Record of Committee Proceedings

Committee on Transportation, Public Safety, and Veterans and Military Affairs

Senate Bill 304

Relating to: safety belts on certain school buses that are purchased or sold and making an appropriation.

By Senators T. Cullen, Carpenter, Harris, Lehman, Risser and Schultz; cosponsored by Representatives Bies, Berceau, Clark, Hulsey, Kessler, Kolste, Ringhand, C. Taylor and Wachs.

September 24, 2013    Referred to Committee on Transportation, Public Safety, and Veterans and Military Affairs

October 31, 2013        Public Hearing Held

Present:       (5)        Senator Petrowski; Senators Leibham, Cowles, Carpenter and Hansen.

Absent:       (0)        None.

Excused:     (0)        None.

Appearances For

·      Tim Cullen - Senator - 15th Senate District

·      Kevin Murray - Janesville School Board |  Retired Firefighter/Paramedic

·      Joe Conway

Appearances Against

·      James Fey - Wisconsin School Bus Association

·      Tom Westlund - Westlund Bus Lines, Inc.

·      Tom Howells - Wisconsin Motor Carriers Association

·      Harold Steenbock - Hortonville School District

Appearances for Information Only

·      None.

Registrations For

·      Garey Bies - Representative - 1st Assembly District

·      Thomas Brunner

·      Yolanda Cargile - Dr. - Janesville School District

Registrations Against

·      John Forester - School Administrators Alliance (SAA)

·      Rich Coffren - Wisconsin School Bus Association

·      Michael McManus - Wisconsin School Bus Association

·      James Syburg - Wisconsin School Bus Association

·      Chris Arnett - Wisconsin School Bus Association

·      Alan Wood - Pulaski Community Schools

·      Joseph Quick - Wisconsin Association of School Boards

Registrations for Information Only

·      None.

April 08, 2014             Failed to pass pursuant to Senate Joint Resolution 1


Derek Punches

Committee Clerk