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03.15.12 | Assembly Floor Session (Part 3 of 8)

Continued coverage of the Assembly floor session from March 15, 2012 at the state Capitol. In this portion of the floor session the Assembly took up the following: Assembly Resolution 25, relating to establishing special orders of business for Thursday, March 15, 2012; Senate Bill 395, relating to homemade wine and fermented malt beverages; Assembly Bill 522, relating to the engagement of engineering and similar services by the Department of Transportation; Assembly Bill 582, relating to regulation of rental-purchase agreements and granting rule-making authority; Assembly Joint Resolution 134, relating to modifying the session schedule for the 2011-12 biennial session period for the purpose of extending the last general-business floorperiod; Assembly Bill 582, realting to regulation of rental-purchase agreements and granting rule-making authority; Senate Bill 219, relating to various changes in the unemployment insurance law, providing a penalty, and making appropriations; Senate Bill 417, relating to concealment of benefit claim information, availability for work, interest on delinquent payments, and the composition and authority of appeal tribunals under the unemployment insurance law; Senate Bill 396, relating to financial assistance for the livestock premises registration program, a tax credit for livestock identification tags and tag-reading equipment, and making an appropriation; Senate Bill 407, relating to zinc air button cell batteries and providing penalties; Senate Bill 426, relating to intentional program violations of public assistance programs; Senate Bill 440, relating to increasing the allowable number of project plan amendments, and lengthening the time during which tax increments may be allocated and expenditures for project costs may be made, for Tax Incremental District Number 3 in the city of Middleton; Senate Bill 453, relating to the authority and responsibility of the Department of Safety and Professional Services, requirements for obtaining certain licenses or other credentials from the Department of Safety and Professional Services, weighing a product that contains opium or another controlled substance, and granting rule-making authority; Senate Bill 461, relating to the governor's read to lead development fund, the Read to Lead Development Council, grants in support of literacy and early childhood development programs, teacher licensure, screening kindergarten pupils for reading readiness, remedial reading services for certain pupils, evaluating teacher preparatory programs and educator effectiveness, requiring the exercise of rule-making authority, and making an appropriation; Senate Bill 463, relating to the angel investment and early stage seed investment tax credit programs; Senate Bill 459, relating to economic development activities of the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority; Senate Bill 524, relating to exception to local levy limits for the city of Fox Lake; Senate Bill 114, relating to legislative consideration of a biennial budget bill; Senate Bill 153, relating to permitting governmental employers who are not participating employers in the Wisconsin Retirement System to be covered in the local government health insurance plan offered by the group insurance board; Senate Bill 173, relating to the disclosure of electronic juvenile court records to law enforcement agencies and providing a penalty; Senate Bill 463, relating to the angel investment and early stage seed investment tax credit programs; Senate Bill 262, relating to a permit exemption for the placement of a pier containing a floating toilet facility in the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway; Assembly Bill 355, relating to exempting rules promulgated by the Government Accountability Board from certain administrative rule-making procedures involving the approval of the governor; Senate Bill 461, relating to the governor's read to lead development fund, the Read to Lead Development Council, grants in support of literacy and early childhood development programs, teacher licensure, screening kindergarten pupils for reading readiness, remedial reading services for certain pupils, evaluating teacher preparatory programs and educator effectiveness, requiring the exercise of rule-making authority, and making an appropriation; Senate Bill 271, relating to return of absentee ballots and voting in person by electors who have voted by absentee ballot in the same election; Senate Bill 306, relating to voluntary and informed consent to an abortion, information on domestic abuse services, giving a woman an abortion-inducing drug, repealing criminal sanctions against women who perform or obtain certain abortion procedures, and providing a penalty; Senate Bill 464, relating to prohibiting fingerprinting in connection with professional credentials issued by the Department of Safety and Professional Services or an examining board or affiliated credentialing board, except as provided in the statutes, and requiring the exercise of rule-making authority; Senate Bill 402, relating to the waiver of requirements related to the discharge of water pollution for certain research projects; Senate Bill 409, relating to various changes to the worker's compensation law, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation; Senate Bill 422, relating to the length of vehicles that may be operated on a highway and granting rule-making authority; Senate Bill 429, relating to portable electronics insurance and providing a penalty; Senate Bill 474, relating to matching financial records for Medical Assistance eligibility and providing a penalty; and Senate Joint Resolution 71, relating to proclaiming May 2012 as Motorcycle Awareness Month.


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