Tuesday, March 19, 1996
The Senate met.
The Senate was called to order by Senator Brian Rude.
The roll was called and the following Senators answered to their names:
Senators Adelman, Andrea, Breske, Buettner, Burke, Chvala, Clausing, Cowles, Darling, Decker, Drzewiecki, Ellis, Farrow, Fitzgerald, George, Grobschmidt, Huelsman, Jauch, A. Lasee, Moen, Moore, Panzer, Petak, C. Potter, Risser, Rosenzweig, Rude, Schultz, Shibilski, Weeden, Welch, Wineke and Zien - 33.
Absent - None.
Absent with leave - None.
The Senate stood for the prayer which was offered by Pastor Michael Wollman of the Kickapoo United Church in Soldiers Grove and Peace Lutheran Church in Readstown.
The Senate remained standing and Senator Shibilski led the Senate in the pledge of allegiance to the flag of the United States of America.
Read first time and referred:
Senate Bill 626
Relating to: codifying a presumption that property is taxable, requiring applications for property tax exemptions and specifying that claims that property is exempt may be made only as claims against a taxation district.
To joint survey committee on Tax Exemptions.
Senate Bill 627
Relating to: dog licensing.
To committee on Transportation, Agriculture and Local Affairs.
Senate Bill 628
Relating to: the bonding authority of the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority for economic development activities; loan guarantee programs funded by the Wisconsin development reserve fund; and the ratio of reserve funding to guaranteed outstanding principal for the Wisconsin development reserve fund.
To committee on Business, Economic Development and Urban Affairs.
Senate Bill 629
Relating to: instructing or training persons to use weapons or techniques to cause civil disorders and providing a penalty.
To committee on Judiciary.
Senate Bill 630
Relating to: the inclusion of certain cities, villages and towns within the boundary of the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District and the payment of capital cost arrearages to the district.
To committee on Environment and Energy.
Senate Bill 631
Relating to: bulletproof garments for state traffic patrol officers and motor vehicle inspectors.
To committee on State Government Operations and Corrections.
Senate Bill 632
Relating to: eligibility for veterans programs; defining service in the Balkan area; exemption of veterans cemeteries from certain requirements; acquisition of home loan revenue bonds; delaying the expiration dates of operator's licenses and motor vehicle registration of certain active-duty U.S. armed forces personnel; extending eligibility and employer contributions toward premium payments for health insurance coverage under the state health insurance plan for certain state and authority employes who are serving in the Balkan area; creating an individual income tax exemption for pay received from the federal government by certain members of the armed forces participating in Operation Balkan Endeavor; abating the interest and penalties otherwise due on certain tax returns for certain members of the military; exempting certain members of the armed forces participating in Operation Balkan Endeavor or a successor operation from interest otherwise due for filing income tax returns after April 15, 1996; and making an appropriation.
To committee on Human Resources, Labor, Tourism, Veterans and Military Affairs.
Senate Bill 633
Relating to: repeat offenders and persistent repeat offenders.
To committee on Judiciary.
Senate Bill 634
Relating to: school district professional employe compensation and fringe benefits.
To committee on Education and Financial Institutions.
Senate Bill 635
Relating to: the awarding of grants to area health education centers and making an appropriation.
To committee on Health, Human Services and Aging.
The committee on Education and Financial Institutions reports and recommends:
Assembly Bill 103