Karl Van Roy

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Karl Van Roy is a Republican member of the Wisconsin state Assembly, representing Assembly District 90 and a member of the Green Bay Chamber of Commerce.[1] He sits on the following Committees: Aging and Long-Term Care, Health, Homeland Security and State Affairs (Chair), and Transportation. He also sits on the Joint Committee on Tax Exemption.[2]

Van Roy announced in March 2012 that he would not be seeking reelection in the November 2012 election.[3]

Ties to the American Legislative Exchange Council

Van Roy is a member of the American Legislative Exchange Council’s (ALEC) Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force.

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Rep. Van Roy co-authored 6 bills that reflect ALEC models, according to an analysis by the Center for Media and Democracy. 

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Budget Earmark Transparency Bill Co-Introduction

Van Roy co-introduced Senate Bill 114 (the non-partisan WI Legislative Reference Bureau Bill Summary): "The bill requires the Legislative Fiscal Bureau (LFB) to prepare an earmark transparency report on each biennial budget bill and on each amendment thereto. The report must contain all of the following: a list of all earmarks; the cost of each earmark; and the beneficiary of each earmark. If the beneficiary is an individual, LFB must identify the assembly and senate district in which the beneficiary resides. If the beneficiary is an entity, LFB must identify the assembly and senate district in which the beneficiary is located, incorporated, or organized. With respect to an amendment to a biennial budget bill, LFB must identify the representative to the assembly or senator who proposed the earmark."[4] (SB-114)* (Compare with ALEC's "Act Relating to Creating a Searchable Budget Database for State Spending Model Language")

Co-Introduction of the ALEC Model “Prevailing Wage Repeal Act”

Van Roy was a co-introducer of Wisconsin Assembly Bill 183[5] (AB 183)* (Compare with ALEC's “Prevailing Wage Repeal Act.”)

Attendance at the 2006 ALEC National Legislative Conference

Van Roy attended the July 2006 ALEC National Legislative Conference, which took place in San Francisco, CA.

“Attending a national conference is a great way to learn how other states are dealing with the issues that face us all,” said Van Roy. “They also provide an opportunity to look at the bigger picture and discuss new approaches to public policy.”

According to the press release disseminated by his staff, he attended the conference through a private scholarship and his own funding.[6]

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References

  1. “Karl Von Roy – Biography.” Wisconsin State Legislature. Legis.Wisconsin.Gov. Accessed Aug. 1, 2011.
  2. “Karl Van Roy.” Wisconsin State Legislature. Legis.Wisconsin.Gov. Accessed Aug. 1, 2011.
  3. Fox 11, Van Roy retiring from Assembly, March 5, 2012.
  4. “2011 Senate Bill 114.” Wisconsin State Legislature. Legis.Wisconsin.Gov. Accessed Aug. 1, 2011.
  5. “2011 Assembly Bill 183.” Wisconsin State Legislature. Legis.Wisconsin.Gov. Accessed Aug. 1, 2011.
  6. “Van Roy to Attend National Legislative Conference.” Karl Van Roy – Wisconsin State Representative. Legis.Wisconsin.Gov. July 18, 2006. Accessed Aug. 1, 2011.
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