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Downing,
Karley-
GOV
From:
Kitzman,
Nick-
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Monday,
May
09, 2011
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Subject:
Dally Policy and Legislative Update
l&glslative
Affairs
Team
Committee Activities
AB
6/SB 7-Voter ID legislation was passed out
of
JFC 12-2 (Jauch, Shi!Ung) with Senator Taylor and Representative Grigsby
absent
o Representative Shilling read a statement from Representative Grigsby saying that she
was
unable to attend the meeting because she was receiving medicaltreatment. She did
not
disclose anything further.Both the Assembly and Senate are
in
session tomorrow.bflgislative ContactsRepresentative Severson's Office contacted us to follow
up
on
his meeting with Sheer Wind Inc. about possibly expanding their business operation to Osceola.
Tuesday's Committees Date Time Room Bill
Author
Staff
S. State
and
Federal
Relations
and Information
TechnologyExec
5/10120118:30
400SE
SS SB
13·
telecommunications exec Zipperer
S.
Workforce
Development,Small
Business
and
Tourism
Exec
511012011
9:00
300SE
Auctioneer Board appointee hearing and exec
xxxxxxxxx
SB 47-changes to the membership
of
the SmallBusiness Regulatory Review Board Moulton
S.
Transportation
Hearing
and
Exec
5/1012011
9:00
425SW
(Hearing) SJR 23-creation
of
a department
of
transportation, creation
of
a transportation fund,and deposit
of
funds Into the transportation fund(first consideraUon).HopperSB 41-agreements related to motor carrierliability LazichSB 61-multiple trip permits
for
overweightvehicles transporting granular roOfing material Galloway
JCRAR
Hearing
and
Exec
5/1012011
9:30
300NE
Emergency Rule 1046-major source permittingthresholds for sources
of
greenhouse gasemissions and affecting small business
xxxxxxxxx
Emergency Rule 1047-An order
of
the Barberingand Cosmetology Examining Board to amend BC9.02; and
to
repeal and create ch. BC 11,relating to late renewal and continuing education
xxxxxxxxx
A.
Transportation
Committee
Exec 5/10/2011 10:00
GAR
AB
88-multiple trip permits
for
overweightvehicles transporting granular roofing materials Petrowski
AJR
31-creation
of
a department
of
transportation, creation
of
a transportation fund,and deposit
of
unds Into the transportation fund(first consideration). Petrowski
Economic
Development
and
Regulatory
Reform TeamCommerce
Venture
Capitalo Met with Senator Grothman and Representative Tauchen on the proposal
I.
Sen. Grothman has concerns about the Jobs
Now
Tax Credits;
we
hope to favorably address them tomorrow.
Charter Agency
o Secretary Stepp and Deputy Secretary Moroney
met
with Secretary Huebsch today on
their
charter agency proposal.o DNR wants to make the department more efficient and reduce spending by allowing
it
more individual authority by
way
of
spending tools.0 DNR
wm
provide DOA more information on their specific requests
In
order for the feasibility
of
the plan to be determined.Wisconsin was
not
awarded any
of
our grant requests
for
Florida high speed rail funding.Secretary Gottlieb
met
with Congressman John Mica, Chairman
of
House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee today.WisDOT announced the preferred alternative
for
the Zoo Interchange.
Transportation
Projects
Commission
o Will meet May 25
111
-announcement will likely be
made
on May
11
111
.
8/2/2011
 
o
DOT
briefed Governor's staff about
the
agenda today
Roundabouts
o
Sec.
Gottlieb will visit Prairie
du
Chien to discuss roundabouts.o Contact
from Sen.
Lasee's office to discuss
WisDOT and
roundabouts.
Road
weight
limits
o Contact from Stanley business regarding local roads
and
weight limits.o Contact with Chippewa
County
business
and
Chippewa County Administrator regarding Frac
Sand
mining
and
local roads
and
weight limits.
_QA"ffiE'_
PACE
o Representative
Ripp
called together a meeting
on
the future of the
PACE
program
and
the associated conversion
fee.
o
Reps.
Ott
and
Tauchen
and Sen.
Harsdorf were also present, along
with
groups:Realtors, Towns Association, Fann
Bureau
and Bullders
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of3
o
A
consensus has yet to emerge from
the
legislators
on
how to whether to eliminate the conversion
fee
and
the
PACE
program or allow
them
to
take effect
in
thefutureBiomass Plant Proposal in Rothschild
o
Last
Friday,
the commission approved
the We
Energiesloomtar Paper Biomass Plant
JOBS
HotlineDidion Group
LLC
o
Based
In
Washington,
D.C.,
spoke to the president, who said he has investors thinking about
doing
business
in
WI and
would like
more
information
1.
ldeaof50-100greenhouses
2.
