CFI Committee 2019 Legislative Summit Agenda

Heather Morton 8/2/2019

NCSL Legislative Summit Nashville

Join us in Nashville, Aug. 5-8, for the largest legislative gathering in the nation. The Legislative Summit covers the latest issues and provides opportunities for legislators and staff to 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 2019 Legislative Summit website. See you in Nashville!

Items in bold denote committee activities. All sessions will be held at the Nashville Music City Center, unless otherwise noted.

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

 

Sunday, Aug. 4
Time Sessions
7:45 a.m.-3 p.m.
Omni Cumberland 3-4
NCSL Task Force on Cybersecurity
10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Omni Broadway E
NCSL Task Force on State and Local Taxation
Noon-3 p.m.
Omni Music Row Rooms
Legislative Staff Coordinating Committee (LSCC)
2-5 p.m.
Convention Center Exhibit Hall Prefunction
Registration
3:15-5 p.m.
Omni Broadway F
Executive Committee Meeting
Monday, Aug. 5
7 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Convention Center Exhibit Hall Prefunction

Registration

8 a.m.-Noon
Omni Broadway E
NCSL Task Force on State and Local Taxation
11 a.m.-Noon
Convention Center 205 AB

New Attendee 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.

1:30-3 p.m.
Convention Center Grand Ballroom

General Session: Living Legend Dolly Parton

Dolly launched her first Imagination library in her hometown county in East Tennessee. Inspired by her father’s inability to read or write she determined that there had to be a way to help children fall in love with books. Imagination Library is a gift giving book program that mails free, high-quality books to children from birth to age 5, no matter their family’s income. Dolly’s Imagination Library partners with local communities and state governments to provide a book each month to 1.4 million children in 5 countries. To date, the program has gifted over 110 million books and it continues to grow in the U.S.A. and around the world. Hear Dolly’s captivating story and learn how you can start this program in your state and around the world.

3:15-5 p.m.
Convention Center 207 ABC

The Changing Cybersecurity Landscape

Cybercriminals have become ever more sophisticated in recent years and the types of cybercrimes have greatly expanded. Phishing, spoofing, identity theft, hacking, ransomware, and DDoS attacks are just some of the strategies used by cybercriminals against state systems and the general public. Learn about trends in the most recent criminal cyber investigations, who the bad actors are, and initiatives for combating the problem.

Moderator:

  • Jeff Ford, Indiana General Assembly

Speakers:

  • Andre Edwards, FBI, Tennessee
  • Etay Maor, IBM Security, Massachusetts
  • Cris Thomas, IBM, Pennsylvania
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Walk of Fame Park

Opening Act: Music City Country Picnic

Join us in downtown Nashville, where decades of country music come to life! Experience authentic southern cuisine in a picnic-style affair at Walk of Fame Park and enjoy the musical stylings of singer/songwriter Jeffrey Steele. Immerse yourself in country legends with a tour through the Country Music Hall of Fame, open exclusively to Summit Attendees!

Tuesday, Aug. 6
7 a.m.-5 p.m.
Convention Center Exhibit Hall Prefunction
Registration
7:30-8:45 a.m.
Omni Broadway JK

Prayer Breakfast

Attendees are invited to join in this time of sharing and reflection and to hear an inspiring message. All are welcome. Coffee and tea will be served.

7:30-8:45 a.m.
Convention Center 104 E

Supporting the Next Generation of Female Leaders

Join the Women's Legislative Network and the Center for American Women and Politics for a discussion about the many ways state legislators are supporting the political involvement of young women and girls in their communities. Learn about strategies for success and how you can get involved with new and existing initiatives.

8:45-10 a.m.
Convention Center Grand Ballroom

General Session – Social Entrepreneur Wes Moore | State Meet and Greet

Wes Moore energizes audiences with his remarkable personal story of overcoming adversity through education, embracing personal responsibility and emerging as an inspirational leader. Moore, author of "The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates," is the chief executive of The Robin Hood Foundation, one of the nation's largest foundations with a sole focus on alleviating poverty.

State Meet and Greet

Find your state table and connect with fellow Summit attendees from your state.

