Tuesday, February 15, 2005
11:05 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.
The prayer was offered by Chaplain Tom Dudenhoefer of VFW Post 6003 in Oxford.
Representative Hines 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, Berceau, Bies, Black, Boyle, Colon, Cullen, Davis, J. Fitzgerald, Freese, Friske, Gielow, Gottlieb, Grigsby, Gronemus, 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, 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 Fields, Pocan and Sinicki - 3.
Vacancies - None.
Leaves of Absence
Representative Turner asked unanimous consent for a leave of absence for today's session for Representatives Fields, Pocan and Sinicki. Granted.
Amendments Offered
Assembly amendment 1 to Assembly Bill 7 offered by Representative Albers.
Assembly amendment 1 to Assembly Bill 99 offered by Representative Friske.
Assembly substitute amendment 1 to Senate Joint Resolution 2 offered by Representatives Kessler, Grigsby, A. Williams, Toles, Schneider, Colon and Boyle.
Assembly amendment 1 to Senate Joint Resolution 2 offered by Representative Kessler.
Administrative Rules
Relating to technology commercialization programs and affecting small businesses.
Report received from Agency, February 3, 2005.
To committee on Economic Development .
Referred on February 14, 2005.
Introduction and Reference
of Proposals
Read first time and referred:
Assembly Joint Resolution 14
Relating to: the military service of Pvt. 1st Class James Anagnostopoulos.
By Representative Hines .
To committee on Rules.
Assembly Bill 101
Relating to: product liability of manufacturers, distributors, and sellers.
By Representatives Huebsch, Nischke, Gundrum, Van Roy, Kestell, Hahn, Nerison, Gielow, Vos, Nass, Kreibich, Vrakas, Pettis, Ott, Petrowski, Gunderson, Hines, McCormick, F. Lasee and Musser; cosponsored by Senators Kanavas, Grothman, Stepp, Kapanke, Roessler and Reynolds.
To committee on Judiciary.
Assembly Bill 102
A70 Relating to: decreasing an appropriation of general purpose revenues for the Badger Care health care program; increasing an appropriation of general purpose revenues for prescription drug assistance; increasing an appropriation of general purpose revenues for Medical Assistance; transferring moneys from the general fund to the Medical Assistance trust fund; required general fund statutory balance; and making an appropriation.
By Representative Kaufert ; cosponsored by Senator S. Fitzgerald.
To joint committee on Finance.
Enrolled Bills
The following Assembly proposals, which have been approved by both the Assembly and Senate, have been enrolled by the Legislative Reference Bureau:
Assembly Bill 3
Patrick E. Fuller
Assembly Chief Clerk
February 15, 2005
Assembly Chief Clerk
Patrick Fuller
17 West Main Street, Room 208
Madison, WI 53708
Dear Chief Clerk Fuller:
Please add my name as a cosponsor to Assembly Bill 22, relating to carrying forward a school district's unused revenue limit authority to the succeeding school year. Thank you.