Spring Forum 2013 Agenda


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Thursday, May 02, 2013

 

3:30 PM to 4:15 PM

Environment Committee Business Meeting

Location:
Hyatt Regency Denver Level 3-Centennial B
  • NCSL Environment Committee
Consider a new policy resolution concerning water infrastructure financing.


 

4:30 PM to 5:45 PM

Opening General Session: The Silver Tsunami

Location:
Hyatt Regency Denver Level 3-Centennial DE
General Session

The baby boomer retirement has been called the "graying" of America. The first baby boomer turned 65 on Jan. 1, 2011. With almost 11,000 people a day turning 65, 79 million baby boomers could exit the workforce by 2030, transforming America's economy and workforce and placing a heavy burden on Medicare, Social Security and other government programs.


  • Presiding:
  • Senator David C. Long, Indiana, Vice Chair, NCSL Standing Committees
  • Senator Deb Peters, South Dakota
  • Linda Pittsford, Texas, Staff Co-Chair, NCSL Standing Committees
  • Speaker:
  • Dr. James H. Johnson, Jr., UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School, North Carolina

 

5:45 PM to 7:00 PM

Opening Networking Reception

Location:
Hyatt Regency Denver Level 3-Centennial Foyer
Get to know your colleagues at the opening reception at the Hyatt Regency. Enjoy food and refreshments before you explore Denver!


Sponsored By: America's Natural Gas Alliance

Friday, May 03, 2013

 

7:00 AM to 8:20 AM

Breakfast: What Legislators Need to Know About New Education Assessments

Location:
Hyatt Regency Denver Level 3-Mineral A
Hear about the latest developments from Smarter Balanced and PARCC assessment consortia and ask about sample questions, cost, technology needs and implementation timeline.

  • Presiding:
  • Paul Headlee, Legislative Service Office, Idaho
  • Speaker:
  • Tony Alpert, Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium, Washington
  • Lesley Muldoon, PARCC, Washington, D.C.

Sponsored By: William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
 

8:15 AM to 10:00 AM

Prescription Drug Use in the States and Lessons from Workers' Compensation

Location:
Hyatt Regency Denver Level 3-Centennial F
  • NCSL Health & Human Services Committee
  • NCSL Human Services & Welfare Committee
  • NCSL Labor and Economic Development Committee
  • NCSL Law & Criminal Justice Committee
Explore state legislation and the rising concerns over the growing use and abuse of physician-dispensed prescription drugs. Breakfast will be served.

  • Moderator:
  • Representative Curtis Oda, Utah
  • Panelist:
  • Dr. David Barbe, American Medical Association, Missouri
  • Dr. Kathryn Mueller, University of Colorado School of Public Health
  • Dr. Richard Victor, Workers Compensation Research Institute, Massachusetts

Sponsored By: Workers Compensation Research Institute
 

8:15 AM to 11:00 AM

Educare Site Visit: A Successful Early Childhood Program

  • NCSL Health & Human Services Committee

Tour Educare Denver at Clayton Early Learning Center, a nationally recognized, public-private, community-based early learning program that brings together education officials, private funders, communities and families to create a meaningful learning experience for low-income children. Email robyn.lipkowitz@ncsl.org if you are interested in attending.


  • Moderator:
  • Charles Sallee, New Mexico Legislature

 

8:30 AM to 10:00 AM

Using Technology to Reach Your Constituents

Location:
Hyatt Regency Denver Level 3-Mineral FG
  • NCSL Legislative Effectiveness Committee
Legislatures and lawmakers are webcasting, allowing constituents to observe or participate in legislative proceedings and “talk” with their legislator. These advances bring a host of additional questions about what services to provide, who should lead the legislative effort and how to spend funds wisely.  Breakfast will be served.

  • Speaker:
  • Michael Adams, Senate of Virginia
  • Representative Jay R. Kaufman, Massachusetts
  • Senator Bruce Starr, Oregon

 

8:30 AM to 10:00 AM

Do Our National Infrastructure Systems Make The Grade?

Location:
Hyatt Regency Denver Level 3-Centennial H
  • NCSL Budgets & Revenue Committee
  • NCSL Communications, Financial Services & Interstate Commerce Committee
  • NCSL Energy, Transportation and Agriculture Committee
  • NCSL Environment Committee
Highways, transit, and water and hazardous waste systems are strained because of years of underinvestment and continued budget constraints. Learn how states have responded to these challenges and whether they’ve made the infrastructure honor roll. Breakfast will be served.

