The busy week for interim activity I mentioned yesterday continues apace. Wisconsin’s Senate Committee on Judiciary, Utilities, Commerce, and Government Operations is meeting October 26 for votes on SB 202 (elimination of compensatory and punitive damages for acts of employment discrimination or unfair honesty or genetic testing) and September 2011 Special Session SB 12 (factors for determining the reasonableness of attorney fees). Immediately after the votes there will be a hearing on several bills:
- AB 102 crimes against children committed by certain persons and providing a penalty.
AB 103 receiving a stolen firearm and providing a penalty.
- LRB 2157/4 renaming the office of county treasurer in Milwaukee County, creating the elective office of county comptroller for Milwaukee County, transferring the duties of the Milwaukee County treasurer to that elective office, and expanding the duties and responsibilities of that office
- SB 217 suspension of operating privilege or registration for unsatisfied judgment for damages arising out of a motor vehicle accident.
- September 2011 Special Session SB 13 providing immunity from liability to drug and device manufacturers and sellers under certain circumstances.
- September 2011 Special Session SB 14 interest rates on judgments in certain civil actions.
- September 2011 Special Session SB 22 duty of care owed to trespassers.
On October 27, the Assembly Committee on Judiciary and Ethics has set a vote on September 2011 Special Session SB 14 (noted above) as well as September 2011 Special Session AB 22, the Assembly version of the bill on the duty of care owed to trespassers.