Tuesday, January 29, 2008
2:15 P.M.
Ninety-Eighth Regular Session
Senate Journal
The Senate met.
The Senate was called to order by Assistant Chief Clerk Renk, pursuant to Senate Rule 5 (3) and (4)(b).
The Chair, with unanimous consent, asked that the proper entries be made in the journal.
Introduction, First Reading, and
Reference of Proposals; Reference of Appointments
Read and referred:
Senate Joint Resolution 85
Relating to: the life and military service of Second Lieutenant Tracy Lynn Alger.
By Senator Kreitlow ; cosponsored by Representative Wood .
To committee on Senate Organization.
Senate Joint Resolution 86
Relating to: the life and service of Corporal Jason F. Lemke of the United States Army, who lost his life during Operation Iraqi Freedom.
By Senator Sullivan ; cosponsored by Representatives Staskunas and Cullen.
To committee on Senate Organization.
Senate Joint Resolution 87
Relating to: the life and public service of John R. Moses.
By Senators Sullivan, Olsen, Risser, Harsdorf, Lehman, Hansen, Cowles and Roessler; cosponsored by Representatives Musser, Jeskewitz, Sheridan, Townsend, Ballweg, Kerkman, Bies, Cullen, Gronemus, Schneider, M. Williams, Turner, Hahn, Hebl, Travis, A. Ott, Hintz, Kleefisch, Boyle and Soletski.
To committee on Senate Organization.
Read first time and referred:
Senate Bill 421
Relating to: sales and use tax exemption for energy-efficient products purchased in conjunction with Earth Day.
By Senators Miller, Lassa, Sullivan, Kanavas, Risser, Harsdorf, Breske, Kapanke, Lehman, Darling, Carpenter, Olsen, Hansen, Kedzie, Plale, Wirch, Roessler, Coggs, Robson, A. Lasee, Kreitlow and Schultz; cosponsored by Representatives Strachota, Wood, Sheridan, Kerkman, Black, Seidel, Jeskewitz, Fields, Mason, Musser, Hilgenberg, Mursau, Hintz, Grigsby, Shilling, Molepske, Berceau, Soletski, Gunderson, Sinicki, Smith, Hebl, Parisi, Hubler and Pocan.
To committee on Environment and Natural Resources.
Senate Bill 422
Relating to: senate action on nominations to the Natural Resources Board.
By Senators Hansen, Wirch, Sullivan, Lehman, Cowles and Leibham; cosponsored by Representatives Hilgenberg, Soletski, Hraychuck, Black, Sheridan, Hahn, Turner, Albers, Hebl, Boyle, Berceau and Van Akkeren.
To committee on Ethics Reform and Government Operations.
Senate Bill 423
Relating to: standards for emergency management programs for public works departments.
By Senators Robson, Taylor, Lassa, Schultz and Hansen; cosponsored by Representatives Ballweg, Benedict, Hahn, Jeskewitz, Turner, Molepske, Sinicki, Berceau and Albers.
To committee on Small Business, Emergency Preparedness, Workforce Development, Technical Colleges and Consumer Protection.
Senate Bill 424
Relating to: permitting third-party testers to administer driving skills tests for certain noncommercial motor vehicle drivers.
By Senators Leibham, Harsdorf and Kedzie; cosponsored by Representatives Nerison, J. Fitzgerald, Albers, Ballweg, Gunderson, Hahn, Jeskewitz, Kerkman, LeMahieu, Nass, Nygren, A. Ott, Owens, Strachota, Tauchen, Townsend, Van Roy, Vos, Vukmir, M. Williams and Zipperer.
To committee on Transportation and Tourism.
Senate Bill 425
Relating to: a meat processing facility investment income and franchise tax credit, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation.
By Senators Vinehout, Harsdorf, Kapanke, Schultz, Lehman, Olsen and Roessler; cosponsored by Representatives A. Ott, Steinbrink, Hahn, Hubler, Kerkman, Jorgensen, Musser, Albers, Townsend, Ballweg, Gunderson, Petrowski, Mursau, Gronemus and M. Williams.
To committee on Tax Fairness and Family Prosperity.
Senate Bill 426
Relating to: authorizing a city or village to extend the life of a tax incremental district for one year to benefit housing in the city or village.
S543 By Senators Coggs, Plale and Taylor; cosponsored by Representatives Grigsby, Cullen, Colon, Fields, Kessler, Parisi, Richards, Sinicki, Toles, Turner, A. Williams, Young, Zepnick and Van Roy.
To committee on Tax Fairness and Family Prosperity.
Senate Bill 427
Relating to: collective bargaining rights under the State Employment Labor Relations Act for classified supervisors in the Department of Corrections who perform duties relating to probation, parole, and extended supervision.
By Senators Taylor and Lassa; cosponsored by Representatives Turner, Sinicki, Toles and Berceau.
To committee on Labor, Elections and Urban Affairs.
Senate Bill 428
Relating to: reporting deaths, death investigations and other duties of coroners and medical examiners, inquests, disposition of bodies, training and testing requirements for coroners and medical examiners, creating the Board on Medicolegal Investigations, requiring the exercise of rule-making authority, and providing a penalty.
By Senators Lassa, Schultz, A. Lasee, Robson and Hansen; cosponsored by Representatives Vruwink, Gronemus, A. Ott, Sheridan, Molepske, Van Roy, Nelson, F. Lasee, Soletski, Nygren, Hahn, Hixson and Seidel.
To committee on Public Health, Senior Issues, Long Term Care and Privacy.
Senate Bill 429
Relating to: allowing a village meeting specified criteria to exceed its retail liquor license quota by issuing one additional retail license.
By Senator Grothman ; cosponsored by Representative Gottlieb .