One-Hundred and First Regular Session
1:22 P.M. THURSDAY, November 14, 2013
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 Gary Zacharias of Terrace Shores Evangelical Church in Markesan.
Representative Smith 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, Berceau, 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, T. Larson, LeMahieu, Marklein, Mason, Milroy, Murphy, Mursau, 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 - 93.
Absent with leave - Representatives Kuglitsch, Loudenbeck and Murtha - 3.
Vacancies - 21st, 69th and 82nd Assembly District - 3.
Leaves of Absence
Representative Ballweg asked unanimous consent for a leave of absence for today's session for Representatives Kuglitsch, Loudenbeck and Murtha. Granted.
Representative Williams introduced Hometown Hero recipient Deputy Sheriff Chad R. Kowalczyk from Taylor County, who addressed the members from the rostrum. Mr. Kowalczyk’s son Cade and girlfriend Rachel Nichols joined him at the rostrum.
Introduction and Reference of Proposals
Read first time and referred:
Relating to: permitting a funeral establishment to be located in a cemetery, prohibiting discrimination against a funeral establishment that has no relationship with a cemetery, prohibiting discrimination against a cemetery that has no relationship with a funeral establishment, and eliminating a property tax exemption for cemetery authority property.
By Representatives Kleefisch and Kapenga.
hist14309To committee on Consumer Protection.
Relating to: an exemption for recipients of the purple heart medal from the cumulative preference system for issuing wild turkey hunting licenses and tags.
By Representatives Wright, Spiros, Kolste, Murphy, Milroy, Thiesfeldt, Kahl, Kestell, Ohnstad, Bies, Genrich, Brooks, Danou, Bernier, Vruwink, T. Larson, Pridemore and Marklein; cosponsored by Senators Vinehout, Hansen and Schultz.
hist14310To committee on Natural Resources and Sporting Heritage.
Relating to: the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation's officers, committees, and reporting obligations.
By Representatives Williams, Brooks, Endsley, Knodl, Marklein, Murphy, Ohnstad, Petryk and Strachota; cosponsored by Senators Leibham, Darling, Lassa and L. Taylor.
hist14311To committee on Jobs, Economy and Mining.
Relating to: use of special identification cards for persons with physical disabilities.
By Representatives Swearingen, Knodl, Brooks, Bernier, Ohnstad, Weatherston, T. Larson and A. Ott; cosponsored by Senators Lasee, L. Taylor, Lazich and Grothman.
Relating to: expanding the requirement of county board approval of a town amendment of its zoning ordinances.
By Representatives Craig, Kramer and Kapenga; cosponsored by Senators Farrow and Lazich.
hist14332To committee on Urban and Local Affairs.
Relating to: dry cask storage of spent fuel from nuclear power plants and granting rule-making authority.
By Representative Bies; cosponsored by Senator Lasee.
hist14333To committee on Energy and Utilities.
The following Assembly proposal, which has been approved by both the Assembly and Senate, has been enrolled by the Legislative Reference Bureau:
PATRICK E. FULLER
Assembly Chief Clerk
November 14, 2013
Patrick E. Fuller
Assembly Chief Clerk
17 West Main Street, Suite 401
Madison, WI 53703
Dear Chief Clerk Fuller:
hist14201I respectfully ask that my name be withdrawn as a co-author of Assembly Bill 506, relating to professional land surveyors; the practice of professional land surveying; surveying land abutting navigable waters; various changes regarding platting, surveying, and certified survey maps; and granting rule-making authority.
35th Assembly District
Calendar of Thursday,
Assembly Resolution 20
Relating to: proclaiming Wisconsin Diabetes Day.
hist14222The question was: Shall Assembly Resolution 20 be adopted?
Assembly Joint Resolution 66
Relating to: the life and service of former Lawrence University president Richard Warch.
hist14223The question was: Shall Assembly Joint Resolution 66 be adopted?
hist14224Representative Kramer asked unanimous consent that the rules be suspended and that Assembly Joint Resolution 66 be immediately messaged to the Senate. Granted.
Assembly Joint Resolution 71
Relating to: Wisconsin Adoption Month.
hist14225The question was: Shall Assembly Joint Resolution 71 be adopted?
hist14226Representative Kramer asked unanimous consent that the rules be suspended and that Assembly Joint Resolution 71 be immediately messaged to the Senate. Granted.
Special Order of
Business at 1:01 P.M.