To committee on Government Operations .
Assembly Bill 504
Relating to: cutting, removal and transportation of raw forest products, seizures of forest products, granting rule-making authority and providing penalties.
By Representatives Gard, Ainsworth, Kestell, Gunderson, Underheim, Sykora, Musser, Hasenohrl, Boyle and Waukau; cosponsored by Senators Breske, Drzewiecki, Burke, Farrow and Rude.
To committee on Rural Affairs and Forestry .
Assembly Bill 505
Relating to: sales of fruit-based intoxicating liquor for consumption on the premises where manufactured or rectified.
By Representatives Skindrud, Freese, F. Lasee, Ainsworth, Stone, Plouff, Albers and Black; cosponsored by Senator Erpenbach .
To committee on State Affairs.
Assembly Bill 506
Relating to: the requirement that certain operators of fish farms obtain annual health certificates.
By Representatives Sykora, Gronemus, Musser, Goetsch, Kelso, Plouff, Owens, Olsen, Gunderson, Hahn, Nass, Vrakas, Petrowski and Pettis; cosponsored by Senators Schultz, Breske, Farrow and Huelsman.
To committee on Agriculture.
Assembly Bill 507
Relating to: exempting certain police vehicles exceeding the speed limit from the requirement of giving visual and audible signals.
By Representatives Sykora, Kreibich, Brandemuehl, Freese, Goetsch, Hahn, Handrick, Hundertmark, Kaufert, Ladwig, Montgomery, Musser, Owens, Pettis, Plouff, Ryba, Seratti, Spillner, Turner, Vrakas and Petrowski; cosponsored by Senators Zien, Schultz, Breske, A. Lasee, Welch, Roessler and Clausing.
To committee on Highway Safety.
Assembly Bill 508
Relating to: expanding the time period for tax increment sharing that may be made by a tax incremental district created by the city of Glendale.
By Representative La Fave ; cosponsored by Senator Darling , by request of City of Glendale.
To committee on Ways and Means.
Assembly Bill 509
Relating to: requiring certain disclosures in advertising per-minute rates for long distance service and providing a penalty.
By Representatives Wasserman, Musser, Berceau, Black, Bock, Gronemus, Gunderson, Jeskewitz, Miller, Plouff, Reynolds, Schneider, Sinicki, Turner, Waukau, Riley and Colon; cosponsored by Senators Jauch, Rosenzweig, Darling, Erpenbach, Plache, Roessler and Robson.
To committee on Information Policy .
Assembly Bill 510
Relating to: leave for school conferences and activities.
By Representatives Black, Boyle, J. Lehman, Plouff, Seratti, Hasenohrl, Bock, Sinicki, Turner, Coggs, Miller, La Fave, Berceau, Musser and Cullen; cosponsored by Senators Grobschmidt, Erpenbach and Risser.
To committee on Labor and Employment .
A376 Assembly Bill 511
Relating to: creating a property tax exemption for wetlands.
By Representatives Black, Berceau, Ryba, La Fave, Plale, Ainsworth, Reynolds, Plouff, Boyle, Hasenohrl, Gunderson, Miller, J. Lehman, Pocan, Hebl, Carpenter and Lassa; cosponsored by Senators Burke, Drzewiecki, Darling and Wirch.
To joint survey committee on Tax Exemptions .
Assembly Bill 512
Relating to: using accumulated unused sick leave credits and certain health insurance premium credits for the payment of medicare premiums.
By Representative Black .
To committee on Insurance.
Assembly Bill 513
Relating to: requiring contracts of worker's compensation insurance to provide for a bonus premium dividend for employers that maintain a drug-free workplace program.
By Representatives Walker, Owens, Goetsch, Ainsworth, Plale, Suder, Albers and Seratti; cosponsored by Senator Roessler .
To committee on Labor and Employment .
Assembly Bill 514
Relating to: requiring school boards that provide instruction in human sexuality and related subjects to provide instruction in marriage and parental responsibility.
By Representatives Owens, Ainsworth, Huebsch, Musser and Seratti; cosponsored by Senators Welch, Lazich, Roessler and Rosenzweig.
To committee on Family Law.
Assembly Bill 515
Relating to: a sales tax and use tax exemption on tangible personal property used in the business of farming.
