Tuesday, January 27, 2009
11:45 A.M.
Ninety-Ninth Regular Session
Senate Journal
The Senate met.
The Senate was called to order by Chief Clerk Marchant, pursuant to Senate Rule 5 (4)(b).
The Chair, with unanimous consent, asked that the proper entries be made in the journal.
Introduction, First Reading, and
Reference of Proposals
Read first time and referred:
Senate Bill 17
Relating to: special distinguishing registration plates for certain vehicles owned by members of the national guard and making an appropriation.
By Senators Hansen, Wirch, Lehman, Schultz, Taylor and Leibham; cosponsored by Representatives Hilgenberg, Kaufert, Roth, Spanbauer and Gunderson.
To committee on Transportation, Tourism, Forestry, and Natural Resources.
Report of Committees
The committee on Commerce, Utilities, Energy, and Rail reports and recommends:
Leinenkugel, Richard, of Menomonee Falls, as Secretary of the Department of Commerce, to serve for the term ending at the pleasure of the Governor.
Ayes, 7 - Senators Plale, Wirch, Erpenbach, Kreitlow, Cowles, Harsdorf and Kedzie.
Noes, 0 - None.
Jeffrey Plale
The joint committee on Finance reports and recommends:
Senate Bill 15
Relating to: payment of Wisconsin supplemental and extended unemployment insurance benefits in this state.
Report Passage, with emergency statement (s. 16.47 Wisconsin Statutes).
Ayes, 15 - Senators Hansen, Taylor, Lehman, Robson, Lassa, Darling and Olsen. Representatives Pocan, Colon, Mason, Shilling, Sherman, Grigsby, Vos and Montgomery.
Noes, 0 - None.
Mark Miller
Senate Chairperson
The committee on Senate Organization reports:
Placed the following appointments and proposals on the Senate Calendar of Wednesday, January 28, 2009:
Senate Bill 15
Ayes: 5 - Senators Decker, Risser, Hansen, Fitzgerald and Grothman.
Noes: 0 - None.
Petitions and Communications
State of Wisconsin
Office of the Secretary of State
January 27 , 2009
The Honorable, the Legislature:
Joint Enrolled
Number Publication Date
SJR 1 1 Not Published
Secretary of State
Pursuant to Senate Rule 17 (5), Senator Taylor added as a coauthor of Senate Joint Resolution 4 .
State of Wisconsin
Office of the Senate Chief Clerk
January 5, 2009
The Honorable, The Senate:
Pursuant to section 13.15 of the Wisconsin Statutes and Senate Rule 5, I do hereby appoint Jeffrey Renk as Assistant Chief Clerk of the Wisconsin Senate for 2009-10 legislative session, giving him all powers and duties as are derived from and inherent in said position and to perform the duties and functions of the office in the absence of the Senate Chief Clerk
Robert j. marchant
Senate Chief Clerk
S34 Referrals and Receipt of Committee Reports Concerning Proposed Administrative Rules
Relating to the administration of the urban forestry catastrophic storm grant program.