Tuesday, October 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 Reverend Selena Fox from Circle Sanctuary in Barneveld.
Representative Pasch 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, Shilling, 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 - 96.
Absent with leave - Representatives Roth and Suder - 2.
Absent due to illness - Representative Wood - 1.
Vacancies - None.
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 Representatives Fields, Grigsby, Mason and A. Williams. Granted.
Representative Kleefisch asked unanimous consent for a leave of absence for part of today's session for Representatives Gunderson and Newcomer. Granted.
Assembly substitute amendment 1 to Assembly Bill 302 offered by Representative Jorgensen.
Assembly amendment 2 to Assembly Bill 458 offered by Representative Grigsby.
Assembly amendment 2 to Assembly Bill 486 offered by Representative Dexter.
Assembly amendment 1 to Assembly Bill 522 offered by Representative Lothian.
Relating to fishing on the inland, outlying, and boundary waters of Wisconsin.
Submitted by Department of Natural Resources.
Report received from Agency, October 16, 2009.
To committee on Fish and Wildlife
Referred on October 26, 2009.
Read first time and referred:
Assembly Resolution 13
Relating to: proclaiming October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
Representatives Sheridan, Nelson, Hraychuck, Seidel, Soletski, Pocan, Shilling, Sinicki, Young, A. Williams, Hebl, Sherman, Pope-Roberts, Kessler, Benedict, Hixson, Radcliffe, Milroy, Danou, Molepske Jr., Berceau, Roys, Van Akkeren, Hubler, Vruwink, Turner, Steinbrink, Ziegelbauer, Zepnick, Garthwaite, Parisi, Black, Hintz, Zigmunt, Pasch, Jorgensen, Bernard Schaber, Dexter, Hilgenberg, Barca, Toles, Staskunas, Kleefisch, Petrowski, Stone, J. Ott, Zipperer, Gundrum, Townsend, Pridemore, Knodl, Huebsch, Van Roy, Bies, Murtha, Friske, Petersen, Honadel, Brooks, Ripp, A. Ott, Nass, Davis, Gunderson, Nerison, Kerkman, Tauchen, Rhoades, Kaufert, Spanbauer, Meyer, M. Williams, Montgomery, Vos, Lothian, LeMahieu, Mursau and Strachota.
To committee on Rules.
Assembly Resolution 14
Relating to: the expulsion of Jeffrey Wood, a representative from the 67th Assembly District, from membership in the Wisconsin state assembly.
To special committee on Ethics and Standards of Conduct.
Assembly Joint Resolution 87
Relating to: the life and public service of Reuben K. Harpole, Jr.
Representatives Richards, Turner, Pasch, Berceau, Townsend, Young, Fields and Grigsby; cosponsored by Senators Taylor, Plale, Miller and Darling.
To committee on Rules.
Assembly Joint Resolution 88
Relating to: the life and public service of Jay W. Johnson.
Representatives Soletski, Zigmunt, Nelson, Van Roy, Bies, Roth, Kaufert, Hebl, Hintz, Van Akkeren, Turner, Barca, Pope-Roberts, Danou, Molepske Jr., Ziegelbauer, Gunderson, Zepnick, Pasch, Montgomery, Bernard Schaber, Jorgensen, Parisi and Nygren; cosponsored by Senators Hansen, Cowles, A. Lasee, Taylor, Lassa, Lehman, Coggs, Risser, Miller and Erpenbach.
To committee on Rules.
Assembly Joint Resolution 89
Relating to: declaring October as Co-op Month.
Representatives Nerison and Vruwink.