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Madison — Governor Scott Walker signed bills into law today and also deposited bills to the Secretary of State’s office.

Governor Walker signed the following bills.  Today the following bills were deposited with the Secretary of State:

  • Senate Bill 114 was authored by State Senator Zipperer and State Representative Kramer that requires the Legislative Fiscal Bureau to create an earmark transparency report. 
  • SB 184 was authored by State Senator Harsdorf and State Senator Strachota that sets July 31, 2012 as the reporting date for the Special Task Force on UW Restructuring and Operational Flexibilities. 
  • SB 321 was authored by state Senator Grothman and State Representative Strachota and limits the number of tax check offs Wisconsin individual income tax returns.   
  • SB 547 was authored by State Senator Leibham and State Representative Endsley, and allows school busses to be equipped with a supplemental mirror system to enhance visibility of the driver. 
  • SB 378 was authored by State Senator Lasee and State Representative Peterson brings Wisconsin law into compliance with federal law related to insurance. 
  • SB 429 was authored by State Senator Lasee and State Representative Nygren and relates to purchasing of electronics insurance. 
  • SB 174 was authored by State Senator Ellis and State Representative Vos that relates to the parental choice program. 
  • SB 237 was authored by State Senator Lazich and Representative Thiesfeldt and relates to providing instruction in human growth and development. 
  • SB 306 was authored by State Senator Lazich and State Representative Litjens and relates to voluntary and informed consent to an abortion. 
  • SB 92 was authored by State Senator Zipperer and State Representative Vos and relates to prohibiting coverage of abortions through health plans sold through exchanges.
  • SB 202 was authored by State Senator Grothman and State Representative Litjens and relates to elimination of compensatory and punitive damages for acts of employment discrimination or unfair honesty or genetic testing.
  • SB 492 was authored by State Senator Lasee and State Representative Nygren and clarifies Wisconsin law related to service contracts.
  • SB 271 was authored by State Senator Lazich and State Representative Pridemore and streamlines the absentee ballot procedure for local election officials. 
  • AB 548 was authored by State Representative Marklein and State Senator Leibham and allows disabled veterans to personalize their license plates.
  • AB 46 was authored by State Representative Al Ott and State Senator Grothman and eliminates the World Dairy Center Authority, which was intended to encourage centralization of the dairy industry but never materialized.
  • SB 478 was authored by State Senator Fitzgerald and relates to giving notice of, and providing assistance after, a motor vehicle accident. 
  • AB 216 was authored by State Representative Honadel and State Senator Grothman and deals with the removal of vegetation obstructing the view of outdoor advertising signs. 
  • AB 418 was authored by State Representative Kramer and State Senator Grothman and makes it easier for individuals to local unclaimed property from the State Treasurer. 
  • AB 638 was authored by State Senator Grothman and State Representative Kooyenga, legislation which allows the state to administer the manufacturing and agricultural tax credit. 
  • SB 390 was authored by State Senator Grothman and State Representative Kramer, legislation that streamlines the approval of notaries of public applications and enhances the oversight of insurance policies carried by community currency exchanges. 
  • SB 391 was authored by State Senator Grothman and State Senator Kramer and adopts efficiency measures recommended in the Governor’s commission on fraud, waste and abuse report and streamlines the Department of Financial Institutions operations. 
  • SB 462 was authored by State Senator Grothman and State Representative Wynn and deals with the regulation of certain military vehicles.
  • SB 417 was authored by State Senator Wanggaard and State Representative Ballweg and adopts changes in state law recommended by the Unemployment insurance Advisory Council. 
  • SB 260 was authored by State Senator Harsdorf and State Representative Tranel and allows members of dairy cooperatives to claim the dairy manufacturing facility investment credit in the next taxable year. 
  • SB 394 was authored by State Senator Olsen and State Representative Litjens and establishes an assistant district attorney pay progression plan. 
  • AB 508 was authored by State Representative Krug and State Senator Olsen and relates to the bonding authority of the Wisconsin Health and Education Facilities Authority.  
  • SB 386 was authored by State Senator Grothman and State Representative Theisfeldt and  relates to voter registration at high schools and certain tribal schools. 
  • SB 397 was authored by State Senator Lazich and State Representative Petrowski and removes the requirement that the photo on a driver’s license must be in color.
  • SB 398 was authored by State Senator Lazich and State Representative Petrowski and allows the Department of Transportation to conduct administrative suspension review hearings by telephone, video conference, or other remote communication mechanism.
  • SB 422 was authored by State Senator Lazich and State Representative Petrowski and relates to the length of vehicles that may be operated on a highway. 
  • SB 423 was authored by State Senator Lazich and State Representative Petrowski and ensures that a suspension of a commercial driver’s license is more closely related to the operation of a commercial motor vehicle. 
  • SB 500 was authored by State Senator Lazich and State Representative Petrowski and changes the makeup of the Council on Highway Safety. 
  • AB 609 was authored by State Senator Lazich and State Representative Petrowski, legislation that standardizes and clarifies requirements for road closure barriers used by local governments and road construction contractors.  
  • AB 611 was authored by State Senator Lazich and State Representative Petrowski, legislation that ensures consistency with federal regulations for hazardous materials markings on heavy trucks. 
  • AB 152 was authored by State Representative Steineke and State Senator Ellis and modifies the amount of aid the state can provide for airport improvement projects. 
  • AB 93 was authored by State Senator Bies and State Senator Cowles and closes a legal loophole that enables youth to obtain tobacco products legally, if purchased by someone of legal age. 
  • AB 395 was authored by State Senator Al Ott and State Senator Cowles and deals with the acquisition of land in the Niagara Escarpment corridor.
  • AB 334 was authored by State Representative Tiffany and State Senator Moulton and allows motorists who wish to keep boar, wild turkey, or certain small game animals that were killed by their motor vehicle, to do so.  
  • AB 384 was authored by State Senator Schultz and State Representative Tauchen and relates to the type of weapon used to hunt certain animals and requirements for establishing open hunting seasons for those animals. 
  • SB 497 was authored by State Senator Schultz and State Representative Nerison and relates to the designation, modification, and termination of agricultural enterprise areas. 
  • SB 498 was authored by State Senator Schultz and State Representative Nerison and allows the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection to address plant pest outbreaks. 
  • SB 464 was authored by State Senator Galloway and State Representative Severson and removes the requirement that fingerprint records be kept for applicants or holder of a credential issued by the Department of Safety and Professional Services.
  • Senate bills 284, 285, 286, 287, and 288 were Law Revision Committee bills that correct errors, eliminate defects and conflicts in various provisions of the statutes.  
  • SB 330 was a Law Revision Committee bill that relates to the limitations on the issuance of a certificate of title for a motor vehicle involved in certain operating while intoxicated offenses.  
  • SB 349 was a Law Revision Committee bill that relates to the confidentiality of information related to exemptions from the requirements to register livestock premises. 
  • AB 485 was a Law Revision Committee bill that relates to personalized registration plates for vehicles registered by certain veterans with a disability that limits the ability to walk. 
  • AB 486 was a Law Revision Committee bill that relates to the definitions of vehicle and motor vehicle.  

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