Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Ninety-Eighth Regular Session
Senate Journal
The Chief Clerk makes the following entries under the above date.
Chief Clerk's Entries
Amendments Offered
Senate amendment 1 to Senate Bill 278 offered by Senator Coggs.
Senate amendment 1 to Senate Bill 296 offered by Senator Darling.
Senate amendment 2 to Senate substitute amendment 1 to Senate Bill 308 offered by Senator Plale.
Senate amendment 1 to Senate Bill 436 offered by Senator Hansen.
Introduction, First Reading, and
Reference of Proposals; Reference of Appointments
Read and referred:
Senate Joint Resolution 89
Relating to: proclaiming March of every year as Irish-American Heritage Month.
By Senators Plale, S. Fitzgerald, Hansen, Lehman, Darling, Vinehout and Sullivan; cosponsored by Representatives J. Fitzgerald, Sheridan, Musser, Turner, Owens, Townsend, Molepske, Bies, Hahn, Kestell and Zepnick.
To committee on Senate Organization.
Read first time and referred:
Senate Bill 471
Relating to: payment of premiums for health or long-term care insurance coverage from annuities under the Wisconsin Retirement System and distributions from deferred compensation accounts.
By Senators Wirch, Lehman, Lassa, Robson, Roessler and Schultz; cosponsored by Representatives Van Roy, Musser, Boyle, Kaufert, A. Ott, Kerkman, Montgomery, Nygren, Gunderson, Mursau and Hahn.
To joint survey committee on Retirement Systems.
Senate Bill 472
Relating to: age-specific restrictions on hunting and possessing a firearm; requirements for obtaining a hunting certificate of accomplishment; establishing a hunting mentorship program; and granting rule-making authority.
By Senators Wirch, Decker, Lehman and Breske.
To committee on Environment and Natural Resources.
Senate Bill 473
Relating to: regulating the purchase and sale of scrap metal and other metal items, the determination of property value of scrap metal for a theft conviction, creating a civil cause of action regarding scrap metal, and providing a penalty.
By Senators Plale, Hansen, Harsdorf, Cowles, Lassa, Lazich, Lehman, Schultz, Grothman, Kapanke and A. Lasee; cosponsored by Representatives Montgomery, Honadel, Zepnick, Hahn, Davis, Nerison, Soletski, Steinbrink, J. Ott, A. Ott, Gronemus, LeMahieu, Gottlieb, M. Williams, Petrowski, Suder, Sheridan, Kerkman, Gunderson, Kleefisch, Van Roy, Bies, Rhoades, Albers, Vos, Kestell, Hines, Hraychuck and Nelson.
To committee on Commerce, Utilities and Rail.
Senate Bill 474
Relating to: licenses and limited X-ray machine operator permits to engage in the practice of radiography, creating a radiography examining board, granting rule-making authority, requiring the exercise of rule-making authority, and providing a penalty.
By Senators Lehman, Darling, Miller, Olsen and Risser; cosponsored by Representatives Hines, Berceau, Bies, Hahn, Hintz, Kreuser, Mason, A. Ott, Parisi, Staskunas, Townsend, Turner and Van Roy.
To committee on Health, Human Services, Insurance, and Job Creation.
Senate Bill 475
Relating to: eliminating racial balance as a basis for rejecting a pupil under the Open Enrollment Program.
By Senator Lazich ; cosponsored by Representatives Nass, Suder, Tauchen, Nygren, Bies, Vos, Hahn, Owens, LeMahieu, Mursau, Pridemore, A. Ott, Jeskewitz and Albers.
To committee on Education.
Senate Bill 476
Relating to: the effect of an order denying, limiting, discontinuing, or prohibiting parental visitation with a child who is adjudged to be in need of protection or services, who is the subject of a termination of parental rights petition, or who is in sustaining care following a termination of parental rights on visitation between the child and a sibling and requiring a child's permanency plan to include a statement as to whether visitation between the child and a sibling is in the best interests of the child and sibling when parental visitation is denied, limited, discontinued, or prohibited.
By Senators Lazich, Darling and Taylor; cosponsored by Representatives Gunderson, Grigsby, Nass, Hahn, Townsend and Strachota.
To committee on Judiciary, Corrections, and Housing.
Senate Bill 477
S575 Relating to: disclosure of adoption records for purposes of determining the availability of a placement for a child with an adoptive parent or proposed adoptive parent of a sibling of the child.
By Senators Lazich, Darling and Roessler; cosponsored by Representatives Vos, Kleefisch and Owens.
To committee on Tax Fairness and Family Prosperity.
Senate Bill 478
Relating to: creating a winter highway maintenance grant program in the Department of Transportation, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation.
By Senator Vinehout ; cosponsored by Representatives Hebl, Hixson, Albers, Berceau, Smith, Zepnick, Turner and Molepske.
To committee on Transportation and Tourism.
Senate Bill 479
Relating to: prohibiting an elected official, who is convicted of certain felonies, from receiving an annuity, lump sum payment, or death benefit under the Wisconsin Retirement System.
By Senator Cowles ; cosponsored by Representative Kaufert .
To joint survey committee on Retirement Systems.
Senate Bill 480
Relating to: changes to economic development tax benefit programs, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, and requiring the exercise of rule-making authority.
By Senators Lassa, Sullivan, Roessler, Vinehout, Darling and Kapanke; cosponsored by Representatives Strachota, Jeskewitz, Vos, A. Ott, Townsend, Kleefisch, Ballweg, Hahn and Mursau.
To committee on Economic Development.
Senate Bill 481