NCSL Legislative Summit
Aug. 12-15, 2013

Atlanta, Ga.



Communications, Financial Services and Interstate Commerce (CFI) Committee

Agenda
 

(As of August 9, 2013)

Committee-related sessions are noted in bold. All sessions will be held at the Georgia World Congress Center unless otherwise noted.

Master Agenda | Registration and Hotels | Travel Arrangements | Committee Officers | NCSL Staff

Sunday | Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday
 
Sunday, August 11

Noon – 5:30 p.m.
Omni Hotel At CNN Center
Grand Ballroom Level, Grand Ballroom A

NCSL Task Force on State and Local Taxation
Our nation’s economy is evolving from a primarily state based system into a more integrated national and global economy. With that shift comes the need for state tax systems to adapt in a way that does not impede economic growth, provides clarity and simplicity to taxpayers and ensures the necessary revenue for appropriate government functions. Hear about the important and timely tax policy issues facing state legislators as they address the emerging taxation issues in the 21st century economy.
Presiding:

  • Senator Pamela Althoff, Illinois
  • Delegate Sheila Hixson, Maryland

1:05 p.m. – 1:50 p.m.
Online Travel Companies (OTC) Taxation
1:50 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.
When Should Congress Act in the State Tax Arena?
2:50 p.m. – 3:10 pm.
Streamlined Sales Tax (SST) Governing Board Update
3:10 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Marketplace Fairness Act (MFA) and Implementation
4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Multistate Tax Commission Update
4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Communications Tax Reform

1 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Omni Hotel at CNN Center

Executive Committee

Monday, August 12

7 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Omni Hotel At CNN Center
Grand Ballroom Level, Grand Ballroom A

NCSL Task Force on State and Local Taxation
Our nation’s economy is evolving from a primarily state based system into a more integrated national and global economy. With that shift comes the need for state tax systems to adapt in a way that does not impede economic growth, provides clarity and simplicity to taxpayers and ensures the necessary revenue for appropriate government functions. Hear about the important and timely tax policy issues facing state legislators as they address the emerging taxation issues in the 21st century economy.
Presiding:

  • Senator Pamela Althoff, Illinois
  • Delegate Sheila Hixson, Maryland

7:15 a.m. – 7:55 a.m.
Breakfast
8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Task Force Business Meeting
8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
State Premium and Retaliatory Taxes with Regard to the Business of Insurance
9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
State Tax Incentives
9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
State Tax Expenditure Reports
10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Legislating Accounting Standards
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Federal Tax Reform -- Is it a Good or Bad Thing for State Budgets and State Tax Systems?

7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
GWCC Level 4, Registration Hall

Registration

7:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Pre-Conference Workshops / Task Forces / International Delegations

9 a.m. -  Noon
GWCC

Legislative Staff Coordinating Committee

10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
GWCC Level 4 Hub

NCSL Hub
Stop by the Hub for everything you need to know about NCSL. Browse the online edition of State Legislatures magazine, the Legislative Summit web app and digital publications. Shop for the latest must-have professional development books for yourself and educational books for the kids. Come to “Meet the Experts” to discuss your policy priorities with NCSL analysts.

11:30 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
GWCC Level 4, B401/402

Marketplace Fairness Act: Fixing a $23 Billion Loophole Working Lunch (CLE)
Co-sponsored by the Task Force on State & Local Taxation
(NOTE:  CLE credit is only available for the 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM portion of this session.)
If you live in a state that has a sales tax, when you buy a taxable product online, you owe sales tax. That is the law as it exists today. But states can’t collect what they are owed and brick and mortar retailers are going out of business because they are collecting the taxes and remote businesses are not. Explore the issue of remote sales tax collection and why Congress should pass the Marketplace Fairness Act this Congress.
Moderators:

  • Senator Pamela Althoff, Illinois
  • Joe Rinzel, Retail Industry Leaders Association, Virginia

Panelists:

  • Senator Wayne Harper, Utah, CFI Committee Co-Chair
  • Adrielle Churchill, House of Representatives, Washington, D.C.
  • Leslie Fox, International Council of Shopping Centers, Washington, D.C.
  • Melissa Froelich, National Retail Federation, Washington, D.C.

