Tuesday, January 27, 2004
1:20 P.M.
Ninety-Sixth Regular Session
Assembly Journal
The Assembly met in the Assembly Chamber located in the State Capitol.
Speaker Gard in the chair.
The prayer was offered by Representative LeMahieu.
Representative Turner led the membership in reciting the pledge of allegiance to the flag of the United States of America.
The roll was taken.
The result follows:
Present - Representatives Ainsworth, Albers, Balow, Berceau, Bies, Black, Boyle, Colon, Cullen, J. Fitzgerald, Foti, Freese, Friske, Gielow, Gottlieb, Gronemus, Grothman, Gunderson, Gundrum, Hahn, Hebl, Hines, Honadel, Huber, Hubler, Huebsch, Hundertmark, Jensen, Jeskewitz, Johnsrud, Kaufert, Kerkman, Kestell, Krawczyk, Kreibich, Kreuser, Krug, Krusick, Ladwig, F. Lasee, J. Lehman, M. Lehman, LeMahieu, Loeffelholz, Lothian, D. Meyer, Miller, Molepske, Montgomery, Morris, Musser, Nass, Nischke, Olsen, Ott, Owens, Petrowski, Pettis, Plouff, Pocan, Pope-Roberts, Powers, Rhoades, Richards, Schneider, Schooff, Seratti, Sherman, Shilling, Sinicki, Staskunas, Steinbrink, Stone, Suder, Taylor, Towns, Townsend, Travis, Turner, Underheim, Van Akkeren, Van Roy, Vrakas, Vruwink, Vukmir, Ward, Wasserman, Weber, Wieckert, A. Williams, M. Williams, J. Wood, W. Wood, Young, Zepnick, Ziegelbauer and Speaker Gard - 97.
Absent with leave - Representative McCormick - 1.
Vacancies - 17th Assembly District - 1.
Leaves of Absence
Representative Vrakas asked unanimous consent for a leave of absence for today's session for Representative McCormick. Granted.
Amendments Offered
Assembly substitute amendment 1 to Assembly Bill 575 offered by Representatives Wasserman and Ainsworth.
Assembly substitute amendment 1 to Assembly Bill 462 offered by Representatives Ladwig and Staskunas.
Administrative Rules
Relating to licenses, certifications, and registrations.
Report received from Agency, January 20, 2004.
To committee on Labor.
Referred on January 27, 2004.
Relating to hunting limits.
Report received from Agency, January 20, 2004.
To committee on Natural Resources .
Referred on January 27, 2004.
Introduction and Reference
of Proposals
Read first time and referred:
Assembly Joint Resolution 63
Relating to: declaring February African-American History and Cultural Heritage Month.
By Representatives Morris and Young; cosponsored by Senators Coggs and Moore.
To committee on Rules.
Assembly Joint Resolution 64
Relating to: celebrating March 1, 2004, as St. David's Day.
By Representatives Owens, Bies, Gronemus, Hahn, Hines, Krug, Ladwig, J. Lehman, McCormick, Taylor, Townsend and Vrakas; cosponsored by Senators Roessler, Hansen, Lazich, Welch and Wirch.
To committee on Rules.
Assembly Bill 761
Relating to: state procurement of contractual services.
A641 By Representatives Pocan, Berceau, Black, Boyle, Freese, J. Lehman, Miller, Plouff, Richards, Schneider, Sinicki, Staskunas, Taylor, Turner, Van Akkeren and Zepnick; cosponsored by Senators Robson, Carpenter, Chvala, Hansen, Lassa and Wirch.
To committee on Government Operations and Spending Limitations.
Assembly Bill 762
Relating to: exempting from the sales tax and the use tax certain products that are solar powered, biogas powered, or wind powered, and the energy that is produced from such products.
By Representatives F. Lasee, J. Wood, Weber, Gronemus, Plouff, Albers, Musser, Gunderson, Freese, Hines, Ainsworth, Krawczyk, Bies, Molepske, Vrakas and Miller; cosponsored by Senators Cowles, Lassa, Wirch, Zien and A. Lasee.
To committee on Energy and Utilities .
To joint survey committee on Tax Exemptions .
Assembly Bill 763
Relating to: payments to persons whose animals are destroyed because of a transmissible spongiform encephalopathy.
By Representatives Hubler, M. Lehman, Hahn, Miller, Freese, Plouff, Molepske and Gronemus; cosponsored by Senator A. Lasee .
To committee on Agriculture.