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 Page 3 of 4, items 51 to 75 of 86.

Thursday, December 05, 2013

 

11:45 AM to 1:15 PM

Plenary Luncheon: The Program for International Student Assessment -- Can an International Assessment Help Us Improve U.S. Schools?

Location:
Marriott Wardman Park Mezzanine-Thurgood Marshall SW
The Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) looks at 15-year-old students' achievement in reading, math and science literacy in industrialized countries. It is a much anticipated measure of how U.S. students compare to their counterparts elsewhere. Hear from Andreas Schleicher of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) on the just-released results of the latest PISA test. A discussion by a distinguished panel on implications for the teaching profession, education reforms in the states, and the future of the U.S. workforce follows. Learn what the PISA assessment can tell state policymakers about the impact of education policy changes.

  • Speaker:
  • Carlos Contreras, Intel Corporation, Oregon
  • Andreas Schleicher, Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development, Washington, D.C.
  • Marc Tucker, National Center On Education and the Economy, Washington, D.C.
  • Randi Weingarten, American Federation of Teachers, Washington, D.C.

Sponsored By: NCSL gratefully acknowledges American Federation of Teachers (AFT) for sponsoring this plenary luncheon session.
 

1:15 PM to 3:00 PM

NRI Committee Business Meeting

Location:
Marriott Wardman Park Exhibition Hall C-Lincoln 3
  • NCSL Natural Resources & Infrastructure Committee
Committee members debate and vote on policies.


 

1:30 PM to 2:45 PM

Rethinking Drug Control and Policy

Location:
Marriott Wardman Park Exhibition Hall C-Lincoln 6
  • NCSL Budgets & Revenue Committee
  • NCSL Health & Human Services Committee
  • NCSL Labor and Economic Development Committee
  • NCSL Law & Criminal Justice Committee
Drug control remains an important national priority, as states and the federal government work to improve criminal justice, health and prevention strategies. Please join Deputy Director Michael Botticelli from the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), along with a panel of national experts to discuss limits on, diversion and abuse of opioids; state "smart on crime" initiatives; ways for states to lower costs and improve health outcomes; and intergovernmental strategies for states to partner with ONDCP.

  • Facilitator:
  • Representative Matt Hudson, Florida
  • Speaker:
  • Michael Botticelli, Deputy Director, White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, Washington, D.C.
  • Panelist:
  • Deb Beck, Vice Chair, National Alliance For Model State Drug Laws, Pennsylvania
  • Representative Eric Watson, Tennessee

 

1:30 PM to 2:00 PM

CFI Committee Business Meeting

Location:
Marriott Wardman Park Exhibition Hall C-Lincoln 4
  • NCSL Communications, Financial Services & Interstate Commerce Committee
Vote on any submitted policies and discuss developing issues in the states.

  • Presiding:
  • Senator Wayne A. Harper, Utah
  • Representative Chris Perone, Connecticut
  • Gary Schaefer, Louisiana Legislature

 

1:30 PM to 2:45 PM

Outstanding Legislative Staff: Hiring and Training for Excellence

Location:
Marriott Wardman Park Mezzanine-McKinley
  • NCSL Legislative Effectiveness Committee
Great legislative staffs don't just happen by chance. Experts provide their advice on how to hire and develop new staffers to fit the needs of legislators and the institution.

  • Panelist:
  • Lore Christopher, Oregon Legislative Assembly
  • Lucy Ciccone, Florida Legislature
  • Karl Kurtz, NCSL

 

1:30 PM to 3:15 PM

Connecting College Affordability and Earning Potential

Location:
Marriott Wardman Park Mezzanine-Thurgood Marshall East
  • NCSL Education Committee
Within the next five years, roughly 60 percent of all adults will need a postsecondary credential to meet projected workforce demand. Yet the price of education is rising faster than inflation. Join this interactive discussion on innovative solutions to connect workforce needs and potential earning capacity with college investment.

