Senate Journal
One-Hundred and First Regular Session
12:26 P.M.   THURSDAY, February 20, 2014
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
Amendments Offered
hist22683Senate Substitute Amendment 1 to Senate Bill 357 offered by Senator Darling.
hist22391Senate Substitute Amendment 1 to Senate Bill 481 offered by Senator Risser.
Introduction, First Reading, and Reference of Proposals
Read and referred:
hist22288Senate Joint Resolution 76
Relating to: reaffirming Wisconsin's commitment to its relationship with Taiwan, supporting Taiwan's efforts to secure entry to the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the signing of a bilateral investment agreement between Taiwan and the United States, and supporting Taiwan's participation in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.
By Senators Schultz and Lassa; cosponsored by Representatives Tranel, Bies, Williams, Marklein, Knodl, Kaufert and Kulp.
hist22399To committee on Senate Organization.
hist22289Senate Joint Resolution 77
Relating to: recognizing Dr. Norman Borlaug for his role in advancing agriculture by developing new wheat varieties and helping to improve the food security of developing nations worldwide.
By Senators Harsdorf, L. Taylor, Cowles, Tiffany, Miller, Schultz and Kedzie; cosponsored by Representatives Ripp, Bies, Brooks, Knudson, A. Ott, Williams, Tauchen, Murphy and Murtha.
hist22400To committee on Senate Organization.
Read first time and referred:
hist22290Senate Bill 620
Relating to: removing from records and from the Consolidated Court Automation Programs Internet site a criminal conviction if the person who was convicted has been pardoned.
By Senators Harris and L. Taylor; cosponsored by Representatives Goyke, Johnson, Pasch, Young, Milroy, Hesselbein, Wachs, Wright, Barnes, Sinicki and Zamarripa.
hist22401To committee on Judiciary and Labor.
hist22291Senate Bill 621
Relating to: preferences for minority-owned businesses in state procurement.
By Senators Harris, L. Taylor and Lehman; cosponsored by Representatives Johnson, Sargent, Barnes, Young, Berceau, C. Taylor, Milroy, Wachs, Pasch, Goyke, Zamarripa, Hulsey and Hintz.
hist22402To committee on Government Operations, Public Works, and Telecommunications.
hist22292Senate Bill 622
Relating to: creation of a grant program for teachers employed by sparsely populated school districts, and granting rule-making authority.
By Senators Vinehout, Miller, Schultz, Shilling, Hansen, Carpenter, T. Cullen and Lassa; cosponsored by Representatives Wright, Clark, Danou, Berceau, Jorgensen, Milroy, Ohnstad, Ringhand, Pope, Shankland, Riemer, Genrich, Wachs, Doyle, Bewley, Hebl and Hesselbein.
hist22403To committee on Education.
hist22293Senate Bill 623
Relating to: eliminating requirement to have an ultrasound before obtaining an abortion and eliminating requirement that physicians performing abortions have admitting privileges at certain hospitals.
By Senators Erpenbach, Shilling, Harris, Hansen, Risser, L. Taylor, T. Cullen, Lehman, Miller, Lassa, Wirch, Vinehout and C. Larson; cosponsored by Representatives Pasch, C. Taylor, Wright, Danou, Ohnstad, Berceau, Milroy, Kolste, Sargent, Shankland, Sinicki, Goyke, Genrich, Barnes, Johnson, Mason, Pope, Bewley, Kahl, Ringhand, Kessler, Riemer, Billings, Clark, Hebl, Zepnick, Wachs, Hintz, Bernard Schaber, Zamarripa, Young and Hesselbein.
hist22404To committee on Health and Human Services.
hist22294Senate Bill 624
Relating to: an income tax credit for the moving expenses paid by a business relocating to this state.
By Senators Harsdorf and Schultz; cosponsored by Representatives Petryk, T. Larson, Bies, Murphy, Pridemore, Hulsey and Thiesfeldt.
hist22405To committee on Workforce Development, Forestry, Mining, and Revenue.
hist22295Senate Bill 625
Relating to: procedures for utility projects that require a permit from the Department of Natural Resources.
By Senators Tiffany, Harsdorf and Moulton; cosponsored by Representatives T. Larson, Bernier, Bewley, Brooks, Knudson, Kulp, Marklein, Murtha, A. Ott, Petryk, Severson, Smith, Thiesfeldt, Vruwink, Wachs and Williams.
hist22406To committee on Natural Resources.
hist22305Senate Bill 626
Relating to: preemption of city, village, town, or county living wage ordinances with respect to employees who perform work that is funded, in whole or in part, with state funds and preemption of residency requirements for laborers, workers, mechanics, and truck drivers employed on local projects of public works to which the prevailing wage law applies who perform work that is funded with state funds.
By Senator Grothman; cosponsored by Representative Kapenga.
hist22407To committee on Economic Development and Local Government.
Report of Committees
The committee on Education reports and recommends:
Senate Bill 584
Relating to: requirements for new private schools seeking to participate in a parental choice program and requiring a private school participating in a parental choice program to maintain accreditation.
Ayes: 8 - Senators Olsen, Farrow, Darling, Vukmir, Gudex, Lehman, T. Cullen and Vinehout.
Noes: 0.
Senate Bill 589
Relating to: number of school days and hours of instruction held in a school year and state aid for summer classes.
hist22469Senate Amendment 1 adoption.
Ayes: 8 - Senators Olsen, Farrow, Darling, Vukmir, Gudex, Lehman, T. Cullen and Vinehout.
Noes: 0.
hist22470Passage as amended.
Ayes: 8 - Senators Olsen, Farrow, Darling, Vukmir, Gudex, Lehman, T. Cullen and Vinehout.
Noes: 0.
Committee on Education
The joint committee on Finance reports and recommends:
Assembly Bill 704
Relating to: state highway funding and making an appropriation.
hist22345Senate Amendment 1 introduction.
Ayes: 16 - Senators Darling, Olsen, Harsdorf, Leibham, Lazich, Grothman, Shilling, Wirch, Nygren, Strachota, Kooyenga, Knudson, LeMahieu, Klenke, Mason and Richards.
Noes: 0.