Thursday, February 16, 2012
3:20 P.M.
One-Hundredth Regular Session
Senate Journal
The Senate met.
The Senate was called to order by Senator S. Fitzgerald.
The Chair, with unanimous consent, asked that the proper entries be made in the journal.
Chief Clerk's Entries
Amendments Offered
Senate amendment 2 to Senate Bill 226 offered by Senator Risser.
Senate amendment 1 to Senate Bill 386 offered by Senator Erpenbach.
Senate substitute amendment 1 to Senate Bill 394 offered by Senator Olsen.
Senate amendment 1 to Senate Bill 458 offered by Senator Lazich.
Senate substitute amendment 1 to Senate Bill 461 by the committee on Education.
Introduction, First Reading, and
Reference of Proposals
Read first time and referred:
Senate Bill 484
Relating to: the property tax exemption for certain housing facilities.
By Senators Schultz and Erpenbach; cosponsored by Representatives Vos, Berceau, Endsley, C. Taylor, Thiesfeldt, Wynn, Pocan and Nygren.
To committee on Insurance and Housing.
Senate Bill 485
Relating to: accessible instructional materials for students with disabilities enrolled in institutions of higher education.
By Senators Wirch, Erpenbach, S. Coggs, Lasee, C. Larson, Risser and Taylor; cosponsored by Representatives Knilans, Seidel, Bewley, Bies, Endsley, Grigsby, Krug, Pope-Roberts, Steinbrink, Turner, C. Taylor and Mason.
To committee on Agriculture, Forestry, and Higher Education.
Senate Bill 486
Relating to: creating the Special Needs Scholarship Program for disabled pupils, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation.
By Senators Vukmir, Moulton, Galloway and Darling; cosponsored by Representatives Litjens, Fields, Wynn, Bernier, Bies, Brooks, Endsley, Farrow, Honadel, Jacque, Kleefisch, Knilans, Knudson, Kooyenga, Kramer, Krug and Kuglitsch.
To committee on Education.
Senate Bill 487
Relating to: the provision of information regarding health care benefits provided to certain assistance program recipients.
By Senator Galloway ; cosponsored by Representatives Nygren, Ballweg, Bies, Brooks, Endsley, LeMahieu, Petersen, Severson, Van Roy, Wynn and Vos.
To committee on Insurance and Housing.
Senate Bill 488
Relating to: regulation of ferrous metallic mining and related activities, procedures for obtaining approvals from the Department of Natural Resources for the construction of utility facilities, making an appropriation, and providing penalties.
By Senators Galloway, Vukmir, Zipperer, Wanggaard, Darling, S. Fitzgerald, Lasee, Lazich, Leibham, Kedzie and Grothman; cosponsored by Representatives J. Fitzgerald, Suder, Williams, Tiffany, Honadel, August, Ballweg, Bernier, Bies, Brooks, Craig, Endsley, Farrow, Jacque, Kapenga, Kaufert, Kerkman, Kestell, Kleefisch, Klenke, Knilans, Knodl, Knudson, Kooyenga, Kramer, Krug, Kuglitsch, T. Larson, LeMahieu, Litjens, Loudenbeck, Marklein, Meyer, Mursau, Murtha, Nass, Nerison, Nygren, A. Ott, J. Ott, Petersen, Petrowski, Petryk, Pridemore, Ripp, Rivard, Severson, Spanbauer, Steineke, Stone, Strachota, Stroebel, Tauchen, Thiesfeldt, Tranel, Van Roy, Vos, Weininger and Wynn.
To joint committee on Finance.
Report of Committees
The committee on Transportation and Elections reports and recommends:
Senate Bill 314
Relating to: collection of money owed for failure to pay for gasoline or diesel fuel and obtaining information with personal identifiers from the Department of Transportation.
Adoption of Senate Amendment 1.
Ayes, 4 - Senators Lazich, Leibham, Lasee and Erpenbach.
Noes, 0 - None.
Passage as amended.
Ayes, 4 - Senators Lazich, Leibham, Lasee and Erpenbach.
Noes, 0 - None.
Senate Bill 386
Relating to: voter registration at high schools and certain tribal schools.
Ayes, 3 - Senators Lazich, Leibham and Lasee.
S714 Noes, 1 - Senator Erpenbach.
Senate Bill 397
Relating to: photographs on operator's licenses.
Ayes, 4 - Senators Lazich, Leibham, Lasee and Erpenbach.
Noes, 0 - None.
Senate Bill 398
Relating to: submitting written objections and appearing in person or by telephone at a hearing to review administrative suspension of motor vehicle operating privileges.