Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Ninety-Ninth Regular Session
Assembly Journal
The Chief Clerk makes the following entries under the above date:
Amendments Offered
Assembly substitute amendment 1 to Assembly Bill 246 offered by Representative Spanbauer.
Assembly substitute amendment 2 to Assembly Bill 246 offered by Representatives Black and Roth.
Assembly substitute amendment 1 to Assembly Bill 438 offered by Representative Colon.
Assembly amendment 1 to Assembly Bill 503 offered by Representatives Staskunas and Kleefisch.
Assembly amendment 1 to Assembly Bill 512 offered by Representative Pasch.
Assembly amendment 1 to Assembly Bill 580 offered by Representative Clark.
Assembly amendment 2 to Assembly Bill 580 offered by Representative Clark.
Assembly amendment 1 to Assembly Bill 586 offered by Representative Sherman.
Assembly amendment 1 to Senate Bill 66 offered by Representative Staskunas.
Introduction and Reference
of Proposals
Read first time and referred:
Assembly Resolution 16
Relating to: urging and authorizing the attorney general to pursue every legal means available to prevent Asian carp from entering the Great Lakes.
By Representatives Richards, Bies, Sinicki, Stone, Van Roy, Benedict, Kessler, Soletski, Milroy, Bernard Schaber, Pasch, Cullen, Honadel, Zigmunt, Ziegelbauer, Hraychuck, Berceau, Turner, Hintz, Molepske Jr., A. Williams, Steinbrink, Gottlieb, Schneider, Barca, Hixson, Clark, Black, Van Akkeren, Pope-Roberts, Hilgenberg, Townsend, Hebl, Zepnick and Mursau.
To committee on Rules.
Assembly Bill 615
Relating to: the powers and duties of the board of school directors and the superintendent of schools in a first class city school district, awarding a grant to a nonprofit corporation, requiring a referendum, and granting rule-making authority.
By Representatives Colon, Fields, Richards, Hintz, Danou and Staskunas; cosponsored by Senators Taylor, Plale and Carpenter.
To committee on Rules.
Action on the Senate Message
Senate Bill 66
Relating to: operation of a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant and providing a penalty.
By Senators Sullivan, Plale, Lehman, Decker, Hansen, Vinehout, Harsdorf, Risser, Carpenter, A. Lasee, Darling, Erpenbach and Cowles; cosponsored by Representatives Zepnick and A. Ott.
To committee on Rules.
Governor's Veto Message
December 11, 2009
To the Honorable Members of the Assembly:
I am vetoing Assembly Bill 273 in its entirety. The bill makes a variety of important changes to the regulation of podiatrists in Wisconsin. While the bill intended to expand the list of health care providers who can diagnose an illness or injury for Department of Veterans Affairs purposes to include podiatrists, due to a drafting error, the bill inadvertently limits the health care providers to those acting within the scope of a podiatrist's license.
I support the intent of the legislation, but to avoid potential delays in the certification of a physical or mental illness injury for needy veterans to qualify for grants from the Department of Veterans Affairs, I am vetoing the bill in its entirety. I look forward to signing the companion Senate Bill 191 once this error has been corrected.
Respectfully submitted,
Jim Doyle
A540 Speaker's Appointments
December 11, 2009
Mr. Antonio Riley
Executive Director
Wisconsin Housing and
Economic Development Authority
210 W. Washington Avenue
Madison, WI 53703
Dear Executive Director Riley:
Pursuant to state statute 234.02 (1), I would like to appoint Representative John Murtha to the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority.
This appointment is effective immediately.
Michael J. Sheridan
Assembly Speaker
December 11, 2009
Assembly Speaker Mike Sheridan
211 West - State Capitol
Dear Speaker Sheridan: