One-Hundred and Fourth Regular Session
FRIDAY, February 22, 2019
The Chief Clerk makes the following entries under the above date:
Introduction and Reference of Proposals
Read first time and referred:
Relating to: recognizing March 1, 2019, as National Speech and Debate Education Day in Wisconsin.
By Representatives Billings, Anderson, Ballweg, Hebl, Milroy, Myers, Ohnstad, Sargent, Shankland, Sinicki, Spreitzer, Subeck, C. Taylor, Thiesfeldt, Zamarripa and Emerson; cosponsored by Senators Shilling, Bewley, Carpenter, Hansen, Jacque, Risser, Schachtner, L. Taylor, Wirch, Ringhand and Smith.
Relating to: the collection of victim restitution.
By Representatives Horlacher, Brandtjen, Hutton, Knodl, Kuglitsch, Kulp, Murphy, Ramthun, Skowronski, Sortwell, Steffen, Tittl and Tusler; cosponsored by Senators Jacque, Nass, Olsen and Darling.
Relating to: crime victim impact statements.
By Representatives Horlacher, Brandtjen, Dittrich, Hutton, Kulp, Ramthun, Skowronski, Steffen, Tittl, Tusler, Zimmerman and Brooks; cosponsored by Senators Jacque, Olsen, Wanggaard and Darling.
hist97837To committee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety.
Relating to: prohibiting contests for killing wild animals and providing a penalty.
By Representatives C. Taylor, Doyle, Stubbs, Pope, Subeck, Sargent and Sinicki; cosponsored by Senators Risser, Hansen and Carpenter.
Relating to: creating a procedure for granting certificates of qualification for employment for persons convicted of a crime and making an appropriation.
By Representatives Hutton, Snyder, Fields, Ballweg, Bowen, Brooks, Goyke, Horlacher, Krug, Kurtz, Mursau, Myers, Ramthun, Sortwell, Tittl and Thiesfeldt; cosponsored by Senators Darling, L. Taylor, Carpenter, Cowles, Feyen, Olsen, Stroebel and Wanggaard.
Relating to: grants for obtaining farm tractor rollover protection structures and making an appropriation.
By Representatives Kulp, Kurtz, Tauchen, Novak, Edming, Kitchens, Mursau, Tranel, VanderMeer, Vruwink, Krug, Oldenburg, Ramthun, Rohrkaste, Skowronski, Spiros, Tusler and Wichgers; cosponsored by Senators Testin, Bernier, Marklein, Jacque, Schachtner and Nass.
Relating to: management and preservation of records and correspondence of members of the legislature.
By Representatives Anderson, Crowley, Brostoff, Novak, Vruwink, C. Taylor and Sargent; cosponsored by Senators Larson and Risser.
Relating to: expungement of records of certain crimes.
By Representatives Steffen, Goyke, Allen, Anderson, Billings, Born, Bowen, Brooks, Brostoff, Cabrera, Considine, Crowley, Doyle, Edming, Felzkowski, Fields, Gundrum, Haywood, Hintz, Kerkman, Kolste, Krug, Kulp, Loudenbeck, Mursau, Myers, Novak, Nygren, Ohnstad, Petryk, Plumer, Pope, Pronschinske, Quinn, Ramthun, Riemer, Rohrkaste, Sargent, Schraa, Sinicki, Skowronski, Snyder, Sortwell, Spiros, Spreitzer, Stubbs, Subeck, Tauchen, C. Taylor, Thiesfeldt, Tittl, Vining, Vruwink, Zamarripa and Zimmerman; cosponsored by Senators Darling, Risser, L. Taylor, Bernier, Carpenter, Feyen, Johnson, Larson, Olsen, Petrowski, Ringhand, Schachtner, Smith, Testin, Tiffany, Wanggaard and Wirch.
hist97842To committee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety.
Relating to: prostitution crime surcharge and making an appropriation.
By Representatives Brandtjen, Crowley, Fields, Gundrum, Horlacher, Hutton, Kulp, Magnafici, Murphy, Ramthun, Sanfelippo, Subeck, Tusler, Vorpagel, Wichgers and Zimmerman; cosponsored by Senators Jacque, Wanggaard, L. Taylor, Darling, Kooyenga and Olsen.
hist97843To committee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety.
Relating to: entering certain places with intent to commit battery and providing a penalty.
By Representatives Spiros, Kuglitsch, Murphy, Ramthun, Sanfelippo, Skowronski, Wichgers and Zimmerman; cosponsored by Senators Jacque, Wanggaard, Cowles, Marklein and Olsen.
Relating to: grants to technical college students for apprenticeship expenses and making an appropriation.
By Representatives Murphy, Petryk, Allen, Brandtjen, Brooks, Duchow, Edming, Gundrum, Horlacher, Jagler, Oldenburg, Ramthun, Subeck, Summerfield, Thiesfeldt, Tusler, Wichgers and Zimmerman; cosponsored by Senators Jacque, Testin, L. Taylor, Darling, Feyen, Marklein, Nass and Olsen.
hist97845To committee on Workforce Development.
Relating to: paddlewheel raffles.
By Representatives Murphy, Mursau, Brooks, Edming, Gundrum, Horlacher, Plumer, Pronschinske, Quinn, Ramthun, Sortwell, Skowronski, Tranel, Tusler, Wichgers and Zimmerman; cosponsored by Senators Jacque, Marklein, Nass, Olsen and Wanggaard.
Relating to: University of Wisconsin research contracts.
By Representatives Murphy, Stubbs, Ballweg, Kulp, Vruwink, Subeck, Sargent, C. Taylor, Skowronski, Zimmerman, Ramthun and Born; cosponsored by Senators Feyen, Risser, Cowles, Bewley, Petrowski, Olsen and Darling.
hist97847To committee on Constitution and Ethics.
Relating to: a higher wild animal protection surcharge for the unlawful taking of deer.
By Representatives Edming, Gundrum, Kuglitsch, Kulp, Mursau, Oldenburg, Pronschinske, Quinn, Skowronski, Subeck and Tusler; cosponsored by Senators Petrowski, Carpenter, Marklein, Olsen, Schachtner and Smith.
hist97865To committee on Forestry, Parks and Outdoor Recreation.
Governor’s Veto Message
February 20, 2019
To the Honorable Members of the Assembly:
I am vetoing 2019 Assembly Bill 4 in its entirety, and I am returning it to the Assembly.
The bill would make modifications to the standard deduction under the individual income tax starting with tax years beginning after December 31, 2019.
I am vetoing the bill because I object to passing a major fiscal policy item outside of the biennial budget process, which will begin in less than ten days, especially given that this bill would be unsupported going forward as it relies simply on draining the projected opening balance for the upcoming biennium.
Further, I am troubled and disappointed that this major fiscal policy was introduced and passed without bipartisan support and cooperation. The people of the State of Wisconsin expect and deserve for their leaders to work together, and I plan to do my part to ensure that happens. Going forward in the budget process, I remain committed to working together to balance the many priorities that must be addressed in the upcoming budget, from schools and roads to tax relief and healthcare.
hist97823As I have said, I support providing meaningful middle-class tax relief for hardworking Wisconsin individuals and families, and my budget priorities will reflect those intentions. My biennial budget will provide significant tax relief for Wisconsin's middle class in both years of the upcoming biennium, and provide an overall fiscal policy framework to make that relief sustainable into the future, while also making investments in the priorities that the people of Wisconsin share, like providing fair funding for our schools, fixing our roads, and investing in communities across Wisconsin. We can do all these things, if we work together.