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Governor Doyle signs 30 bills into law today

Governor Jim Doyle signed 30 bills into law today, including a bill authorizing the Wisconsin Green to Gold Fund, a $100 million revolving loan fund for manufacturers to reduce their energy costs, improve their bottom line and create jobs.

The bill, Senate Bill 651, streamlines state and federal resources to assist manufacturers in retooling their facilities to create and retain jobs.

“My top priority has been and will continue to be helping businesses create jobs and giving our workers the opportunities to get those jobs,” Governor Doyle said. “The Green to Gold fund provides low interest loans to Wisconsin’s manufacturers to help them reduce their energy costs, improve their bottom line, and create and retain jobs. This is a unique program, and a great example of Wisconsin’s leading role in helping businesses compete and succeed in a global economy.”

Governor Doyle thanked Senators Lassa and Holperin and Representatives Mason and Molepske for their work on the bill.

Governor Doyle also signed into law Senate Bill 514, which adds three UW-Milwaukee projects to the 2009-11 authorized state building program. Those projects are: construction of the Freshwater Sciences Initiative research building and purchase of a replacement for the Neeskay research vessel; construction of a Kenwood Integrated Research complex; and acquisition and redevelopment of the Columbia St. Mary’s Columbia campus medical facilities. These three projects are part of the Milwaukee Initiative to expand research and science education at UW-Milwaukee.

Governor Doyle thanked Senators Plale and Kreitlow and Representatives Richards and Hintz for their work on the bill.

Governor Doyle also signed into law Assembly Bill 898, which expands the trial and transitional jobs programs by leveraging federal funding to assist low-income adults build work skills and job experience.

Governor Doyle thanked Representatives Grigsby and Sinicki and Senators Coggs and Lehman for their work on the bill.

Governor Doyle also signed into law the following bills:

Senate Bill 375 permits the exchange of electronic records from the Consolidated Court Automation Program (CCAP) and the Statewide Automated Child Welfare Information System.

Governor Doyle thanked Senators Sullivan and Taylor and Representatives Knodl and Grigsby for their work on the bill.

Senate Bill 517 creates a new Interstate Compact for the Placement of Children that takes effect when 35 states enact the compact.

Governor Doyle thanked Senators Jauch and Holperin and Representatives Seidel and Berceau for their work on the bill.

Senate Bill 619 increases the fee for obtaining special Celebrate Children license plates to benefit the Children's Trust Fund.

Governor Doyle thanked Senators Lassa and Hansen and Representatives Seidel and Barca for their work on the bill.

Senate Bill 670 makes certain changes to provisions for the disposal of a decedent’s property relating to estate tax modifications.

Governor Doyle thanked Senator Taylor and Representative Turner for their work on the bill.

Assembly Bill 296 makes various changes to the law regarding children and families involved in two or more systems of care.

Governor Doyle thanked the members of the Joint Legislative Council for their work on the bill.

Assembly Bill 780 makes a variety of changes to the licensing of residential care centers, the fees that can be charged and requires the Department of Children and Families to create a performance-based contracting system.

Governor Doyle thanked the members of the Joint Legislative Council for their work on the bill.

Assembly Bill 823 strengthens the foster care training requirements contained in the biennial budget, 2009 Act 28.

Governor Doyle thanked the members of the Joint Legislative Council for their work on the bill.

Assembly Bill 883 requires the Milwaukee Child Welfare Partnership Council to develop
recommendations for improving child welfare in Milwaukee County and submitting them to the Department of Children and Families.

Governor Doyle thanked Representatives Grigsby and Pasch and Senators Darling and Coggs for their work on the bill.

Senate Bill 163 requires health insurance coverage of colorectal cancer screening.

Governor Doyle thanked Senators Wirch and Taylor and Representatives Colon and Barca for their work on the bill.

Senate Bill 314 reconciles provisions regarding traditional neighborhood development ordinances, mixed-use zoning, and the state housing strategy plan with the biennial budget.

Governor Doyle thanked the members of the Joint Legislative Council for their work on the bill.

Senate Bill 348 declares the creation of marina condominiums and makes technical corrections to laws governing marina condominiums.

Governor Doyle thanked Senators Jauch and Taylor and Representatives Sherman and Ballweg for their work on the bill.

Senate Bill 358
creates new grounds for discipline for hearing instrument specialists, audiologists and speech language pathologists and changes licensing requirements for audiologists.

Governor Doyle thanked Senators Lehman and Taylor and Representatives Zepnick and Turner for their work on the bill.

Senate Bill 389 licenses sign language interpreters, creates evidentiary privilege for communications with those interpreters and creates the Sign Language Interpreter Council.

Governor Doyle thanked Senators Kedzie and Lazich and Representatives Lothian and Townsend for their work on the bill.

Senate Bill 391 pays the $30,000 claim made by Stillmunkes, Inc. against the Department of Natural Resources.

Governor Doyle thanked Senator Hansen and Representative Sherman for their work on the bill.

Senate Bill 513 authorizes changes affecting life settlements.

Governor Doyle thanked Senators Wirch and Vinehout and Representatives Barca and Toles for their work on the bill.

Senate Bill 524 authorizes subpoenas and warrants requiring providers of electronic communications services or of remote computing services to provide customer information or disclose contents of wire or electronic communications.

Governor Doyle thanked Senators Sullivan and Taylor and Representatives Pasch and Berceau for their work on the bill.

Senate Bill 533 creates an integrated crime alert network.

Governor Doyle thanked Senators Plale and Taylor and Representatives Hraychuck and Bies for their work on the bill.

Senate Bill 552 creates an exception to certain gambling restrictions.

Governor Doyle thanked Senators Hansen and Taylor and Representative Berceau for their work on the bill.

Senate Bill 572 authorizes suitability of annuity contracts and grants rule-making authority to the commissioner.

Governor Doyle thanked Senator Wirch and Representatives Cullen and Molepske for their work on the bill.

Senate Bill 581 prohibits social security numbers on instruments under the corporate registration system and on records under Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code.

Governor Doyle thanked Senators Sullivan and Lasee and Representatives Fields and Zigmunt for their work on the bill.

Senate Bill 587 validates commercial real estate liens and records a correction instrument and a lis pendens.

Governor Doyle thanked Senators Sullivan and Taylor and Representatives Richards and Hubler for their work on the bill.

Senate Bill 604 defines the political subdivision of a state for purposes of the Wisconsin Uniform Securities Law.

Governor Doyle thanked Senator Wirch and Representative Barca for their work on the bill.

Senate Bill 605 allows required condominium disclosures to be made electronically.

Governor Doyle thanked Senators Erpenbach and Risser and Representatives Hebl and Dexter for their work on the bill.

Senate Bill 608 requires the Department of Revenue to study income tax reciprocity with Minnesota. Governor Doyle thanked Senators Kreitlow and Harsdorf and Representatives Hraychuck and Milroy for their work on the bill.

Assembly Bill 288 authorizes education and work experience requirements for registration as a professional engineer and exams for professional engineering credentials.

Governor Doyle thanked Representatives Molepske and Gottlieb and Senators Plale and Taylor for their work on the bill.

Assembly Bill 588 makes changes to the regulation of massage therapy and bodywork and creates the Massage Therapy and Bodywork Therapy Examining Board.

Governor Doyle thanked Representatives Berceau and Kaufert and Senators Hansen and Taylor for their work on the bill.

Assembly Bill 701 makes a number of changes to state health insurance laws.

Governor Doyle thanked Representative Cullen and Senator Taylor for their work on the bill.
 

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