Relating to: expanding eligibility for the earned income tax credit; hospital best practices for postpartum patients and newborns; hospital staff privileges and written agreements required for nurse-midwives; coverage of nurse-midwives under the injured patients and families compensation fund; a report on information related to hospital neonatal intensive care units; an electronic application and information system to determine eligibility and register for public assistance programs; directing the Department of Health Services to request a Medical Assistance waiver; evidence-based home visitation program services for persons who are at risk of poor birth outcomes or of abusing or neglecting their children; designating race and ethnicity on birth certificates; a report on fetal and infant mortality and birth outcomes; requiring informed consent for performance on pregnant women of certain elective procedures prior to the full gestational term of a fetus; cultural competency training for certain students enrolled in the University of Wisconsin System and the technical college system; granting rule-making authority; and requiring the exercise of rule-making authority.
By Senators Schultz, L. Taylor, Lehman, Wirch, T. Cullen, Carpenter and Harris; cosponsored by Representatives Mason, Pasch, Milroy, Barnes, Johnson, Kolste, Ohnstad, Jorgensen, Hebl, Berceau, Goyke, Ringhand, Hulsey, Pope, Zamarripa, Richards, Shankland and Wright.
hist18420To committee on Health and Human Services.
hist18267Senate Bill 547
Relating to: adaptive management plans for reducing discharges of phosphorus and total suspended solids to the waters of the state and a statewide variance to the water quality standard for phosphorus for certain dischargers.
By Senators Cowles, Farrow, Petrowski, Grothman and Darling; cosponsored by Representatives Loudenbeck, Krug, Steineke, Spiros, Bies, Marklein, Czaja, Ballweg, Tauchen, Thiesfeldt, LeMahieu, Weininger, Kaufert and Klenke.
hist18421To committee on Government Operations, Public Works, and Telecommunications.
hist18268Senate Bill 548
Relating to: transferring responsibility over biennial updating of voter registration list to the Government Accountability Board.
By Senator Lazich; cosponsored by Representatives Thiesfeldt and Bernier.
hist18422To committee on Elections and Urban Affairs.
hist18269Senate Bill 549
Relating to: development of a system of short-term sanctions for individuals who violate conditions of extended supervision, parole, probation, or a deferred prosecution agreement and granting rule-making authority.
By Senators Harsdorf, Darling, L. Taylor, Cowles, Gudex, Olsen, Carpenter and Schultz; cosponsored by Representatives Nygren, Ballweg, Czaja, Endsley, Kleefisch, Knodl, Knudson, Kooyenga, Krug, T. Larson, LeMahieu, Marklein, Murphy, A. Ott, Petersen, Petryk, Swearingen, Tranel, Billings, Goyke, Hebl, Kahl, Pasch, Richards, Ringhand and Zamarripa.
hist18423To committee on Transportation, Public Safety, and Veterans and Military Affairs.
hist18286Senate Bill 550
Relating to: various changes to the worker's compensation law, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation.
By Senator Grothman; cosponsored by Representative Knodl.
hist18424To committee on Judiciary and Labor.
hist18292Senate Bill 551
Relating to: the requirement that a Wisconsin works agency establish a children's services network and the membership of the Milwaukee Child Welfare Partnership Council.
By Senators Darling, Lazich, Grothman, L. Taylor and Harris; cosponsored by Representatives Rodriguez, Strachota, Sanfelippo, Krug, Ballweg and Johnson.
hist18425To committee on Health and Human Services.
hist18296Senate Bill 552
Relating to: creating a civil cause of action for victims of commercial sexual exploitation.
By Senators Harris, Risser, L. Taylor and Schultz; cosponsored by Representatives Billings, Johnson, Sargent, Clark, Goyke, Hebl, Pope, Berceau, Ringhand, Wachs, Doyle, Ohnstad, Kahl, Richards, Zamarripa, Bies, Kolste, Young, Pasch, Weininger, Thiesfeldt and Jorgensen.
hist18426To committee on Transportation, Public Safety, and Veterans and Military Affairs.
hist18351Senate Bill 553
Relating to: administration of medications at a camp.
By Senator Lazich; cosponsored by Representative Kuglitsch.
hist18427To committee on Health and Human Services.
hist18354Senate Bill 554
Relating to: requiring a private school participating in a parental choice program to employ certain special education staff and to comply with certain provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
By Senators Shilling, Wirch, Erpenbach, Hansen, Harris, C. Larson, Lassa, Lehman, Risser, Vinehout and Schultz; cosponsored by Representatives Mason, Wright, Barnes, Bernard Schaber, Berceau, Billings, Clark, Danou, Doyle, Goyke, Hesselbein, Kahl, Kolste, Milroy, Pasch, Pope, Richards, Riemer, Sargent, Shankland, Vruwink, Wachs and Zamarripa.
hist18428To committee on Education.
hist18355Senate Bill 555
Relating to: authorizing the village of Biron to allocate positive tax increments from Tax Incremental District Number 2 in the village to Tax Incremental District Number 3 in the village.
By Senator Lassa; cosponsored by Representative Krug.
hist18429To committee on Economic Development and Local Government.
hist18356Senate Bill 556
Relating to: pleading requirements, and the cure of defaults on certain obligations, under the Wisconsin Consumer Act.
By Senator Farrow; cosponsored by Representatives Born, Knodl and Stroebel.
hist18430To committee on Energy, Consumer Protection, and Government Reform.
hist18357Senate Bill 557
Relating to: exempting employers from keeping records of the hours of employment of an employee who is exempt from the overtime pay requirement and who is not compensated on an hourly rate basis.
By Senators Farrow, S. Fitzgerald and Grothman; cosponsored by Representatives Born, Ballweg, Bies, Brooks, Jacque, Jagler, Kestell, Knodl, Kulp, T. Larson, LeMahieu, Marklein, Murtha and Thiesfeldt.
hist18431To committee on Judiciary and Labor.
Petitions and Communications
hist18407Pursuant to Senate Rule 17 (5), Representative Loudenbeck added as a co-sponsor of Senate Bill 523.
hist18406Pursuant to Senate Rule 17 (5), Representative Shankland added as a co-sponsor of Senate Bill 507.
Referrals and Receipt of Committee Reports Concerning Proposed Administrative Rules
The committee on Judiciary and Labor reports and recommends:
Relating to hearings, injunctions, and warnings.
hist18435No action taken on January 16, 2014.
hist18436Referred to joint committee for review of Administrative Rules, January 23, 2014.
Advice and Consent of the Senate
State of Wisconsin
Office of the Governor
February 3, 2014
The Honorable, the Senate:
I am pleased to nominate and with the advice and consent of the Senate, do appoint JEFFREY A. JOERRES, of Milwaukee, as a State Resident 3 on the Bradley Center Sports and Entertainment Corporation, to serve for the term ending July 1, 2020.
Respectfully Submitted,
hist18412Read and referred to committee on Economic Development and Local Government.