CFI Committee 2016 Legislative Summit Agenda

Heather Morton 8/5/2016

NCSL Legislative Summit Chicago 2016Join us in Chicago Aug. 8-11 for the largest legislative gathering in the nation. The Summit covers the latest issues and provides opportunities for legislators and staff have come together to tackle critical problems and find solutions that work.

On this page, you'll find all sessions of the Communications, Financial Services and Interstate Commerce (CFI) Committee.

For more information, visit the 2016 Legislative Summit website. See you in Chicago!

Items in bold denote committee activities. All sessions will be held at the McCormick Place West Convention Center, unless otherwise noted.

Click here to access the full master agenda and session resources.


sunday, aug. 7
Time Sessions

9 a.m.-Noon
W193 & W194

Legislative Staff Coordinating Committee (LSCC)

1-2 p.m.
Member Outreach and Communications Subcommittee Meeting
1-5 p.m.

NCSL Cybersecurity Task Force

NCSL gratefully acknowledges AT&T, Apollo, CompTIA, MasterCard, Toyota, and Walmart for sponsoring this task force.

The mission of the NCSL Cybersecurity Task Force is to engage members in policy discussions, educate members and extend networking opportunities to legislative leaders on cybersecurity issues. This half-day program will explore several cybersecurity issues in depth. Open to anyone interested.


1:00 pm – 1:15 pm:  Welcome and Introductions

1:15 pm – 2:45 pm:  Two Tools for Cybersecurity: Risk Assessment and Data Analytics

As cyberattacks grow and become more sophisticated, data analytics are an important line of defense to predict, detect and prevent against security threats. Learn how big data analytics are being used in the cybersecurity battle and hear about the risk assessment resources available to states.


  • Thomas A Baden, Jr., MN.IT Services, Minnesota
  • Stu Bradley, SAS Cybersecurity Business Unit, Illinois
  • Angela Gleason, American Insurance Association, Washington, D.C.

3:00 pm – 4:30 pm:  Developing a Cybersecurity Workforce

Ensuring the security of state systems requires employees to have a specific skill set, background, education and training, and to update their skills to advance with the technology. This multifaceted conversation focuses on encouraging a robust network of cybersecurity education, training and workforce development. Hear how states can recruit, train, develop and retain a highly qualified workforce; and how to develop common cybersecurity language and standards in education and training.


  • Senator Susan Lee, Maryland
  • Rodney Petersen, National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education, Maryland
  • Captain Paul J. Tortora, USN (Ret.), Center for Cyber Security Studies, Maryland

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm:  Task Force Business Meeting

Task Force members will discuss upcoming projects and sessions.

1-5 p.m.

Task Force on State and Local Taxation
As our nation's economy continues to evolve from a primarily state-based system into a more integrated national and global economy, state tax systems must adapt in a manner that does not impede economic growth, provides clarity and simplicity to taxpayers and ensures the necessary revenue for appropriate government functions. This task force examines important and timely issues on tax policy in order to provide guidance to state legislators as they address the emerging taxation issues in the 21st century’s economy.

1:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.:  Welcome and Introductions

1:15 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.:  Task Force Update/Roundtable

1:45 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.:  What’s Going on in California Regarding Tax?

2:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.:  Marijuana Legalization and Taxes: Lessons for Other States from Colorado and Washington

2:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.:  The Skimmer Crisis: Lost Tax Revenue and Consumer Fraud

"Skimming" is a method by which thieves use a device to store and steal credit card information to obtain the information stored on the mag stripe of the card. This “skimming” is not only hurting consumers, but is negatively impacting state and local tax collections. Learn about the problem and options states can implement to combat this new type of fraud.


  • Charles M. Haddow, Upstream Consulting
  • Stephen Gannon, VeriFone Identity Solutions and Services

3:30 p.m - 4:00 p.m.:  Changes in Federal Tax Treatment of Partnerships and the Need for State Conforming Legislation

4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.:  Tax Expenditure Normal Tax Base

4:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.:  Business Meeting

2-3 p.m.
Budget, Finance and Rules Meeting
3-4:30 p.m.
Executive Committee
Monday, Aug. 8
7 a.m.-5 p.m.


