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Special Committee on State-Tribal Relations

Chair: Rep. Jeffrey L. Mursau
Vice Chair: Sen. Kathleen Vinehout
Legislative Council Staff:  David Lovell and David Moore
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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.]


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Additional Materials Submitted to the Committee
  • Letter, from Michael W. Allen, Sr., Executive Assistant, Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council, Inc., to Representative Jeffrey Mursau, Chair of the Special Committee on State-Tribal Relations, regarding Wisconsin retrocession from Public Law 280 (January 21, 2014).
  • Letter, from Rose Soulier, Tribal Chairperson, Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians, to Representative Jeffrey Mursau, Chair of the Special Committee on State-Tribal Relations, regarding P.L. 280 and retrocession (November 13, 2013).
  • Letter, from Michael J. Isham, Jr., Chairman, Lac Courte Oreilles Tribal Governing Board, to Representative Jeffrey Mursau, Chair of the Special Committee on State-Tribal Relations, regarding Public Law 280 and retrocession of P.L. 280 jurisdiction (December 3, 2013).
  • Letter, from J.B. Van Hollen, Attorney General, Department of Justice, to the Honorable Scott Walker, Governor, the Assembly Chief Clerk, the Senate Chief Clerk, and the Special Committee on State-Tribal Relations (January 10, 2014).
September 26, 2013 Meeting (Madison) Notice Agenda Audio Minutes
May 20, 2013 Meeting (Hayward) Notice Agenda Audio Minutes
  • Handouts from the College of Menominee Nation, Keshena-Green Bay:
    • Program Proposal, College of Menominee Nation and Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibway Community College.
    • Chart, relating to the percentage of jobs in Wisconsin requiring postsecondary education and training.
    • PowerPoint presentation, A Proposal Seeking Support for Wisconsin's Tribal Colleges.
  • Memo No. 6, Retroceding Jurisdiction Acquired Under Public Law 83-280 (May 15, 2013).
  • Memo No. 5, Regional Planning Commissions (May 14, 2013).
  • WLC: 0078/1, relating to enrollment of tribal police officers in the Wisconsin retirement system.