  • Panelist:
  • Carlos Contreras, Intel Corporation, Oregon
  • Daniel Hurley, American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington, D.C.
  • Spiros Protopsaltis, U.S. Department of Education, Washington, D.C.
  • Richard Rhoda, Tennessee Higher Education Commission

 

2:15 PM to 3:15 PM

States Up the Ante on Online Gaming

Location:
Marriott Wardman Park Exhibition Hall C-Lincoln 4
  • NCSL Budgets & Revenue Committee
  • NCSL Communications, Financial Services & Interstate Commerce Committee
In April, Nevada officially began offering poker players within the state an opportunity to gamble legally online. With New Jersey and Delaware soon to follow suit, states will begin evaluating the early successes and problems presented when initially offering online gambling to citizens. Examine the issues Delaware, Nevada and New Jersey have faced setting up online gambling, potential state legislation in 2014 and pending federal action.

  • Moderator:
  • Delegate Michael L. Vaughn, Maryland
  • Panelist:
  • Jonathan Griffin, NCSL
  • Jennifer Webb, National Council of Legislators From Gaming States, Washington, D.C.

 

2:45 PM to 3:45 PM

Rethinking Drug Policy

Location:
Marriott Wardman Park Exhibition Hall C-Lincoln 6
  • NCSL Health & Human Services Committee
Review how the reemergence of heroin as a drug of choice and the continuing abuse of methamphetamine and opioids impact state and federal education, drug treatment and criminal justice policy.

  • Facilitator:
  • Representative Lois W. Kolkhorst, Texas
  • Speaker:
  • Deb Beck, Vice Chair, National Alliance for Model State Drug Laws, Pennsylvania
  • R. Goldsmith, American Society For Addiction Medicine, Maryland
  • Douglas Throckmorton, Food and Drug Administration, Maryland

 

3:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Law and Criminal Justice Committee Updates and Business Meeting

Location:
Marriott Wardman Park Exhibition Hall C-Lincoln 2
  • NCSL Law & Criminal Justice Committee
Discuss current issues before Congress, hear an update from the Department of Homeland Security and discuss important state issues.

  • Moderator:
  • Assemblymember William C. Horne, Nevada
  • Speaker:
  • Alan Cohn, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Washington, D.C.
  • Panelist:
  • Joy Johnson Wilson, NCSL
  • Susan Parnas Frederick, NCSL

 

3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

The Buzz on Electronic Waste

Location:
Marriott Wardman Park Exhibition Hall C-Lincoln 3
  • NCSL Natural Resources & Infrastructure Committee
According to various studies, Americans now own approximately 24 electronic products per household. Products that will not last forever. About half the states currently have laws on disposing of and recycling electronics and many other states are considering such laws. Join us as we hear about the latest industry and state efforts on electronic waste.

  • Moderator:
  • Representative John McCoy, Washington
  • Panelist:
  • Barnes Johnson, Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C.
  • Jeff Kuypers, Hewlett-Packard, California
  • Jason Linnell, National Center For Electronics Recycling, West Virginia

 

3:00 PM to 5:00 PM

MAP-21 Reauthorization: A Primer

Location:
Marriott Wardman Park Exhibition Hall C-Lincoln 5
  • NCSL Budgets & Revenue Committee
  • NCSL Labor and Economic Development Committee
  • NCSL Natural Resources & Infrastructure Committee
Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21), the legislation that funds surface transportation infrastructure, is set to expire in 2014. As lawmakers begin to reauthorize MAP-21, what can be done to help local and state government fund and implement necessary transportation projects? Hear from a number of experts on how MAP-21 is working within the states and what can be improved for the next iteration of the funding bill.

  • Panelist:
  • Jonathan Adkins, Governors Highway Safety Association, Washington, D.C.
  • Art Guzzetti, American Public Transportation Association (APTA), Washington, D.C.
  • Janet Oakley, American Association of State Transportation Officials, Washington, D.C.

 

3:00 PM to 4:30 PM

Legislative Effectiveness Committee Business Meeting

Location:
Marriott Wardman Park Mezzanine-McKinley
  • NCSL Legislative Effectiveness Committee
Committee officers and members discuss plans for meetings and activities for the coming year. Special discussion topic: The Partisan Divide. Can the committee effectively address hyper-partisanship and its impact on legislative effectiveness? How?

