Record of Committee Proceedings
Committee on Children and Families
Assembly Bill 339
Relating to: eligibility for monthly subsidized guardianship payments of a person who develops a familial relationship with a child or the child's family during the child's placement in out-of-home care, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, and granting rule-making authority.
By Representatives Kooyenga, Rodriguez, Jagler, Gannon, Thiesfeldt, Petersen, Hutton, Allen, A. Ott, Kremer, Novak and Ballweg; cosponsored by Senators LeMahieu and Moulton.
September 14, 2015 Referred to Committee on Children and Families
October 28, 2015 Public Hearing Held
Present: (12) Representative Rodriguez; Representatives R. Brooks, Vorpagel, Kerkman, Brandtjen, Heaton, Neylon, Duchow, Johnson, Billings, Kahl and Subeck.
Absent: (0) None.
Excused: (1) Representative Gannon.
· Rep. Dale Kooyenga - 14th Assembly District
· Fredi Bove - Dept. of Children and Families
· Ramona Gonzalez - LaCrosse County Circuit Judge
· Kathy Markeland - WI Assoc. of Family & Children's Agencies
Appearances for Information Only
· Sen. Devin LeMahieu - 9th Senate District
· Cindy Crane - Lutheran Office for Public Policy in WI
Registrations for Information Only
December 09, 2015 Executive Session Held
Present: (11) Representative Rodriguez; Representatives Gannon, R. Brooks, Vorpagel, Kerkman, Brandtjen, Heaton, Neylon, Duchow, Billings and Kahl.
Absent: (0) None.
Excused: (2) Representatives Johnson and Subeck.
Moved by Representative Kerkman, seconded by Representative Brandtjen that Assembly Bill 339 be recommended for passage.
Ayes: (11) Representative Rodriguez; Representatives Gannon, R. Brooks, Vorpagel, Kerkman, Brandtjen, Heaton, Neylon, Duchow, Billings and Kahl.
Noes: (0) None.
PASSAGE RECOMMENDED, Ayes 11, Noes 0
***Representatives Johnson and Subeck indicated by letter that they would have voted in support of the bill had they been present.