Legislative Effectiveness Committee Agenda | Fall Forum 2012

Legislative Effectiveness Committee Meeting
Dec. 4-8, 2012
Washington, D.C.


TuesDay, Dec.4
Time Sessions

8-5 p.m.

Pre-conferences / Task Forces

Fiscal Chairs

Legislative Leaders

International Relations Task Force

Energy Supply Task Force

Military and Veterans Affairs Task Force

Long-Term Care

Women’s Health

Criminal Justice

Early Learning Fellows

Nuclear Legislative Work Group (Off Site Visit)

WednesDay, Dec. 5
8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Pre-conferences / Task Forces

Fiscal Chairs

Legislative Leaders

International Relations Task Force

Long-Term Care

Energy Supply Task Force

Women’s Health

Early Learning Fellows

Jobs Partnership

Redistricting and Elections Task Force

9 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Orientation for Standing Committee Officers

Standing Committee Officers Steering Committee Meeting

12:15 p.m.

First Bus Departs to Hart Senate Office Building

12:40 p.m.

Last Bus Departs to Hart Senate Office Building

(The hotel will also run a shuttle for late arriving legislators.)


1-2 p.m.

Plenary Session—Marketplace Fairness Act—Now or Never!

Hart Senate Office Building

Speakers: U.S. Senator Richard Durbin, Ill.; U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, Wyo.; U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander, Tenn.; Congressmen Steve Womack, Ark.; Congresswoman Jackie Speier, Calif.; Congressman Pete Welch, Vt.

Press event with Congressional Sponsors / Retail Industry Leaders

2-5 p.m.

All state legislators and interested legislative staff will visit their states’ congressional delegations to advocate on behalf of passage of the Marketplace Fairness Act

NCSL officers to meet with Congressional leadership

(Special programming for legislative staff who do not wish to visit congressional offices.)

5-5:30 p.m.

Legislators and legislative staff return from congressional visits: report on responses from members regarding support of the Marketplace Fairness Act

5:30-7 p.m.

Reception at the Capitol: Sponsored by the Pew Center for the States

Members of Congress Invited

7 p.m.

NCSL Foundation Dinner for all Officers of the Standing Committees and committee staff

ThursDay, Dec. 6
8:30-11:30 a.m. Standing Committees Meet
11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m.

Plenary Luncheon: Human Trafficking

Plenary Speaker: Mira Sorvino

1:30-4:45 p.m. Standing Committees Meet
5-6 p.m. Steering Committee
6-7 p.m. Reception at Hotel
7 p.m.

SGAC Dinner for Co-Chairs of the Standing Committees

(By Invitation)


FriDay, Dec. 7
8:30-10:30 a.m.

Plenary Breakfast

Ambassador Gary Doer, Canada

10:30 a.m.-Noon Committee Meetings
Noon-5 p.m.


Immigration Task Force

Agriculture Task Force

Pension Funding Task Force


SaturDay, Dec. 8

Post-Conference Workshops and Seminars

Agriculture Task Force