10 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Convention Center Hall BC

Exhibit Hall

10:15 a.m.-Noon
Convention Center 102

Data Privacy Trends [CLE]

With the new California Consumer Privacy Act, GDPR, and myriad state and federal proposals on data privacy, the landscape is changing rapidly, and both legislators and private companies are looking for solutions. Hear about innovative state solutions, including credit reporting freezes and consumer privacy rights, as well as updates on federal and international regulation.

Moderator:

  • Senator Rosalyn Baker, Hawaii

Panelists:

  • Senator Nicole J. Cannizzaro, Nevada
  • Representative Giovanni Capriglione, Texas
  • Ted Claypoole, Womble, Bond & Dickinson, Georgia
  • Jim Halpert, DLA Piper, District of Columbia
  • Ryan Harkins, Microsoft, Washington
  • Laura Moy, Georgetown University, District of Columbia
Noon-1:45 p.m.
Convention Center Grand Ballroom

Salute to Legislative Staff Luncheon: Cultivate Your Credibility

Learn how to grow and maintain your credibility in challenging times from Evan Smith, co-founder and CEO of The Texas Tribune and host of the PBS show, “Overheard with Evan Smith.” Smith shares insights and lessons learned from developing his credibility as a top journalist and businessman, along with stories about interviewing fascinating public figures, from politicians and actors to authors and singers.

Presiding:

  • John Heining, Texas Legislature
Noon-1:45 p.m.
Convention Center Hall A

All Attendee Lunch

All Summit attendees are invited to lunch in the Exhibit Hall.

Noon-2 p.m.
Omni Broadway JK

Women's Suffrage History Luncheon

Join the Women's Legislative Network for lunch and to celebrate our campaign to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment. Learn about Tennessee's history as the 36th and final state to ratify the amendment and meet the women who worked for voting rights then and now.

Presiding:

  • Senator Elaine S. Bowers, Kansas

Moderator:

  • Representative Karen D. Camper, Tennessee

Panelists:

  • Paula Casey, Co-Founder, Tennessee Woman Suffrage Heritage Trail
  • Brenda Harper, 2020 Vision Suffrage Commemoration, Tennessee
  • Brenda Speer, Professional Benefit Solutions LLC, Tennessee
2-3:15 p.m.
Convention Center 106 AB

Recruiting and Retaining Top Tech Talent in the Legislature

Legislative information technology professionals are crucial to providing efficient, effective and secure legislative operations and services. Attracting workers with high-level IT skills, however, can be a challenge. Learn strategies to attract and retain a diverse and talented staff—including justifying investments in training and certifications for IT employees—and discuss successful strategies with your peers.

Moderator:

  • Dave Burhop, Virginia General Assembly

Panelists:

  • Jeff Ford, Indiana General Assembly
  • Ronda Tentarelli, Washington State Legislature
3:30-5 p.m.
Convention Center 106 AB

The Lawmaker’s Role in Tackling the Data Conundrum

Big data is a big business, but states have yet to tap its full potential. Data silos pose significant barriers for states seeking to better use data in the policymaking process. Explore the creative ways legislators are tackling the issue, such as cementing data-sharing agreements into law, partnering with local academic institutions, and creating the role of chief data officer. Take home fresh tools to help harness big data.

Speakers:

  • Representative Katie M. Dempsey, Georgia
  • Carlos Rivero, State of Virginia
  • David Sonnenreich, Office of the Utah Attorney General
  • Eric Sweden, NASCIO, Kentucky
3:30-5 p.m.
Convention Center 202

First Down: Sports Betting in the States

Following the Supreme Court decision finding the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act unconstitutional in Murphy v. NCAA, are states moving forward with sports betting? The decision to legalize and regulate sports betting now lies with the states, with legal, regulatory and ethical concerns that must be considered. Examine the trends and the future of state laws and whether there is a role for a federal framework.

Moderator:

  • Representative Adam Koenig, Kentucky

Panelists:

  • Senator Bill Coley, Ohio
  • Aaron Ford, Office of the Attorney General, Nevada
  • Senator Jon Ford, Indiana
  • Representative Brandt Iden, Michigan
5-5:30 p.m.
Convention Center 207 D

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 referrals of policy directives and resolutions as necessary.

