Monday, November 19, 2007
Ninety‐Eighth Regular Session
Assembly Journal
The Chief Clerk makes the following entries under the above date:
Amendments Offered
Assembly amendment 1 to Assembly Bill 67 offered by Representative Zipperer.
Assembly amendment 1 to Assembly Bill 110 offered by Representatives Kramer and Vukmir.
Assembly amendment 3 to Assembly Bill 209 offered by Representative Kramer.
Assembly amendment 1 to Assembly Bill 340 offered by committee on Criminal Justice.
Assembly amendment 2 to Assembly Bill 340 offered by committee on Criminal Justice.
Assembly amendment 1 to Assembly Bill 521 offered by Representative Moulton.
Introduction and Reference
of Proposals
Read first time and referred:
Assembly Bill 582
Relating to: changing the requirements for the publication of certain actions taken by certain local governments.
By Representatives Gottlieb, LeMahieu, Hixson, Hintz, Turner, Hahn, Lothian, Musser, Sheridan, Bies, Parisi, Steinbrink, Roth, Kerkman, Murtha, Owens, Ballweg, Newcomer, A. Ott, Vos, Honadel, Strachota, Petrowski and Mursau; cosponsored by Senators Lassa, Roessler, Lehman, Schultz, Olsen, Kedzie, Grothman, Breske, Plale, Erpenbach and Cowles.
To committee on State Affairs .
Speaker's Communications
November 16, 2007
Mr. Patrick Fuller
Assembly Chief Clerk
17 West Main Street
Madison, Wisconsin 53703
Dear Chief Clerk Fuller:
Pursuant to Assembly Rule 3, I have made the following changes to the appointments to the two joint committees of the Legislature listed below:
Joint Committee for Review of Administrative Rules: Representative Berceau will replace Representative Kreuser.
Joint Legislative Council: Representative Nelson will replace Representative Berceau.
Should you have any questions, please contact my office.
Mike Huebsch
Assembly Speaker
Executive Communications
State of Wisconsin
Office of the Governor
November 16, 2007
To the Honorable Members of the Assembly:
The following bills, originating in the Assembly, have been approved, signed and deposited in the office of the Secretary of State:
Bill Number   Act Number   Date Approved
Assembly Bill 153   31   November 16, 2007
Assembly Bill 425   32   November 16, 2007
Respectfully submitted,
JIM Doyle
November 14, 2007
Speaker Mike Huebsch
211 West State Capitol
Madison, WI 53707
Dear Speaker Huebsch:
I respectfully request the following changes to the Joint Committees listed below. The Assembly Democratic membership, effective immediately, should be as follows:
A363 Joint Committee for Review of Administrative Rules: Representatives Spencer Black and Terese Berceau
Joint Legislative Council Committee: Representatives Jim Kreuser, Thomas Nelson, Mark Pocan and Marlin Schneider
Thank you in advance for your consideration.
Jim Kreuser
Assembly Democratic Leader
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 153   31   December 3, 2007
Assembly Bill 425   32   December 3, 2007
Douglas La Follette
Secretary of State
Referral of Agency Reports
State of Wisconsin
Department of Administration
November 15, 2007
To the Honorable, the Legislature:
Attached please find the Department of Administration's contractual service purchasing report for Fiscal Year 2007 pursuant to §16.705(8), Wis. Stats. This report also includes information on cost‐benefit analyses produced by state agencies and campuses during FY07. I am pleased to announce positive results that inure to the benefit of state taxpayers.
The State of Wisconsin significantly reduced contracting costs in FY07. Overall contracting decreased from $489.8 million in FY06 to $419.6 million in FY07. These results represent a one‐year reduction of more than $70 million, or 14%, and continue a longer‐term downward trend in state contracting. Contractual services represented 16% of total state operation costs in FY07.
In addition, state government in FY07 fully implemented cost‐benefit legislation signed by Governor Doyle in January 2006. Wisconsin Act 89 requires state agencies and campuses to conduct a cost‐benefit analysis prior to each proposed contractual service procurement over $25,000. This report includes a summary of the more than 240 cost‐benefit analyses produced during FY07.
These results are consistent with Governor Doyle's directives to make government run more resourcefully. State government will continue to seek ways to reduce costs, eliminate inefficiencies, and create sustainable sources of savings for state and local governments.
If you have questions about this report, please contact James Langdon, Deputy Administrator, DOA Division of Enterprise Operations, at 267‐2715.
Michael L. Morgan
Referred to committee on State Affairs.