1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
GWCC Ballroom Level, Thomas Murphy Ballroom

General Session: Our Constitutional Legacy
Sandra Day O’Connor is a trailblazer who has made an enduring mark on the nation. In this 225th anniversary of the U.S. Constitution, you will hear from the first woman—and crucial swing justice—appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court on the principles that have made the nation strong through the centuries. She’ll share her views on representative democracy, civic education and fair courts. She is the author of three books, including the recently released, Out of Order, a history of the Supreme Court, its famous justices and how it evolved into the sometimes controversial institution it is today.

3 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
GWCC Level 3, B314

Creating Financial Pathways for Military Veterans
Military families often move frequently between deployments and relocations. Learn about innovative approaches to help returning men and women in uniform transition to life at home through financing education and housing among other items.
Speakers:

  • Todd Hill, The Financial Services Roundtable, Washington, D.C.
  • Holly Petraeus, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Washington, D.C.

3 p.m. - 4 p.m.
GWCC Level 2, B204

Traffic Pumping
The FCC has determined that access stimulation—also called “traffic pumping”—is harmful to consumers and competition. It occurs when a local carrier with high access charge rates enters into an arrangement with another company with high call volume operations, such as chat lines, adult entertainment calls, or “free” conference calls, and it could inflate or stimulate the number of calls into the local carrier’s service area. Hear about recent efforts to address traffic pumping.
Moderators:

  • Representative Martha Jane Kane, Kentucky, CFI Committee Vice Chair
  • Senator Deb Peters, South Dakota, CFI Committee Vice Chair

Speakers:
  • Randy Clarke, Deputy Division Chief, Pricing Policy Division, Wireline Competition Bureau, Federal Communications Commission, Washington, D.C.
  • Lisa Hensley Eckert, Centurylink, Colorado

4 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Break

4:15 p.m. - 5 p.m.
GWCC Level 2, B204

Federal Financial Services Updates
Get fast paced updates on federal financial services issues affecting states, including the Federal Office of Insurance, Dodd Frank and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
Moderators:

  • Russell Humphrey, Chief Clerk of the Senate, Tennessee, CFI Committee Staff Vice Chair
  • Representative H.B. Zuber, Mississippi, CFI Committee Vice Chair
Speakers:
  • Margaret Liu, Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Conference of State Bank Supervisors, Washington, D.C.

4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
GWCC Level 3, B312

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.

5:15 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.
GWCC Level 3, B301

Steering Committee
The steering committee includes the overall standing committee officers and the legislator and staff co-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 p.m. - 7 p.m.
GWCC Bldg C, Georgia Ballroom

Welcome Reception: Georgia on My Mind
Meet with friends, old and new, and the opening reception at the Georgia World Congress Center where you'll delight in a Taste of Georgia and special southern entertainment. This kick-off to the Summit will definitely put Georgia on your mind.

8:30 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
STATS Food + Drinks
300 Marietta St. NW

 

CTIA-The Wireless Association’s Reception for the Communications, Financial Services and Interstate Commerce Committee members
Please RSVP to CTIAExtStateAff@ctia.org.

Tuesday, August 13

7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

Staff Sections

7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
GWCC Level 4, Registration Hall

Registration

7:45 a.m. - 8 a.m.
GWCC Level 3, B312

Prayer Breakfast
Join fellow legislators and meeting attendees for a time of prayer, song and fellowship, and hear an inspiring message.

8:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
GWCC Ballroom Level, Thomas Murphy Ballroom

General Session: America’s Retirement Crisis
Despite our sluggish economy and the global economic uncertainty, building lifetime financial security is not a pipe dream in 21st century America. But for most Americans, it’s become a do-it-yourself proposition, as a result of the decline of traditional pension plans in the private sector and the challenge of unfunded liabilities in state and local pension plans. TIAA-CREF’s CEO Roger Ferguson believes we need to rethink, repair and restart America’s retirement system so individuals can better ensure their own lifetime financial security.

8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
GWCC Level 4 Hub

NCSL Hub
Stop by the Hub for everything you need to know about NCSL. Browse the online edition of State Legislatures magazine, the Legislative Summit web app and digital publications. Shop for the latest must-have professional development books for yourself and educational books for the kids. Come to “Meet the Experts” to discuss your policy priorities with NCSL analysts.

