Assembly Bill 188
Relating to: delaying the date by which school districts must comply with certain orders related to terminating the use of a race-based nickname, logo, mascot, or team name.
By Representatives Craig, Kapenga, Nass, Endsley, Jacque, Kerkman, LeMahieu, Marklein, Pridemore, Thiesfeldt and Wynn; cosponsored by Senators Lazich, Kedzie and Galloway.
To committee on Homeland Security and State Affairs .
Enrolled Joint Resolutions
The following Assembly proposals, which have been approved by both the Assembly and Senate, have been enrolled by the Legislative Reference Bureau:
Assembly Joint Resolution 1
Assembly Joint Resolution 39
Assembly Joint Resolution 45
Patrick E. Fuller
Assembly Chief Clerk
Representative Suder asked unanimous consent that the Assembly stand recessed. Granted.
The Assembly stood recessed.
12:56 A.M.
1:06 A.M.
The Assembly reconvened.
Speaker Pro Tempore Kramer in the chair.
The committee on Rules introduced a privileged resolution.
Introduction and Reference
of Proposals
Read first time and referred:
Assembly Resolution 10
Relating to: establishing a special order of business for Tuesday, June 21, 2011.
By committee on Rules.
Privileged and read.
A400 The question was: Shall Assembly Resolution 10 be adopted?
Motion carried.
Senate Bill 93 be made a special order of business at 10:01 A.M. on Tuesday, June 21 pursuant to Assembly Resolution 10.
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 14827June 29, 2011
Douglas La Follette
Secretary of State
Referral of Agency Reports
State of Wisconsin
University of Wisconsin System
June 15, 2011
To the Honorable, the Legislature:
2009 Wisconsin Act 265 authorized the WiSys Technology Foundation to conduct the Wisconsin Small Company Advancement Program (WiSCAP) and appropriated $2 million in funds under s. 20.285 (1)(cd), Wisconsin Statutes. The program was formulated to utilize the considerable technical expertise of faculty and staff members working at University of Wisconsin System comprehensive campuses in helping small, Wisconsin-based companies meet their research and development needs.
Section 36.25 (52)(c) Wisconsin Statutes requires the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System to report on the program's activities at least annually to the Joint Committee on Finance and the Chief Clerks of both houses of the Wisconsin Legislature. This required report is attached for your information and distribution to appropriate members of the legislature (i.e., JCF and standing committees on Higher Education).
Please contact Dr. Maliyakal John, Managing Director of the WiSys Technology Foundation at (608) 265-2135 if you have any questions related to this report.
Deborah A. Durcan
Vice President for Finance
Referred to committee on Colleges and Universities.
Agency Reports
State of Wisconsin
Legislative Audit Bureau
June 16, 2011
To the Honorable, the Assembly:
At the request of the Department of Workforce Development and to meet our audit responsibilities under s. 13.94, Wis. Stats., we have audited the financial statements of the State of Wisconsin Unemployment Reserve Fund. It funds regular unemployment benefits paid to eligible individuals and is funded primarily through taxes paid by employers. During the period we reviewed, certain other benefits funded by the federal government, including extended and emergency unemployment benefits, were also paid. This audit report contains our unqualified opinion on the Unemployment Reserve Fund's financial statements and related notes for the years ended June 30, 2010 and 2009.
In the past ten years, the Fund's balance has declined from a high of $1.9 billion as of June 30, 2000, to a deficit in the amount of ($920.4 million) as of June 30, 2010. As its reserves have been depleted, the Fund has borrowed from the federal government to pay unemployment benefits to eligible individuals. The balance owed to the federal government as of May 31, 2011, was $1.3 billion plus an additional $25.4 million in interest accrued on the loan as of that date.
Accompanying the financial statements is the Schedule of Cash Balance Related to Taxable Employers, which is used to determine the tax rate paid by employers. Section 108.18(3m), Wis. Stats., requires the highest tax rate schedule to be applied when the Fund's cash balance as of June 30 is less than $300 million. Consequently, the highest of four tax rate schedules is being applied in calendar year 2011.
We appreciate the courtesy and cooperation extended to us by Department of Workforce Development staff in completing the audit.
Respectfully submitted,
Janice Mueller
State Auditor
Representative Suder moved that the Assembly stand adjourned until 10:00 A.M. on Tuesday, June 21.
The question was: Shall the Assembly stand adjourned?
Motion carried.
The Assembly stood adjourned.
1:07 A.M.