Spring Forum 2013 Agenda


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Wednesday, May 01, 2013

 

12:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Charter Management Organizations Policy Discussion

Location:
Hyatt Regency Denver Level 3-Mineral FG
Join us for lunch and a discussion on the role of state policy in replicating successful charter schools and closing low-performing ones. 

  • Panelist:
  • Vinny Badolato, Colorado League of Charter Schools
  • Betheny Gross, Center on Reinventing Public Education, Washington
  • Nina Lopez, KIPP Colorado Schools
  • Alex Medler, National Association of Charter School Authorizers, Illinois

 

12:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Registration

Location:
Hyatt Regency Denver Level 3-Mineral Foyer


 

1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Jobs in America: What States are Doing to Prepare the Workforce

Location:
Hyatt Regency Denver Level 3-Mineral DE
  • NCSL Foundation Partnership on Jobs and Innovation

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Jobs in America:  What States are Doing to Prepare the Workforce

Hear national and workforce experts share their insights and discuss what the changing nature of jobs in the global economy means for the workforce and what states can do about it.    

Speaker: 

  • Eric Seleznow, National Skills Coalition, Washington, D.C. 

2:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Facilitated Discussion

Delve further into the ideas just presented and develop some ideas to take home. 

Moderator: 

  • Bruce Feustel, NCSL

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Business Meeting

Discuss the policy briefs and make plans for the NCSL Jobs Summit, scheduled for September 25 - 27, 2013 in Austin, Texas.  



Thursday, May 02, 2013

 

7:00 AM to 5:30 PM

Registration

Location:
Hyatt Regency Denver Level 3-Mineral Foyer


 

7:30 AM to 12:00 PM

NCSL Task Force on Energy Supply

Location:
Hyatt Regency Denver Level 3-Mineral C
  • NCSL Task Force On Energy Supply
Explore the issues and opportunities that policymakers face as they shape energy policies to increase the use of national energy resources in a stable, reliable and economically viable manner while reducing foreign dependence on energy.


 

7:30 AM to 12:00 PM

NCSL Task Force on Agriculture

Location:
Hyatt Regency Denver Level 3-Mineral DE
  • NCSL Task Force On Agriculture
The task force agenda includes a conversation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and a session on GMO foods.


 

7:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Tour of Cole Middle School

Legislators and legislative staff are invited to take a tour of Cole Middle School, a STEM-focused urban school operated by the Denver School of Science and Technology.  Attendees must RSVP to josh.cunningham@ncsl.org


 

8:00 AM to 10:30 AM

Redesigning School Food

Location:
Offsite -Offsite

Note: Meet at 7:45 a.m. under the Porto Cache at the Hyatt (valet location).

Visit Revolution Foods, a company that has received national notice for its approach to providing healthy, delicious school food and snacks. See how meals are made, taste breakfast and learn how kids and underserved communities benefit from the work of this new type of business organization. Email amy.winterfeld@ncsl.org if you are a legislator interested in attending.



Sponsored By: W.K. Kellogg Foundation
 

10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Orientation for Standing Committee Officers and Steering Committee

Location:
Hyatt Regency Denver Level 3-Centennial DE
The steering committee consists of the overall standing committee officers and the legislator and staff co-chairs of the individual committees. Review plans for this Forum, policy directives and resolutions for consideration, and the rules of procedure in the committee and business meetings.

  • Presiding:
  • Senator Curtis S. Bramble, Utah, Co-Chair, NCSL Standing Committees
  • Speaker Terie Norelli, New Hampshire, NCSL President
  • Linda Pittsford, Texas, Staff Co-Chair, NCSL Standing Committees
  • Tom Wright, Alaska, NCSL Staff Vice Chair

 

10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

New Attendee Orientation

Location:
Hyatt Regency Denver Level 3-Mineral FG
First time attending the Spring Forum?  Take part in this orientation to learn more about sessions that will get you more involved with NCSL, including the business meeting and standing committees.

