2013 Legislative Summit

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Monday, August 12, 2013

 

11:45 AM to 1:15 PM

NCSL Foundation Partnership on Jobs and Innovation Business Meeting

Location:
Georgia World Congress Center Level 2-B204
  • NCSL Foundation Partnership on Jobs and Innovation
Attend a short business meeting over lunch.


 

3:00 PM to 4:15 PM

Creating Financial Pathways for Military Veterans

Location:
Georgia World Congress Center Level 3-B314
  • NCSL Communications, Financial Services & Interstate Commerce Committee
  • NCSL Labor and Economic Development Committee
  • NCSL Task Force On Military & Veterans Affairs
Military families often move frequently between deployments and relocations. Learn about innovative approaches to help returning men and women in uniform transition to life at home through financing education and housing among other items.

  • Speaker:
  • Todd Hill, The Financial Services Roundtable, Washington, D.C.
  • Holly Petraeus, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Washington, D.C.

 

4:30 PM to 5:00 PM

Labor and Economic Development Committee Business Meeting

Location:
Georgia World Congress Center Level 3-B308
  • NCSL Labor and Economic Development Committee
Discuss and vote on the Veterans Affairs, Federal Impact Aid and Funding Cuts Resolution.


Tuesday, August 13, 2013

 

1:30 PM to 2:45 PM

Employee Misclassification

Location:
Georgia World Congress Center Level 3-B308
  • NCSL Labor and Economic Development Committee
Employee misclassification has been an ongoing issue for workers, businesses and state governments alike. Many states have established commissions or task forces on employee misclassification. This session will highlight what the state of Utah has done to distinguish how an employer can categorize their workforce.

  • Panelist:
  • Cory Atkinson, Universal Contracting, Utah
  • Senator Curtis S. Bramble, Utah
  • Senator Karen Mayne, Utah
  • Ray Pickup, Workers Compensation Fund, Utah
  • Daniel Watkins, Peck Hadfield Baxter & Moore, LLC, Utah

 

4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

State Capital Programs for Job Creation

Location:
Georgia World Congress Center Level 3-B315
  • NCSL Budgets & Revenue Committee
  • NCSL Labor and Economic Development Committee
Well-designed state venture capital programs have the potential to stimulate economic development, encourage emerging industries and create high-paying jobs. Learn a simple process for assessing the merits of these programs, often financed with state tax credits, to maximize job creation and comprehensive economic development.

  • Speaker:
  • Dan Schmisseur, Cromwell Schmisseur, LLC, Tennessee

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

 

9:45 AM to 10:45 AM

Plugging the Skills Gap

Location:
Georgia World Congress Center Level 3-B314
  • NCSL Education Committee
  • NCSL Labor and Economic Development Committee
Businesses and corporations have jobs they can't fill. Millions of Americans are looking for full-time employment. What gives? The skills gap. Through innovative partnerships among community colleges, the business community, K-12 systems and universities, states are trying to meet the workforce demands and encourage students to enter these high-need fields.

  • Presiding:
  • Senator Joyce Elliott, Arkansas
  • Speaker:
  • Fred Dedrick, National Fund for Workforce Solutions, Massachusetts
  • Eloy Ortiz Oakley, Long Beach City College, California

 

9:45 AM to 10:45 AM

Veterans and Civilian Employment: State Legislative Approaches

Location:
Georgia World Congress Center Level 2-B203
Continuing Legal Education
Live Streaming
Some 1 million military personnel are returning to civilian life as the war in Afghanistan winds down. Hear how states are helping veterans get jobs by changing laws and policies to accept military experience toward requirements for professional licenses or credentials. Also learn about legislation to help military spouses retain their careers during frequent moves that cross state lines.

  • Moderator:
  • Representative Thomas J. Sloan, Kansas
  • Speaker:
  • Frank DiGiovanni, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Readiness), Washington, D.C.
  • Senator Ed Harbison, Georgia
  • Representative Sally Jameson, Maryland
  • Representative Tanya Pullin, Kentucky
  • Representative Dan Saddler, Alaska

 

9:45 AM to 10:45 AM

Attracting and Retaining a Qualified Workforce

Location:
Georgia World Congress Center Level 4-B401/402
Interactive
In recent years, many states have reformed traditional defined benefit pension plans and some have made fundamental plan design changes for public employees. At this session, learn how these reforms affect employee recruitment, mobility and retention. Hear about increasing the overall quality of the public workforce given the economic challenges facing states and localities.

  • Speaker:
  • Richard Johnson, The Urban Institute, Washington, D.C.
  • Diane Oakley, NIRS, Washington, D.C.

Sponsored By: The Pension Track is made possible with the generous support of The Pew Charitable Trusts.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

 

8:30 AM to 9:45 AM

Legal Implications of Social Media

Location:
Georgia World Congress Center Level 2-B203
Continuing Legal Education
Live Streaming
Social media has blurred the lines between professional and personal lives, and is creating new legal questions inside and outside of the workplace. Hear about emerging issues raised by social media, including information about social media policies and state laws protecting the privacy of employee passwords. You'll come away with best practices and guidelines for using social media.

  • Moderator:
  • Representative Brian Patrick Kennedy, Rhode Island
  • Panelist:
  • Ryan Garcia, University of Texas School of Law, and Social Media Attorney, Dell, Texas
  • Murray Weed, Carl Vinson Institute of Government, Georgia