2018 Summer Conference

July 13-16, 2018
Loews Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA

2018 Summer Conference Committees (As of 7/14/2017)

Program Committee

Chair        _________________

Member   _________________

Member   _________________

 

Archives Committee (Chair TBD)

Member   John Martinez

Member   _________________

Member   _________________

 

Nominations Committee (Chair TBD)

Member   Jane Chaffin

Member   Yvette Smallwood

Member   Julie Yamaka

 

Awards Committee

Chair        Anne Bloomsburg

Member   Deanna Maiolo

Member   _________________

 

Web site Committee

Chair        Scott Cancelosi

Member   Mike Broschinsky

Member   Kerry Radcliff

2017 Conference Agenda – Archive

2017 Conference Session Agenda

Thursday, July 6


TRAVEL DAY

Those arriving on July 6 meet in the lobby at 6:30 p.m. for ACR group dinner!

Friday, July 7 

11 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. ~ Conference Registration ~ Grand Ballroom Foyer

  • 1:00 – 1:45 p.m. ~ ACR Officers and Executive Committee Meeting ~ the House Room
  • 2:00 – 2:15 p.m. ~ ACR Welcoming Statement by Emily Caudill, ACR President ~ Introduction of Officers and Executive Committee ~ the House Room

2:15 – 2:30 p.m. ~ Afternoon Break ~ Grand Ballroom Foyer

  • 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. ~ 2017 Edition of Who’s Who and What’s New ~ the House Room 

EVENING EVENT ~ Welcome Reception ~ 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. ~ Eiteljorg Museum, 500 W. 
Washington/Shuttle service begins at 5:30 p.m./.4 mile walk


Saturday, July 8

8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. ~ Conference Registration ~ Grand Ballroom Foyer

8:00 – 9:00 a.m. ~ NASS/ACR Breakfast ~ Grand 1, 2, & 3

  • 9:00 – 9:45 a.m. ~ Who’s Who and What’s New (continued) ~ the House Room

9:45 – 10:00 a.m. ~ Morning Break ~ Grand Ballroom Foyer

12:15 – 1:15 p.m. ~ NASS/ACR Lunch ~ Featuring Mr. Donald Davidson, Indianapolis Motor Speedway Historian ~ Grand 1, 2, & 3

3:15 – 3:30 p.m. ~ Afternoon Break ~ Grand Ballroom Foyer

5:30 – 6:30 p.m. ~ ACR Exclusive Networking Event, sponsored by Thomson Reuters.

7:00 – 9:00 p.m. ~ EVENING EVENT  Indianapolis Motor Speedway/ Buses departing at 6:30 p.m./Meet in the lobby

Sunday, July 9 

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. ~ Conference Registration ~ 2 Floor Lobby

8:00 – 9:00 a.m. ~ NASS/ACR Breakfast ~ Grand 1, 2, & 3

  • 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. ~ Roundtable on Rulemaking Moratoriums
    ~ facilitated by Aaron 
Mitchell ~ the House Room

10:30 – 10:45 a.m. ~ Morning Break ~ 2nd Floor Lobby

  • 10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. ~ Colborn Award Presentation and Demonstration ~ presented by Abigail Hammond, Awards Committee Chair ~ the House Room

12:15 – 1:45 p.m. ~ NASS/ACR Lunch ~ IDEAS Award Presentation with Remarks by Peter Dunn a.k.a. Pete the Planner ~ Grand 1, 2, & 3

2:45 – 3:00 p.m. ~ Afternoon Break ~ 2nd Floor Lobby

EVENING EVENT ~ 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. ~ Jeans and Jerseys ~ Lucas Oil Stadium/Meet in the lobby/Shuttle service begins at 5:45 p.m. Conference badge required.

Monday, July 10

8:30 – 9:00 a.m. ~ NASS/ACR Breakfast ~ Grand 1, 2, & 3

  • 9:00 – 10:15 a.m.
  • 10:15 – 10:45 a.m. ~ Roundtable discussion ~ the House Room
    • Where Do We Go From Here?
    • Sign up for next year’s committees, etc. 
  • 10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. ~ Closing Comments ~ Emily Caudill, ACR President ~ the House Room

12:15 – 12:45 p.m. ~ NASS Business meeting and swearing-in of the 2017-2018 NASS Executive Board will take place at the Capitol ~ Boxed lunches available

2017 Summer Conference Program Committee:
Kerry Radcliff (WA),
Julie Yamaka (OR), and
Aaron Mitchell (NH)

ACR 2017 speaker biographies (pdf)

2017 Summer Conference

NASS/ACR 2017 Summer Conference
July 7-10, 2017
Indianapolis, IN

Presentations and Business Meeting Information is posted on the Agenda page.