5-6:30 p.m.
Omni Grand View Terrace

NCSL Foundation for State Legislatures Reception

Platinum and gold sponsors of the NCSL Foundation for State Legislatures are invited to attend this reception.

  States' Night
9-10 p.m.
L27 Rooftop Lounge Westin

YNP Reception/Late Night

Join fellow young and new professionals for this interactive reception featuring legislative and current events trivia. Teams will be formed on-site. Don’t miss this special event to connect with new peers and enjoy a prime view of the Nashville skyline!

Wednesday, Aug. 7
7 a.m.-5 p.m.
Convention Center Exhibit Hall Prefunction
Registration
7:30-8:45 a.m.
Convention Center 105

Economic Impacts of Short-Term Rentals
NCSL gratefully acknowledges the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) for its support of this breakfast.

Short-term rental companies are playing an active and growing role in the lodging industry, raising new questions about regulation and taxation. States continue to offer innovative approaches to these newer accommodation options. Hear from experts about how short-term rentals have transformed the lodging industry, the economic effect of these accommodations, and how they are affecting state and local budgets.

Moderator:

  • Senator David Carlucci, New York

Speakers:

  • Chris Burgoyne, The American Hotel and Lodging Association, Washington, D.C.
  • Savannah Gilmore, NCSL, Colorado
  • Paul Hetherington, Host Compliance, Washington
  • Representative John Kavanagh, Arizona
9-10:15 a.m.
Convention Center 102

CFI Committee Business Meeting

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

Presiding:

  • Senator David Carlucci, New York
  • Representative Matt Lehman, Indiana

Policy directives and resolutions to be considered by the CFI Committee.

Committee Workbook

10 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Convention Center Hall BC
Exhibit Hall
10:30-11:45 a.m.
Convention Center 209

A New World: Blockchain: What it Means for the Digital World

Blockchain, the distributed-ledger technology originally designed for digital currencies like Bitcoin to function, is growing its roots. Hear an overview of this nascent technology and discuss its enormous potential for making our world more effective, efficient and safe.

Moderator:

  • Sean McSpaden, Legislative Fiscal Office, Oregon

Panelists:

  • David Byrd, Ernst & Young LLP, California
  • Amy Davine Kim, Chamber of Digital Commerce, District of Columbia
  • Senator Brian J. Feldman, Maryland
  • Senator Ben Kieckhefer, Nevada
Noon-1:45 p.m.
Convention Center Hall BC

Exhibit Hall Luncheon
NCSL gratefully acknowledges ISRI for its support of this luncheon.

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

Noon-12:30 p.m.
Convention Center 207 C

NCSL Steering Committee

The steering committee reviews the policies reported from the standing committees at the Summit and determines the calendar for the NCSL Business Meeting on Thursday at 10 a.m.

1:30-2 p.m.
Convention Center Hall BC

Learning Lab: Boosting Emotional Intelligence

Emotional intelligence is one of the key indicators of good leadership. One’s emotional quotient, or EQ, is a set of skills that can be learned and practiced. Join this learning lab for a quick overview of three key traits that will boost your own EQ.

2-3:15 p.m.
Convention Center 202

Small Cell and 5G – Regulation and Innovation

As the “internet of things” becomes a reality, how does policy keep up with tech innovation? Hear the latest on state and federal activity, including updates on efforts by Congress and the FCC to pre-empt and regulate states. Hear experts address how states can deal with issues of transparency, data privacy, automation and permitting requirements as they respond to small cell technology and 5G rollout.

Moderator:

  • Representative Matt Lehman, Indiana

Panelists:

  • Gerard Lederer, BB&K Law Firm, Washington, D.C.
  • Grant Seiffert, The Wireless Infrastructure Association, Virginia
  • Nicol Turner-Lee, Brookings Institution, Washington, D.C.
3:30-5 p.m.
Convention Center 106 AB

The Next Big Storm: Are Consumers and the Insurance Industry Ready?

Natural disasters and catastrophes are bearing down on the insurance market, with companies raising rates and declining to write new policies. Consumers are wondering how they can get coverage, while insurance companies are wondering how to pay for the next recovery. Explore what the insurance market looks like waiting for the next big threat and what effect building codes and mitigation have on the insurance market.

