CFI Committee 2018 NCSL Capitol Forum Agenda

Heather Morton 12/7/2018

Come to the NCSL Capitol Forum, Dec. 5-7, in Washington, D.C., to help craft the States’ Agenda and be a voice for the states. 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.

To access the session handouts, please click here for the master agenda and select the individual session. If available, handouts are listed underneath the speaker names. Alternatively, you can access the session handouts through the NCSL mobile app.

 

Tuesday, Dec. 4
Time Sessions

9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Columbia A

Smart Communities Foundation Partnership

The Smart Communities Foundation Partnership brings together state legislators, legislative staff and private-sector representatives to explore the policies and programs that can create smart communities. Explore the role states can play to coordinate emerging communications, transportation and energy technologies, and the public-private partnerships that can leverage these technologies, to improve states’ economies and quality of life.

1-4 p.m.

Capitol AB

NCSL Standing Committees Officers Orientation

Standing Committee officers will discuss priorities for the coming year and the role of the policy working groups and review the intersection between NCSL’s rules and procedures and Mason’s Manual.

Wednesday, Dec. 5

8-11:30 a.m.

Regency Foyer Wall

Registration

8-11:30 a.m. Pre-conferences and Task Forces

9-10 a.m.

Capitol AB

2018 Election Results Overview

NCSL election experts will discuss legislative races and ballot initiatives.

10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Regency A

Viewing of Broadcast of Funeral for former President George H.W. Bush

Lunch will be provided at 12:15 pm.

11:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.

Programming for Legislative Staff

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

12:30-1:30 p.m.
Regency A

Discussion of 2019 Priorities

In January, the NCSL Executive Committee will select the conference’s major state issues and state-federal priorities for 2019-2020. This session will provide meeting participants an opportunity to participate in that process by providing their recommendations.

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

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

Regency Foyer Wall

Registration

8-10 a.m.

Capitol AB

Post-PASPA: An Examination of Sports Betting in the States

Joint session with the Budgets and Revenue Committee and Labor and Economic Development Committee

This hearing will examine the national landscape of sports betting following the May Supreme Court decision in Murphy v. NCAA, which found the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) unconstitutional. While the decision to legalize and regulate sports betting now lies with the states, a number of legal, regulatory and ethical concerns must be considered moving forward. Tax, revenue and spending, law enforcement, consumer protection and gaming laws will all be impacted. This hearing will examine state trends and discuss the future of state laws as they relate to sports betting, and will address whether there is a role for a federal framework.

Presiding:

  • Senator David Carlucci, New York

Legislative Considerations Post-PASPA

  • Joe Briggs, National Football League Players Association, Washington, D.C.
  • Chris Cylke, American Gaming Association, Washington, D.C.

Regulatory Considerations for Enforcement and Economic Impact

Panel 1:

  • Doug Kellogg, Americans for Tax Reform, Washington, D.C.
  • Robert O’Connor, Scientific Games Corporation, Washington, D.C.

Panel 2:

  • Jeff Ifrah, iDevelopment & Economic Association, Washington, D.C.
  • Matthew Kandrach, CASE For Consumers, Virginia
  • Jon Taets, National Association of Convenience Stores, Washington, D.C.
  • Daniel Wallach, Wallach Legal LLC/University of New Hampshire, New Hampshire

Written Testimony:

  • Citizens Against Government Waste
  • National Fraternal Order of Police

Handouts:

10:15-11:30 a.m.

Columbia A

CFI Committee Business Meeting

Committee members discuss, consider, review policies and vote on any new policy resolutions submitted for consideration and other committee business. Members will consider and vote on two policy directives and one policy resolution. After the voting concludes, members will be briefed on the status of Next Generation 911.

Presiding:

  • Senator David Carlucci, New York
  • Sean Donaldson, Legislative Research Commission, Kentucky

Policy Directives and Resolution:

  • Banking and Financial Services Policy Directive
  • Internet and Electronic Commerce Policy Directive
  • Resolution to Protect the Community Reinvestment Act to Ensure that Efforts to Modernize Regulations Do Not Undermine the Intent of the Law

Speaker:

  • Brian Fontes, National Emergency Number Association, Virginia

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

Columbia A

Working Lunch: Combating Robocalls: Snapshot of State and Federal initiatives

According to The Pew Charitable Trusts, robocalls skyrocketed in the first half of 2018, jumping from 2.9 billion in January to 4.1 billion in June—leading to the most complaints made to federal and state enforcement officials of any consumer topic in recent years. What laws already exist to protect consumers? What can we expect from state and federal regulators in the near future? And how is the industry addressing the issue to identify and address these unwanted calls?

Moderator:

  • Sean Donaldson, Legislative Research Commission, Kentucky

Speakers:

  • Parul Desai, Federal Communications Commission, District of Columbia
  • Michele Shuster, Professional Association For Customer Engagement, Ohio
  • Linda Vandeloop, AT&T, Washington, D.C.

1:15-2:30 p.m.

Columbia A

Cybersecurity and Liability Insurance: Consumers are the Next Security Front

Technology and security are not the only variables in determining the integrity of the financial system. How software is made and employed, the process of testing for vulnerabilities, and the deployment of connected agreements will be the future of the security wars—and the growth of liability insurance will depend upon the success of the new deployment. This session will explore the link between security, process and insurance, as well as the nature of state cyber laws.

Moderator:

  • Representative Brian Patrick Kennedy, Rhode Island

Speakers:

  • Denyette DePierro, American Bankers Association, Washington, D.C.
  • Scott Talbott, Electronic Transactions Association, Washington, D.C.
  • Stephen Taylor, Commissioner, Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking, Washington, D.C.

Handouts:

2:45-4 p.m.

Columbia A

The Future of State Internet Regulation

In June, California enacted the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018, which takes effect in 2020, giving consumers sweeping control over their personal data. Then, on Oct. 1, California enacted a law imposing the most stringent set of net neutrality regulations on internet service providers. Both laws have spurred the industry to advocate for a single, federal solution to internet regulations and pushed the federal government to pursue legal action solidifying the congressional and agency authority over states. With a recent DOJ lawsuit against California’s net neutrality law and possible congressional legislation on data privacy and breach notification, what does the future of internet regulation look like? And what impact will the most recent set of lawsuits have on state preemption?

Moderator:

  • Kelly Edwards, Office of Bill Drafting & Research, Indiana

Speakers:

  • Doug Brake, Information Technology & Innovation Foundation, Washington, D.C.
  • Matt Murchison, Latham & Watkins LLP, Washington, D.C.
  • Eric Null, New America Foundation, Washington, D.C.
  • Michelle Richardson, Center for Democracy & Technology, Washington, D.C.

Handout:

4-4:30 p.m.

Regency Foyer

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 Capitol Forum Business Meeting on Friday, Dec. 7, at 8:30 a.m.

5-6:30 p.m.

Regency BC

Reception at Hotel

Don’t miss this opportunity to network with your colleagues from across the country.

Friday, Dec. 7

8 a.m.-noon

Regency Foyer Wall

Registration

8:30-10 a.m.

Regency A

Plenary Breakfast and 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:

  • Dr. Lawrence Yun, National Association For Realtors, Washington, D.C.
10:15 a.m.-noon

Issue Forums

1 p.m.
American Bankers Association
NCSL Executive Committee Task Force on Insurance
Saturday, Dec. 8
8 a.m.-noon
American Bankers Association
NCSL Executive Committee Task Force on Insurance