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

NCSL Foundation Retirement Security Symposium
Many Americans are not saving enough for a secure retirement. In recent years, some states have adopted state-sponsored retirement savings programs for private sector workers, and others are exploring alternative approaches to encourage workplace savings. Join state and federal policymakers, along with experts from leading financial institutions, research and advocacy organizations, as they explore ways to enhance retirement savings, protect consumers and employers, and make the most of existing market options.

8 a.m.-1 p.m.

Task Force on State and Local Taxation
As our nation's economy continues to evolve from a primarily state-based system into a more integrated national and global economy, state tax systems must adapt in a manner that does not impede economic growth, provides clarity and simplicity to taxpayers and ensures the necessary revenue for appropriate government functions. This task force examines important and timely issues on tax policy in order to provide guidance to state legislators as they address the emerging taxation issues in the 21st century’s economy.

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.:  Breakfast

8:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.:  State Tax According to David Brunori

9:15 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.:  Give Me a (Tax) Break

9:45 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.:  The Impact of State Tax Changes on Financial Reporting of Publicly Traded Companies

10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.:  How State Policies Impact Local Property Taxes

11:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Update: Remote Sales Tax Collection in the States

11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.

Legislative Summit 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.

11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.

Blockchain – The Next BIG Thing After the Internet
NCSL gratefully acknowledges IBM for sponsoring this luncheon session.

You have probably heard of Bitcoin, the digital currency and secure payment system that has been around since 2008, but you may not have heard of the technology behind it – Blockchain. Termed as the driver behind the “4th Industrial Revolution,” Blockchain is a decentralized technology that has the potential to change the way that businesses and governments record transactions, store data and keep information secure in an increasingly digital world. Hear an overview of this nascent technology during this luncheon session and discuss its enormous potential for making our world more effective, efficient and safe.


  • Jerry Cuomo, IBM Blockchain, North Carolina
1-2:15 p.m.

Banking Services for Marijuana-related Businesses

Alaska, Colorado, Oregon, Washington and the District of Columbia now allow for the recreational use of marijuana. Twenty-four states, the District of Columbia and Guam allow medical marijuana. These businesses are struggling to find banks and credit unions willing and able to work with them despite recent federal guidance for financial institutions. Colorado tried to create a cooperative and was denied approval for deposit insurance. Bills are pending in Congress that ease federal restrictions. Hear about efforts to help the industry move beyond the cash only model.


  • Diana Clay, House Majority Research, Arizona


  • Don Childears, President & CEO, Colorado Bankers Association, Colorado
  • Senator Bill Coley, Ohio
  • Taylor West, Deputy Director, National Cannabis Industry Association, Colorado
  • Representative Jennifer Williamson, House Majority Leader, Oregon
2:30-4 p.m.

Police-Worn Body Cameras: Data and Privacy
Joint session with the Law, Criminal Justice & Public Safety Committee

Police-worn body cameras are becoming common law enforcement equipment, and now states and localities face the challenge of managing the voluminous video and audio data the cameras produce. Explore protocols for camera use, how data is handled, stored and shared, and state policies that are beginning to address these matters.


  • Senator Thomas Alexander, South Carolina
  • Representative Roger E. Goodman, Washington


  • Cynthia Lum, Ph.D., Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy, George Mason University, Virginia
  • Senator Gerald Malloy, South Carolina
  • Chief Jeffrey Swoboda, City of Elgin Police Department, Illinois
4:15-5:15 p.m.

General Session: The Economy -- Top 5 Things You Need to Know

A highly respected business journalist and money manager, Ron Insana is one of the country's leading commentators on domestic and global economics, financial markets and economic policy. The author of four books on Wall Street, he has interviewed presidents, billionaires, captains of industry, and foreign leaders. Insana is the keynote speaker for the Monday General Session.

5:15-5:45 p.m.

Steering Committee of the Standing Committees

The steering committee includes the overall standing committee officers and the legislator and staff chairs of each standing committee. Members will preview policies for consideration and decide on joint and re-referrals of policy resolutions as necessary.

5:30-7 p.m.

