Monday, March 12

Committee on Transportation and Elections

Committee members

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

9:00 AM
8 South (Mary Lazich’s office)
Executive Session

Pursuant to Senate Rule 25 (4) (am), the Committee on Transportation and Elections will vote by paper ballot on the following items:

Relating to: designation of highways as scenic byways.

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

Relating to: the use of a cellular or other wireless telephone by a probationary licensee or instruction permittee while driving a motor vehicle and providing a penalty.

By Senators Olsen, Schultz, Lassa and Moulton; cosponsored by Representatives Bernier, Petrowski, Kooyenga, Litjens, Petryk, C. Taylor, Van Roy and Wynn.

Relating to: restrictions on the operation of motor vehicles by persons holding instruction permits or probationary licenses and providing a penalty.

By Representatives Bernier, Petrowski, Kooyenga, Litjens, Petryk, C. Taylor, Van Roy, Wynn, Pasch, Barca, Turner, Sinicki, Bies, Clark, A. Ott and T. Larson; cosponsored by Senators Olsen, Schultz and Lassa.

Relating to: authorizing the creation of a Fox Cities regional transit authority and making appropriations.

By Senator Ellis; cosponsored by Representatives Bernard Schaber, Steineke, Litjens, Berceau, Hintz and Pasch.

Relating to: registration of motor vehicles by the Department of Transportation.

By Senators Grothman, Erpenbach and Wanggaard; cosponsored by Representatives Wynn, Petrowski, Strachota, Thiesfeldt, Endsley, Kestell, Kerkman, Stroebel, Marklein, A. Ott and Krug.

Relating to: maintenance and removal of vegetation obstructing the view of outdoor advertising signs along highways under the jurisdiction of the Department of Transportation.

By Senators Grothman, Darling, Lasee, Moulton, Olsen and Schultz; cosponsored by Representatives Honadel, Bies, Brooks, Kestell, LeMahieu, Mursau, Nerison, Nygren, Spanbauer, Staskunas, Stone, Strachota, Tiffany, Van Roy, Vruwink, Weininger, Wynn and E. Coggs.

Relating to: maintenance and removal of vegetation obstructing the view of outdoor advertising signs along highways under the jurisdiction of the Department of Transportation.

By Representatives Honadel, Bies, Brooks, Kestell, LeMahieu, Mursau, Nerison, Nygren, Spanbauer, Staskunas, Stone, Strachota, Tiffany, Van Roy, Vruwink, Weininger, Wynn and E. Coggs; cosponsored by Senators Grothman, Darling, Lasee, Moulton, Olsen and Schultz.

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

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

Relating to: appointments to the Council on Highway Safety.

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

Relating to: road closure barriers.

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

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

Relating to: safety mirrors on school buses.

By Senator Leibham; cosponsored by Representative Endsley.

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: 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.

Deadline for responding: 10:00 a.m. on Monday, March 12, 2012.

Committee on Veterans and Military Affairs

Committee members

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

Relating to: professional or occupational licensure renewal requirements for active duty service members and their spouses and requirements concerning licensure in this state of spouses of service members temporarily stationed in this state.

By Representative Spanbauer; cosponsored by Senator Wanggaard.

An executive session may be held on Assembly Bill 674 following the public hearing.

Committee on Judiciary, Utilities, Commerce, and Government Operations

Committee members

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

10:00 AM
323 South
Executive Session

Pursuant to Senate Rule 25 (4) (am), the Committee on Judiciary, Utilities, Commerce and Government Operations will vote by paper ballot on the following items:

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: giving notice of, and providing assistance after, a motor vehicle accident and providing a penalty.

By Senators S. Fitzgerald and Olsen, by request of Sheriff of Dodge County, Todd M. Nehls.

Deadline for responding: 12:00 p.m. on Monday, March 12, 2012.

Committee on Financial Institutions and Rural Issues

Committee members

Senator Grothman (Chair)
Senator Lasee (Vice-Chair)
Senator Schultz
Senator Lassa
Senator Vinehout

11:00 AM
300 Southeast
State Capitol
Executive Session

Relating to: creating a commission on financial aid consolidation and modernization.

By Joint Legislative Council.

Committee on Agriculture, Forestry, and Higher Education

Committee members

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

1:30 PM
400 Southeast
State Capitol
Public Hearing

Relating to: grants to technical college district boards under the Workforce Advancement Training Program.

By Senators Shilling, Wirch, Taylor, Lassa and King; cosponsored by Representatives Doyle, Sinicki, Milroy, Molepske Jr, Spanbauer, Staskunas, Zepnick, Berceau, Bernard Schaber, Steinbrink, Turner and Clark.

Millner, Regina

Of Madison, as a member of the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System, to serve for the term ending May 1, 2019.

Behling, John
Of Eau Claire, as a member of the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System, to serve for the term ending May 1, 2019.

Committee on Senate Organization

Committee members

Senator Fitzgerald (Chair)
Senator Ellis
Senator Grothman
Senator Miller
Senator Hansen

2:00 PM
211 South
State Capitol
Executive Session

The Committee on Senate Organization will vote by paper ballot to approve or deny scheduling the Regular Session Calendar for Tuesday, March 13, 2012. The committee may take other actions concerning the matters proposed for the calendar. Deadline for responding: 3:30 p.m. on Monday, March 12, 2012.
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