Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Ninety-Ninth Regular Session
The Assembly met in the Assembly Chamber located in the State Capitol.
Speaker Sheridan in the chair.
Representative Staskunas asked unanimous consent for a quorum call. Granted.
A quorum was present.
The prayer was offered by Reverend Tim Anderson, chaplain at the Home Health United Hospice in Baraboo.
Representative Benedict 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, Roys, Schneider, Seidel, Sherman, Sinicki, Smith, Soletski, Spanbauer, Staskunas, Steinbrink, Stone, Strachota, Tauchen, Toles, Townsend, Turner, Van Akkeren, Van Roy, Vos, Vruwink, Vukmir, A. Williams, M. Williams, Young, Zepnick, Ziegelbauer, Zigmunt, Zipperer and Speaker Sheridan - 95.
Absent with leave - Representatives Roth, Shilling, Suder and Wood - 4.
Vacancies - None.
Representative Barca asked unanimous consent for a leave of absence for today's session for Representatives Shilling and Wood. Granted.
Representative Kleefisch asked unanimous consent for a leave of absence for today's session for Representatives Roth and Suder. Granted.
Representative Barca asked unanimous consent for a leave of absence for part of today's session for Representative A. Williams. Granted.
Assembly substitute amendment 2 to Assembly Bill 135 offered by Representatives Molepske Jr. and Roys.
Assembly substitute amendment 1 to Assembly Bill 192 offered by committee on Criminal Justice.
Assembly substitute amendment 1 to Assembly Bill 207 offered by Representative Benedict.
Assembly amendment 1 to Assembly Bill 239 offered by Representative Jorgensen.
Assembly amendment 1 to Assembly substitute amendment 1 to Assembly Bill 250 offered by Representative Smith.
Assembly amendment 1 to Assembly Bill 261 offered by Representative Kleefisch.
Assembly substitute amendment 1 to Assembly Bill 271 offered by Representative Clark.
Assembly amendment 1 to Assembly Bill 323 offered by Representative Kessler.
Assembly amendment 1 to Assembly Bill 328 offered by Representative Schneider.
Assembly amendment 1 to Assembly Bill 395 offered by committee on Judiciary and Ethics.
Assembly amendment 1 to Assembly Bill 408 offered by Representative Davis.
Assembly amendment 1 to Assembly Bill 462 offered by committee on Children and Families.
Assembly amendment 2 to Assembly Bill 462 offered by committee on Children and Families.
Assembly amendment 1 to Assembly Bill 472
offered by Representative Young.
Read first time and referred:
Assembly Joint Resolution 81
Relating to: commemorating the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Wisconsin Nurses Association.
To committee on Rules.
Assembly Bill 507
Relating to: voting at meeting's of the conservation congress.
To committee on Natural Resources
Assembly Bill 508
Relating to: submitting custody study reports to the parties and offering custody study reports in accordance with the rules of evidence.
To committee on Children and Families
Assembly Bill 509
Relating to: exempting certain capital expenditures made by a technical college district from the requirement for a referendum.
To committee on Colleges and Universities
Assembly Bill 510
Relating to: the monthly rates that are paid for foster care; the levels of care that a foster home may provide; licensing of kinship care relatives to operate foster homes and, subject to certain exceptions, time limits on the receipt of kinship care payments; and licensing of foster homes across county lines.
To committee on Children and Families
Assembly Bill 511