CFI Committee 2022 NCSL Legislative Summit Agenda

7/14/2022

NCSL Legislative Summit, Denver, Aug. 1-3, 2022

Join us in Denver, Aug. 1-3, 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. Items in bold denote committee activities. All sessions will be held at the Colorado Convention Center (CC), unless otherwise noted.

For more information, visit the 2022 Legislative Summit website. See you in Denver!

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

 

 

NCSL CFI Committee 2022 Legislative Summit Agenda
Saturday, July 30

5-6:30 p.m.
TBD

NCSL Insurance Task Force Reception
NCSL gratefully acknowledges the IIPRC for its support of this reception.

Sunday, July 31

7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
CC 104

NCSL Insurance Task Force
Join the NCSL Insurance Task Force to discuss InsurTech, health insurance mandates, the Interstate Insurance Product Regulation Compact 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 a.m.-5 p.m.
CC F Lobby

Registration

8:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Legislative Staff Coordinating Committee (LSCC)

9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
CC 108

NCSL Cybersecurity Task Force and Privacy Work Group

3:30-5:30 p.m.
Hyatt Capitol 4

NCSL Executive Committee Meeting

Monday, Aug. 1

7 a.m.-5 p.m.
CC F Lobby

Registration

7:30-8:45 a.m.
CC 301-303

New Attendee Orientation
Not sure where to go and what to see/hear/do first? Join us as we unpack all things NCSL Legislative Summit 2022!

8:45-10:15 a.m.
CC Mile High

Opening General Session: Adapt, Overcome and Win as One!
Find your state's table and connect with fellow Summit attendees. Then, get energized by World Champion Adventure racer and San Diego firefighter Robyn Benincasa. A CNN Hero, she'll share how ordinary people can accomplish extraordinary things together. She's motivated members of Fortune 500 companies and now shares her story with us.

10 a.m.-4 p.m.
CC Exhibit Hall EF
Exhibit Hall

10:30-11:45 a.m.
CC 201-203

CFI Committee Business Meeting
Committee members discuss, consider and review policies, and vote on any new policy directives and resolutions submitted for consideration.
NCSL CFI Committee Policy Book

Presiding:

  • Representative Adam Koenig, Kentucky
11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
CC 108-110
NCSL Steering Committee
The steering committee includes the overall standing committee officers and the legislators and legislative staff co-chairs of each standing committee. Members preview policy directives and resolutions for consideration by the standing committee and decide on joint referrals as necessary.

11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m.
CC 201-203

Connecting the Future: State Broadband Expansion
More investments have been made in broadband deployment over the last year than ever before. How are states using these governmental resources to close the digital divide, break down technology adoption barriers and increase digital literacy for families and students? NCSL gratefully acknowledges The Pew Charitable Trusts for its support of this lunch.

Moderator:

  • Representative Justin Wilmeth, Arizona

Panelists:

  • Angie Cooper, chief program officer, Heartland Forward
  • Kathryn de Wit, project director, Broadband Access Initiative, The Pew Charitable Trusts
  • Nate Denny, deputy secretary, Broadband and Digital Equity Division, North Carolina Department of Information Technology
  • Veneeth Lyengar, executive director, ConnectLA

1:30-2:30 p.m.
CC 201-203

Connecting Rural Communities
Access to the internet is a necessity for everyday life. Come hear industry experts discuss how internet providers are utilizing state and federal money and working with the Affordable Connectivity Program to connect more communities.

Moderator:

  • Blake Doss, policy analyst, House Budget and Research Office, Georgia

Panelists:

  • David Don, senior vice president for Public Policy, Comcast Corporation
  • Drew Garner, state broadband policy advisor, Common Sense
  • Jeff Luong, president-broadband access and adoption, AT&T
  • Lisa Scalpone, head of country development for Project Kuiper, Amazon

2:45-3:45 p.m.
CC 201-203

Dollars and Sense: Smart Strategies for Managing Money
COVID-related money trouble and rising consumer debt have state legislators and advocates wondering how to help people figure out their finances. Join us for a discussion on the best ways to encourage savvy spending and saving.

Moderator:

  • Melissa Schmidt, staff attorney, Legislative Council, Wisconsin

Panelists:

  • Worku Gachou, vice president of inclusive impact & sustainability, Visa
  • Billy Hensley, president + CEO, National Endowment for Financial Education
  • Mike Schenk,chief economist, Credit Union National Association

4-5 p.m.
CC Mile High

General Session: Using Great Stories for the Greater Good
What’s the best way to get others to listen to you and understand your message? Join us as master storyteller Donna Washington explains the power of the story: why they work, and how you can use them to communicate more effectively with colleagues and constituents.

5-6:30 p.m.
CC Exhibit Hall EF

Brews and Bites: A Colorado "Hoppy" Hour
No matter what your go-to brew, you'll find something savory to sip at the Summit opening session in the Exhibit Hall! Enjoy samples of Colorado craft beers and yummy locally sourced appetizers while you visit with friends and peruse more than 200 exhibitors.

6-8 p.m.

Home States Reception with Google
NCSL invites you to attend a Home States reception at the Wright Room honoring leaders from states with Google offices and infrastructure. Join us to learn more about Google’s presence in your state as well as useful tools for legislators. Space is limited. Please RSVP to Heather Morton by Monday, July 25.

8-11 p.m. CTIA – The Wireless Association Reception
Join us in the Rockies for a reception hosted by CTIA—the trade association representing the US wireless industry—at the NCSL Summit. Space is limited. Please RSVP here or email CTIAExtStateAff@ctia.org if you have any questions.
As of July 2022, CTIA or an employee of CTIA is a registered lobbying entity in the states of Alabama, Arizona, California, Connecticut, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Utah, Washington, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. Acceptance of this invitation is conditioned upon the invitee’s ability to accept meals and benefits under applicable state ethics laws and regulations.
Tuesday, Aug. 2

7 a.m.-5 p.m.
CC F Lobby

Registration

7:30-8:45 a.m.
CC 201-203

Are Money Transmission Laws Keeping Up?
With the changing landscape in electronic payments, do state laws drafted to regulate traditional money transmission need an update? Join us to share ideas and learn more about modernization efforts underway in state money transmission laws. NCSL gratefully acknowledges PayPal and Western Union for their support of this breakfast.
Moderators:

  • Heather Anderson, staff attorney, Senate Judiciary Committee, South Carolina
  • Megan Howell, manager-state government relations, PayPal

Panelists:

  • Stephen Briggs, legislative liaison, Arizona Department of Insurance and Financial Institutions
  • Adam Fleisher, special counsel, Cooley, LLP
  • Scott Talbott, senior vice president-government relations, Electronic Transactions Association

9-10:15 a.m.
CC Mile High

General Session "Lessons in Trust: The Christmas Truce of 1914"
On Christmas in 1914, thousands of allied soldiers put down their rifles and spent the evening intermingling with German enemies along the Western Front. In today's polarized political environment, what lessons can we take from the "Christmas Truce of 1914?" How can we build the kind of trust in our legislative chambers that led soldiers to lay down their weapons and come together--even for one night?

10 a.m.-4 p.m.

CC Exhibit Hall EF

Exhibit Hall

Noon-1:15 p.m.
CC Exhibit Hall EF

Exhibit Hall Lunch
Enjoy a delicious lunch with your colleagues and visit exhibitors from around the nation with unique information and a wide range of policy perspectives. NCSL gratefully acknowledges ISRI for its support of this luncheon.

Noon-1:15 p.m.
CC Mile High

Salute to Legislative Staff Lunch
Come hear inspirational words from Olympic gold medalist Missy Franklin as we honor the contributions of legislative staff to their legislatures and NCSL. Let's celebrate the important work of legislative staff!

1:30-4:30 p.m.

Wholesalers and the Alcohol Industry
Connecting manufacturers and retailers, wholesalers operate within the three-tiered state alcohol distribution system that provides safety, oversight and integrity. Come tour a wholesaler's facility to learn more about the role and responsibilities of wine and spirit distributors, and enjoy a tasting of specially selected cocktails and wine paired with light appetizers. RSVP to Heather Morton. NCSL gratefully acknowledges Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America for its support of this tour.

