LCJPS Committee | 2016 NCSL Capitol Forum

11/25/2016

Find out what the outcome of the election will mean for the states at the NCSL Capitol Forum, Dec. 6-9, 2016, in Washington, D.C.

Be a voice for the states on Lobby Day on Capitol Hill, learn the latest on pressing state-federal issues, and connect with legislative colleagues from around the country. 

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. 

 

Time Sessions
WEDNESDay, Dec. 7
8:30-11 a.m.
Thurgood Marshall Southeast

Standing Committee Officer Leadership Workshop

11-11:30 a.m.
Thurgood Marshall Southeast

Steering Committee (Standing Committee Chairs)

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Thurgood Marshall Northwest
Lunch and Capitol Hill Briefing
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Thurgood Marshall Southeast
Legislative Staff Luncheon
12:30-1 p.m.
Offsite

Transfer to Capitol Hill/Downtown (Legislators)

12:45-4:15 p.m.
Thurgood Marshall Southeast

Legislative Staff Training – at the Marriott

1-5 p.m.
Offsite
Capitol Hill Meetings
5:30-7 p.m.
Offsite
Reception on Capitol Hill 
Thursday, Dec. 8
8:30-9:45 a.m.
Lincoln 3

Standing Committees

Law, Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee

Elections Round-up and Roundtable

Joint with Redistricting and Elections Committee

Everyone can agree: This election cycle has been a crazy one. Hear about election administration, challenges faced and approaches taken. Share your successes, too.

Presiding: 

  • Senator Craig Tieszen, South Dakota


Panelists:

  • Representative Keith Esau, Kansas
  • Leslie Reynolds, executive director, National Association of Secretaries of State, Washington, D.C.
  • Senator Jeff Yarbro, Tennessee
9:45-11 a.m.
Wilson BC

U.S. Virgin Islands Enfranchisement

The U.S. territories have unique rights, responsibilities, and various perspectives on enfranchisement. Learn about unique issues facing the U.S. Virgin Islands as it relates to voting and representation in the U.S.

Presiding: 

  • Senator Craig Tieszen, South Dakota


Speakers:

  • U.S. Representative Stacey Plaskett, U.S. Virgin Islands
  • Neil Weare, president and founder, We the People Project, Washington, D.C.
11-11:30 a.m. 
Wilson BC
 

Business Meeting/Federal Update

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 Craig Tieszen, South Dakota
11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m.
Thurgood Ballroom
Plenary Luncheon
1:30-2:30 p.m.
Wilson BC
 

Standing Committees

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, chief counsel and executive director, State & Local Legal Center, Washington, D.C.
2:30-3:45 p.m.
Wilson BC

Combatting Violent Extremism

Congress has appropriated nearly $50 million to help states prepare for, protect against, respond to, and recover from threats of violent extremism, which may be organized terrorist attacks, lone shooters and other incidents of mass violence. This session will look at innovative and preventive approaches to improve community resilience and engagement.

Presiding:  

  • Representative Craig Tieszen, South Dakota


Speakers:

  • Alexander Meleagrou-Hitchens, research director, Program on Extremism, George Washington University, Center for Cyber & Homeland Security, Washington, D.C.
  • Brette Steele, U.S. Department of Justice, Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) Task Force, Washington, D.C.
  • Nate Snyder, principal senior adviser, U.S. Department of Homeland Security Office for Community Partnerships, Washington, D.C.
  • Senator Scott Dibble, Minnesota
4-5 p.m.
Wilson BC

Criminal Justice Reform and Mental Health Disabilities  (CLE)

Joint with Health and Human Services Committee

As many as three-quarters of justice-involved individuals have mental health needs. Hear about federal requirements, opportunities, and examples of how jurisdictions are providing integrated services.

Moderator: 

  • Representative Eric Hutchings, Utah


Speaker:

  • Eve Hill, deputy assistant attorney general, U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Washington, D.C.
5-5:30 p.m.
Lincoln 5
 
Steering Committee (Standing Committee Chairs)
5:30-7 p.m.
Thurgood Marshall Foyer
Reception
FRIDay, Dec. 9
8:30-9:45 a.m.
Thurgood Ballroom
Plenary Breakfast
9:45-10:15 a.m.
Thurgood Ballroom
NCSL Capitol Forum Business Meeting
10:15-11:45 a.m.
Wilson BC

Standing Committees – Priority Setting

Law, Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee

Join the Committee officers for a discussion of priority topics for the committee in the year ahead.

11:45 a.m.-1 p.m.
Thurgood Ballroom

Closing Plenary Lunch