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Special Committee on State-Tribal Relations

Chair: Rep. Terry Musser
Legislative Council Staff: Joyce Kiel  and David L. Lovell
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The committee is directed to study issues relating to American Indians and the American Indian tribes and bands in this state and develop specific recommendations and legislative proposals relating to these issues.  [s. 13.83 (3), Stats.]

Legislation Enacted
Report to Legislature
Recommendations to the Joint Legislative Council (March 14, 2007)
  • Results of JLC Meeting
  • Proposed Report to the Legislature
  • LRB-1915/1, relating to liability for the actions of tribal law enforcement officers when enforcing state law
  • LRB-1916/1, relating to conservation wardens employed by the Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission
  • LRB-1646/2, relating to providing benefits to tribal schools and tribal school pupils similar to those provided to private schools and private school pupils
January 19, 2007 Meeting
  • Memo No. 4, Legislative History of Previous Resolutions Similar to WLC: 0034/1, Relating to State Recognition of Tribal Sovereignty (December 28, 2006)
  • Memo No. 5, Use of American Indian Mascots, Logos, Names, or Nicknames by Public Schools (January 8, 2007)
  • Memo No. 6, Lobbying Activity on Bills Introduced in the 2005-06 Legislative Session at the Recommendation of the 2004-06 Special Committee (December 29, 2006)
    • Table, 2005-06 Session Bills Recommended by the Special Committee on State-Tribal Relations, Positions and Lobbying Activity Reported by Lobbying Principals to the Wisconsin Ethics Board
  • Memo No. 7, History of Legislation Recommended by the Special Committee Regarding State-Tribal Relations (January 5, 2007)
  • WLC: 0034/1, relating to state recognition of the sovereign status of federally recognized American Indian tribes and bands
  • WLC: 0052/1, relating to providing benefits to tribal schools and tribal school pupils similar to those provided to private schools and private school pupils and making an appropriation
  • WLC: 0053/1, relating to liability for the actions of tribal law enforcement officers when enforcing state law
    • Alternative language regarding liability insurance
  • WLC: 0054/1, relating to conservation wardens employed by the Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission
    • Alternative language regarding liability insurance
  • WLC: 0055/1, relating to participation of tribal law enforcement officers in the Wisconsin Retirement System
  • Letter, to Representative Leah Vukmir from Representative Terry Musser (November 17, 2006), regarding charter school authorizers
  • Memorandum, Wisconsin Retirement System Coverage of Tribal Police Officers, from Representative Terry Musser, Chair, to Members of the Special Committee on State-Tribal Relations (November 21, 2006)
  • Letter, to Governor James E. Doyle, Members of the Wisconsin State Legislature, and Members of the Special Committee on State-Tribal Relations from Attorney General Peggy A. Lautenschlager, regarding cooperative county-tribal law enforcement program
  • Letter, to Representative Terry Musser, Special Committee on State-Tribal Relations, from Robert Chicks, President, Stockbridge-Munsee Community, regarding Wisconsin Retirement System coverage of tribal police officers (December 8, 2006)
  • Report Highlights, A Review: State Economic Development Programs, submitted by the Legislative Audit Bureau (August 2006).  Full report available at http://www.legis.wisconsin.gov/lab/PastReportsByDate.htm
  • Letter from the Internal Revenue Service regarding eligibility of Mille Lacs Band of Chippewa Indians tribal police officers under the Minnesota pension plan (November 19, 2002)
  • Comments regarding WLC: 0055/1, An Act to Allow Tribal Law Enforcement Officers to Participate in the Wisconsin Retirement System, distributed by Vince Dela Rosa (January 18, 2007)
  • Small Business Technical Assistance Program, submitted by Jerry Rayala, Program Director, Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council
  • Tribal School Bill, AB-637, distributed by Ken Fish
  • Excerpt from Legislative Audit Report 06-9, Economic Development Programs Targeting all Minority-Owned Businesses, distributed by Paul Stuiber, Deputy State Auditor for Program Evaluation, Legislative Audit Bureau (August 2006)
  • Excerpt from Legislative Audit Report 06-9, Economic Development Programs Funded With Tribal Gaming Revenue, distributed by Paul Stuiber, Deputy State Auditor for Program Evaluation, Legislative Audit Bureau (August 2006)
  • Memorandum to Jamie Wall, Administrator, Division of Business Development, from Landon T. Williams, Budget and Policy Analyst, Department of Commerce, Departmental Programs Tribal Entities are Eligible to Apply for (November 12, 2004)
November 14, 2006 Meeting
  • Memo No. 1, Legislation Recommended by the 2004-06 Special Committee on State-Tribal Relations (November 3, 2006)
    • RL 2005-14, Special Committee on State-Tribal Relations, Report to the Legislature(August 13, 2005)
    • Table, Recommendations of the 2004-06 Special Committee on State-Tribal Relations Introduced by the Joint Legislative Council in the 2005-06 Legislative Session
  • Memo No. 2, Retirement Plan Coverage for Tribal Police Officers (November 7, 2006)
  • Memo No. 3, Authority of Tribal Law Enforcement Officers to Enforce Criminal Laws (November 13, 2006)
    • Enclosure, Criminal Jurisdiction in Indian Country
  • Handout, 2005-07 Tribal Gaming Revenue Appropriations, from Art Zimmerman, Legislative Fiscal Bureau
  • Presentation, Strengthening Government to Government Relations, by Laura Arbuckle, Department of Administration
  • Presentation, Legislative Fiscal Bureau