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Wednesday, December 04, 2013

 

12:30 PM to 1:00 PM

Buses Leave Hotel for Capitol Hill and Staff Briefings



 

1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Congressional Meetings on Capitol Hill

All state legislators and interested legislative staff meet with members of their congressional delegation to discuss NCSL's priority issues.


 

1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Staff Briefing: IDEA Partnership Workshop

IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) Partnership Workshop

Participate in an interactive program focused on special education issues, including implications of standards and assessments for the special education population; data collection, uses and expectations; service continuum in special education (entry and exit into services, Response to Intervention, etc.) led by the IDEA Partnership. The Partnership is a collaboration of more than 50 national organizations, technical assistance providers and organizations and agencies at the state and local level. This briefing is open to legislative staff only.



 

1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Staff Briefing: Library of Congress Tour and Briefing

Learn about the historic Thomas Jefferson Building, including its symbolic art and architecture, and the mission and work of the Library in supporting Congress. The Library of Congress is the nation's oldest federal cultural institution and serves as the research arm of Congress. This briefing is open to legislative staff and NCSL Foundation sponsors only.


 

1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Staff Briefing: A Discussion with Congressional Budget Office Staff

Learn how the CBO produces its independent, nonpartisan analysis of economic and budgetary issues to support Congress and the variety of ways it provides information to lawmakers in Washington, D.C. This briefing is open to legislative staff only.


 

1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Staff Briefing: Intelligent Transportation Systems at ITS America

Learn the latest on transportation and intelligent transportation systems. This briefing is open to legislative staff and NCSL Foundation sponsors only.


 

1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Staff Briefing: Department of Interior (DOI) Officials and DOI Museum Tour

  • NCSL Natural Resources & Infrastructure Committee
Meet with department officials and visit the museum’s art and document collections, which highlight the history of the department. This briefing is open to legislative staff only.


 

5:00 PM to 6:30 PM

Reception on Capitol Hill

The 2013 Restoring the Balance award will be presented to Senator Lamar Alexander, Senator Dick Durbin, Senator Mike Enzi and Senator Heidi Heitkamp.


Thursday, December 05, 2013

 

7:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Registration

Location:
Marriott Wardman Park Mezzanine-Registration A


 

8:00 AM to 9:30 AM

Health and Human Services Committee: Federal Update

Location:
Marriott Wardman Park Exhibition Hall C-Lincoln 6
  • NCSL Health & Human Services Committee
Attend a briefing on key legislative, regulatory and judicial actions regarding health and human services programs.

  • Presiding:
  • Representative Matt Hudson, Florida
  • Delegate Don C. Perdue, West Virginia
  • Representative Mary Jane Wallner, New Hampshire
  • Speaker:
  • Joy Wilson, NCSL

 

8:00 AM to 9:30 AM

Supporting the Next Generation of Female Leaders

Location:
Marriott Wardman Park Mezzanine-Tyler
  • NCSL Women's Legislative Network Program
Women's Legislative Network
Join the Women's Legislative Network for a roundtable discussion about the ways legislators can support women who want to learn more about politics and leadership.

  • Presiding:
  • Senator Amanda McGill, Nebraska
  • Speaker:
  • Representative Rosie M. Berger, Wyoming
  • Jean Sinzdak, Center for American Women and Politics, New Jersey
  • Debbie Walsh, Center for American Women and Politics, New Jersey

 

8:15 AM to 10:00 AM

Metals Theft in the States: Enforcement Hurdles and Solutions

Location:
Marriott Wardman Park Exhibition Hall C-Lincoln 5
  • NCSL Law & Criminal Justice Committee
  • NCSL Natural Resources & Infrastructure Committee
In recent years many states have seen the emergence of copper and metal theft, particularly affecting the electrical industry since copper wires are high-value targets. Join us for an engaging discussion on how states are currently dealing with the copper theft and thefts of other valuable scrap materials, what updates can be made to state laws regarding metal theft, how law enforcement is tackling the issue in tight budget times and conflicting priorities, and how the electrical industry is responding.

