Thursday, October 29, 2009
Ninety-Ninth Regular Session
The Assembly met in the Assembly Chamber located in the State Capitol.
Speaker Pro Tempore Staskunas in the chair.
Representative Nelson asked unanimous consent for a quorum call. Granted.
A quorum was present.
The prayer was offered by Father William Hayward from St. Peter's Parish in Kenosha.
Representative Parisi 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, 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, 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 - 94.
Absent with leave - Representatives Colon, Nygren, Roth and Suder - 4.
Absent due to illness - Representative Wood - 1.
Vacancies - None.
Representative Barca asked unanimous consent for a leave of absence for today's session for Representative Colon. Granted.
Representative Kleefisch asked unanimous consent for a leave of absence for today's session for Representatives Nygren, Roth and Suder. Granted.
Representative Barca asked unanimous consent for a leave of absence for part of today's session for Representative Roys. Granted.
Representative Kleefisch asked unanimous consent for a leave of absence for part of today's session for Representatives Ballweg, Gunderson and Van Roy. Granted.
Assembly amendment 2 to Assembly Bill 21 offered by Representative Schneider.
Assembly substitute amendment 3 to Assembly Bill 135 offered by Representative Molepske Jr..
Assembly substitute amendment 2 to Assembly Bill 159 offered by joint committee on Finance.
Assembly amendment 1 to Assembly Bill 219 offered by Representative Clark.
Assembly amendment 2 to Assembly Bill 288 offered by Representative Molepske Jr.
Assembly amendment 2 to Assembly Bill 408 offered by committee on Renewable Energy and Rural Affairs.
Assembly amendment 1 to Assembly Bill 453 offered by committee on Children and Families.
Assembly amendment 2 to Assembly Bill 453 offered by committee on Children and Families.
Assembly amendment 1 to Assembly Bill 510 offered by committee on Children and Families.
Assembly substitute amendment 1 to Assembly Bill 525 offered by Representative Nygren.
Assembly amendment 1 to Senate Bill 190
offered by Representative Molepske Jr..
Assembly amendment 2 to Senate Bill 190 offered by committee on Jobs, the Economy and Small Business.
Read first time and referred:
Assembly Resolution 15
Relating to: requesting the participation of the attorney general as amicus curiae in certain cases before the United States Supreme Court.
To committee on Rules.
Assembly Joint Resolution 92
Relating to: recognizing the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall and the symbolic end of the Cold War.
To committee on Rules.
Assembly Bill 530
Relating to: managed forest land being converted to agricultural land.
To committee on Agriculture.
Assembly Bill 531
Relating to: the exception to the assessment of withdrawal taxes and fees against a landowner who transfers ownership of managed forest land for siting a public safety communications tower.
To committee on Forestry.
Assembly Bill 532
Relating to: directing the Department of Commerce to award grants to community development corporations to establish capital access programs, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, requiring the exercise of rule-making authority, and making an appropriation.