Social Event: Game On - Networking Reception

Chicago is a world-class sports town. Catch up with friends old and new, test your skills at a variety of games, and enjoy classic ballpark cuisine at this celebration of all things sports.

tuesday, aug. 9
7 a.m.-5 p.m.
Registration B
7-8 a.m.

Prayer Breakfast

7:30-8:45 a.m.

The National Insurance Crime Bureau – How We Attack Insurance Fraud
NCSL gratefully acknowledges the National Insurance Crime Bureau for supporting this breakfast session.

The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) leads a united effort of insurers, law enforcement agencies and representatives of the public to prevent and combat insurance crime through investigations, data analytics, training, public awareness and legislative advocacy. Come learn about NICB’s recent legislative initiatives and how they can assist you in improving the anti-fraud environment in your state.


  • Alan Haskins, Director of Government Affairs, National Insurance Crime Bureau, Illinois
  • Tim Lynch, Director of Government Affairs, National Insurance Crime Bureau, Illinois
9-10:30 a.m.

State Activity and the Future of Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS)

Joint session with the Budgets and Revenue and Labor and Economic Development Committees

While traditional fantasy sports have been around for decades, daily fantasy sports--contests that take place in a single day or week as opposed to an entire season--have emerged in the last several years. News of possible “insider trading” at the industry’s largest companies, DraftKings and FanDuel caught the attention of states. Explore the legality of DFS, what states have done to regulate and tax the industry, and what they may consider regarding this new form of online gaming.


  • Max Behlke, NCSL


  • Steve Brubaker, The Small Businesses of Fantasy Sports Trade Association, Illinois
  • Jeremy Kudon, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, New York
  • Jacob Lestock, NCSL
  • Sara Rayme, American Gaming Association, Washington, D.C.
  • Maureen Riehl, Student Sports Protection Alliance, Virginia
  • Anna Sainsbury, Geocomply, Nevada

10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Exhibit Hall
10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

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


IMPORTANT NOTICE: The CFI Committee Business Meeting is paperless this year. The policy directives and resolutions are accessible in electronic format on the NCSL app and on the agenda and resources page on the Summit website.


  • Senator Thomas Alexander, South Carolina
  • Representative Joe Atkins, Minnesota
  • Richard Corbett, Office of Legislative Services, New Jersey
  • Melissa Renick, Legislative Research Department, Kansas

The Communications, Financial Services and Interstate Commerce Committee will consider the following policy directives and resolutions at the 2016 Legislative Summit:

Policy Directives

  • Corporate Formations
  • Remote Commerce
  • State Sovereignty for Gaming


  • National Conference of State Legislatures Supports and Urges Enactment of the Remote Transactions Parity Act
  • Supporting the Development of a Balanced National Spectrum Policy That Includes Unlicensed Access in the 5GHZ Band to Meet the Demand for Wireless Technologies
  • Resolution Supporting Intellectual Property (IP) Rights and Protections to Promote Productivity, Competitiveness, Jobs and Public Health
  • NCSL Supports Passage of the Federal Digital Goods & Services Tax Fairness Act
  • NCSL Urges the Congress and the President of the United States to Enact Legislation Currently Before the Congress, that Would Reinstate the Separation of Commercial and Investment Banking Functions Previously in Effect Under the Glass-Steagall Act
  • Banking and Financial Regulations of Marijuana
  • Small Cell Deployment
12:15-1:30 p.m.

Budgeting for Innovation: How Tech Advancements May Benefit States’ Bottom-Line
Joint session with the Budgets and Revenue Committee

NCSL gratefully acknowledges Cisco Systems, Inc., Microsoft Corporation and World Wide Technology for sponsoring lunch.

Despite stable fiscal conditions, many states have little room for error as they deal with tightening budgets. Advances in technology can often allow states to do more with less time and potentially reduce spending. Analyze how new technologies are making state governments more efficient, productive and transparent.


  • Representative Martha Jane King, Kentucky


  • Mike Vozas, Cisco, Illinois
  • Mike Wons, Technology Office, State of Illinois
1:45-3 p.m.

Next Up: The Future of 911
Next Generation 911 represents the future of 911, allowing people to send text messages, photos and videos to 911, and enabling the transfer of 911 calls and data, drastically improving the resilience of the 911 system. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, NG911 allows 911 to keep up with communication technology used by the public. Hear from states that have deployed components of NG911 and how it has impacted public safety and responsiveness, as well as lessons learned and best practices.