  • Moderator:
  • Senator Ross Tolleson, Jr., Georgia
  • Speaker:
  • Richard Norment, National Council of Public-Private Partnerships, Virginia
  • Brian Pallasch, American Society of Civil Engineers, Virginia
  • Michael Santorelli, New York Law School

Sponsored By: American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
 

8:30 AM to 9:15 AM

Education Committee Federal Update/Policy Discussion

Location:
Hyatt Regency Denver Level 3-Mineral A
  • NCSL Education Committee
Hear an update on federal education legislation and regulation that could impact the states. Review current policies of the NCSL Education Committee and learn how they advance NCSL's federal advocacy efforts.


 

9:30 AM to 10:45 AM

Schools Making the Grade: A Look at New State Accountability Systems

Location:
Hyatt Regency Denver Level 3-Mineral A
  • NCSL Education Committee
Many states have or are considering adopting new accountability systems to fulfill their Elementary and Secondary Education Act Flexibility Waiver agreements. Discuss new systems in your state and the pros and cons of assigning A-F school grades.


 

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Paying For State Transportation Projects: 2013 Sessions in Review

Location:
Hyatt Regency Denver Level 3-Centennial G
  • NCSL Energy, Transportation and Agriculture Committee
From raising gas taxes to repealing them, 2013 has already been an historic year for state transportation funding. Talk with other lawmakers about how states are leading the way in paying for needed transportation systems—and get into the nitty-gritty of some of this year’s legislative proposals, from the traditional to the unprecedented.

  • Speaker:
  • Representative Sue Wallis, Wyoming
  • Senator John C. Watkins, Virginia

 

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Working Together Toward Better Forestry Management

Location:
Hyatt Regency Denver Level 3-Centennial B
  • NCSL Environment Committee
Participate in a conversation about how the federal government can work with states and tribal governments to manage their land sustainably. Learn about co-management of state and federal land to improve forest health, reduce wildfires, increase timber production, and generate revenue for the state.

  • Moderator:
  • Representative John McCoy, Washington
  • Speaker:
  • Daniel Jiron, U.S. Forest Service, Colorado
  • Dr. Gary Morishima, Quinault Indian Nation, Washington

 

10:15 AM to 11:45 AM

Marijuana Regulation

Location:
Hyatt Regency Denver Level 3-Centennial F
  • NCSL Budgets & Revenue Committee
  • NCSL Health & Human Services Committee
  • NCSL Law & Criminal Justice Committee
Continuing Legal Education
Colorado and Washington voters have approved legalization, regulation and taxation of marijuana, with limits. Explore how they will implement the new laws and the potential impacts on other levels of government.

  • Moderator:
  • Michael Hely, New Mexico Legislative Council Service
  • Representative Curtis Oda, Utah
  • Speaker:
  • David Blake, Colorado Department of Law, Office of the Attorney General
  • Robert Morrison, National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors,Washington, D.C.
  • Meg Sanders, Gaia Plant-Based Medicine, Colorado

 

10:15 AM to 11:15 AM

Legislative Effectiveness Committee Business Meeting

Location:
Hyatt Regency Denver Level 3-Agate C
  • NCSL Legislative Effectiveness Committee
Committee officers and members discuss plans for the Legislative Summit and committee work projects and products.

  • Presiding:
  • Representative John W. Patton, Wyoming

 

10:15 AM to 11:45 AM

Mortgages, Loans and Dodd-Frank

Location:
Hyatt Regency Denver Level 3-Centennial A
  • NCSL Communications, Financial Services & Interstate Commerce Committee
In January, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau issued hundreds of pages of new mortgage regulations that take effect in January 2014. Learn about the new regulations, how they impact state regulation and get an update on the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.

  • Moderator:
  • Senator Travis Holdman, Indiana
  • Panelist:
  • Eleanor Blume, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Washington, D.C.
  • Terry Jones, CMB, Mortgage Bankers Association, Colorado
  • Kevin McKechnie, American Bankers Association, Washington, D.C.
  • Dory Rand, Woodstock Institute, Illinois

 

10:30 AM to 12:15 PM

Labor and Economic Development Roundtable Wrap-up and Policy Discussion

Location:
Hyatt Regency Denver Level 3-Mineral DE
  • NCSL Labor and Economic Development Committee
Discuss and form a working group to reauthorize the Veteran's Affairs Policy Resolution that expires in August  2013. Report on the important policy issues in your state and receive an update on the NCSL Foundation Partnership on Jobs and Innovation.


