Tuesday, June 9, 2009
11:00 A.M.
Ninety-Ninth Regular Session
Senate Journal
The Senate met.
The Senate was called to order by President Risser.
Call of Roll
The roll was called, disclosing the presence of a quorum.
Pursuant to Senate Rule 15, the official attendance for session was:
Senators Carpenter, Coggs, Cowles, Darling, Decker, Ellis, Erpenbach, S. Fitzgerald, Grothman, Hansen, Harsdorf, Holperin, Hopper, Jauch, Kanavas, Kapanke, Kedzie, Kreitlow, A. Lasee, Lassa, Lazich, Lehman, Leibham, Miller, Olsen, Plale, Risser, Robson, Schultz, Sullivan, Taylor, Vinehout and Wirch - 33.
Absent - None.
Absent with leave - None.
The Senate stood for the prayer which was offered by Pastor Tonya Ramer Wenger of the Madison Mennonite Church.
The Senate remained standing and Senator Grothman led the Senate in the pledge of allegiance to the flag of the United States of America.
Chief Clerk's Entries
The Chief Clerk makes the following entries dated Monday, June 8 , 2009.
Amendments Offered
Senate amendment 4 to Senate Bill 167 offered by Senator Holperin.
Petitions and Communications
State of Wisconsin
Office of the Governor
June 8 , 2009
To the Honorable, the Senate:
The following bill(s), originating in the Senate, have been approved, signed and deposited in the office of the Secretary of State:
Bill Number Act Number Date Approved
Senate Bill 20 20 June 8 , 2009
Senate Bill 46 21 June 8 , 2009
Senate Bill 29 22 June 8 , 2009
Respectfully Submitted,
Referrals and Receipt of Committee Reports Concerning Proposed Administrative Rules
The committee on Health, Health Insurance, Privacy, Property Tax Relief, and Revenue reports and recommends:
Relating to temporary certificates for respiratory care practitioners who are certified in other jurisdictions.
No action taken.
Relating to prescribing limitations for physician assistants.
No action taken.
Jon Erpenbach
Petitions and Communications
Pursuant to Senate Rule 17 (5), Senator Vinehout added as a coauthor of Senate Bill 107 .
Pursuant to Senate Rule 17 (5), Senator Hansen added as a cosponsor of Assembly Joint Resolution 27 .
Pursuant to Senate Rule 17 (5), Senator Hansen added as a coauthor of Senate Bill 157 .
Pursuant to Senate Rule 17 (5), Senator Hansen added as a coauthor of Senate Bill 158 .
Consideration of Motions, Resolutions, and Joint Resolutions Not Requiring a Third Reading
Senate Joint Resolution 35
Relating to: encouraging the purchase and use of American goods and services with federal economic renewal grants.
The question was: Shall Senate Joint Resolution 35 be adopted?
Senate Joint Resolution 38
Relating to: the life and public service of John D. "Jack" Steinhilber.
S197 The question was: Shall Senate Joint Resolution 38 be adopted?
Adopted by unanimous rising vote.
Senator Decker, with unanimous consent, asked that all members of the Senate be made coauthors of Senate Joint Resolution 38.
Assembly Joint Resolution 27
Relating to: proclaiming June 6, 2009, as Proper Drug Disposal Day.