Mobile Friendly Agenda

Hotel Information: Book under the NASS rate. Westin Indianapolis

Registration CLOSED Register here.

Family Friendly: Remember to register your family members if attending. Family activities are exclusively available to registered ACR conference attendees.  No exceptions permitted. Sign-up is available during online registration. The rate for a guest/spouse registration is $350. The rate for a child (ages 4-18) is $150. Children under 4 are free, but must be registered. View the family activities planned here.

Team ACR will be in high gear this summer.

 

2017 Winter Meeting

Message from the President – January 11, 2017

ATTENTION ACR MEMBERS:

Due to low attendance (we only have three people who have signed up), we are cancelling the ACR section of the Winter Conference. I have heard from a lot of states that they either received new Secretaries of State this last election cycle or have travel restrictions due to legislative sessions.

***** PLEASE NOTE: If you reserved a room at the JW Marriott, please let me know BEFORE you cancel. NASS has a waiting list and is looking to transfer rooms.

I am looking forward to seeing everyone in Indianapolis for the Summer Conference, July 7 – 10!   We still have two openings on the Website/Social Media Committee, one on the Program Committee, and one on the Archives Committee. Let me know if you are interested!

Hope to hear from you soon,

Emily

Message from the President – December 7, 2016

Hello everyone!

If you plan on attending the winter conference, please call or email me. So far we only have two people who have said they could attend.

Registration is now open for the NASS 2017 Winter Conference from February 15-18, 2017 at the JW Marriott in Washington, DC.

Click here to register online. (https://www.regonline.com/registration/checkin.aspx?EventId=1903991&MethodId=0&EventSessionId=&startnewreg=1)

Book your hotel here. (https://aws.passkey.com/event/16343155/owner/559/home)

Click here for winter conference details, including NASS meeting agenda, hotel information, exhibitor info and more.

Registration & Hotel: Deadline for the NASS Early Conference rate is January 24, 2017.

Emily

2017 NASS/ACR Winter Conference
February 15-18, 2017
Washington, DC

Conference Registration
Not open yet

Book the Conference Hotel
Conference hotel rate not determined
Conference Hotel will be the JW Marriott

Meeting Agenda
To be posted

Speaker Biographies
To come

2016 Conference Agenda

Amended 6/8/2016
Amended 7/28/2016

2016 Conference Meeting Agenda in pdf

Wednesday, July 13

Travel Day
airplane
Dinner
Dinner
6:30 p.m.
acr ~ Those arriving on July 13 meet in the lobby at 6:30 p.m. for ACR group dinner!


Thursday, July 14

Conference Registration
44151a44ea3e55c7a6812edd4822585b Noon – 5:00 p.m. ~ 2nd Floor Lobby
Breakfast
Breakfast ~ On your own
Lunch
Dinner ~ On your own

SESSIONS START PROMPTLY AT 1:00 p.m.

acr1:00 – 1:45 p.m. ~ ACR Officers and Executive Committee Meeting ~ Room 203


acr2:00 – 2:15 p.m. 
~ ACR Welcoming Statement by Kerry Radcliff, ACR President ~ Introduction of Officers and Executive Committee ~ Room 203

Break
break
2:15 – 2:30 p.m. ~ 2nd Floor Lobby

acr2:30 – 4:30 p.m. ~ 2016 Edition of Who’s Who and What’s New ~ Room 203

EVENING EVENT
Welcome Reception

6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Tennessee State Capitol, 600 Charlotte Avenue (between 6th and 7th Avenues). Meet in the lobby of the Renaissance – .4 mile walk) 

42dc29980821682e138569e007a61e4cConference badge required

Friday, July 15

Conference Registration
44151a44ea3e55c7a6812edd4822585b Noon – 5:00 p.m. ~ 2nd Floor Lobby
Breakfast
Breakfast 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. ~ Room 205

SESSIONS BEGIN PROMPTLY AT 9:00 a.m.
acr
9:00 – 9:45 a.m. 
~ Who’s Who and What’s New (continued) or a roundtable discussion of the use of plain-language in rule drafting ~ Room 203

BREAK
break
9:45 – 10:00 a.m. ~ 2nd Floor Lobby

acr10:00 – 11:00 a.m. ~ First ACR Business Meeting ~ Room 203

2016 Summer 1st Business Meeting Agenda

MINUTES


acr11: 00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 
~ Regional representatives roundtable discussion ~ Room 203

LUNCH
Dinner
12:15 – 1:15 p.m. ~ NASS/ACR Lunch featuring The Honorable Bob Corker, U.S. Senator, R-TN ~ Room 205

acr1:30 – 2:30 p.m. ~ Regional representatives roundtable discussion ~ Room 203

acr2:30 – 3:45 p.m. 
~ History of ACR ~ presented by Ken Hansen, Utah and Dan Procter, Texas ~ Room 203

BREAK
break
3:45 – 4:00 p.m. ~ 2nd Floor Lobby

acr4:00 – 4:30 p.m. ~ History of ACR (continued) ~ presented by Ken Hansen, Utah and Dan Procter, Texas ~ Room 203

EVENING EVENTS
DINNER
Dinner  ~ Dinner provided by our friends at Thomson Reuters. The Flying Saucer. RSVP RSVP Denise at denise.kipfstuhl@thomsonreuters.com.
RECEPTION 
7:30 – 9:00 p.m. ~ At the Ryman Auditorium, 116 5th Ave. North, Nashville
ff163d2a2635e41c4500690401523d43Desserts and drinks will be served
42dc29980821682e138569e007a61e4cConference badge required

Saturday, July 16

Conference Registration
44151a44ea3e55c7a6812edd4822585b Noon – 5:00 p.m. ~ 2nd Floor Lobby
Breakfast
Breakfast 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. ~ Room 205

acr

9:00 – 10:15 a.m. ~ Tennessee’s electronic filing of rules ~ presented by Cody York, TN ~ Room 203

BREAK
break
10:15 – 10:30 a.m. ~ 2nd Floor Lobby

acr10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. ~ Colborn Award Presentation and Demonstration, presented by Deanna Maiolo and Yvette Smallwood, Awards Committee Co-Chairs ~ Room 203

LUNCH
Dinner
12:15 – 1:45 p.m.  ~ NASS/ACR Lunch, featuring NASS IDEAS Awards Presentation with remarks by Jack Soden, President and CEO of Elvis Presley Enterprises ~ Room 205

acr2:00 – 2:45 p.m.
~ 2nd ACR Business Meeting –  Room 203

2016 Summer 2nd Business Meeting Agenda

MINUTES

BREAK
break
2:45 – 3:00 p.m. ~ 2nd Floor Lobby

acr3:00 – 4:15 p.m.
~ What happens to all those listserv questions, presented by Amanda Reeder, NC ~ Room 203

EVENING EVENT
DINNER
Dinner
6:00 – 9:30 p.m.  ~ BBQ & Music at the Home of Old Hickory – The Hermitage
42dc29980821682e138569e007a61e4c Conference badge required
0c0a3e9bfd24e6ceb92d82441df55770 Please consider your shoe choice – You will have the opportunity to tour the grounds

Sunday, July 17

BREAKFASTBreakfast

 

 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. ~ NASS/ACR Breakfast ~ Room 205

acr9:00 – 10:30 a.m. ~ Rulemaking Guam style, presented by Geraldine A. Cepeda, Guam) ~ Room 203

BREAKbreak 10:30 – 10:45 a.m. ~ 2nd Floor Lobby 

acr10:45 – 11:45 a.m. ~ IT innovations for rulemaking, presented by Bruce Hoesly, WI ~ Room 203


acr11:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 
~ Closing Comments – Kerry Radcliff, ACR President ~ Room 203

LUNCH
Dinner
12:15 – 1:45 p.m.
  ~ NASS Leadership Luncheon featuring Induction of National Officers & 2016 – 2017 President Denise Merrill, Connecticut Secretary of State ~ Room 205

Program Committee: Chair, Abby Hammond (NC), Robert Sumners (TX), and Linda Trujillo (NM)

ACR 2016 speaker biographies

2016 Winter Meeting Mobile Friendly

Revised 2/9/2016
[Agenda pdf 02/09/2016]
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SECRETARIES OF STATE
ADMINISTRATIVE CODES AND REGISTERS SECTION
2016 WINTER MEETING AGENDA
JW Marriott, Washington, DC
February 10–13, 2016

Please note that this agenda is tentative and that all session times and topics are subject to change.

