Thursday, January 27, 2005
9:11 A.M.
Ninety-Seventh Regular Session
Assembly Journal
The Assembly met in the Assembly Chamber located in the State Capitol.
Speaker Gard in the chair.
Representative Vrakas asked unanimous consent for a quorum call. Granted.

A quorum was present.
The prayer was offered by Representative LeMahieu.
Representative Toles 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, Ballweg, Benedict, Bies, Black, Boyle, Colon, Cullen, Davis, Fields, J. Fitzgerald, Freese, Friske, Gielow, Gottlieb, Grigsby, Gunderson, Gundrum, Hahn, Hebl, Hines, Honadel, Hubler, Huebsch, Hundertmark, Jensen, Jeskewitz, Kaufert, Kerkman, Kessler, Kestell, Kleefisch, Krawczyk, Kreibich, Kreuser, Krusick, Lamb, F. Lasee, Lehman, LeMahieu, Loeffelholz, Lothian, McCormick, Meyer, Molepske, Montgomery, Moulton, Mursau, Musser, Nass, Nelson, Nerison, Nischke, Ott, Owens, Parisi, Petrowski, Pettis, Pocan, Pope-Roberts, Pridemore, Rhoades, Richards, Schneider, Seidel, Sheridan, Sherman, Shilling, Staskunas, Steinbrink, Stone, Strachota, Suder, Toles, Towns, Townsend, Travis, Turner, Underheim, Van Akkeren, Van Roy, Vos, Vrakas, Vruwink, Vukmir, Ward, Wasserman, Wieckert, A. Williams, M. Williams, Wood, Young, Zepnick, Ziegelbauer and Speaker Gard - 96.
Absent with leave - Representatives Berceau, Gronemus and Sinicki - 3.
Vacancies - None.
Leaves of Absence
Representative Turner asked unanimous consent for a leave of absence for today's session for Representatives Berceau, Gronemus and Sinicki. Granted.
Amendments Offered
Assembly substitute amendment 1 to Assembly Bill 58 offered by Representative Honadel.
Administrative Rules
Relating to the volume cap allocation council.
Report received from Agency, January 18, 2005.
To committee on Economic Development .
Referred on January 27, 2005.
Relating to motorcycle licensing and courses.
Report received from Agency, January 20, 2005.
To committee on Transportation.
Referred on January 27, 2005.
Introduction and Reference
of Proposals
Read first time and referred:
Assembly Resolution 5
Relating to: Black History Month and honoring Company F of the 29th USCT.
By Representatives Gard and Toles.
To committee on Rules.
Assembly Joint Resolution 9
Relating to: recognizing February 6 as Ronald Reagan Day in the state of Wisconsin.
By Representative Gard ; cosponsored by Senator Kanavas .
To committee on Rules.
Assembly Bill 42
Relating to: adopting federal law as it relates to tax benefits for contributions to Indian Ocean tsunami victims for state income and franchise tax purposes.
A47 By Representatives Townsend, Nerison, Gunderson, Kerkman, Grigsby, Loeffelholz, Gronemus, Seidel, F. Lasee, Ziegelbauer, Jeskewitz, Ott, Ainsworth, Strachota, Albers, McCormick, Hines, Hahn, Wieckert, Mursau, Lamb, Kleefisch, Vos, Pridemore, Jensen and Van Roy; cosponsored by Senators Lazich, Lassa, Roessler and A. Lasee.
To joint survey committee on Tax Exemptions .
Assembly Bill 43
Relating to: operator's license requirements for certain drivers and for certain drivers' tests and making an appropriation.
By Representatives Wasserman, Hines, Ainsworth, Berceau, F. Lasee, Molepske, Townsend and Van Roy.
To committee on Transportation.
Assembly Bill 44
Relating to: creating a homeowner's property tax credit, eliminating the school levy property tax credit and the lottery and gaming property tax credit, adding payments to related entities to federal taxable income for state income tax and franchise tax purposes, increasing the amount of the school property income tax credit, imposing the sales tax on the lease of luxury boxes at sports facilities, claiming the property tax exemption for computers, and making an appropriation.
By Representatives Black, Boyle, Turner, Berceau, Zepnick, Pocan, Pope-Roberts, Cullen, Parisi and Lehman; cosponsored by Senators Wirch, Carpenter, Coggs and Miller.
To joint survey committee on Tax Exemptions .
Assembly Bill 45