Thursday, October 1, 2009
Ninety-Ninth 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 204 offered by Senator Coggs.
Senate amendment 1 to Senate Bill 274 offered by Senator Holperin.
Introduction, First Reading, and
Reference of Proposals
Read first time and referred:
Senate Bill 326
Relating to: the model academic standards for personal financial literacy.
By Senators Taylor, Lehman, Hansen and Schultz; cosponsored by Representatives Soletski, Spanbauer, Berceau, Clark, Grigsby, Hraychuck, Jorgensen, Mason, Molepske Jr., Petrowski, Shilling, Turner, Young and Zigmunt, by request of the Speaker's Taskforce on Preventing Home Foreclosures.
To committee on Education.
Senate Bill 327
Relating to: designating Wisconsin cheese as the Wisconsin state snack.
By Senators Sullivan, Taylor and Vinehout; cosponsored by Representatives Berceau, Kerkman, Ballweg, Townsend, Brooks, Nelson, A. Williams and Sinicki.
To committee on Agriculture and Higher Education.
Senate Bill 328
Relating to: allowing a school district to carry over unused revenue limit authority to the following school year.
By Senators Jauch, Holperin, Harsdorf, Schultz, Taylor, Olsen and Kreitlow; cosponsored by Representatives Sherman, Hubler, Roys, Turner, Molepske Jr., Smith, Pope-Roberts, Bernard Schaber, Vruwink and Staskunas.
To committee on Education.
Senate Bill 329
Relating to: municipal court fees.
By Senators Taylor, Hopper, Lehman and Erpenbach; cosponsored by Representatives Parisi, Richards and Berceau.
To committee on Judiciary, Corrections, Insurance, Campaign Finance Reform, and Housing.
Petitions and Communications
State of Wisconsin
Office of the Governor
October 1 , 2009
To the Honorable, the Senate:
The following bill(s), originating in the Senate, have been approved, signed and deposited in the office of the Secretary of State:
Bill Number Act Number Date Approved
Senate Bill 185 Act 40 September 30 , 2009
Respectfully Submitted,
State of Wisconsin
Legislative Reference Bureau
October 1 , 2009
To the Honorable, the Legislature:
The following rules have been published in the September 30, 2009 Wisconsin Administrative Register No.645:
Clearinghouse Rules Effective Date(s)
Senior Legislative Attorney/Code Editor
Cooperative Health Choices
for Western Wisconsin
September 28, 2009
The Honorable, The Legislature:
Submitted in accordance with the statute referenced above, Cooperative Health Choices of Western Wisconsin (CHC) is pleased to report on its progress as a health benefit purchasing cooperative as follows:
(1) The extent to which the health benefit purchasing cooperative has had an impact on the number of uninsured in the geographic area in which it operated.
S346 CHC was officially launched in late 2008 with the filing of its Articles of Incorporation, adoption of By-Laws, and installation of an interim board of directors. OCI's Order that designated CHC's geographic service territory a a 17-county region in western, west central, and northwest Wisconsin was issued in early February 2009.
The duration of 2009 was spent further organizing and branding CHC across its service territory. This included a "real time" web-cast in mid-May and the issuance of a Request For Proposal (RFP) to major insurance carriers.
In mid-September 2009, CHC announced it had partnered with WPS Health Insurance. Both parties expect to commence coverage on November 1, 2009. Toward that end and going forward, CHC will be able to ascertain how many members of its cooperative were uninsured, but now are offering health insurance as a benefit.
(2) The effect of health care coverage premiums for groups in the geographic are in which the health benefit purchasing cooperative operated, including groups not in the health benefit purchasing cooperative.