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As required by s. 13.94(1)(em), Wis. Stats., we have completed our annual financial audit of the Wisconsin Lottery, which is administered by the Department of Revenue. We have issued an unqualified opinion on the Wisconsin Lottery's fiscal year (FY) 1998-99 and FY 1999-2000 financial statements.
Overall, total lottery sales decreased from $428.2 million in FY 1998-99 to $406.7 million in FY 1999-2000. Sales of instant ticket lottery games, however, increased for the first time in four years, from $230.8 million in FY 1998-99 to $241.0 million in FY 1999-2000.
In 1999 Wisconsin Act 9, the Legislature provided general purpose revenue to fund certain lottery expenses, including retailer commissions and all administrative expenses except depreciation. These expenses totaled $76.0 million in FY 1999-2000. The budgetary funding provision was effective only in FY 1999-2000, and it contributed to an increase in the amount available for property tax relief from $153.9 million in FY 1998-99 to $232.3 million in FY 1999-2000.
We appreciate the courtesy and cooperation extended to us by the Department of Revenue.
Respectfully submitted,
Janice Mueller
State Auditor
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Calendar of Tuesday , March 13
Assembly Joint Resolution 35
Relating to: supporting a women's health platform that recognizes serious inequities in the health prevention and treatment of women and calls for the elimination of these inequities to improve the health status of women in this state.
The question was: Shall Assembly Joint Resolution 35 be adopted?
Motion carried.
Representative Morris-Tatum asked unanimous consent to be made a coauthor of Assembly Joint Resolution 35. Granted.
Representative Foti asked unanimous consent that the rules be suspended and that Assembly Joint Resolution 35 be immediately messaged to the Senate. Granted.
Representative Lippert introduced a joint resolution.
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Introduction and Reference
of Proposals
Read first time and referred:
Assembly Joint Resolution 48
Relating to: honoring and commending the devoted public service of Sue Ann Thompson.
By Representatives Lippert, Ladwig, Starzyk, Vrakas, Jensen, Wasserman, Underheim, McCormick, Gunderson, Ryba, Wade, Rhoades, Shilling, Gronemus, Hebl, Hoven, Ward, Ziegelbauer, Kedzie, Pettis, Duff, Leibham, Olsen, Sinicki, Plouff, Riley, Huebsch, Miller, Freese, Hahn, Pocan, Albers, Kestell, Powers, Krawczyk, Johnsrud, Townsend, Petrowski, Schneider, Plale, Musser, Bock, Coggs, Turner, Urban, Ainsworth, Walker, Berceau, Balow, Gundrum, Jeskewitz, Seratti, Ott and J. Lehman; cosponsored by Senators Erpenbach, Panzer, Darling, Zien, Cowles, Risser, Rosenzweig, Lazich, A. Lasee, Breske, Roessler, Huelsman, Schultz, S. Fitzgerald, Plache, Grobschmidt, Burke, George, Wirch and Harsdorf.
Representative Foti asked unanimous consent that the rules be suspended and that Assembly Joint Resolution 48 be taken up at this time. Granted.
The question was: Shall Assembly Joint Resolution 48 be adopted?
Motion carried.
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Special Guest
Speaker Jensen introduced former First Lady of Wisconsin, Sue Ann Thompson, who addressed the members from the rostrum.
Representative Bock asked unanimous consent that all members of the Assembly be made coauthors of Assembly Joint Resolution 48. Granted.
A142 Representative Foti asked unanimous consent that the rules be suspended and that Assembly Joint Resolution 48 be immediately messaged to the Senate. Granted.
Assembly Joint Resolution 36
Relating to: honoring and commending the devoted public service of Sue Ann Thompson.
Representative Foti asked unanimous consent that Assembly Joint Resolution 36 be laid on the table. Granted.
Assembly Joint Resolution 46
Relating to: urging all Wisconsinites to observe March as "Women's History Month."
The question was: Shall Assembly Joint Resolution 46 be adopted?
Motion carried.
Representative Foti asked unanimous consent that the rules be suspended and that Assembly Joint Resolution 46 be immediately messaged to the Senate. Granted.
Representative Grothman asked unanimous consent to be made a coauthor of Assembly Bill 19. Granted.
Representative Ziegelbauer asked unanimous consent to be made a coauthor of Assembly Bill 4. Granted.
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Representative Vrakas asked unanimous consent that the Assembly stand recessed. Granted.
The Assembly stood recessed.
10:37 A.M.
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Recess
1:32 P.M.
The Assembly reconvened.
Speaker Jensen in the chair.
Representative Foti asked unanimous consent that Assembly Joint Resolution 38 be taken from the table. Granted.
Assembly Joint Resolution 38
Relating to: recognizing Ben Brancel for his 16 years of dedication and commitment to the state of Wisconsin and its people.
The question was: Shall Assembly Joint Resolution 38 be adopted?
Motion carried.
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Special Guest
Speaker Jensen introduced former Speaker of the Assembly and former Secretary of the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection, Ben Brancel, who addressed the members from the rostrum.
