Wednesday, March 10, 2004
2:20 P.M.
Ninety-Sixth Regular Session
Senate Journal
The Senate met.
The Senate was called to order by Senator Alan Lasee.
The roll was called and the following Senators answered to their names:
Senators Breske, Brown, Carpenter, Chvala, Coggs, Cowles, Darling, Decker, Ellis, Erpenbach, S. Fitzgerald, Hansen, Harsdorf, Jauch, Kanavas, Kedzie, A. Lasee, Lassa, Lazich, Leibham, M. Meyer, Moore, Panzer, Plale, Reynolds, Risser, Robson, Roessler, Schultz, Stepp, 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 Cowles led the Senate in the pledge of allegiance to the flag of the United States of America.
INTRODUCTION, First Reading and
reference of Proposals
Read and referred:
Senate Resolution 33
Relating to: strongly urging the state not to appropriate any state funds for implementing the No Child Left Behind Act which would not otherwise have been expended for public education under existing state education laws.
By Senators Lassa, Erpenbach, Robson, Moore and Coggs.
To committee on Education, Ethics and Elections.
Senate Bill 541
Relating to: wild turkey hunting licenses issued to resident senior citizens.
By Senator Hansen .
To committee on Environment and Natural Resources.
Senate Bill 542
Relating to: the Volunteer Health Care Provider Program; independent charter schools; the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program; the Student Achievement Guarantee in Education Program; intradistrict transfer aid; granting rule-making authority; and making an appropriation.
By Senators Moore, Robson, Jauch, Carpenter, Coggs, M. Meyer and Erpenbach; cosponsored by Representatives Sinicki, Richards, Cullen, Taylor, J. Lehman, Turner, Young and Zepnick, by request of Governor James E. Doyle.
To committee on Education, Ethics and Elections.
Senate Bill 543
Relating to: establishing a Fiscal and Economic Research Center at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.
By Senators Plale, Kanavas and Robson; cosponsored by Representative Towns .
To committee on Higher Education and Tourism.
Senate Bill 544
Relating to: school district human growth and development programs; requiring a hospital to provide to an alleged victim of sexual assault, with consent, information and emergency contraception; requiring the availability, in a hospital, of a practitioner to prescribe contraceptive articles; requiring the availability, in a pharmacy, of a pharmacist to dispense contraceptive articles; and providing a penalty.
By Senators Moore, Risser, Wirch, Carpenter, Plale and Robson; cosponsored by Representatives Berceau, Pocan, Richards, Pope-Roberts, Shilling, Sinicki, Taylor, Vruwink, Hebl, Wasserman, Black, Turner, Miller and Boyle.
To committee on Health, Children, Families, Aging and Long Term Care.
Senate Bill 545
Relating to: legislative and congressional redistricting.
By Senators Hansen and Harsdorf; cosponsored by Representatives Miller, Berceau and Pocan.
To committee on Senate Organization.
Senate Bill 546
Relating to: veterans personal loans and granting rule-making authority
By Senators Breske, Roessler, Wirch, Decker and Hansen; cosponsored by Representatives Petrowski, Musser, Schneider, Turner, Boyle, Krawczyk, Hines, M. Lehman, Suder and McCormick.
To committee on Homeland Security, Veterans and Military Affairs and Government Reform.
Senate Bill 547
Relating to: the issuance of municipal special fund obligations to pay unfunded prior service liability contributions under a public employee retirement system or to pay postemployment benefits.
By Senator Darling ; cosponsored by Representative Stone .
To committee on Labor, Small Business Development and Consumer Affairs.
S700 Senate Bill 548
Relating to: preparing the executive budget bill or bills according to generally accepted accounting principles; prohibiting the executive budget bill or bills from increasing the state's budget deficit; and requiring legislation to reduce the state's budget deficit.
By Senator Lassa ; cosponsored by Representatives Nass, Molepske and Gottlieb.
To joint committee on Finance.
Senate Bill 549
Relating to: the labeling of dairy products containing certain imported substances.
By Senators Lassa, Decker, Zien, Robson and Hansen; cosponsored by Representatives Molepske, Gronemus, J. Wood, Hahn and Pocan.
To committee on Agriculture, Financial Institutions and Insurance.
report of committees
The committee on Environment and Natural Resources reports and recommends: