Thursday, February 9 (updated 2/7 8PM: Insurance, Transportation and Elections exec, SB 422/423, WisEye)

Committee on Ways and Means

9:00 AM
328 Northwest
State Capitol
Public Hearing
WisEye coverage: not scheduled for coverage

Relating to: legislative consideration of nonfiscal policy items in the biennial budget bill.

By Representatives Bernard Schaber, Berceau, Danou, Vruwink, Wynn and Zepnick; cosponsored by Senators Holperin and Harsdorf.

Relating to: a sales and use tax exemption for coins, currency, and commemorative medallions.

By Representatives Petersen, Kaufert, Pridemore, Krug and Kooyenga; cosponsored by Senators Lasee, Olsen, Grothman, Schultz and Lassa.

Relating to: creating an individual income tax deduction for certain contributions to a Coverdell Education Savings Account.

By Representatives Thiesfeldt, Jacque, Kerkman, Pridemore, Brooks, Spanbauer, T. Larson, Nygren, LeMahieu, Molepske Jr and Knodl; cosponsored by Senator Grothman.

LRB 1953/1

Relating to: exempting a city, town village or school district from a county library tax. By: Rep. J. Ott, others.

LRB 3904/1

Relating to: the definition of municipality for purposes of tax refund setoffs. By: Rep. Kerkman, others.

LRB 3951/1

Relating to: local levy limits for the Village of Warrens. By: Rep. Radcliffe, others.

Executive Session

9:01 AM or upon conclusion of Public Hearing

Relating to: extending the expenditure period for a tax incremental district in the village of Denmark.
By Representative Jacque; cosponsored by Senator Lasee.

On the Committee on Ways and Means

Representative Kerkman (Chair)
Representative Nass
Representative Petersen
Representative Knodl
Representative Endsley
Representative Kapenga
Representative Ziegelbauer
Representative Staskunas
Representative Steinbrink
Representative Taylor
Representative Billings

Committee meeting notice.

Committee on Criminal Justice and Corrections

9:30 AM
300 Northeast
State Capitol
Public Hearing
WisEye coverage: Live

Relating to: failing to report the death of a child or to report a missing child, moving the corpse of a child, hiding a corpse to collect public benefits, and providing penalties.

By Representatives Kerkman, Petryk, Pridemore, Endsley, Kleefisch, Spanbauer, Bernier, Petrowski, Bies, Brooks, Clark, E. Coggs, Craig, D. Cullen, Honadel, Jacque, Jorgensen, Kuglitsch, LeMahieu, Mason, Meyer, Mursau, Nass, A. Ott, Petersen, Rivard, Sinicki, Steineke, Strachota, Tranel, Turner, Van Roy, Vos and Vruwink; cosponsored by Senators Lassa, Carpenter, Jauch, Darling, Holperin, C. Larson, Olsen, Schultz, Wanggaard and Wirch.

Relating to: payment of employee required contributions under the Wisconsin Retirement System by certain law enforcement officers.

By Representatives Bies and Molepske Jr; cosponsored by Senator Taylor.

Relating to: establishing an assistant district attorney pay progression plan.

By Representatives Litjens, Kleefisch, Richards, Bies, Bernard Schaber, Brooks, Danou, Kaufert, Krug, LeMahieu, Loudenbeck, A. Ott, J. Ott, Pocan, Roys, Spanbauer, Staskunas, Steineke, Mason and Berceau; cosponsored by Senators Olsen, Taylor, Harsdorf, Lassa, Wanggaard, King, Hansen, Erpenbach and T. Cullen.

Relating to: the admissibility of hearsay evidence at a preliminary examination.
By Representatives Jacque, Bies, Craig, Krug and LeMahieu; cosponsored by Senators Grothman and Lazich.

On the Committee on Criminal Justice and Corrections

Representative Bies (Chair)
Representative Jacque (Vice-Chair)
Representative Kestell
Representative Brooks
Representative Krug
Representative Thiesfeldt
Representative Kessler
Representative Turner
Representative Hebl

Committee meeting notice.

Committee on Agriculture

9:30 AM
417 North (GAR Hall)
State Capitol
Public Hearing
WisEye Coverage: taped

Relating to: financial assistance for the livestock premises registration program, a tax credit for livestock identification tags and tag-reading equipment, and making an appropriation.

By Representatives Tauchen and Steinbrink; cosponsored by Senators Harsdorf and Vinehout.

Relating to: allowing members of a dairy cooperative to claim the dairy manufacturing facility investment credit in the next taxable year.

By Representatives Tranel, Ripp, Nerison, A. Ott, Tauchen, Brooks, Spanbauer, Kerkman, Kestell, Marklein, Endsley, Jorgensen and Radcliffe; cosponsored by Senators Harsdorf, Schultz, Olsen, Moulton and Lasee.

