Thursday, May 8, 2003
11:00 A.M.
Ninety-Sixth Regular Session
Assembly Journal
The Assembly met in the Assembly Chamber located in the State Capitol.
Representative M. Williams in the chair.
The Assembly dispensed with the call of the roll.
Administrative Rules
Relating to the talent incentive program grant.
Report received from Agency, April 29, 2003.
To committee on Colleges and Universities .
Referred on May 8, 2003 .
Introduction and Reference
of Proposals
Read first time and referred:
Assembly Bill 312
Relating to: the purchase of health care coverage by certain individuals through the Group Insurance Board, requiring the Group Insurance Board and the Private Employer Health Care Coverage Board to offer a combined health care coverage plan, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation.
By Representatives Ainsworth, Albers, Bies, Boyle, Freese, Gronemus, Hahn, Hines, M. Lehman, McCormick, Musser, Ott, Owens, Suder and Weber; cosponsored by Senator Hansen .
To committee on Insurance.
Assembly Bill 313
Relating to: the purchase of health care coverage by individuals who are engaged in the business of farming through the Group Insurance Board, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation.
By Representatives Towns, Vruwink, Ott, Pettis, M. Lehman, Suder, Bies, Staskunas, Musser, Hahn, Weber, Kreibich, Berceau, LeMahieu, Ainsworth, Ladwig, J. Wood, Hines, Kestell, Owens, Gunderson, Plouff, Olsen, McCormick, Balow, Gronemus, Freese, Shilling, Hundertmark, Schneider, Van Akkeren, Johnsrud and Petrowski; cosponsored by Senators Leibham, M. Meyer, Roessler, Decker, Wirch, Brown and Hansen.
To committee on Insurance.
Assembly Bill 314
Relating to: licensing hospital administrators and granting rule-making authority.
By Representatives Johnsrud, Hines and Ott.
To committee on Health.
Assembly Bill 315
Relating to: providing information to a firearms dealer when purchasing a handgun, authorizing the Department of Justice to prosecute violations of certain laws regulating firearms, and providing penalties.
By Representatives Gunderson, Suder, Pettis, Albers, Berceau, Freese, Gielow, Hahn, Hines, Krawczyk, Ladwig, McCormick, Nass, Olsen, Ott, Seratti, Townsend, Van Roy, Vrakas and Stone; cosponsored by Senators Stepp, Schultz and Cowles.
To committee on Criminal Justice .
Assembly Bill 316
Relating to: ballast water management to control aquatic nuisance species.
By Representatives Gunderson, Hundertmark, Krawczyk, Albers, Bies, Boyle, Freese, Gronemus, Grothman, Hines, Kerkman, Lassa, J. Lehman, M. Lehman, LeMahieu, McCormick, D. Meyer, Miller, Olsen, Ott, Plouff, Staskunas, Stone, Townsend, Van Roy and Vrakas; cosponsored by Senators Cowles, Roessler, Kedzie, Schultz and Wirch.
To committee on Natural Resources .
Assembly Bill 317
Relating to: product liability of manufacturers, assemblers, distributors, and sellers.
By Representatives Huebsch, Hines, Nischke, Ainsworth, Ladwig, Albers, Seratti, Pettis, Weber, J. Wood, Petrowski, Musser, Bies, Van Roy, Gielow, Stone, Gundrum, Grothman, McCormick, Vrakas and Hundertmark; cosponsored by Senators Welch, Kanavas, Roessler, Schultz, Stepp, Reynolds and A. Lasee.
To committee on Judiciary.
Assembly Bill 318
A201 Relating to: authorizing the circuit court to order a person who engages in discrimination in employment to pay compensatory and punitive damages and an assessment, directing the secretary of workforce development to appoint a committee to study wage disparities between men and women and between minority group members and nonminority group members, and making an appropriation.
By Representatives Sinicki, Plouff, Loeffelholz, Colon, Pocan, Morris, Boyle, Vruwink, Wasserman, Pope-Roberts, Miller, Zepnick, Krug, Young, Balow, Berceau, Black, Richards, Hebl, Van Akkeren, Steinbrink, Gronemus, Coggs, J. Lehman, Sherman, Turner, Shilling, Plale and Kreuser; cosponsored by Senators Hansen, Carpenter, Schultz, Robson, Risser, Decker, Moore, Chvala and Erpenbach.
To committee on Labor.
Assembly Bill 319
Relating to: increasing the expenditure period for certain tax incremental financing districts.
By Representatives Wieckert, Weber, Hines, Schooff, Ladwig, Balow, Jeskewitz, F. Lasee, Krawczyk, Bies, Ott and Shilling; cosponsored by Senators Cowles, Schultz, Roessler and Leibham.
To committee on Ways and Means.
Assembly Bill 320
Relating to: establishing a requirement that a petition for the recall of a city, village, town, or school district officer include a statement of the grounds that constitute cause for the recall.
By Representatives Ott, Ainsworth, Albers, Berceau, Bies, Boyle, Gottlieb, Hahn, Hines, Kestell, Ladwig, M. Lehman, Loeffelholz, Musser, Owens, Townsend and Weber; cosponsored by Senators A. Lasee, Harsdorf and Roessler.
To committee on Campaigns and Elections .
Assembly Bill 321
Relating to: the prohibition against underage persons entering or being on any premises operating under an alcohol beverage license.
By Representatives Shilling, Huebsch, Friske, Grothman, Hahn, Hines, Lassa, Musser, Pettis, Seratti, Van Roy and Ziegelbauer; cosponsored by Senators M. Meyer, Cowles, Schultz and Zien.
To committee on State Affairs.