Friday, September 14, 2007
Ninety-Eighth Regular Session
Senate Journal
The Chief Clerk makes the following entries under the above date.
Chief Clerk's Entries
Amendments Offered
Senate amendment 1 to Senate Bill 109 offered by Senator Hansen.
Senate amendment 1 to Senate Bill 191 offered by Senator Sullivan.
Senate substitute amendment 1 to Senate Bill 192 offered by Senator Sullivan.
Petitions and Communications
State of Wisconsin
Groundwater Coordinating Council
August 2007
The Honorable, The Legislature:
The Groundwater Coordinating Council (GCC) is pleased to release its 2007 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 23 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 07 (July 1, 2006 to June 30, 2007) and provides an overview of the condition of the groundwater resource. See the Executive Summary for highlights and the GCC's recommendations in Directions for Future Groundwater Protection. The full report will be made available online at
Highlights of the State's groundwater protection activities this past year include:
New research priorities on manure management resulted in four projects related to manure management selected for funding in FY 08.
The second year of implementation of 2003 Wisconsin Act 310 - the Groundwater Quantity Law - resulted in a Groundwater Advisory Council report to the Legislature identifying issues and making recommendations related to management of groundwater resources within Groundwater Management Areas.
Key groundwater information and education efforts including teacher workshops, and several publication revisions.
The UW Water Resources Library accelerated efforts to put online groundwater monitoring and research project final reports - see
We hope you will find this report to be a useful reference in protecting Wisconsin's valuable groundwater resource.
Todd Ambs
Chair, Groundwater Coordinating Council
Referred to committee on Environment and Natural Resources.
State of Wisconsin
Department of Commerce
September 10, 2007
The Honorable, The Legislature:
Pursuant to WI statutory provision s. 560.205 (3)(c) Stats., Commerce is reporting the total amount of tax credits claimed under ss. 71.07(5b) and (5d), 72.28 (5b) and 71.47 (5b) per taxable year, the name of each business in which investments qualifying for such tax credits were made, the amount of such tax credits, and the amount of such investments.
The attached report lists the following by tax year 2005, 2006 and 2007 (to date) for Angel Investment and Qualified Venture Fund Investment:
the names of the Qualified New Business Venture (QNBV) businesses which received investments qualifying for tax credits
the investment amount and eligible investment amount made in each QNBV by angel investment and QVF investment
the amount of tax credits issued for eligible investment
Please notify the Department if you need any additional information.
Mary Burke