One-Hundred and First Regular Session
10:50 A.M. THURSDAY, February 28, 2013
The Senate met.
The Senate was called to order by Senator Fitzgerald.
Pursuant to Senate Rule 17 (6), the Chief Clerk makes the following entries under the above date.
Chief Clerk's Entries
The Chief Clerk makes the following entries dated Monday, February 25, 2013.
Referrals and Receipt of Committee Reports Concerning Proposed Administrative Rules
Relating to mandatory minimum liability limits for insurance policies under safety responsibility, damage judgment, and mandatory insurance laws.
hist2614Referred to joint committee for review of Administrative Rules, pursuant to s. 227.19 (5)(a), Wisconsin Statutes, February 25, 2013.
Relating to determination of eligibility for assignment of publicly appointed counsel.
hist2616Referred to joint committee for review of Administrative Rules, pursuant to s. 227.19 (5)(a), Wisconsin Statutes, February 25, 2013.
Relating to determination of ability to pay.
hist2618Referred to joint committee for review of Administrative Rules, pursuant to s. 227.19 (5)(a), Wisconsin Statutes, February 25, 2013.
Relating to elections to Employee Trust Fund Board and Teachers Retirement Board.
hist2620Referred to joint committee for review of Administrative Rules, pursuant to s. 227.19 (5)(a), Wisconsin Statutes, February 25, 2013.
Introduction, First Reading, and Reference of Proposals
Read first time and referred:
Relating to: the notice and degree requirements for the examination to practice as a certified public accountant.
By Senators Taylor and Grothman; cosponsored by Representatives Kooyenga, Spiros, Knudson, Marklein, Kapenga, Steineke, Smith, Bernier, Sanfelippo and Stone.
hist2427To committee on Government Operations, Public Works, and Telecommunications.
Relating to: searches by a law enforcement officer of a person on probation, parole, or extended supervision.
By Senators Leibham and Petrowski; cosponsored by Representatives Endsley, Jacque, Knodl, Stone, Born, Stroebel, LeMahieu, A. Ott, Brooks, Tittl, Marklein and Spiros.
hist2428To committee on Transportation, Public Safety, and Veterans and Military Affairs.
Relating to: designating and marking a specified highway route in the counties of Rock, Dane, Jefferson, Dodge, and Fond du Lac as the Rock River Trail Scenic and Historic Route.
By Senators T. Cullen, Olsen, S. Fitzgerald, Kedzie, Miller, Schultz, Risser, Carpenter, Lehman, Gudex and Jauch; cosponsored by Representatives Jagler, Ripp, Kolste, Jorgensen, Ringhand, Loudenbeck, Born, Schraa, Spiros, Berceau, Mason, Ohnstad, Kahl, Bies, Kleefisch, Nass, Ballweg, Bernier, Thiesfeldt and Milroy.
hist2429To committee on Transportation, Public Safety, and Veterans and Military Affairs.
Relating to: creating a preference in state procurement for Wisconsin-based businesses.
By Senators Lassa, Erpenbach, Harris, Hansen, Miller, C. Larson, Lehman, Shilling and Carpenter; cosponsored by Representatives Pope, Krug, Ohnstad, Hebl, C. Taylor, Berceau, Bernard Schaber, Mason, Jorgensen and Hesselbein.
hist2430To committee on Government Operations, Public Works, and Telecommunications.
Relating to: an income and franchise tax credit for investments in a community development financial institution.
By Senators Lassa, Shilling, Erpenbach, C. Larson, Miller, Hansen and Harris; cosponsored by Representatives Vruwink, Bewley, Barca, Kahl, Billings, Berceau, Pope, Ohnstad, Bernard Schaber, Barnes, Jorgensen, Sinicki, Hesselbein and Shankland.
hist2431To committee on Economic Development and Local Government.
Relating to: workforce growth grants to technical college districts and making an appropriation.
By Senators Lassa, Shilling, Lehman, C. Larson, Miller, Jauch and Vinehout; cosponsored by Representatives Doyle, Barca, Danou, Krug, Jorgensen, Hulsey, Hebl, Bernard Schaber, Berceau, Kahl, Milroy, Richards, Kolste, Ringhand, Ohnstad and Johnson.
hist2432To committee on Universities and Technical Colleges.
Relating to: indication of veteran status on an operator's license or identification card and granting rule-making authority.
By Senators Leibham, Petrowski, Carpenter, Hansen, Grothman, Lazich, Olsen and Lasee; cosponsored by Representatives Petryk, Kerkman, Tittl, Weatherston, Spiros, Tranel, Murphy, T. Larson, Ohnstad, A. Ott, Kahl, Bies, Marklein, Brooks, Pridemore, J. Ott, Ringhand, Kaufert, Ripp, Sinicki, Endsley, Krug, Bernier, Schraa and Petersen.
hist2433To committee on Transportation, Public Safety, and Veterans and Military Affairs.
Relating to: alcohol beverages violations involving underage persons on licensed premises.
By Senators Gudex, Kedzie and Moulton; cosponsored by Representatives Jacque, Kleefisch, Bies, August, Born, Endsley, Kuglitsch, Kaufert, Knodl, LeMahieu, Petersen, Ripp, Schraa, Spiros, Swearingen and Tittl.
hist2434To committee on Judiciary and Labor.
Relating to: renewable energy requirements for retail electric utilities and cooperatives.
By Senator Grothman; cosponsored by Representatives LeMahieu, Kestell, Nass, Schraa, Brooks and T. Larson.
hist2435To committee on Energy, Consumer Protection, and Government Reform.
Relating to: funding postretirement health care benefits of local government employees.
By Senators Vukmir, Grothman and Petrowski; cosponsored by Representatives Thiesfeldt, Nass, LeMahieu, Kapenga, Kooyenga, T. Larson, Stroebel, Craig, Bernier, Strachota, Stone, Kleefisch and Sanfelippo.
hist2436To committee on Economic Development and Local Government.
Report of Committees
The committee on Judiciary and Labor reports and recommends:
Senate Bill 36
Relating to: the effective date for licensing and registration requirements for electricians and electrical contractors.
Ayes: 5 - Senators Grothman, Vukmir, Farrow, Risser and Harris.
Ayes: 3 - Senators Grothman, Vukmir and Farrow.
Noes: 2 - Senators Risser and Harris.
Committee on Judiciary and Labor
Messages from the Assembly
By Patrick E. Fuller, chief clerk.
I am directed to inform you that the Assembly has adopted and asks concurrence in:
Passed and asks concurrence in: