Wednesday, November 10, 1999
10:00 A.M.
Ninety-Fourth Regular Session
Senate Journal
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, Clausing, Cowles, Darling, Decker, Drzewiecki, Ellis, Erpenbach, Farrow, Fitzgerald, George, Grobschmidt, Huelsman, Jauch, A. Lasee, Lazich, Moen, Moore, Panzer, Plache, Risser, Robson, Roessler, Rosenzweig, Rude, Schultz, Shibilski, Welch, Wirch and Zien - 33.
Absent - None.
Absent with leave - None.
The Senate stood for a moment of silent meditation.
The Senate remained standing and Senator Farrow led the Senate in the pledge of allegiance to the flag of the United States of America.
INTRODUCTION, first reading and reference of bills
Read first time and referred:
Senate Bill 287
Relating to: registration of reductions in certain air emissions and granting rule-making authority.
By Senators Burke, Cowles, Clausing, Rosenzweig, Darling and Roessler; cosponsored by Representatives Kaufert, Bock, Turner, Plouff, Black, J. Lehman, Pocan, Miller and Sinicki.
To committee on Agriculture, Environmental Resources and Campaign Finance Reform.
Senate Bill 288
Relating to: military honors funerals for veterans and making an appropriation.
By Senators Moen, Risser, Breske, Decker, Burke, Fitzgerald, Lazich, Grobschmidt, Wirch, Baumgart, Roessler, Clausing, Schultz, Darling, Drzewiecki, Farrow, Welch, Rude, Zien, Jauch, George, A. Lasee, Huelsman, Erpenbach, Shibilski and Cowles; cosponsored by Representatives Brandemuehl, Musser, Turner, Waukau, Grothman, Meyerhofer, Porter, Hahn, Riley, Bock, J. Lehman, Albers, Goetsch, Petrowski, Plouff, Ladwig, Kelso, Sykora, Seratti, Hasenohrl, Spillner, Gundrum, Kestell, Montgomery, Ryba, Nass, Pettis, Rhoades, Owens, Plale, Coggs, Skindrud, Gunderson, Huber, Kreuser, Lassa, Hundertmark, Huebsch, Handrick, Boyle, Underheim, Reynolds, Kreibich, Carpenter, Schneider, Hutchison, Suder, Gard, Gronemus, Ott, Morris-Tatum, Hoven, Meyer, Vrakas, Hubler, La Fave, Travis, Johnsrud, Pocan, Ward, Jensen, Black, Wieckert and Miller.
To committee on Health, Utilities, Veterans and Military Affairs.
report of committees
The committee on Agriculture, Environmental Resources and Campaign Finance Reform reports and recommends:
Senate Bill 181
Relating to: campaign financing with respect to the office of justice of the supreme court, making appropriations and providing penalties.
Ayes, 5 - Senators Clausing, Baumgart, Wirch, Schultz and A. Lasee.
Noes, 0 - None.
Alice Clausing
The committee on Labor reports and recommends:
Assembly Bill 409
Relating to: the coverage of the prevailing wage and hours of labor law, the definition of prevailing hours of labor, the determination of prevailing wage rates and granting rule-making authority.
Ayes, 5 - Senators Baumgart, Decker, Breske, Zien and Farrow.
Noes, 0 - None.
Assembly Bill 547
Relating to: various changes to the worker's compensation law.
Ayes, 5 - Senators Baumgart, Decker, Breske, Zien and Farrow.
Noes, 0 - None.
Jim Baumgart
The committee on Senate Organization reports and recommends:
Senate Joint Resolution 25
Relating to: declaring November as Diabetes Awareness Month.
Ayes, 5 - Senators Chvala, Risser, Moen, Ellis and Rude.
Noes, 0 - None.
Charles Chvala
petitions and communications
State of Wisconsin
Ethics Board