The result follows:
Present - Representatives Ainsworth, Albers, Balow, Berceau, Bies, Black, Bock, Boyle, Carpenter, Coggs, Colon, Cullen, Duff, J. Fitzgerald, Foti, Freese, Friske, Gard, Gronemus, Grothman, Gunderson, Gundrum, Hahn, Hebl, Hines, Huber, Hubler, Huebsch, Hundertmark, Jeskewitz, Johnsrud, Kaufert, Kedzie, Kestell, Krawczyk, Kreibich, Kreuser, Krug, Krusick, La Fave, Ladwig, F. Lasee, Lassa, J. Lehman, M. Lehman, Leibham, Lippert, Loeffelholz, McCormick, D. Meyer, Meyerhofer, Miller, Montgomery, Morris-Tatum, Musser, Nass, Olsen, Ott, Owens, Petrowski, Pettis, Plale, Plouff, Pocan, Powers, Reynolds, Rhoades, Richards, Riley, Ryba, Schneider, Schooff, Sherman, Shilling, Sinicki, Skindrud, Starzyk, Staskunas, Steinbrink, Stone, Suder, Sykora, Townsend, Travis, Turner, Underheim, Urban, Vrakas, Walker, Ward, Wasserman, Wieckert, Williams, Wood, Young, Ziegelbauer and Speaker Jensen - 97.
Absent with leave - Representatives Hoven and Seratti - 2.
Vacancies - None.
Leaves of Absence
Representative Vrakas asked unanimous consent for a leave of absence for today's session for Representatives Hoven and Seratti. Granted.
Special Guests
Representative Musser introduced Hometown Hero Recipient Erwin Begay of the Ho Chunk Youth Marathon Team from Black River Falls, and runners Amber Dowling, Heather Hillmer, Donovan Cloud, Ashley Blackcoon and Myra Blackdeer, who addressed the members from the rostrum.
Representative Kaufert introduced Hometown Hero Recipient Katie Kaufman from Neenah, who collected Teddy Bears to give to children in need in Winnebago County. Ms. Kaufman also collected more than 3000 Teddy Bears and donated them to the children in New York struggling with the aftermath of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attack.
Amendments Offered
Assembly amendment 1 to Assembly Bill 713 offered by Representative Kedzie.
Assembly amendment 1 to Assembly Bill 767 offered by Representative Wieckert.
Assembly substitute amendment 1 to Assembly Bill 788 offered by committee on Rural Affairs and Forestry.
Assembly amendment 1 to Assembly Bill 872 offered by Representative Krug.
Committee Reports
The committee on Census and Redistricting reports and recommends:
Assembly Bill 842
Relating to: legislative redistricting.
Ayes: 5 - Representatives Ladwig, Leibham, Walker, Freese and Suder.
Noes: 3 - Representatives Williams, Huber and Morris-Tatum.
To committee on Rules.
Bonnie Ladwig
Committee on Census and Redistricting
Enrolled Bills
The following Assembly proposals, which have been approved by both the Assembly and Senate, have been enrolled by the Legislative Reference Bureau:
Assembly Bill 123
Assembly Bill 249
Assembly Bill 519
Assembly Bill 769
John A. Scocos
Assembly Chief Clerk
Speaker's Communications
February 27, 2002
John A. Scocos
Assembly Chief Clerk
1 East Main Street, Suite 402
Dear Mr. Scocos:
On February 25, 2002, Senate Bill 17 relating to: the priority of a wage claim lien, was referred to the Assembly Committee on Financial Institutions. Pursuant to Assembly Rule 42 (3)(c), I hereby withdraw Senate Bill 17 from the Assembly Committee on Financial Institutions and re-refer that bill to the Assembly Committee on Labor and Workforce Development.
Representative Jeskewitz has been notified of this re-referral and approves.
Scott R. Jensen
Assembly Speaker
Executive Communications
February 27, 2002
The Honorable Scott Jensen
Speaker of the Wisconsin State Assembly
211 West, State Capitol
Madison, WI 53702
The Honorable Fred Risser
President of the Wisconsin State Senate
220 South, State Capitol
Madison, WI 53702
Dear Representative Jensen and Senator Risser:
I request that you convene a joint session of the Legislature on Tuesday, March 5, 2002, at 7:00 P.M. for the purpose of delivering the State of the State Address pursuant to Article V, Section 4 of the Wisconsin Constitution.
If this date is acceptable to you, please notify my office. Thank you in advance for your consideration.
Scott McCallum
February 28, 2002
John Scocos, Assembly Chief Clerk
P.O. Box 8952
1 E. Main Street, Suite 402
Madison, WI 53708-8952
Dear John:
The vote regarding Assembly Bill 675, relating to licenses allowing the carrying of concealed weapons was taken in the early morning hours of Wednesday, February 27, 2002. I wanted to inform you that had I been present for this vote, I would have voted in favor of the proposed bill. I would appreciate it if you would so note this in the Wisconsin Assembly Records.
Thank you in advance for your consideration.
Sheryl K. Albers
State Representative
50th Assembly District
Agency Reports
State of Wisconsin
Legislative Audit Bureau
February 27, 2002
To the Honorable, the Legislature:
We have completed a financial audit of WHA Radio, as requested by the University of Wisconsin-Extension to fulfill the audit requirements of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. The Corporation requires audited financial statements of public broadcasting entities to determine future funding levels.
WHA Radio is licensed to the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System and is operated by the University of Wisconsin-Extension. WHA Radio received over $8.2 million in support and revenue during fiscal year 2000-01, including state support, member contributions, funding from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and various other grants.
Our audit report contains the financial statements and related notes for the period July 1, 2000 through June 30, 2001. We were able to issue an unqualified independent auditor's report on these statements.