Tuesday, January 31, 2006
Ninety-Seventh Regular Session
The Assembly met in the Assembly Chamber located in the State Capitol.
Representative J. Fitzgerald in the chair.
Representative Huebsch asked unanimous consent for a quorum call. Granted.
A quorum was present.
The prayer was offered by Representative Hahn.
Representative Gard 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, 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 - Representative Parisi - 1.
Vacancies - None.
Representative Turner asked unanimous consent for a leave of absence for today's session for Representative Parisi. Granted.
Representative Gundrum asked unanimous consent for a leave of absence for part of today's session for Representatives Ballweg, Hundertmark, Kaufert and Nerison. Granted.
Representative Turner asked unanimous consent for a leave of absence for part of today's session for Representatives Sinicki, Wasserman and Zepnick. Granted.
Assembly amendment 1 to Assembly Bill 687 offered by committee on State Affairs.
Assembly substitute amendment 1 to Assembly Bill 944 offered by Representative Musser.
Assembly amendment 1 to Assembly Bill 957 offered by Representative Petrowski.
Assembly amendment 2 to Assembly Bill 957 offered by Representative Petrowski.
Read first time and referred:
Assembly Joint Resolution 75
Relating to: the life and public service of Thomas J. Parker.
To committee on Rules.
Assembly Bill 958
Relating to: civil liability exemption for assistance provided as the result of an emergency.
To committee on Housing.
Assembly Bill 959
Relating to: health insurance coverage for children, extending the time limit for emergency rule procedures, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, requiring the exercise of rule-making authority, and making appropriations.
To committee on Insurance.
Assembly Bill 960
Relating to: recovery of noneconomic damages in medical malpractice cases.
To committee on Insurance.
Assembly Bill 961
Relating to: the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program; state aid to the Milwaukee Public Schools for Milwaukee Parental Choice Program pupils; the Student Achievement Guarantee in Education Program; and independent charter schools.
To committee on Education Reform
Assembly Bill 962
Relating to: waiver of certain divestment requirements under Medical Assistance.
To committee on Medicaid Reform.
Assembly Bill 963
Relating to: instruction permits and probationary licenses issued by the Department of Transportation.
To committee on Transportation.