Introduction and Reference of Proposals
Read first time and referred:
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.
Message from the Senate
From: Jeffrey Renk, Senate Chief Clerk.
I am directed to inform you that the Senate has
Adopted and asks concurrence in:
Passed and asks concurrence in:
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.
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.
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.
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.
75th Assembly District
October 15, 2013
Representative David Craig
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.
It should also be noted that the same language is included in the “Emergency Management Assistance Compact,” a compact adopted by all 50 states, D.C., Puerto Rico, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. [s. 323.80 (3) (a) 7, Stats.] We are not aware of a Wisconsin law, enacted pursuant to this statute, that allows the temporary suspension of Wisconsin laws in the case of an emergency.
If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us.
Legislative Reference Bureau
Calendar of Tuesday,
Assembly Joint Resolution 54
Relating to: congratulating Steve Walters on being named Wisconsin Journalist of the Year.
Representative Richards introduced Steve Walters, who addressed the members from the rostrum. Mr. Walters was accompanied by his wife Rebecca; his son Eric and Eric’s wife Michelle; his daughter Heather Berg; his son Alex and Alex’s wife Heather and their children Taylor, Maxwell and Samuel.
hist11182The question was: Shall Assembly Joint Resolution 54 be adopted?
hist11183Representatives Kolste, Loudenbeck and Johnson asked unanimous consent to be added as coauthors of Assembly Joint Resolution 54. Granted. hist11184Representative Kramer asked unanimous consent that the rules be suspended and that Assembly Joint Resolution 54 be immediately messaged to the Senate. Granted.
Representative Hutton asked unanimous consent that his leave of absence be lifted. Granted.
Assembly Joint Resolution 58
Relating to: declaring October 2013 Co-op Month.
hist11189The question was: Shall Assembly Joint Resolution 58 be adopted?
hist11190Representatives Bewley and Jacque asked unanimous consent to be added as coauthors of Assembly Joint Resolution 58. Granted. hist11193Representative Kramer asked unanimous consent that the rules be suspended and that Assembly Joint Resolution 58 be immediately messaged to the Senate. Granted.