Relating to: loans and repayment assistance by a political subdivision for energy and water improvements to premises and collection of the debt by special charge.
By Representatives Weininger, Tauchen, Spanbauer, T. Larson and Molepske Jr; cosponsored by Senators Cowles, Holperin and Wanggaard.
To committee on Energy and Utilities .
Assembly Bill 527
Relating to: commissioners of the Public Service Commission; notices, orders, and determinations of the commission; certificates of authority issued by the commission; approval of contracts by the commission; electricity sales from certain wholesale merchant plants; public utility removal of certain electric service lines; renewable resource credits; tampering or interfering with utility equipment; granting rule-making authority; and providing penalties.
By Representatives Klenke, Zepnick, Ballweg, Bies, Brooks, Danou, Endsley, Hintz, Jacque, Kestell, Krug, T. Larson, Marklein, Molepske Jr, Mursau, Nerison, Nygren, A. Ott, J. Ott, Petersen, Petrowski, Petryk, Rivard, Staskunas, Tauchen, Tiffany, Weininger, Ziegelbauer and Honadel; cosponsored by Senators Zipperer, Holperin, Hansen, King, Lasee, Olsen, Shilling, Taylor and Galloway.
To committee on Energy and Utilities .
Assembly Bill 528
Relating to: appointment of a drainage board.
By Representatives Nygren, Mursau, A. Ott, Rivard and Spanbauer; cosponsored by Senators Cowles and Hansen.
To committee on Natural Resources .
A777 Assembly Bill 529
Relating to: licensing of taxicabs by a 1st class city.
By Representatives Farrow, Zamarripa, Young, Stone, D. Cullen, Richards, Fields and Zepnick; cosponsored by Senators Lasee, Taylor and Darling.
To committee on Transportation.
Reference Bureau Corrections
Assembly Bill 502
1. Page 6, line 6: delete "(1)" and substitute "(1),".
2. Page 11, line 19: delete "subsection (1)" and substitute "paragraph (a)".
February 3, 2012
Patrick Fuller
Assembly Chief Clerk
17 West Main Street, Suite 401
Madison, WI 53703
Dear Chief Clerk Fuller:
Please add my name as a co-author of Assembly Bill 502, relating to hunting and trapping of wolves, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, extending the time limit for emergency rule procedures, and making an appropriation.
Joel Kleefisch
State Representative
38th Assembly District
Referral of Agency Reports
State of Wisconsin
Department of Corrections
January 30, 2012
To the Honorable, the Legislature:
The following information is provided for your consideration and review pursuant to §301.03 (6m), Wisconsin Statutes. The figures below pertain to calendar year 2011.
a) There were one hundred and two Chapter 51 mental health commitments within the Department of Corrections. Of these, eighty-six were initial commitments and sixteen were extensions of commitments from previous years.
Ninety-eight of the one hundred and two commitments were obtained at the Wisconsin Resource Center (male inmates). Of these, eighty-five were initial commitments and thirteen were renewals of commitments from previous years.
Four of the one hundred and two commitments were obtained at Taycheedah Correctional Institution (female inmates). Of these, one was an initial commitment and three were recommitments from previous years.
After a Chapter 51 commitment, male inmates returned to the Wisconsin Resource Center (WRC) for further treatment. Average length of stay for WRC inmates was 315 days. One male inmate was transferred from WRC to Mendota Mental Health Institute on an involuntary basis.
After a Chapter 51 initial commitment, females were transferred to Winnebago Mental Health Institute (WMHI). Average length of stay at WMHI for committed individuals was 45.8 days. For recommitments, females remained at TCI.
b) The total number of inmates who were treated with psychotropic medication in 2011 was 8,290. This number includes inmates who were incarcerated for short-term stays as well as long-term stays. The number of inmates who were treated with psychotropic medication on any specific date is estimated at approximately 4,955. Of these, the number treated on an involuntary basis was the same as the number of involuntary commitments (one hundred and two). Major classes of medication included antidepressants, antipsychotics, and mood stabilizers.
c) Mental Health Services are available at all of the major institutions. Services include crisis intervention, individual counseling, and group therapy. Specific programs include sex offender treatment, anger management, domestic violence, substance abuse treatment, and cognitive interventions. Psychiatrists are available at all major institutions to provide evaluations for psychotropic medication and management of these medications. In addition, consultation is available from both psychologists and psychiatrists to evaluate competency to consent to psychotropic medication and/or medical treatment.
If you have any questions or need any further information, please let me know.
Gary Hamblin
Referred to committee on Criminal Justice and Corrections.