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Thursday, February 24, 2011
11:06 A.M.
One-Hundredth Regular Session
STATE OF WISCONSIN
Senate Journal
The Senate met.
The Senate was called to order by President Ellis.
President Ellis, with unanimous consent, asked that the
roll call, prayer, and pledge of the January 2011 Special Session
be applied to the Regular Session.
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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 Cowles, Darling, Ellis, S. Fitzgerald, Galloway, Grothman, Harsdorf, Hopper, Kapanke, Kedzie, Lasee, Lazich, Leibham, Moulton, Olsen, Schultz, Vukmir, Wanggaard and Zipperer - 19.
Absent - Senators Carpenter, S. Coggs, T. Cullen, Erpenbach, Hansen, Holperin, Jauch, C. Larson, Lassa, Miller, Risser, Taylor, Vinehout and Wirch - 14.
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Chief Clerk's Entries
The Chief Clerk makes the following entries dated Wednesday, February 23 , 2011.
Report of Committees
The committee on Senate Organization reports:
Referred to, and withdrawn from, the joint committee on Finance, pursuant to Senate Rule 41 (1)(e):
Senate Bill 6
Placed the following proposals on the Senate Calendar of Thursday, February 24, 2011:
Senate Joint Resolution 13
Senate Bill 6
Ayes: 3 - Senators Fitzgerald, Ellis and Grothman.
Noes: 0 - None.
SCOTT FITZGERALD
Chairperson
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Introduction, First Reading, and
Reference of Proposals
Read first time and referred:
Senate Bill 24
Relating to: eliminating the fee for having land rezoned out a farmland preservation zoning district and eliminating the program for purchasing agricultural conservation easements.
By Senators Schultz, Galloway and Lasee; cosponsored by Representatives Jacque, Rivard, Steineke, Ziegelbauer, Bies, Kerkman, Kestell, Nass, Kleefisch, Litjens, Pridemore and Weininger.
To committee on Financial Institutions and Rural Issues.
Senate Bill 25
Relating to: eliminating authorization to create a regional transit authority, dissolving any existing regional transit authority and the Southeastern Regional Transit Authority, and eliminating the Southeast Wisconsin transit capital assistance program.
By Senators Grothman, Wanggaard, Lazich, Vukmir, Lasee and Moulton; cosponsored by Representatives Nass, Ripp, Vos, Wynn, Pridemore, Mursau, Petersen, Nygren, Kerkman, Suder, August and LeMahieu.
To committee on Transportation and Elections.
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Report of Committees
The committee on Economic Development and Veterans and Military Affairs reports and recommends:
Winston, Wyman, of Atlanta, GA, as Executive Director of the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority, to serve for the term ending January 13, 2013.
Confirmation.
Ayes, 4 - Senators Hopper, Zipperer, Darling and Wanggaard.
Noes, 0 - None.
Senate Bill 11
Relating to: the filing of certain forms related to Tax Incremental Financing District Number 72 in the city of Milwaukee.
Passage.
Ayes, 4 - Senators Hopper, Zipperer, Darling and Wanggaard.
Noes, 0 - None.
S138 Senate Bill 21
Relating to: authorizing the town of Brookfield in Waukesha County to create a tax incremental district for a retail project.
Passage.
Ayes, 4 - Senators Hopper, Zipperer, Darling and Wanggaard.
Noes, 0 - None.
Randy Hopper
Chairperson
Petitions and Communications
Legislative Reference Bureau Corrections
Corrections In:
Senate Substitute Amendment 1
TO 2009 SENATE BILL 6
Prepared by the Legislative Reference Bureau
(February 24 , 2011)
1. Page 28, line 15: delete "1. " and substitute "1.".
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Consideration of Motions, Resolutions, and Joint Resolutions Not Requiring a Third Reading
Senate Joint Resolution 13
Relating to: declaring January 26 as Bob Uecker Day.
Read.
The question was: Shall Senate Joint Resolution 13 be adopted?
The ayes and noes were demanded and the vote was: ayes, 19; noes, 0; absent or not voting, 14; as follows:
Ayes - Senators Cowles, Darling, Ellis, S. Fitzgerald, Galloway, Grothman, Harsdorf, Hopper, Kapanke, Kedzie, Lasee, Lazich, Leibham, Moulton, Olsen, Schultz, Vukmir, Wanggaard and Zipperer - 19.
Noes - None.
Absent or not voting - Senators Carpenter, S. Coggs, T. Cullen, Erpenbach, Hansen, Holperin, Jauch, C. Larson, Lassa, Miller, Risser, Taylor, Vinehout and Wirch - 14.
Adopted.
Senator S. Fitzgerald, with unanimous consent, asked that all members of the Senate be made coauthors of Senate Joint Resolution 13.
Senator S. Fitzgerald, with unanimous consent, asked that all action be immediately messaged to the Assembly:
Senate Joint Resolution 13
Messaged.
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