SB 125 - An Act Relating to Liability of Cities, Villages, Towns, and Counties for Damages Caused by an Insufficiency or Want of Repair of a Highway.

Transportation. 2011-2012 Legislature. View bill details
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Summary:
An Act to repeal 893.83 (title) and 893.83 (2); and to renumber and amend 893.83 (1) of the statutes; relating to: liability of cities, villages, towns, and counties for damages caused by an insufficiency or want of repair of a highway.  
Status:
The bill has become law (chaptered). 
Senate Vote: On Passage

PASSED on November 2, 2011.

voted YES: 21 voted NO: 11
1 voted present/not voting

Other Votes:

An Act Relating to Liability of Cities, Villages, Towns, and Counties for Damages Caused by an Insufficiency or Want of Repair of a Highway.

SB 125 — 2011-2012 Legislature

Summary
An Act to repeal 893.83 (title) and 893.83 (2); and to renumber and amend 893.83 (1) of the statutes; relating to: liability of cities, villages, towns, and counties for damages caused by an insufficiency or want of repair of a highway.
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Title
An Act Relating to Liability of Cities, Villages, Towns, and Counties for Damages Caused by an Insufficiency or Want of Repair of a Highway.
Author(s)
Glenn Grothman, Pam Galloway, Frank Lasee, Mary Lazich
Co-Sponsor(s)
Subjects
  • Transportation
  • Legal Issues
  • Municipal and County Issues
  • Judiciary
  • Insurance
  • Housing and Property
  • Federal, State and Local Relations
Major Actions
Introduced6/10/2011
Passed Senate11/02/2011
Bill History
Chamber/CommitteeMotionDateResult
currently selectedSenateRead a third time and passed, Ayes 21, Noes 1111/02/2011This bill PASSED the Senate
21 voted YES 11 voted NO 1 voted present/not voting
ActionDateDescription
Introduced6/10/2011
6/10/2011Introduced by Senators Grothman, Galloway, Lasee and Lazich;Cosponsored by Representatives Jacque, Brooks, Bernier, Kaufert, Knudson, LeMahieu, Litjens, Spanbauer, Strachota, Vos and Weininger
6/10/2011Read first time and referred to committee on Judiciary, Utilities, Commerce, and Government Operations
6/29/2011Fiscal estimate received
7/07/2011Fiscal estimate received
10/04/2011Public hearing held
11/01/2011Executive action taken
11/01/2011Report passage recommended by committee on Judiciary, Utilities, Commerce, and Government Operations, Ayes 3, Noes 2
11/01/2011Available for scheduling
11/01/2011Placed on calendar 11-2-2011 pursuant to Senate Rule 18(1)
11/02/2011Read a second time
11/02/2011Ordered to a third reading
11/02/2011Rules suspended
currently selectedSenate Vote on Passage11/02/2011Read a third time and passed, Ayes 21, Noes 11
11/02/2011Ordered immediately messaged
11/07/2011Received from Senate
12/20/2011Read first time and referred to committee on Rules
1/24/2012Placed on calendar 1-26-2012 by committee on Rules
1/26/2012Rules suspended to withdraw from calendar and take up
1/26/2012Read a second time
1/26/2012Assembly amendment 1 offered by Representatives Mason, Vruwink, Pasch, C. Taylor, Ringhand, Zamarripa, Doyle, Hulsey, Bernard Schaber, Danou, Sinicki, Zepnick, Kessler, Hebl, Pope-Roberts, Clark, Seidel, Roys, Barca, Molepske Jr, E. Coggs, Hintz, Bewley, Pocan, Billings, Richards and Jorgensen
1/26/2012Assembly amendment 1 laid on table, Ayes 60, Noes 36
1/26/2012Ordered to a third reading
1/26/2012Rules suspended
1/26/2012Read a third time and concurred in
1/26/2012Ordered immediately messaged
1/27/2012Received from Assembly concurred in
2/13/2012Report correctly enrolled on 2-13-2012
3/20/2012Presented to the Governor on 3-20-2012
3/22/2012Report approved by the Governor on 3-21-2012. 2011 Wisconsin Act 132
3/23/2012Published 4-4-2012

Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

89 times as much
$21,997
$13,423
$185,567
$220,986
$2,480
$2,480

opposed this bill

7 Organizations Supported and 1 Opposed; See Which Ones

Organizations that took a position on
An Act Relating to Liability of Cities, Villages, Towns, and Counties for Damages Caused by an Insufficiency or Want of Repair of a Highway.: Read a third time and passed, Ayes 21, Noes 11