  • Presiding:
  • Senator Don Balfour, Georgia
  • Nancy Cyr, Nebraska, Staff Vice Chair, NCSL Standing Committees
  • Representative Jay Kaufman, Massachusetts
  • Neal Osten, NCSL
  • Nancy Rhyme, NCSL

 

11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Foundation Luncheon

Location:
Hyatt Regency Denver Level 27-Peaks Lounge
  • Foundation for State Legislatures
Platinum, Gold and Silver Foundation Sponsors, as well as Foundation Board of Directors, are invited to participate in this luncheon.


 

12:30 PM to 2:30 PM

Implications of Pending EPA Coal Ash Regulations

Location:
Hyatt Regency Denver Level 3-Centennial G
  • NCSL Energy, Transportation and Agriculture Committee
  • NCSL Environment Committee
Although EPA has yet to establish a timeline for the final coal ash regulations, join your colleagues for a discussion about the potential impact the rules will have on the environment, existing state management programs, coal-fired power plants and industries that rely heavily on the beneficial reuse of coal ash. 

  • Moderator:
  • Representative Jim Gooch, Jr., Kentucky
  • Speaker:
  • Steven Brown, Environmental Council of the States, Washington, D.C.
  • Danny Gray, Charah, Kentucky
  • Dave Lock, Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, Colorado
  • Derrith Watchman-Moore, Environmental Protection Agency, Colorado

Sponsored By: National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA)
 

1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

Can Violence Be Prevented?

Location:
Hyatt Regency Denver Level 3-Centennial F
  • NCSL Education Committee
  • NCSL Law & Criminal Justice Committee
Learn about research on the best ways to ensure our schools and communities are prepared for and safe from violence. 

  • Moderator:
  • Senator John W. Ford, Oklahoma
  • Speaker:
  • Susan Payne, Safe2tell, Colorado
  • William Woodward, University of Colorado - Boulder

 

1:00 PM to 2:15 PM

Crossroads for Legislative IT Decisions

Location:
Hyatt Regency Denver Level 3-Mineral FG
  • NCSL Legislative Effectiveness Committee
Learn everything you need to know to make informed critical information technology decisions as state legislators and staff share their best practices and lessons learned.

  • Moderator:
  • Susan Byorth Fox, Montana Legislature
  • Speaker:
  • Representative Al H. Carlson, North Dakota
  • Linda Pittsford, Texas, Staff Co-Chair, NCSL Standing Committees
  • Jamie Schaub, Wyoming Legislature

 

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Health and Human Services Federal Update

Location:
Hyatt Regency Denver Level 3-Centennial H
  • NCSL Health & Human Services Committee
  • NCSL Human Services & Welfare Committee
Hear a briefing on the latest health and human services actions on Capitol Hill.

  • Facilitator:
  • Delegate Don Perdue, West Virginia
  • Representative Mary Jane Wallner, New Hampshire
  • Speaker:
  • Joy Johnson Wilson, NCSL
  • Sheri Steisel, NCSL

 

1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

Federal and State Budget Update

Location:
Hyatt Regency Denver Level 3-Centennial C
  • NCSL Budgets & Revenue Committee
Discuss emerging state and federal fiscal issues, including unfunded mandates, tax-exempt financing, competitive grants and rainy day funds.


 

1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

The Trans Pacific Partnership's Potential Impact on Intellectual Property

Location:
Hyatt Regency Denver Level 3-Centennial A
  • NCSL Communications, Financial Services & Interstate Commerce Committee
  • NCSL Labor and Economic Development Committee
Learn about this proposed trade agreement with Asia, which has come under fire from critics who argue it will have a negative impact on the regulation of intellectual property.

  • Moderator:
  • Curtis Clothier, Alaska Legislature
  • Panelist:
  • Jake Colvin, National Foreign Trade Council, Washington, D.C.
  • Stephen Ezell, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, Washington, D.C.

 

2:00 PM to 2:30 PM

Donated Dental Services, a Public-Private Partnership

Location:
Hyatt Regency Denver Level 3-Centennial H
  • NCSL Health & Human Services Committee
  • NCSL Human Services & Welfare Committee
Learn how this national program works with states to use volunteer services from private dentists to improve the lives of low-income people with serious dental problems and save money.

