Record of Committee Proceedings

Committee on Labor and Government Reform

Senate Bill 5

Relating to:  the provision by employers to employees of written disclosure statements of the terms of employment, the filing and investigation of wage claims, the statute of limitations for filing a wage claim action, the payment of interest, penalties, and surcharges on wage claims, occupational or professional licensing of employers that owe wages under wage claim judgments, and making an appropriation.

By Senators Wirch, Carpenter, Hansen, Harris Dodd, Risser, L. Taylor and Lassa; cosponsored by Representatives Ohnstad, Barca, Barnes, Berceau, Bowen, Brostoff, Hesselbein, Mason, Milroy, Sargent, Subeck, Sinicki and Zamarripa.

January 16, 2015         Referred to Committee on Labor and Government Reform

September 15, 2015    Public Hearing Held

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

Absent:       (0)        None.

Excused:     (0)        None.

Appearances For

·      Sen. Bob Wirch - 22nd State Senate District

·      Stephanie Bloomingdale - WI State AFL-CIO

Appearances Against

·      James Buchen - WMC

·      Chris Reader - WMC

Appearances for Information Only

·      Jim Chiolino - Department of Workforce Development

·      BJ Dernbach - Department of Workforce Development

Registrations For

·      Rep. Tod Ohnstad - 65th Assembly District

Registrations Against

·      Mike Semmann - WI Bankers' Assn

·      Jon Turke - WI Bankers' Assn

·      Bill Smith - National Federation of Independent Business-WI

Registrations for Information Only

·      None.

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


Mike Mikalsen

Committee Clerk