Thursday, February 23, 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 Leibham 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, February 21, 2006.
By Patrick E. Fuller, chief clerk.
Mr. President:
I am directed to inform you that the Assembly has concurred in:
Senate Joint Resolution 58
Senate Joint Resolution 62
Senate Joint Resolution 65
Senate Joint Resolution 66
Senate Joint Resolution 67
The Chief Clerk makes the following entries dated Wednesday, February 22, 2006.
Read and referred:
Senate Joint Resolution 68
Relating to: the life and service of Captain Stephen Hahn.
By Senators Brown and Zien; cosponsored by Representatives Kreibich and Moulton.
To committee on Senate Organization.
Read first time and referred:
Senate Bill 619
Relating to: mergers, conversions, and other business combinations; merger and conversion reports for real estate transfer fee purposes; the authority of the boards of directors of business corporations and corporate committees; corporate shareholder notices and meetings; the transfer of corporate property to certain affiliates; naming limited partnerships; and providing penalties.
By Senators Kanavas, Grothman and Leibham; cosponsored by Representatives Lamb, McCormick, Hahn, Hundertmark, Albers, Townsend and Strachota.
To committee on Job Creation, Economic Development and Consumer Affairs.
Senate Bill 620
Relating to: creating an income and franchise tax credit for motor vehicles that use gasoline and ethanol mixtures as fuel and for fuel efficient hybrid motor vehicles.
By Senators Harsdorf, A. Lasee, Hansen, S. Fitzgerald and Risser; cosponsored by Representatives Sheridan, Davis, Gronemus, Wood, Jensen, Hebl, Kessler, Musser, Seidel, Staskunas and Berceau.
To committee on Energy, Utilities and Information Technology.
Senate Bill 621
Relating to: solicitations for the renewal of a subscription to a periodical.
By Senators Miller, Roessler, Risser, Breske and Lassa; cosponsored by Representatives Jeskewitz, Berceau, Sheridan, Musser, Seidel, Lehman, Townsend, Parisi, Ott and Albers.
To committee on Job Creation, Economic Development and Consumer Affairs.
Senate Bill 622
Relating to: creating a window replacement loan program and fund, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation.
By Senators Coggs, Plale, Carpenter, Erpenbach, Taylor, Roessler, Hansen and Miller; cosponsored by Representatives Wieckert, F. Lasee, Turner, Young, Grigsby, Fields, Ott, Molepske, Owens, Sheridan, Kreibich, Vos, Toles, Lehman and Sinicki.
To committee on Housing and Financial Institutions.
Senate Bill 623
Relating to: damages to rental vehicles, and granting rule-making authority.
By Senators Darling and A. Lasee; cosponsored by Representatives Stone, Hahn, Krawczyk, Albers, Petrowski, Townsend, Montgomery and McCormick.
To committee on Job Creation, Economic Development and Consumer Affairs.
Senate Bill 624
Relating to: federalizing the individual income tax capital loss limit for taxpayers age 65 or older.
By Senators Hansen and Risser; cosponsored by Representatives Nelson, Sheridan, Sinicki, Jeskewitz, Seidel, Berceau, Albers and F. Lasee.
To committee on Job Creation, Economic Development and Consumer Affairs.
S618 Senate Bill 625
Relating to: miscellaneous remedial modifications to the Wisconsin Probate Code.