  • Representative Angela Williams, Colorado


  • Evelyn Bailey, National Association of State 911 Administrators, Vermont
  • Laurie Flaherty, U.S. Department of Transportation, Washington, D.C.
  • Edward Parkinson, First Responder Network Authority, Washington, D.C.
  • Representative Jason Saine, North Carolina
3:15-5 p.m.

Financial Exploitation of the Elderly [CLE]
Seniors and their money are frequent targets of those who perpetrate financial frauds and scams, making it a growing concern in states. Learn about state legislation and federal policies designed to prevent the crime and protect the elderly and vulnerable adults.


  • Richard Corbett, Office of Legislative Services, New Jersey


  • Joseph Brady, North American Securities Administrators Association, Washington, D.C.
  • Corey Carlisle, American Bankers Association, Washington, D.C.
  • Ashley Niebur, Illinois Credit Union League, Illinois
  • Diana Noel, AARP, Washington, D.C.
  • Ben Orzeske, Uniform Law Commission, Illinois
  • Kathleen Quinn, National Adult Protective Services Association, Washington, D.C.
  • Paul Richman, Insured Retirement Institute, Washington, D.C.

5-6 p.m.
W190 Foyer

Women's Legislative Network Reception
5-6:30 p.m.
Roof Terrace

Young and New Professionals Networking Reception
NCSL gratefully acknowledges TASER for sponsoring this event.

Get to know some new colleagues. The Young and New Professionals Networking Reception is time to meet other attendees of the Summit, make new connections and mingle while enjoying good food.

5:15-6:30 p.m.
Steering Committee of the Standing Committees
The steering committee will review the policies reported from the standing committees at the Summit and determine the calendar for the NCSL Business Meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 10, at 10:35 am.
  States’ Night
wednesday, aug. 10
7 a.m.-5 p.m.
Registration B
8:30-10:30 a.m. Deep Dive Sessions
9:15-10:30 a.m. Issue Sessions
10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Exhibit Hall
10:35 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

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.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: The Annual Business Meeting is paperless this year. The policy directives, the Conference’s budget and other Business Meeting documents are accessible in electronic format on the NCSL app and on the agenda and resources page on the Summit website. The calendars for the Business Meeting are posted no later than 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 9.

Noon-1:20 p.m.

Salute to Legislative Staff Luncheon: Lessons in Leadership

Best-known for his gripping non-fiction adventure stories, Hampton Sides is the author of Ghost Soldiers, Blood and Thunder, and In the Kingdom of Ice, which recounts the heroic polar voyage of the U.S.S. Jeannette. The historical lessons of leadership can apply to everyday life, and Sides tells us how.


  • Hampton Sides, author, New Mexico
Noon-1:20 p.m.
Exhibit Hall Luncheon
12:30-1:30 p.m.

Women's Legislative Network Lunch

The lunch will include the Network's business meeting and elections and a celebration of women in state legislatures and American politics.

1:30-2:30 p.m.

General Session: Demographics, Democracy and the Future

Jim Johnson is a professor at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and one of the nation's leading demographers. His research focuses on the changing U.S. population and its effects on competing in emerging consumer markets. Karlyn Bowman is a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute where she studies and writes widely on public attitudes. She edits AEI's monthly polling newsletter, Political Report, and recently collaborated on a project on America’s changing demography nationally and in the states.

2:45-4:15 p.m. Issue Sessions
2:45-4:45 p.m. Deep Dive Sessions
3-4 p.m. NCSL Staff Sections Programs
4:15-5:30 p.m. Ancillary Events
4:30-7 p.m.
Gold Coast Room on the 96th floor of the John Hancock building, 875 N. Michigan Ave.

American Financial Services Association’s Reception for the Communications, Financial Services and Interstate Commerce Committee members

Shuttle service provided. RSVP for shuttle details. Please RSVP to Susan Sullivan at

6:30-10 p.m.
Field Museum

Illinois Signature Event

Savor and sip some of Chicago's best offerings at one of the world's great natural history museums. Come face to face with the largest T-Rex ever found, descend into an ancient Egyptian tomb and stand among larger-than-life soldiers in the exclusive exhibition, "China's First Emperor and His Terracotta Warriors." The evening ends with a spectacular fireworks display over Lake Michigan.

thursday, Aug. 11
6:30-8 a.m.

