By Representatives M. Williams, Suder, Gronemus, Meyer, Wood, Musser, Ballweg, Petrowski and Owens; cosponsored by Senator Zien .
To committee on Rural Development .
Assembly Bill 646
Relating to: an income and franchise tax credit for the sales and use taxes paid on the purchase of tangible personal property used in farming.
By Representatives Ainsworth, Albers, Ballweg, Bies, Gronemus, Gunderson, Hines, F. Lasee, Loeffelholz, Musser, Nerison, Ott, Petrowski, Suder, Towns and Vos; cosponsored by Senators A. Lasee, Leibham, Olsen and Reynolds.
To committee on Agriculture.
Assembly Bill 647
Relating to: school policies on bullying.
By Representatives Jeskewitz, Kerkman, Lothian, Ott, Lehman, Fields, Davis, Owens, Townsend, Pope-Roberts and Turner; cosponsored by Senators Kedzie, Coggs, Carpenter, A. Lasee, Wirch, Brown, Zien, Roessler and Lassa. .
To committee on Education.
Committee Reports
The committee on Aging and Long-Term Care reports and recommends:
Assembly Bill 32
Relating to: the requirements for examinations for nursing home administrator licenses and for reciprocal nursing home administrator licenses, creating an exemption from such requirements, and granting rule-making authority.
Ayes: 9 - Representatives Townsend, Hines, LeMahieu, Nischke, Strachota, Krusick, Vruwink, Pope-Roberts and Parisi.
Noes: 0.
To joint committee on Finance.
John Townsend
Committee on Aging and Long-Term Care
The committee on Urban and Local Affairs reports and recommends:
Assembly Bill 388
Relating to: establishing a state waterfront development program and creating a council on that program.
Assembly Amendment 1 adoption:
Ayes: 7 - Representatives LeMahieu, Pridemore, Lothian, Gottlieb, Berceau, Fields and Parisi.
Noes: 0.
A445 Passage as amended:
Ayes: 7 - Representatives LeMahieu, Pridemore, Lothian, Gottlieb, Berceau, Fields and Parisi.
Noes: 0.
To joint committee on Finance.
Daniel LeMahieu
Committee on Urban and Local Affairs
August 18, 2005
Patrick Fuller
Assembly Chief Clerk
Risser Justice Center, Suite 208
Dear Mr. Fuller:
Please remove my name from the list of co-sponsors for Assembly Bill 587.
Thank you for your assistance in this matter.
Most sincerely,
Fred A. Risser
State Senator
August 25, 2005
Patrick Fuller, Chief Clerk
Assembly Chief Clerk's Office
17 West Main St
Madison, WI 53708
Dear Chief Fuller:
Please add me as a co-sponsor to Assembly Bill (AB) 280, relating to the expungement of misdemeanors.
Thank you!
Ron Brown
State Senator
31st District
Referral of Agency Reports
State of Wisconsin
Department of Public Instruction
August 29, 2005
To the Honorable, the Legislature:
Enclosed is a copy of the "Legislative Report on Video Cameras on School Buses and Training of Bus and Alternative Vehicle Operators" as required by Section 30(4) of 2003 Wisconsin Act 280. The report is submitted to you as required by sec. 13.172(2), Wis. Stats.
Elizabeth Burmaster
State Superintendent
Referred to committee on Transportation.
State of Wisconsin
Groundwater Coordinating Council
August 2005
To the Honorable, the Legislature:
The Groundwater Coordinating Council (GCC) is pleased to release its 2005 Report to the Legislature. The GCC was formed in 1984 to help state agencies coordinate non-regulatory activities and exchange information on groundwater. For the past 20 years, the GCC has served as a model for interagency coordination and cooperation among state agencies, the Governor, local and federal government, and the university. It is one of the few groups in the nation to effectively coordinate groundwater activities in its state from an advisory position.
This report summarizes GCC and agency activities related to groundwater protection and management in FY 05 (July 1, 2004 to June 30, 2005) and provides an overview of the condition of the groundwater resource. See the Executive Summary for highlights and the GCC's recommendations in Future Directions for Groundwater Protection. The full report is available online at
Highlights of the State's groundwater protection activities this past year include:
Organizing the first meetings of the Groundwater Advisory Committee and taking steps to begin implementation of the new groundwater legislation 2003 Wisconsin Act 310;
Completion of source water assessments for all 11,500 public water supply systems in Wisconsin;
Incorporation of Wisconsin's groundwater monitoring strategy, including both quantity and quality needs, into the state's water monitoring plan;
Developing a Groundwater Information Network email list to share information with a broad range of agencies and organizations interested or involved in groundwater education;
Continued efforts through participation in teacher workshops, a groundwater festival for students, Farm Technology Days, county groundwater programs and other opportunities to share with others the importance of protecting groundwater.
A446 We hope you will find this report to be a useful reference in protecting Wisconsin's valuable groundwater resource.
Todd Ambs
Groundwater Coordinating Council
Referred to committee on Natural Resources.