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Record of Committee Proceedings

Joint Committee on Finance

August 2017 Special Session Assembly Bill 1

Relating to: authorizing the creation of an electronics and information technology manufacturing zone, making changes to the enterprise zone tax credit program, authorizing limited use of the design-build construction process, granting contingent highway bonding authority, and making appropriations.

By committee on Assembly Organization, Representatives Vos, Steineke, August, Kerkman, Weatherston and Wichgers, by request of Governor Scott Walker.

August 18, 2017         Referred to Joint Committee on Finance

August 22, 2017         Public Hearing Held

Present:       (16)      Senator Darling; Representative Nygren; Senators Olsen, Harsdorf, Marklein, Tiffany, Vukmir, L. Taylor and Erpenbach; Representatives Kooyenga, Loudenbeck, Felzkowski, Born, Rohrkaste, Hintz and Shankland.

Absent:       (0)        None.

Excused:     (0)        None.

Appearances For

·      Patrich Hoppe - Gateway

·      Jennifer Giegerich - WI League of Conservation Voters

·      Secretary  Scott  Neitzel - DOA

·      Secretary  Mark Hogan - WEDC

·      Bryan Albrecht - Gateway Tech College

·      Lisa  Bell

·      Jorge  Franco - Hispanic Chamber Commerce of WI

·      Andrew  Ewert - Village of Waterford

·      Elizabeth Cliffe - Ascension WI

·      Rep Tad Ohnstad - State Assembly 65th

·      Rep Cory Mason - State Assembly 66th

·      Jonathan  Delagrave - Racine County

·      Jenny Trick - RCEDC

·      Jim Kruesser - Kenosha County Exec

·      John Antarumian - Mayor of Kenosha

·      Tim Sheely - MMAC/M7

·      Dr, Rolf Wegenke - WI Assoc of Independent Colleges and Universites

·      Alfoncso Gardner

·      Chris Neff

·      George  Stoner - Village of Somers President

·      Mark Molinaro

·      Michael Lovell - Marquette University

·      Lindsey Schmidt - RUSD- Racine Unified Real School

·      Curt Shirrel - RUSD

Appearances Against

·      Robert  Slamka - We the People

·      Brian Vigue - WI Wetlands Assoc

·      Denny Smith

·      Kevin Kane - Citiznes Action of WI

·      Allen Lovie

·      Jay  Warner

·      Melissa Warner - Sierra Club

·      Julia Cambell

·      Jason Bkestiff

·      Viegil  Gentz - Town of Puris

·      Maria Elena Calhoun

·      Tammy Wood

·      Michael Dickman - Take Back WI

·      Allen Ruff

·      Amber  Meyer Smith - Clean Wisconsin

·      Raj Shukla - River Alliance of WI

·      Robert Brawner

Appearances for Information Only

·      Marl Mone - UWM

·      Joe Bubaniewicz - Sierra Club

·      Glen Schwalbach

·      Eric Carlberg

·      Ola Baiyewn - First Choice Pre-Apprenticeship

·      Larry Gedemer

·      Greg Husseldahl

·      Dan Thielan - RUSD

Registrations For

·      John Jaraczewski - University of Parkside

·      Curdis Cermy

·      Albert Douglas

·      Paul Scriver

Registrations Against

·      Carolyn Gahn

·      Chris Gauk

·      Tom Heraly - MKE Area Tech College

·      Denny Smith

·      Mary McIlvaine

·      Nancy Stangler

·      Linda Ingaldson

·      Jean Feil

·      Kate Levy

Registrations for Information Only

·      Toni Hanson - Citizens Action of WI

September 05, 2017    Executive Session Held

Present:       (16)      Senator Darling; Representative Nygren; Senators Olsen, Harsdorf, Marklein, Tiffany, Vukmir, L. Taylor and Erpenbach; Representatives Kooyenga, Loudenbeck, Felzkowski, Born, Rohrkaste, Hintz and Shankland.

Absent:       (0)        None.

Excused:     (0)        None.

Moved by Representative Nygren, seconded by Senator Darling that Senate Amendment 1 be recommended for introduction.

Ayes:     (16)   Senator Darling; Representative Nygren; Senators Olsen, Harsdorf, Marklein, Tiffany, Vukmir, L. Taylor and Erpenbach; Representatives Kooyenga, Loudenbeck, Felzkowski, Born, Rohrkaste, Hintz and Shankland.

Noes:     (0)     None.

SENATE AMENDMENT 1 INTRODUCTION RECOMMENDED, Ayes 16, Noes 0

Moved by Representative Nygren, seconded by Senator Darling that Senate Amendment 1 be recommended for adoption.

Ayes:     (12)   Senator Darling; Representative Nygren; Senators Olsen, Harsdorf, Marklein, Tiffany and Vukmir; Representatives Kooyenga, Loudenbeck, Felzkowski, Born and Rohrkaste.

Noes:     (4)     Senators L. Taylor and Erpenbach; Representatives Hintz and Shankland.

SENATE AMENDMENT 1 ADOPTION RECOMMENDED, Ayes 12, Noes 4

Moved by Representative Nygren, seconded by Senator Darling that Senate Substitute Amendment 1 be recommended for introduction.

Ayes:     (16)   Senator Darling; Representative Nygren; Senators Olsen, Harsdorf, Marklein, Tiffany, Vukmir, L. Taylor and Erpenbach; Representatives Kooyenga, Loudenbeck, Felzkowski, Born, Rohrkaste, Hintz and Shankland.

Noes:     (0)     None.

SENATE SUBSTITUTE AMENDMENT 1 INTRODUCTION RECOMMENDED, Ayes 16, Noes 0

Moved by Representative Nygren, seconded by Senator Darling that Senate Substitute Amendment 1 be recommended for adoption.

Ayes:     (12)   Senator Darling; Representative Nygren; Senators Olsen, Harsdorf, Marklein, Tiffany and Vukmir; Representatives Kooyenga, Loudenbeck, Felzkowski, Born and Rohrkaste.

Noes:     (4)     Senators L. Taylor and Erpenbach; Representatives Hintz and Shankland.

SENATE SUBSTITUTE AMENDMENT 1 ADOPTION RECOMMENDED, Ayes 12, Noes 4

Moved by Representative Nygren, seconded by Senator Darling that August 2017 Special Session Assembly Bill 1 be recommended for concurrence as amended.

Ayes:     (12)   Senator Darling; Representative Nygren; Senators Olsen, Harsdorf, Marklein, Tiffany and Vukmir; Representatives Kooyenga, Loudenbeck, Felzkowski, Born and Rohrkaste.

Noes:     (4)     Senators L. Taylor and Erpenbach; Representatives Hintz and Shankland.

CONCURRENCE AS AMENDED RECOMMENDED, Ayes 12, Noes 4

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Joe Malkasian

Committee Clerk