12th Annual Bipartisan Bike Ride

NCSL gratefully acknowledges the generous sponsorship provided by American Heart Association, General Mills, National Safety Council, Primal Wear, Rails to Trails Conservancy and Walmart.
Hop on a bike for a picturesque ride through Chicago. The 12th annual Bipartisan Bike Ride is an excellent opportunity to casually chat with legislators and see the sights of the city at a leisurely 10 miles an hour. Co-hosted and organized by BikeTexas and NCSL. All skill levels and ages are welcome to join this guided ride. For more information, contact Doug Shinkle.

7:30 a.m.-Noon
Registration B


8-9:15 a.m.

Deep Dive: Talk Like TED

Short, concise, emotionally connected—it's what everyone strives for in their communication. And nobody does it better than TED. It takes practice, practice and more practice to make your speech perfect. But after this interactive session you'll be speaking like a pro, and prime-time ready.


  • Marianna Swallow, Communication Coach, Illinois
8-9:15 a.m.

Republican Breakfast

Jeanine Pirro is a legal analyst and host of the prime-time Fox News program, "Justice with Judge Jeanine." Pirro is a former prosecutor whose notable legal career spans more than 30 years. She caught the nation’s attention through her prosecution of alleged murderer and millionaire Robert Durst.

8-9:15 a.m.

Democratic Breakfast

Hear an insider's view of the presidential election—from the Democratic perspective—from Amanda Renteria, national political director for Hillary for America. A former staffer for U.S. Senators Dianne Feinstein and Debbie Stabenow, she was the first Latina chief of staff in the history of the U.S. Senate. She also was the Democratic nominee for the U.S. House of Representatives from California's 21st congressional district in 2014.

9 a.m.-Noon
Exhibit Hall
9:30-10:30 a.m.

Issue Session: Cybersecurity Showdown -- Challenges and Strategies for States

Cyber threats have enormous implications for government security, economic prosperity and public safety. In rapid fire blasts, learn about key cybersecurity issues and perspectives: government, financial and consumer data, water and energy threats, IT security and law enforcement challenges—all with an eye toward collaborative strategies to combat these elusive and ever evolving threats.


  • Representative Max Tyler, Colorado


  • Andrew Bochman, Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho
  • Joe Demarest, Ernst & Young LLP, New York
  • Ashwini Jarral, IJIS Institute, Virginia
9:30 a.m.-Noon

Deep Dive: Welcome to the Third Wave of the Future

Economic powerhouses like Uber, Lyft and AirBnB challenged the culture and structure of prevailing business models. Now the dawn of a new technological revolution is on the horizon—the "third wave" of the internet. It will change our lives in unimaginable ways.


  • Doug Robinson, NASCIO, Washington, D.C.


  • Usman Ahmed, Paypal, Washington, D.C.
  • Jim Geringer, Esri, Wyoming
  • Jim Madaffer, Madaffer Enterprises, California
  • Gary Shapiro, Consumer Technology Association, Virginia
10:45 a.m.-Noon

Issue Sessions

12:15-1:45 p.m.

General Session Luncheon: A Taste of Massachusetts, Seasoned with Politics

Feast on creamy clam chowder, savory lobster rolls and Boston cream pie, for a delicious taste of the 2017 Boston Legislative Summit. And because politics is in season, you’ll get an insider’s view from Mara Liasson, political pundit for FOX News Sunday and NPR.

2-3 p.m.

Staffing for Cybersecurity

How can government and legislative IT offices be sure they have the budget, staff and skill sets necessary to protect against ever-increasing cyber threats and balance costs versus risks? Can government compete for qualified security professionals? Which tools or practices, such as security audits, are essential?


  • Linda Wettstone, Senate Clerk's Office, Virginia General Assembly


  • Doug Robinson, NASCIO, Washington, D.C.
  • Mike Rohrbach, Legislative Service Center, Washington
2-5 p.m. NCSL Staff Sections Programs
Ancillary Events