January 2017 Special Session
12:45 P.M. THURSDAY, January 5, 2017
The Senate met.
The Senate was called to order by Senator Feyen.
Pursuant to Senate Rule 17 (6), the Chief Clerk made the following entries under the above date.
Petition and Communications
State of Wisconsin
Office of the Governor
EXECUTIVE ORDER #230
Relating to a Special Session of the Legislature
WHEREAS, I have previously created a Governor's Task Force on Opioid Abuse and designated Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch and State Representative John Nygren as co-chairs; and
WHEREAS, the Task Force has met several times since its creation, heard testimony from a number of experts, and diligently studied the many facets of the opioid epidemic facing our state; and
WHEREAS, the Co-Chairs have prepared a report recommending legislation to help address this crisis;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Scott Walker, Governor of the State of Wisconsin, pursuant to Article IV, Section 11, and Article V, Section 4, of the Wisconsin Constitution, do hereby require the convening of a special session of the Legislature at the Capitol in Madison, to commence at 11 a.m. on January 5, 2017, solely to consider and act upon the following legislation:
1. Legislation relating to opioid antagonist administration in schools;
2. Legislation relating to treatment and diversion programs and providing funding;
3. Legislation relating to limited immunity for persons who received first responder care after experiencing a drug overdose;
4. Legislation relating to requirements for prescriptions for certain Schedule V controlled substances;
5. Legislation relating to the civil commitment of persons experiencing substance abuse addiction;
6. Legislation relating to the university of Wisconsin System chartering a recovery school;
7. Legislation relating to the rural hospital graduate medical training program and $63,000 in each year of the 2017-2019 biennium for additional fellowships;
8. Legislation relating to $1,000,000 in each of the 2017-2019 biennium for grants to support new medically assisted treatment centers;
9. Legislation relating to $ 500,000 in each of the 2017-2019 biennium for a consultation service for medical professional to access addiction medicine specialists;
10. Legislation relating to $ 420,000 in each year of the 2017-2019 biennium for four additional criminal investigation agents at the Wisconsin Department of Justice focused on drug interdiction and trafficking; and
11. Legislation relating to $100,000 in each year of the 2017-2019 biennium to expand the Screening, Brief Intervention, and Rereferral to Treatment (SBIRT) training program offered by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Wisconsin to be affixed. Done at the Capitol in the City of Madison this fifth day of January, in the year two thousand seventeen.
By the Governor:
DOUGLAS LA FOLLETTE
Secretary of State
Senator Feyen, with unanimous consent, asked that the January 2017 Special Session of the Senate stand adjourned until Tuesday, January 10, 2017.