Tuesday, December 11, 2007
Ninety-Eighth Regular Session
The Senate met.
The Senate was called to order by President Risser.
Senator Decker, with unanimous consent, asked that the prayer, pledge of allegiance, and roll call from the December 2007 Special Session be applied to the regular session.
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.
Absent - None.
Absent with leave - None.
Read first time and referred:
Senate Bill 353
Relating to: collective bargaining process for University of Wisconsin System faculty and academic staff and making appropriations.
To committee on Agriculture and Higher Education.
Senate Bill 354
Relating to: exempting from income taxation certain employer-paid fringe benefits for mass transit expenses.
To joint survey committee on Tax Exemptions.
State of Wisconsin
Office of the Governor
To the Honorable, the Senate:
The following bill(s), originating in the Senate, have been approved, signed and deposited in the office of the Secretary of State:
Bill Number Act Number Date Approved
Senate Bill 226 Act 39
Senator Decker, with unanimous consent, asked that the Senate recess.
The Senate reconvened.
President Risser in the chair.
Senator S. Fitzgerald, with unanimous consent, asked that Senator Roessler be granted a leave of absence for part of today's session.
The Senate stood informal.
By Patrick E. Fuller, chief clerk.
I am directed to inform you that the Assembly has adopted and asks concurrence in:
Assembly Joint Resolution
Assembly Joint Resolution 82
Relating to: the life and military service of Corporal Rachael L. Hugo.