Record of Committee Proceedings

Committee on Mining and Rural Development

Assembly Bill 798

Relating to: funding for broadband expansion grants and making an appropriation.

By Representatives Quinn, E. Brooks, Tranel, Petryk, Ballweg, Bernier, Czaja, Edming, Kitchens, Krug, Kulp, T. Larson, Mursau, Murtha, Nerison, Novak, Ripp, Spiros, Swearingen, Tauchen, VanderMeer, Milroy and Skowronski; cosponsored by Senator Tiffany.

January 22, 2016         Referred to Committee on Mining and Rural Development

February 04, 2016       Public Hearing Held

Present:       (13)      Representative Kulp; Representatives Mursau, Novak, Quinn, VanderMeer, E. Brooks, T. Larson, Kremer, Milroy, Danou, Billings, Considine and Spreitzer.

Absent:       (0)        None.

Excused:     (2)        Representatives Bernier and Krug.

Appearances For

·      Representative Romaine Quinn - 75th Assembly District

·      Kara O'Connor - Wisconsin Farmers Union

Appearances Against

·      None.

Appearances for Information Only

·      None.

Registrations For

·      Representative Ed Brooks - 50th Assembly District

·      Representative  Travis Tranel - 49th Assembly District

·      Representative Kathy Bernier - 68th Assembly District

·      Chris Kulow - Wisconsin Association of School Boards

·      John Forester - School Administrators Alliance

·      Brian Dake - Wisconsin Independent Business

·      Drew Peterson - TDS

·      Kim Kaukl - Wisconsin Rural Schools Alliance

·      Kathi Kilgore - WI Hotel  & Lodging Association

·      Senator Tom Tiffany - 12th Senate District

Registrations Against

·      None.

Registrations for Information Only

·      None.

April 07, 2016             Failed to pass pursuant to Senate Joint Resolution 1


James Emerson

Committee Clerk