Introduction and Reference of Proposals
Read first time and referred:
Relating to: recognizing Margaret Rozga for her appointment as Wisconsin Poet Laureate.
By Representatives Brostoff, Sinicki, Anderson, Zamarripa, Crowley, Spreitzer, Goyke, L. Myers, Neubauer, Vruwink, Hesselbein, Bowen, Sargent, Ohnstad, Subeck, Cabrera, Skowronski and C. Taylor; cosponsored by Senators Larson, L. Taylor, Wirch and Bewley.
Relating to: harbor assistance grant for the city of Green Bay and making an appropriation.
By Representative Steffen; cosponsored by Senator Cowles.
Relating to: creating an appropriation for census activities and preparation and making an appropriation.
By Representatives Crowley, B. Meyers, Anderson, Bowen, Brostoff, Considine, Kolste, L. Myers, Neubauer, Pope, Shankland, Spreitzer, C. Taylor, Vruwink and Zamarripa; cosponsored by Senators Bewley, Schachtner, Carpenter, Larson, L. Taylor and Wirch.
Relating to: obtaining evidence of the termination of certain property interests of a decedent.
By Representatives Ballweg, Billings, Born, Dittrich, Doyle, Felzkowski, Gundrum, Horlacher, Knodl, Kulp, Macco, Magnafici, McGuire, Ohnstad, Quinn, Thiesfeldt, Tusler and VanderMeer; cosponsored by Senators Olsen, Bernier, Feyen, Ringhand, Schachtner and Stroebel.
Relating to: agricultural development loan guarantee program administered by the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority.
By Representatives Tauchen, Vruwink, Ballweg, Knodl, Krug, Kulp, Kurtz, Loudenbeck, Mursau, Novak, Oldenburg, Pronschinske, Quinn, Ramthun, Rodriguez, Spreitzer and C. Taylor; cosponsored by Senators Marklein, Bewley, Bernier, Nass, Schachtner, Tiffany and Smith.
Relating to: billing practices for certain health care providers and granting rule-making authority.
By Representatives Kolste, Emerson, Anderson, Bowen, Considine, Ohnstad, Sargent, Shankland, Sinicki, Subeck, C. Taylor and Vruwink; cosponsored by Senators Smith, Miller and Ringhand.
Relating to: requiring coverage of the dispensing of an extended supply of contraceptives.
By Representatives Shankland, Tusler, Anderson, Billings, Brostoff, Cabrera, Crowley, Considine, Doyle, Emerson, Fields, Gruszynski, Hesselbein, Kolste, B. Meyers, L. Myers, Neubauer, Ohnstad, Pope, Riemer, Sargent, Sinicki, Spiros, Spreitzer, Stubbs, Subeck, C. Taylor, Vining, Vruwink and Zamarripa; cosponsored by Senators Johnson, Bernier, Carpenter, Feyen, Larson, Ringhand, Risser, Smith, L. Taylor and Wirch.
Relating to: the dates for which an annual vehicle admission receipt or an annual state trail pass are valid.
By Representatives Hebl, Brandtjen, Horlacher, Ohnstad, Sinicki, Stafsholt, C. Taylor, Tusler and Vining; cosponsored by Senator Hansen.
hist103855To committee on Forestry, Parks and Outdoor Recreation.
Relating to: eliminating the state trail pass.
By Representatives Hebl, Bowen, Horlacher, Sinicki, C. Taylor and Tusler.
hist103856To committee on Forestry, Parks and Outdoor Recreation.
Relating to: use of formerly submerged land in the city of Racine.
By Representatives Wittke, Neubauer, McGuire, Skowronski, Ohnstad and Bowen; cosponsored by Senators Wanggaard and Wirch.
Relating to: the possession of a firearm by a person who has committed a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence and providing a penalty.
By Representatives Hebl, C. Taylor, Anderson, Bowen, Cabrera, Considine, Fields, Kolste, Neubauer, Pope, Sargent, Sinicki and Spreitzer; cosponsored by Senators Johnson, Carpenter, Hansen, Larson, Miller, Risser and Shilling.
hist103858To committee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety.
The following Assembly proposal, which has been approved by both the Assembly and Senate, has been enrolled by the Legislative Reference Bureau:
PATRICK E. FULLER
Assembly Chief Clerk
State of Wisconsin
Office of the Governor
July 3, 2019
To the Honorable Members of the Assembly:
The following bills, originating in the Assembly, have been approved, signed and deposited in the office of the Secretary of State:
Bill Number Act Number Date Approved
(in part) 9 July 3, 2019
Pursuant to s. 35.095 (1)(b), Wisconsin Statutes, the following 2019 Acts have been published:
Act Number Bill Number Publication Date
hist103792Wisconsin Act 8 Assembly Bill 188 June 29, 2019 hist103844Wisconsin Act 9 Assembly Bill 56 July 4, 2019 hist103863Wisconsin Act 10 Assembly Bill 251 July 4, 2019
Governor’s Veto Message
July 3, 2019
To the Honorable Members of the Assembly:
I have approved Assembly Bill 56 as 2019 Wisconsin Act 9 and deposited it in the Office of the Secretary of State.
This past January, I delivered my first State of the State address. I noted then—and have repeated many times since—a phrase that is inscribed on the ceiling in the Governor’s conference room: “The will of the people is the law of the land.”
It was in the spirit of these words that we crafted a budget—The People’s Budget—that represents the will of the people of Wisconsin. Our proposal, written by and with the people of our state, fully funded our schools and provided the largest-ever increase in funding for special education, expanded Medicaid and infused our healthcare system with millions of dollars to improve healthcare for all Wisconsinites by drawing down $1.6 billion in new federal funds, and offered a sustainable, long-term solution on transportation that ensured Wisconsinites would not have to foot the entire bill for fixing our roads.
Unfortunately, this budget that I have now signed is, in many ways, insufficient.
This is, in large part, due to the unfortunate lack of interest by some Republicans in the Legislature to work together and engage in constructive, bipartisan dialogue, and instead devoting far too much time to huffing and puffing. I met with 125 out of 132 legislators during the budget process, including 75 Republicans, and my administration has been ready, willing, and available to work together to find common ground, make changes, and work toward solutions. I believe the people of our state would have been better off in this budget if we could have found more common ground, even if it meant each of us not getting everything we wanted. But Republican leadership often chose political allegiance and scoring political points over the people of our state, and that is reflected in the budget that arrived on my desk.
Consequently, in recent weeks, I strongly considered vetoing the Legislature’s entire budget because it did not do enough to ensure that our kids and schools have the resources they need to be successful. I believe it falls short of the proposal we offered. I believe the people of Wisconsin deserve more. And I believe we could do better.
But when I ran for this office, I said it was time for a change, and I made promises to the people of Wisconsin. I promised I would put politics aside to get things done. I promised I would lead with kindness, compassion, civility, and respect. And I promised I would put people first.
In the Governor’s conference room, opposite the inscription about the will of the people, there is another inscription that reads, “The progress of a state is born in temperance, justice, and prudence.”
When I took the oath of office just a few months ago, I incurred two important obligations as the Governor of our state. The first is an obligation to remember for whom I work—to ensure that the will of the people is the law of the land. And the second is an obligation to remember that progress is not beget by political pettiness, but by finding common ground.
Vetoing this budget in its entirety would have been more of the same divisiveness and petty, political theatrics that the people of Wisconsin have had to put up with for far too long.
And vetoing this budget in its entirety would have meant failing to acknowledge that because of the budget we—the people of Wisconsin and I—proposed together, Republicans finally took a step forward in making the investments required for progress to occur.