GEF-1, Room B205
201 East Washington Avenue
Management: James Buchen, Ed Lump, Dan Petersen, Earl Gustafson, Susan Haine
Labor: Phil Neuenfeldt, Dennis Penkalski, Red Platz
Chair: Daniel LaRocque
Department staff present: Hal Bergan, Bob Whitaker, Tracey Schwalbe, Dick Tillema, John Zwickey, Christopher O’Brien, Robin Gallagher, Lutfi Shahrani, Bill Brueggeman, Ben Peirce, David Heuer, Randy Hardin, Brian Bradley, Tom McHugh
Others present: Jason Vick (Rep. Honadel’s office), John Metcalf (Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce), Bob Andersen (Legal Action of Wisconsin), Michael Metz (WI Independent Business), Kerry E. Fox (Kimberly-Clark)
Mr. LaRocque calls the meeting to order at 9:47 a.m.
Mr. Bergan indicates that the following two weeks are the only weeks left in the October floor period. There is also one week in December. There is some urgency to acting to get the bill done by the end of the year. We are in fairly good shape in drafting on the bill, but we cannot finalize it until the agreements are finalized.
Mr. LaRocque hands out a sheet of updated Active DWD Law Change Proposals. D07-01, D07-05, D07-07, D07-08B, and D07-10 have been approved. The others await further action.
Question (Gustafson): What does the column “priority” mean?
Ms. Schwalbe indicates that the column is generally used if a proposal is high priority. This year the department determined that all of the proposals are priority items.
Motion (Platz), seconded (Lump), to approve the Minutes of the October 2, 2007, meeting with the correction noted by Gustafson that “in tact” on page 5 should be one word. Minutes are approved unanimously.
No questions or comments on the treasurer’s financial statements.
Motion (Neuenfeldt), seconded (Gustafson), 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 9:55 a.m.
Open session resumes at 11:45 a.m.
The next meeting is tentatively scheduled for Thursday, November 1st, at 9:30 a.m. A second and alternate meeting date is Wednesday, November 7th, at 9:30 a.m.
Motion (Buchen), seconded (Haine), to adjourn. Motion passes unanimously.
March 25, 2013
Unemployment Insurance Division, Bureau of Legal Affairs (BOLA)