  • Facilitator:
  • Representative Elizabeth B. Ritter, Connecticut
  • Speaker:
  • Larry Coffee DDS, Dental Lifeline Network, Colorado
  • Bruce Vladeck, PhD, Nexera Inc., New York

 

2:30 PM to 4:00 PM

Moving from Campaigning to Legislating

Location:
Hyatt Regency Denver Level 3-Mineral FG
  • NCSL Legislative Effectiveness Committee
Learn what you and your colleagues can do to put a contentious campaign behind and transition to an attitude of respect and consensus building to solve problems and create strong legislation. 

  • Speaker:
  • Kyle Bozentko, The Jefferson Center, Minnesota
  • Nancy Cyr, Nebraska, Staff Vice Chair, NCSL Standing Committees
  • Speaker Terie Norelli, New Hampshire, NCSL President
  • Representative P. Eric Turner, Indiana

 

2:30 PM to 4:00 PM

Revisiting Mental Health Needs and Services

Location:
Hyatt Regency Denver Level 3-Centennial H
  • NCSL Health & Human Services Committee
  • NCSL Human Services & Welfare Committee
Hear a national overview about recent activities in Colorado to improve mental health services as states re-examine their mental health policies following the recent tragic violent events in Connecticut and Colorado.

  • Moderator:
  • Representative Michael Barbieri, Delaware
  • Representative Elaine Harvey, Wyoming
  • Speaker:
  • Lisa Clements, Colorado Department of Human Services
  • Donald Mares, Mental Health America of Colorado
  • Sheriff Grayson Robinson, Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office, Colorado

 

2:45 PM to 4:15 PM

Fiscal Impacts of Immigration

Location:
Hyatt Regency Denver Level 3-Centennial F
  • NCSL Budgets & Revenue Committee
  • NCSL Health & Human Services Committee
  • NCSL Law & Criminal Justice Committee
  • NCSL Task Force On Immigration & the States
Explore how changing demographics and immigration affect states, job creation and business development that depend on foreign workers. Discuss what states are doing about immigration in light of federal inaction. 

  • Panelist:
  • Dr. James H. Johnson, Jr., UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School, North Carolina

Sponsored By: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
 

2:45 PM to 4:15 PM

The Future of Renewable Energy

Location:
Hyatt Regency Denver Level 3-Centennial G
  • NCSL Energy, Transportation and Agriculture Committee
Explore the state successes and challenges—as well as benefits and costs—as 29 states strive to meet their renewable energy goals.

  • Speaker:
  • Galen Barbose, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, California
  • Paula Connelly, Xcel Energy, Colorado
  • Robert Kenney, Missouri Public Service Commission

 

2:45 PM to 3:30 PM

Threats to our Nation's Water Quality

Location:
Hyatt Regency Denver Level 3-Centennial B
  • NCSL Environment Committee
Learn how technological advancements, emerging industries and unanticipated weather have affected the way we have looked at our water quality over the past four decades, and how they will affect water quality in the coming years.


 

2:45 PM to 4:15 PM

K-12, College, and the Workforce: Improving Connections in the Education Pipeline

Location:
Hyatt Regency Denver Level 3-Mineral A
  • NCSL Education Committee
  • NCSL Labor and Economic Development Committee
Learn how states are looking to create seamless education systems to help students be prepared for either college or a career from their first day of school. Hear about Colorado’s achievements and challenges, discuss your own, and learn how to strengthen the education pipeline in your state.

  • Moderator:
  • Senator Gary D. LeBeau, Connecticut
  • Representative Sharon Tomiko Santos, Washington
  • Speaker:
  • Geri Anderson, Colorado Community College System
  • Lieutenant Governor Joseph Garcia, Colorado

 

2:45 PM to 4:15 PM

Mobile Apps—Privacy and Policy Issues

Location:
Hyatt Regency Denver Level 3-Centennial A
  • NCSL Communications, Financial Services & Interstate Commerce Committee
Continuing Legal Education
Take a look at the importance of the booming apps industry in states, the concerns some have about the personal information they collect and the steps regulators, industry and others are taking to protect users’ privacy.

  • Moderator:
  • Senator Wayne Harper, Utah
  • Panelist:
  • Jason Haislmaier, Bryan Cave LLP, Colorado
  • Jamie Hastings, CTIA—The Wireless Association, Washington, D.C.
  • Representative Darryl Scott, Delaware