LCJPS Committee | 2015 NCSL Capitol Forum

12/5/2015

Come to the NCSL Capitol Forum, Dec. 8-11 in Washington, D.C., to help craft the States’ Agenda and be a voice for the states on Lobby Day on Capitol Hill. The Capitol Forum features sessions on important state-federal issues, special tours and briefings for legislative staff, and opportunities to connect with legislative colleagues from across the nation. 

Below is the preliminary agenda for the Law, Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee.  All the sessions will be held at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel unless noted. Here is the link to NCSL Capitol Forum meeting page and the online master agenda.  

 

TUESDay, Dec. 8
Time Sessions
7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Registration A
Registration

8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Preconferences

WEDNESDay, Dec. 9
7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Registration A

Registration

8-11 a.m. Preconferences
9-10:30 a.m.
Thurgood Marshall 
Orientation to NCSL Standing Committees for Legislative Staff
11-11:30 a.m.
Lincoln 5

Steering Committee of the Standing Committees (chairs)

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Thurgood Marshall Northwest

Lunch and Lobby Day Briefing

11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Thurgood Marshall South

Lunch/Training for Legislative Staff: Searching for Consensus in the Legislative World

1:15-2 p.m. Transfer to Capitol Hill/Downtown
2-5 p.m.

Congressional Meetings

2-2:30 p.m. Legislative Staff Transfer to the Capitol
2:30-5 p.m.

Legislative Staff Trainings and Briefings

5-6:30 p.m. Reception on Capitol Hill (Rayburn Building -- Rooms B-338-340)
Thursday, Dec. 10
7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Registration A
Registration
8:30-10:15 a.m.
Washington 3

Law, Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee

 

Police-Community Relations  (CLE)

At national, state and local levels, dialogue is underway on how to improve relationships between police and the diverse communities they serve and protect. Hear from commissions, task forces and membership groups at the forefront of these conversations.

Presiding: 

  • Senator W. Briggs Hopson, Mississippi


Speakers: 

  • J. Thomas Manger, President -- Major Cities Chiefs Association, Chief of Police for Montgomery County Police Department, Maryland
  • Senator Catherine Pugh, Maryland
  • Senator Ellen Roberts, Colorado
  • Laurie Robinson, Clarence J. Robinson Professor of Criminology, Law and Society, George Mason University, Virginia
10:15-11:45 a.m. 
Washington 3

Law, Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee
 

Business Meeting and Federal Update  (CLE)

Hear an update on pending federal issues and discuss and vote on committee business, and consider, review and vote on any new policy resolutions submitted for consideration. 

Presiding:  

  • Senator W. Briggs Hopson, Mississippi
  • Representative John Tilley, Kentucky


Panelist: 

  • Susan Parnas Frederick, NCSL
11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m.
Thurgood Ballroom
General Session Luncheon
1:30-2:30 p.m.
Washington 3

Law, Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee
 

Supreme Court Update  (CLE)

Hear the highlights of top cases before the court this term, sleeper cases that may emerge, and state-federal implications.


Moderator: 

  • Representative Roger Goodman, Washington


Speaker:

  • Lisa Soronen, Executive Director, State & Local Legal Center, Washington, D.C.
2:45-4:45 p.m.
Washington 3
Law, Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee
 

Redesigning Drug Policy  (CLE)

Half of all states have revised penalties for drug crimes in recent years, often focusing prison space on traffickers and providing diversion and treatment options for others. Hear about prominent actions and what’s happening at state and federal levels to address heroin use.

Presiding: 

  • Representative John Tilley, Kentucky

 

Panelists: 

  • Representative Eric Hutchings, Utah
  • Mary Lou Leary, Deputy Director of State, Local and Tribal Affairs, Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), Washington, D.C.
  • Robert Morrison, Executive Director/Director of Legislative Affairs, National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors (NASADAD), Washington, D.C.
5-5:30 p.m.
Lincoln 5
Steering Committee of the Standing Committees (chairs)
6-7 p.m.
Thurgood Marshall Foyer
Reception
FRIDay, Dec. 11
7:30 a.m.-Noon
Registration A
Registration
8-9:15 a.m.
Thurgood Ballroom
General Session Breakfast
9:30-11 a.m.

Issue Forums

11:15-11:30 a.m.
Thurgood Ballroom
Forum Business Meeting
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Thurgood Ballroom
General Session Luncheon
1 p.m. Capitol Forum Adjourns
1-5 p.m. Post-conferences
SATURDay, Dec. 12
8 a.m.-5 p.m. Post-conferences