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Tuesday, October 23, 2007
10:00 A.M.
Ninety-Eighth Regular Session
STATE OF WISCONSIN
Senate Journal
The Senate met.
President Risser in the chair.
President Risser, with unanimous consent, asked that the Senate recess until 2:00 P.M.
10:01 A.M.
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Recess
2:00 P.M.
The Senate reconvened.
President Risser in the chair.
President Risser, with unanimous consent, asked that the Senate recess until 5:00 P.M.
2:01 P.M.
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Recess
5:00 P.M.
The Senate reconvened.
President Risser in the chair.
President Risser, with unanimous consent, asked that the Senate recess until 7:00 P.M.
5:01 P.M.
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Recess
7:00 P.M.
The Senate reconvened.
President Risser in the chair.
The Chair noted the possible lack of a quorum.
The roll was called and a quorum was present.
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Call of Roll
The roll was called and the following Senators answered to their names:
Senators Breske, Carpenter, Coggs, Cowles, Darling, Decker, Ellis, Erpenbach, S. Fitzgerald, Grothman, Hansen, Harsdorf, Jauch, Kanavas, Kapanke, Kedzie, Kreitlow, A. Lasee, Lassa, Lazich, Lehman, Leibham, Miller, Olsen, Plale, Risser, Robson, Roessler, Schultz, Sullivan, Taylor, Vinehout and Wirch - 33.
The Senate stood for a moment of silent meditation.
The Senate remained standing and Senator Harsdorf led the Senate in the pledge of allegiance to the flag of the United States of America.
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Messages from the Assembly
By Patrick E. Fuller, chief clerk.
Mr. President:
I am directed to inform you that the Assembly has adopted and asks concurrence in:
Committee of Conference report on Senate Bill 40 (Conference Substitute Amendment 1).
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Senator Robson, with unanimous consent, asked that the Committee of Conference report on Senate Bill 40 be taken up at this time.
Senate Bill 40
Relating to: state finances and appropriations, constituting the executive budget act of the 2007 legislature.
The question was: Shall the Committee of Conference report on Senate Bill 40 be concurred in?
The ayes and noes were required and the vote was: ayes, 18; noes, 15; absent or not voting, 0; as follows:
Ayes - Senators Breske, Carpenter, Coggs, Decker, Erpenbach, Hansen, Jauch, Kreitlow, Lassa, Lehman, Miller, Plale, Risser, Robson, Sullivan, Taylor, Vinehout and Wirch - 18.
Noes - Senators Cowles, Darling, Ellis, S. Fitzgerald, Grothman, Harsdorf, Kanavas, Kapanke, Kedzie, A. Lasee, Lazich, Leibham, Olsen, Roessler and Schultz - 15.
Absent or not voting - None.
Concurred in.
Senator Robson, with unanimous consent, asked that all action be immediately messaged to the Assembly.
Action Messaged.

Announcements, Adjournment Honors, and Remarks Under Special Privilege
Senator Wirch, with unanimous consent, asked that when the Senate adjourn, it do so in honor of Don Robers who has volunteered 417 hours for literacy training.
Senator Taylor, with unanimous consent, asked that when the Senate adjourn, it do so in honor of the children of Wisconsin.
S366 Senator Risser, with unanimous consent, asked that when the Senate adjourn, it do so in honor of Dr. Daniel Eimermann who died Saturday, September 15, 2007 during the swim portion of the Devil's Challenge triathlon at Devil's Lake State Park. Dan was a model of health and fitness and his death was a shock to all who knew him. Dan was a respected and caring physician, a devoted father of his two daughters Sara and Anne, and dedicated husband of Molly Kelley. He was a greatly loved and respected man who will be missed by all.
Senator Lassa, with unanimous consent, asked that when the Senate adjourn, it do so in honor of Lester Searle who recently passed away. He was a good neighbor who will be missed by his friends and family.
Senator Darling, with unanimous consent, asked that when the Senate adjourn, it do so in honor of Charlie Hargan for being named the Germantown Area Chamber of Commerce 2007 Citizen of the Year.
Senator Kedzie, with unanimous consent, asked that when the Senate adjourn, it do so in honor of his grandmother Peggy Bemowski who turns 96 next week.
Senator Kanavas, with unanimous consent, asked that when the Senate adjourn, it do so in honor of Senator Kedzie's and Senator Fitzgerald's sons who are playing in the football playoffs.
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