This general report from Wisconsin summarizes the work of the Joint Legislative Council and its committees during the period from July 1, 2010 to June 30, 2012.
This report summarizes the work of the Joint Legislative Council from July 1, 2010 to June 30, 2012 and of those statutory and special study committees established by the Council to report to the 2011-12 Legislature. This General Report is organized into the following parts: Part I describes the Joint Legislative Council, and particularly the activities of the 2011-12 Council. Topics include: Council Study Committees, Organization and Activities of the Joint Legislative Council, and Operation of Council Staff. Part II contains a list of, and briefly describes the work of, each of the Council's committees as well as Joint Legislative Council and legislative actions on the committee recommendations. Topics include: Criminal Justice Funding and Strategies; Health Care Access; Health Care Reform Implementation; Infant Mortality; Judicial Discipline and Recusal; Law Revision Committee; Local Service Consolidation; Nanotechnology; Public Assistance Program Integrity; Review of Emergency Detention and Admission of Minors Under Chapter 51; Review of Higher Education Financial Aid Programs; Review of Records Access of Circuit Court Documents; Review of Spousal Maintenance Awards in Divorce Proceedings; Review of the Managed Forest Land Program; Single-Use Plastics; Strategic Job Creation; and State-Tribal Relations. The Appendix lists the members of study committees that were established during the period covered by this report.
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