CFI Committee 2016 NCSL Capitol Forum Agenda

Heather Morton 12/2/2016

2016 NCSL Capitol Forum, Dec. 6-9Come to the NCSL Capitol Forum, Dec. 6-9, in Washington, D.C., to help craft the States’ Agenda and be a voice for the states on Lobby Day on Capitol Hill. The NCSL 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 agenda for the Communications, Financial Services and Interstate Commerce (CFI) Committee. Items in bold denote CFI Committee-sponsored activities.

To access the session handouts, please click here for the master agenda and select the individual session. If available, the handouts are listed underneath the speaker names. Alternatively, you can access the session handouts through the NCSL Mobile App.

 

MONDAY, DEC. 5
Time Sessions

2-5 p.m.

Lincoln 5

Cybersecurity Task Force
TUESDAY, DEC. 6

8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Lincoln 5

Cybersecurity Task Force

1-5 p.m.

Registration A

Registration
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 7

7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Registration A

Registration

8-11:30 a.m.

Pre-conferences

8:30-11 a.m.
Thurgood Marshall Southeast
Standing Committee Officer Leadership Workshop

11-11:30 a.m.

Thurgood Marshall Southeast

Steering Committee

The steering committee includes the overall standing committee officers and the legislator and staff co-chairs of each standing committee. Committee officers will review the policy directives and resolutions that the standing committees will consider on Thursday.

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

Thurgood Marshall Northwest

Luncheon and Capitol Hill Briefing

Hear the latest on what is happening on Capitol Hill, the state-federal priorities NCSL is advocating for in the final hours of the 114th Congress, and receive a copy of your state specific congressional meeting schedule.

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

Thurgood Marshall Southeast

Legislative Staff Luncheon

Network with your colleagues from other states and participate in a discussion on future legislative staff programming and activities.

12:30-1 p.m.

Transfer to Capitol Hill

1-5 p.m.

Congressional Meetings

NCSL will arrange visits for all state legislator attendees with their congressional delegations to discuss important state-federal issues. Individual meeting schedules will be provided in advance of the Forum and at the hotel.

1-5 p.m.
Thurgood Marshall Southeast

Legislative Staff Training

12:45-1:45 pm: Data-A-Hunting We Will Go!

Learn what data is out there and how to grab it.

Speakers:

  • Marcia Howard, Executive Director, Federal Funds Information for States, Washington, D.C.
  • Trinity Tomsic, Deputy Executive Director, Federal Funds Information for States, Washington, D.C.
  • Matthew Reese, Budget and Policy Analyst, Federal Funds Information for States, Washington, D.C.

2-3 pm: Data Visualization

You’ve got the data but now learn how to present it. Discover more about both the art and science of data visualization.

Speaker:

  • Kay Meyer, Principal Industry Consultant, SAS State & Local Government, North Carolina

3:15-4:15 pm: Mapping for Legislative Offices

Want to learn how to use, make and share maps from any device, anywhere, anytime? Learn how to use tools to easily visualize trends, better understand the impacts of public policy and then communicate that information to the public.

Speaker:

  • Allen Carrol, Program Manager for Storytelling, ESRI, California

5:30-7 p.m.

Senate Dirksen G50

First and C Streets, NE

Washington, D.C.

Reception

NCSL gratefully acknowledges the American Forest & Paper Association for sponsoring this reception.

Join your colleagues for an evening of networking on Capitol Hill in Senate Dirksen G50 at First and C Streets NE, Washington, D.C.

THURSDAY, DEC. 8

7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Registration A

Registration

7:30-9 a.m.

Wilson A

How Should Fintech be Regulated?

NCSL gratefully acknowledges the Conference of State Bank Supervisors for sponsoring this breakfast session.

Financial technology, “fintech,” uses software and technology to streamline financial transactions. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) has suggested regulating fintech firms as special purpose banks, possibly exempting fintech from state money transmission laws. Come explore the possibilities and implications of the OCC proposal.

Moderator:

  • Senator Brian Feldman, Maryland

Speakers:

  • Nat Hoopes, Marketplace Lending Association, Washington, D.C.
  • Margaret Liu, Conference of State Bank Supervisors, Washington, D.C.
  • Robert Morgan, American Bankers Association, Washington, D.C.

9:15-10 a.m.

Wilson A

Updating the Unclaimed Property Act: Needed or Anti-Consumer?

Recently, the Uniform Law Commission approved a revised version of their Uniform Unclaimed Property Act. The revisions have raised concerns from certain state treasurers, unclaimed property administrators, and consumer advocates who consider the changes to be anti-consumer. As states will be asked to adopt the revisions in their upcoming sessions, this session will discuss the revised model act and whether or not it is in the interest of states to update their laws.

Moderator:

  • Senator Wayne Harper, Utah

Speakers:

  • Treasurer Michael Frerichs, Illinois
  • Diann Smith, McDermott Will & Emery, Washington, D.C.
  • Commissioner Charles A. Trost, Uniform Law Commission, Tennessee

10:15-11:30 a.m.

