Thursday, March 4, 2010
11:15 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, 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 - 32.
Absent - None.
Absent with leave - 1 - Senator Darling.
The Senate stood for the prayer which was offered by Rev. Roger Eigenfeld, from St. Luke's Lutheran Church in Middleton.
The Senate remained standing and Senator Sullivan led the Senate in the pledge of allegiance to the flag of the United States of America.
Leaves of Absence
Senator S. Fitzgerald, with unanimous consent, asked that Senator Darling be granted a leave of absence for today's session.
Chief Clerk's Entries
Amendments Offered
Senate amendment 1 to Assembly Bill 271 offered by Senator Risser.
Senate Enrolled Proposals
The Chief Clerk records:
Senate Bill 116
Senate Bill 215
Senate Bill 471
Report correctly enrolled on 3-4-2010.
Introduction, First Reading, and
Reference of Proposals
Read and referred:
Senate Resolution 10
Relating to: urging the government of Turkey to grant the Ecumenical Patriarch appropriate recognition, ecclesiastical succession, the right to train clergy of all nationalities, and to respect the property rights and human rights of the Ecumenical Patriarchate.
By Senator Kanavas .
To committee on Senate Organization.
Read first time and referred:
Senate Bill 588
Relating to: records concerning certain telephone and facsimile solicitations and a private action against certain senders of unsolicited facsimile solicitations.
By Senators Wirch, Lehman, Risser and Hansen; cosponsored by Representatives Pocan, Turner, Berceau and Murtha.
To committee on Commerce, Utilities, Energy, and Rail.
Senate Bill 589
Relating to: indemnity clauses in construction contracts.
By Senator Taylor ; cosponsored by Representative Zigmunt , by request of American Subcontractors Association of Wisconsin.
To committee on Judiciary, Corrections, Insurance, Campaign Finance Reform, and Housing.
Senate Bill 590
Relating to: petitions and management plans for the designation of managed forest land; transferrals of ownership of managed forest land; establishing stumpage values, filing cutting reports, and estimating withdrawal taxes under the managed forest land program; signatures and authentication requirements for orders under the forest croplands program; granting rule-making authority; making an appropriation; and providing a penalty.
By Senators Holperin and Taylor; cosponsored by Representatives Clark, Friske, Mursau and Turner.
To committee on Transportation, Tourism, Forestry, and Natural Resources.
Senate Bill 591
Relating to: termination of tenancy at death.
By Senator Risser ; cosponsored by Representative Black .
To committee on Judiciary, Corrections, Insurance, Campaign Finance Reform, and Housing.
Senate Bill 592
Relating to: a biometric fingerprint identification system for enrollment and monitoring child care attendance under Wisconsin Shares.
S613 By Senators Darling, Plale and Hopper; cosponsored by Representatives Honadel, Gottlieb, Gundrum, Kleefisch, Nygren, Pridemore, Townsend and Vos.
To committee on Children and Families and Workforce Development.
Report of Committees
The committee on Judiciary, Corrections, Insurance, Campaign Finance Reform, and Housing reports and recommends:
Assembly Bill 241