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Assembly

Record of Committee Proceedings

Committee on Public Benefit Reform

Assembly Bill 533

Relating to: criminal penalties for fraud in obtaining unemployment insurance benefits and providing a criminal penalty.

By Representatives Kerkman, Allen, Brandtjen, Horlacher, Kleefisch, Knodl, Kremer, T. Larson, Skowronski, Spiros, Tittl, Quinn and Thiesfeldt; cosponsored by Senators Kapenga, Darling, Gudex, Marklein, Nass, Stroebel and Wanggaard.

November 18, 2015    Referred to Committee on Public Benefit Reform

January 21, 2016         Public Hearing Held

Present:       (15)      Representative Born; Representatives Duchow, Brandtjen, Vorpagel, Schraa, Kremer, Craig, Neylon, Krug, Tauchen, Jorgensen, Goyke, Kolste, Spreitzer and Subeck.

Absent:       (0)        None.

Excused:     (0)        None.

Appearances For

·      Rep. Samantha Kerkman - 61st Assembly District

·      Sen. Chris Kapenga - 33rd Senate District

·      BJ  Dernbach - Dept. of Workforce Development

·      Joe Handrick - Dept. of Workforce Development

·      Brian  Dake - WI Independent Businesses

Appearances Against

·      Vicky Selkowe - Legal Action of Wisconsin

·      Kevin Magee - Legal Action of Wisconsin

Appearances for Information Only

·      None.

Registrations For

·      None.

Registrations Against

·      Bob  Welch - International Union of Operating Engineers Local #139

Registrations for Information Only

·      None.

February 02, 2016       Executive Session Held

Present:       (15)      Representative Born; Representatives Duchow, Brandtjen, Vorpagel, Schraa, Kremer, Craig, Neylon, Krug, Tauchen, Jorgensen, Goyke, Kolste, Spreitzer and Subeck.

Absent:       (0)        None.

Excused:     (0)        None.

Moved by Representative Brandtjen, seconded by Representative Goyke that Assembly Amendment 1 be recommended for adoption.

Ayes:     (13)   Representative Born; Representatives Duchow, Brandtjen, Vorpagel, Schraa, Kremer, Craig, Neylon, Krug, Tauchen, Goyke, Spreitzer and Subeck.

Noes:     (2)     Representatives Jorgensen and Kolste.

ASSEMBLY AMENDMENT 1 ADOPTION RECOMMENDED, Ayes 13, Noes 2

Moved by Representative Goyke, seconded by Representative Jorgensen that Assembly Amendment 2 be recommended for adoption.

Ayes:     (5)     Representatives Jorgensen, Goyke, Kolste, Spreitzer and Subeck.

Noes:     (10)   Representative Born; Representatives Duchow, Brandtjen, Vorpagel, Schraa, Kremer, Craig, Neylon, Krug and Tauchen.

ASSEMBLY AMENDMENT 2 ADOPTION NOT RECOMMENDED, Ayes 5, Noes 10

Moved by Representative Duchow, seconded by Representative Vorpagel that Assembly Bill 533 be recommended for passage as amended.

Ayes:     (10)   Representative Born; Representatives Duchow, Brandtjen, Vorpagel, Schraa, Kremer, Craig, Neylon, Krug and Tauchen.

Noes:     (5)     Representatives Jorgensen, Goyke, Kolste, Spreitzer and Subeck.

PASSAGE AS AMENDED RECOMMENDED, Ayes 10, Noes 5

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John Cronin

Committee Clerk