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
GWCC Level 1, Hall B3

Exhibit Hall

10 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
GWCC Level 2, B204

Breweries: Economic Development and the Marketplace (CLE)
As the popularity of craft beer continues to grow, what impact do the numerous members of the beer industry have on state and local economies? Are there challenges for craft producers to get their products to market? Have state laws been keeping up with the changing industry and demand and do they help to foster a vibrant and responsible beer industry?
Moderator:

  • Representative Joe Atkins, Minnesota, CFI Committee Vice Chair

Panelists:

  • John Bodnovich, Executive Director, American Beverage Licensees, Maryland
  • Paul Gatza, Director, Brewers Association, Colorado
  • Paul Pisano, Senior Vice President and Legal Counsel, National Beer Wholesalers Association, Virginia
  • Mary Jane Saunders, Vice President and General Counsel, Beer Institute, Washington, D.C.

11:15 a.m. - Noon
GWCC Level 2, B204

CFI Committee Business Meeting
Committee members will discuss and vote on committee business and consider, review policies and vote on any new policy resolutions submitted for consideration.
Presiding:

  • Senator Wayne Harper, Utah, CFI Committee Co-Chair
  • Representative Chris Perone, Connecticut, CFI Committee Co-Chair

New Resolutions to be considered: Existing Resolutions to be considered:

Noon - 1:30 p.m.
GWCC Level 3, B313

Mobile Payment Technology and Policy Working Lunch
NCSL gratefully acknowledges PayPal for supporting this luncheon session.
Innovations in consumer payments have exploded. Mobile payments, mPOS, in aisle purchasing, real time deals and coupons, novel POS technologies and new modes of online payments are blurring the lines of online, offline and mobile payments and disrupting traditional payment trends. Yet the regulatory framework underpinning these novel technologies—money transmission—was largely designed in the late 19th century. Are the money transmission laws still relevant for these new technologies? Are concerns regarding consumer privacy, security and fraud being addressed?
Moderator:

  • Representative Joe Atkins, Minnesota, CFI Committee Vice Chair
Panelists:
  • Aarti Bharathan, Product Manager, PayPal, California
  • Marianne Crowe, Vice President, Payment Strategies, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, Massachusetts
  • John Muller, Vice President and General Counsel, PayPal, California

1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.
GWCC Level 2, B204

Data Mining: Policy and Practice
Data mining is the practice of searching computerized information to uncover patterns and relationships in data that can improve decision making. Learn how governments and businesses are mining various databases, some of which contain large amounts of personal information about citizens and consumers, to detect fraud, increase productivity and profits, and how privacy concerns are being addressed.
Moderator:

  • Curtis Clothier, Legislative Services Agency, Alaska, CFI Committee Staff Vice Chair
  • Representative Darryl Scott, Delaware, CFI Committee Vice Chair

Panelists:
  • Steve DelBianco, Executive Director, Net Choice, Washington, D.C.
  • Doug Robinson, Executive Director, National Association of State Chief Information Officers, Kentucky
  • Christopher Soghoian, Principal Technologist, Speech, Privacy and Technology Project, ACLU, Washington, D.C.
  • Scott W. Straub, Market Planning, Government Collections and Property, LexisNexis Risk Solutions, Washington, D.C.

3 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
GWCC Level 2, B204

Unclaimed Life Insurance Benefits: Where Did I Put that Policy?
This session will discuss state efforts to ensure that insurance companies connect life insurance policies benefits with beneficiaries. Several states have either reached agreements with insurance companies or passed legislation setting out specific requirements that insurance companies must follow.
Moderator:

  • Senator Thomas Alexander, South Carolina, CFI Committee Vice Chair

Panelists:

  • Mary Jo Hudson, Bailey Cavalieri LLC, on behalf of the American Council of Life Insurers, Ohio
  • Commissioner Kevin McCarty, Office of Insurance Regulation, Florida

3:45 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Break

4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
GWCC Level 4, B405

Driving the Future: Transportation Technology and Public Policy
Co-sponsored with the NCSL Energy, Transportation and Agriculture Committee
Wireless technology has transformed American life, including how we move from place to place. From Google maps to mobile apps, to cars that drive themselves, high tech advances can offer greater convenience and safety, but may also distract us from the road. Come to this session to talk about how transportation technologies are changing our lives—and state laws.
Moderators:

  • Representative Chris Perone, Connecticut, CFI Committee Co-Chair
  • Senator John C. Watkins, Virginia, ETA Committee Co-Chair
Panelists: 
  • Nathaniel Beuse, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Washington, D.C.
  • Rob Strassburger, Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, Washington, D.C.

