Tuesday, March 12, 2002
Ninety-Fifth Regular Session
The Senate met.
The Senate was called to order by Senator Fred Risser.
The roll was called and the following Senators answered to their names:
Senators Baumgart, Breske, Burke, Chvala, Cowles, Darling, Decker, Ellis, Erpenbach, S. Fitzgerald, George, Grobschmidt, Hansen, Harsdorf, Huelsman, Jauch, Kanavas, A. Lasee, Lazich, M. Meyer, Moen, Moore, Panzer, Plache, Risser, Robson, Roessler, Rosenzweig, Schultz, Shibilski, Welch, Wirch and Zien - 33.
Absent - None.
Absent with leave - None.
The Senate stood for the prayer which was offered by Pastor Kurt O. Handrich of Calvary Lutheran Chuch in Beloit.
The Senate remained standing and Senator Kanavas led the Senate in the pledge of allegiance to the flag of the United States of America.
Read first time and referred:
Senate Bill 496
Relating to: probation and treatment for persons convicted of possession of certain controlled substances or certain other crimes; treatment for persons on parole who violate conditions of parole relating to possession of certain controlled substances or to drug treatment requirements; treatment for persons on extended supervision who violate conditions of extended supervision relating to possession of certain controlled substances or to drug treatment; granting rule-making authority; and making an appropriation.
To committee on Judiciary, Consumer Affairs, and Campaign Finance Reform.
The committee on Environmental Resources reports and recommends:
Senate Bill 495
Relating to: environmental compliance audits, environmental management systems, providing incentives for improving environmental performance, providing immunity from civil penalties for certain violations of environmental requirements, access to certain information, granting rule-making authority, and providing a penalty.
Ayes, 5 - Senators
Baumgart, Hansen, Wirch, Cowles and Schultz.
Noes, 0 - None.
State of Wisconsin
March 12, 2002
The Honorable, The Senate:
The following lobbyists have been authorized to act on behalf of the organizations set opposite their names.
For more detailed information about these lobbyists and organizations and a complete list of organizations and people authorized to lobby the 2001 session of the legislature, visit the Ethics Board's web site at http://ethics.state.wi.us/
Anderson, Nicole Wisconsin Public Power Inc
Crass, David Dairy Business Association
Kuehn, Ronald W Wisconsin Association of School District Administrators
Liebe, Thomas Childrens Health System Inc
Sink, Daren Pfizer Inc
Tierney, Jodie Greater Milwaukee Association of REALTORS
Also available from the Wisconsin Ethics Board are reports identifying the amount and value of time state agencies have spent to affect legislative action and reports of expenditures for lobbying activities filed by organizations that employ lobbyists.
Senator Robson, with unanimous consent, asked that the Senate recess until 1:36 P.M.
The Senate reconvened.
Senator Risser in the chair.
Senator Chvala, with unanimous consent, asked that the Senate return to the third order of business.
Read first time and referred:
Senate Bill 497
Relating to: sale of halal food.