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Tuesday, February 21, 2012
12:13 P.M.
One-Hundredth Regular Session
STATE OF WISCONSIN
Senate Journal
The Senate met.
The Senate was called to order by President Ellis.
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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 Carpenter, S. Coggs, Cowles, T. Cullen, Darling, Ellis, Erpenbach, S. Fitzgerald, Galloway, Grothman, Hansen, Harsdorf, Holperin, Jauch, Kedzie, King, C. Larson, Lasee, Lassa, Lazich, Leibham, Miller, Moulton, Olsen, Risser, Schultz, Shilling, Taylor, Vinehout, Vukmir, Wanggaard, Wirch and Zipperer - 33.
Absent - None.
Absent with leave - None.
The Senate remained standing and Senator Miller led the Senate in the pledge of allegiance to the flag of the United States of America.
The Senate stood for a moment of silence.
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Chief Clerk's Entries
Amendments Offered
Senate amendment 1 to Senate Bill 388 offered by Senators Erpenbach and Risser.
Senate amendment 2 to Senate Bill 388 offered by Senators Erpenbach and Risser.
Senate amendment 3 to Senate Bill 388 offered by Senators Erpenbach and Risser.
Senate amendment 4 to Senate Bill 388 offered by Senators Erpenbach and Risser.
Senate amendment 5 to Senate Bill 388 offered by Senators Erpenbach and Risser.
Senate amendment 6 to Senate Bill 388 offered by Senators Erpenbach and Risser.
Senate substitute amendment 1 to Senate Bill 388 offered by Senator Grothman.
Senate amendment 1 to Senate substitute amendment 1 to Senate Bill 461 offered by Senator C. Larson.
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Introduction, First Reading, and
Reference of Proposals
Read and referred:
Senate Joint Resolution 67
Relating to: recognizing that it is the right, duty, and privilege of the legislature to control the expenditure of moneys appropriated by law.
By Senators Hansen, Holperin, Risser, S. Coggs, T. Cullen and Lassa; cosponsored by Representatives Milroy, Molepske Jr, Jorgensen, C. Taylor, Mason, Turner, Grigsby, Fields, Sinicki and Berceau.
To committee on Senate Organization.
Read first time and referred:
Senate Bill 495
Relating to: the return of federal funds to the federal government.
By Senators Hansen, Holperin, Risser, S. Coggs, T. Cullen and Lassa; cosponsored by Representatives Milroy, Molepske Jr, Jorgensen, C. Taylor, Mason, Turner, Grigsby, Fields, Sinicki and Berceau.
To joint committee on Finance.
Senate Bill 496
Relating to: brucellosis testing of milk, cream, and cattle and restrictions on moving or sale of American bison and other animal species.
By Senator Schultz ; cosponsored by Representatives Nerison, A. Ott, Vruwink, Tranel and Spanbauer.
To committee on Agriculture, Forestry, and Higher Education.
Senate Bill 497
Relating to: designation, modification, and termination of agricultural enterprise areas.
By Senators Schultz and Holperin; cosponsored by Representatives Nerison, Clark, Vruwink, A. Ott and Tranel.
To committee on Agriculture, Forestry, and Higher Education.
Senate Bill 498
Relating to: the pest abatement authority of the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection.
By Senator Schultz ; cosponsored by Representatives Nerison, A. Ott, Tranel and Spanbauer.
To committee on Agriculture, Forestry, and Higher Education.
Senate Bill 499
Relating to: the engagement of engineering and similar services by the Department of Transportation.
S723 By Senators Lazich and Olsen; cosponsored by Representatives Honadel, Krug, Ballweg, Bies, Endsley, LeMahieu, A. Ott, Spanbauer, Stone, Strachota and Van Roy.
To committee on Transportation and Elections.
Senate Bill 500
Relating to: appointments to the Council on Highway Safety.
By Senator Lazich ; cosponsored by Representative Petrowski , by request of The Wisconsin Department of Transportation.
To committee on Transportation and Elections.
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