Wednesday, February 10
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Registration – Grand Foyer
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
ACR Officers and Regional Representatives Meeting – Kerry Radcliff, ACR President (Location to be announced)
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Reception (Hosted by Microsoft, 901 K Street NW, 11th Fl., Washington, DC)

Thursday, February 11 (ACR meets in the Treasury Room)
9:00 am – 9:15 am
ACR Welcome and Introduction of Officers – Kerry Radcliff, ACR President
9:15 am –10:45 am
Who’s Who and What’s New: Introductions, news, and updates from the states
10:45 am – 11:00 am
Morning break – Grand Foyer
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Meet the New Director of the Federal Register – Oliver Potts, Director, Federal Register
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
NASS Conference Luncheon – Salon IV
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Digitizing the Federal Register (1936-1994 Digitization Project) – Mary Alice Baish, Superintendent of Documents, and Heidi Ramos, Planning & Development Specialist, Library Services & Content Management, Government Printing Office
3:15 pm – 3:30 pm
Afternoon break – Grand Foyer
3:30 pm – 4:45 pm
North Carolina Rules Review project – Molly Masich, Codifier of Rules, and Abigail M. Hammond, Counsel to the Rules Review Committee, North Carolina Office of Administrative Hearings
5:15 pm – 6:30 pm
Welcome Reception – Grand Foyer
2016 ACR Winter Meeting Agenda (Revised 1/8/2016) Page 2

Friday, February 12 (ACR meets in the Treasury Room)
8:15 am – 9:15 am
Breakfast – Salon IV
8:30  am – 11:00 am (tour begins at 9:30 am)
Field Trip: Visit to the Government Publishing Office (732 North Capitol Street, NW, Washington, DC 20401) – Leave the hotel at 8:30 am to take the Metro to Union Station; walk to GPO, arrive by 9:15 am
12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
NASS Award Luncheon – Salon IV
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Administrative Conference of the United States: Studies on “Guidance” in the Rulemaking Process, Rulemaking Petitions, and Informal Rulemaking Record – Reeve Bull, Research Chief, Administrative Conference of the United States
2:30 pm – 2:45 pm
Afternoon break – Grand Foyer
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Encouraging Rule Information Sharing between Federal Agencies – Wendy L. Liberante, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget
4:30 pm – 5:00 pm
ACR Update/Status Report – Kerry Radcliff, ACR President

Saturday, February 13 (ACR meets in the Treasury Room)
9:00 am – 9:45 am
ACR Planning and Committee Morning: 2016 State and Federal Survey Project Planning Session – Emily Caudill, ACR Vice President
9:45 am – 10:30 am
ACR Planning and Committee Morning: 2016 Summer Conference Program Planning Session – Abigail M. Hammond, 2016 Summer Conference Program Chair
10:30 am – 11:45 am
ACR Planning and Committee Morning: Breakout Meetings of the Awards Committee, Nominations Committee, Archives Committee, and Website/Social Media Committee
11:45 am – 12:00 pm
Closing Comments – Kerry Radcliff, ACR President

 

ACR President: Kerry Radcliff (WA)
ACR Vice President: Emily Caudill (KY)
ACR Secretary-Treasurer: Chris Coffman (OK)

Executive Committee: Julie Yamaka (OR), Bruce Hoesly (WI), Linda Trujillo (NM), Yvette Smallwood (DE), Nancy Reddy (KS), Scott Eaton (NH), Robert Sumners (TX), Molly Masich (NC)

2016 Winter Program Committee: Julie Yamaka (OR), Chair; John Hyrum Martinez (Federal Register); Jane Chaffin (VA)

2016 Summer Program Committee: Abigail M. Hammond (NC), Chair; Robert Sumners (TX); Linda Trujillo (NM)

2016 Awards Committee: Dawn Connet (IO), Chair; Yvette Smallwood (DE); Deanna Maiolo (CO)
2016 Nominations Committee: Bruce Hoesly (WI), Chair; Scott Cancelosi (AZ); Jane Chaffin (VA)
2016 Website/Social Media Committee: Julie Yamaka (OR), Amanda Lopez (NM), Kristin Karr (CT)
2016 Archives Committee: Chris Coffman (OK), John Hyrum Martinez (Federal Register)
2016 Survey Committee: Emily Caudill (KY), Chair; Executive Committee members
ACR Webmaster: Scott Cancelosi (AZ)

 

2016 Winter Meeting

Conference Registration
Click here to register online!

Book the Conference Hotel
Book your hotel here!

Meeting Agenda
Mobile Friendly Agenda

Speaker Biographies
Click here for a pdf of the speaker bios!!

