Tuesday, March 11, 2008
11:04 A.M.
Ninety-Eighth Regular Session
Senate Journal
The Senate met.
The Senate was called to order by President Risser.
Call of Roll
The roll was called and the following Senators answered to their names:
Senators Breske, Carpenter, Coggs, Cowles, Darling, Decker, Ellis, 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 - 32.
Absent - Senator Erpenbach - 1.
Absent with leave - None.
The Senate stood for the prayer which was offered by Reverend Heather Lampert of St. Luke's Lutheran Church in Middleton.
The Senate remained standing and Senator A. Lasee led the Senate in the pledge of allegiance to the flag of the United States of America.
Leaves of Absence
Senator Decker, with unanimous consent, asked that Senator Erpenbach be granted a leave of absence for part of today's session.
Chief Clerk's Entries
Bills Presented to the Governor
The Chief Clerk records:
Senate Bill 103
Senate Bill 244
Senate Bill 341
Senate Bill 436
Presented to the Governor on 3-11-2008.
Introduction, First Reading, and
Reference of Proposals; Reference of Appointments
Read and referred:
Senate Resolution 29
Relating to: the life of David F. Schulz who passed away on Sunday, the 7th of October, 2007, after many years of government and academic service.
By Senators Taylor, Lazich, Sullivan and Darling.
To committee on Senate Organization.
Senate Joint Resolution 104
Relating to: recognizing May 12, 2008, as Fibromyalgia Awareness Day.
By Senator Lassa .
To committee on Senate Organization.
Senate Joint Resolution 105
Relating to: expressing support for the Milwaukee Center for Independence.
By Senators Plale and Darling; cosponsored by Representatives Zepnick and Sinicki.
To committee on Senate Organization.
Read first time and referred:
Senate Bill 567
Relating to: requiring certain identification in order to vote at a polling place or obtain an absentee ballot, verification of the addresses of electors, absentee voting procedure in certain residential care apartment complexes and adult family homes, and the fee for an identification card issued by the Department of Transportation.
By Senators Carpenter, Plale and Sullivan.
To committee on Labor, Elections and Urban Affairs.
Report of Committees
The committee on Environment and Natural Resources reports and recommends:
Assembly Bill 297
Relating to: the regulation of certain structures in navigable waters, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation.
Introduction and adoption of Senate Amendment 1.
Ayes, 3 - Senators Miller, Jauch and Wirch.
Noes, 2 - Senators Kedzie and Schultz.
Concurrence as amended.
Ayes, 5 - Senators Miller, Jauch, Wirch, Kedzie and Schultz.
Noes, 0 - None.
S683 Assembly Bill 62
Relating to: electric receptacles maintained by the Department of Natural Resources at state park campsites.
Ayes, 5 - Senators Miller, Jauch, Wirch, Kedzie and Schultz.