Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Ninety-Ninth Regular Session
The Assembly met in the Assembly Chamber located in the State Capitol.
Speaker Sheridan in the chair.
Representative Nelson asked unanimous consent for a quorum call. Granted.
A quorum was present.
The prayer was offered by Pastor Chris Buckingham-Taylor from First Congregational Church in Fort Atkinson.
Representative Milroy led the membership in reciting the pledge of allegiance to the flag of the United States of America.
The roll was taken.
The result follows:
Present - Representatives Ballweg, Barca, Benedict, Berceau, Bernard Schaber, Bies, Black, Brooks, Clark, Colon, Cullen, Danou, Davis, Dexter, Fields, J. Fitzgerald, Friske, Garthwaite, Gottlieb, Grigsby, Gunderson, Gundrum, Hebl, Hilgenberg, Hintz, Hixson, Honadel, Hraychuck, Hubler, Huebsch, Jorgensen, Kaufert, Kerkman, Kessler, Kestell, Kleefisch, Knodl, Kramer, Krusick, LeMahieu, Lothian, Mason, Meyer, Milroy, Molepske Jr., Montgomery, Mursau, Murtha, Nass, Nelson, Nerison, Newcomer, Nygren, A. Ott, J. Ott, Parisi, Pasch, Petersen, Petrowski, Pocan, Pope-Roberts, Pridemore, Radcliffe, Rhoades, Richards, Ripp, Roth, Roys, Schneider, Seidel, Sherman, Shilling, Sinicki, Smith, Soletski, Spanbauer, Staskunas, Steinbrink, Stone, Strachota, Suder, Tauchen, Toles, Townsend, Turner, Van Akkeren, Van Roy, Vos, Vruwink, Vukmir, A. Williams, M. Williams, Wood, Young, Zepnick, Ziegelbauer, Zigmunt, Zipperer and Speaker Sheridan - 99.
Absent with leave - None.
Vacancies - None.
Representative Barca asked unanimous consent for a leave of absence for part of today's session for Representative Ziegelbauer. Granted.
Representative Suder asked unanimous consent for a leave of absence for part of today's session for Representative Gunderson. Granted.
Relating to the county forest administration grant program.
Submitted by Department of Natural Resources.
Report received from Agency, January 13, 2009.
To committee on Forestry.
Referred on January 27, 2009.
Relating to minor and technical rule changes.
Submitted by Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection.
Report received from Agency, January 12, 2009.
To committee on Agriculture.
Referred on January 27, 2009.
Read first time and referred:
Assembly Joint Resolution 2
Relating to: eliminating the spring election (first consideration).
Representatives Sherman, Vruwink and Soletski; cosponsored by Senators Carpenter and Holperin.
To committee on Elections and Campaign Reform
Assembly Bill 6
Relating to: a tort action for intentional misrepresentation in a residential real estate transaction.
Representatives Radcliffe, Hebl, Colon, Soletski, Roys, Richards, Pope-Roberts, Shilling, Berceau, Parisi, Hraychuck, Molepske Jr., A. Ott and Van Roy; cosponsored by Senators Erpenbach, Hansen, Taylor, Lehman, Lassa, Wirch, Sullivan, Olsen and Schultz.
To committee on Consumer Protection
Assembly Bill 7
Relating to: designating a portion of the Brunsweiler River as a wild river.
Representatives Sherman, Mason, Barca, Berceau, Bies, Clark, Hebl, Milroy, Molepske Jr., Nelson, Pocan, Richards, Turner and Vruwink; cosponsored by Senators Jauch, Cowles, Erpenbach, Holperin, Lehman, Risser and Wirch.
To committee on Natural Resources
Assembly Bill 8
Relating to: municipal quotas for retail intoxicating liquor licenses.
To committee on Urban and Local Affairs
Assembly Bill 9
Relating to: a requirement that all employers in this state grant a paid leave of absence on Veterans Day to employees who are veterans.
Representatives Turner, Berceau, Grigsby, Hilgenberg, Sinicki and Young; cosponsored by Senators Hansen and Erpenbach.
To committee on Veterans and Military Affairs
The joint committee on Finance reports and recommends:
Assembly Bill 5
Relating to: payment of Wisconsin supplemental and extended unemployment insurance benefits in this state.
Passage with emergency statement attached pursuant to s. 16.47 (2)
of the Wisconsin Statutes: