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Relating to identification card required for certain controlled substances.
hist62277No action taken by committee on Health on April 26, 2016.
hist62278To joint committee for review of Administrative Rules pursuant to s. 227.19 (5) (a), Wisconsin Statutes.
Referred on April 26, 2016.
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Executive Communications
State of Wisconsin
Office of the Governor
Madison
April 26, 2016
To the Honorable Members of the Assembly:
The following bills, originating in the Assembly, have been approved, signed and deposited in the office of the Secretary of State:
Bill Number   Act Number   Date Approved
hist62280Assembly Bill 657
(in part)   388   April 26, 2016
hist62282Assembly Bill 839   389   April 26, 2016
hist62284Assembly Bill 545   390   April 26, 2016
hist62300Assembly Bill 582   391   April 26, 2016
hist62302Assembly Bill 515   392   April 26, 2016
Respectfully submitted,
SCOTT WALKER
Governor
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Pursuant to s. 35.095 (1)(b), Wisconsin Statutes, the following 2015 Acts have been published:
Act Number   Bill Number   Publication Date
hist62281Wisconsin Act 388   Assembly Bill 657   April 27, 2016
hist62283Wisconsin Act 389   Assembly Bill 839   April 27, 2016
hist62285Wisconsin Act 390   Assembly Bill 545   April 27, 2016
hist62301Wisconsin Act 391   Assembly Bill 582   April 27, 2016
hist62303Wisconsin Act 392   Assembly Bill 515   April 27, 2016
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State of Wisconsin
Office of the Governor
Madison
April 26, 2016
To the Honorable Members of the Assembly:
I have approved Assembly Bill 657 as 2015 Wisconsin Act 388 and have deposited it in the Office of the Secretary of State. I have exercised the partial veto on Section 4.
Assembly Bill 657 would create a new alternatives to prosecution and incarceration for persons who use alcohol or other drugs; grants appropriation in the Department of Justice. Funds placed in the appropriation would be used for making grants to counties under the Treatment Alternatives and Diversion program. The bill would also add a requirement that a program funded by a Treatment Alternatives and Diversion grant cannot prohibit a person from participating in the program due to the use of a medication that has been approved by the federal Food and Drug Administration to treat substance abuse. While I fully support the intent of the bill, I am eliminating one provision of it.
The bill requires the Department of Administration, when establishing base funding for the 2017-19 biennial budget, to increase the base funding for the alternatives to prosecution and incarceration for persons who use alcohol or other drugs; presentencing assessments appropriation by $2,000,000 GPR. I am exercising the partial veto to strike Section 4, in order to remove this mandatory increase in base funding for the 2017-19 biennial budget. While I support the Treatment Alternatives and Diversion program, I object to this provision, as it mandates a biennial budget component, thereby contravening the statutory role of the executive in presenting budget recommendations to the Legislature. Additionally, it should also be noted that the Department of Justice has, in recent years, lapsed unspent Treatment Alternatives and Diversion program funds.  
Respectfully submitted,
SCOTT WALKER
Governor
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Adjournment
Representative Bernier moved that the Assembly stand adjourned pursuant to Senate Joint Resolution 1.
The question was: Shall the Assembly stand adjourned?
Motion carried.
The Assembly stood adjourned.
11:33 A.M.
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