Representative Morris-Tatum asked unanimous consent that all members of the Assembly be made coauthors of Assembly Joint Resolution 38. Granted.
Representative Foti asked unanimous consent that the rules be suspended and that Assembly Joint Resolution 38 be immediately messaged to the Senate. Granted.
Representative Plouff moved that the rules be suspended and that Senate Bill 1 be withdrawn from the committee on Health and taken up at this time.
Senate Bill 1
Relating to: requiring pharmacies and pharmacists, as a condition of medical assistance participation, to charge elderly persons for prescription drugs no more than specific amounts; specifying requirements for rebate agreements between the department of health and family services and drug manufacturers; requiring the department of health and family services to seek a waiver to provide medical assistance eligibility to certain persons for purposes of a prescription drug benefit; requiring the exercise of rule-making authority; making appropriations; and providing penalties.
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Point of Order
Representative Freese rose to the point of order that Senate Bill 1 was not properly before the Assembly under ยง 16.47 of the Wisconsin Statutes.
Speaker Jensen took the point of order under advisement.
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Calendar of Friday , March 9
Assembly Bill 100
Relating to: financial assistance for an air carrier that operates from a hub facility, creating an airport financing committee, granting rule-making authority, and making appropriations.
The question was: Shall the vote by which Assembly Bill 100 was passed be reconsidered?
The roll was taken.
The result follows:
Ayes - Representatives Berceau, Black, Bock, Boyle, Carpenter, Coggs, Cullen, Gronemus, Huber, Hubler, Kreuser, Meyerhofer, Miller, Morris-Tatum, Plouff, Pocan, Reynolds, Richards, Sherman, Shilling, Steinbrink, Turner, Wasserman, Williams, Wood, Young and Ziegelbauer - 27.
A143 Noes - Representatives Ainsworth, Albers, Balow, Bies, Colon, Duff, J. Fitzgerald, Foti, Freese, Friske, Gard, Grothman, Gunderson, Gundrum, Hahn, Hebl, Hoven, Huebsch, Hundertmark, Jeskewitz, Johnsrud, Kaufert, Kedzie, Kestell, Krawczyk, Kreibich, Krug, Krusick, La Fave, Ladwig, F. Lasee, Lassa, J. Lehman, M. Lehman, Leibham, Lippert, Loeffelholz, McCormick, D. Meyer, Montgomery, Musser, Nass, Olsen, Ott, Petrowski, Pettis, Plale, Powers, Rhoades, Riley, Ryba, Schneider, Schooff, Seratti, Sinicki, Skindrud, Starzyk, Staskunas, Stone, Suder, Sykora, Townsend, Travis, Underheim, Urban, Vrakas, Wade, Walker, Ward, Wieckert and Speaker Jensen - 71.
Absent or not voting - Representative Owens - 1.
Motion failed.
Assembly Bill 4
Relating to: permitting an educational agency to refuse to employ or to terminate from employment an unpardoned felon.
Representative Rhoades in the chair.
Representatives Carpenter, J. Lehman, Bock, Sherman, Black, Turner, Morris-Tatum, Coggs, Schneider, Sinicki, Young, Ryba, Reynolds and Riley asked unanimous consent to be added as coauthors of Assembly substitute amendment 2 to Assembly Bill 4. Granted.
Representative Petrowski moved that Assembly substitute amendment 2 to Assembly Bill 4 be laid on the table.
The question was: Shall Assembly substitute amendment 2 to Assembly Bill 4 be laid on the table?
The roll was taken.
The result follows:
Ayes - Representatives Ainsworth, Albers, Bies, Duff, J. Fitzgerald, Foti, Freese, Friske, Gard, Grothman, Gunderson, Gundrum, Hahn, Hoven, Huebsch, Hundertmark, Jeskewitz, Johnsrud, Kaufert, Kedzie, Kestell, Krawczyk, Kreibich, Ladwig, F. Lasee, M. Lehman, Leibham, Lippert, Loeffelholz, McCormick, D. Meyer, Montgomery, Musser, Nass, Olsen, Ott, Petrowski, Pettis, Powers, Rhoades, Seratti, Skindrud, Starzyk, Stone, Suder, Sykora, Townsend, Underheim, Urban, Vrakas, Wade, Walker, Ward, Wieckert, Ziegelbauer and Speaker Jensen - 56.
Noes - Representatives Balow, Berceau, Black, Bock, Boyle, Carpenter, Coggs, Colon, Cullen, Gronemus, Hebl, Huber, Hubler, Kreuser, Krug, Krusick, La Fave, Lassa, J. Lehman, Meyerhofer, Miller, Morris-Tatum, Plale, Plouff, Pocan, Reynolds, Richards, Riley, Ryba, Schneider, Schooff, Sherman, Shilling, Sinicki, Staskunas, Steinbrink, Travis, Turner, Wasserman, Williams, Wood and Young - 42.
Absent or not voting - Representative Owens - 1.
Motion carried.
Assembly amendment 2 to Assembly Bill 4 offered by Representatives Young, Coggs, Morris-Tatum and Riley.
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