CFI Committee 2021 NCSL Legislative Summit Agenda

Heather Morton 11/8/2021

NCSL Legislative Summit, Tampa, Fla., Nov. 3-5, 2021

Join us in Tampa, Fla., Nov. 3-5, for the largest legislative gathering in the nation. The Legislative Summit covers the latest issues and provides opportunities for legislators and staff to 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 2021 Legislative Summit website. See you in Tampa!

Items in bold denote committee activities. All sessions will be held at the Tampa Convention Center (TCC), unless otherwise noted.

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

 

NCSL CFI Committee 2021 Legislative Summit Agenda
Monday, Nov. 1
5-6:30 p.m.
JW Marriott SiX, Sunset Terrace
NCSL Task Force on Insurance Welcome Reception
Tuesday, Nov. 2
7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
JW Marriott, Level 2, HB Plant Salon CD

NCSL Task Force on Insurance

Join the NCSL Insurance Task Force to discuss surprise billing, disaster savings accounts, annuity suitability and more! This task force meeting is open to legislators, legislative staff, task force sponsors and anyone else who’s interested. For more information, please contact Heather Morton.

8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Marriott, Level 2
Legislative Staff Coordinating Committee (LSCC)
2-5 p.m.
TCC, Level 2, West Registration

Registration

Pick up your badge at the Registration Desk in the Tampa Convention Center—you’ll need it to access all the great sessions, luncheons and social events!

3:30-5:30 p.m.
Marriott, Level 2, Florida Salons V-VI
Executive Committee Meeting
Wednesday, Nov. 3
7 a.m.-5 p.m.
TCC, Level 2, West Registration

Registration

Pick up your badge at the Registration Desk in the Tampa Convention Center—you’ll need it to access all the great sessions, luncheons and social events!

8-8:45 a.m.
TCC, Level 1, Ballroom D
Hey, Everybody—Let's Summit!
New to Summit? Nobody knows the ins and outs like NCSL Executive Director Tim Storey! Tim will walk you through everything you need to know to make the most of your Summit experience. Got questions? Tim’s got the answers!
9-10:15 a.m.
TCC, Level 3, East Hall
General Session: Brain Rules: Mind Over Matters
Ever wondered what’s really going on inside the heads of your legislative colleagues? Developmental molecular biologist John Medina offers up 12 principles for surviving and thriving in your job, along with fascinating insights into the way the brain works at work. Come hear strategies you can use to make the most of your mind—and why that matters.
10 a.m.-4 p.m.
TCC, Level 3, West and Central Hall

Exhibit Hall

Broaden your outlook by discussing a wide range of policies and innovations with exhibitors, say hi to our staff at the NCSL Booth and learn a thing or two at the Learning Hub.

10:30-11:30 a.m.
TCC, Level 1, Ballroom A

Cocktails To Go: How COVID Changed Alcohol Regulation
Responding to the COVID-19 pandemic has brought about significant change to the three-tier system and alcohol regulation in the states, including to-go cocktails, deliveries and shipments. Come learn about the changes and the impact on future alcohol sales and production regulation.

Moderator:

  • Kentucky Representative Adam Koenig (R)

Panelists:

  • John Bodnovich, executive director, American Beverage Licensees, Maryland
  • David Christman, vice president, state affaris, National Beer Wholesalers Association, Virginia
  • Matt Dogali, president and CEO, American Distilled Spirits Alliance, Virginia

Materials:

11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
TCC, Level 1, Room 11-13

Banking Power: Maintaining State Authority Over New Financial Players
States oversee many banking services, including the licensing process and interest rate caps. Now, there’s a new federal charter on the horizon for financial technology companies and other non-banks. How can states assert their authority—and protect consumers—in this ever-evolving world of financial innovation?

Moderator:

  • Kentucky Representative Adam Koenig (R)

Panelists:

  • Kevin B. Hagler, commissioner, State of Georgia
  • Steve Kenneally, senior vice president, payments, American Bankers Association, Washington, D.C.
  • Andrew Smith, partner, Covington & Burling LLP, Washington, D.C.
Noon-2 p.m.
TCC, Level 3, West and Central Hall
Exhibit Hall Luncheon
All Summit attendees are invited to lunch in the Exhibit Hall.
12:45-1:15 p.m.
TCC, Level 1, Room 7-8
NCSL Steering Committee
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 referrals of policy directives and resolutions as necessary.
1:15-1:45 p.m.
TCC, Level 3, Learning Hub in Exhibit Hall
Learning Hub: NCSL 50-State Bill Information Service and Database Training
NCSL, through a partnership with State Net/LexisNexis, provides legislators and legislative staff access to a 50-state+ searchable legislation database containing the full text of every bill in the 50 states, the District of Columbia and Congress for the current session. State legislators and legislative staff have exclusive access to this resource. Learn about this powerful research tool, along with how to utilize NCSL's 50-state legislative databases. NCSL maintains more than 50 publicly available databases powered by State Net.
2-3:15 p.m.
TCC, Level 1, Ballroom B

