Senate Journal
One-Hundred and First Regular Session
2:00 P.M.   WEDNESDAY, January 22, 2014
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, L. Taylor, Tiffany, Vukmir and Wirch - 32.
Absent with leave - Senator Vinehout - 1.
The Sentate stood for the prayer which was offered by Lt. Karl Blessing from the Salvation Army Ray and Joan Croc Corps Community Center in Green Bay .
The Senate remained standing and President Pro Tempore Leibham led the Senate in the pledge of allegiance to the flag of the United States of America.
Leaves of Absence
Senator Larson, with unanimous consent, asked that Senator Vinehout be granted a leave of absence for today's session.
Pursuant to Senate Rule 17 (6), the Chief Clerk makes the following entries under the above date.
Chief Clerk's Entries
Amendments Offered
hist17437Senate Amendment 3 to Senate Bill 375 offered by Senator Lehman.
hist17422Senate Amendment 1 to Senate Bill 499 offered by Senator Lazich.
Introduction, First Reading, and Reference of Proposals
Read and referred:
hist17324Senate Joint Resolution 64
Relating to: commending the Iron Brigade.
By Senators Kedzie, Grothman, Vinehout, Miller, Lassa, Schultz, T. Cullen, Lazich, Harsdorf, Lehman and Tiffany; cosponsored by Representatives Weatherston, Jacque, Kleefisch, Kahl, Smith, Stroebel, Tranel, Goyke, Thiesfeldt, Danou, Petryk, A. Ott, Bies, Pope, Tittl, Mason, Murtha, Ballweg, Marklein, Petersen, Ohnstad, Hintz, Pridemore, Knodl, Mursau, Krug, Jorgensen, Rodriguez, Bernier, Wachs and Berceau.
hist17426To committee on Senate Organization.
Read first time and referred:
hist17325Senate Bill 507
Relating to: providing grants to counties that offer substance abuse treatment and diversion from incarceration and making an appropriation.
By Senators Darling, S. Fitzgerald, Cowles, Gudex, Harsdorf, Leibham, Olsen, Petrowski, Carpenter, Harris, Jauch, Shilling, L. Taylor, Vinehout, Wirch and Lehman; cosponsored by Representatives Nygren, Bies, Ballweg, Bernier, Born, Brooks, Endsley, Kaufert, Kleefisch, Knudson, Kooyenga, Krug, T. Larson, LeMahieu, Marklein, Murphy, Mursau, A. Ott, Petryk, Schraa, Spiros, Strachota, Tranel, Weatherston, Barnes, Berceau, Bernard Schaber, Billings, Clark, Doyle, Goyke, Hesselbein, Hintz, Johnson, Kahl, Kolste, Mason, Ohnstad, Pasch, Riemer, Richards, Ringhand, C. Taylor, Wachs, Wright and Young.
hist17427To joint committee on Finance.
hist17326Senate Bill 508
Relating to: permitting an employee to voluntarily choose to work without one day of rest in seven.
By Senators Grothman and Gudex; cosponsored by Representatives Born, Bernier, Bies, Craig, Jacque, Knodl, Kulp, Murphy, Stroebel, Swearingen and Tittl.
hist17428To committee on Judiciary and Labor.
hist17498Senate Bill 509
Relating to: operation of agricultural vehicles on highways and providing a penalty.
By Senators Petrowski, Cowles, Grothman, Gudex, Harsdorf, Moulton and Olsen; cosponsored by Representatives Ripp, Bies, Born, Brooks, Czaja, Danou, Endsley, Jagler, Kahl, Krug, Kulp, T. Larson, Murphy, Mursau and A. Ott.
hist17499To committee on Transportation, Public Safety, and Veterans and Military Affairs.
Report of Committees
The committee on Economic Development and Local Government reports and recommends:
EBERLE, JOSEPH W., of Pewaukee, as a Professional Engineer 2 on the Examining Board of Architects, Landscape Architects, Professional Engineers, Designers and Land Surveyors, to serve for the term ending July 1, 2017.
Ayes: 5 - Senators Gudex, Petrowski, Leibham, Lassa and L. Taylor.
Noes: 0.
GREBE, MICHAEL, of Milwaukee, as a State Resident 5 on the Bradley Center Sports and Entertainment Corporation, to serve for the term ending July 1, 2020.
Ayes: 5 - Senators Gudex, Petrowski, Leibham, Lassa and L. Taylor.
Noes: 0.
HERNANDEZ, NANCY, of Milwaukee, as a Private Sector Rep 4 on the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation Board, to serve for the term ending at the pleasure of the Governor.
Ayes: 5 - Senators Gudex, Petrowski, Leibham, Lassa and L. Taylor.
Noes: 0.
Senate Bill 385
Relating to: the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation's officers, committees, and reporting obligations.
Ayes: 5 - Senators Gudex, Petrowski, Leibham, Lassa and L. Taylor.