  • Moderator:
  • Representative Curtis Oda, Utah
  • Panelist:
  • Doug Alexander, KCP&L, Missouri
  • Matthew Beebe, Polk County Sheriff’s Office, Florida
  • Representative Roger Goodman, Washington
  • Bret Robinson, Alter Trading Corporation, Missouri

Sponsored By: NCSL gratefully acknowledges the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) for sponsoring this breakfast.
 

8:15 AM to 10:00 AM

The Arts in Education and Job Development Breakfast

Location:
Marriott Wardman Park Mezzanine-Thurgood Marshall East
  • NCSL Education Committee
  • NCSL Labor and Economic Development Committee
The arts play an important role in shaping the lives and development of future generations and spurring the creativity it takes for a multi-skilled workforce. Learn about the innovative role the arts play in education and job development.

  • Moderator:
  • Senator Joyce Elliott, Arkansas
  • Speaker:
  • Jay Dick, Americans for the Arts, Washington, D.C.
  • Panelist:
  • Senator Richard J. Cohen, Minnesota
  • Ron Cowell, The Education Policy and Leadership Center, Pennsylvania

Sponsored By: NCSL gratefully acknowledges Americans for the Arts for sponsoring this breakfast.
 

8:15 AM to 9:45 AM

Mobile Payments and Digital Currencies

Location:
Marriott Wardman Park Exhibition Hall C-Lincoln 4
  • NCSL Budgets & Revenue Committee
  • NCSL Communications, Financial Services & Interstate Commerce Committee
Continuing Legal Education
Mobile payments and related technologies are disrupting traditional payment methods. But the regulatory framework underpinning these novel technologies—money transmission—was largely designed in the late 19th century. Are the laws still relevant for these new technologies? How are states addressing the onset of mobile payments and digital currencies?

  • Moderator:
  • Representative Joe Atkins, Minnesota
  • Gary Schaefer, Louisiana Legislature
  • Panelist:
  • Douglas Kantor, Steptoe, Washington, D.C.
  • Jason Oxman, Electronic Transactions Association, Washington, D.C.
  • Devin Whitney, eBay Inc., California

 

8:30 AM to 10:00 AM

The Transparent Legislature: What Does it Really Mean?

Location:
Marriott Wardman Park Mezzanine-McKinley
  • NCSL Legislative Effectiveness Committee
Many legislative bodies are moving to make their proceedings and decision-making open to the public. How do you plan to create the right balance of openness and protection for the legislature and legislators?

  • Panelist:
  • Jon Heining, Texas Legislature
  • K. Scott Hubli, National Democratic Institute for International Affairs, Washington, D.C.
  • Speaker Terie T. Norelli, New Hampshire
  • John Wonderlich, Sunlight Foundation, Washington, D.C.

 

9:30 AM to 10:30 AM

Health and Human Services Committee: Child Welfare Seminar-Part I

Location:
Marriott Wardman Park Exhibition Hall C-Lincoln 6
  • NCSL Health & Human Services Committee
Hear an overview of federal child welfare programs and how they relate to other federal health and human services programs, such as Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) and Medicaid.

  • Facilitator:
  • Representative Mary Jane Wallner, New Hampshire
  • Speaker:
  • Jack Tweedie, NCSL
  • Nina Williams-Mbengue, NCSL

 

9:45 AM to 10:30 AM

State and Federal Budget Update

Location:
Marriott Wardman Park Mezzanine-Thurgood Marshall North
  • NCSL Budgets & Revenue Committee
Hear about NCSL's latest report on state budget and tax actions and the most recent federal budget activity and its effect on states. Share information about your state’s fiscal situation.

  • Speaker:
  • Jeff Hurley, NCSL
  • Arturo Perez, NCSL
  • Sheri Steisel, NCSL

 

10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

U.S. Supreme Court: The Power of Nine

Location:
Marriott Wardman Park Exhibition Hall C-Lincoln 2
  • NCSL Law & Criminal Justice Committee
Continuing Legal Education
Hear from an expert panel on the top cases expected before the Court this year, sleeper issues that may emerge, and federalism implications.

