Tuesday, January 17, 2006
Ninety-Seventh Regular Session
The Assembly met in the Assembly Chamber located in the State Capitol.
Speaker Gard in the chair.
Representative J. Fitzgerald asked unanimous consent for a quorum call. Granted.
A quorum was present.
The prayer was offered by Pastor James Bickel from Ascension Lutheran Church in Waukesha.
Representative Underheim 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, Fields, 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, 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, Vruwink, Vukmir, Ward, Wasserman, Wieckert, A. Williams, M. Williams, Wood, Young, Zepnick, Ziegelbauer and Speaker Gard - 98.
Absent with leave - None.
Vacancies - 33rd Assembly District - 1.
Representative Gundrum asked unanimous consent for a leave of absence for part of today's session for Representatives Loeffelholz and Rhoades. Granted.
Representative Turner asked unanimous consent for a leave of absence for part of today's session for Representatives Nelson, Sheridan, Shilling and Sinicki. Granted.
Assembly substitute amendment 1 to Assembly Bill 801 offered by Representative Towns.
Assembly substitute amendment 1 to Assembly Bill 830 offered by Representative Wieckert.
Assembly amendment 1 to Assembly Bill 842 offered by Representative Moulton.
Assembly amendment 2 to Assembly Bill 842 offered by Representative Hebl.
Assembly amendment 1 to Assembly Bill 843 offered by Representative Gundrum.
Assembly substitute amendment 1 to Assembly Joint Resolution 52 offered by Representatives Friske and Gundrum.
Assembly substitute amendment 1 to Senate Joint Resolution 33 offered by Representatives Friske and Gundrum.
Read first time and referred:
Assembly Bill 914
Relating to: finance charges for payday loans.
To committee on Financial Institutions
Assembly Bill 915
Relating to: the sale of printing devices with starter toner cartridges.
To committee on Small Business.
Relating to: eligibility for tuition fee remission for family members of certain veterans.
To committee on Veterans Affairs
Assembly Bill 917
Relating to: disclosing drafts of drafting requests that did not result in legislation.
To committee on Judiciary.
Assembly Bill 918
Relating to: registration fees for certain automobiles.
To committee on Transportation.
Assembly Bill 919
Relating to: ballast water management, providing a penalty, and making an appropriation.
To committee on Natural Resources
Assembly Bill 920
Relating to: identification of individuals who examine statements of economic interest filed with the Ethics Board.
To committee on Campaigns and Elections
Assembly Bill 921
Relating to: approval of state building projects and contracts and use of bidding procedures on such contracts and the allocation of village assets and liabilities upon dissolution.