Tuesday, February 7 (updated 2/6 9PM: Energy, Biotechnology, and Consumer Protection)

Committee on Education

9:30 AM
411 South
State Capitol
Public Hearing

Relating to: payments to the Second Chance Partners for Education and other nonprofit corporations that operate programs in which disengaged pupils participate in work-based learning programs while earning high school diplomas.

By Senators Vukmir and Schultz; cosponsored by Representatives Farrow, Klenke, Bernier, Kuglitsch, Bies, Pridemore, Radcliffe, Thiesfeldt, Endsley, Loudenbeck and Ripp.

Relating to: providing immunity from liability to a school board or the governing body of a charter school that provides public access to school grounds for certain recreational activities.
By Senators Galloway, Lazich and Grothman; cosponsored by Representatives Bies, Bernier, Brooks, Jacque, Kestell, Kooyenga, LeMahieu, Marklein, A. Ott, Petrowski, Spanbauer, Strachota, Stroebel and Thiesfeldt.

On the Committee on Education

Senator Olsen (Chair)
Senator Vukmir (Vice-Chair)
Senator Grothman
Senator Darling
Senator Vinehout
Senator Larson
Senator Cullen

Committee on Economic Development and Veterans and Military Affairs

10:00 AM
201 Southeast
State Capitol
Public Hearing

Relating to: calculation of creditable military service and treatment of differential wage payments for benefits purposes for participants in the Wisconsin Retirement System.

By Senators Wanggaard, Moulton and Holperin; cosponsored by Representatives Petryk, Wynn, Krug, Spanbauer, Kooyenga, Endsley, Rivard, Ballweg and A. Ott.

Relating to: authorizing towns to challenge certain city or village annexation procedures.

By Senators Lasee, Kedzie, Moulton and Holperin; cosponsored by Representatives A. Ott, Bernier, Bies, Brooks, Craig, Kerkman, Kestell, LeMahieu, Murtha, Pridemore, Spanbauer, Tauchen and Vruwink.

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

Of Middleton, as a member of the Examining Board of Architects, Landscape Architects, Professional Engineers, Designers and Land Surveyors, to serve for the term ending July 1, 2014.

Mayer, Mark

Of Menahsa, as a member of the Examining Board of Architects, Professional Engineers, Designers and Land Surveyors, to serve for the term July 1, 2014.

Relating to: creation and coverage of certain positions of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation under the code of ethics for state public officials and employees.

By Senators Lassa, Zipperer, Leibham, Taylor, Wanggaard, Shilling, Hansen, Cowles, Holperin, Olsen, Schultz, C. Larson, Risser, Moulton, Vinehout, S. Coggs and Galloway; cosponsored by Representatives Barca, Williams, Jacque, Grigsby, Milroy, Nygren, Wynn, Pasch, Berceau, Stone, Pocan, Hulsey, Brooks, Mason, A. Ott, Hebl, Molepske Jr, Kerkman, C. Taylor, Seidel, Marklein, Clark, Fields and Roys.

Relating to: calculation of creditable military service and treatment of differential wage payments for benefits purposes for participants in the Wisconsin Retirement System.

By Senators Wanggaard, Moulton and Holperin; cosponsored by Representatives Petryk, Wynn, Krug, Spanbauer, Kooyenga, Endsley, Rivard, Ballweg and A. Ott.

On the Committee on Economic Development and Veterans and Military Affairs

Senator Leibham (Chair)
Senator Darling (Vice-Chair)
Senator Wanggaard
Senator Galloway
Senator Lassa
Senator Taylor
Senator Shilling

Committee meeting notice.

Committee on Public Health and Public Safety

10:00 AM
300 Northeast
State Capitol
Public Hearing
Relating to: changing the date of fire prevention week from the week of October 8 to the week of October 9.

By Representatives Strachota, Thiesfeldt, Marklein, Bies, LeMahieu, A. Ott, Bernier and Sinicki; cosponsored by Senators Olsen, Schultz, Taylor and S. Fitzgerald.

Relating to: providing immunity from liability to a school board or the governing body of a charter school that provides public access to school grounds for certain recreational activities.

By Representatives Bies, Bernier, Brooks, Jacque, Kestell, Kooyenga, LeMahieu, Marklein, A. Ott, Petrowski, Spanbauer, Strachota, Stroebel and Thiesfeldt; cosponsored by Senators Galloway, Grothman and Lazich.

Relating to: licensing anesthesiologist assistants and creating the Council on Anesthesiologist Assistants and granting rule-making authority.
By Representatives Severson, Van Roy, Vos, Spanbauer, Billings, Pasch, Zepnick and Petrowski; cosponsored by Senators Darling, Shilling, Kedzie and Taylor.

On the Committee on Public Health and Public Safety

Representative Bies (Chair)
Representative Knilans (Vice-Chair)
Representative Petrowski
Representative Loudenbeck
Representative Ziegelbauer
Representative Pasch
Representative Zamarripa
Representative Billings

Committee meeting notice.

Committee on Transportation

10:00 AM
417 North (GAR Hall)
State Capitol
Public Hearing

Relating to: exempting from income taxation certain employer-paid fringe benefits for mass transit expenses.

By Representatives Toles, Fields, Sinicki and Grigsby; cosponsored by Senators Taylor, Schultz and Risser.

Relating to: open doors on authorized emergency vehicles.

By Senators Lazich, Wanggaard, Kedzie, Olsen, Galloway and Vinehout; cosponsored by Representatives Spanbauer and Petrowski.

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

Relating to: disqualification of commercial motor vehicle operators.

By Representatives Petrowski, A. Ott, Bies and Spanbauer; cosponsored by Senator Lazich, by request of Department of Transportation.

