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Task Force members explore a host of important energy issues facing states across the nation. Topics include pipeline safety, the challenge of meeting workforce development needs in a rapidly changing energy sector, critical infrastructure and resiliency, smarter and more efficient use of energy resources, and many more.
The Foundation Public Private Partnership on Disaster Mitigation and Recovery brings together state legislators, legislative staff and private sector representatives to explore the policies and programs that can best prepare communities to tackle challenges related to natural disasters. Learn how the public and private sectors can work together in pursuing these advancements.
Join NCSL's Task Force on Agriculture for a morning preconference exploring a number of pressing agricultural issues. Contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to RSVP.
The 2019 Energy Policy Summit explores the shifting energy landscape, bringing together some of the nation’s top experts to discuss how policymakers can help their states take advantage of the opportunities created by the current grid transformation.
Join policy innovators to take stock of demographic changes and discuss how systems and supports may need to change to sustain a 100-year life. Explore topics including health and long-term care, employment and retirement savings opportunities, and designing physical communities and facilities that are inclusive for people of all ages. Please view our agenda and RSVP here.
Join the Women's Legislative Network to review recent activities, discuss our campaign to celebrate the anniversary of the suffrage amendment and share your ideas. All are welcome.
Badge must be visible to access all buses and sessions. Shuttles to Music City Country Picnic • Service will run every 15-20 minutes from 5:15 pm-8:00 pm from hotels. • Return service from MCC—pickup on 5th Avenue.
Summit Shuttle Pick Up Locations: Route 1 • Sheraton Grand – Union Street Entrance • Doubletree by Hilton Downtown – 4th Avenue Entrance • Courtyard by Marriott – 4th Avenue Entrance – cross street to board Route 2 • Renaissance Nashville – Commerce Street Entrance Route 3 • Holiday Inn Express Downtown – Broadway Entrance • Aloft Nashville West End – West End Avenue Entrance For the following hotels within walking distance of the locations above: • Hotel Indigo Nashville – Route 1 – Walk to Doubletree (boarding location) • Noelle Nashville, Dream Nashville Hotel & Bobby Hotel – Route 1 – Walk to Courtyard by Marriott (boarding location) • Holston House – Route 2 – Walk to Renaissance Nashville (boarding location) For Shuttle Information and Special Assistance, call (615) 957-4596 at least 60 minutes prior to desired pick-up time.
If you are a communications professional working in a legislature, you belong to the Legislative Information and Communications Staff (LINCS) association. Meet your colleagues from across the country for a casual gathering after the Summit’s opening reception. RSVP to email@example.com.
The 2018 Farm Bill expanded interest in hemp programs across the country. While states continue to explore this rapidly developing industry and to promote cultivation and production, they face challenges in product development and testing, transportation and changing regulatory frameworks. Join us for the annual food and farm breakfast as we take a deep dive and hear from state, federal and industry experts on next steps for hemp legalization.
NCSL gratefully acknowledges Archer Daniels Midland for its support of this breakfast.
Learn to be a “multiplier”—a leader who uses intelligence to amplify the capabilities of his or her team—in this in-depth workshop. Delve into lessons from the book, “Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter.” Develop a personal action plan and leave with tips for developing talent, cultivating new ideas and driving organizational change. And, network with fellow staff directors over breakfast. Invitation only. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
With passage of the Family First Prevention Services Act of 2018, state lawmakers are grappling with new federal requirements and funding changes for child welfare systems. Under the law, states can use federal foster care money for programs that prevent children’s entry into care and significantly limit institutional or group care. Hear experts discuss state policy implications, implementation strategies and examples for lawmakers to consider adopting in their states. You can watch the livestream on NCSL's Facebook page.
ASLCS's Legislative Staff Achievement Award winners are honored and standing and special committees present their reports. Meeting will be at City Winery. RSVP to email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and Gail Gitcho at email@example.com.
Badge must be visible to access all buses and sessions. Shuttles to Boot Scootin’ Block Party: • Service will run every 15 minutes from 6:15 pm-8:00pm from hotels to MCC. • Return service will run every 15-20 minutes from 8:00 pm-10:00 pm from MCC to hotels. Summit Shuttle Pick Up Locations: Route 1 • Sheraton Grand – Union Street Entrance • Doubletree by Hilton Downtown – 4th Avenue Entrance • Courtyard by Marriott – 4th Avenue Entrance – cross street to board Route 2 • Renaissance Nashville – Commerce Street Entrance Route 3 • Holiday Inn Express Downtown – Broadway Entrance • Aloft Nashville West End – West End Avenue Entrance For the following hotels within walking distance of the locations above: • Hotel Indigo Nashville – Route 1 – Walk to Doubletree (boarding location) • Noelle Nashville, Dream Nashville Hotel & Bobby Hotel – Route 1 – Walk to Courtyard by Marriott (boarding location) • Holston House – Route 2 – Walk to Renaissance Nashville (boarding location) For Shuttle Information and Special Assistance, call (615) 957-4596 at least 60 minutes prior to desired pick-up time.
NCSL is committed to state regulation of the business of insurance. States and insurance commissioners continue to develop a shared vision of insurance regulatory reform to meet the needs of the modern marketplace while preserving the advantages of the state system. Join task force members to learn more, engage in policy discussions and network with legislative leaders on insurance issues. 2:15 pm–2:30 pm: Welcome and Introductions Presiding: • Representative Brian Patrick Kennedy, Rhode Island • Representative Kevin Petersen, Wisconsin 2:30 pm–3:45 pm: Drug Pricing and Insurance Options How to lower drug prices continues to challenge health insurers and policymakers. Outside of PBMs, what other policy options are there and what effect do they have on drug prices? Join us to discuss “fail first” policies, patient co-pays, preferred drug lists and generics. 3:45 pm–4:00 pm: Provider Data Management Overview Provider data drives many fundamental business processes in the health care system, such as provider directories, provider credentialing and licensing, information exchange and service payments. Explore how high-quality provider data can address the challenges of patients seeking care from out-of-network providers, unnecessary billing and administrative complications, higher-than-necessary administrative burden and costs, and potential violations of state and federal requirements. Speaker: • Randi Chapman, Council for Affordable Quality Healthcare, Washington, D.C.
4:15 pm–5:30 pm: Insurance: Bid Data and Privacy Issues While insurers develop ways to use big data, state legislators are introducing legislation to require insurance licensees to develop, implement and maintain an information security program. Do the protocols or ethical standards set by insurance companies contrast with the standards set in law? Explore how states can balance privacy concerns without impinging on efforts to combat insurance fraud.5:45 pm–7:30 pm: Task Force Reception