  • Memo from Tarna Hunter, Legislative Liaison, Department of Employee Trust Funds, to David L. Lovell, Senior Analyst, Wisconsin Legislative Council, regarding Participation in the Wisconsin Retirement System by Tribal Law Enforcement Officers.
  • Map showing directions to the Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College.
March 1, 2013 (Madison) Notice Agenda Audio Minutes
  • Presentation from David O'Connor, Department of Public Instruction (March 1, 2013).
  • Presentation, Federal Tax Incentives for Businesses in Indian Country (March 1, 2013), by Tom Ourada, Department of Revenue.
  • Presentation, The Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS), Special Committee on State-Tribal Relations, by Bob Conlin, Secretary, Wisconsin Department of Employee Trust Funds (March 1, 2013).
  • Memo No. 4, Enrollment of Tribal Police Officers in the Wisconsin Retirement System (February 19, 2012).
    • Attachment, Memo No. 2, Retirement Plan Coverage for Tribal Police Officers (November 7, 2006).
  • WLC: 0002/3, relating to the transportation in this state of game taken in another state or on Indian land.
  • Unnumbered draft illustrating the development of WLC: 0002/3.
  • WLC: 0025/2, relating to allowing American Indian tribes and bands to insure governmental facilities under the local government property insurance fund.
  • Memorandum, Topics for Committee Study, from Representative Jeffrey Mursau, Chair, Special Committee on State-Tribal Relations (November 30, 2012).
Joint Legislative Council Report to the Legislature
Results of the February 13, 2013 Joint Legislative Council Meeting
Recommendations to the Joint Legislative Council (February 13, 2013) Joint Legislative Council Agenda
  • Report to the Joint Legislative Council, Special Committee on State-Tribal Relations, LCR 2013-09 (February 6, 2013).
  • LRB-0778/2, relating to the transportation in this state of game taken in another state or on Indian land.
  • LRB-0793/1, relating to allowing American Indian tribes and bands to insure property under the local government property insurance fund.
  • LRB-0794/1, relating to tribal treatment facility participation in the intoxicated driver program.
November 9, 2012 Meeting (Oneida)
  • Memorandum to Members of the Special Committee on State-Tribal Relations, from Representative Jeffrey Mursau, Chair, Committee Discussion Relating to Forest Tax Programs (October 29, 2012).
  • Memo No. 3, Authorizing Tribal Conservation Wardens to Enforce State Conservation Laws on Reservations and on Off-Reservation Trust Lands (November 2, 2012).
  • WLC: 0002/2, relating to the transportation in this state of game taken in another state or on Indian land.
  • WLC: 0005/2, relating to tribal facilities' participation in the intoxicated driver program.
  • WLC: 0029/1, an amendment to WLC: 0005/2.
  • WLC: 0025/1, relating to allowing American Indian tribes and bands to insure governmental facilities under the local government property insurance fund.
  • Letter, from James E. Zorn, Executive Administrator, Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission, to Representative Jeffrey Mursau, Chair, Special Committee on State-Tribal Relations (November 6, 2012).
September 25, 2012 Meeting
  • Memo No. 2, Transport of Game Taken in Another State or on an Indian Reservation (September 17, 2012).
    • WLC: 0002/1, relating to the transportation in this state of game taken in another state or on Indian land.
    • WLC: 0003/1, relating to the transportation in this state of game taken on Indian land.
    • WLC: 0004/1, relating to the transportation in this state of game taken on Indian land.
  • WLC: 0005/1, relating to tribal facilities' participation in the intoxicated driver program.
  • WLC: 0006/1, relating to  an exemption from withdrawal taxes and fees for tribal land withdrawn from the forest cropland or managed forest land program.
  • Memo, submitted to Members of the Special Committee on State-Tribal Relations, from Quinn Williams, Natural Resources Section Chief, Bureau of Legal Services, Tom Van Haren, Natural Resources Policy and Law Officer, Bureau of Law Enforcement, David Zebro, Northern Region Regional Warden, Bureau of Law Enforcement, Byron Goetsch, North-Eastern Region Regional Warden, Bureau of Law Enforcement, Department of Natural Resources, relating to transport of game taken in another state or on an Indian reservation (September 25, 2012).
July 18, 2012 Meeting  Map of Meeting Location
  • Memo No. 1, Tribal Participation in the Intoxicated Driver Program:  Issues and Options for Legislation (July 10, 2012).
    • Memorandum, from Dale Simon, Alcohol and Drug Review Unit and Tribal Participation in Intoxicated Driver Program (June 4, 2012).
  • Wisconsin Legislator Briefing Book 2011-12, Chapter Q, State-Tribal Relations.
  • Letter, from Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen, to Governor Scott Walker and Members of the Special Committee on State-Tribal Relations, regarding cooperative county-tribal law enforcement programs (January 6, 2012).
  • Memo, from Dee Mayo to Representative Mursau, regarding state-tribal relations study topics from Lac du Flambeau (June 29, 2012).
  • Memo, from Eric Chapman, Sr., Chief Conservation Officer, Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians, to Dee Allen, Tribal Representative to the Special Committee on State-Tribal Relations, regarding topic for legislative consideration to the Joint Legislative Council.
  • Memo, from Margaret M. McGrath, Bureau Director, General Services, Department of Workforce Development, to Representative Mursau, regarding DWD issues for the Special Committee on State-Tribal Relations (July 2, 2012).
  • Letter, to Representative Jeff Mursau, Chair of the Special Committee on State-Tribal Relations, from John Tuohy, Director, DCF Regional Operations, regarding study topics for the Special Committee (July 9, 2012).
  • Letter, from Melinda Danforth, Councilwoman, Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin, to Representative Jeffrey Mursau, Chair, Special Committee on State-Tribal Relations, regarding topics for discussion (September 12, 2011).
  • Resolution No. 12-58, Supporting Statutory Amendment in the Intoxicated Driver Program, Lac Courte Oreilles Tribal Governing Board.
  • Material distributed by Quinn Williams, Natural Resources Section Chief, Bureau of Legal Services, Department of Natural Resources (DNR).
  • Handout, Managed Forest Law Tax Exempt Withdrawals Under Wis. Stat. s. 77.885, submitted by  Quinn Williams, Natural Resources Section Chief, Bureau of Legal Services, DNR.