your life, your office, your organization, and deliver you—fully-functioning, sane, and intact—into a new normal that is stable, feels right, and works to your best advantage.

Presiding:

  • Chuck Truesdell, Kentucky State Legislature

Speaker: 

  • Barbara Dershowtiz, Barbara Dershowitz LLC, New York
9 a.m.-Noon
BCEC Hall A
Exhibit Hall
9:30 a.m.-Noon

NCSL Staff Sections

9:30-10:45 a.m. Issue Sessions
11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Issues Sessions
12:30-2:15 p.m.
BCEC Ballroom
 

2018 Kickoff Luncheon: Where Do We Go from Here: Leadership in Challenging Times?

Presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin will reflect on more than 150 years of U.S. history to put into context our most recent unconventional presidency. Goodwin will bring to life some of our most successful presidents to provide insight for today’s leaders, and to demonstrate that however fractured our modern political culture has become, our democracy is also resilient and has survived—even thrived—through troubling times in the past.

Speaker: 

  • Doris Kearns Goodwin, Massachusetts

2:15-6 p.m.

Westin Waterfront Commonwealth Ballroom AB

NCSL Executive Committee Task Force on Insurance
thursday, aug. 10

8 a.m.-1 p.m.

Westin Waterfront Commonwealth Ballroom AB

NCSL Executive Committee Task Force on Insurance