By Representatives Seratti, Rhoades, Gronemus, Petrowski, Schneider, Ott, Suder, Freese, Ainsworth, Hundertmark, Schooff, Gard, Grothman, Hahn, Lassa, Albers, Gundrum, Pettis, Olsen, Hasenohrl, F. Lasee, Reynolds, Skindrud, Musser, Plouff, Jensen, Spillner, Wasserman, Kestell, Leibham, Gunderson, Sykora, Kreibich, Ward, Hutchison, Stone, Powers, Klusman, Johnsrud, Handrick, Brandemuehl, Kedzie, Townsend, Huebsch and Goetsch; cosponsored by Senators Breske, Drzewiecki, Roessler, Schultz, Zien, A. Lasee, Welch, Rude, Fitzgerald, Panzer, Lazich, Baumgart and Shibilski.
To joint survey committee on Tax Exemptions .
Assembly Bill 516
Relating to: creating a plea and verdict of guilty but mentally ill in certain criminal cases
By Representatives Suder, Owens, Walker, Ainsworth, Brandemuehl, Freese, Gundrum, Hahn, Handrick, Huebsch, Kelso, Kreibich, Ladwig, Musser, Olsen, Petrowski, Pettis and Sykora; cosponsored by Senators Welch, Fitzgerald, Huelsman and Roessler.
To committee on Judiciary and Personal Privacy .
Assembly Bill 517
Relating to: special distinguishing license plates for veterans of the Laos War.
By Representatives Plouff, Musser, Berceau, Black, Turner and Travis; cosponsored by Senators Clausing, Roessler and Zien, by request of Wisconsin Chapter of Lao Veterans of America.
To committee on Transportation.
Assembly Bill 518
Relating to: requiring all insurers to establish internal grievance procedures, independent review of certain coverage determinations made by health benefit plans, granting rule-making authority and providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures.
By Representatives Underheim, F. Lasee, Musser, Kelso, Urban, Ladwig, Albers, Kaufert and Kedzie; cosponsored by Senators Breske, Rosenzweig, Roessler, Darling, Schultz and Drzewiecki.
To committee on Insurance.
Assembly Bill 519
Relating to: construction and operation of private prisons, requiring the exercise of rule-making authority and making an appropriation.
By Representatives Walker, F. Lasee, Ladwig, Ainsworth, Albers, Goetsch, Grothman, Miller, Owens, Pettis, Stone and Urban; cosponsored by Senator Darling .
To committee on Corrections and the Courts .
Assembly Bill 520
Relating to: appealing managed care plan decisions, obtaining the services of specialist providers and suing managed care plans.
By Representatives Wasserman, Schneider, Coggs, Colon, Sinicki, Pocan, Berceau, Reynolds, La Fave, Balow, Schooff, Steinbrink, Kreuser, J. Lehman, Black, Plouff, Hebl, Cullen, Morris-Tatum, Riley, Bock, Krug, Turner, Gronemus, Richards, Boyle, Carpenter, Hasenohrl, Krusick, Meyerhofer, Miller, Musser, Ryba, Sherman, Spillner, Staskunas, Travis, Waukau, Williams, Wood and Young; cosponsored by Senators Clausing, Robson, Baumgart, Burke, Darling, George, Grobschmidt, Moore, Plache, Risser and Wirch.
To committee on Health.
Committee Reports
The committee on Criminal Justice reports and recommends:
Assembly Bill 318
Relating to: the controlled substance methamphetamine and providing penalties.
Ayes: 8 - Representatives Goetsch, Walker, Stone, Owens, Jeskewitz, Gundrum, Gunderson and Huber.
Noes: 6 - Representatives F. Lasee, Colon, Berceau, Richards, Wood and Young.
A377 To committee on Rules.
Robert Goetsch
Committee on Criminal Justice
Referral of Agency Reports
State of Wisconsin
Department of Commerce
September 30, 1999
To the Honorable, the Assembly:
In accordance with section 66.46(13) of the Wisconsin Statutes, I am pleased to submit the Biennial Report on Tax Incremental Financing (TIF). The report examines the social, economic, and financial impact of TIF and is prepared by the Department's Division of Administrative Services, Bureau of Policy and Budget Development. The data in this report includes tax incremental districts (TIDs) that were established through September 30, 1998.
Based upon the number of tax incremental districts (TIDs) that have been established in recent years, tax incremental financing is growing in popularity as an economic development tool. From 1994 to 1998, cities and villages established an average of 65 TIDs per year, compared to an average of 37 TIDs per year from 1976 to 1993. The equalized value of the 703 TIDs that remained active through September 30, 1998 exceeded $8 billion, which is nearly 3 times larger than the original base value of the districts. Furthermore, TIF continues to be concentrated in the southern and eastern parts of the state, which corresponds to the state's population pattern and the concentration of commercial and manufacturing activity.
Requests for additional copies of the report or questions regarding it can be directed to Paul Neumann, Bureau of Policy and Budget Development - phone: 267-9382; email: In addition, the report will soon be made available on the Department's web page at