Law and Criminal Justice Committee - 2011 Fall Forum Agenda (As of November 28, 2011)

 Wednesday | Thursday | Friday

Tuesday, November 29

 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Pre-Conference Workshops, Seminars, Task Forces, Working Groups
   
Wednesday, November 30

8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Pre-Conference Workshops, Seminars, Task Forces, Working Groups

10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Salon F - Level 2

Orientation/Standing Committee Officers Steering Committee

1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Salons AB - Level 2 

Law and Criminal Justice Committee
Federal Update

This session will highlight current issues before Congress and other federal issues of state interest. Federal budget matters affecting criminal justice also will be discussed.

Co-Presiding:  Senator Joni M. Cutler, South Dakota and Representative Thomas Upton Reynolds, II, Mississippi

Speakers: 

  • Lesley Buchan, Outreach Coordinator, Straegic Initiatives Unit, Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, D.C.
  • Katherine Darke Schmitt, Policy Advisor, Office of the Assistant Attorney General, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, D.C.
  • Susan Parnas Frederick, NCSL
  • Jennifer Arguinzoni, NCSL

2:15 pm - 4:00 pm
Salons AB - Level 2 

Law and Criminal Justice Committee
Business Meeting – “Policy Directives”

This session will review Committee policies and take steps to consolidate into several “Policy Directives.”

Co-Presiding:  Senator Joni M. Cutler, South Dakota and Representative Thomas Upton Reynolds, II, Mississippi

4:15 pm - 5:30 pm
Salon E - Level 2

Plenary Session:  John Rutledge

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Reception

Thursday, December 1

8:30 am - 10:00 am
Salons AB - Level 2

Law and Criminal Justice Committee
10th Amendment : Advancing the States’ Agenda

This federalism discussion will provide perspectives on the proper state role and state actions related to preemption and will advance the Committee’s work in preparing a states’ rights agenda for the Congressional 10th Amendment Caucus.  

Co-Presiding:  Senator Joni M. Cutler, South Dakota and Representative Thomas Upton Reynolds, II, Mississippi

Speaker:

  • Representative Ken Ivory, Utah

10:15 am - 11:30 am
Salons AB - Level 2

Law and Criminal Justice Committee
Synthetic Drug Threats

“Spice,” and “bath salts”” are among new synthetic drug threats in states. This session will provide an update on state and federal activity to stay ahead of the chemical engineering and manufacture of these dangerous substances.

Moderator:  Representative John C. Tilley, Kentucky

Speakers:

  • Cynthia Lewis-Younger, MD, Florida Poison Information Center, Tampa, Florida
  • Representative Darryl Rouson, Florida
  • Senator Vicki Schmidt, Kansas

11:45 am - 1:15 pm
Salons EF - Level 2

Plenary Luncheon:  A Model for State Pension Reform

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Salons AB - Level 2

Law and Criminal Justice Committee
Smart Phone Meets the 4th Amendment
Joint with Communications, Financial Services and Interstate Commerce Committee

As wireless technology becomes smaller and smarter, issues around warrantless searches of cell phones become larger and more common. This session will discuss state issues and actions related to warrantless searches of cell phones at time of arrest.

Co-Moderators:  Senator Joni M. Cutler, South Dakota and Representative Chris Perone, Connecticut

Panelists:

  • Mary Kennedy, Senate Public Safety Committee, California
  • Wayne Logan, Gary & Sallyn Pajcic Professor of Law, Florida State University College of Law, Tallahassee, Florida
  • Representative Thomas Upton Reynolds, II, Mississippi

3:15 pm - 4:45 pm
Salons AB - Level 2 

Law and Criminal Justice Committee
When a Child is Missing: “Caylee’s Law” Interests
Joint with Human Services and Welfare Committee

Concerns stemming from the death of Caylee Anthony and the trial and acquittal of her mother Casey by a Florida court have prompted proposals to criminalize failure to report a missing or deceased child. This session will discuss work of a select committee in Florida, and other related state proposals.

Moderator:  Representative Pat Colloton, Kansas

Speaker: 

  • Nicholas B. Cox, Statewide Prosecutor, Florida Office of the Attorney General, Tallahassee, Florida
  • Representative Samantha Kerkman, Wisconsin
  • Senator Pete Prisch, Nebraska

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Florida Salons V, VI - Level 2  

Steering Committee (Committee Chairs)

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Lobby Patio - Level 1

Reception

Friday, December 2

8:30 am - 10:30 am
Salons EF - Level 2

Plenary Breakfast:  How the Current Budget Crisis Might Reinvent K-12 Education

10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Salons ABCD - Level 2

NCSL Business Meeting