Thursday, January 19, 2006
11:00 A.M.
Ninety-Seventh Regular Session
Senate Journal
The Senate met.
The Senate was called to order by Senator Alan Lasee.
The roll was called and the following Senators answered to their names:
Senators Breske, Brown, Carpenter, Coggs, Cowles, Darling, Decker, Ellis, Erpenbach, S. Fitzgerald, Grothman, Hansen, Harsdorf, Jauch, Kanavas, Kapanke, Kedzie, A. Lasee, Lassa, Lazich, Leibham, Miller, Olsen, Plale, Reynolds, Risser, Robson, Roessler, Schultz, Stepp, Taylor, Wirch and Zien - 33.
Absent - None.
Absent with leave - None.
The Senate stood for a moment of silent meditation.
The Senate remained standing and Senator Kanavas led the Senate in the pledge of allegiance to the flag of the United States of America.
The Chief Clerk makes the following entries dated Tuesday, January 17, 2006.
By Patrick E. Fuller, chief clerk.
Mr. President:
I am directed to inform you that the Assembly has concurred in:
Senate Joint Resolution 56
The Chief Clerk makes the following entries dated Wednesday, January 18, 2006.
Read first time and referred:
Senate Bill 505
Relating to: construction of one- and 2-family dwellings by dwelling owners who are members of bona fide religious denominations.
By Senators Brown, Zien, Grothman and Reynolds; cosponsored by Representatives Musser, Townsend, Gronemus and Suder.
To committee on Housing and Financial Institutions.
Senate Bill 506
Relating to: prohibiting school districts from adopting certain textbooks.
By Senators Reynolds and Lazich; cosponsored by Representatives Ott, Hines, Gundrum, Vos, Kleefisch and Petrowski.
To committee on Education.
Senate Bill 507
Relating to: event data recorders and providing a penalty.
By Senators Reynolds, Grothman and Roessler; cosponsored by Representatives Friske, Albers, Gunderson, Hahn, Krawczyk, Musser, Nass, Petrowski, Schneider, Turner, Wood and Ziegelbauer.
To committee on Natural Resources and Transportation.
Senate Bill 508
Relating to: authorizing specific information signs on certain portions of USH 151.
By Senators Roessler, Cowles and Grothman; cosponsored by Representatives Townsend, Albers, Berceau, Bies, Hines and Ott.
To committee on Natural Resources and Transportation.
Senate Bill 509
Relating to: a single registration plate for motor vehicles registered with the Department of Transportation and transfers from the transportation fund to the general fund.
By Senators Hansen and Brown; cosponsored by Representatives Montgomery, Nelson, Berceau, Colon, Seidel, Towns and Zepnick.
To committee on Natural Resources and Transportation.
The committee on Health, Children, Families, Aging and Long Term Care reports and recommends:
Assembly Bill 802
Relating to: supplemental Medical Assistance payments to county and municipal nursing homes and making an appropriation.
Ayes, 5 - Senators Roessler, Darling, Brown, Erpenbach and Carpenter.
Noes, 0 - None.
Carol Roessler
The committee on Senate Organization reports and recommends:
Senate Bill 453
Relating to: creating an individual income tax checkoff for donations to the fire fighters memorial.
S538 Rereferred to joint committee on Finance, pursuant to Senate Rule 41 (1)(e), by committee on Senate Organization.
Ayes, 5 - Senators Schultz, Lasee, Kedzie, Robson and Hansen.
Noes, 0 - None.
Withdrawn from joint committee on Finance and placed on the calendar of 1-19-2006 by committee on Senate Organization, pursuant to Senate Rule 41 (1)(e).
Ayes, 5 - Senators Schultz, Lasee, Kedzie, Robson and Hansen.