Tuesday, February 28 (AM) – updated 2/27, 1:30PM

Due to the number of meetings on the 28th, I will be splitting them into two posts: morning and afternoon.

Committee on Judiciary, Utilities, Commerce, and Government Operations

9:30 AM
412 East
Executive Session

Relating to: impersonating certain officials and providing a penalty.

By Representatives Bies, Brooks, Kaufert, Kerkman, Kleefisch, LeMahieu, Molepske Jr, Nygren, A. Ott, Petersen, Petryk, Spanbauer, Strachota and Stroebel; cosponsored by Senators Wanggaard, Carpenter, Lazich, Leibham, Olsen, Schultz and Taylor.

Relating to: costs associated with providing false information to a law enforcement officer.

By Representatives Knodl, Krug, Bies, Brooks, Jacque, Kerkman, Kuglitsch, Marklein, Mursau, Rivard, Sinicki, Strachota and Stroebel; cosponsored by Senators Darling, Galloway, Lassa, Schultz and Wanggaard.

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, Vruwink and Weininger; cosponsored by Senators Lassa, Carpenter, Jauch, Darling, Holperin, C. Larson, Olsen, Schultz, Wanggaard and Wirch.

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 Senators Lassa, Carpenter, Jauch, Darling, Holperin, C. Larson, Olsen, Schultz, Wanggaard and Wirch; cosponsored 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, Stroebel, Tranel, Turner, Van Roy, Vos and Vruwink.

Relating to: agreements to locate unclaimed property reported to the state treasurer.

By Representative Kramer; cosponsored by Senator Grothman.

Relating to: interest due on property determined to be abandoned and due to be paid or delivered to the state treasurer.

By Representative Kramer; cosponsored by Senator Grothman.

Relating to: agreements to locate unclaimed property reported to the state treasurer.

By Senator Grothman; cosponsored by Representative Kramer.

Relating to: interest due on property determined to be abandoned and due to be paid or delivered to the state treasurer.

By Senator Grothman; cosponsored by Representative Kramer.

Relating to: the length of time for which a variance applies.

By Senators Lasee, Darling and Grothman; cosponsored by Representatives Steineke, Stroebel, Bies, Rivard and Jacque.

Relating to: intentional program violations of public assistance programs.

By Senators Darling and Lazich; cosponsored by Representatives Krug, Knodl, Ballweg, Endsley, Jacque, Kerkman, Kestell, Knudson, T. Larson, Marklein, A. Ott, Pridemore, Spanbauer, Steineke, Strachota, Thiesfeldt, Van Roy, Vos, Wynn, Ziegelbauer and J. Ott.

Relating to: default judgments in certain civil claims, counterclaims, and cross claims.

By Senator Zipperer; cosponsored by Representatives T. Larson, Spanbauer, Endsley and Craig.

Relating to: dispensing motor vehicle fuel for persons with disabilities, granting rule-making authority, and providing a penalty.

By Senator Zipperer; cosponsored by Representatives Krusick, Berceau, Bewley, Milroy, Petryk, Sinicki, Spanbauer and Wynn.

Relating to: the vote on bills that would increase certain tax rates (first consideration).

By Senators Vukmir, Leibham, Hopper, Lazich and Kedzie; cosponsored by Representatives August, Ziegelbauer, Kramer, Strachota, Vos, Nass, Petersen, Pridemore, Jacque, Farrow, Thiesfeldt, Rivard, LeMahieu, Kerkman and Kleefisch.

Public Hearing

10:00AM or upon conclusion of Executive Session (meeting time changed)

Barrette, Mark

Of Beaver Dam, as a member of the Wisconsin Judicial Commission, to serve for the term ending August 1, 2014.

Burnett, Eileen

Of De Pere, as a member of the Wisconsin Judicial Commission, to serve for the term ending August 1, 2014.

Cullinan, William

Of New Berlin, as a member of the Wisconsin Judicial Commission, to serve for the term ending August 1, 2014.

Leazer, Lynn

Of Verona, as a member of the Wisconsin Judicial Commission, to serve for the term ending August 1, 2012.

Assef, Saied (added 2/27
)

Of Green Bay, as a member of the Wisconsin Judicial Commission, to serve for the term ending August 1, 2014.

Relating to: creating fiscal year allowable revenues for the state and local governmental units, returning excess revenue to the taxpayers, requiring electoral approval for certain taxing and spending decisions, and allowing local governmental units to exempt themselves from certain state mandates (first consideration).

By Senators Lasee, Grothman and Leibham; cosponsored by Representative Jacque.

Relating to: retail theft, proof of ownership for flea market sales, and providing penalties.

By Representatives Kleefisch, Danou, Jacque and Wynn; cosponsored by Senators Wanggaard and Taylor.

Relating to: aiding a felon and providing penalties.

By Representatives Krusick, Bies, Ballweg, Brooks, Jacque, Knudson, A. Ott, J. Ott, Spanbauer, Strachota, Van Roy, Zepnick and Steineke; cosponsored by Senators Olsen, Kedzie and Lassa.

Relating to: mandatory minimum sentences for certain child sex offenses.

By Representatives Honadel, Vos, Suder, Brooks, Endsley, Jacque, Mursau, Nygren, Petersen, Petryk, Petrowski, Kapenga and Spanbauer; cosponsored by Senators Darling, Lasee, Olsen and Wanggaard.

Relating to: rights of crime victims and witnesses.

By Representatives Jacque, Bies, Bernard Schaber, Brooks, Endsley, Hintz, Kaufert, Kerkman, Kleefisch, Molepske Jr, A. Ott, Rivard, Roys, Thiesfeldt, Van Roy and Vruwink; cosponsored by Senators Wanggaard, Moulton, Olsen and Taylor.

Relating to: legislative authorization of proposed administrative rules.

By Senator Lasee; cosponsored by Representatives Rivard and Nass.

Relating to: the publication and effective dates of acts.

By Senator Grothman.

Committee meeting notice.

On the Committee on Judiciary, Utilities, Commerce, and Government Operations

Senator Zipperer (Chair)
Senator Kedzie (Vice-Chair)
Senator Galloway
Senator Risser
Senator Erpenbach

Committee on Urban and Local Affairs

9:30 AM
300 Northeast
State Capitol
Public Hearing

Relating to: the length of time for which a variance applies.

By Representatives Steineke, Stroebel, Bies, Rivard and Jacque; cosponsored by Senators Lasee, Darling and Grothman.

Relating to: the immobilization or removal, impoundment, and disposal of motor vehicles for multiple nonmoving traffic violations.
By Representatives Krusick, Stone, Marklein, Rivard, Spanbauer and Thiesfeldt; cosponsored by Senators Carpenter and Darling.

Committee meeting notice
.
Executive Session

9:35AM or upon conclusion of Public Hearing

Relating to: creation of a Joint Committee on State Mandates and required funding of state mandates.

By Representatives Jacque, Bernier, Doyle, Endsley, Knudson, T. Larson, LeMahieu, Mursau, Petrowski, Spanbauer, Strachota, Wynn and Weininger; cosponsored by Senators Darling, Schultz and Galloway.

Committee meeting notice.

On the Committee on Urban and Local Affairs

Representative Brooks (Chair)
Representative Thiesfeldt (Vice-Chair)
Representative Spanbauer
Representative Jacque
Representative Knudson
Representative Ziegelbauer
Representative Pocan
Representative Ringhand
Representative Coggs

Committee on Health

9:30 AM
225 Northwest
State Capitol
Executive Session

Relating to: eliminating ambulatory surgical center assessment.

By Representatives Stone, Ziegelbauer, Spanbauer, Kapenga, Meyer, Endsley, Krug, Litjens and Kaufert; cosponsored by Senators Galloway, Moulton, Vukmir, Leibham, Lazich and Grothman.

Committee meeting notice.

On the Committee on Health

Representative Stone (Chair)
Representative Severson (Vice-Chair)
Representative Kaufert
Representative Van Roy
Representative Strachota
Representative Petersen
Representative Litjens
Representative Richards
Representative Pasch
Representative Seidel
Representative Taylor

Committee on Aging and Long-Term Care

9:30 AM
400 Northeast
State Capitol

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

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

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, Schultz, Holperin, Lassa and Miller; 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 Aging and Long-term Care

Representative Knodl (Chair)
Representative Petryk (Vice-Chair)
Representative Van Roy
Representative Bernier
Representative Bernard Schaber
Representative Krusick

Committee on Economic Development and Veterans and Military Affairs; Committee on Jobs, Economy and Small Business

10:00 AM
411 South
State Capitol
Informational Hearing

Presentation by the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC)

Members of WEDC leadership will present updates to committee members on operations within select divisions: Mike Klonsinski, Chief Operating Officer Lisa Johnson, VP of Entrepreneurship & Innovation Lee Swindall, VP of Business & Industry.

