CFI Committee 2019 NCSL Capitol Forum Agenda

Heather Morton 12/6/2019

NCSL Capitol Forum

Come to the NCSL Capitol Forum, Dec. 10-12, in Phoenix, to help craft the States’ Agenda and be a voice for the states. 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.

Attendees are responsible for making their own hotel and travel arrangements. The NCSL block of rooms is closed. Please contact the hotel directly at 480-293-5000 to make your reservation. Reservations must be held by one night's room deposit. Deposits will only be refunded for cancellations seven days or more prior to arrival.

All CFI Committee sessions will be held at the JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge, unless otherwise noted. The JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge is located at 50 East Marriott Drive. Please contact Heather Morton with any questions regarding the meeting.

View the entire NCSL Capitol Forum online agenda.

Monday, Dec. 9
Time Sessions

8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Pinnacle Peak 1

NCSL Cybersecurity Task Force
Tuesday, Dec. 10
7:30 a.m.-Noon Preconferences
8 a.m.-5 p.m. Registration
1-1:45 p.m.
Pinnacle Peak 2

New Attendee Orientation
Whether your first of fifth time attending the NCSL Capitol Forum, all are welcome to attend this orientation to learn more about the sessions and business meeting. You’ll also have the opportunity to ask questions to make the most of your time in Phoenix.

2-3:15 p.m.
Grand Sonoran H-I

Testing Financial Products in “Regulatory Sandboxes”
In a regulatory sandbox, a financial institution or financial technology company can test its product or service within a relaxed regulatory environment for a defined space and duration. States such as Arizona, Kentucky, Nevada, Utah and Wyoming recently enacted legislation to create regulatory sandboxes. This session will review how sandboxes work and their impact on developing new technology.
Moderator:

  • Kelly Edwards, Bill Drafting and Research, Indiana 

Speakers:

  • Scott Astrada, Affirm, Virginia
  • Evan Daniels, Office of the Attorney General, Arizona 
  • Steven Killian, Arizona Bankers Association, Arizona
3:30-4:45 p.m.
Grand Sonoran H-I

Facial Recognition: Do You Have Eyes on Me?
Facial recognition technology is in wide use by local, state and federal law enforcement across the country. However, concerns about civil liberties and the limitations of the technology are growing. Lawmakers in several states are looking at regulating law enforcement’s use of this modern tool. Learn about facial recognition technology and its role in the public sphere.
Moderator:

  • Representative Eric Hutchings, Utah

Speakers:

  • Daniel Castro, ITIF, Washington, D.C.
  • Clare Garvie, Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, D.C.
  • Ryan Harkins, Microsoft, Washington
  • Michael Quinonez, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Douglas Port of Entry, Arizona
5-5:15 p.m.
Wildflower B

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.

5-6:30 p.m.
Ballroom Lawn

Reception
Don’t miss this opportunity to network with your colleagues from across the country.

Wednesday, Dec. 11
7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Registration
7:30-8:45 a.m.
Grand Sonoran G

Speeding Up Efforts to Deploy Rural Broadband
Co-sponsored with the Natural Resources and Infrastructure Committee
NCSL gratefully acknowledges the Conference of State Bank Supervisors for its support of breakfast.
States have an ardent interest in ensuring all their residents enjoy internet access and increased broadband speeds, and that rural and small-town Americans are not left behind. Explore state and federal efforts to close the digital divide, including how to map broadband access.
Moderator:

  • Sean McSpaden, Legislative Fiscal Office, Oregon

Speakers:

  • Jason Bragg, Georgia Electronic Membership Corporation, Georgia
  • Justin Fazzari, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, Washington, D.C.
  • Laurel Leverrier, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Washington, D.C.
  • Clay Purvis, Department of Public Service, Vermont
  • Jay Schwarz, Comcast, Washington, D.C.
9-10:15 a.m.
Grand Sonoran H-I

Credit Where Credit is Due: Community Reinvestment Act
Co-sponsored with the Labor and Economic Development Committee
Enacted in 1977, the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) encourages financial institutions to help meet the credit needs of the communities in which they do business, including low- and moderate-income (LMI) neighborhoods. Come discuss efforts to update the CRA to include changes in the financial services industry and economy.
Moderator:

  • Senator David Carlucci, New York

Speakers:

  • Andy Guggenhiem, American Bankers Association, Washington, D.C.
  • Kevin Hill, National Community Reinvestment Coalition, Washington, D.C.
  • Mitria Wilson, Credit Union National Association, Washington, D.C.
10:30-11:45 a.m.
Grand Sonoran H-I

CFI Committee Update and Roundtable
Committee members discuss, consider, review policies and vote on any new policy resolutions submitted for consideration and other committee business.
Speaker:

