One-Hundred and Fourth Regular Session
11:01 A.M. WEDNESDAY, May 15, 2019
The Senate met.
The Senate was called to order by Senate President Roth.
Call of Roll
The roll was called, disclosing the presence of a quorum.
Pursuant to Senate Rule 15, the official attendance for session was:
Senators Bernier, Bewley, Carpenter, Cowles, Craig, Erpenbach, Feyen, Fitzgerald, Hansen, Jacque, Johnson, Kapenga, Kooyenga, Larson, LeMahieu, Marklein, Miller, Nass, Olsen, Petrowski, Ringhand, Risser, Roth, Schachtner, Shilling, Smith, Stroebel, L. Taylor, Testin, Tiffany, Wanggaard and Wirch - 32.
Absent with leave - Senator Darling - 1.
The Senate stood for the prayer which was offered by Reverend Dave Veldhorst of Bethel Orthodox Presbyterian Church of Oostburg.
The Senate remained standing and Senator Miller led the Senate in the pledge of allegiance to the flag of the United States of America.
Leaves of Absence
Senator Feyen, with unanimous consent, asked that Senator Darling be granted a leave of absence for today's session.
Pursuant to Senate Rule 17 (6), the Chief Clerk made the following entries under the above date.
Introduction, First Reading, and Reference of Proposals
Read first time and referred:
Relating to: determining shared costs and the secondary cost ceiling for the purpose of general equalization aids for school districts.
By Senators Marklein, Kooyenga, Olsen and Nass; cosponsored by Representatives Kitchens, Novak and VanderMeer.
Relating to: supplemental state aid for consolidated school districts and making an appropriation.
By Senators Marklein, Feyen, Nass and Olsen; cosponsored by Representatives Kitchens, Ballweg, Brandtjen, Horlacher, Kulp, Kurtz, Tittl and VanderMeer.
Relating to: allocation of early stage seed investment credit to offset taxes imposed on insurers.
By Senators Marklein, L. Taylor, Cowles, Feyen, Olsen and Tiffany; cosponsored by Representatives Zimmerman, Fields, Brandtjen, Crowley, Haywood, Hutton, Kuglitsch, Kulp, Krug, Loudenbeck, Macco, Murphy, Ohnstad, Ott, Quinn, Ramthun, Rohrkaste, Sinicki, Skowronski, Tauchen, Thiesfeldt, Vruwink and Zamarripa.
hist100922To the committee on Agriculture, Revenue and Financial Institutions.
Relating to: allowing local governments to regulate pesticides.
By Senators Miller, L. Taylor, Risser, Carpenter and Smith; cosponsored by Representatives C. Taylor, Shankland, Stubbs, Zamarripa, Sargent, Billings, Considine, Cabrera, Pope, Subeck, Ohnstad, Brostoff, Sinicki, Hebl, Anderson, Fields and Neubauer.
hist100923To the committee on Government Operations, Technology and Consumer Protection.
Relating to: prohibiting food and beverages from being served in foam polystyrene packaging and providing a penalty.
By Senators Miller, Risser, Larson and Smith; cosponsored by Representatives C. Taylor, Shankland, Stubbs, Milroy, Sargent, Billings, Considine, Subeck, Ohnstad, Pope, Anderson, Sinicki, Emerson and Neubauer.
hist100924To the committee on Economic Development, Commerce and Trade.
Relating to: self-defense for victims of sex trafficking.
By Senators Bernier, Johnson, Carpenter, Jacque, Kooyenga, Ringhand, Risser, Smith and Wanggaard; cosponsored by Representatives Bowen, Ramthun, Haywood, Brostoff, Crowley, Dittrich, Emerson, Fields, Horlacher, Kulp, Sinicki, Snyder, Sortwell, Spreitzer, Stubbs, C. Taylor, Thiesfeldt, Vining and Vruwink.
hist100925To the committee on Judiciary and Public Safety.
Relating to: fee waivers for state park vehicle admission receipts to pupils enrolled in grade 4 and making an appropriation.
By Senators Cowles, Smith, Larson, Miller, Olsen, Risser and Wirch; cosponsored by Representatives Sargent, Kitchens, Anderson, Crowley, Fields, Gruszynski, Horlacher, Kulp, Mursau, Neubauer, Ohnstad, Pope, Shankland, Sinicki, Skowronski, Spiros, Stubbs, Subeck and Tusler.
hist100926To the committee on Natural Resources and Energy.
Relating to: an income tax exemption for cash tips paid to an employee.
By Senators Jacque, Carpenter and L. Taylor; cosponsored by Representatives Horlacher, Sargent, Brooks, Edming, Hutton, Magnafici, Plumer, Pronschinske, Quinn, Schraa, Spreitzer, Tusler, Vruwink, Zimmerman and Skowronski.
hist100927To the committee on Agriculture, Revenue and Financial Institutions.
Relating to: municipal ordinance enforcement and court procedures.
By Senators Jacque, Risser, Erpenbach, Feyen, Miller, Wirch and Olsen; cosponsored by Representatives Thiesfeldt, Hebl, Hesselbein, Pope, Rohrkaste, Skowronski, C. Taylor and Vruwink.
hist100928To the committee on Insurance, Financial Services, Government Oversight and Courts.
Relating to: time limits for correcting violations found by the environmental compliance audit program.
By Senators Jacque, Cowles and Miller; cosponsored by Representatives Brooks, Brandtjen, Knodl, Kulp, Skowronski, Tusler and Wichgers.
hist100929To the committee on Natural Resources and Energy.
Relating to: creation of a Joint Committee on State Mandates and required funding of state mandates.
By Senators Jacque and Carpenter; cosponsored by Representatives Gundrum, Doyle, Brandtjen, Brooks, Considine, Murphy, Ramthun, Sinicki, Steffen, Vruwink and Wichgers.
hist100930To the committee on Local Government, Small Business, Tourism and Workforce Development.
Relating to: diabetes care and prevention plan.
By Senators Darling, L. Taylor, Carpenter, Feyen, Hansen, Johnson, Larson, Olsen, Ringhand, Smith and Wirch; cosponsored by Representatives Vorpagel, Sargent, Anderson, Billings, Cabrera, Considine, Crowley, Edming, Fields, Hintz, Krug, Kuglitsch, Kulp, Kurtz, Magnafici, L. Myers, Novak, Ohnstad, Petryk, Pope, Ramthun, Rohrkaste, Shankland, Snyder, Spiros, Subeck, Tittl, Tusler, C. Taylor and Skowronski.
hist100931To the committee on Health and Human Services.
Relating to: reimbursement grants to employers for payment of costs for certification programs in solar energy and wind energy systems.
By Senators Cowles, L. Taylor and Wirch; cosponsored by Representatives Kuglitsch, Neylon, Kitchens, Krug, Kulp, Milroy, Mursau, Petryk and Tusler.
hist100932To the committee on Economic Development, Commerce and Trade.
Petitions and Communications
hist100793Pursuant to Senate Rule 17 (5), Senators Hansen and L. Taylor added as cosponsors of Assembly Bill 10. hist100919Pursuant to Senate Rule 17 (5), Representative Shankland added as a cosponsor of Senate Bill 39. hist100766Pursuant to Senate Rule 17 (5), Senator Carpenter added as a coauthor of Senate Bill 91. hist100702Pursuant to Senate Rule 17 (5), Representative Skowronski added as a cosponsor of Senate Bill 202. hist100704Pursuant to Senate Rule 17 (5), Representative Skowronski added as a cosponsor of Senate Joint Resolution 29.