Modernizing Today’s Workforce for Tomorrow’s World
COVID-19 accelerated the adoption of emerging technologies and highlighted the importance of connectivity to industry competitiveness. Employers and workers need new skills, training and workplace tools. Come discuss what policymakers can do to ensure an adaptive and robust workforce of the future through incentives, training programs and new technologies.

Panelists:

  • Illinois Senator Cristina Castro (D)
  • James Collins, general mnager, Microsoft Corporation, Delaware
  • Theresa King, president, Florida State Building and Construction Trades Council, Florida
  • Pennsylvania Representative Ryan Mackenzie (R)

Materials:

3:30-4 p.m.
TCC, Level 3, Learning Hub in Exhibit Hall
Learning Hub: Public Speaking: Developing Dynamic Delivery
Public speaking is said to be one of people’s great fears. Legislators, however, are often required to present complex information in a variety of public speaking settings. This workshop will present tips on developing the confidence and capability to give good presentations that clearly convey essential information, while keeping the audience engaged.
5-6:30 p.m.
TCC, Level 1, Sail Plaza
It's Good to Be Back! Reception
It’s been a while! Join us on the Waterfront Plaza, just outside the Tampa Convention Center, for an opening reception and reconnect with colleagues from near and far.
6:30-8:30 p.m. Young and New Professionals (YNP) Reception
Thursday, Nov. 4
7 a.m.-5 p.m.
TCC, Level 2, West Registration
Registration
Pick up your badge at the Registration Desk in the Tampa Convention Center—you’ll need it to access all the great sessions, luncheons and social events!
7:30-8:45 a.m.
TCC, Level 1, Room 11-13

Connecting America: How to Get Everybody Online
NCSL gratefully acknowledges Amazon and NCTA - The Internet & Television Association for their support of this breakfast.
The COVID-19 pandemic caused a nationwide surge in internet usage as more people binged Netflix and Zoomed with their colleagues than ever before. Come hear industry experts discuss how internet providers are utilizing state and federal money to connect more communities and increase online access going forward.

Moderator:

  • Rhode Island Representative Brian Patrick Kennedy (D)

Panelists:

  • Renee Flores, AVP external affairs, AT&T, Texas
  • Steven Hill, president, Satellite Broadcasting & Communications Association, District of Columbia
  • Gary Underwood, RVP state government affairs, Charter Communications, Ohio

Materials:

9-10:15 a.m.
TCC, Level 3, East Hall
General Session: Honoring All Who Served
Join us for this special tribute to honor all the military veterans who served our country and now continue the time-honored act of service in state legislatures. Whether you are a veteran or looking for the opportunity to pay tribute to your colleagues’ service, you will be inspired by this special ceremony featuring former U.S. Marine Capt. Vernice “FlyGirl” Armour, America’s first Black female combat pilot, who will be on hand to share her gutsy story.
10 a.m.-4 p.m.
TCC, Level 3, West and Central Hall
Exhibit Hall
Broaden your outlook by discussing a wide range of policies and innovations with exhibitors, say hi to our staff at the NCSL Booth and learn a thing or two at the Learning Hub.
10:30-11:30 a.m.
TCC, Level 1, Room 11-13

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

Presiding:

  • Representative Brian Patrick Kennedy, Rhode Island (D)
  • Representative Adam Koenig, Kentucky (R)

Policy directives and resolutions to be considered by the CFI Committee available here.

11 a.m.-1 p.m.
TCC, Level 3, West and Central Hall
Exhibit Hall Lunch
1-2 p.m.
TCC, Level 1, Ballroom B

Is Full Broadband Within Reach? Strategies to Span the Digital Divide
In today’s online world, it’s tough to be a student or a consumer without an internet connection. But far too many people still lack access, and ensuring that everyone has a connection continues to challenge policymakers. Come learn how states are coordinating resources to close the digital divide and help students and families achieve online success.