Relating to: regulating certain substitutes for ozone-depleting refrigerants.

By Representatives Knilans, Kestell, Bernier, Endsley, Jacque, Kooyenga, LeMahieu, Rivard, Strachota, Thiesfeldt, Spanbauer, Vos and Van Roy; cosponsored by Senators Grothman, Holperin, Schultz, Taylor, Lasee and Hansen.

Executive Session

9:31 AM or upon conclusion of Public Hearing

An Executive Session may be held on any of the following proposals upon conclusion of the Public Hearing scheduled for 9:30 a.m. on February 9, 2012.

Relating to: financial assistance for the livestock premises registration program, a tax credit for livestock identification tags and tag-reading equipment, and making an appropriation.

By Representatives Tauchen and Steinbrink; cosponsored by Senators Harsdorf and Vinehout.

Relating to: allowing members of a dairy cooperative to claim the dairy manufacturing facility investment credit in the next taxable year.

By Representatives Tranel, Ripp, Nerison, A. Ott, Tauchen, Brooks, Spanbauer, Kerkman, Kestell, Marklein, Endsley, Jorgensen and Radcliffe; cosponsored by Senators Harsdorf, Schultz, Olsen, Moulton and Lasee.

Relating to: regulating certain substitutes for ozone-depleting refrigerants.
By Representatives Knilans, Kestell, Bernier, Endsley, Jacque, Kooyenga, LeMahieu, Rivard, Strachota, Thiesfeldt, Spanbauer, Vos and Van Roy; cosponsored by Senators Grothman, Holperin, Schultz, Taylor, Lasee and Hansen.

On the Committee on Agriculture

Representative Nerison (Chair)
Representative Tranel (Vice-Chair)
Representative Ott
Representative Mursau
Representative Murtha
Representative Tauchen
Representative Brooks
Representative Ripp
Representative Marklein
Representative Vruwink
Representative Molepske Jr
Representative Jorgensen
Representative Radcliffe
Representative Danou
Representative Steinbrink

Committee meeting notice.

Committee on Labor and Workforce Development

10:00 AM
225 Northwest
State Capitol
Executive Session
WisEye coverage: not scheduled for coverage

Relating to: various changes to the worker’s compensation law, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation.

By Representative Ballweg; cosponsored by Senator Wanggaard.

Relating to: concealment of benefit claim information, availability for work, interest on delinquent payments, and the composition and authority of appeal tribunals under the unemployment insurance law.

By Representative Ballweg; cosponsored by Senator Wanggaard.

On the Committee on Labor and Workforce Development

Representative Ballweg (Chair)
Representative Kapenga (Vice-Chair)
Representative Nass
Representative Honadel
Representative Kuglitsch
Representative Litjens
Representative Sinicki
Representative Toles
Representative Taylor

Committee on Transportation and Elections

10:00 AM
300 Southeast
State Capitol
Public Hearing
WisEye coverage: not scheduled for coverage

Relating to: prohibiting the promulgation of certain rules concerning campaign financing by the Government Accountability Board.

By Joint Committee for Review of Administrative Rules.

Relating to: collection of money owed for failure to pay for gasoline or diesel fuel and obtaining information with personal identifiers from the Department of Transportation.

By Senators Olsen, Galloway and Holperin; cosponsored by Representatives Ballweg, Bernier, Brooks, Jacque, Kestell, Marklein, Ripp, Spanbauer, Van Roy and Wynn.

Relating to: snowmobile registration, trail use sticker requirements, calculating the estimated snowmobile gas tax payment, and funding for supplemental snowmobile trail aids.

By Senators Olsen, Holperin, Erpenbach, Hansen, Jauch, Lasee, Lassa, Leibham, Schultz, Taylor and T. Cullen; cosponsored by Representatives Ballweg, Loudenbeck, Bernier, Brooks, Danou, Endsley, Jacque, Kestell, Knilans, Krug, LeMahieu, Marklein, Milroy, Nygren, A. Ott, Ringhand, Ripp, Severson, Spanbauer, Thiesfeldt, Tranel, Van Roy, Wynn, Petryk, Jorgensen and Kerkman.

Relating to: voter registration at high schools and certain tribal schools.

By Senators Lazich, Grothman and Olsen; cosponsored by Representatives Thiesfeldt, Strachota, Bernier, Jacque, Kestell, Nygren, Weininger, Stroebel and Marklein.

Relating to: photographs on operator’s licenses.

By Senators Lazich and Taylor; cosponsored by Representatives Petrowski, Endsley, Brooks, Krug and Marklein.

Relating to: submitting written objections and appearing in person or by telephone at a hearing to review administrative suspension of motor vehicle operating privileges.

