One-Hundred and First Regular Session
1:02 P.M. TUESDAY, February 11, 2014
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 Representative Kleefisch.
Representative Strachota 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, Kuglitsch, Kulp, 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, Rodriguez, Sanfelippo, Sargent, Schraa, Severson, Shankland, Sinicki, Skowronski, Smith, Spiros, Steineke, Strachota, Stroebel, Swearingen, Tauchen, C. Taylor, Thiesfeldt, Tittl, Tranel, Vruwink, Wachs, Weatherston, Weininger, Williams, Wright, Young, Zamarripa, Zepnick and Speaker Vos - 99.
Absent with leave - None.
Vacancies - None.
Leaves of Absence
Representative Ballweg asked unanimous consent for a leave of absence for part of today's session for Representative Czaja. Granted.
Representative Billings introduced the Hometown Hero Award recipient, Sister Marcella Steffes of the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration, who addressed the members from the rostrum.
Speaker Pro Tempore August in the Chair.
hist19462Assembly Amendment 2 to Assembly Bill 249 offered by Representative Bernier. hist19472Assembly Substitute Amendment 1 to Assembly Bill 464 offered by Representative Bies. hist19781Assembly Amendment 1 to Assembly Bill 478 offered by Representative Stroebel. hist19443Assembly Substitute Amendment 1 to Assembly Bill 616 offered by Representative T. Larson. hist19800Assembly Amendment 1 to Assembly Substitute Amendment 1 to Assembly Bill 618 offered by Representative Pridemore. hist19853Assembly Substitute Amendment 1 to Assembly Bill 620 offered by Representatives Kessler, Johnson, C. Taylor, Danou, Wachs, Hebl, Goyke, Young and Barnes. hist19792Assembly Substitute Amendment 1 to Assembly Bill 670 offered by Representatives Williams and Loudenbeck. hist19457Assembly Amendment 4 to Assembly Bill 683 offered by Representative T. Larson. hist19778Assembly Amendment 5 to Assembly Bill 683 offered by Representative T. Larson. hist19834Assembly Amendment 6 to Assembly Bill 683 offered by Representative T. Larson. hist19804Assembly Substitute Amendment 1 to Assembly Bill 750 offered by Representative Kapenga. hist19780Assembly Amendment 1 to Senate Bill 338 offered by Representative Stroebel.
Introduction and Reference of Proposals
Read first time and referred:
Relating to: commending and congratulating Chancellor Charles W. Sorensen for his contributions to the University of Wisconsin-Stout and the state of Wisconsin.
By Representatives Murtha, Knudson, Danou, Petryk, Hintz, Johnson, Brooks, T. Larson and Wright; cosponsored by Senators Harsdorf, Moulton, Vinehout and Kedzie.
Relating to: recognizing Black History Month.
By Representatives Johnson, Barnes, Goyke, Kessler, Pasch, Rodriguez, Young and Zamarripa; cosponsored by Senators Harris and L. Taylor.
Relating to: requirements for new private schools seeking to participate in a parental choice program and requiring a private school participating in a parental choice program to maintain accreditation.
By Representatives Rodriguez, Steineke and Hutton; cosponsored by Senators Vukmir and Olsen.
Relating to: number of school days and hours of instruction held in a school year and state aid for summer classes.
By Representatives Kestell, Wright, Clark, Steineke, Thiesfeldt, Pope, Kulp, Riemer, Kolste, Hintz, Goyke, Mursau, Doyle and Kooyenga; cosponsored by Senators Olsen, Farrow and Harsdorf.
Relating to: preemption of local ordinances that require employees of a local governmental unit, employees of a contractor of a local governmental unit, or employees who perform work funded by a local governmental unit to be paid at a minimum wage rate specified in the ordinance and preemption of residency requirements for laborers, workers, mechanics, and truck drivers employed on local projects of public works to which the prevailing wage law applies.
By Representative Kapenga; cosponsored by Senator Grothman.
Relating to: required notices by a health care provider who orders a test for the presence of Lyme disease.
By Representatives Hebl, Sargent, Hulsey, Bies, Wachs, Berceau, Pope and Ohnstad; cosponsored by Senator Miller.
Relating to: requiring racial impact statements for bills that create a new crime, modify an existing crime, or modify the penalty for an existing crime.
By Representatives Pasch, Sargent, Barnes, Johnson, Young, Zamarripa, Goyke, Riemer, Kessler, Sinicki, C. Taylor, Berceau, Ohnstad, Pope and Hulsey; cosponsored by Senators Harris, Vinehout, Carpenter and Lassa.
Relating to: electronic voter registration, verification of certain registrations, and proof of residence for voting in an election and granting rule-making authority.
By Representatives Berceau, Genrich, Jorgensen, Kahl, Shankland, Ohnstad, Sargent, Johnson, Doyle, C. Taylor, Ringhand, Kolste, Sinicki, Hintz, Zamarripa, Pasch and Pope; cosponsored by Senators T. Cullen, Carpenter, Shilling, Harris, Risser, Vinehout and Hansen.
hist19838To committee on Campaigns and Elections.
Relating to: expanding eligibility for the earned income tax credit; hospital best practices for postpartum patients and newborns; hospital staff privileges and written agreements required for nurse-midwives; coverage of nurse-midwives under the injured patients and families compensation fund; a report on information related to hospital neonatal intensive care units; an electronic application and information system to determine eligibility and register for public assistance programs; directing the Department of Health Services to request a Medical Assistance waiver; evidence-based home visitation program services for persons who are at risk of poor birth outcomes or of abusing or neglecting their children; designating race and ethnicity on birth certificates; a report on fetal and infant mortality and birth outcomes; requiring informed consent for performance on pregnant women of certain elective procedures prior to the full gestational term of a fetus; cultural competency training for certain students enrolled in the University of Wisconsin System and the technical college system; granting rule-making authority; and requiring the exercise of rule-making authority.
By Representatives Mason, Pasch, Milroy, Barnes, Johnson, Kolste, Ohnstad, Jorgensen, Hebl, Berceau, Goyke, Ringhand, Hulsey, Pope, Zamarripa, Richards, Shankland, Wright and Kahl; cosponsored by Senators Schultz, L. Taylor, Lehman, Wirch, T. Cullen, Carpenter and Harris.
Relating to: employment discrimination based on employment status.
By Representatives Barnes, Sinicki, Johnson, Sargent, Pasch, Berceau, Kessler, Wright, Goyke, Ringhand, Ohnstad, Wachs, Hebl, Shankland, C. Taylor and Genrich; cosponsored by Senators Hansen, Wirch, Risser, Lassa and Harris.
Relating to: state payments for municipal services and making an appropriation.
By Representatives C. Taylor, Thiesfeldt, Berceau, Goyke, Kahl, Pope and Ringhand; cosponsored by Senators Risser and Schultz.
Relating to: creating a nonrefundable individual income tax credit based on the federal tax credit for certain expenses for household and dependent care services.
By Representatives Sargent, Genrich, Johnson, Barnes, C. Taylor, Goyke, Sinicki, Berceau, Wachs, Kahl, Zamarripa, Ohnstad, Hebl, Pope, Shankland, Young and Riemer; cosponsored by Senators L. Taylor, Wirch, Harris and Lassa.
Relating to: an income and franchise tax credit for hiring young people for summer employment.