Friday, June 26, 2009
5:32 P.M.
Ninety-Ninth Regular Session
Assembly Journal
The Assembly met in the Assembly Chamber located in the State Capitol.
Representative Nelson asked unanimous consent for a quorum call. Granted.

A quorum was present.
Speaker Pro Tempore Staskunas in the chair.
The prayer was offered by Reverend Nancy Hoelter from Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Stoughton. Reverend Hoelter is the mother-in-law of Representative Mason.
Representative Clark 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, 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, 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 - 97.
Absent with leave - Representatives Friske and Strachota - 2.
Vacancies - None.
Leaves of Absence
Representative Suder asked unanimous consent for a leave of absence for today's session for Representatives Friske and Strachota. Granted.
Introduction and Reference
of Proposals
Read first time and referred:
Assembly Joint Resolution 61
Relating to: the life and public service of Ralph Houghton and honoring his many accomplishments.
By Representatives Barca, Steinbrink, Turner and Kerkman; cosponsored by Senator Wirch .
To committee on Rules.
Message from the Senate
From: Robert J. Marchant, Senate Chief Clerk.
Mr. Speaker:
I am directed to inform you that the Senate has
Concurred in:
Assembly amendment 1 to Senate Bill 39
Assembly Joint Resolution 54
Assembly Joint Resolution 56
Assembly Joint Resolution 60
Adopted and asks concurrence in:
Senate Joint Resolution 40
Action on the Senate Message
Senate Joint Resolution 40
Relating to: the Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission.
By Senator Jauch ; cosponsored by Representatives Sherman and Milroy.
To committee on Rules.
Reference Bureau Corrections
Assembly Substitute Amendment 1 to Assembly Bill 256
1. Page 3, line 23: delete that line.
June 26, 2009
Patrick Fuller
Assembly Chief Clerk
17 West Main Street, Suite 401
Madison, WI 53703
Dear Chief Clerk Fuller:
During today's Assembly session I was excused on a leave of absence. I am writing to request that it be recorded in the Assembly Journal that I would have voted no on the motion of concurrence of the Report of the Committee of Conference on Assembly Bill 75 had I been present at today's session.
Please contact me if you have any questions regarding this request.
Pat Strachota
State Representative
58th Assembly District