5-5:30 p.m.
CC 108-110

NCSL Steering Committee
The steering committee reviews the policies reported from the standing committees and determines the calendars for the NCSL Business Meeting on Wednesday at 9 a.m.

5-6:30 p.m.

WLN/WIG Reception
Join the Women's Legislative Network and Women in Government for a joint reception to network with colleagues.

5:30-7:30 p.m.

Global Celebration Reception
Join NCSL international partners for a celebration of NCSL's enduring commitment to strengthening relationships between the states and the global community. Sponsored by the Consulate General of Canada in Denver.

 

States Night

Wednesday, Aug. 3

7 a.m.-5 p.m.
CC F Lobby

Registration

7:30-8:45 a.m.
CC Four Seasons 1

Democratic Breakfast
Join your fellow Democratic legislators for a hearty breakfast and great conversation. For Legislators only.

7:30-8:45 a.m.

CC Four Seasons 2-3

Legislative Staff Breakfast: I Think Therefore I Err: Using Brain Science to Explain Irrational Behavior
Economists tell us that given the opportunity, people will behave irrationally. What would the world look like if we could cure the stupidity around us? Eric M. Bailey shares insights from his bestselling book to help alleviate frustration and bring relief. Join us for this life-changing session! For Legislative Staff only.

7:30-8:45 a.m.

CC Four Seasons 4

Republican Breakfast
Grab a cup of coffee (or two) with your GOP colleagues and breakfast at this morning eat-and-greet. For Legislators only.

9-10:15 a.m.
CC 501-504
NCSL Business Meeting
All legislators and legislative staff are encouraged to attend the annual business meeting to consider policy directives and resolutions that will guide NCSL's advocacy efforts before Congress and the administration, elect NCSL officers and executive committee, and approve the NCSL budget. All Summit attendees are welcome to observe.
10 a.m.-3 p.m.
CC Exhibit Hall EF
Exhibit Hall

10:15-10:45 a.m.
CC Learning Hub in Exhibit Hall

Training: NCSL 50-State Bill Information Service and Database Training
No matter what bill you're looking for, NCSL and partner State Net/LexisNexis have got you covered! Come learn about this powerful research tool, along with how to utilize NCSL's 50-state legislative databases.

Noon-12:15 p.m.
CC Exhibit Hall EF

Exhibit Hall Lunch
Enjoy a delicious lunch with your colleagues and visit exhibitors from around the nation with unique information and a wide range of policy perspectives.

1:30-2:45 p.m.
CC 201-203

Digital Assets 101: The Basics of Cryptocurrency
Understanding the new concepts of cryptocurrency and digital assets, like decentralized autonomous organizations (DAOs) and non-fungible tokens (NFTs), are critical for state leaders. What do lawmakers need to understand to manage these new digital assets?

Moderator:

  • Erlinda Doherty, senior legislative director, NCSL

Panelists:

  • Chris Baker, director of business development, Fidelity Digital Assets
  • Lindsey Kelleher, senior policy manager, The Blockchain Association
  • David London, head of state & local public policy, Coinbase
  • Jim Reuter, president & CEO, FirstBank
  • Dan Swislow, head of policy and government relations for the Americas, Block

3-4:30 p.m.
CC Mile High

Closing Session: Of Spaceships and Shark Tanks
Join us for a must-see doubleheader! First astronaut Matthew Dominick offers an insider's look at the Artemis Project, NASA's planned return to the moon in 2024. Then back on Earth, investor and "Shark Tank" host Kevin O'Leary entertains and illuminates with insights on growing an idea and negotiating for success. You won't want to miss this!

6:30-9 p.m.
DCPA Sculpture Park

Mile High Extravaganza
The Summit culminates Wednesday evening with a not-to-be-missed closing celebration. Enjoy food, beverages, interactive games, performers, photo experiences and a concert in the park - all while expanding your network. Make sure to book your travel accordingly so you don't experience FOMO (fear of missing out)!