Senate Journal
The Senate met.
The Senate was called to order by Senator Alan Lasee.
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 remained standing and Senator Risser led the Senate in the pledge of allegiance to the flag of the United States of America.
Leaves of Absence
Senator Decker, with unanimous consent, asked that Senator Erpenbach be granted a leave of absence for part of today's session.
Chief Clerk's Entries
Amendments Offered
Senate amendment 1 to Senate substitute amendment 2 to Assembly Bill 214 offered by Senator Darling.
Senate substitute amendment 1 to Senate Bill 620 offered by Senator Kedzie.
Senate amendment 1 to Senate Bill 663 offered by Senator Plale.
Senate Enrolled Proposals
The Chief Clerk records:
Senate Bill 190
Senate Bill 399
Senate Bill 617
Senate Bill 678
Report correctly enrolled on 4-20-2010.
Bills Presented to the Governor
The Chief Clerk records:
Senate Bill 17
Senate Bill 87
Senate Bill 267
Senate Bill 423
Senate Bill 452
Senate Bill 477
Senate Bill 492
Senate Bill 506
Senate Bill 515
Senate Bill 522
Presented to the Governor on 4-20-2010.
Introduction, First Reading, and
Reference of Proposals
Read and referred:
Senate Joint Resolution 76
Relating to: commending Blake Geoffrion of the University of Wisconsin men's hockey team.
By Senator Risser ; cosponsored by Representative Black .
To committee on Senate Organization.
Senate Joint Resolution 77
Relating to: commending student-athletes, coaches, and administrators at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
By Senator Risser ; cosponsored by Representatives Black and Hebl.
To committee on Senate Organization.
Senate Joint Resolution 78
Relating to: the retirement of John Stolzenberg, chief of research services, Legislative Council staff, following a long and distinguished career in nonpartisan service to the Wisconsin legislature.
By Senator Miller ; cosponsored by Representative Soletski .
To committee on Senate Organization.
Read first time and referred:
Senate Bill 699
Relating to: providing the public with information on state agency and school district operations expenditures and state agency and school district contracts and grants.
By Senators Hopper, Darling and Leibham; cosponsored by Representatives Kramer, Vukmir, Zipperer, Davis, Vos, LeMahieu, Lothian and Kleefisch.
To committee on Ethics Reform and Government Operations.
Senate Bill 700
Relating to: the sale of lead acid batteries and acceptance of used lead acid batteries.
S739 By Senators Plale and Kanavas; cosponsored by Representative Zepnick .
To committee on Environment.
Senate Bill 701
Relating to: the foreclosure and sale of residential property.
By Senator Taylor ; cosponsored by Representatives Clark, Young, Pasch, Smith, Hebl, Jorgensen, Turner, Bernard Schaber, Grigsby, Sinicki, Zepnick, Hixson, Berceau, Hraychuck and Soletski.
To committee on Judiciary, Corrections, Insurance, Campaign Finance Reform, and Housing.
Report of Committees
The committee on Children and Families and Workforce Development reports and recommends:
Senate Bill 569
Relating to: training for foster parents.
Ayes, 5 - Senators Jauch, Lassa, Vinehout, Kedzie and Hopper.
Noes, 0 - None.
Senate Bill 644
Relating to: the duties of the Milwaukee Child Welfare Partnership Council.
Ayes, 5 - Senators Jauch, Lassa, Vinehout, Kedzie and Hopper.
Noes, 0 - None.
Robert Jauch
The joint committee on Finance reports and recommends:
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.