Joint Convention
The houses went into joint convention.
Senate President Risser presiding.
Senator Risser recognized the presence of Justice Ann Walsh Bradley, Justice David T. Prosser, Jr., Justice Patience Drake Roggensack and Justice Annette Kingsland Ziegler of the Wisconsin Supreme Court; Lieutenant Governor Barbara Lawton and Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen.
The Assembly Sergeant-at-Arms William Nagy announced the arrival of Governor Jim Doyle.
Escorted by Senators Kreitlow and Schultz, and Representatives Danou and Mursau, Governor Jim Doyle took his place at the rostrum to deliver his budget address.
Pursuant to Joint Rule 73, the governor's budget address is printed in the Senate Journal only.
Representative Nelson moved that the joint convention arise.
The question was: Shall the joint convention arise?
Motion carried.
7:37 P.M.
The Assembly reconvened.
Speaker Sheridan in the chair.
Representative Nelson moved that the Assembly stand adjourned pursuant to Senate Joint Resolution 1 .
The question was: Shall the Assembly stand adjourned?
Motion carried.
The Assembly stood adjourned.
7:38 P.M.
Introduction and Reference
of Proposals
Read first time and referred:
Assembly Bill 75
Relating to: state finances and appropriations, constituting the executive budget act of the 2009 legislature.
By joint committee on Finance, by request of Governor James E. Doyle.
To joint committee on Finance.
To joint survey committee on Tax Exemptions .
To joint survey committee on Retirement Systems .