5 p.m. - 6 p.m.
GWCC Level 3, B301

Steering Committee
The steering committee will review the policies reported from the standing committees at the Forum and determine the calendar for the NCSL Business Meeting on Thursday, Aug.15, at 10 a.m.

5 p.m. - 6 p.m.
GWCC Level 4, B409

Women’s Legislative Network Reception
Join us to honor the Women's Legislative Network executive board and female lawmakers from around the world.

5 p.m. - 6 p.m.
GWCC Ballroom Level, Galleria

Young and New Professionals Networking Reception
Join your legislative colleagues for a chance to get to know one another at the Convention Center. Hear how NCSL can help you broaden your skills and see what resources are available to you.

5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
STATS Food + Drinks
300 Marietta St. NW

American Financial Services Association’s Reception for the Communications, Financial Services and Interstate Commerce Committee members
Please RSVP by Tuesday, Aug. 6, to Susan Sullivan at ssullivan@afsamail.org.

 

States' Night

Wednesday, August 14

6:30 a.m. - 8 a.m.

Walk for Wellness
Stretch your legs and join your friends at the Walk for Wellness, a 5k walk (or run) through Centennial Olympic Park, to raise awareness of chronic diseases and health disparities. It's open to all Summit attendees; no preregistration required. The Walk is a collaborative effort of the National Asian Pacific American Caucus of State Legislators, the National Black Caucus of State Legislators, the National Caucus of Native American State Legislators, the National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators, the Women's Legislative Network of NCSL, the Legislative Staff Coordinating Committee, and the NCSL Health Committee.

7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
GWCC Level 2, Room B208

Digital Life Breakfast and Demonstration
NCSL gratefully acknowledges AT&T for supporting this breakfast session.
Fewer than 20 percent of households in the United States currently subscribe to home security services. That is about to change as new, IP enabled home automations systems, such as AT&T Digital, will permit people to monitor and manage home security and energy systems remotely, using a smart phone, computer or tablet. Kevin Petersen, president of AT&T Digital Life, Inc., will explain how the company is addressing the need for a fully integrated, personalized home security and automation service. A guided tour to follow.
Speaker:

  • Kevin Petersen, President, AT&T Digital Life, Inc., Texas

7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
GWCC Level 4, Registration Hall

Registration

8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
GWCC Ballroom Level, Thomas Murphy Ballroom

General Session: Economic Recovery -- Great Expectations
The economy and the jobs market are on the mend after a long and grueling recession. But is the momentum strong enough to continue solid growth? Will sequestration take a bite out of 2013, and can an energized private sector offset any economic damage? Standard & Poor's Deputy Chief Economist Beth Ann Bovino will give her perspective on where the U.S. economy stands today and its prospects in the future.

8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
GWCC Level 4 Hub

NCSL Hub
Stop by the Hub for everything you need to know about NCSL. Browse the online edition of State Legislatures magazine, the Legislative Summit web app and digital publications. Shop for the latest must-have professional development books for yourself and educational books for the kids. Come to “Meet the Experts” to discuss your policy priorities with NCSL analysts.