Put
the
firm
in
touch with CommerceHealth Care and Education
Team
FoodShare:
Reps.
Nygren
and
Markle
n
are
interested
in
requiring photos on
an
Quest cards.
The
Grocers will be sending
out
a memo
to
all legislators asking for funds toimplement this provision and train cashiers.
DHS
would require $2-3 million
as
the dept would
be
unable to absorb
the
costs.
IM
Centralization: There
is
a hi-breed between the two solutions. Overview will
be
presented shortly.SB20 (MPS school buildings)
o
Passed
out of
the
Senate Education Committee today with support of Republicans
and
Sen.
Vinehout.
o
A vote on passage Is expected
in
both the Assembly and Senate tomorrow.
o
The
Senate
adopted the Assembly language
Which
shortens the amount of time a building
can
be
vacant from 18 to
12
months.
o
We
updated
Sen.
Darling's
Officeon
the implications for Rocketshlp schools
in
Milwaukee
and
will update Rocketship with tomorrow's developments.
We are
continuing to build stakeholder support far
the
school report card proposalHealth Care NewsBadgerCare Plus Basic Audit ReleasedMilwaukee Infant mortality rate still high despite years
of
effort. millions spent
(Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)
Education NewsWise.
Pa.
governors
to
address pro-school voucher nonprofit: union leaders plan protest
fAPI
WASHINGTON
Two
Republican governors
are
scheduled to speak at a Washington conference hosted
by
a nonprofit that pushes for private
school
vouchers and charterschools.Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin
and Gov.
Tom Corbett of Pennsylvania
will
address
the
American Federation for Children's second annual policy summit Monday.
Lost
in the School Choice
Maze
fNew York Times!
On
the last day
In
March, when most eighth graders
in
New York City learned where they would
be
going
to high school
in
the
fa!!,
Radcliffe Saddler watched the majority of hisclassmates
rip
open
thin envelopes
and
celebrate.
~ce
and Local Governments TeamLocal Government:
Green Bay Press
Gazette Wisconsin schools feed
pinch
of proposed state budget
'1f
Governor Walker didn't
exlse
the
school districts
in
the
state
of
!Visconsin
are still
onthe
road toward fiscal bankruptcy," said
Tom
Beebe, executive
director
of
he\!Visconsin
Alliance tor Excellent
Schools,
a
coallt/on
of
about 150 school districts, teachers unions
and
parent and student
groups.
"It
has nothing
to
do
wfth
the governots
budget.
The
cuts they're
making
are
based on
the
system
they have."
Evers
maintains that
a
more
equitable funding
stream
over
the
last
two
decades could
have
resulted
in
/ass
drastic Increases
In
education
spending.
Rossmiller
believes
1he
removal
of
collective bargalnfng will
help
school districts find efficiencies previously blocked by teacher contracts.
Fond
du
Lac
Reoorter Staff changes
coming
In
Fond
du
Lac schools
Nault said by replacing the
retirees
with
new
hires,
the
district should
save
about
$800,000.
The
Fond
duLac
Schoo/
Distn'ct employs
BOO
staff
members,
including teachers and support
staff.
The veterans
board
reorganization
bill
will
be
voted
on
Thursday
and
on
the floor next week.Sen. Hopper. Votes to exempt veterans
homes from
bed
tax
GreenBavPress
Gazettg,_
Editorial: Specialized veterans court
In
Northeastern Wisconsin could benefit all
''You
give
them
some
chances,
some opportunities," he
said.
"They have to work
with
a
mentor they're hooked
up
with,
and
the
mentor goes through
training,so
It's
really quitean operation. But at
the
same time
...
you're really helping your veterans and helping them fit back
Into
society."
8/2/2011
 
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of3
The
committee
is
worKingwith
local law enforcement
to
detennine how many veterans might be served by a specialty
court,
Kelley
said
Thursday.
Depending
on
numbers andother factors,
the
court could serve
a
larger
area
within Wisconsin's
Bth
judicial dlsttict. It could be
up
and running within
a
matter
of
months.
John Scocos. Fonner
Sec.
of Veterans Affairs scores court win for vets
~1
am
pleased
on
behalf
of
all veterans that
this
case
w/11
be
going forward,"
Mr.