 

11:00 AM to 12:15 PM

Feeding People, Not Landfills: Why Reducing Food Waste Matters

Location:
Hyatt Regency Denver Level 3-Centennial H
  • NCSL Energy, Transportation and Agriculture Committee
  • NCSL Environment Committee
  • NCSL Health & Human Services Committee
  • NCSL Foundation Hunger Partnership
In 2010, the nation threw out more than 34 million tons of food while 17.2 million U.S. households went hungry. Whether diverting food waste from landfills, reducing resources used in food production, or encouraging food donation, legislators can play an active role. Discuss what states are and can be doing to tackle this emerging issue.

  • Moderator:
  • Representative Mary Jane Wallner, New Hampshire
  • Speaker:
  • Carrie Calvert, Feeding America, Washington, D.C.
  • Jake Hamlin, Cargill, Minnesota
  • Jeanne Von Zastrow, Food Marketing Institute, Utah

 

11:00 AM to 12:15 PM

Schools Making the Grade: Empowering Parents to Make Wise Choices

Location:
Hyatt Regency Denver Level 3-Mineral A
  • NCSL Education Committee
Are states providing parents with the right information to make good school choices for their children? Hear experts on whether the accountability information presented in the previous session is helpful as parents make these important decisions.

  • Moderator:
  • Kenneth Warlick, Kentucky General Assembly
  • Panelist:
  • Bill Jeager, Stand For Children - Colorado
  • Dan Jorgensen, Colorado Department of Education
  • Rebecca Kisner, Donnell-Kay Foundation, Colorado

 

11:45 AM to 12:15 PM

Law and Criminal Justice Committee Federal Update and Business Meeting

Location:
Hyatt Regency Denver Level 3-Centennial F
  • NCSL Law & Criminal Justice Committee
Discuss federal issues of interest to states and the NCSL policy process.

  • Speaker:
  • Susan Parnas Frederick, NCSL

 

11:45 AM to 12:30 PM

CFI Committee Business Meeting and Roundtable

Location:
Hyatt Regency Denver Level 3-Centennial A
  • NCSL Communications, Financial Services & Interstate Commerce Committee
Discuss committee plans for the Legislative Summit and emerging state issues.


 

12:30 PM to 2:30 PM

General Session Luncheon: The Natural Gas Bonanza

Location:
Hyatt Regency Denver Level 3-Centennial DE
General Session
The combined use of hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling has unlocked a bounty of natural gas, often in regions unaccustomed to oil and gas extraction. Explore the domestic natural gas picture and issues states are confronting as they work to ensure safe, responsible natural gas development.

  • Presiding:
  • Senator Curtis S. Bramble, Utah, Co-Chair, NCSL Standing Committees
  • Nancy Cyr, Nebraska, Staff Vice Chair, NCSL Standing Committees
  • Speaker:
  • Dan Grossman, Environmental Defense Fund, Incorporated, Colorado
  • Scott Moore, Anadarko Petroleum Company, Colorado
  • Former Colorado Governor Bill Ritter, Jr., Director of the Center for the New Energy Economy at Colorado State University
  • Tisha Conoly Schuller, Colorado Oil and Gas Association

 

2:45 PM to 4:45 PM

General Session: Federal Deficit Reduction

Location:
Hyatt Regency Denver Level 3-Centennial ABC
General Session
Hear economist Alison Felix's perspective on the impact of the federal budget crisis – the fiscal cliff, sequestration, the continuing budget resolution – on states and the nation. Then participate in a town hall meeting where you can share your approaches to dealing with cuts and uncertainty.

  • Presiding:
  • Senator Richard Devlin, Oregon, Vice Chair, NCSL Standing Committees
  • Jan Yamane, Hawaii, Staff Co-Chair
  • Speaker:
  • Michael Bird, NCSL
  • Corina Eckl, NCSL
  • Alison Felix, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City – Denver Branch, Colorado

 

5:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Steering Committee

Location:
Hyatt Regency Denver Level 3-Centennial G
Review the policy directives and resolutions reported from the standing committees and determine the calendar for the NCSL business meeting at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 4.

  • Presiding:
  • Senator Richard Devlin, Oregon, Vice Chair, NCSL Standing Committees
  • Jan K. Yamane, Hawaii, Staff Co-Chair, NCSL Standing Committees

 

5:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Women's Legislative Network Roundtable

Location:
Hyatt Regency Denver Level 3-Agate C
Women's Legislative Network
Join the Women's Legislative Network for an informal discussion of top issues in 2013 and to plan for the Legislative Summit.


 

5:00 PM to 6:00 PM

NCSL Young & New Professionals Networking Event

Location:
Hyatt Regency Denver Level 27-Peaks Lounge
Join your colleagues on the 27th floor of the Hyatt in Peaks Lounge before the closing reception.  Light appetizers provided, cash bar.