One-Hundred and First Regular Session
1:02 P.M. TUESDAY, March 5, 2013
The Senate met.
The Senate was called to order by Senate President Ellis.
Call of Roll
The roll was called, disclosing the presence of a quorum.
Pursuant to Senate Rule 15, the official attendance for session was:
Senators Carpenter, Cowles, T. Cullen, Darling, Ellis, Erpenbach, Farrow, S. Fitzgerald, Grothman, Gudex, Hansen, Harris, Harsdorf, Jauch, Kedzie, C. Larson, Lasee, Lassa, Lazich, Lehman, Leibham, Miller, Moulton, Olsen, Petrowski, Risser, Schultz, Shilling, Taylor, Tiffany, Vinehout, Vukmir and Wirch - 33.
Absent with leave - None.
The Senate stood for a moment of silent meditation.
The Senate remained standing and Senator Lasee led the Senate in the pledge of allegiance to the flag of the United States of America.
Chief Clerk's Entries
hist2715Senate Amendment 2 to Senate Bill 26 offered by Senator Farrow. hist2668Senate Amendment 1 to Assembly Bill 35 offered by Senator Vinehout. hist2658Senate Amendment 3 to Senate Bill 35 offered by Senators Farrow and Shilling.
Petitions and Communications
hist2659Pursuant to Senate Rule 17 (5), Senator Harsdorf added as a co-author of Senate Bill 45. hist2684Pursuant to Senate Rule 17 (5), Senator Taylor added as a co-sponsor of Assembly Bill 14.
Consideration of motions, resolutions, and joint resolutions not requiring a third reading
Senate Joint Resolution 12
Relating to: commending the Samoset Council of the Boy Scouts of America.
hist2670The question was: Adoption of Senate Joint Resolution 12?
Assembly Joint Resolution 5
Relating to: the life and public service of Michael Harried.
hist2671The question was: Concurrence of Assembly Joint Resolution 5?
Leaves of Absence
Senator Larson, with unanimous consent, asked that Senator Jauch be granted a leave of absence for part of today's session.
Assembly Joint Resolution 10
Relating to: declaring March 2013 American Red Cross Month.
hist2672The question was: Concurrence of Assembly Joint Resolution 10?
Senator Fitzgerald, with unanimous consent, asked that all action be immediately messaged to the Assembly:
Second reading and amendments of senate joint resolutions and
Senate Bill 8
Relating to: alcohol sale, possession, and consumption at Peninsula State Park.
hist2678Senator Fitzgerald, with unanimous consent, asked that the bill be considered for final action at this time.
Read a third time and passed.
Senate Bill 27
Relating to: the authority and responsibilities of the Legislative Audit Bureau and state auditor, eliminating certain expired audit requirements, and requiring confidentiality during investigations of reports made to the state fraud, waste, and mismanagement hotline.
hist2682Senator Fitzgerald, with unanimous consent, asked that the bill be considered for final action at this time.
Read a third time and passed.
Second reading and amendments of assembly joint resolutions and assembly bills
Assembly Bill 2
Relating to: extending the expenditure period for a tax incremental district in the city of Marinette.
hist2688Senator Fitzgerald, with unanimous consent, asked that the bill be considered for final action at this time.
Read a third time.
The question was: Concurrence of Assembly Bill 2?
The ayes and noes were required and the vote was: ayes, 33; noes, 0; absent or not voting, 0; as follows: