Government Relations

Government Relations Legislative Update

Government Relations Legislative Update

Updates on state and federal issues relating to the UW System.

Friday, December 10, 2010

2011-2012 Committee Updates

Senate Announces Standing Committees and Chairs:

Senate Majority Leader-Elect Scott Fitzgerald announced the establishment of 14 standing committees for the 2011-2012 legislative session. The committees and their chairs will be:

Agriculture, Forestry and Higher Education. Sen. Kapanke.
Economic Development, Veterans and Military Affairs. Sen. Hopper.
Education. Sen. Olsen.
Energy, Biotechnology and Consumer Protection. Sen. Cowles.
Financial Institutions and Rural Issues. Sen. Schultz.
Health. Sen. Vukmir.
Insurance and Housing . Sen. Lasee.
Judiciary, Utilities, Commerce and Government Operations. Sen. Zipperer.
Labor, Public Safety, and Urban Affairs. Sen. Wanggaard.
Natural Resources and Environment. Sen. Kedzie.
Public Health, Human Services and Revenue. Sen. Galloway.
State and Federal Relations, Information Technology. Sen. Harsdorf.
Transportation and Elections Sen. Lazich.
Workforce Development, Small Business and Tourism. Sen. Moulton.

Assembly Republicans Release Committee Member Lists:

Speaker-Elect Jeff Fitzgerald announced the following Republican members to the 2011-2012 standing committees:

Aging and Long Term Care. Reps. Knodl, Petryk, Van Roy, Bernier.
Agriculture. Reps. Nerison, Tranel, A. Ott, Mursau, Murtha, Tauchen, Brooks, Ripp, Marklein.
Children and Families. Reps. Pridemore, Krug, Kestell, Williams, Thiesfeldt.
Colleges and Universities. Reps. Nass, Knudson, Ballweg, Pridemore, Knodl, Farrow, Wynn.
Consumer Protection and Personal Privacy. Reps. Ripp, August, Huebsch, Spanbauer, Kooyenga.
Criminal Justice and Corrections. Reps. Kleefisch, Jacque, Kestell, Bies, Brooks, Krug.
Education. Reps. Kestell, Marklein, Nass, Pridemore, Knudson, Thiesfeldt, Wynn.
Election and Campaign Finance Reform. Reps. Tauchen, Bernier, Stone, Pridemore, Weininger.
Energy and Utilities. Reps. Honadel, Klenke, Petersen, Tauchen, Larson, Severson, Weininger.
Financial Institutions. Reps. Kramer, Kooyenga, Kaufert, Huebsch, Kerkman, Gottlieb, Marklein, Tranel.
Forestry. Reps. Mursau, Tiffany, Williams, Murtha.
Health. Reps. Stone, Severson, Kaufert, Van Roy, Strachota, Petersen, Litjens.
Homeland Security and State Affairs. Reps. Van Roy, Kuglitsch, Ballweg, Kleefisch, August, Kooyenga.
Housing. Reps. Murtha, Litjens, Farrow, Rivard, Steineke.
Insurance. Reps. Petersen, Weininger, Kestell, Nygren, August, Kapenga, Tranel, Ziegelbauer.
Jobs, Economy and Small Business. Reps. M. Williams, Endsley, Stone, Kapenga, Klenke, Knilans, Kuglitsch, Loudenbeck, Petryk.
Judiciary and Ethics. Reps. J. Ott, Larson, Kerkman, Kleefisch, Jacque.
Labor and Workforce Development. Reps. Ballweg, Kapenga, Nass, Honadel, Kuglitsch, Litjens.
Natural Resources. Reps. Gunderson, Rivard, Williams, Kleefisch, Mursau, Nerison, J. Ott, Severson, Steineke, Tiffany.
Public Health and Public Safety. Reps. Bies, Knilans, Petrowski, Loudenbeck, Ziegelbauer.
Rural Economic Development and Rural Affairs. Reps. A. Ott, Steineke, Petrowski, Murtha, Tauchen, Ripp, Krug, Larson, Rivard.
Tourism, Recreation and State Properties. Reps. Kaufert, Loudenbeck, Gunderson, Bies, Meyer, Bernier, Knlenke, Tiffany.
Transportation. Reps. Petrowski, Farrow, A. Ott, Stone, Van Roy, Honadel, Ripp, Endsley, Knilans.
Urban and Local Affairs. Reps. Brooks, Thiesfeldt, Spanbauer, Jacque, Knudson, Ziegelbauer.
Veterans and Military Affairs. Reps. Spanbauer, Wynn, Petrowski, Bies, Nerison, Petryk.
Ways and Means. Reps. Huebsch, Kerkman, Nass, Petersen, Knodl, Endsley, Ziegelbauer.
Rules. Reps. Suder, Fitzgerald, Kramer, Knodl,