By Senators Lazich and Taylor; cosponsored by Representatives Petrowski, Endsley, Brooks, Krug, Marklein, A. Ott and Spanbauer.

Relating to: seasonal weight limitations for certain vehicles transporting manure.
By Senators Galloway, Moulton, Harsdorf and Holperin; cosponsored by Representatives Petrowski, Suder, Williams, Vruwink, Krug, A. Ott, Tranel, Tauchen, Spanbauer, Marklein, Danou and Bernier.

Relating to: the length of vehicles that may be operated on a highway and granting rule-making authority.
By Senators Lazich and Lasee; cosponsored by Representatives Petrowski and Bies, by request of The Department of Transportation.

Relating to: disqualification of commercial motor vehicle operators.
By Senator Lazich; cosponsored by Representatives Petrowski, Bies, A. Ott and Spanbauer, by request of The Department of Transportation.

Committee meeting notice.

Executive Session
10:05 AM or upon conclusion of Public Hearing

Relating to: overweight permits for vehicles transporting raw forest products.
By Senators Galloway, Holperin and Jauch; cosponsored by Representatives Mursau, Petrowski, Spanbauer, Tauchen, Clark, Bewley, Bernier, T. Larson, Endsley and Rivard.

Relating to: registration and operation of all-terrain vehicles and utility terrain vehicles, granting rule-making authority, and making appropriations.
By Senators Leibham, Holperin, Harsdorf, Moulton, Hansen, Lassa, Taylor and Galloway; cosponsored by Representatives Severson, Rivard, Endsley, Krug, Marklein, Nygren, A. Ott, Petryk, Spanbauer, Strachota, Tauchen, Tiffany, Tranel and Brooks.

Relating to: county and municipal canvassing procedures, provisional ballot information, the deadline for filing a recount petition, terms of town officers, the date of the annual town meeting, and technical revisions to certain election laws.
By Senator Lazich; cosponsored by Representative Tauchen, by request of Government Accountability Board.

Relating to: vehicle failure-to-yield violations.
By Representatives Pridemore, Kerkman, Strachota, Spanbauer, Wynn, Nygren and Barca; cosponsored by Senators Olsen and Lassa.

Relating to: state aid for airport improvement projects.
By Representatives Steineke, Litjens, Petersen, Bernard Schaber, Brooks, Krug, A. Ott, Loudenbeck, Kaufert and Spanbauer; cosponsored by Senators Ellis, Galloway and Schultz.

On the Committee on Transportation and Elections

Senator Lazich (Chair)
Senator Leibham (Vice-Chair)
Senator Lasee
Senator Erpenbach
Senator Coggs

Committee meeting notice.

Committee on Election and Campaign Reform

10:00 AM
412 East
State Capitol
Executive Session
WisEye coverage: Live Webcast

Relating to: prohibiting the promulgation of certain rules concerning campaign financing by the Government Accountability Board.

By Joint Committee for Review of Administrative Rules.

LRB 3792/2

Relating to: return of absentee ballots, submittal of proof of identification with absentee ballot applications and voting in person by electors who have voted by absentee ballot in the same election.

Relating to: requiring the county clerk to organize the first election of officers following the incorporation of a city or village.

By Representatives Bernier, Nass, Thiesfeldt, Krug, Endsley, Tauchen, Weininger, Kessler and Ballweg; cosponsored by Senators Leibham and Kedzie.

Once LRB 3792/2 has been assigned a bill number a revised notice will be noticed.

Public Hearing

10:01 AM or upon conclusion of Executive Session

Relating to: recall of elective officers and a code of ethics for government officials (first consideration).

By Representatives Vos, Farrow, Tauchen, Kleefisch, Craig, Knudson, Van Roy, Nygren, A. Ott, Rivard, Severson, Kaufert, Honadel, Kapenga, Litjens, Kuglitsch, Petersen, Kestell, Stroebel, Strachota, Meyer, Ballweg, Jacque and Thiesfeldt; cosponsored by Senators Harsdorf and Holperin.

Relating to: signing a petition to recall the same officer more than once and providing a penalty.

By Representatives J. Fitzgerald, Tauchen, LeMahieu, Tiffany, Krug, A. Ott, Nass, Honadel, Brooks, Kleefisch, Severson, Meyer, Knodl, Craig and Ballweg; cosponsored by Senators Darling and Lasee.

Relating to: offering anything of value to induce someone to sign or not sign a recall petition and providing a penalty.
By Representatives Wynn, Craig, Jacque, Krug, August, Bies, J. Ott, Thiesfeldt, Kuglitsch, Bernier, Rivard, Endsley, Strachota, Mursau, A. Ott, Brooks, Kaufert, LeMahieu, Kramer and Pridemore; cosponsored by Senators Lazich and Kedzie.

On the Committee on Campaign and Election Reform

Representative Tauchen (Chair)
Representative Bernier (Vice-Chair)
Representative Stone
Representative Pridemore
Representative Weininger
Representative Roys
Representative Kessler
Representative Zamarripa

Committee meeting notice.

Committee on Health

11:00 AM
201 Southeast
State Capitol
Public Hearing
WisEye coverage: not scheduled for coverage

Relating to: authorizing medically related actions by physician assistants.

By Senators Vukmir, S. Fitzgerald, Olsen, Schultz and Shilling; cosponsored by Representatives Petryk, Ringhand, T. Larson, Nygren, Pasch, Radcliffe, Rivard, Severson, Steineke, Thiesfeldt, Tranel, Brooks and Spanbauer.

Relating to: licensing anesthesiologist assistants and creating the Council on Anesthesiologist Assistants and granting rule-making authority.

By Senators Darling, Shilling, Kedzie and Taylor; cosponsored by Representatives Severson, Van Roy, Vos, Spanbauer, Billings, Pasch and Zepnick.

Relating to: removing cap on enrollment of Family Care and other long-term care programs.

By Senators Moulton, Vukmir, Carpenter, Harsdorf, Erpenbach, Jauch, Wanggaard, Risser, C. Larson and Schultz; cosponsored by Representatives Kaufert, Kestell, Van Roy, Brooks, Doyle, A. Ott, Ziegelbauer, Bernier, Richards, Steinbrink, Ripp, Tranel, Molepske Jr, Grigsby, Stone, Endsley, Wynn, Fields, Staskunas, Jorgensen, Pasch, Sinicki, Petryk, Danou and Spanbauer.

On the Committee on Health

Senator Vukmir (Chair)
Senator Galloway (Vice-Chair)
Senator Moulton
Senator Erpenbach
Senator Carpenter

Committee on Agriculture, Forestry, and Higher Education

1:00 PM
411 South
State Capitol
Public Hearing
WisEye coverage: taped

Relating to: creating forest enterprise areas; the creation of a managed forest land board of review; review of certain decisions of the Department of Natural Resources regarding forestry practices on managed forest land; annual allowable timber harvests; management plans for large ownerships of managed forest land and for group enrollments; designation of additional managed forest land; leasing of managed forest land; the taxation of managed forest land; granting rule-making authority; requiring the exercise of rule-making authority; and making an appropriation.

By Joint Legislative Council.

Executive Session

Relating to: the confidentiality of information related to exemptions from the requirement to register livestock premises; membership of county land conservation committees; vehicle scale operators; and changing a reporting requirement for pesticide sales (suggested as remedial legislation by the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection).
By Law Revision Committee.

On the Committee on Agriculture, Forestry, and Higher Education

Senator Schultz (Chair)
Senator Harsdorf (Vice-Chair)
Senator Kedzie
Senator Moulton
Senator Hansen
Senator Shilling
Senator King

Committee meeting notice.

Committee on Insurance

1:00 PM
328 Northwest
State Capitol
Executive Session
WisEye coverage: not scheduled for coverage

Relating to: prohibiting coverage of abortions through health plans sold through exchanges.
By Representatives Vos, Jacque, Ballweg, Brooks, Endsley, Farrow, Honadel, Kapenga, Kerkman, Kestell, Kleefisch, LeMahieu, Litjens, T. Larson, Nass, Nygren, A. Ott, J. Ott, Petersen, Pridemore, Rivard, Severson, Spanbauer, Steineke, Strachota, Thiesfeldt, Van Roy, Weininger, Williams, Wynn and Ziegelbauer; cosponsored by Senators Zipperer, Leibham, Cowles, Galloway, Hopper, Kapanke, Kedzie, Lazich, Moulton and Wanggaard.

Relating to: fees for dental services.
By Representatives Wynn, Danou, Endsley, Bernier, Spanbauer, Thiesfeldt, Nass, A. Ott, Petrowski, Young, Nerison, Kaufert, Pridemore, Doyle, Knilans, Krug, Petryk, Mason, Kuglitsch, Strachota, Loudenbeck, Ballweg, Ripp, Stone, Bernard Schaber, Tranel, Williams, Vos and Kerkman; cosponsored by Senators Wanggaard, Holperin, Galloway, Lasee, Vinehout, Moulton, Lazich, Hansen, Schultz and King.

On the Committee on Insurance

Representative Petersen (Chair)
Representative Weininger (Vice-Chair)
Representative Kestell
Representative Nygren
Representative August
Representative Kapenga
Representative Tranel
Representative Craig
Representative Stroebel
Representative Ziegelbauer
Representative Cullen
Representative Berceau
Representative Molepske Jr
Representative Fields
Representative Young
Representative Doyle

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