NCSL Fall Forum

December 5-7, 2012

Washington, D.C.

 

Communications, Financial Services and Interstate Commerce Committee
Agenda and Handouts

 

(As of December 18, 2012)

Committee sessions are noted in bold. All sessions, unless otherwise noted, were held at the Washington Hilton.

Committee Officers | NCSL Staff Contacts

Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday | Friday | Saturday

Tuesday, December 4

8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Pre-conferences
Task Forces

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Concourse South
Concourse Level

Registration

Wednesday, December 5

7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Concourse South
Concourse Level

Registration

8 a.m. to noon

Pre-conferences
Task Forces

9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
International Ballroom East
Concourse Level

Committee Officer Orientation and NCSL Steering Committee of the Standing Committees
The Steering Committee consists of the overall Standing Committee officers and the legislator and staff co-chairs of the individual committees. Members will review plans for this Forum, policy directives and resolutions for consideration and the rules of procedure in the committees and business meeting.

11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. International Ballroom East Concourse Level

Welcome to Washington Buffet Lunch
Kick off the Fall Forum with a briefing on NCSL's lobbying activity in Washington. Hear what to expect during the remaining days of the lame duck session of Congress and NCSL's push to pass the Marketplace Fairness Act this year. After lunch, buses will depart to Capitol Hill for meetings with members of Congress.

12:15 p.m. to 12:40 p.m.

Buses depart Washington Hilton for Capitol Hill

1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room SDG50
Capitol Hill

Plenary Session: Marketplace Fairness Act – Now or Never!
Hear the leading sponsors of the Marketplace Fairness Act speak about the importance of this legislation for main street retailers and equity for state taxpayers. This plenary will be held in the Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room SDG50. After the plenary, you will meet with your state's congressional delegation. The Senate Auditorium will be available for your use from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm. Refreshments will be served. Photo ID required. NOTE: Legislative staff will meet after the plenary session for transportation or to walk to the staff briefings.
Presiding:

  • Senator Curtis S. Bramble, Utah
  • Senator Sharon Weston Broome, Louisiana

Speakers:

  • U.S. Senator Richard Durbin, Illinois
  • U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, Wyoming
  • Congresswoman Jackie Speier, California
  • Congressman Steve Womack, Arkansas

2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Capitol Hill

Individual Meetings with Members of Congress
As concerns rise about access to and affordability of higher education, community colleges become an important partner in providing postsecondary opportunities. But can community colleges effectively do all the things they're asked to do?

2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Capitol Hill
Photo ID and pre-registration required

Legislative Staff Briefings

  • Congressional Budget Office (CBO)

You'll learn how the CBO produces its independent, nonpartisan analysis of economic and budgetary issues to support the congressional budget process, and the variety of ways it provides information to Congress. Tour will depart from the lobby of the Dirksen Senate Office Building. Photo ID and pre-registration required.

  • Congressional Research Service (CRS) Briefing and the Library of Congress

Learn how CRS provides policy and legal analysis to committees and members of both the House and Senate, the resources and technologies they use, and the products and services they provide. Discuss several current policy issues, followed by a briefing and a guided tour of the Library of Congress. Tour will depart from the lobby of the Dirksen Senate Office Building. Photo ID and pre-registration required.

  • Department of Education (DOE) Senior Staff Meeting

Meet with senior staff from the Department of Education to discuss current DOE priorities and key education issues facing the states. Tour will depart from the lobby of the Dirksen Senate Office Building. Photo ID and pre-registration required.

  • National Response Coordination Center (NRCC)

The National Response Coordination Center serves as the sole national point of contact for reporting all oil, chemical, radiological, biological and etiological discharges into the environment anywhere in the United States and its territories. Hear the National Watch Center director provide an overview of its operations, and attend a tour of both the emergency management and infrastructure related facilities and discuss their role in Superstorm Sandy. Tour will depart from the lobby of the Dirksen Senate Office Building. Photo ID and pre-registration required.