  • Respondent:
  • Karl Kurtz, NCSL

 

3:30 PM to 4:45 PM

Financial Exploitation of the Elderly

Location:
Marriott Wardman Park Exhibition Hall C-Lincoln 4
  • NCSL Communications, Financial Services & Interstate Commerce Committee
  • NCSL Law & Criminal Justice Committee
Seniors and their money are frequent targets of those who perpetrate financial frauds and scams, making it a growing concern in states. Learn about state legislation and federal policies designed to prevent the crime and protect the elderly and vulnerable adults.

  • Panelist:
  • Senator Terry Clark Burton, Mississippi
  • Robert Chapman, U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, Washington, D.C.
  • Nora Dowd Eisenhower, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Washington, D.C.
  • Senator Mac Schneider, North Dakota
  • Ryan Wilson, AARP, Washington, D.C.

 

3:30 PM to 4:45 PM

The Impact of Federal Budget Sequestration on State Education Budgets

Location:
Marriott Wardman Park Mezzanine-Thurgood Marshall East
  • NCSL Budgets & Revenue Committee
  • NCSL Education Committee
Examine how reductions in federal funding required under the Budget Control Act have impacted and will continue to impact state education budgets.

  • Moderator:
  • Representative Sharon Tomiko Santos, Washington
  • Speaker:
  • Jason Delisle, Federal Education Budget Project, New America Foundation, Washington, D.C.
  • Panelist:
  • Jocelyn Bissonnette, National Association of Federally Impacted Schools, Washington, D.C.
  • Senator Richard Madaleno, Maryland
  • Julie Pelegrin, Colorado General Assembly

 

3:45 PM to 4:45 PM

Tracking, Tracing and Compounding: An Update on Federal Pharmaceutical Policy Legislation

Location:
Marriott Wardman Park Exhibition Hall C-Lincoln 6
  • NCSL Health & Human Services Committee
Review pending legislation to provide federal oversight of prescription drug compounding and to establish a federal uniform program to track prescription drugs through the supply chain.

  • Facilitator:
  • Delegate Don C. Perdue, West Virginia
  • Panelist:
  • Jane Axelrad, Food and Drug Administration, Maryland
  • Ilisa Bernstein, Food and Drug Administration, Maryland
  • Elizabeth Scott Russell, National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP), Illinois

 

4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

State-Tribal Relations: Managing our Natural Resources

Location:
Marriott Wardman Park Exhibition Hall C-Lincoln 3
  • NCSL Natural Resources & Infrastructure Committee
A mix of private, federal, state and tribal lands can present challenges and opportunities for natural resources management and decision making. Learn how state governments can play a role, better understand tribal cultures, and work with their neighbors on forestry, watershed and energy management and development for a shared environmental, economic and community benefit.

  • Moderator:
  • Representative Seneca Scott, Oklahoma
  • Panelist:
  • Arthur "Butch" Blazer, U.S Department of Agriculture, Washington, D.C.
  • Colby Duren, National Congress of American Indians, Washington, D.C.
  • Linda Stumpff, The Evergreen State College, Washington
  • Pilar Thomas, U.S. Dept. of Energy, Washington, D.C.

 

5:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Steering Committee of the Standing Committees

Location:
Marriott Wardman Park Mezzanine-Thurgood Marshall North
Review the policies reported from the standing committees at the Fall Forum and determine the calendar for the business meeting on Friday, December 6, at 1:00 p.m.


 

5:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Young and New Professionals Networking Reception

Young and New Professionals
Join your fellow colleagues who are young and new professionals in the legislatures to network at Harry's Pub inside the hotel and continue your conversations with new-found friends at the Forum reception.  Light appetizers will be provided.


 

6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Reception

Location:
Marriott Wardman Park Mezzanine-Thurgood Marshall Foyer


Friday, December 06, 2013

 

7:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Registration

Location:
Marriott Wardman Park Mezzanine-Registration A


 

7:45 AM to 9:15 AM

Natural Gas Breakfast

Location:
Marriott Wardman Park Exhibition Hall C-Lincoln 5
  • NCSL Natural Resources & Infrastructure Committee
Explore the new environmental studies on natural gas emissions and safety.

