Assembly Journal
One-Hundred and First Regular Session
12:58 P.M.   TUESDAY, March 18, 2014
The Assembly met in the Assembly Chamber located in the State Capitol.
Speaker Vos in the Chair.
Representative Strachota asked unanimous consent for a quorum call. Granted.
A quorum was present.
The prayer was offered by Deacon Mark Jansen from Holy Angels Parish in West Bend.
Former state representative Kitty Rhodes 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, Knodl, Knudson, Kolste, Kooyenga, 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, 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 - 96.
Absent with leave - Representatives Klenke, Kramer and Riemer - 3.
Vacancies - None.
Leaves of Absence
Representative Ballweg asked unanimous consent for a leave of absence for today's session for Representatives Klenke and Kramer. Granted.
Representative Jorgensen asked unanimous consent for a leave of absence for today's session for Representative Riemer. Granted.
Amendments Offered
hist25375Assembly Substitute Amendment 3 to Assembly Bill 379 offered by Representatives Pope, Clark, Wright and Hesselbein.
hist25378Assembly Substitute Amendment 1 to Assembly Bill 388 offered by Representative Bies.
hist25627Assembly Amendment 1 to Assembly Amendment 1 to Assembly Bill 570 offered by Representative Loudenbeck.
hist26020Assembly Substitute Amendment 1 to Assembly Bill 733 offered by Representatives Kaufert and Nass.
hist26079Assembly Amendment 1 to Assembly Substitute Amendment 1 to Assembly Bill 841 offered by Representative Thiesfeldt.
hist25376Assembly Substitute Amendment 2 to Senate Bill 286 offered by Representatives Pope, Clark, Wright and Hesselbein.
Introduction and Reference of Proposals
Read first time and referred:
hist25443Assembly Joint Resolution 116
Relating to: proclaiming May 16, 17, and 18, 2014, Syttende Mai Weekend.
By Representatives Nerison, Doyle, Hebl, Knudson, Kahl, Genrich, Milroy, Berceau, Hulsey, Sargent, Bewley, Williams, Hesselbein, Bies, Ohnstad, Murtha, Jorgensen, Wright, Pope and Ringhand; cosponsored by Senators Shilling, Harsdorf, Miller, Lehman, Lazich, Risser, Jauch, Schultz and Lassa.
hist25505To committee on Rules.
hist25010Assembly Joint Resolution 117
Relating to: Purple Day for epilepsy.
By Representatives Kahl, Krug, Kolste, Wright, Sargent, Thiesfeldt, Zamarripa, Danou, Murphy, Spiros, Mason, Ohnstad, Goyke, Bewley, Berceau, A. Ott, Ringhand and Wachs; cosponsored by Senators Wirch, T. Cullen, Lehman, Hansen and Harris.
hist25530To committee on Rules.
hist25202Assembly Joint Resolution 118
Relating to: proclaiming May 2014 as Lyme disease awareness month.
By Representative Kulp; cosponsored by Senator Tiffany.
hist25531To committee on Rules.
hist25528Assembly Joint Resolution 119
Relating to: congratulating the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Panthers men's basketball team on its 2014 Horizon League title and berth to the 2014 NCAA Men's Division I basketball tournament.
By Representatives Richards, Barnes, Danou, Goyke, Hintz, Johnson, Knodl, Murphy, Ohnstad, J. Ott, Pasch, Pridemore, Riemer, Sinicki, Tranel, Wright, Young and Zamarripa; cosponsored by Senators C. Larson, L. Taylor, Darling, Harris, Lazich and Lehman.
hist25532To committee on Rules.
hist23655Assembly Bill 874
Relating to: labeling of genetically engineered food and granting rule-making authority.
By Representatives C. Taylor, Clark, Genrich, Ohnstad and Wright; cosponsored by Senators Risser, Erpenbach and Harris.
hist26165To committee on Consumer Protection.
hist23656Assembly Bill 875
Relating to: four-year-old kindergarten and making an appropriation.
By Representatives C. Taylor, Berceau, Hesselbein, Johnson, Kessler, Kolste, Pope, Sargent, Young and Zamarripa; cosponsored by Senator Harris.
hist26166To committee on Education.
hist23657Assembly Bill 876
Relating to: renewable portfolio standards and credits; electricity derived from biofuels; electric utility purchases of renewable energy and customer-generated electricity; distributed generation rules; granting rule-making authority; and requiring the exercise of rule-making authority.
By Representatives Shankland, Mason, Clark, Hesselbein, Sargent, Hulsey, Kolste, C. Taylor, Goyke, Ohnstad, Hebl, Berceau and Jorgensen; cosponsored by Senators Miller, Risser and Erpenbach.
hist26167To committee on Energy and Utilities.
hist23658Assembly Bill 877
Relating to: smoking in motor vehicles while children are present, making an appropriation, and providing a penalty.