I just wanted to let you know just some of the items that I’ve been following via the notification service in the Wisconsin Legislature. I wanted you to know where they are right now, while our representatives are busy creating anti-gay amendments and concealed carry bills.

For the bills below, I have written about them in my blog. I think rather than pass bills that will harm our state, we should get some of these out of committee.


ASSEMBLY BILL 363
An Act to create 632.235 of the statutes; relating to: coverage under a
liability insurance policy for owners of dogs. (FE)
2005
04-22. A. Introduced by Representatives Lehman, Hahn and Mursau.
04-22. A. Read first time and referred to committee on Insurance
……………………………………………….. 200
06-24. A. Fiscal estimate received.

This bill has been sitting in the insurance committee forever. It will protect dog owners from being discriminated on due to the breed of do they own. If you are represented by Lehman, Hahn or Mursau, please drop them a line and let them know you support them in the support of this bill.


ASSEMBLY BILL 653
An Act to create 254.92 (5) of the statutes; relating to: providing a
penalty for the possession of a cigarette or tobacco product by a minor.
2005
09-09. A. Introduced by Representatives Lehman, Berceau, Gielow,
Hines, Kerkman, Ott, Sheridan, Townsend and Turner;
cosponsored by Senator Lassa.
09-09. A. Read first time and referred to committee on Criminal
Justice and Homeland Security …………………….. 453
11-02. A. Assembly amendment 1 offered by Representative Lehman
……………………………………………….. 575

Still sitting in commitee — This bill will fine minors for possion of tobacco products. It is illegal for minors to buy, but not have.
Again, please contact those involved. It’s time to get this out of committee.


SENATE BILL 403 LC Amendment MemoAn Act to renumber and amend 23.33 (3) (e), 29.089 (2), 29.091, 29.621(4), 440.26 (3m), 941.23, 941.235 (2) and 943.13 (2); to amend 51.20(13) (cv) 4., 51.20 (16) (gm), 51.30 (3) (a), 165.82 (1) (intro.),165.82 (2), 175.35 (1) (at), 175.35 (2) (d), 175.35 (2g) (c) 4. a. andb., 175.35 (2k) (ar) 2., 813.12 (6) (am) 1., 813.122 (9) (am) 1.,813.125 (5r) (a), 885.235 (1g) (intro.), 938.396 (8), 941.295 (2) (d),943.13 (1m) (b) and 943.13 (3); and to create 23.33 (3) (e) 1., 23.33(3) (e) 2., 23.33 (3) (e) 3., 23.33 (3) (e) 4., 23.33 (3) (em), 29.089(2) (a), 29.089 (2) (b), 29.089 (2) (c), 29.089 (2) (d), 29.091 (2),29.091 (2) (d), 29.621 (4) (a), 29.621 (4) (b), 29.621 (4) (c), 29.621(4) (d), 29.621 (6), 55.06 (17) (d), 59.25 (3) (u), 165.25 (11), 167.31(4) (ar), 175.35 (1) (am), 175.48, 175.49, 175.50, 440.26 (3m) (a),440.26 (3m) (b), 440.26 (3m) (c), 440.26 (3m) (d), 885.235 (1g) (e),938.396 (8m), 941.23 (1), 941.23 (2) (a), 941.23 (2) (b), 941.23 (2)(c), 941.23 (2) (d), 941.23 (2) (e), 941.23 (3), 941.235 (2) (c),941.235 (2) (d), 941.235 (2) (e), 941.237 (3) (cr), 941.237 (3) (ct),941.237 (3) (cx), 941.29 (11), 941.295 (2g), 941.295 (2r), 943.13 (1e)(bm), 943.13 (1e) (g), 943.13 (1m) (c), 943.13 (2) (bm), 946.32 (3),948.605 (2) (c) and 948.61 (3m) of the statutes; relating to: carrying aconcealed weapon, possessing or transporting a firearm under certaincircumstances, background checks for handgun purchases, photographicidentification cards for retired law enforcement officers, requiring theexercise of rule-making authority, providing an exemption fromrule-making authority, and providing penalties. (FE)2005 10-24. S. Introduced by Senators Zien, S. Fitzgerald, Breske, Brown, Grothman, Kanavas, Kedzie, A. Lasee, Leibham, Reynolds, Roessler, Schultz and Stepp; cosponsored by Representatives Gunderson, Suder, Pettis, Albers, J. Fitzgerald, Freese, Gundrum, Hahn, Hines, Hundertmark, Kestell, Kleefisch, Krawczyk, F. Lasee, LeMahieu, Loeffelholz, Lothian, McCormick, Mursau, Musser, Nass, Nischke, Owens, Petrowski, Pridemore, Schneider, Strachota, Towns, Van Roy, Vos, Vrakas and Jensen. 10-24. S. Read first time and referred to committee on Judiciary, Corrections and Privacy ………………… 401 11-02. S. Public hearing held. 11-09. S. Senate substitute amendment 1 offered by Senator Zien ……………………………………………….. 451 11-10. S. Fiscal estimate received. 11-10. S. Fiscal estimate received. 11-10. S. Executive action taken. 11-11. S. LRB correction (Senate substitute amendment 1). 11-15. S. Report adoption of Senate Substitute Amendment 1 recommended by committee on Judiciary, Corrections and Privacy, Ayes 3, Noes 2 ……………………….. 457 11-15. S. Report passage as amended recommended by committee on Judiciary, Corrections and Privacy, Ayes 3, Noes 2 ………………………………………………… 457 11-15. S. Available for scheduling. 11-16. S. Withdrawn from committee on Senate Organization and rereferred to joint committee on Finance, pursuant to Senate Rule 46 (2)(c) …………………………. 458 11-17. S. Fiscal estimate received. 11-17. S. LRB correction (Senate substitute amendment 1).

This is the concealed weapons — and look where it is — Available for schedule, public hearing held. This is what our Senators and Representatives seem to think this state needs — more guns on the streets.


Stay tuned, my friends, I have only just begun to write about the way the Wisconsin Legislation is handling our state!