Friday, July 8, 2011
One-Hundredth Regular Session
Senate Journal
The Chief Clerk makes the following entries under the above date.
Chief Clerk's Entries
The Chief Clerk makes the following entries dated Thursday, July 7 , 2011.
Bills Presented to the Governor
The Chief Clerk records:
Senate Bill 93
Presented to the Governor on 7-7-2011.
Introduction, First Reading, and
Reference of Proposals
Read first time and referred:
Senate Bill 147
Relating to: payment of extended unemployment insurance benefits during certain periods in this state.
By Senators Wanggaard, Kapanke, Ellis, Schultz, Darling, Cowles and S. Fitzgerald; cosponsored by Representatives Ballweg and Endsley.
To committee on Labor, Public Safety, and Urban Affairs.
Petitions and Communications
State of Wisconsin
Office of the Secretary of State
July 7 , 2011
The Honorable, the Legislature:
Bill Number Act Number Publication Date
Senate Bill 26Act 30 July 11 , 2011
Senate Bill 54Act 31 July 11 , 2011
Senate Bill 41Act 33 July 19 , 2011
Senate Bill 81Act 34 July 19 , 2011
Secretary of State
Referrals and Receipt of Committee Reports Concerning Proposed Administrative Rules
The committee on Economic Development and Veterans and Military Affairs reports and recommends:
Relating to certification of disabled veteran-owned businesses, and affecting small businesses.
No action taken.
Randy Hopper
Report of Committees
The committee on Judiciary, Utilities, Commerce, and Government Operations reports and recommends:
Nowak , Ellen, of Mequon, as a member of the Public Service Commission, to serve for the term ending March 1, 2013.
Ayes, 5 - Senators Zipperer, Kedzie, Galloway, Risser and Erpenbach.
Noes, 0 - None.
Rich Zipperer
Petitions and Communications
University of Wisconsin System
July 7, 2011
The Honorable, The Legislature:
Section 36.11(22)(2)(b), Wisconsin Statutes, requires the Board of Regents to annually submit a report to the chief clerk of each house of the Legislature on the methods used by each UW System institution to disseminate information to students on sexual assault and sexual harassment. The attached report is submitted on behalf of the Board of Regents to fulfill our statutory requirements.
The law requires UW System institutions to incorporate into their orientation programs for newly entering students oral and written information on sexual assault and sexual harassment, including information on: (1) sexual assault by acquaintances of the victims; (2) the legal definitions and penalties for sexual assault; (3) generally available national, state, and campus statistics on sexual assault; (4) the rights of victims; and (5) protective behaviors including methods of recognizing and avoiding sexual assault and sexual harassment. In addition, each institution must annually supply to all students enrolled in the institution printed material that includes information on all of these topics. This law was enacted in April 1990, and this is the eighteenth report to be compiled for the Legislature since its enactment.
S377 This report summarizes the primary methods used by each institution to comply with s.36.11(22)(1), Wisconsin Statutes. The summaries are not exhaustive of all efforts underway at the institutions. Instead, they summarize the programs institutions have identified as their "best practices" to respond to victims of sexual assault and provide information about sexual assault prevention to all students.
Overall, UW System institutions are (1) continually updating and improving the scope and quality of information provided to students; (2) integrating presentations, small-group discussion of the issues, and interactive dramatizations relating to sexual violence into new student orientation programs; (3) providing educational and resource information required by s.36.11(22), Wisconsin Statutes, on the web or in print form; (4) offering educational programs addressing the topic in a wide range of venues, including residence halls, student unions, classrooms, student organization gatherings, and private housing facilities; and (5) establishing effective and important connections among campus and health personnel, local police, community service agencies, and regional hospitals to address sexual violence in a coordinated manner.
The attached report is submitted on behalf of the Board of Regents to fulfill our statutory requirements.
If you need additional information regarding this report, please contact April Goodwin at or 608-262-5850.
Kevin P. Reilly
Referred to committee on Agriculture, Forestry, and Higher Education.