This will be a joint informational hearing. Testimony will be limited to invited speakers only.

Committee meeting notices: Economic Development and Veterans and Military Affairs; Jobs, Economy and Small Business

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

On the Committee on Jobs, Economy and Small Business

Representative Williams (Chair)
Representative Endsley (Vice-Chair)
Representative Stone
Representative Kapenga
Representative Klenke
Representative Knilans
Representative Kuglitsch
Representative Loudenbeck
Representative Petryk
Representative Molepske Jr
Representative Bernard Schaber
Representative Fields
Representative Toles
Representative Krusick
Representative Pasch

Committee on Transportation

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

The committee may take executive action on any or all of the bills heard.

Relating to: appointments to the Council on Highway Safety.

By Representative Petrowski; cosponsored by Senator Lazich, by request of Department of Transportation.

Relating to: road closure barriers.

By Representative Petrowski; cosponsored by Senator Lazich, by request of Department of Transportation.

Relating to: authorizing local governments to appoint traffic control attendants.

By Representatives Kapenga and Craig; cosponsored by Senator Lazich.

Relating to: vehicles required to stop at railroad crossings, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, and requiring the exercise of rule-making authority.

By Representative Petrowski; cosponsored by Senator Lazich, by request of Department of Transportation.

Relating to: outdoor advertising signs that are relocated because of state highway projects.

By Representatives Jacque, Bernier, Craig, Steineke, Thiesfeldt, Van Roy and Wynn; cosponsored by Senator Lasee.

Executive Session

10:01AM or upon conclusion of Public Hearing

Relating to: age restrictions and safety certificate requirements regarding the operation of an all-terrain vehicle.

By Representatives Rivard, Severson, Brooks, Endsley, Kestell, Molepske Jr, A. Ott, Ripp, Spanbauer and Tranel; cosponsored by Senators Leibham, Holperin and Taylor.

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.

Committee meeting notice.

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 on Natural Resources and Environment

10:30 AM
300 Southeast
State Capitol
Public Hearing

Relating to: possession of certain animals killed by vehicles.

By Representatives Tiffany and Suder; cosponsored by Senators Moulton and Holperin.

Relating to: weapons that may be used to hunt certain animals and requirements for establishing open hunting seasons for those animals.

By Representatives Tauchen, Craig, Sinicki, Petryk, Kleefisch, Rivard, Krug, Endsley and Spanbauer; cosponsored by Senators Schultz and Taylor.

Relating to: acquisition of land in the Niagara Escarpment corridor.

By Representatives A. Ott, Ziegelbauer, Endsley, LeMahieu, Litjens, Spanbauer, Thiesfeldt and Bies; cosponsored by Senators Cowles and Schultz.

Relating to: acquisition of land in the Niagara Escarpment corridor.
By Senators Cowles and Schultz; cosponsored by Representatives A. Ott, LeMahieu, Litjens, Spanbauer, Thiesfeldt, Ziegelbauer and Endsley.

Relating to: buying, selling, bartering, and trading of nonedible parts from upland game birds.

By Senator Schultz; cosponsored by Representatives Brooks, Tranel, Petryk and Clark.

Relating to: appointment of a drainage board.

By Senators Cowles and Hansen; cosponsored by Representatives Nygren, Mursau, A. Ott, Rivard and Spanbauer.

Relating to: authorizing the Department of Natural Resources to collect voluntary contributions in addition to fees charged for certain approvals, authorizing the voluntary contributions to be paid to the Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin, and making an appropriation.

By Senators Schultz, Holperin, Hansen and Cowles; cosponsored by Representatives Petryk, Endsley, Marklein, Molepske Jr, Mursau, Rivard, Jacque, Tranel, Clark and Spanbauer.

Relating to: hunting and trapping of wolves, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, extending the time limit for emergency rule procedures, and making an appropriation.

By Senators Moulton, Holperin, Lasee, Schultz and Grothman; cosponsored by Representatives Suder, Rivard, LeMahieu, Krug, Bies, Pridemore, Ballweg, Tauchen, Vruwink, Williams, Severson, Murtha, Steineke, Tiffany, Nygren, Endsley, A. Ott and Spanbauer.