7 organizations supported this bill

City of Milwaukee
City of Milwaukee (2011, July 19). Organizations Lobbying on SB 125. Retrieved June 21, 2012, from State of Wisconsin Government Accountability Board Lobbying Database.
Dane County
Dane County (2011, July 6). Organizations Lobbying on SB 125. Retrieved June 21, 2012, from State of Wisconsin Government Accountability Board Lobbying Database.
League of Wisconsin Municipalities
League of Wisconsin Municipalities (2011, June 14). Organizations Lobbying on SB 125. Retrieved June 21, 2012, from State of Wisconsin Government Accountability Board Lobbying Database.
Outagamie County Board of Supervisors
Outagamie County Board of Supervisors (2011, June 15). Organizations Lobbying on SB 125. Retrieved June 21, 2012, from State of Wisconsin Government Accountability Board Lobbying Database.
Waukesha County
Waukesha County (2011, June 22). Organizations Lobbying on SB 125. Retrieved June 21, 2012, from State of Wisconsin Government Accountability Board Lobbying Database.
Wisconsin Counties Association
Wisconsin Counties Association (2011, July 19). Organizations Lobbying on SB 125. Retrieved June 21, 2012, from State of Wisconsin Government Accountability Board Lobbying Database.
Wisconsin Insurance Alliance
Wisconsin Insurance Alliance (2011, June 22). Organizations Lobbying on SB 125. Retrieved June 21, 2012, from State of Wisconsin Government Accountability Board Lobbying Database.

1 organization opposed this bill

Wisconsin Association for Justice
Wisconsin Association For Justice (2011, June 16). Organizations Lobbying on SB 125. Retrieved June 21, 2012, from State of Wisconsin Government Accountability Board Lobbying Database.

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Includes reported contributions to campaigns of Senators in office on day of vote, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, August 1, 2008 – July 31, 2012.
Contributions data source: Wisconsin Democracy Campaign

Contributions by Legislator

Namesort iconPartyDistrict$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Vote
Tim CarpenterDWI-3$200$0No
Spencer CoggsDWI-6$2,300$0Yes
Robert CowlesRWI-2$1,360$0Yes
Tim CullenDWI-15$3,200$0Yes
Alberta DarlingRWI-8$25,265$500Yes
Michael EllisRWI-19$750$0Yes
Jon ErpenbachDWI-27$5,360$0No
Scott FitzgeraldRWI-13$20,319$0Yes
Pam GallowayRWI-29$6,750$100Yes
Glenn GrothmanRWI-20$7,300$100Yes
Dave HansenDWI-30$1,615$0No
Sheila HarsdorfRWI-10$8,590$0Yes
Jim HolperinDWI-12$9,483$100Yes
Bob JauchDWI-25$1,600$0No
Neal KedzieRWI-11$1,800$0Yes
Jessica KingDWI-18$7,455$0No
Chris LarsonDWI-7$2,200$0No
Frank LaseeRWI-1$10,970$0Yes
Julie LassaDWI-24$7,150$0Yes
Mary LazichRWI-28$1,250$0Yes
Joe LeibhamRWI-9$3,250$0Yes
Mark MillerDWI-16$325$0No
Terry MoultonRWI-23$8,235$0Yes
Luther OlsenRWI-14$4,225$0Yes
Fred RisserDWI-26$0$0No
Dale SchultzRWI-17$9,330$0Yes
Jennifer ShillingDWI-32$4,416$0No
Lena TaylorDWI-4$12,150$0Yes
Kathleen VinehoutDWI-31$13,375$950No
Leah VukmirRWI-5$17,985$400No
Van WanggaardRWI-21$13,530$330Yes
Robert WirchDWI-22$3,091$0Not Voting
Rich ZippererRWI-33$6,158$0Yes

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NamePartyDistrict$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Vote
Tim CarpenterDWI-3$200$0No
Spencer CoggsDWI-6$2,300$0Yes
Robert CowlesRWI-2$1,360$0Yes
Tim CullenDWI-15$3,200$0Yes
Alberta DarlingRWI-8$25,265$500Yes
Michael EllisRWI-19$750$0Yes
Jon ErpenbachDWI-27$5,360$0No
Scott FitzgeraldRWI-13$20,319$0Yes
Pam GallowayRWI-29$6,750$100Yes
Glenn GrothmanRWI-20$7,300$100Yes
Dave HansenDWI-30$1,615$0No
Sheila HarsdorfRWI-10$8,590$0Yes
Jim HolperinDWI-12$9,483$100Yes
Bob JauchDWI-25$1,600$0No
Neal KedzieRWI-11$1,800$0Yes
Jessica KingDWI-18$7,455$0No
Chris LarsonDWI-7$2,200$0No
Frank LaseeRWI-1$10,970$0Yes
Julie LassaDWI-24$7,150$0Yes
Mary LazichRWI-28$1,250$0Yes
Joe LeibhamRWI-9$3,250$0Yes
Mark MillerDWI-16$325$0No
Terry MoultonRWI-23$8,235$0Yes
Luther OlsenRWI-14$4,225$0Yes
Fred RisserDWI-26$0$0No
Dale SchultzRWI-17$9,330$0Yes
Jennifer ShillingDWI-32$4,416$0No
Lena TaylorDWI-4$12,150$0Yes
Kathleen VinehoutDWI-31$13,375$950No
Leah VukmirRWI-5$17,985$400No
Van WanggaardRWI-21$13,530$330Yes
Robert WirchDWI-22$3,091$0Not Voting
Rich ZippererRWI-33$6,158$0Yes

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Insurance companies, brokers & agents$185,567
Local Officials$21,997
Executive Branch officials$13,423

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

$ Donated
Attorneys & law firms$2,480
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