Thursday, April 22, 2010
11:23 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 a moment of silent meditation.
The Senate remained standing and Senator Vinehout led the Senate in the pledge of allegiance to the flag of the United States of America.
Introduction, First Reading, and
Reference of Proposals
Read and referred:
Senate Joint Resolution 81
Relating to: a civilian national security force.
By Senators Grothman, Darling and Lazich; cosponsored by Representative LeMahieu .
To committee on Small Business, Emergency Preparedness, Technical Colleges, and Consumer Protection.
Senate Joint Resolution 82
Relating to: commemorating the 40th Earth Day celebration.
By Senators Taylor, Miller, Jauch, Kreitlow, Sullivan, Risser and Lehman; cosponsored by Representatives Mason, Shilling, Turner, Berceau, Milroy, Hebl, Sinicki, Toles, Hixson, Bernard Schaber, Hraychuck, Young and Hubler.
To committee on Senate Organization.
Senate Joint Resolution 83
Relating to: the life and public service of Russell A. Olson.
By Senator A. Lasee .
To committee on Senate Organization.
Read first time and referred:
Senate Bill 704
Relating to: issuance of elevator mechanic's licenses.
By Senator Hansen ; cosponsored by Representative Jorgensen .
To committee on Commerce, Utilities, Energy, and Rail.
Senate Bill 705
Relating to: an income and franchise tax exemption for income derived from manufacturing, farming, and research.
By Senator Grothman ; cosponsored by Representatives Kestell and Strachota.
To committee on Health, Health Insurance, Privacy, Property Tax Relief, and Revenue.
Senate Bill 706
Relating to: guardianships of children.
By Senator Taylor .
To committee on Judiciary, Corrections, Insurance, Campaign Finance Reform, and Housing.
Senate Bill 707
Relating to: the small business health options program authority, health benefit plan exchange for small employers and certain individuals, and granting rule-making authority.
By Senators Vinehout, Holperin and Robson.
To committee on Health, Health Insurance, Privacy, Property Tax Relief, and Revenue.
Senate Bill 708
Relating to: authorized foods under the food stamp program; a deductible and coinsurance under BadgerCare Plus; a minimum copayment and maximum child care hours under Wisconsin Shares; drug testing for eligibility for public assistance; eliminating income eligibility requirements for enrollment in a private school participating in the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program; changing eligibility requirements for persons or families of low and moderate income to receive, directly or indirectly, certain housing, housing assistance, grants, loans, or benefits from the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority, the Department of Commerce, and local housing authorities; consideration of the income and assets of a person for purposes of receiving low-income energy assistance; consideration of the income and assets of both parents of a student under 22 years of age for purposes of awarding a grant or scholarship to such a student; prohibiting new claims under the earned income tax credit; increasing the individual income tax personal exemption for dependents; granting rule-making authority; and providing a penalty.
S765 By Senator Grothman ; cosponsored by Representative LeMahieu .
To committee on Children and Families and Workforce Development.
Petitions and Communications
State of Wisconsin
Office of the Governor
April 22 , 2010
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