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Bill Number   Act Number   Date Approved
hist121473Senate Bill 6   106   February 28, 2020
hist121475Senate Bill 50   108   February 28, 2020
hist121476Senate Bill 70   111   February 28, 2020
hist121471Senate Bill 819   104   February 28, 2020
Pursuant to s. 35.095 (1)(b), Wisconsin Statutes, the following 2019 Act(s) have been published:
Act Number   Bill Number   Publication Date
hist121472Wisconsin Act 104   819   February 29, 2020
hist121474Wisconsin Act 106   6   February 29, 2020
hist121594Wisconsin Act 108   50   February 29, 2020
hist121477Wisconsin Act 111   70   February 29, 2020
State of Wisconsin
Office of the Governor
February 28, 2020
The Honorable, the Senate:
hist121430I am vetoing 2019 Senate Bill 613 in its entirety.
The bill specifies that in determining whether a “breach of the peace” occurs in the repossession of property (when undertaken without a judgement), only the action of the creditor and its authorized repossessor is to be considered and that any action by the customer, debtor, lessee or any bystander may not be considered. The bill also limits the liabilities of creditors, authorized repossessors, and independent contractors undertaking repossession of vehicles if they comply with all applicable requirements.
I am vetoing the bill because I object to excluding the conduct, actions or statements by a customer, debtor, lessee or any bystander in determining if a repossession occurs without a breach of the peace. Because some individuals, especially low-income individuals, move more frequently, they may not receive any of the notifications (including notice of a debtor’s potential courses of action) that state law requires prior to a repossession. As a result, the repossession action itself may be an individual’s first knowledge of a pending repossession. Preventing individuals from having their objection receive legal weight denies them important protections, such as the right to a hearing. As a result, the bill could unjustly deprive vulnerable individuals of their vehicles and result in these individuals losing their employment if they cannot find other means of transportation. The risk that the bill creates for individuals who may unjustly have their vehicles repossessed does not outweigh any efficiencies in the repossession process that the bill is intended to create.
Respectfully submitted,
State of Wisconsin
Office of the Senate President
February 28, 2020
The Honorable, the Senate:
Pursuant to Senate Rule 44m (3), the Senate President may direct the chief clerk to present correctly enrolled legislation that originated in the Senate to the Governor. Please deliver the following bills to the Governor’s office immediately.
Senate Bill 43, relating to paddlewheel raffles
Senate Bill 72, relating to requiring certain occupational areas to be included in the youth apprenticeship program
Senate Bill 91, relating to buying and selling water pollution credits through a central clearinghouse
Senate Bill 108, relating to vacancies in elective offices in cities and villages
Senate Bill 117, relating to adopting revisions to the state’s uniform athlete agents act and providing a penalty
Senate Bill 139, relating to relating to sexual contact with an animal and providing a penalty
Senate Bill 162, relating to relating to a fee for certain motor vehicle certificate of title transfers
Senate Bill 203, relating to relating to issuance by municipalities of alcohol beverage operator’s licenses
Senate Bill 205, relating to relating to transferring academic credits from military transcripts to University of Wisconsin system schools and technical colleges
Senate Bill 217, relating to diabetes care and prevention plan
Senate Bill 252, relating to a flood risk reduction pilot project and making an appropriation
Senate Bill 268, relating to lengthening the time during which tax increments may be allocated and expenditures for project costs may be made and extending the maximum life for Tax Incremental District Number Two in the village of Kronenwetter
Senate Bill 289, relating to notice of change in terms of premium amount for insurance policy renewal
Senate Bill 292, relating to notices of eligibility to receive a prize
Senate Bill 298, relating to Department of Natural Resources’ efforts to raise awareness about Lyme disease
Senate Bill 351, relating to a sales tax exemption for tangible personal property temporarily stored in this state
Senate Bill 368, relating to money laundering and providing a penalty
Senate Bill 369, relating to federal emergency management assistance payments to municipalities
Senate Bill 383, relating to the fee for a first-time annual fishing license for residents who are 16 or 17 years old or who are 65 years old or older
Senate Bill 387, relating to including crop insurance proceeds in the manufacturing and agricultural tax credit
Senate Bill 422, relating to time for issuing a certificate of election
Senate Bill 437, relating to the revenue limit ceiling for school districts
Senate Bill 485, relating to lake management grants and river protection management grants for floating treatment wetlands
Senate Bill 489, relating to allowing reimbursement of certain expenses for patients participating in cancer clinical trials
Senate Bill 500, relating to certificates to practice respiratory care
Senate Bill 512, relating to creating a re-filing notice requirement applicable to a dispute between a condominium association and a unit owner
Senate Bill 514, relating to practicing as a physician assistant or nurse while performing duties for the armed services or federal health services
Senate Bill 523, relating to commercial driver license waiver for certain operation of commercial motor vehicles by farmers
Senate Bill 537, relating to veteran-related tuition grants for certain veterans and dependents enrolled in private nonprofit institutions of higher education and making an appropriation
Senate Bill 583, relating to regulation of all-terrain vehicles and utility terrain vehicles
Senate Bill 595, relating to an online early learning pilot program and making an appropriation
Senate Bill 637, relating to the regulation of nonconforming building in a floodplain
Senate Bill 669, relating to an exception of federal hours of service requirements and modifying an administrative rule related to the exception
Senate Bill 684, relating to reciprocity for bulk milk weighing and sampling licenses
Senate Bill 685, relating to using milk producer affidavits to substantiate claims that a dairy product is free from synthetic bovine growth hormone
Senate Bill 696, relating to a technical correction to the property tax exemption for an Olympic Ice Training Center
Senate Bill 700, relating to creating a fee schedule for certain laboratories
Senate Bill 737, relating to creating a voluntary individual animal identification program and granting rule-making authority
Senate Bill 768, relating to exempting autocycles from emission inspections
Senate President
State of Wisconsin
Office of the Senate President
February 28, 2020
The Honorable, the Senate:
Pursuant to Senate Rule 46 (2)(c), I am writing to inform you that I have directed the following proposal to be withdrawn from committee and rereferred. I have obtained the consent of the appropriate standing committee chairsperson and the chairperson of the committee on Senate Organization.
hist121267Senate Bill 559, relating to: bid requirements for public inland lake protection and rehabilitation districts., withdrawn from the committee on Senate Organization and rereferred to the committee on Labor and Regulatory Reform.
Senate President
Referrals and Receipt of Committee Reports Concerning Proposed Administrative Rules
The joint committee for review of Administrative Rules reported and recommended:
Relating to the registered nurse education stipend assistance program.
hist121299No action taken on February 27, 2020.