Scott McCallum
S241 State of Wisconsin
Office of the Secretary of State
To the Honorable, the Senate:
Douglas La follette
Secretary of State
State of Wisconsin
Legislative Audit Bureau
June 21, 2001
The Honorable, The Legislature:
On April 30, 2001, we completed our fiscal year 1999-2000 single audit and issued our report (01-08). During the course of our audit, we identified approximately $2.1 million in available funds that the Legislature may wish to consider during the current 2001-03 biennial budget deliberations. This amount includes potential revenue of $1.8 million for the General Fund, $246,000 for the Conservation Fund, and $40,000 for the Transportation Fund.
First, if the Legislature directed the Department of Workforce Development to immediately claim all federal funds available to the State through the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program, an estimated $800,000 in additional interest earnings would be generated during the 2001-03 biennium. These additional interest earnings could be used for any purpose.
Second, the State receives rebates related to use of certain purchasing cards it has authorized state agencies to use to make purchases of less than $5,000. As of December 31, 2000, the State received $285,000 in purchasing card rebates, and we estimate that an additional $400,000 will be received during the 2001-03 biennium. If it desired, the Legislature could direct the Department of Administration to lapse the purchasing card rebates to the funds that were the source of payments for the purchases and, in the future, record the rebates as miscellaneous revenues of the affected funds. If this action were taken, approximately $620,000 could be deposited in the General Fund, $40,000 to the Transportation Fund, and $25,000 to other funds.
Finally, we identified $392,000 in General Fund encumbrances and $246,000 in Conservation Fund encumbrances that the Department of Workforce Development is currently in the process of reviewing. We believe the majority of these encumbrances, which have been outstanding since June 30, 1999, will lapse. Therefore, the Legislature may wish to consider the availability of these additional lapses as it continues its budget deliberations.
We hope that you find this information useful. If you have any questions or comments, please contact me.
Janice Mueller
State Auditor
State of Wisconsin
University of Wisconsin - Madison
June 19, 2001
The Honorable, The Senate:
Pursuant to 1999 Wisconsin Act 9, s 9111 (4xx), enclosed please find a report on the correlation between prior convictions and the propensity to commit future acts of abuse, neglect or misappropriation. The report, The Risks of Recidivism: An Employment Perspective, was prepared by Herbert M, Kritzer, Professor of Political Science and Law at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
If you have any questions about this report, please to not hesitate to contact me at 263-5510 or
Charles B. Hoslet
Senior Special Assistant to the Chancellor
Director, State Relations
State of Wisconsin
Department of Regulation and Licensing
June 19, 2001
The Honorable, The Senate:
In accordance with WSS 961.36(3), enclosed please find the 2000 Controlled Substances Board Annual Report.
It is hoped that the Senate will find this report useful.
Patrick D. Braatz
Division of Health Professionals and Services Licensing
State of Wisconsin
Ethics Board
July 26, 2001
The Honorable, The Senate:
The following lobbyists have been authorized to act on behalf of the organizations set opposite their names.
For more detailed information about these lobbyists and organizations and a complete list of organizations and people authorized to lobby the 2001 session of the legislature, visit the Ethics Board's web site at
Bentley, Marc S Murphy Oil USA, Inc.
Broydrick, Cynthia Council for Affordable Health Insurance
Broydrick, William Council for Affordable Health Insurance
Christianson, Peter C Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
Driscoll, Darcy Mirant Americas Inc (formerly SEI Wisconsin LLC
Eisenberg, Alan D Share the Earth
Fonfara, Thomas Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
Fountain, J Marie El Paso Corporation (formerly ANR Pipeline / The Coastal Corporation)
Hanson, Thomas Roeschen's Omnicare
Leonhart, James Mirant Americas Inc (formerly SEI Wisconsin LLC
Longmire, Erin Funeral Service Alliance of Wisconsin
Moore, Thomas E Community Bankers of Wisconsin
Petak, George Mirant Americas Inc (formerly SEI Wisconsin LLC
Petersen, Eric J Council for Affordable Health Insurance
Peterson, Craig Mirant Americas Inc (formerly SEI Wisconsin LLC
S242 Rice, Joseph Mirant Americas Inc (formerly SEI Wisconsin LLC
Thompson, Kelli Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District
Thompson, Kelli Mirant Americas Inc (formerly SEI Wisconsin LLC
Also available from the Wisconsin Ethics Board are reports identifying the amount and value of time state agencies have spent to affect legislative action and reports of expenditures for lobbying activities filed by organizations that employ lobbyists.
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referrals and receipt of committee reports concerning proposed administrative rules
Relating to construction and fire prevention for public buildings and places of employment, including commercial buildings and structures and multifamily dwellings.
Submitted by Department of Commerce.
Report received from Agency, June 26, 2001.
Referred to committee on Universities, Housing, and Government Operations, June 26, 2001 .
Senator Risser, with unanimous consent, asked that the Senate adjourn until Thursday, June 28 at 10:00 A.M..
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