ATLANTA —The span of issues facing the nation’s state lawmakers will take center stage all week during NCSL’s annual Legislative Summit, which begins Monday at the Georgia World Congress Center.
Before the Summit’s official opening, a pre-conference Health Summit beginning Sunday will focus on the thorny issues around navigating the Affordable Care Act. Kathleen Sebelius, secretary of the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, will address the Summit at 11:15 a.m. Monday.
Retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor opens the Summit’s first General Session, “Our Constitutional Legacy,” at 1:30 p.m. Justice O’Connor, the first woman to serve on the court, spent 25 years on the bench, much of it as the swing vote, before retiring in 2005.
The Summit, which runs through Aug. 15 and is expected to draw about 5,000 attendees, will also include an energy policy pre-conference, general sessions on America’s retirement crisis, economic recovery and politics (featuring CNN senior political analyst and former presidential advisor David Gergen) as well as sessions devoted to helping military veterans find jobs, transportation issues, campaign finance disclosure, a listening session with the Presidential Commission on Election Administration, a review of the impacts on states of recent Supreme Court decisions, immigration, online gambling, social media and drones.
Although online registration is closed, attendees may register in person at the World Congress Center.