  • National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Labs Tour

The NTSB investigates every civil aviation accident in the U.S. and significant accidents in other modes of transportation--railroad, highway, marine and pipeline. Visit the NTSB labs' state-of-the-art equipment being used in ongoing accident investigations, and learn about accident investigation processes and see results from prior major investigations. Tour will depart from the lobby of the Dirksen Senate Office Building. Photo ID and pre-registration required.

5 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Capitol Hill

Marketplace Fairness Lobbying Debrief
Members will report back on their meetings with the members of their congressional delegations.
Presiding:

  • Senator Curtis S. Bramble, Utah
  • Senator Sharon Weston Broome, Louisiana

Speaker:

  • U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander, Tennessee
  • Congressman John Conyers, Michigan

5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Capitol Hill

Reception
Join your colleagues for a night of networking on Capitol Hill!
NCSL gratefully acknowledges Pew Center for the States for supporting this reception.

Thursday, December 6

7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Concourse South
Concourse Level

Registration

8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Georgetown
Concourse Level

Dodd-Frank: The Implementation Continues
Explore the implementation of the Dodd-Frank financial reform law and its impact on banking, insurance and securities regulation. A continental breakfast will be available in the room.
Panelists:

  • Carrie Johnson, Senior Policy Counsel, Center for Responsible Lending, Washington, D.C.
  • Ken Markison, Associate Vice President and Regulatory Counsel, Mortgage Bankers Association, Washington, D.C.
  • Mary Pfaff, Conference of State Bank Supervisors, Washington, D.C.

Handouts:

10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Georgetown
Concourse Level

Update on Next Generation 911
Americans have come to rely on 911 for emergencies, but very few call centers can receive text messages, pictures or videos—all standard communications in today’s world. Next Generation 911 is aimed at updating the infrastructure for today's digital mobile society. Learn about key issues in modernizing 911, including funding, technology, governance and collaboration.
Speakers:

  • Laurie Flaherty, U.S. Department of Transportation, Washington, D.C.
  • Trey Fogerty, NENA: The 9-1-1 Association, Virginia
  • David Furth, Deputy Chief,  Public Safety & Homeland Security Bureau, FCC, Washington, D.C.
  • Joseph Marx, AT&T, Washington, D.C.
  • Lynn Questell, Emergency Communications, Tennessee

Handouts:

11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.
International Ballroom East
Concourse Level

Plenary Luncheon: Human Trafficking
Human trafficking is a serious problem in the United States and abroad. Oscar-winning actress Mira Sorvino, a United Nations Goodwill Ambassador, will discuss state and federal efforts to combat human trafficking and the important role of state lawmakers to prosecute criminals and assist victims.

1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Georgetown
Concourse Level

Payday Lending in the States
Payday, or deferred presentment, loans are small-dollar credit products secured by a claim to the borrower’s bank account with a post-dated check or electronic debit authorization, and are due in full on the borrower’s next payday. The loans can be a controversial form of credit because of their interest rates and concerns whether borrowers are able to repay the loans on time. Examine how state and proposed federal regulation affects payday loans.
Panelists:

  • State Bank Commissioner Robert Glen, Delaware
  • Deputy Commissioner for Financial Regulation Anne Norton, Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation, Maryland
  • Leslie Parrish, Program Manager, Payday and Small Dollar Loans, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Washington, D.C.
  • Dennis Shaul, Chief Executive Officer, Community Financial Services Association of America, Virginia

Handouts:

3:15 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.
Georgetown
Concourse Level

Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Protection
Joint with the Law and Criminal Justice Committee and Energy, Transportation and Agriculture Committee

Critical infrastructure is essential to the nation’s economy and homeland security. Join a discussion on federal and state strategies, as well as the need for collaboration, to protect cyber space and to identify potential threats to our banking, water supply, transportation and other major systems.
Presiding:

  • Senator Thomas John Wyss, Indiana

Speakers:

  • Michael Balboni, Red Land Strategies, New York
  • Kevin Coleman, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Washington, D.C.
  • Bridger McGaw, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Washington, D.C.

5 to 6 p.m.
Georgetown
Concourse Level

Steering Committee of the Standing Committees
The steering committee will review the policies reported from the standing committees at the Forum and determine the calendar for the NCSL Business Meeting at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 7.

