One-Hundred and First Regular Session
1:09 P.M. TUESDAY, February 18, 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, Kedzie, C. Larson, Lasee, Lassa, Lazich, Lehman, Leibham, Miller, Moulton, Olsen, Petrowski, Risser, Schultz, Shilling, L. Taylor, Tiffany, Vinehout, Vukmir and Wirch - 32.
Absent with leave - Senator Jauch - 1.
The Sentate stood for the prayer which was offered by Reverend Everett Mitchell of Christ the Solid Rock Baptist Church in Madison.
The Senate remained standing and Senator Shilling 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 Jauch 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
hist21237Senate Amendment 1 to Senate Bill 348 offered by Senator Carpenter. hist21353Senate Amendment 2 to Senate Bill 348 offered by Senator Carpenter. hist21215Senate Amendment 2 to Senate Bill 461 offered by Senator Leibham. hist21263Senate Amendment 3 to Senate Bill 502 offered by Senator Lasee. hist21218Senate Amendment 1 to Senate Amendment 1 to Senate Substitute Amendment 1 to Senate Bill 517 offered by Senator Lasee. hist21216Senate Amendment 3 to Senate Substitute Amendment 1 to Senate Bill 517 offered by Senators Erpenbach, Hansen, Lassa, C. Larson, Risser, T. Cullen, Miller, Shilling, Harris and Carpenter. hist21217Senate Amendment 2 to Senate Bill 527 offered by Senators Risser, Harris, T. Cullen, Miller, Carpenter and C. Larson. hist21440Senate Amendment 3 to Senate Bill 527 offered by Senators Grothman and S. Fitzgerald. hist21594Senate Substitute Amendment 1 to Senate Bill 575 offered by Senator Tiffany. hist21221Senate Amendment 1 to Senate Bill 612 offered by Senator Tiffany.
Introduction, First Reading, and Reference of Proposals
Read and referred:
Relating to: the life and the military and public service of Gerald L. Trumm.
By Senators Olsen, Carpenter, Cowles, T. Cullen, Lassa, Miller and Schultz; cosponsored by Representatives Ripp, Bies, Krug, Marklein, Milroy, Murphy, A. Ott, Petryk, Pridemore, Williams and Wright.
hist21311To committee on Senate Organization.
Read first time and referred:
Relating to: emergency heating assistance loan guarantees.
By Senators Tiffany, Petrowski, Darling and Harsdorf; cosponsored by Representatives Nygren, Czaja, Bernier, Marklein, Mursau, Murtha, Kulp, Krug, Nerison, Petryk, Swearingen and Tranel.
Relating to: nonprofit organization grant program administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs; grant reduction, suspension, or termination and record-keeping and audit requirements for various grant programs administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs; providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures; and making an appropriation.
By Senator Petrowski; cosponsored by Representative Petryk.
hist21294To committee on Transportation, Public Safety, and Veterans and Military Affairs.
Relating to: school district sparsity aid and and making an appropriation.
By Senators Vinehout, Schultz and Erpenbach; cosponsored by Representatives Clark, Wright, Pope, Danou, Smith, Milroy, Ringhand, Shankland and Ohnstad.
Relating to: the definition of project costs under the tax incremental financing program.
By Senator Tiffany; cosponsored by Representatives Kooyenga and Kahl.
hist21313To committee on Workforce Development, Forestry, Mining, and Revenue.
Relating to: deceptive election practices and providing a penalty.
By Senators Harris, Lehman, L. Taylor and Carpenter; cosponsored by Representatives Barnes, Zamarripa, Sargent, C. Taylor, Johnson, Young, Hebl, Bewley, Berceau, Ringhand, Wachs, Kolste, Goyke, Ohnstad, Mason, Doyle, Hesselbein, Pasch, Pope and Hulsey.
hist21314To committee on Elections and Urban Affairs.
Relating to: ordinances, variances, and rules relating to the constructing or altering of, or adding to, public buildings and buildings that are places of employment, the creation of a building code council, and inspections of public buildings and buildings that are places of employment, and granting rule-making authority.
By Senators Moulton, Petrowski, Gudex, Cowles, Leibham, Schultz, Harsdorf and Grothman; cosponsored by Representatives Knudson, Brooks, Schraa, Weatherston, LeMahieu, A. Ott, Kulp, Bies, Hintz, Loudenbeck, Kahl, Marklein and Knodl.
hist21315To committee on Government Operations, Public Works, and Telecommunications.
Relating to: payment of property taxes in multiple installments for low income taxpayers.
By Senator T. Cullen.
hist21316To committee on Workforce Development, Forestry, Mining, and Revenue.
Relating to: creating a model academic standards board.
By Senators Vukmir, Farrow, Lazich, Leibham, Grothman and Tiffany; cosponsored by Representatives Thiesfeldt, Nass, Knudson, J. Ott, Tauchen, Spiros, Knodl, Jagler, Pridemore, Schraa, Hutton, Murphy, Sanfelippo and Kulp.
Report of Committees
The joint survey committee on Tax Exemptions reports and recommends:
Senate Bill 348
Relating to: the sales and use tax exemption for aircraft parts, maintenance, and labor.
Report of joint survey committee on Tax Exemptions received.
hist21219Ayes: 8 - Senator Lasee; Representative August; Senator Tiffany; Representatives Swearingen and Bernard Schaber; Secretary Chandler; Public Member Stensberg; Public Member Shaul.
Noes: 1 - Senator Lehman.
Senate Bill 448
Relating to: the sales and use tax exemption for equipment used in a fertilizer blending, feed milling, or grain drying operation.
Report of joint survey committee on Tax Exemptions received.
hist21220Ayes: 9 - Senator Lasee; Representative August; Senators Tiffany and Lehman; Representatives Swearingen and Bernard Schaber; Secretary Chandler; Public Member Stensberg; Public Member Shaul.
Noes: 0 - None.
Joint Survey Committee on Tax Exemptions
Petitions and Communications
hist21304Pursuant to Senate Rule 17 (5), Senator Lassa added as a cosponsor of Assembly Joint Resolution 88.