Tuesday, January 24, 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 Representative LeMahieu.
Staff Sergeant Andre Markham, from Elkhorn, member of Unit 209 Military Police Detachment, 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, Newcomer, 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, Vruwink, Vukmir, Ward, Wasserman, Wieckert, A. Williams, M. Williams, Wood, Young, Zepnick, Ziegelbauer and Speaker Gard - 98.
Absent with leave - Representative Sinicki - 1.
Vacancies - None.
Representative Turner asked unanimous consent for a leave of absence for today's session for Representative Sinicki. Granted.
Representative Gundrum asked unanimous consent for a leave of absence for part of today's session for Representatives Gunderson, Kaufert and Wood. Granted.
Representative Turner asked unanimous consent for a leave of absence for part of today's session for Representatives Steinbrink and Wasserman. Granted.
Assembly amendment 2 to Assembly Bill 297 offered by Representatives Jensen and Shilling.
Assembly amendment 3 to Assembly Bill 341 offered by Representative Strachota.
Assembly amendment 1 to Assembly amendment 1 to Assembly Bill 341 offered by Representative Strachota.
Assembly substitute amendment 1 to Assembly Bill 447 offered by Representative Honadel.
Assembly amendment 1 to Assembly Bill 757 offered by committee on Natural Resources.
Assembly substitute amendment 2 to Assembly Bill 801 offered by committee on Ways and Means.
Assembly amendment 1 to Assembly Bill 884 offered by Representative Albers.
Assembly amendment 2 to Assembly Bill 884 offered by Representative Albers.
Assembly amendment 1 to Assembly Bill 888 offered by Representatives Freese, Wood, Kessler and Seidel.
Assembly amendment 1 to Assembly Bill 909 offered by Representative Towns.
Assembly substitute amendment 1 to Assembly Bill 912 offered by Representative J. Fitzgerald.
Assembly amendment 1 to Assembly substitute amendment 1 to Assembly Bill 912 offered by committee on State Affairs.
Assembly amendment 2 to Assembly substitute amendment 1 to Assembly Bill 912 offered by committee on State Affairs.
Assembly amendment 1 to Senate Bill 412
offered by Representative Nass.
Read first time and referred:
Assembly Joint Resolution 73
Relating to: celebrating March 1, 2006, as St. David's Day.
Representatives Owens, Ballweg, Gronemus, Hines, Jeskewitz, Kerkman, Krawczyk, Lehman, Petrowski and Townsend; cosponsored by Senators Roessler, Coggs, Grothman and Wirch.
To committee on Rules.
Assembly Bill 927
Relating to: ineligibility of convicted felons for licensure as lobbyists.
Representatives Krawczyk, McCormick, Van Roy, Ott, Vos, Ainsworth, Owens, Molepske and Kreibich; cosponsored by Senators A. Lasee and Roessler.
To committee on State Affairs.
Assembly Bill 928
Relating to: references to certificates granted by the Marriage and Family Therapy, Professional Counseling, and Social Work Examining Board and eligibility requirements for training certificates for marriage and family therapists and professional counselors.
Representatives Montgomery, Lamb, Wasserman, Hahn, Turner, Musser, Krawczyk, Albers, Ott, Owens, Van Roy and Lehman; cosponsored by Senators Harsdorf and Cowles.
To committee on Family Law.
Assembly Bill 929
Relating to: construction of one- and 2-family dwellings by dwelling owners who are members of bona fide religious denominations.
Representatives Musser, Townsend, Gronemus and Suder; cosponsored by Senators Brown, Zien, Grothman and Reynolds.
To committee on Housing.
Assembly Bill 930
Relating to: authorization cards for collective bargaining representation.
Representatives Sheridan, Sinicki, Kessler, Turner, Zepnick, Berceau, Pope-Roberts, Van Akkeren, Black, Pocan, Seidel, Boyle, Fields and Lehman; cosponsored by Senators Hansen, Decker, Erpenbach, Carpenter and Miller.
To committee on Labor.
Assembly Bill 931