Meal Information
Date: Breakfast Lunch Dinner Comments
02/10/16 Not provided Not provided Not provided Travel Day
02/11/16 Not provided Provided Not provided Lunch provided by NASS
02/12/16 Provided Provided Not provided Breakfast and lunch provided by NASS
02/13/16 Not provided Not provided
Conference ends around noon

ACR President: Kerry Radcliff (WA)
ACR Vice President: Emily Caudill (KY)
ACR Secretary-Treasurer: Chris Coffman (OK)

Executive Committee: Julie Yamaka (OR), Bruce Hoesly (WI), Linda Trujillo (NM), Yvette Smallwood (DE), Nancy Reddy (KS), Scott Eaton (NH), Robert Sumners (TX), Molly Masich (NC)

2016 Winter Program Committee: Julie Yamaka (OR), Chair; John Hyrum Martinez (Federal Register); Jane Chaffin (VA)
2016 Summer Program Committee: Abigail M. Hammond (NC), Chair; Robert Sumners (TX); Linda Trujillo (NM)
2016 Awards Committee: Dawn Connet (IO), Chair; Yvette Smallwood (DE); Deanna Maiolo (CO)
2016 Nominations Committee: Bruce Hoesly (WI), Chair; Scott Cancelosi (AZ); Jane Chaffin (VA)
2016 Website/Social Media Committee: Julie Yamaka (OR), Amanda Lopez (NM), Kristin Karr (CT)
2016 Archives Committee: Chris Coffman (OK), John Hyrum Martinez (Federal Register)
2016 Survey Committee: Emily Caudill (KY), Chair; Executive Committee members
ACR Webmaster: Scott Cancelosi (AZ)

NASS Administrative Rules Organization Honors Iowa Office of the Chief Information Officer with 2015 Colborn Award

Public Comment Website for Administrative Rules Earns Iowa CIO the 2015 Robert J. Colborn, Jr. Award

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For Immediate Release
July 21, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC – Administrative Codes and Registers (ACR), a section of the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS), has selected Iowa’s Office of the Chief Information Officer as recipient of the 2015 Robert J. Colborn, Jr. Innovation Award. It is the first time that Iowa has received the national honor.

The Iowa CIO’s office received this year’s Colborn Award for its Iowa Public Comment Website for Administrative Rules (https://rules.iowa.gov/), which enables citizens to be more informed and engaged in the state’s administrative rule making process while streamlining the method for commenting on proposed rules.

“Since taking office, our administration has made government transparency a priority,” said Iowa Governor Terry Branstad.

“The new administrative rules website developed by Iowa’s Office of the Chief Information Officer allows citizens to read, review and comment on rules from any place there is an internet connection. With the emergence of technology in our daily lives, government, too, can adapt to better serve the taxpayers.”

Iowa’s Public Comment Website for Administrative Rules is based on a collaboration between legislative and executive branch leaders, using key design criteria and creativity to make the site simple to use and mobile-friendly.

“This is our mission – to provide quick access and efficient services, and we are proud and quite fortunate that we have the staff to be able to deliver these innovative, responsive and meaningful solutions” said Bob von Wolffradt, Chief Information Officer for the State of Iowa.

Presented during the ACR’s annual conference, held July 9 through 12 in Portland, Maine, the Colborn Award annually recognizes a state program that demonstrates creativity and innovation in providing public access to, or management of, administrative rules. The award also highlights improved efficiency and delivery of services to citizens, businesses and other governmental entities.

The award’s namesake, Robert J. Colborn, Jr., founded ACR and served as the administrator of the Maryland Division of State Documents from 1974 through 2001.
2015 ACR Robert J. Colborn Jr. Committee

  • Deanna Maiolo, Chair – Manager, Colorado Administrative Rules Program
  • Jane Chaffin – Emeritus ACR President, Registrar of Regulations, Virginia Division of Legislative Services
  • Molly Masich – Codifier of Rules, North Carolina Office of Administrative Hearings

Past Colborn Award Recipients
2014 – Colorado Administrative Rules Program
2013 – Utah Division of Administrative Rules
2012 – Award not issued
2011 – Florida Division of Library and Information Services
2010 – New Mexico State Records Center and Archives Administrative Law Division
2009 – Virginia Division of Legislative Services
2008 – Arkansas Secretary of State
2007 – Colorado Secretary of State
2006 – Idaho Department of Health and Welfare
2004 – Office of the Federal Register
2003 – Missouri Secretary of State, Administrative Rules Division
2002 – Virginia Department of Planning and Budget
For more information, visit www.administrativerules.org.

About NASS
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The organization also offers two issues-based membership sections for state government professionals:

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