Record of Committee Proceedings

Committee on Economic and Workforce Development

Senate Bill 981

Relating to: apprenticeship and youth apprenticeship completion awards, career and technical education incentive grants and completion awards, technical preparation programs in school districts and technical colleges, creating an individual income tax subtraction for expenses paid for apprenticeship programs, and making an appropriation.

By Senators Stafsholt, Feyen and Ballweg; cosponsored by Representatives Oldenburg, Zimmerman, Petryk, Armstrong, Dittrich, Drake, Gundrum, James, Moses, Mursau, Novak, Schraa, Skowronski, Swearingen, Tranel, VanderMeer, Vorpagel, Wittke, Kuglitsch and Vruwink.

February 17, 2022       Referred to Committee on Economic and Workforce Development

February 23, 2022       Public Hearing Held

Present:       (5)        Senator Feyen; Senators Testin, Jacque, Ringhand and Pfaff.

Absent:       (0)        None.

Excused:     (0)        None.

Appearances For

·      John Schulze - Associated builders and contractors

·      Shaun Mchugh - Self

·      Cindy Buchko - Construction Business Group

·      Senator Rob Stafsholt - 10th Senate District

·      Rep Loren Oldenburg

·      Evan Stephenson - Carpenters

·      Andrew Disch - Carpenters union

·      Lisa Perkofski - Carpenters

Appearances Against

·      Layla Merrifield - WTC District Boards

·      Dr Morna Foy - WTCS

Appearances for Information Only

·      None.

Registrations For

·      Brad Boycks - Wisconsin builders axsociation

·      Rob Richard - Wisconsin electrical coop assoc

·      Chris Larowe - Wisconsin energy group

·      Bob Welch - Stride

·      Bob Welch - Local 139 operating engineers

·      Representative Warren Petryk

·      Legislative Director Brian Dake - Wisconsin Independent Businesses

·      Rachel Ver Velde - WMC

·      Tom Hickey - Carpenters union

·      Kathi Kilgore - Wisconsin hotel and lodging association

·      State Director BILL G SMITH - NFIB

Registrations Against

·      None.

Registrations for Information Only

·      Legislative Liaison Jenifer Cole - Dept. of Workforce Development

March 10, 2022           Failed to pass pursuant to Senate Joint Resolution 1


Tim Lakin

Committee Clerk