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Legislative Reference Bureau Corrections
Corrections In:
Prepared by the Legislative Reference Bureau
(April 13, 2010 )
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State of Wisconsin
Government Accountability Board
April 13, 2010
The Honorable, The Senate:
The following lobbyists have been authorized to act on behalf of the organizations set opposite their names.
For more detailed information about these lobbyists and organizations and a complete list of organizations and people authorized to lobby the 2009-2010 session of the legislature, visit the Government Accountability Board's web site at:
Christianson, Peter C Pew Charitable Trusts, The
Fonfara, Thomas Pew Charitable Trusts, The
Marion, Edward Brown County Citizens for Responsible Wind Energy, Inc.
O'Maher, Patrick Milwaukee Teachers Education Association
Winters, Amy Acetochlor Registration Partnership (ARP)
Also available from the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board are reports identifying the amount and value of time state agencies have spent to affect legislative action and reports of expenditures for lobbying activities filed by organizations that employ lobbyists.
kevin kennedy
Director and General Counsel
State of Wisconsin
Department of Transportation
April 13, 2010
The Honorable, The Senate:
This weight report for AB 778 is required under s. 13.096. The Department hereby submits this weight report for distribution under s. 13.172 of the statutes.
mike barman
Department of Transportation
State of Wisconsin
Department of Health Services
April 14, 2010
The Honorable, The Legislature:
The Department of Health Services is pleased to submit this 2009 Annual Report to the Governor and the Legislature on our tobacco cessation efforts. The report is required by s. 255.15 (4).
Tobacco kills 8,000 Wisconsin citizens every year and costs the state nearly $4 billion in annual health care expenses and lost worker productivity. The Department's Tobacco Prevention and Control Program (TPCP) is responsible for investing in evidence-based strategies within a comprehensive framework to effectively reduce tobacco use and exposure.
Wisconsin continued its success during 2009 in preventing youth tobacco use and promoting tobacco addiction treatment, the elimination of tobacco-related disparities and exposure to secondhand smoke. Highlights include:
Youth access to tobacco products has declined substantially from 24.6% of establishments selling to minors in 2000 to 5.7% selling to youth in 2009.
In 2008, the smoking rate among adults in Wisconsin was 19.8%; over 853,584 people. This rate compares to the national adult smoking rate of 19.8% for 2007.
In 2008, 29.4% of the population having less than a high school education were smokers, compared to 10.6% for college graduates.
For the population of pregnant women, the following were smokers in 2008: 15% White, 15% Black, 38% Native American, 5% Hispanic and 5% Laotian/Hmong. Annually, over 7,200 Wisconsin residents die from smoking related illnesses, with an additional 850 deaths of non-smokers from secondhand smoke.
24,112 individuals called the Wisconsin Tobacco Quit Line (1-800-QUIT-NOW) in 2009. Quit Line callers receive free counseling and a two-week supply of no-cost nicotine replacement therapy (NRT). The UW Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention (UW-CTRI) administers the program through funding from TPCP.
In May 2009, Wisconsin passed legislation which prohibited smoking in most indoor workplaces, institutions, lodging areas, restaurants, taverns, and other facilities, and in some outside areas. Wisconsin's smoke-free air law goes into effect on July 5th, 2010.
On September 1, 2009, an additional cigarette tax increase of .75 went into effect. Wisconsin ranks 6th in cigarette taxes in the U.S. at $2.52.
Tobacco use is a treatable addiction that kills more people each year in Wisconsin than alcohol, Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), car crashes, illegal drug use, murder and suicide combined. Every dollar invested in the state's comprehensive tobacco control program yields dividends in health care savings. The Department and its partners will continue to work to reduce the burden of tobacco in Wisconsin.
karen e. timberlake
Pursuant to Senate Rule 17 (5), Senator Kapanke added as a coauthor of Senate Bill 304 .
Referrals and Receipt of Committee Reports Concerning Proposed Administrative Rules
Relating to the regulation of traveling sales crews.
Submitted by Department of Workforce Development .
Report received from Agency, April 13, 2010.
Referred to committee on Health, Health Insurance, Privacy, Property Tax Relief, and Revenue, April 14, 2010 .
Relating to payments for copies of discovery material provided to staff and private attorneys appointed to represent state public defender clients in legal proceedings.
Submitted by State Public Defender.
S714 Report received from Agency, April 13, 2010.
Referred to committee on Judiciary, Corrections, Insurance, Campaign Finance Reform, and Housing, April 14, 2010.
Messages from the Assembly
By Patrick E. Fuller, chief clerk.
Mr. President:
I am directed to inform you that the Assembly has passed and asks concurrence in:
Assembly Bill 335
Assembly Bill 343
Assembly Bill 526
Assembly Bill 561
Assembly Bill 563
Assembly Bill 564
Assembly Bill 565
Assembly Bill 566
Assembly Bill 580
Assembly Bill 623
Assembly Bill 638
Assembly Bill 699
Assembly Bill 703
Assembly Bill 733
Assembly Bill 749
Assembly Bill 756
Assembly Bill 757
Assembly Bill 768
Assembly Bill 852
Assembly Bill 857
Assembly Bill 864