Senate Journal
One-Hundred and Fifth Regular Session
MONDAY, May 24, 2021
The Chief Clerk made the following entries under the above date.
Chief Clerk's Entries
Amendments Offered
hist134523Senate Amendment 1 to Senate Bill 214 offered by Senator Stafsholt.
hist134516Senate Amendment 1 to Senate Bill 259 offered by Senator Jacque.
hist134522Senate Amendment 1 to Senate Bill 335 offered by Senator Feyen.
Petitions and Communications
hist134488Pursuant to Senate Rule 17 (5), Representative Steffen added as a cosponsor of Senate Bill 268.
hist134487Pursuant to Senate Rule 17 (5), Representative Plumer added as a cosponsor of Senate Bill 314.
hist134537Pursuant to Senate Rule 17 (5), Representative Behnke added as a cosponsor of Senate Bill 336.
hist134536Pursuant to Senate Rule 17 (5), Representative Behnke added as a cosponsor of Senate Bill 337.
hist134538Pursuant to Senate Rule 17 (5), Representative Behnke added as a cosponsor of Senate Bill 342.
hist134520Pursuant to Senate Rule 17 (5), Representative Brooks added as a cosponsor of Senate Bill 354.
State of Wisconsin
Office of the Governor
May 24, 2021
The Honorable, the Senate:
The following bill(s), originating in the Senate, have been approved, signed and deposited in the office of the Secretary of State:
Bill Number   Act Number   Date Approved
hist134489Senate Bill 51   32   May 21, 2021
hist134490Senate Bill 52   33   May 21, 2021
hist134491Senate Bill 102   34   May 21, 2021
hist134492Senate Bill 105   35   May 21, 2021
hist134493Senate Bill 107   36   May 21, 2021
hist134494Senate Bill 112   37   May 21, 2021
hist134497Senate Bill 168   44   May 21, 2021
hist134499Senate Bill 171   45   May 21, 2021
hist134495Senate Bill 208   38   May 21, 2021
hist134496Senate Bill 266   39   May 21, 2021
Pursuant to s. 35.095 (1)(b), Wisconsin Statutes, the following 2021 Act(s) have been published:
Act Number   Bill Number   Publication Date
hist134501Wisconsin Act 32   51   May 22, 2021
hist134502Wisconsin Act 33   52   May 22, 2021
hist134503Wisconsin Act 34   102   May 22, 2021
hist134504Wisconsin Act 35   105   May 22, 2021
hist134505Wisconsin Act 36   107   May 22, 2021
hist134506Wisconsin Act 37   112   May 22, 2021
hist134507Wisconsin Act 38   208   May 22, 2021
hist134508Wisconsin Act 39   266   May 22, 2021
hist134509Wisconsin Act 44   168   May 22, 2021
hist134510Wisconsin Act 45   171   May 22, 2021
State of Wisconsin
Office of the Governor
May 21, 2021
The Honorable, the Senate:
hist134500I am vetoing 2021 Senate Bill 170 in its entirety.
This bill would allow an organization with a Class B raffle license to conduct a raffle by using a paddlewheel.
I object to this bill and am once gain vetoing it because paddlewheel gambling is not permitted by the Wisconsin Constitution. Under Article IV, Section 24, raffles may be licensed only under limited circumstances. Even though Senate Bill 170 uses the term “raffle,” paddlewheel gambling is not a raffle as contemplated by the constitutional text. Instead, it is more similar to roulette, which is a distinct form of gambling under our Constitution. While a roulette wheel typically lies horizontally and is spun with a ball to determine the winner based on chance, and a paddlewheel as described in this bill hangs vertically and is spun to determine the winner using a pointer or marker based on chance, this is a distinction without a difference. I cannot knowingly sign a bill that I believe is prohibited by our Constitution.
Furthermore, as I stated when I vetoed this bill last year, the expansion proposed by this bill creates an unnecessary risk of gaming revenue for the State. Tribal Nations have exclusive rights to conduct Class III gaming in Wisconsin, as guaranteed under the tribal gaming compacts. The compacts signed by the State of Wisconsin and the Tribes enable revenue-sharing payments from the Tribes to the State in exchange for an agreement by the State to not substantively alter the charitable games authorized by the State or allow the operation of any additional Class III games. By expanding the definition of raffle to include this device, or by adding a newly approved form of Class III game, this bill could be considered a violation of the compacts.
Respectfully submitted,
Referrals and Receipt of Committee Reports Concerning Proposed Administrative Rules
The joint committee for review of Administrative Rules reported and recommended:
Relating to degrees from programs accredited by the Commission for Accreditation of Counseling (CACREP).