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Tuesday, March 25, 2008
1:01 P.M.
March 2008 Special Session
STATE OF WISCONSIN
Senate Journal
The Senate met.
The Senate was called to order by President Risser.
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Call of Roll
The roll was called and the following Senators answered to their names:
Senators Breske, Carpenter, Coggs, Cowles, Darling, Decker, Ellis, Erpenbach, S. Fitzgerald, Grothman, Hansen, Harsdorf, Jauch, Kanavas, Kapanke, Kedzie, Kreitlow, A. Lasee, Lassa, Lehman, Leibham, Miller, Olsen, Plale, Risser, Robson, Roessler, Schultz, Sullivan, Taylor, Vinehout and Wirch - 32.
Absent with leave- Senator Lazich - 1.
The Senate stood for a moment of silent meditation.
The Senate remained standing and Senator Olsen led the Senate in the pledge of allegiance to the flag of the United States of America.
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Leaves of Absence
Senator S. Fitzgerald, with unanimous consent, asked that Senator Lazich be granted a leave of absence for today's session.

Chief Clerk's Entries
The Chief Clerk makes the following entries dated Thursday, March 24, 2008.
Legislative Reference Bureau Corrections
Corrections In:
March 2008 Special Session
Senate Amendment 1,
to Assembly Bill 1
Prepared by the Legislative Reference Bureau
(March 24, 2008)
1. Page 1, line 1: delete "assembly bill" and substitute "assembly substitute amendment".
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Introduction, First Reading, and
Reference of Proposals; Reference of Appointments
Read and referred:
Senate Joint Resolution 1, March 2008 Special Session
Relating to: the life and public service of Hugo H. Henry.
By Senators Robson and Coggs; cosponsored by Representatives Benedict, Sheridan and Hixson.
To committee on Senate Organization.
Senate Joint Resolution 2, March 2008 Special Session
Relating to: the life of Richard Burke.
By Senator S. Fitzgerald ; cosponsored by Representative Jorgensen .
To committee on Senate Organization.

Second Reading and Amendments of Assembly Joint Resolutions
and Assembly Bills
Assembly Bill 1, March 2008 Special Session
Relating to: state finances and appropriations.
Read a second time.
Senate amendment 1 to Senate amendment 1 to Assembly Bill 1, March 2008 Special Session offered by Senators Miller and Decker.
The question was: Adoption of Senate amendment 1 to Senate amendment 1 to Assembly Bill 1, March 2008 Special Session?
Adopted.
Senate amendment 2 to Senate amendment 1 to Assembly Bill 1, March 2008 Special Session offered by Senators Miller and Decker.
The question was: Adoption of Senate amendment 2 to Senate amendment 1 to Assembly Bill 1, March 2008 Special Session?
Adopted.
The question was: Adoption of Senate amendment 1 to Assembly Bill 1, March 2008 Special Session?
Adopted.
Ordered to a third reading.
Senator Decker, with unanimous consent, asked that the bill be considered for final action at this time.
S743 Assembly Bill 1, March 2008 Special Session
Read a third time.
The ayes and noes were required and the vote was: ayes, 18; noes, 14; absent or not voting, 1; as follows:
Ayes - Senators Breske, Carpenter, Coggs, Decker, Erpenbach, Hansen, Jauch, Kreitlow, Lassa, Lehman, Miller, Plale, Risser, Robson, Sullivan, Taylor, Vinehout and Wirch - 18.
Noes - Senators Cowles, Darling, Ellis, S. Fitzgerald, Grothman, Harsdorf, Kanavas, Kapanke, Kedzie, A. Lasee, Leibham, Olsen, Roessler and Schultz - 14.
Absent or not voting - Senator Lazich - 1.
Concurred in as amended.
Senator Decker, with unanimous consent, asked that Senate Joint Resolution 1, March 2008 Special Session be withdrawn from the committee on Senate Organization and taken up at this time.
Senate Joint Resolution 1, March 2008 Special Session
Relating to: the life and public service of Hugo H. Henry.
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