Scocos
stated after
the
hearing.
~All
veterans -Including
those
veterans
who
worl<
for
the
State
of
L!Vlsconsin-
deserve
the protections
of
state
and federal
law. This
decision
/s
an
Important step toward ensuring that veterans
In
Wisconsin
get
the
protections that theyhave earned through their service
to
the
United
Stales.~
Concealed Carrv:Milwaukee Journal SentineL Gun bll! triggers applause, dismay
The
Wisconsin
Professional Police Association
was
neutral
on
past concealed-cany proposals, said Executive Director
Jim
Palmer,
because
of
different views among roral and
urban
officers.uour group
Is
likely
to
revisit our stance," he
said.
Since
the no-penm1
proposal
made
the
news,"We'vebeen ovetWhe/med with
members opposing that
It
ust
seems
absurd."In
Wisconsin,one
of
only
two
states
(with
Illinois) that currently ban any concealed
weapons,
it may indeed strike many
as
a
radfca/
idea.
But backers
say
no-strings-attached concealed cany
is
already
the
Jaw In
four states and
has
been
proposed
In
about
a
dozen more
that have had permit
systems
in
place.
The concealed carry
pub1lc
hearings begin this Thursday.Justice:
We
met with
the
A.G.'s office about the creation of a statewide criminal justice coordinating counciL They are
on
board and we are currently Ironing out the details
Wilh
Corrections. When all parties are
on
board
it
will
be
presented to the Governor
and
released via
EO
If he approves.Intergovernmental:
I
met with Jesse Heier of the Midwest Governor's Association. He outlined what they
do
and how they operate.
II
was
an
informal meet
and
greet.Corrections:Early release will
be
voted
on
In
Assembly
and
Senate committees this week.Voter
10:
Wisconsin State JournaL As voter
10
bill heads toward passage, the only certainty is a high price
tag
Indiana passed
its
law
In
2005.
Democrats feared
the
measure,
which cost
the
state $10 million
to
put
n
place,
would suppress turnout among certain groups.
"I
still wony about
thedisabled,the
poor and
the
homeless and whether their
votes
are being
suppressed,"
said Luis Fuentes-Rohwer, Indiana University law professor andvoting rights
expert.
"But
so
far
no
one
has been
able
to
prove disenfranchisement."Fuentes-Rohwer said Indiana's law hasn't been around
tong
enough for researchers
to
paint
an
accurate pfcture
of
he law'S
effect.
The
closest
seems
to
be
a
2009 studyconducted by Michael
Pitts,
a
law professor
with
Indiana University-Indianapolis. Pitts' study concluded that
of
he2.8
million lndfana voters
in
the2008
election,
1,039
arrivedat
the
polls without
a
valid
ID
and were forced
to
cast
a
provisional
ballot.
In
the end,
only 137
of
hose
voters returned
with
a
vaffd
ID
and had their votes counted.
AB 7 (Voter
10)
was passed out
of
JFC today with a final vote of 12-2-2 (Rep. Grigsby
and
Sen.
Taylor were not
In
attendance). A substitute amendment (LRBs0100/1)to the previous substitute (ASA 1) passed 12-2-2
as
well. There was also one other amendment which moves the final day someone can request
an
absentee ballot inperson from the Monday before the election to the Friday before the election. This passed 12-2-2. The main concerns from opponents were
1) The
cost
of
the bill and
2)
Possible voter disenfranchisement. There was a small recess taken when three protesters decided to try and take over the meeting. They were immediately shouteddown by Senator Jauch and four people
(a
cameraman being the fourth) were removed from the room.Moving the September primary to August was
removed
from this legislation and will
be
introduced
as
separate legislation.Changes in the amendment to the substitute amendment:
1. Studet')t
lD cards will
no
longer
be
required to show
the
student's address. A student must get a new ID card every
two
years If they
plan
to use it to vole.
2.
The time period for in-person absentee voting now begins
on
the third Monday preceding
an
elecllon
3.
The voter registration form must contain a statement that the falsification of information
on
the form
Is
a Class I Felony
4.
One
will
not
have
to present a photo
10
when registeri[lg. A photo
ID
wlll now only
be
needed when vollng.
5.
The residency requirement will
be
28
days before the election.
6.
The word "managers"
at
nursing homes who witness absentee votes are substituted with
~authorized
representatlve.~
8/2/2011

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