Thursday, June 16, 2005
10:05 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 Pastor Paul Brinkman of Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Seymour.
Lieutenant Patrick Larkin of the United States Navy from Lake Geneva 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, 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, Pocan, Pope-Roberts, Pridemore, Rhoades, Richards, Schneider, Seidel, Sheridan, Sherman, Shilling, Sinicki, 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 - 97.
Absent with leave - Representatives Berceau and Gielow - 2.
Vacancies - None.
Leaves of Absence
Representative Vrakas asked unanimous consent for a leave of absence for today's session for Representative Gielow. Granted.
Representative Turner asked unanimous consent for a leave of absence for today's session for Representative Berceau. Granted.
Amendments Offered
Assembly amendment 1 to Assembly amendment 1 to Assembly Bill 270 offered by committee on Health.
Assembly amendment 1 to Assembly Bill 388 offered by Representative Wieckert.
Assembly substitute amendment 1 to Assembly Bill 498 offered by committee on Housing.
Assembly amendment 19 to Assembly Resolution 6 offered by Representative Schneider.
Administrative Rules
Relating to the manufacture and distribution of fertilizer and soil or plant additives.
Report received from Agency, June 13, 2005.
To committee on Agriculture.
Referred on June 16, 2005 .
Relating to increasing Wisconsin's minimum wages.
Report received from Agency, June 14, 2005.
To committee on Small Business.
Referred on June 15, 2005 .
Introduction and Reference
of Proposals
Read first time and referred:
Assembly Resolution 17
Relating to: honoring Wisconsin's brave men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice to their country in the name of freedom and liberty, and supporting their families, friends, and communities in honorable remembrance of their lives and service.
By Representatives Molepske and Friske.
To committee on Rules.
A292 Assembly Bill 499
Relating to: human cloning and parthenogenesis and providing penalties.
By Representatives Kestell, Kleefisch, LeMahieu, Suder, Towns, Moulton, Krawczyk, Strachota, Gielow, Nass, Ott, Van Roy, Kreibich, Pettis, Gundrum, Townsend, Owens, Gunderson, J. Fitzgerald and Hahn; cosponsored by Senators Leibham, S. Fitzgerald, Lazich, A. Lasee, Reynolds, Kanavas, Kedzie, Roessler and Grothman.
To committee on Children and Families .
Assembly Bill 500
Relating to: determinations concerning the navigability of bodies of water; determinations as to whether bodies of waters are lakes or streams; procedures, requirements, and exemptions that apply to permits and contracts for activities that affect navigable waters; maintenance of bridges over navigable streams; liability for changing the courses of streams; rights of the public and riparian owners in navigable waters; mediation in making determinations in issuing individual permits and entering contracts for certain activities that affect navigable waters; elimination of obsolete provisions of ch. 30; recodification of chapter 30; the duties and powers of the department of natural resources relating to the regulation of boating; certificate of number and registration requirements for boats; equipment requirements for boats; requirements regarding boat operation; regulation of water skiing and similar activities; marking of water areas; local regulation of boating and seaplanes; placement and use of moorings; local water safety patrols; local regulations on icebound waters; boating fees charged by counties; requiring the exercise of rule-making authority; and providing a penalty.
By Joint Legislative Council.
To committee on Natural Resources .
Assembly Bill 501
Relating to: correction of information on a marriage certificate.
By Representatives Gard and Montgomery; cosponsored by Senators Cowles and Hansen.
To committee on Children and Families .
Committee Reports