Relating to: the length of vehicles that may be operated on a highway and granting rule-making authority.

By Representatives Petrowski, A. Ott and Bies; cosponsored by Senators Lazich and Lasee, by request of Department of Transportation.

Relating to: designation of highways as scenic byways.

By Representatives Billings, Doyle, Krug, Clark, Steinbrink, Sinicki, Berceau, Spanbauer, Staskunas, Brooks, Vruwink, Pope-Roberts, Tranel, Thiesfeldt, Pasch and Bernard Schaber; cosponsored by Senators Shilling, Holperin, Lassa, Taylor and Schultz.

Relating to: the engagement of engineering and similar services by the Department of Transportation.

By Representatives Honadel, Krug, Ballweg, Bies, Endsley, LeMahieu, Marklein, A. Ott, Spanbauer, Stone, Strachota, Stroebel and Van Roy; cosponsored by Senator Olsen.

Relating to: licensing of taxicabs by a 1st class city.
By Representatives Farrow, Zamarripa, Young, Stone, D. Cullen, Richards, Fields and Zepnick; cosponsored by Senators Lasee, Taylor and Darling.
Executive Session
10:01 AM or upon conclusion of Public Hearing
Relating to: a sales and use tax exemption for extended-range electric vehicles; a property tax exemption for tangible personal property used to recharge electric vehicles; the motor vehicle emission inspection and maintenance program and payments to the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation related to extended-range electric vehicles; a property and sales and use tax exemption for certain machinery and tangible personal property used to conduct research; and making an appropriation.

By Representatives Stone, Honadel, Staskunas, Mursau, Pasch, Kooyenga, Fields, Spanbauer, Richards and Turner; cosponsored by Senators Darling and Zipperer.

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

Relating to: registration and operation of all-terrain vehicles and utility terrain vehicles, granting rule-making authority, and making appropriations.

By Representatives Severson, Rivard, Endsley, Krug, Marklein, Nygren, A. Ott, Petryk, Spanbauer, Strachota, Tauchen, Tiffany, Tranel and Brooks; cosponsored by Senators Leibham, Holperin, Harsdorf, Moulton, Hansen, Lassa and Taylor.

Relating to: personalized registration plates for vehicles registered by certain veterans with a disability that limits the ability to walk (suggested as remedial legislation by the Department of Transportation).

By Law Revision Committee.

Relating to: the definitions of vehicle and motor vehicle (suggested as remedial legislation by the Department of Transportation).

By Law Revision Committee.

Relating to: photographs on operator’s licenses.

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

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

On the Committee on Transportation

Representative Petrowski (Chair)
Representative Farrow (Vice-Chair)
Representative Ott
Representative Stone
Representative Van Roy
Representative Honadel
Representative Ripp
Representative Endsley
Representative Knilans
Representative Steinbrink
Representative Vruwink
Representative Bernard Schaber
Representative Jorgensen
Representative Bewley
Representative Coggs

Committee meeting notice.

Committee on Energy, Biotechnology, and Consumer Protection

11:00 AM
330 Southwest
State Capitol
Executive Session

Relating to: homemade wine and fermented malt beverages.
By Senators Ellis, Lazich, Harsdorf, Wanggaard, Kedzie and Grothman; cosponsored by Representatives Kaufert, Kooyenga, Brooks, Pasch, Kestell, Wynn, Thiesfeldt, Pocan, Pridemore, Spanbauer, C. Taylor, Van Roy, Honadel, Bernard Schaber and Litjens.

Public Hearing

11:05 AM or upon conclusion of Executive Session

Relating to: loans and repayment assistance by a political subdivision for energy and water improvements to premises and collection of the debt by special charge.
By Senators Cowles, Holperin and Wanggaard; cosponsored by Representatives Weininger, T. Larson, Spanbauer, Tauchen and Molepske Jr.

On the Committee on Energy, Biotechnology, and Consumer Protection

Senator Cowles (Chair)
Senator Kedzie (Vice-Chair)
Senator Wanggaard
Senator Wirch
Senator Hansen

Committee meeting notice.

Committee on Energy and Utilities

1:00 PM
225 Northwest
State Capitol
Public Hearing

Relating to: loans and repayment assistance by a political subdivision for energy and water improvements to premises and collection of the debt by special charge.

By Representatives Weininger, Tauchen, Spanbauer, T. Larson and Molepske Jr; cosponsored by Senators Cowles, Holperin and Wanggaard.

Relating to: commissioners of the Public Service Commission; notices, orders, and determinations of the commission; certificates of authority issued by the commission; approval of contracts by the commission; electricity sales from certain wholesale merchant plants; public utility removal of certain electric service lines; renewable resource credits; tampering or interfering with utility equipment; granting rule-making authority; and providing penalties.

By Representatives Klenke, Zepnick, Ballweg, Bies, Brooks, Danou, Endsley, Hintz, Jacque, Kestell, Krug, T. Larson, Marklein, Molepske Jr, Mursau, Nerison, Nygren, A. Ott, J. Ott, Petersen, Petrowski, Petryk, Rivard, Staskunas, Tauchen, Tiffany, Weininger, Ziegelbauer and Honadel; cosponsored by Senators Zipperer, Holperin, Hansen, King, Lasee, Olsen, Shilling, Taylor and Galloway.

On the Committee on Energy and Utilities

Representative Honadel (Chair)
Representative Klenke (Vice-Chair)
Representative Petersen
Representative Tauchen
Representative Larson
Representative Severson
Representative Weininger
Representative Zepnick
Representative Steinbrink
Representative Staskunas
Representative Hulsey

Committee meeting notice.

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