Wednesday, May 3, 2006
10:00 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 Cowles led the Senate in the pledge of allegiance to the flag of the United States of America.
INTRODUCTION, First Reading and
reference of Proposals
Read and referred:
Senate Joint Resolution 83
Relating to: calling for changes to the state's public school funding formula to be enacted by July 1, 2007.
By Senators Breske, Carpenter, Taylor, Miller, Decker, Wirch and Robson; cosponsored by Representatives Pope-Roberts, Sherman, Lehman, Toles, Berceau, Black, Fields, Grigsby, Hebl, Kessler, Kreuser, Molepske, Nelson, Pocan, Parisi, Richards, Seidel, Sheridan, Shilling, Sinicki, Van Akkeren, Vruwink, Wasserman, Turner and Zepnick.
To committee on Education.
Senate Joint Resolution 84
Relating to: the life and public service of Robert A. Anderson.
By Senators Plale and Carpenter; cosponsored by Representatives Sinicki and Zepnick.
To committee on Senate Organization.
Senate Joint Resolution 85
Relating to: commending Senator Fred Risser upon becoming the longest-serving state legislator in the United States of America.
By Senators Schultz and Robson.
To committee on Senate Organization.
Senate Joint Resolution 86
Relating to: the December 2006 floorperiod of the 2005-2006 legislative session schedule.
By Senators Schultz and A. Lasee.
To committee on Senate Organization.
Read first time and referred:
Senate Bill 722
Relating to: municipal quotas for intoxicating liquor retail licenses.
By Senator Grothman .
To committee on Veterans, Homeland Security, Military Affairs, Small Business and Government Reform.
Senate Bill 723
Relating to: the motor vehicle fuel tax imposed on gasoline that contains at least 85 percent ethanol, prohibiting charging an excessive price for gasoline that contains at least 85 percent ethanol, prohibiting discrimination against a retailer of gasoline that contains at least 85 percent ethanol, granting rule-making authority, and providing a penalty.
By Senators Miller, Erpenbach, Hansen, Robson, Taylor and Wirch; cosponsored by Representatives Freese, Gronemus, Hahn, Hebl, Hines, Owens, Sheridan and Berceau.
To committee on Agriculture and Insurance.
report of committees
The select committee on Taxpayer Protection Amendment reports and recommends:
Senate Joint Resolution 63
Relating to: creating a revenue limit for the state and local governmental units, depositing excess revenue into an emergency reserve, returning excess revenue to taxpayers, elector approval for exceeding the revenue limit, state and local governmental approval for reducing the revenue limit, allowing local governmental units to raise revenue to compensate for reductions in state aid, requiring the state to reduce its revenue limit in conjunction with reduction in state aid, reimbursing the reasonable costs of imposing state mandates, standing to bring a suit to enforce the revenue limits, and requiring the approval of only one legislature to amend the revenue limit provisions (first consideration).
Ayes, 4 - Senators Grothman, Lazich, A. Lasee and S. Fitzgerald.
Noes, 2 - Senators Risser and Jauch.
Glenn Grothman
S819 petitions and communications
State of Wisconsin
May 3, 2006
The Honorable, The Senate:
Pursuant to Senate Rule 46(2)(c), I am writing to direct that Assembly Bill 1163 be withdrawn from the committee on Housing and Financial Institutions and rereferred to the committee on Senate Organization. I have obtained the consent of the appropriate chairperson.