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Legislative History

Legislative history

The Joint Finance Committee released the funds on October 2, 2019 with approval of the spending plan at a 13.10 hearing.

On August 1, 2019, the UW Board of Regents approved a spending plan.

Gov. Tony Evers mentioned funding for the Dairy Innovation hub in his July 3 veto message (page 17).

The Wisconsin Assembly passed the state budget, which included Joint Finance Committee funding for the Dairy Innovation Hub, on June 25 and the Wisconsin Senate passed the same budget on June 26.

On June 11, the Joint Finance Committee passed a motion including funding for the Dairy Innovation Hub (item #16). The motion provides $1,000,000 GPR in 2019-20 and $7,800,000 GPR in 2020-21 under the Joint Committee on Finance’s supplemental appropriation.

On May 10, the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Revenue and Financial Institutions voted in executive session on the Senate Bill 186, which passed out of committee by a vote of 9-0.

Assembly Bill 207, the companion to SB 186, was introduced on May 10, 2019 by Representatives Tranel, Summerfield, Tauchen, Zimmerman, Edming, Kerkman, Kitchens, Kulp, Kurtz, Murphy, Mursau, Novak, Oldenburg, Petryk, Plumer, Skowronski, Spiros, Thiesfeldt, Tusler and VanderMeer and cosponsored by Senators Marklein, Testin, Bernier, Darling, Feyen, Olsen and Petrowski.

public hearing on SB 186 was held on May 1 in the state Senate Committee on Agriculture, Revenue and Financial InstitutionsFour CALS faculty members testified during the hearing.

On May 1, 2019, Senate Bill 186 was introduced by Senators Marklein, Testin, Bernier, Darling, Feyen, Olsen and Petrowski and cosponsored by Representatives Tranel, Summerfield, Tauchen, Zimmerman, Edming, Kerkman, Kitchens, Kulp, Kurtz, Murphy, Mursau, Novak, Oldenburg, Petryk, Plumer, Skowronski, Spiros, Thiesfeldt, Tusler, VanderMeer and Duchow.