Assembly Bill 904
Relating to: changing the method of appointing members to a town plan commission.
By Representatives Owens, Ainsworth, Friske, Gronemus, Hahn, Hines, Kreibich, LeMahieu, Loeffelholz, Lothian, McCormick, Molepske, Mursau, Musser, Petrowski, Pettis, Towns, Townsend, Vos and Vruwink; cosponsored by Senators Grothman, Breske and Olsen.
To committee on Urban and Local Affairs .
Assembly Bill 905
Relating to: issuing resident fishing licenses, resident small game hunting licenses, and resident deer hunting licenses to certain students attending colleges or universities in this state.
By Representatives Hubler, Gunderson, Friske, Molepske, Jeskewitz, Lehman, Seidel, Montgomery, Hahn, Musser, Vruwink and Petrowski; cosponsored by Senators Jauch, Zien, Miller and Grothman.
To committee on Natural Resources .
Assembly Bill 906
Relating to: free access to state parks and state trails by certain disabled veterans and former prisoners of war.
By Representatives Lehman, Musser, Jeskewitz, Hebl, Sinicki, Travis, Kreuser, Hubler, Boyle, Albers, Berceau, Cullen, Seidel, Ainsworth, Petrowski, Owens, M. Williams, Turner, Ott, Gunderson and McCormick; cosponsored by Senators Breske, Kapanke, Roessler, Risser and Kedzie.
To committee on Tourism.
Assembly Bill 907
Relating to: requiring a contract with a data organization for the collection, analysis, and dissemination of health care claims information; eliminating the Board on Health Care Information, the Interagency Coordinating Council, and the Independent Review Board; and making appropriations.
By Representatives Underheim, Vos, Petrowski, Owens, Nelson and Hines; cosponsored by Senators Darling, Roessler, Robson and Olsen.
To committee on Health.
Reference Bureau Corrections
Assembly Bill 872
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A704 Executive Communications
State of Wisconsin
Office of the Governor
December 28, 2005
To the Honorable Members of the Assembly:
The following bill, originating in the Assembly, has been approved, signed and deposited in the office of the Secretary of State:
Bill Number Act Number Date Approved
Assembly Bill 78387December 28, 2005
Respectfully submitted,
JIM Doyle
State of Wisconsin
Office of the Secretary of State
To Whom It May Concern:
Acts, Joint Resolutions and Resolutions deposited in this office have been numbered and published as follows:
Bill Number Act Number Publication Date
Assembly Bill 78387January 13, 2006
Douglas La Follette
Secretary of State
December 27, 2005
Patrick Fuller
Assembly Chief Clerk
17 West Main Street, Suite 208
Madison, WI 53708
Dear Chief Clerk:
Please remove my name as a co-sponsor of Assembly Bill 885.
Thank you and if you have any questions, please call our office at 266-7500.
Terri McCormick
State Representative
56th Assembly District
Referral of Agency Reports
State of Wisconsin
Department of Health and Family Services
December 16, 2005
To the Honorable, the Legislature:
Enclosed is the 2004-2005 annual report of the Wisconsin Council on Physical Disabilities. Preparation and distribution of the report is required by section 46.29(1)(f) of the state statutes. As you know, this independent Council is created by statute, attached to the Department of Health and Family Services for limited administrative purposes, to advise all of state government on behalf of people with disabilities.
If you have questions about the report, please contact our office.
Helene nelson
Referred to committee on Aging and Long-Term Care.
State of Wisconsin
Medical College of Wisconsin
December 21, 2005
To the Honorable, the Legislature:
Enclosed is the biennial report of the Medical College of Wisconsin, prepared according to the statutory requirement under section 13.106. This report covers the period ending June 30, 2005, and contains information in the following areas:
-Minority student recruitment policies and programs
-Number of minority students enrolled
-Number and percentages of Wisconsin residents enrolled
-Average faculty salaries compared to national averages
-Development of cooperative educational programs with other institutions throughout the state
-Placement of graduates of doctor of medicine and residency training programs.
Please feel free to contact me at (414) 456-8217 if you have any questions or would like additional information.
Donna k. gissen Vice President
Planning and Governments Affairs
Referred to committee on Colleges and Universities.
State of Wisconsin
Department of Health and Family Services
December 23, 2005
To the Honorable, the Legislature:
A705 This letter provides a report on the status of hunger prevention strategies in Wisconsin, as required by s.46.76(4) and (5). I am pleased to report that, under the leadership of the Department and the UW-Extension, in 2005 the Wisconsin Food Security Consortium has been re-activated and once again begun meeting on a monthly basis to develop a coordinated approach to address the problems of hunger and food insecurity in Wisconsin. The Consortium is a partnership of government, business, community and university representatives who serve in an advisory capacity to DHFS. Prior to this year, the Consortium had been inactive since 2002. The Department expects that the expertise of the Consortium will be of great benefit to Wisconsin in devising strategies to deal with the problems of hunger and food insecurity.
The Consortium is guided by the definition of food security proposed by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), which defines food security as the ability of an entire population to have physical and economic access to sufficient food to meet its dietary needs for a productive and healthy life. Compared to other states, Wisconsin has a relatively low rate of food insecurity, but the problem is growing. In 1999-2001, 8.4% of the population was food insecure and that number increased to 9% in 2002-04. Food insecurity is clearly linked to income and efforts to improve the income level of Wisconsin citizens will benefit the state in many ways. However, the extent of food insecurity is the result of many factors besides income levels. The reduction of hunger in Wisconsin requires a cooperative partnership of federal, state, community, business, university, and individual resources.
Recognizing that creating food secure communities for people in Wisconsin goes beyond providing access to emergency food through food pantries, the Consortium is seeking to establish ways to increase access to food through normal channels. This undertaking involves the coordination and best use of existing resources, including federal food programs, supplemental food programs, food production and marketing, education and public awareness, community infrastructure, economic and job security, and research and evaluation.
In the coming year the Consortium will focus on developing a state plan to combat hunger and food insecurity in Wisconsin. The Consortium is reviewing plans completed by other states and will be examining programs that have worked in Wisconsin and in other areas of the country. One of the tasks which the Consortium has undertaken is to improve the coordination of services among the different parties that have an interest in reducing food insecurity in Wisconsin.