Moderator:

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

Panelists:

  • Debra Ballen, Insurance Institute For Business & Home Safety, South Carolina
  • Peg Brown, Deputy Insurance Commissioner, Colorado
  • Dennis Burke, Reinsurance Association of America, Washington, D.C.
  • Erin Collins, NAMIC, Indiana
5-6 p.m.
Omni Kitchen Notes

American Bankers Association Reception for CFI Committee Members

The American Bankers Association invites you to a Financial Education Enlightenment Reception located inside Omni’s Kitchen Notes restaurant on Wednesday, August 7 from 5-6pm. If you’re able to join us, please RSVP here.

5:30-6:30 p.m.
Omni Bass

Women's Legislative Network Reception

Join the Women's Legislative Network for a reception to connect with colleagues and celebrate our suffrage amendment anniversary project.

5:30-6:30 p.m.
Convention Center 104 D

Redistricting Strategy Session and Reception for Republicans

Join fellow Republican legislators for a reception and strategy discussion on redistricting in this ancillary session. For more information, legislators and staff should contact Sonja Kiefer at Events@TheNRRT.org. Press should contact Gail Gitcho at Press@theNRRT.org.

Speaker:

  • Clark Bensen, Polidata, Virginia
5:30-6:30 p.m.
Convention Center 104 E

Redistricting Strategy Session for Democrats

Join fellow Democratic legislators to caucus on strategies for redistricting in this ancillary session. For more information, contact Jeff Wice, Democraticredistricting@gmail.com.

Speaker:

  • Jeffrey Wice, New York Legislature
6:30-9:30 p.m.
CC Marty Dickens Terrace and 5th Avenue

Boot Scootin' Block Party (5th Avenue Downtown)

Dust off your boots and join us for an unforgettable evening featuring country music legend Trace Adkins! A Nashville icon for over two decades. Adkins has enjoyed more than 20 singles on the Billboard country music charts and over 11 million albums sold. Enjoy local eats and this headlining concert held exclusively for Legislative Summit attendees!

Thursday, Aug. 8
7:30-10 a.m.
Convention Center Exhibit Hall Prefunction
Registration
8:30-9:45 a.m.
Convention Center 207 ABC

Republican Breakfast

Speaker:

  • Scott Walker, Wisconsin
8:30-9:45 a.m.
Convention Center 104
 

Democratic Breakfast

Speaker:

  • Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker
8:30-9:45 a.m.
Convention Center Davidson A

Legislative Staff Breakfast – Deliberate Creativity: Three Elements of Innovation

Creativity is not a special talent only some of us are born with. We all have the capacity to be creative. “Deliberate creatives” know that being creative is an active practice that develops over time. Learn the three elements of innovation: your mindset, skillset and toolset. Through engaging stories, research and examples, Dr. Amy Climer reveals how individuals and organizations can reach new levels of innovation by becoming deliberately creative.

9 a.m.-Noon
Convention Center Hall BC

Exhibit Hall

10-11 a.m.
Convention Center Davidson BC

NCSL Business Meeting: Setting the States Agenda

All legislators and legislative staff are encouraged to attend the Business Meeting and consider policy directives and resolutions that will guide NCSL’s advocacy efforts before Congress and the administration; election of NCSL officers; and approval of the Conference budget. All other meeting participants are welcome to observe.

12:30-2 p.m.
Convention Center Grand Ballroom

General Session—2020 Summit Kickoff Luncheon | Presidential Historian Jon Meacham

To get revved up for next year’s Summit in Indianapolis, we kick off this session with a delicious lunch hosted by the state of Indiana. After finishing off sugar pies as only the Hoosier State can make them, Jon Meacham takes the stage. A presidential biographer, Pulitzer Prize winner and one of America’s most prominent historians, Meacham helps us better understand the historical context for today’s politically trying times. His most recent book, “The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels,” a New York Times bestseller, examines the present moment in American politics and life by looking back at critical times in U.S. history when hope prevailed over fear. This session is all about looking back with an eye to the future, including next year’s Summit in Indianapolis!

2-6 p.m.
Omni Cumberland 1-2
NCSL Task Force on Insurance
Friday, Aug. 9
8 a.m.-Noon
Omni Cumberland 1-2
NCSL Task Force on Insurance