9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
GWCC Level 4, B405

Issue Forums
Cyberwarfare: Our Nation at Risk
The notion of a coordinated cyber attack is no longer the work of science fiction. Experts point out that a large-scale attack on our nation is not only a legitimate threat, but a highly likely one. This session will discuss the critical steps on both the state and federal levels and what state lawmakers need to know and should expect in the coming months and years.
Speakers:

  • Senator Michael Fair, South Carolina
  • Senator Leticia Van de Putte, Texas
  • Thomas Duffy, Executive Director, Center For Internet Security, New York
  • Doug Robinson, Executive Director, National Association of Chief Information Officers, Kentucky

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Exhibit Hall

11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
GWCC Level 4, B406

Issue Forums
Going Mobile: What It Means for Legislatures
The dramatic growth in mobile devices is changing the way organizations, including legislatures, communicate and do business. States are seeing benefits and cost savings from moving to mobile devices and going paperless. Hear about and learn from experiences in states that are going mobile.
Moderator:

  • Representative Jeff Morris, Washington

Panelists:

  • Senator Brandt Hershman, Indiana
  • Representative Matt Hudson, Florida
  • Bill Eggers, Deloitte Research, Washington, D.C.

App Demonstrators:

  • Troy Adkins, House of Representatives, Virginia
  • Curtis Clothier, Legislative Affairs Agency, Alaska
  • Robert Haney, House of Representatives, Texas
  • Dennis McCarty and Peter Capriglione, Information Systems Division, North Carolina
  • Kurt McDowell, Legislative Information Systems, Ohio
  • Jonathan Palmore, Technology Office, Virginia
  • Bob Ward and Ryan Duffy, House of Representatives, Florida

Noon - 1:30 p.m.
GWCC Level 1, Hall B2

Exhibit Hall Luncheon: Recycling is Bigger than the Bin
NCSL gratefully acknowledges ISRI for sponsoring this luncheon.
The world of recycling goes far beyond rolling your blue bin to the curb filled with newspaper and cans. Enjoy some delicious BBQ while exploring the world of scrap recycling where materials are sorted, baled, shredded, and broken down so they may be reused. With a delicious menu including potato salad, corn, chicken, and baked beans, there won't be any scraps left over, but you will learn all about the value of the scrap commodities—metals, paper, rubber, plastics, electronics—that make up America's second largest export. As one of the oldest green industries and the first link in the manufacturing supply chain, scrap recycling has been a key contributor to the U.S. economy, global trade, and resource sustainability for more than 200 years. It is enough to satisfy anyone's appetite.

12:15 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
GWCC Ballroom Level, Thomas Murphy Ballroom

Legislative Staff Achievement Luncheon: Celebrating Success
Join fellow legislative staffers from around the country to celebrate the outstanding work, commitment and contributions you make each year to America's Legislatures! Art Hamilton, former member of the Arizona House of Representatives and NCSL President and CEO of a successful public affairs firm, will talk about the critical contributions legislative staff made to him in advancing his career, and to the legislature as an institution in sustaining its values. Hear his perspective on those qualities that staff may forget about during tough legislative sessions that make the whole thing possible. Don’t miss this inspiring and humorous presentation from a man that Bill Clinton called "one of the finest speakers I have ever heard."

12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
GWCC Level 3, B312

Women's Legislative Network Lunch Meeting: Women and Caregiving
Join the Women's Legislative Network for lunch and our annual business meeting and elections, and to learn about the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving's work. Dr. Easom will share the Institute's research about both professional and family caregivers, and discuss the Institute's program, Operation Family Caregiver, for the families of injured returning service members.
Speaker:

  • Dr. Leisa Easom, PHD, RN, The Rosalynn Carter Institute For Caregiving, Georgia

1:45 p.m. - 3 p.m.
GWCC Level 3, B313

Issue Forums
Casino Royale: From Brick and Mortar to Zeroes and Ones (CLE)
Eighteen months in the wake of the U.S. Justice Department reconsideration of the Wire Act permitting states to engage in online gaming, there are a number of successful examples to showcase. Despite a track record of responsible regulation, the threat of federal preemption still exists. This session will highlight those states leading the charge into the next frontier of gaming, and unearth the drivers of federal preemption.
Panelists:

  • Mark Hichar, Partner, Hinckley Allen, Rhode Island
  • James Kilsby, Americas Editor, Gambling Compliance, Washington, D.C.
  • May Scheve Reardon, Executive Director, Missouri Lottery, North American Association of State & Provincial Lotteries

4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.
GWCC Level 4, B409

NCSL 50-State Bill Information Service
Learn the basics of using NCSL's 50-State + Bill Information Service (BIS), available exclusively to state legislators and state legislative staff. Search the full text of legislation in the 50-states, DC and the US Congress. Space is limited; to reserve a spot, please register in the NCSL Hub. (Developed in partnership with State Net, A LexisNexis Company)

6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Georgia Aquarium
Buses will depart from hotels

Social Event: A Whale of an Evening
You'll have a whale of a good time in the underwater world of dolphins, sharks, belugas and more at the Georgia Aquarium. It's one of the world's largest and contains more aquatic life in its seven stunning exhibits than any other aquarium in the world. You'll dine on delectable southern cuisine and enjoy the music of Georgia while you mingle with friends.

