Relating to: defunct incorporated Roman Catholic congregations.
By Senator Wirch , by request of Jerome Malsack.
To committee on Judiciary, Corrections and Privacy.
Senate Bill 336
Relating to: creating the option to make an anatomical gift as part of a living will.
By Senators Roessler, Darling, Lazich, A. Lasee, Lassa and Risser; cosponsored by Representatives Hundertmark, Gielow, Berceau, Krawczyk, Hines, J. Lehman, Miller, Ott, Townsend, Van Roy, Wasserman, Weber and Taylor.
To committee on Health, Children, Families, Aging and Long Term Care.
Senate Bill 337
Relating to: acceptance of certain political contributions by certain elective state officials and committees.
By Senators Harsdorf, Schultz, Brown, Stepp, Ellis and Cowles; cosponsored by Representatives Freese, Gundrum, Pocan, Black, Kestell, Musser, M. Lehman, LeMahieu, Ladwig, Bies, Olsen, McCormick, Van Roy, Hahn, Hines, Petrowski, Pope-Roberts, Gottlieb and Seratti.
To committee on Education, Ethics and Elections.
Senate Bill 338
Relating to: payday loan providers and granting rule-making authority.
By Senators Schultz and Stepp; cosponsored by Representatives Jeskewitz, M. Lehman, Musser, Boyle, Taylor, Owens, Ziegelbauer, Hahn, Gronemus, Olsen, Plouff, Van Roy, Gielow, Berceau, Ott, Gunderson and Powers.
To committee on Agriculture, Financial Institutions and Insurance.
petitions and communications
State of Wisconsin
December 1, 2003
The Honorable, The Senate:
Pursuant to Senate Rule 20(2)(a) and (b) I would like to make the following changes to the standing committees:
Appoint Senator Coggs to the Senate Committee on Judiciary, Corrections and Privacy
Appoint Senator Coggs to the Senate Committee to the Joint Committee for Review of Administrative Rules
Appoint Senator Coggs to the Joint Committee for Review of Criminal Penalties
Appoint Senator Coggs to the Joint Legislative Council
Appoint Senator Lassa to the Joint Committee on Audit
Appoint Senator Risser to the Commission on Uniform State Laws
Appoint Senator Coggs to the Education Communications Board
Remove Senator Lassa from the Joint Committee for Review of Administrative Rules
S502 With regards to members of the minority party, appointments are made based on the nominations of that caucus.
Senator Mary Panzer
Senate Majority Leader
State of Wisconsin
November 25, 2003
The Honorable, The Senate:
Pursuant to Wisconsin State Statute 15.445(4)(a)2, I am appointing Senator Jeff Plale to the State Fair Park Board effective immediately.
Please contact me with any questions.
Senator Jon Erpenbach
Senate Minority Leader
State of Wisconsin
November 25, 2003
The Honorable, The Senate:
Pursuant to Wisconsin State Statute 15.197(24)(a)5, I am appointing Senator Spencer Coggs to the Milwaukee Child Welfare Partnership Council.
Please contact me with any questions. Thank you.
Senator Jon Erpenbach
Senate Minority Leader
State of Wisconsin
Office of the Secretary of State
To the Honorable, the Senate:
Douglas La follette
Secretary of State
State of Wisconsin
Wisconsin Technical College System
November 26, 2003
The Honorable, The Legislature:
This letter certifies that all sixteen Wisconsin Technical Colleges have provided sexual assault and harassment orientation, material and information to students as required under state statute 38.12(11) for the 2003-2004 school year.
Individual college letters assuring compliance are on file in our office at this time. If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Keith Krinke, System Equal Opportunity Officer, of my staff at 266-1844.
Richard Carpenter
State of Wisconsin
Legislative Audit Bureau
November 20, 2003
The Honorable, The Legislature:
On September 24, 2003, you requested that we conduct an audit of the Legislative Technology Services Bureau (LTSB). As requested, we have completed our review of LTSB, which manages information systems for the Legislature and its service agencies. In fiscal year (FY) 2002-03, LTSB spent $4.8 million from two appropriations and had an authorized staffing level of 25.0 full-time equivalent positions. Currently, it also employs 19.0 non-state workers through an arrangement with a private vendor.
We found significant deficiencies in LTSB's financial management, procurement, time management, network security, and strategic planning. For example, we found numerous inaccuracies in the financial information recorded on the State's accounting system, inadequate documentation for major maintenance agreements, and inadequate security controls. We also found significant problems in a staffing arrangement LTSB made with a private vendor, which was initiated without a request for proposals or a written contract. Since FY 1998-99, this vendor has been paid $5.9 million.
We have made 17 specific recommendations to improve financial and program management, including a recommendation that LTSB's new director assess whether administrative efficiencies can be achieved or staffing levels reduced. We are available to assist LTSB's new director in developing improved policies, procedures, and management reports, if requested.
We appreciate the courtesy and cooperation extended to us by Interim Director Terry Anderson and LTSB staff during the course of this review.
Janice Mueller
State Auditor
State of Wisconsin
Ethics Board
December 2, 2003
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 2003 session of the legislature, visit the Ethics Board's web site at
Appling, Julaine K Family Research Institute of Wisconsin Inc
Hanson, Thomas Citigroup Management Corporation
Knier, Julie M Brown County
Little, Steven C Citigroup Management Corporation
Murray, Peter T Wisconsin Association of Lakes Inc
Taffora, Raymond Gateway Technical College
Taylor, Chad Gateway Technical College
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.
R. Roth Judd