  • Moderator:
  • Representative Linda Harper-Brown, Texas
  • Panelist:
  • Erica Bowman, America's Natural Gas Alliance, Washington, D.C.
  • Drew Nelson, Environmental Defense Fund, New York

Sponsored By: NCSL gratefully acknowledges American Gas Association and America's Natural Gas Alliance for sponsoring this breakfast.
 

8:00 AM to 10:00 AM

Taxing the Cloud and Discussion on State & Federal Tax Reform

Location:
Marriott Wardman Park Exhibition Hall C-Lincoln 4
  • NCSL Budgets & Revenue Committee
  • NCSL Communications, Financial Services & Interstate Commerce Committee
  • NCSL Labor and Economic Development Committee
  • NCSL Task Force On State & Local Taxation

Join us for a two part breakfast session on Digital Taxation and Tax Reform.

The development of cloud computing and digital products has put state governments in a fog to define what a digital product or service is, determine whether or not it is taxable, and if so, who has the authority to tax it. Clarify the hazy definition of "cloud" and explore how other states have taxed digital services and products.

Moderator: 

  • Senator Wayne A. Harper, Utah

Panelists: 

  • Larry Crenshaw, AT&T, Texas
  • Stephen Kranz, McDermott, Will & Emery, Washington, D.C.
  • Scott Mackey, KSE Partners, LLP, Vermont

Many states have recently reformed their tax systems, and now the federal government may follow suit. What does this mean for states? Find out what the implications may be and discuss recent state tax reform efforts.

Moderator: 

  • Senator Wayne A. Harper, Utah

Panelists: 

  • David Brunori, Tax Analysts, Virginia
  • Joe Crosby, Multistate Associates Incorporated, Virginia


 

8:00 AM to 10:00 AM

Breakfast Session: Building Better School Accountability Systems

Location:
Marriott Wardman Park Mezzanine-Thurgood Marshall East
  • NCSL Education Committee
Participate in a lively discussion about new approaches to school accountability, including assigning grades, and whether new systems will be more successful in identifying high-performing and struggling schools and prescribing a clear path for all schools.

  • Presiding:
  • Senator Luther S. Olsen, Wisconsin
  • Speaker:
  • Jennifer Davis Poon, Council of Chief State School Officers, Washington, D.C.

 

9:00 AM to 11:15 AM

Unmanned Aircraft Systems: Issues and Opportunities

Location:
Marriott Wardman Park Exhibition Hall C-Lincoln 2
  • NCSL Law & Criminal Justice Committee
  • NCSL Natural Resources & Infrastructure Committee
Continuing Legal Education
States are considering and enacting legislation on unmanned aircraft systems, or "drones." Hear about the expectations of FAA state test sites getting under way, and how law enforcement and industry applications appropriately address search, seizure and privacy issues.

  • Moderator:
  • Assemblymember William C. Horne, Nevada
  • Panelist:
  • Delegate John L. Bohanan, Maryland
  • Mario Mairena, Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI), Virginia
  • Michael O'Shea, U.S. Department of Justice/Office of Justice Programs, Washington, D.C.
  • Carlos Siso, Federal Aviation Administration, Washington, D.C.
  • Katherine Stern, The Constitution Project, Washington, D.C.
  • James H. Williams, Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration Office, Aviation Safety Organization, Federal Aviation Administration, Washington, D.C.
  • Richard Williams, NCSL
  • Senator Chuck Winder, Idaho

 

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM

Teen Pregnancy

Location:
Marriott Wardman Park Exhibition Hall C-Lincoln 6
  • NCSL Health & Human Services Committee
Get the most up-to-date data on teen pregnancy and hear from national experts on health, social and economic implications for states. Learn about successful state strategies to reduce and prevent teen pregnancy.

  • Facilitator:
  • Marsheilah Lyons, Nevada Legislature
  • Speaker:
  • Sarah Brown, National Campaign To Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, Washington, D.C.
  • Respondent:
  • Senator Sally B. Doty, Mississippi
  • Ron Haskins, The Brookings Institution, Washington, D.C.
  • Andrea Kane, National Campaign To Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, Washington, D.C.
  • Delegate Don C. Perdue, West Virginia