Lincoln 2

Regulating Autonomous Vehicles – The Role of States and the Federal Government
Co-sponsored with the Natural Resources and Infrastructure Committee

A new transportation world is on the horizon where autonomous vehicles are potentially an everyday presence. With the ability to drastically reduce, if not eliminate, traffic fatalities, new partnerships between states, the federal government and the automobile industry can pave the way for this radically different mode of travel. A growing number of states are taking legislative and regulatory action and the U.S. Department of Transportation released its Federal Automated Vehicle Policy in September. Join us for an in-depth discussion on the likely next steps including testing, deployment, insurance and safety for this game-changing technology.

Panelists:

  • Nathaniel Beuse, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Washington, D.C.
  • Catherine Curtis, American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators, Virginia
  • Ryan Gammelgard, State Farm, Illinois
  • David Strickland, Venable LLP, Washington, D.C.

11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m.
Thurgood Ballroom

 

Plenary Luncheon: Conquering Opioid Use Disorder

Hear from a panel of national experts on the profound human, societal, and economic effects of opioid use disorder and explore critical components for solutions to this national epidemic.

Panelists:

  • Vice Admiral Vivek H. Murthy, M.D., M.B.A., U.S. Surgeon General, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Washington, D.C.
  • Secretary Tom Vilsack, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Washington, D.C.

1:30-3 p.m.

Wilson A

CFI Committee Business Meeting

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

Presiding:

  • Senator Wayne Harper, Utah

Briefings:

  • Michael Garcia, National Governors Association, Washington, D.C.
  • Ed Parkinson, FirstNet, Washington, D.C.
  • John Pitts, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Washington, D.C. 
3-3:15 p.m. Break

3:15-4:45 p.m.

Wilson A

Cable Set-top Boxes and the Future of Television

How consumers watch television shows, movies, and other programming is evolving as rapidly as technology. As the way consumers view content continues to change, questions arise as to whether cable set-top boxes will become a technology of the past. This session will delve into the question of set-top boxes, recent FCC proposed actions, and other nuances of this provocative debate. The discussion will feature stakeholder representatives and experts in the field.

Moderator:

  • Senator Rosalyn Baker, Hawaii

Speakers:

  • John Bergmayer, Public Knowledge, Maryland
  • Rick Cimerman, NCTA – The Internet and Television Association, Washington, D.C.
  • Greg Saphier, Motion Picture Association of America, Washington, D.C.
  • Representative from the Satellite Association

5-5:30 p.m.

Lincoln 5

Steering Committee

The steering committee includes the overall standing committee officers and the legislator and staff co-chairs of each standing committee. Committee officers report on the actions taken by the committees and set the calendars for the NCSL Capitol Forum Business Meeting.

5:30-7 p.m.

Thurgood Marshall Foyer

Reception

8-10 p.m.

Bar Civita

2609 24th Street, NW

Washington, D.C. 20008

Young and New Professionals Dessert Reception

The Young and New Professionals Networking Dessert Reception is a time to meet other young and new legislators, legislative staff and private sector government affairs representatives. Please join us to network, mingle and enjoy a great dessert at Bar Civita (directly across the street from the Marriott Wardman Park).

FRIDAY, DEC. 9

7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Registration A

Registration

8:30-9:45 a.m.

Thurgood Ballroom

Plenary Breakfast

9:45-10:15 a.m.

Thurgood Ballroom

NCSL Capitol Forum Business Meeting

The business meeting features consideration of policy directives and resolutions adopted in the standing committees.

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE:  Policy directives and resolutions will only be accessible in electronic format on the NCSL app and on the agenda and resources page on the NCSL Capitol Forum Website. All meeting rooms will have wireless internet access.

10:15-11:45 a.m.

Wilson A

CFI Committee State and Federal Relations Priorities Meeting

The standing committees will identify priority state-federal issues, consistent with NCSL policy, and major state issues for the coming year. The NCSL Executive Committee will review the issues identified by each standing committee and will then adopt the Conference’s priority issues for 2017 during its January meeting.

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

Thurgood Ballroom

Plenary Luncheon: Retirement Readiness in the 21st Century: State-Sponsored Retirement Savings Programs and Private Sector Policy Innovations

Sponsored by the NCSL Foundation Partnership on Retirement Security

Which Americans are ready for retirement? Which aren’t? How are states crafting and implementing their own retirement savings programs to boost retirement savings for private sector workers? How are they working to avoid ERISA liability (or embrace it) in light of new federal regulations? How can they protect consumers, minimize burdens for employers, and manage their own legal and financial risks? How are financial services providers innovating and partnering with states to expand coverage and insure savers receive adequate lifetime income?

Speaker:

  • J. Mark Iwry, Senior Advisor to the Secretary of the Treasury Deputy Assistant Secretary (Tax Policy) for Retirement and Health Policy, U.S. Treasury Department, Washington, D.C.
1:15-5 p.m. Post Conference Workshops and Seminars
SATURDAY, DEC. 10
8 a.m.-5 p.m. Post Conference Workshops and Seminars