Executive Appointment Roger LeGrand
Executive Appointment Richard Leinenkugel
Executive Appointment Thomas McAdams
Executive Appointment Suresh Misra
Executive Appointment Steven Nass
Executive Appointment Sandra Osborn
Executive Appointment Jeffrey Patterson
Executive Appointment E. Glen Porter
Executive Appointment Suzette Renwick
Executive Appointment Teresa Rose
Executive Appointment Laura Ruiz
Executive Appointment Mark Shropshire
Executive Appointment Luann Simpson
Executive Appointment Timothy Sweeny
Executive Appointment Patricia Thornton
Executive Appointment Howard Twait
Executive Appointment Lou Ann Weix
Senate Bill 1
Senate Bill 2
Senate Bill 7
Ayes: 5 - Senators Decker, Risser, Hansen, Fitzgerald and Grothman.
Noes: 0 - None.
Petitions and Communications
State of Wisconsin
Office of the Governor
February 5 , 2009
The Honorable, the Legislature:
S53 Pursuant to Senate Rule 16.45, Wisconsin Statutes, I respectfully request that the Legislature allow me to deliver my budget message on February 17, 2009.
jim doyle
State of Wisconsin
Office of the Senate President
February 5 , 2009
The Honorable, the Senate:
Pursuant to Senate Rule 46 (2)(c), I am writing to inform you that I have directed the following proposal(s) to be withdrawn from committee and rereferred. I have obtained the consent of the appropriate standing committee chairperson and the chairperson of the committee on Senate Organization.
Senate Bill 20 , relating to authorizing the circuit court to order a person who engages in discrimination in employment to pay compensatory and punitive damages and a surcharge and making an appropriation, withdrawn from committee on Judiciary, Corrections, Insurance, Campaign Finance Reform, and Housing and rereferred to committee on Labor, Elections and Urban Affairs.
Senate President
State of Wisconsin
Legislative Reference Bureau
February 5 , 2009
To the Honorable, the Legislature:
The following rules have been published in the January 31, 2009 Wisconsin Administrative Register No. 637:
Clearinghouse Rules Effective Date(s)
Senior Legislative Attorney/Code Editor
State of Wisconsin
Legislative Audit Bureau
January 15, 2009
The Honorable, The Legislature:
This biennial report, which is required under s. 13.94(1)(j), Wis. Stats., summarizes the Legislative Audit Bureau's statutory responsibilities and highlights significant accomplishments from January 1, 2007, through December 31, 2008.
During that biennium, we produced more than 50 independent audits, evaluations, reviews, opinions, and certifications. Our work helps to assure the Legislature and the public that financial transactions and management decisions are made effectively, efficiently, and in compliance with the law and that the policies and practices of state agencies are consistent with legislative intent. Our reports frequently include recommendations that improve government programs and services, maximize federal reimbursements, and ensure public funds are wisely spent and appropriately accounted for.
We are proud to deliver accurate and useful information that enhances accountability and assists the Legislature in its oversight of executive branch agencies. We look forward to serving the Legislature, the Governor, and the people of Wisconsin in the coming years.
Respectfully Submitted,
janice mueller
State Auditor
Referrals and Receipt of Committee Reports Concerning Proposed Administrative Rules
Relating to supervised practice, training licenses and academic programs for professional counselors.
Submitted by Department of Regulation and Licensing.
Report received from Agency, February 5, 2009.
Referred to committee on Health, Health Insurance, Privacy, Property Tax Relief, and Revenue, February 5, 2009.
Relating to a municipal or county vehicle registration fee.
Submitted by Department of Transportation.
Report received from Agency, February 5, 2009.
Referred to committee on Transportation, Tourism, Forestry, and Natural Resources, February 5, 2009.
President Risser, with unanimous consent, asked that the Senate adjourn until Tuesday, February 10, 2009, at 10:00 A.M.
2:56 P.M.