Relating to: grants for feasibility studies of school district consolidation or whole grade sharing and making an appropriation.
By Senators Olsen, Bernier and Feyen; cosponsored by Representatives Kitchens, Allen, Duchow, Macco, Krug, Kulp, Spiros, Tusler and Dittrich.
Relating to: temporary practice by registered nurses at camps, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, and granting rule-making authority.
By Senators Petrowski, Bewley, Jacque, Kapenga, Kooyenga, Marklein, Nass, Olsen, Stroebel and Tiffany; cosponsored by Representatives Magnafici, Edming, James, Oldenburg, Felzkowski, Ballweg, Dittrich, Horlacher, Knodl, Kulp, Mursau, Petryk, Quinn, Ramthun, Rodriguez, Skowronski, Spiros, Tusler and Wichgers.
hist105656To the committee on Elections, Ethics and Rural Issues.
Relating to: designating the Richard I. Bong Memorial Bridge.
By Senators Bewley and Petrowski; cosponsored by Representatives Milroy and Skowronski.
hist105657To the committee on Transportation, Veterans and Military Affairs.
Petitions and Communications
State of Wisconsin
Office of the Governor
EXECUTIVE ORDER #45
Relating to the Creation of the Governor’s Task Force on Retirement Security
WHEREAS, in the United States, the typical working-age household has less than $3,000 in retirement savings and the average retirement-age household has only $12,000;
WHEREAS, one in seven registered voters in Wisconsin have no way to save for retirement at work, and 82 percent of Wisconsinites would be interested in joining an available state savings program; and
WHEREAS, Americans are 15 times more likely to save for retirement when they have a tool available through their workplace.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, TONY EVERS, Governor of the State of Wisconsin, by the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the Laws of the State, including Section 14.019 of the Wisconsin Statutes, do hereby create the Governor’s Task Force on Retirement Security (“Task Force”), and order the following: 1
1. The Task Force shall be chaired by the Treasurer of the State of Wisconsin of a designee. The Task Force membership shall consist of:
a. the Governor or a designee;
b. the Secretary of the Department of Workforce Development or a designee;
c. the Secretary of the Department of Health Services or a designee;
d. the Executive Director of the State of Wisconsin investment Board or a designee;
e. Two members of the Wisconsin State Assembly, one representing each caucus;
f. Two members of the Wisconsin State Senate, one representing each caucus;
g. Other individuals appointed by the Governor to serve at the pleasure of the Governor, who may include individuals representing the business community, the financial services industry, organized labor, and retirees.
2. The Task Force shall do the following:
a. Assess the overall preparedness of the state in supporting Wisconsinites’ ability to retire in a financially secure manner;
b. Evaluate Wisconsin’s current retirement system as well as employer-sponsored and individual retirement plans’ financial impact to the state and overall economy;
c. Identify challenges and obstacles facing Wisconsinites seeking to retire in a financially secure manner;
d. Identify barriers to accessing existing employer-sponsored and individual retirement plans commonly available to Wisconsinites;
e. Identify barriers to participation in public and private retirement options;
f. Research best practices from industry, academia, and other states on retirement security;
g. Provide guidance on the average amount a Wisconsinite should save to achieve a secure retirement; and
h. Provide recommendations regarding:
i. How the state can best address the retirement crisis for Wisconsinites who do not have a way to save for retirement;
ii. Reducing the regulatory and operational burden on small businesses who want to offer payroll deduction retirement savings options to employees;
iii. Encouraging younger Wisconsinites to save early in life;
iv. Other innovative reforms to help Wisconsinites retire in a financially secure manner.
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 Executive Residence in the City of Madison this sixteenth day of September, in the year two thousand nineteen.
By the Governor:
DOUGLAS LA FOLLETTE
Secretary of State
Referrals and Receipt of Committee Reports Concerning Proposed Administrative Rules
The joint committee for review of Administrative Rules reported and recommended:
Relating to flammable, combustible, and hazardous liquids in Wisconsin.
Relating to income and franchise tax provisions.
Relating to predetermination of conviction record prior to submitting a full application for licensure.
Relating to assessor certification.
The committee on Health and Human Services reported and recommended:
Relating to reporting of blood lead test results.
hist105621Referred to the joint committee for review of Administrative Rules, September 16, 2019.
Relating to community substance abuse service standards.
hist105619Referred to the joint committee for review of Administrative Rules, September 16, 2019.
Relating to screening of newborns for congenital and metabolic disorders.
hist105617Referred to the joint committee for review of Administrative Rules, September 16, 2019.