  • Donna Cyrus, Federal Communications Commission, Washington, D.C.
Noon-1:45 p.m.
Grand Sonoran E-F

General Session Lunch: Prescription Drugs: What Can States Do?
Prescription drugs provide lifesaving treatments and help control diseases and debilitating conditions. They also present legislators with challenges, including the affordability of some of the new groundbreaking drugs for Medicaid patients and state employees. Panelists will highlight a range of prescription drug policy issues and share promising initiatives, challenges faced and lessons learned.
Moderator:

  • Rich Ehisen, Managing Editory of the State Net Capitol Journal, California

Speakers:

  • Rachel Currans-Henry, Center For Evidence-Based Policy, Oregon
  • Saumil Pandya, Pharmaceutical Research & Manufacturers of America, Washington, D.C.

Respondents:

  • Senator David Carlucci, New York
  • Representative Eric Moore, Montana
2-3:15 p.m.
Grand Sonoran H-I

Paid to Play: Compensating College Athletes
California’s recently enacted Fair Pay to Play law has kicked off debate about whether college athletes should be permitted to profit independently off the sale of their name, image or likeness through endorsement deals, advertising and other avenues. Other states are also beginning to explore this concept. Hear from experts about the potential impacts—both benefits and challenges—on college athletes, schools, state budgets and other non-revenue college athletics, and various legal questions states may want to consider.

Moderator:

  • Representative Adam Koenig, Kentucky

Speakers:

  • Dawn Buth, The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), Indiana
  • Carolayne Henry, Mountain West Conference, Colorado
  • Kenneth Shropshire, Global Sport Institute, Arizona State University

3:30-4:45 p.m.

Grand Sonoran H-I

State Action on Student Loan Oversight
Co-sponsored with the Education Committee
Student loan debt has reached $1.5 trillion, second only to mortgage debt. Hear about state legislation preserving the licenses of people who may be delinquent on their loans in order to keep them working while payment challenges are being addressed. Learn about efforts to regulate loan servicers and create state ombudsmen offices and “bills of rights” for students with loans to ensure loan servicers operate in a clear and forthright manner.
Moderator:

  • Blake Doss, House Budget and Research Office, Georgia

Panelists:

  • Scott Buchanan, Student Loan Servicing Alliance, Washington, D.C.
  • Lucinda Fazio, Department of Financial Institutions, Washington
  • Seth Frotman, Student Borrower Protection Center, Washington, D.C.
4:45-5 p.m.
Pinnacle Peak 1

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 Capitol Forum Business Meeting on Dec. 12, at 10:15 a.m.

5-6:30 p.m.
Sunset Lawn

Reception
Don’t miss this opportunity to network with your colleagues from across the country.

Thursday, Dec. 12
8 a.m.-Noon Registration
8:30-10 a.m.
Grand Sonoran E-F

General Session Breakfast: 100 Years of the NFL: Leadership Lessons On and Off the Field
As the NFL celebrates its 100th year, Michael Bidwill, president of Arizona Cardinals Football Club, provides his perspective on the league and its history, along with his view of the qualities of leadership that made the league what it is today.

10:15-10:45 a.m.
Grand Sonoran E-F

NCSL Capitol Forum Business Meeting
All legislators will consider the policy directives and resolutions reported from the NCSL Standing Committees. If approved, they will form the States’ Agenda in Washington, D.C., guiding NCSL’s advocacy effort before Congress and the administration. All are encouraged to attend.

11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Grand Sonoran E-F
Legislative Options for Redistricting Postconference
11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Desert Suite 3

Ethics in the World of Social Media
The use of social media is prolific now and there is a need to use the media wisely, and with ethical principles. Many users of social media often get into trouble for their irresponsible or improper use. This session focuses on how to use social media in an ethical way and is beneficial for those wishing to learn about its proper use.
Speakers:

  • Mick Bullock, NCSL, Washington, D.C.
  • Mark Quiner, NCSL, Colorado
11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Pinnacle Peak 2

Collaborative Problem-Solving for Successful Negotiations
Traditional business and legal negotiation practices have centered on an oppositional, zero-sum game approach that seeks clear winners and losers. But negotiation in the legislative realm is different in many ways, with multiple stakeholders, complex interests, and both policy and political considerations to balance. In this workshop, participants learn to identify their primary interests and the interests of their negotiating partner, develop creative options to circumvent roadblocks, preserve relationships with their negotiating partners for future interactions and more. Engage in negotiation simulations designed specifically for the legislative setting and develop the skills and creativity necessary to engage in successful negotiation practices that produce more optimal outcomes.
Facilitator:

  • Tim Storey, NCSL, Colorado
12:30 p.m.
Pinnacle Peak 1
NCSL Task Force on Insurance
Friday, Dec. 13
8 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Pinnacle Peak 1
NCSL Task Force on Insurance