Thursday, August 15

6:15 a.m. - 8 a.m.

Bipartisan Bike Ride
NCSL gratefully acknowledges the event sponsors: Coca-Cola, Wal-mart, BNSF Railway and Primal Wear.
Join us as we glide through the streets and trails of Atlanta on our ninth annual Bipartisan Bike Ride. All skill levels are welcome for this free event. Bikes, helmets, water and riding pointers are provided by BikeTexas. Pre-registration is required and spots are on a first-come, first-served basis, with priority given to legislators and their immediate families. Space is limited, contact douglas.shinkle@ncsl.org for more information. The ride meeting will be near the Georgia World Congress Center and Legislative Summit hotels.

7 a.m. - 8:15 a.m.
GWCC Level 4, B404

NCSL Statehouse Ambassadors’ Breakfast
NCSL staff and the NCSL Statehouse Ambassadors, legislative staff who serve as in state field representatives for NCSL, will meet to talk about the program. The Statehouse Ambassador program is designed to energize and sustain legislative participation in NCSL and strengthen the organization’s role as an extension of state legislatures.

7:30 a.m. - Noon
GWCC Level 4, Registration Hall

Registration

8:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
GWCC Level 3, B313

Issue Forums
Legal Implications of Social Media (CLE)
Social media has blurred the lines between professional and personal lives, and is creating new legal questions inside and outside of the workplace. Hear about emerging issues raised by social media, such as recent labor rulings about social media policies and state laws protecting the privacy of employee passwords. Learn best practices and guidelines for anyone using social media.
Moderator:

  • Representative Brian Patrick Kennedy, Rhode Island

Panelists:

  • Ryan Garcia, University of Texas; Social Media Attorney, Dell, Texas
  • Murray Weed, Program Manager, Carl Vinson Institute of Government, Georgia

8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
GWCC Level 4 Hub

NCSL Hub
Stop by the Hub for everything you need to know about NCSL. Browse the online edition of State Legislatures magazine, the Legislative Summit web app and digital publications. Shop for the latest must-have professional development books for yourself and educational books for the kids. Come to “Meet the Experts” to discuss your policy priorities with NCSL analysts.

9 a.m. - Noon
GWCC Level 1, Hall B3

Exhibit Hall

10 a.m. - Noon
GWCC Level 4, B405-407

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.

Noon - 1:30 p.m.
GWCC Ballroom Level, Thomas Murphy Ballroom

General Session Luncheon: Lakes, Lunch and Politices
David Gergen, a respected CNN senior political analyst, advisor to four presidents, and director of the Center for Public Leadership at the Harvard Kennedy School, has a unique perspective on politics. He will share his views on leadership in today’s partisan climate, the state of the nation and why things are the way they are in Washington, D.C. An advisor to four presidents—both Democrat and Republican—he has a view of leadership from the pinnacle of power.

1:45 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Staff Sections
Ancillary Events




The NCSL Communications, Financial Services & Interstate Commerce Standing Committee will next meet
during NCSL's Legislative Summit to be held in Washington, D.C., December 4-6, 2013.
Please plan to attend!

 
2012-2013 Committee Officers
 


Co-Chairs:
Senator 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
Senator Deb Peters
South Dakota
Representative Darryl Scott
Delaware
Delegate Michael Vaughn
Maryland
Representative Henry Zuber, III
Mississippi

Immediate Past Co-Chairs:
Senator Carol Fukunaga
Hawaii
Representative Greg Wren
Alabama
Staff Co-Chairs:
Patricia Murdo
Legislative Services Division
Montana
Lisa Wallmeyer
Joint Committee on Technology and Science
Virginia

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