6 to 7 p.m.
International Ballroom East
Concourse Level

Reception
NCSL gratefully acknowledges AT&T for supporting this reception.

Friday, December 7

8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.
International Ballroom East
Concourse Level

Plenary Breakfast: Partisan Gridlock
With the looming fiscal cliff and dozens of other must-solve issues right around the corner, the 113th Congress is going to need to come together. But in a hyper-partisan environment, is this even possible? Hear from former U.S. Senators Republican Trent Lott and Democrat Byron Dorgan, legislative giants who know a thing or two about how to get things done in Congress.
Speakers:

  • Former U.S. Senator Byron Dorgan, North Dakota
  • Former U.S. Senator Trent Lott, Mississippi

10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
International Ballroom East
Concourse Level

NCSL Business Meeting
The business meeting features consideration of policy directives and resolutions of the standing committees adopted earlier in the Forum.

10:30 a.m. to noon
Georgetown
Concourse Level

Diving into Flood Insurance
Over the past several years, uncharacteristic weather has accentuated the importance of flood insurance to communities across the country, especially those in coastal areas. Explore the history and structure of the flood insurance industry and examine how recent activity by the federal government will impact how flood insurance is regulated.
Speakers:

  • Edward Collins, Vice President & Assistant General Counsel, Law and Regulation, Allstate Insurance Company, Illinois
  • Edward Connor, Deputy Associate Administrator, Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Washington, D.C.

Handouts:

12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.
L'Enfant
Lobby Level

Transforming Health Care Through Technology Foundation Partners Project
Joint with the Transforming Health Care Through Technology Foundation Partners Project
GIS can play a critical role in improving the quality of care, increasing accessibility of service, finding more cost-effective delivery modes, and preserving patient confidentiality while satisfying the needs of the research community for data accessibility. Learn how harnessing geography can improve health care outcomes.
Speaker:

  • Bill Davenhall, ESRI, California

Noon to 4 p.m.
 

Post-conferences
Task Forces

1:15 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
 

Health Care Technology Site Visit to AT&T
Joint with the Transforming Health Care Through Technology Foundation Partners Project
At the AT&T technology center in downtown Washington, D.C., project members will have the opportunity to learn about AT&T’s healthcare solutions and see demonstrations of new products. Advance reservations are required. Space is limited. RSVP to Jo Anne Bourquard.

Saturday, December 8

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

Post-conferences



The NCSL Communications, Financial Services & Interstate Commerce Standing Committee will next meet
during NCSL's Spring Forum to be held in Denver, Colo., May 2-4, 2013.
Please plan to attend!

 
2012-2013 Committee Officers
 


 

Co-Chairs:
Representative Wayne Harper
Utah
Representative Chris Perone
Connecticut                                                     
Vice Chairs:
Senator Thomas Alexander 
South Carolina
Representative Joe Atkins
Minnesota
Senator Judson Hill
Georgia
Senator Travis Holdman
Indiana
Representative John Hunt
New Hampshire
Representative Ross Hunter
Washington
Representative Martha Jane King
Kentucky
Delegate Michael Vaughn
Maryland
Representative Henry Zuber, III
Mississippi
Immediate Past Co-Chairs:
Senator Carol Fukunaga
Hawaii
Representative Greg Wren
Alabama

Staff Co-Chairs:
Lisa Wallmeyer
Joint Committee on Technology and Science
Virginia
Pending Appointment
Staff Vice Chairs:
Curtis Clothier
Legislative Affairs Agency
Alaska
Heather Fennell
Research Division
North Carolina
Russell Humphrey
Chief Clerk of the Senate
Tennessee
Immediate Past Staff Co-Chairs:
Duncan Goss
Legislative Council
Vermont
Patricia Murdo
Legislative Services Division
Montana
 

 

For additional information about the CFI Committee, please contact:
Denver
Heather Morton (303.856.1475)
Jo Anne Bourquard (303.856.1355)
Washington, D.C.
James Ward (202.624.8683)
Max Behlke (202.624.3586)