Tuesday, October 27, 2009
12:01 P.M.
Ninety-Ninth Regular Session
Assembly Journal
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.
Leaves of Absence
Representative Kleefisch asked unanimous consent for a leave of absence for today's session for Representatives Roth and Suder. Granted.
Leaves of Absence
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.
Amendments Offered
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.
Administrative Rules
Relating to fishing on the inland, outlying, and boundary waters of Wisconsin.
Report received from Agency, October 16, 2009.
To committee on Fish and Wildlife .
Referred on October 26, 2009.
Introduction and Reference
of Proposals
Read first time and referred:
Assembly Resolution 13
Relating to: proclaiming October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
A455 By 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.
By Representative Nass .
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.
By 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.
By 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.
By Representatives Nerison and Vruwink.
To committee on Rules.
Assembly Joint Resolution 90
Relating to: the life and public service of Rev. P. Harvey Stower.
By Representatives Hraychuck, Hubler, Black, Sherman, Milroy, Rhoades, Murtha, Gunderson, Kerkman, Ziegelbauer, Turner, A. Ott, Townsend, Brooks, Krusick, Vruwink, Hintz, Pope-Roberts, Schneider, Shilling, Nelson, Soletski and Young; cosponsored by Senators Harsdorf, Holperin, Jauch, Miller, Vinehout, Carpenter, Taylor, Robson, Lehman, Wirch, Kreitlow, Erpenbach, Risser, Lazich, Coggs and Cowles.
To committee on Rules.
Assembly Joint Resolution 91
Relating to: declaring October to be Adopt a Shelter Pet Month.
By Representatives Dexter, Smith, Berceau, Pasch, Turner, Zigmunt and Steinbrink; cosponsored by Senators Kreitlow, Carpenter and Lehman.
To committee on Rules.
Assembly Bill 519
Relating to: extending the expenditure period of Tax Incremental District Number 6 in the city of Sheboygan.
By Representative Van Akkeren .
To committee on Ways and Means.
Assembly Bill 520