Committee meeting notice.

On the Committee on Natural Resources and Environment

Senator Kedzie (Chair)
Senator Moulton (Vice-Chair)
Senator Wanggaard
Senator Galloway
Senator Wirch
Senator Holperin
Senator Larson

Committee on Consumer Protection and Personal Privacy

10:30 AM
North Hearing Room (2nd Floor North)
State Capitol
Executive Session

Relating to: the sale of lead acid batteries and acceptance of used lead acid batteries.

By Representatives Honadel, Brooks, Berceau, Hulsey, A. Ott, Pocan, Spanbauer, Thiesfeldt, Turner and E. Coggs; cosponsored by Senators C. Larson, Cowles, Holperin, Olsen, Risser and Taylor.

Relating to: keeping certain name changes confidential.

By Representatives Ripp, Jacque, Kerkman, Pasch, C. Taylor, Jorgensen, Ringhand, Brooks, Staskunas, Marklein, Wynn, A. Ott, Endsley, Krug, Spanbauer, Tranel, Sinicki, Thiesfeldt, Ballweg and Berceau; cosponsored by Senators Harsdorf, Olsen, Shilling, Taylor, Lassa and King.

Relating to: zinc air button cell batteries and providing penalties.

By Representatives Tranel, Suder, Ripp, A. Ott, J. Ott, Brooks, Litjens, Petryk, Spanbauer, Thiesfeldt, Krug, Rivard, Bernard Schaber, Pocan and C. Taylor; cosponsored by Senators Olsen, Wanggaard, Schultz, Erpenbach, Hansen, Holperin, Risser and Taylor.

Committee meeting notice.

Public Hearing

10:31AM or upon conclusion of Executive Session

Relating to: the prohibition on telephone solicitations to residential customers, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation.

By Representatives Ripp, Jacque, Tranel, Spanbauer, Wynn, Marklein and Bies; cosponsored by Senator Holperin.

Relating to: permitting a funeral establishment to be located in cemetery, prohibiting discrimination against a funeral establishment that has no relationship with a cemetery, prohibiting discrimination against a cemetery that has not relationship with a funeral establishment, and eliminating a property tax exemption for cemetery authority property.

By Representatives Wynn, Kleefisch and Kapenga.

Committee meeting notice.

On the Committee on Consumer Protection and Personal Privacy

Representative Ripp (Chair)
Representative August (Vice-Chair)
Representative Spanbauer
Representative Kooyenga
Representative Krug
Representative Roys
Representative Coggs
Representative Billings

Committee on Education

10:30 AM
201 Southeast
State Capitol
Executive Session

Relating to: the governor’s read to lead development fund, the Read to Lead Development Council, grants in support of literacy and early childhood development programs, teacher licensure, screening kindergarten pupils for reading readiness, remedial reading services for certain pupils, evaluating teacher preparatory programs and educator effectiveness, requiring the exercise of rule-making authority, and making an appropriation.

By Senators Olsen, Darling and Schultz; cosponsored by Representatives Kestell, Ballweg, Brooks, Endsley, Marklein and Spanbauer.

Public Hearing

10:35AM or upon conclusion of Executive Session

Relating to: creating the Special Needs Scholarship Program for disabled pupils, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation.

By Senators Vukmir, Moulton, Galloway and Darling; cosponsored by Representatives Litjens, Fields, Wynn, Bernier, Bies, Brooks, Endsley, Farrow, Honadel, Jacque, Kleefisch, Knilans, Knudson, Kooyenga, Kramer, Krug and Kuglitsch.

Relating to: school bullying, unlawful use of computer systems, and providing a penalty.

By Senators T. Cullen, S. Coggs, Carpenter, Erpenbach, Taylor, King, Schultz, Risser, Holperin and Kedzie; cosponsored by Representatives Knilans, C. Taylor, Pocan, Turner, Staskunas, Ringhand, Loudenbeck, Pasch and Pope-Roberts.

Committee meeting notice.

On the Committee on Education

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

Committee on Election and Campaign Reform

11:00 AM (meeting time changed)
328 Northwest
State Capitol
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: 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.

Committee meeting notice.

On the Committee on Election and Campaign Reform

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

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