Wednesday, February 20, 2002
Ninety-Fifth Regular Session
Senate Journal
The Chief Clerk makes the following entries under the above date.
INTRODUCTION and reference of resolutions and joint resolutions
Read and referred:
Senate Resolution 14
Relating to: designating April 24 of each year as Wisconsin Day of Remembrance for the Armenian Genocide of 1915 to 1923.
By Senators Plache, Grobschmidt, Wirch, Welch, Burke, Darling, Roessler, Cowles and Lazich.
To committee on Senate Organization.
INTRODUCTION, first reading and reference of bills
Read first time and referred:
Senate Bill 445
Relating to: regulation of large animal feeding operations, agricultural nutrient management planning, water pollution discharge permits for certain livestock operations, construction and operation of certain animal waste storage facilities, controlling emissions of ammonia and hydrogen sulfide; including agricultural consumer transactions within the general scope of the Wisconsin Consumer Act; documentation of agricultural credit transactions; grants relating to agriculture and rural economic development; marketing agricultural products, rural economic development loans, sustainable agriculture research, dairy profitability, assistance for beginning farmers; a study of the dairy and livestock industries; prohibiting an application fee for applying to the agricultural production loan guarantee program and requiring lenders making loans that are guaranteed by the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority to employ certain policies before foreclosing on security interests obtained in connection with the loans granting rule-making authority; and making appropriations.
By Senators Burke, Baumgart and Shibilski; cosponsored by Representatives Miller, Hebl and Schneider.
To committee on Labor and Agriculture.
Senate Bill 446
Relating to: parental liability for acts of their minor child, recovery of damages for certain criminal actions, increasing the jurisdictional amount in small claims court, garnishment, attorney fees, exemption from execution of accounts, civil actions by collection agencies, earnings garnishment, retail theft, recovery in actions involving worthless checks, and revocation of fish and game approvals for which payment is made by worthless checks.
By Senators Hansen, Huelsman, Plache, Darling, Erpenbach, Cowles, Shibilski, Schultz, Breske and Roessler; cosponsored by Representatives Montgomery, Lassa, Rhoades, Ryba, Olsen, Musser, Ladwig, J. Fitzgerald, Gunderson, F. Lasee, Hahn, Hoven, Urban, Turner, Sykora, Vrakas, M. Lehman, Wieckert, Ainsworth, McCormick, Krawczyk, Petrowski, Owens, Suder, Kestell, Bies, Nass, Stone, Seratti, Ott, Skindrud, Gard, Townsend, Huebsch and Albers, by request of Midwest Equipment Dealers Association, Midwest Hardware Association, National Federation of Independent Business, Tavern League of Wisconsin, Wisconsin Alliance of Hearing Professionals, Wisconsin Association of Convenience Stores, Wisconsin Automobile and Truck Dealers Association, Wisconsin Automotive Parts Association, Wisconsin Automotive After Market Trade Association, Wisconsin Civil Recovery Council, Wisconsin Collectors Association, Wisconsin Grocers Association, Wisconsin Fitness and Health Alliance, Wisconsin Independent Businesses, Inc., Wisconsin Jewelers Association, Wisconsin Merchants Federation, Wisconsin Motorcycle Dealers Association, Wisconsin Restaurant Association, Wisconsin Retail Association .
To committee on Judiciary, Consumer Affairs, and Campaign Finance Reform.
Senate Bill 447
Relating to: creating an individual income tax checkoff for a breast cancer research program, creating a breast cancer research program, granting rule-making authority, and making appropriations.
By Senators Plache, Burke, Darling, Erpenbach, Hansen and Moore; cosponsored by Representatives Cullen, Berceau, Bock, Boyle, Carpenter, Krawczyk, Ladwig, J. Lehman, McCormick, Morris-Tatum, Musser, Pocan, Richards, Riley, Shilling, Turner, Urban, Wasserman, Young, Ziegelbauer and Albers.
To committee on Health, Utilities, Veterans and Military Affairs.
Senate Bill 448
Relating to: collective bargaining arbitration procedure for law enforcement officers employed by a county having a population of 500,000 or more.
By Senators Darling, Rosenzweig, Kanavas, Lazich, Grobschmidt, Burke, Breske and Shibilski; cosponsored by Representatives Walker, Krusick, Plale, Staskunas, Owens, Ott, Duff, Stone, McCormick, Bies, Musser, Montgomery and Sinicki.
To committee on Labor and Agriculture.
S572 Senate Bill 449
Relating to: the regulation of commercial and residential lighting systems and granting rule-making authority.
By Senators Cowles, Baumgart, Burke and Hansen; cosponsored by Representatives Miller and Black.
To committee on Universities, Housing, and Government Operations.
Senate Bill 450
Relating to: eliminating the Wisconsin credit union savings insurance corporation (suggested as remedial legislation by the department of financial institutions).
By Law Revision Committee.
To committee on Privacy, Electronic Commerce and Financial Institutions.
Senate Bill 451
Relating to: regulating large price-regulated telecommunications utilities, wholesale telecommunications service, small business telecommunications rates, telecommunications sales practices, and cross subsidization by small telecommunications providers; requiring mandatory credits for certain telecommunications customers; allowing the public service commission to order payments by certain telecommunications providers; requiring the public service commission to report on telecommunications competition; extending the time limit for emergency rule procedures; providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures; providing an exemption from rule-making procedures; granting rule-making authority; and making an appropriation.
By Senator Jauch .
To committee on Health, Utilities, Veterans and Military Affairs.
Senate Bill 452
Relating to: the groundwater law and regulation of aquifer storage recovery systems.
By Senators Grobschmidt, Cowles and Hansen; cosponsored by Representatives Krawczyk, Plale, Meyerhofer, Montgomery, Powers and Ryba.
To committee on Environmental Resources.
report of committees
The joint committee for review of Administrative Rules reports and recommends:
Senate Bill 453
Relating to: requirements for registering deer killed under the authority of a deer hunting license.
Ayes, 10 - Senators Robson, Grobschmidt, Hansen, Cowles and Welch. Representatives Grothman, Seratti, Gunderson, Turner and Hebl.
Noes, 0 - None.
To committee on Environmental Resources.
Senate Bill 454
Relating to: the beginning date authorized for the hunting of anterless deer in October.