The Assembly met in the Assembly Chamber located in the State Capitol.
Speaker Pro Tempore August in the Chair.
Representative Kramer asked unanimous consent for a quorum call. Granted.
A quorum was present.
Speaker Vos in the chair.
The prayer was offered by Pastor Ryan Kibbe from Life Church in De Pere.
Representative Born 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, Barnes, Bernard Schaber, Bernier, Bewley, Bies, Billings, Born, Brooks, Clark, Craig, Czaja, Danou, Doyle, Endsley, Genrich, Goyke, Hebl, Hesselbein, Hintz, Hulsey, Hutton, Jacque, Jagler, Johnson, Jorgensen, Kahl, Kapenga, Kaufert, Kerkman, Kessler, Kestell, Kleefisch, Klenke, Knodl, Knudson, Kolste, Kooyenga, Kramer, Krug, Kuglitsch, T. Larson, LeMahieu, Loudenbeck, Marklein, Mason, Milroy, Murphy, Mursau, Murtha, Nass, Nerison, Neylon, Nygren, Ohnstad, A. Ott, J. Ott, Pasch, Petersen, Petryk, Pope, Pridemore, Richards, Riemer, Ringhand, Ripp, Sanfelippo, Sargent, Schraa, Severson, Shankland, Sinicki, Smith, Spiros, Steineke, Strachota, Stroebel, Swearingen, Tauchen, C. Taylor, Thiesfeldt, Tittl, Tranel, Vruwink, Wachs, Weatherston, Weininger, Williams, Wright, Young, Zamarripa, Zepnick and Speaker Vos - 95.
Absent with leave - Representative Berceau - 1.
Vacancies - 21st, 69th and 82nd Assembly District - 3.
Leaves of Absence
Representative Jorgensen asked unanimous consent for a leave of absence for today's session for Representative Berceau. Granted.
Leaves of Absence
Representative Ballweg asked unanimous consent for a leave of absence for part of today's session for Representatives Hutton and Klenke. Granted.
Representative Jorgensen asked unanimous consent for a leave of absence for part of today's session for Representative Hebl. Granted.
Amendments Offered
hist11202Assembly Amendment 1 to Assembly Bill 9 offered by Representative Kleefisch.
hist11203Assembly Amendment 2 to Assembly Bill 9 offered by Representative Kleefisch.
hist11125Assembly Amendment 1 to Assembly Bill 393 offered by Representative Bernier.
hist11201Assembly Amendment 1 to Assembly Amendment 1 to Assembly Bill 403 offered by Representative Nerison.
hist11314Assembly Amendment 2 to Assembly Bill 418 offered by Representative Bernier.
Introduction and Reference of Proposals
Read first time and referred:
hist9842Assembly Bill 421
Relating to: eligibility for disaster damage aids paid by the Department of Transportation.
By Representatives Barnes, Wright, Johnson, Wachs, Pope, Jorgensen, Ohnstad, Shankland, Goyke, Genrich and Kahl; cosponsored by Senators Harris, T. Cullen and Hansen.
hist11315To committee on Transportation.
Message from the Senate
From: Jeffrey Renk, Senate Chief Clerk.
Mr. Speaker:
I am directed to inform you that the Senate has
Adopted and asks concurrence in:
hist11555Senate Joint Resolution 45
hist11552Senate Joint Resolution 54
hist11550Senate Joint Resolution 56
Passed and asks concurrence in:
hist11558Senate Bill 315
Concurred in:
hist11447Assembly Joint Resolution 54
hist11446Assembly Joint Resolution 55
hist11445Assembly Joint Resolution 56
hist11444Assembly Joint Resolution 58
hist11443Assembly Joint Resolution 59
Action on the Senate Message
Senate Joint Resolution 45
Relating to: designating the Honor and Remember Flag as Wisconsin's emblem of service and sacrifice by those in the United States Armed Forces who have given their lives in the line of duty.
By Senators Harsdorf, Farrow, L. Taylor, Lehman and T. Cullen; cosponsored by Representatives Murtha, Petryk, Spiros, Williams, Kerkman, Milroy, Bernier, A. Ott, Bies, Ballweg, T. Larson, Murphy, Nass, Brooks, Vruwink and Marklein.
hist11556To committee on Rules.
Senate Joint Resolution 54
Relating to: proclaiming November 2013 as Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month.
By Senators Darling, Cowles, Hansen, Kedzie, Lassa, Lazich, Lehman, Olsen, Risser, Schultz, Shilling and Wirch; cosponsored by Representatives Ballweg, Berceau, Bernier, Bies, Danou, Endsley, Hesselbein, Hintz, Jacque, Jorgensen, Kahl, Kaufert, Kerkman, Kleefisch, Kolste, Marklein, Milroy, Murphy, Ohnstad, A. Ott, Petryk, Pope, Pridemore, Ringhand, Ripp, Shankland, Spiros, Strachota, Thiesfeldt, Tittl, Tranel, Vruwink, Williams and Wright.
hist11554To committee on Rules.
Senate Joint Resolution 56
Relating to: proclaiming the month of October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
By Senators Darling, Lazich, T. Cullen, Erpenbach, Gudex, Harris, Harsdorf, Kedzie, C. Larson, Lassa, Lehman, L. Taylor and Wirch; cosponsored by Representatives Strachota, Czaja, Berceau, Bewley, Bies, Born, Danou, Goyke, Hebl, Jagler, Johnson, Jorgensen, Kahl, Kessler, Kleefisch, Krug, Mason, Milroy, Murtha, Nass, Ohnstad, A. Ott, Pridemore, Sinicki, Spiros, C. Taylor, Tranel and Wachs.
hist11551To committee on Rules.
Senate Bill 315
  Relating to: exceptions to the prohibition of release of customer information by a municipal utility.
  By Senators Farrow and Ellis; cosponsored by Representative Kaufert.
hist11592   To calendar of Thursday, October 17.
October 15, 2013
Patrick E. Fuller
Assembly Chief Clerk
17 West Main Street, Suite 401
Madison, WI 53703
Dear Chief Clerk Fuller:
hist11150Please add my name as a co-author of Assembly Bill 182, relating to the sale of homemade baked goods and homemade canned goods.
State Representative
75th Assembly District
October 15, 2013
Representative David Craig
Email Correspondence
Dear Representative Craig:
This email is in response to your question regarding 2013 Senate Bill 119. The bill ratifies a compact between several states and provinces of Canada that would provide for the possibility of mutual assistance in managing an emergency or disaster. In order to ratify a compact, generally a jurisdiction must approve of the exact language provided in the compact.
Specifically, you asked for an explanation of a provision in the bill that allows participating jurisdictions in the compact, to the extent practical, to provide, to the extent authorized by law, for the temporary suspension of any statutes or ordinances that impede the implementation of responsibilities.
It appears that this provision authorizes a participating jurisdiction to authorize the temporary suspension of laws within that jurisdiction that impede the implementation of the responsibilities provided by the compact. It also appears that this authorization must be provided by law. This means that the ability to temporarily suspend a Wisconsin law that impedes the implementation of the responsibilities provided by the compact would require separate legislation.