Moderator:

  • Rhode Island Representative Brian Patrick Kennedy (D)

Panelists:

  • Utah Senator Wayne Harper (R)
  • Hawaii Senator Bennette Misalucha (D)
  • Hawaii Senator Glenn Wakai (D)

Materials:

2:15-3:45 p.m.
TCC, Level 1, Room 11-13

To Pay or Not to Pay Cyber Crooks—That is the Question
In ransomware attacks, a criminal threatens to publish or block access to a victim’s data unless a ransom is paid. Whether to pay up can be a tough call. Cyber insurance policies are a tool to combat cybercrime and may pay ransoms. But do such policies—and ransom payments—possibly encourage more cyberattacks? Come hear about the threats and possible solutions.

Moderator:

  • Washington Representative Cindy Ryu (D)

Panelists:

  • Texas Representative Giovanni Capriglione (R)
  • Curtis W. Dukes, executive vice president and general manager, security best practices, Center for Internet Security, New York
  • Stephen Neely, associate professor, University of South Florida, Florida
  • Ronald Sanders, staff director, Florida Center for Cybersecurity, Florida

Materials:

3:30-4 p.m.
TCC, Level 3, Learning Hub in Exhibit Hall
Learning Hub: Increasing Our Emotional Intelligence
Emotional intelligence is one of the key indicators of good leadership. One's emotional quotient, or EQ, is a set of skills that can be learned and practiced. Join this learning lab for a quick overview of three key traits that will boost your own EQ.
4-5 p.m.
TCC, Level 1, Room 24-25
Rhymin' Time!
Are you a poet, but people don’t know it? If you’re a ham—then come to the slam! Join published poet and novelist New Mexico State Senator Bill O'Neill for an open mike opportunity to be proud, be loud, and share your best poems with our crowd! Guaranteed fun for everyone!
5-5:30 p.m.
TCC, Level 1, Room 7-8
NCSL Steering Committee
The steering committee reviews the policies reported from the standing committees at the Summit and determines the calendar for the NCSL Business Meeting on Friday at 9:30 a.m.
5-6 p.m. WLN Networking Reception
Women's Legislative Network Reception. Come network and meet new colleagues, all are welcome.
6:30-8:30 p.m. Social Event: Friends, Fins and Fireworks
Catch up with colleagues while being surrounded by coral reefs, sea turtles, sharks, manatees and other creatures at the Florida Aquarium. And, to celebrate reconnecting, we’ll top of the night off with fireworks.
Friday, Nov. 5
8-9:15 a.m.
TCC, Level 1, Ballroom D

Democratic Breakfast

NCSL gratefully acknowledges the National Democratic Redistricting Committee for sponsoring this breakfast.

8-9:15 a.m.
TCC, Level 1, Ballroom C

Legislative Staff Breakfast: Bounce Forward: Strategies for Cultivating Resilience

In this inspiring and educational keynote, Janine Shepherd shares her personal story about tragedy and resilience, as well as insights from her extensive study of neuroscience, neuroplasticity and positive psychology. Her message of hope reaffirms that people can recover, learn and grow after seemingly insurmountable setbacks.

8-9:15 a.m.
TCC, Level 1, Ballroom B
Republican Breakfast
9:30 a.m.-Noon
TCC, Level 3, East Hall

NCSL 2021 Business Meeting

All legislators and legislative staff are encouraged to attend the Business Meeting and consider policy directives and resolutions that will guide NCSL’s advocacy efforts before Congress and the administration; election of NCSL officers; and approval of the Conference budget. All other meeting participants are welcome to observe.

10:45 a.m.-Noon
TCC, Level 3, East Hall

General Session: Supply Chains: What’s Wrong—And Can It Be Fixed?

You’ve probably noticed some empty shelves, longer wait times for online orders—and of course, the price of gas. Is this all due to COVID-19? Or is it more complicated? Join us for a deep dive into the intricate and interwoven world of supply chains, global transport and congressional action on infrastructure.

Noon-5p.m.
TCC, Level 1, Room 1
National Caucus of Native American State Legislators
1-3 p.m.
TCC, Level 1, Room 22-23

Census Listening Session
On Friday, Nov. 5, the U.S. Census Bureau and its Redistricting and Voting Rights Data Office will host a Census Listening session to receive feedback from census users—policymakers and redistricters—on how things went this cycle and what can be improved. Anyone is welcome to join. If you have questions, please email Christi Zamarripa.

Speaker:

  • James Whitehorne, chief, U.S. Census Bureau, Washington, D.C.