Workforce Development Center
892 Main Street, Room 111
Management: James Buchen, Ed Lump, Dan Petersen, Earl Gustafson, Susan Haine
Labor: Phil Neuenfeldt, Patty Yunk, Red Platz, Dennis Penkalski
Chair: Daniel LaRocque
Department staff present: Hal Bergan, Tracey Schwalbe, Dick Tillema, Lutfi Shahrani, Carla Breber, Andrea Reid
Others present: Bob Andersen (Legal Action of Wisconsin), Michael Metz (WI Independent Business)
Mr. LaRocque calls the meeting to order at 10:09 a.m.
Mr. Bergan states that it will be beneficial for scheduling to come to an agreement today.
Mr. LaRocque points out the meeting packet which contains a chart of the department proposals that have been proposed and approved and the department proposals that have not yet received a vote.
Motion (Lump), seconded (Platz), to approve the Minutes of the November 7, 2007, meeting. Minutes are approved unanimously.
Motion (Buchen), seconded (Penkalski), is passed unanimously to go into closed session to discuss all proposals by Labor, Management and the Department for changes to the unemployment insurance statute and rules pursuant to section 19.85(1)(ee) of the Wisconsin Statutes. Closed sessions by the management and labor members of the Council, respectively, begin at 10:11 a.m.
Open session resumes at 1:43 p.m.
Motion (Buchen), seconded (Neuenfeldt), to agree to the following changes to the unemployment insurance law passes unanimously:
Mr. LaRocque indicates that we would like to aim for a January 9th committee hearing on the bill and subsequent floor vote.
Comment (Neuenfeldt): After the bill is drafted, the department should mail it to the Council members and the meeting can be by telephone.
Comment (Buchen): The committee meeting on the workers compensation bill is set for January 9th.
The next meeting is scheduled for Monday, December 17, at 1:30 p.m. Council members will have the option of appearing in person at GEF-1 or by telephone.
Motion to adjourn passes unanimously.
March 25, 2013
Unemployment Insurance Division, Bureau of Legal Affairs (BOLA)