  • Moderator:
  • Assemblymember William C. Horne, Nevada
  • Panelist:
  • Lisa Soronen, State & Local Legal Center, Washington, D.C.
  • Catherine Stetson, Hogan Lovells, US LLP, Washington, D.C.

 

10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Education Committee Business Meeting/Federal Updates

Location:
Marriott Wardman Park Mezzanine-Thurgood Marshall East
  • NCSL Education Committee
Consider resolutions or directives presented in advance of the meeting. Receive updates on federal legislative or regulatory activities that impact states and discuss how to move forward on a state agenda on education issues in the current climate in D.C.

  • Moderator:
  • Rachel Hise, Maryland General Assembly
  • Kenneth Warlick, Kentucky General Assembly
  • Speaker:
  • Kristen Amundson, Executive Director, National Association of State Boards of Education

 

10:15 AM to 11:30 AM

The Future of Climate Action Regulations

Location:
Marriott Wardman Park Exhibition Hall C-Lincoln 5
  • NCSL Natural Resources & Infrastructure Committee
In September, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released proposed regulations on greenhouse gas emissions from new power plants. Regulations on the emissions from existing power plants are expected by June 2014. Join the NRI Committee as we take a look at the forthcoming EPA emissions regulations on power plants and how they will affect the states.

  • Moderator:
  • Representative Jim Gooch, Kentucky
  • Panelist:
  • Janet McCabe, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C.
  • John Novak, National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA), Virginia
  • Douglas Scott, Illinois Commerce Commission

 

10:15 AM to 11:30 AM

Housing Finance Reform Roundtable

Location:
Marriott Wardman Park Exhibition Hall C-Lincoln 4
  • NCSL Communications, Financial Services & Interstate Commerce Committee
  • NCSL Labor and Economic Development Committee
Discussions are underway to reform Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. There are proposals in Congress and the administration, but the devil is in the details. What should the reform look like?

  • Panelist:
  • Mark Calabria, Cato Institute, Washington, D.C.
  • Julia Gordon, Center For American Progress, Washington, D.C.
  • Gerald Howard, National Association of Home Builders, Washington, D.C.

 

10:15 AM to 11:30 AM

Working Effectively with Your Congressional Delegation

Location:
Marriott Wardman Park Mezzanine-McKinley
  • NCSL Legislative Effectiveness Committee
Hear practical strategies that state legislators use to maximize their relationship with their congressional delegation.

  • Panelist:
  • Jane Campbell, Staff Director to Senator Landrieu, U.S. Senate, Washiington, D.C.
  • Molly Ramsdell, NCSL
  • Senator Bruce Starr, Oregon

 

10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

NCSL Foundation Private Sector Roundtable

Location:
Marriott Wardman Park Mezzanine-Hoover
  • Foundation for State Legislatures
Join other Foundation sponsors to discuss your engagement with NCSL.


 

10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Health and Human Services Committee: Child Welfare Seminar-Part II

Location:
Marriott Wardman Park Exhibition Hall C-Lincoln 6
  • NCSL Health & Human Services Committee
Review pending and recently enacted child welfare legislation.

  • Facilitator:
  • Carol Shaw, North Carolina General Assembly
  • Speaker:
  • Ryan Martin, Human Resources Subcommittee, House Committee On Ways and Means, Washington, D.C.
  • Marilina Sanz, National Association of Counties, Washington, D.C.

 

10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Agreement on Sequestration and the Federal Budget: Can We Get There?

Location:
Marriott Wardman Park Mezzanine-Thurgood Marshall North
  • NCSL Budgets & Revenue Committee
After a contentious fall, lawmakers in Washington are trying to reconcile their budget proposals and finalize federal spending for FY 2014. One of the pressing issues is the future of mandated reductions to defense and domestic spending programs, known as sequestration. Discuss the impact Washington’s fiscal dilemma may have on states and hear an update on the latest negotiations by Congress to avoid another government shutdown.

  • Moderator:
  • Senator Ellen Roberts, Colorado
  • Speaker:
  • Bill Hoagland, Bipartisan Policy Center, Washington, D.C.