Tuesday, November 1, 2011
One-Hundredth Regular Session
The Assembly met in the Assembly Chamber located in the State Capitol.
Speaker Pro Tempore Kramer in the chair.
Representative Suder asked unanimous consent for a quorum call. Granted.
A quorum was present.
Speaker Fitzgerald in the chair.
The prayer was offered by Pastor Wade Duroe from the Crossroads Church in Chippewa Falls.
Representative Zepnick led the membership in reciting the pledge of allegiance to the flag of the United States of America.
The roll was taken.
The result follows:
Present - Representatives August, Ballweg, Barca, Berceau, Bernard Schaber, Bernier, Bewley, Bies, Brooks, Clark, E. Coggs, Craig, D. Cullen, Danou, Doyle, Endsley, Farrow, Fields, Grigsby, Hintz, Honadel, Hulsey, Jacque, Jorgensen, Kapenga, Kaufert, Kerkman, Kessler, Kestell, Kleefisch, Klenke, Knilans, Knodl, Knudson, Kooyenga, Kramer, Krug, Krusick, Kuglitsch, T. Larson, LeMahieu, Litjens, Loudenbeck, Marklein, Mason, Meyer, Milroy, Molepske Jr, Mursau, Murtha, Nass, Nerison, Nygren, A. Ott, J. Ott, Pasch, Petersen, Petrowski, Petryk, Pocan, Pope-Roberts, Pridemore, Radcliffe, Richards, Ringhand, Ripp, Rivard, Roys, Seidel, Severson, Sinicki, Spanbauer, Staskunas, Steinbrink, Steineke, Stone, Strachota, Stroebel, Suder, Tauchen, C. Taylor, Thiesfeldt, Tiffany, Toles, Tranel, Turner, Van Roy, Vos, Vruwink, Weininger, Williams, Wynn, Young, Zamarripa, Zepnick, Ziegelbauer and Speaker Fitzgerald - 97.
Absent with leave - Representative Hebl - 1.
Vacancies - 95th Assembly District - 1.
Representative Roys asked unanimous consent for a leave of absence for today's session for Representative Hebl. Granted.
Representative Ballweg asked unanimous consent for a leave of absence for part of today's session for Representatives Endsley, Nygren, Van Roy, Weininger, Williams and Wynn. Granted.
Assembly amendment 1 to Assembly Bill 122 offered by Representatives C. Taylor, Kessler, Young, E. Coggs, Grigsby, Sinicki, Berceau, Bernard Schaber, Pocan, Roys, Seidel, Pope-Roberts and Turner.
Assembly substitute amendment 1 to Assembly Bill 122 offered by Representatives C. Taylor, Kessler, Young, E. Coggs, Grigsby, Sinicki, Berceau, Bernard Schaber, Pocan, Milroy, Roys, Seidel, Pope-Roberts and Turner.
Assembly amendment 1 to Senate Bill 95 offered by Representatives Clark, Pope-Roberts, Sinicki and Hintz.
Assembly amendment 1 to Senate Bill 184 offered by Representative Strachota.
Assembly substitute amendment 1 to Senate Bill 212 offered by Representatives Barca, Mason, Turner and Steinbrink.
Assembly amendment 1 to Senate Bill 228 offered by Representatives Molepske Jr, Danou, Hulsey, Milroy and Clark.
Assembly amendment 2 to Senate Bill 228 offered by Representatives Molepske Jr, Danou, Hulsey, Milroy and Clark.
Read first time and referred:
Assembly Joint Resolution 73
Relating to: proclaiming November 2011 as pancreatic cancer awareness month.
To committee on Rules.
Assembly Bill 354
Relating to: the fee for duplicate identification cards issued by the Department of Transportation.
To committee on Transportation.
Assembly Bill 355
Relating to: exempting rules promulgated by the Government Accountability Board from certain administrative rule-making procedures involving the approval of the governor.
To committee on Election and Campaign Reform
Assembly Bill 356
Relating to: limiting the corporate income tax deduction for compensation paid to an employee.
To committee on Jobs, Economy and Small Business
Assembly Bill 357
Relating to: allowing members of a dairy cooperative to claim the dairy manufacturing facility investment credit in the next taxable year.
To committee on Agriculture.
The committee on Urban and Local Affairs reports and recommends:
Assembly Bill 279
Relating to: excluding from the calculation of expenditure restraint payments expenditures made pursuant to a purchasing agreement with a school district.
Assembly Amendment 1 adoption:
Ayes: 9 - Representatives Brooks, Thiesfeldt, Spanbauer, Jacque, Knudson, Ziegelbauer, Pocan, Ringhand and E. Coggs.