By Senators Kapenga, Marklein and Stroebel; cosponsored by Representatives Kuglitsch, Born, R. Brooks, Craig, Gannon, Hutton, Jarchow, Knodl, Murphy, Rohrkaste, Sanfelippo, Skowronski and Tittl.
hist54235To committee on Rules.
Senate Bill 434
Relating to: taxes on managed forest lands, eligibility for the managed forest land program, management plans for managed forest land, sale or transfer of managed forest land, productivity of managed forest land, closed managed forest land, forest production areas, natural heritage inventory, wildlife action plans, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, and granting rule-making authority.
By Senators Tiffany and Moulton; cosponsored by Representatives Mursau, T. Larson, E. Brooks, Swearingen and Czaja.
hist54236To committee on Rules.
Senate Bill 462
Relating to: suspension of operating privilege for failure to pay monetary judgment.
By Senators Petrowski, Harris Dodd, Hansen, Lasee, Ringhand and L. Taylor; cosponsored by Representatives Spiros, Mason, Ballweg, Berceau, Bowen, Brostoff, Considine, Goyke, Hebl, Hesselbein, Horlacher, Johnson, Kahl, Kolste, Kulp, Loudenbeck, Ohnstad, A. Ott, Pope, Riemer, Ripp, Sinicki, Spreitzer, Young and Subeck.
hist54237To committee on Rules.
Senate Bill 494
Relating to: an initial teaching license based on completion of a Montessori teacher education program.
By Senator Olsen; cosponsored by Representative Knudson.
hist54238To committee on Rules.
Senate Bill 509
Relating to: seasonal weight limitations for certain vehicles transporting agricultural crops.
By Senators Petrowski, Moulton and Olsen; cosponsored by Representatives Spiros, E. Brooks, R. Brooks, Hutton, Ripp, Skowronski and T. Larson.
hist54239To committee on Rules.
Senate Bill 527
Relating to: notice of unclaimed funds held by a county treasurer.
By Senators Stroebel, Lasee, Nass, Kapenga, Olsen, Marklein and Ringhand; cosponsored by Representatives Bernier, Novak, Horlacher, Danou, Murphy, Sinicki, Ballweg, E. Brooks, R. Brooks, Knodl, T. Larson, Brandtjen and Subeck.
hist54240To committee on Rules.
Senate Bill 532
Relating to: continuing education and examination requirements for certified public accountants and modifying various administrative rules promulgated by the Accounting Examining Board relating to accounting.
By Senator Marklein; cosponsored by Representative Kooyenga.
hist54241To committee on Rules.
Senate Bill 538
Relating to: special distinguishing registration plates issued by the Department of Transportation and making appropriations.
By Senators Lazich, Petrowski, Vukmir, Miller, Gudex, Wanggaard and Bewley; cosponsored by Representatives Murphy, Ripp, Kooyenga, Tauchen and Kremer.
hist54242To committee on Rules.
Senate Bill 541
Relating to: planting trees, shrubs, or hedges on the side of certain highways.
By Senator Petrowski; cosponsored by Representative Spiros.
hist54243To committee on Rules.
Senate Bill 581
Relating to: compatible offices and positions for city, village, and town elective officeholders.
By Senators Cowles, Wanggaard, Bewley and Marklein; cosponsored by Representatives Kitchens, Rohrkaste, Kulp, Jarchow, Knodl, Ballweg, A. Ott, E. Brooks and Novak.
hist54244To committee on Rules.
Senate Bill 596
Relating to: consolidation of various appropriations to the Department of Workforce Development for various workforce training programs into a single appropriation to that department for workforce training, restructuring of the career and technical education incentive grant program administered by that department, and making appropriations.
By Senators Kapenga, Stroebel and Gudex; cosponsored by Representatives Bernier, Kuglitsch, Rodriguez, Horlacher, Kremer, Vorpagel, Spiros, Jarchow, R. Brooks, Duchow, Kerkman, Tranel, Krug, Petryk, Edming, Steffen, Weatherston, Tittl and Kulp.
hist54245To committee on Rules.
Assembly Bill 40 (Senate Amendment 1 adopted)
Relating to: preadoption preparation requirements and referrals to postadoption resource centers.
By Joint Legislative Council
hist54246To committee on Rules.
Assembly Bill 41 (Senate Amendment 1 and Senate Substitute Amendment 1 adopted)
Relating to: readoption of a child adopted by a resident of this state under an order of a court of a foreign jurisdiction.
hist54247By Joint Legislative Council
To committee on Rules.
Assembly Bill 580 (Senate Amendment 1 adopted)
Relating to: the width and weight limits of certain motor vehicles operated on a highway.
By Representatives Mursau, Czaja, Ripp, Jarchow, A. Ott, R. Brooks and E. Brooks; cosponsored by Senators Petrowski and Tiffany.
hist54248To committee on Rules.
Chief Clerk Reports
The chief clerk records:
hist54229Assembly Bill 608: Referred to committee on Rules.
Assembly Chief Clerk
Executive Communications
State of Wisconsin
Office of the Governor
February 12, 2016
To the Honorable Members of the Assembly:
The following bill, originating in the Assembly, has been approved, signed and deposited in the office of the Secretary of State:
Bill Number   Act Number   Date Approved
hist54292Assembly Bill 373
(in part)   150   February 12, 2016
Respectfully submitted,
Pursuant to s. 35.095 (1)(b), Wisconsin Statutes, the following 2015 Act has been published:
Act Number   Bill Number   Publication Date
hist54333Wisconsin Act 150   Assembly Bill 373   February 13, 2016
State of Wisconsin
Office of the Governor
February 12, 2016
To the Honorable Members of the Assembly:
I have approved Assembly Bill 373 as 2015 Wisconsin Act 150 and have deposited it in the Office of the Secretary of State. I have exercised the partial veto in section 94.
Assembly Bill 373 modernizes state employment practices. The bill places a high priority on job performance and accountability in order to ensure that Wisconsin tax dollars are well spent and the best employees are rewarded for their dedicated service. It streamlines hiring, termination, layoff and grievance processes to be both clearer for employees and employers and more efficient overall. While I fully support the bill, I am making one change to it.
The bill requires the Division of Personnel Management to study certain aspects of the state civil service and report its findings to the Governor and the Legislature by January 1, 2017. I am exercising the partial veto in Section 94 to remove the prescribed distribution of the report. While I support the study included in the legislation, managing the state workforce is an executive branch function. If additional statutory changes are recommended as part of this study, I will review and discuss with legislative leadership.
This legislation will ensure that state government attracts and retains the most highly qualified employees to deliver efficient customer services to our taxpayers.
Respectfully submitted,