Record of Committee Proceedings

Committee on Labor and Government Reform

Senate Bill 401

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

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

December 03, 2015     Referred to Committee on Labor and Government Reform

January 14, 2016         Public Hearing Held

Present:       (5)        Senator Nass; Senators Wanggaard, Marklein, Wirch and C. Larson.

Absent:       (0)        None.

Excused:     (0)        None.

Appearances For

·      Joe   Handrick - DWD

·      Andrew   Evenson - DWD

·      Sen. Chris Kapenga

·      Mark Reihl - WI State Council of Carpenters

Appearances Against

·      Vicky Selkowe - Legal Action of WI

Appearances for Information Only

·      None.

Registrations For

·      Brian Dake - WI Independent Businesses

·      Bill Smith - NFIB

·      Rep. Samantha Kerkman

Registrations Against

·      Rep. Christine Sinicki

Registrations for Information Only

·      None.

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


Mike Mikalsen

Committee Clerk