Assembly Journal
One-Hundred and Second Regular Session
12:50 P.M.   TUESDAY, April 14, 2015
The Assembly met in the Assembly Chamber located in the State Capitol.
Speaker Pro Tempore August in the Chair.
Representative Steineke asked unanimous consent for a quorum call. Granted.
A quorum was present.
Speaker Vos in the Chair.
The prayer was offered by Pastor Mark Weigt of the Ridgeview Community Church in Greenfield.
Representative Mason led the membership in reciting the pledge of allegiance to the flag of the United States of America.
The roll was taken.
The result follows:
Present - Representatives Allen, August, Ballweg, Barca, Barnes, Berceau, Bernier, Billings, Born, Bowen, Brandtjen, E. Brooks, R. Brooks, Brostoff, Considine, Craig, Czaja, Danou, Doyle, Edming, Gannon, Genrich, Goyke, Heaton, Hebl, Hesselbein, Hintz, Horlacher, Hutton, Jacque, Jagler, Jarchow, Johnson, Jorgensen, Kahl, Kapenga, Katsma, Kerkman, Kessler, Kitchens, Kleefisch, Knodl, Knudson, Kolste, Kooyenga, Kremer, Krug, Kuglitsch, Kulp, T. Larson, Loudenbeck, Macco, Mason, Meyers, Milroy, Murphy, Mursau, Murtha, Nerison, Neylon, Novak, Nygren, Ohnstad, A. Ott, J. Ott, Petersen, Petryk, Pope, Quinn, Riemer, Ripp, Rodriguez, Rohrkaste, Sanfelippo, Sargent, Schraa, Shankland, Sinicki, Skowronski, Spiros, Spreitzer, Steffen, Steineke, Stuck, Subeck, Swearingen, Tauchen, C. Taylor, Thiesfeldt, Tittl, Tranel, VanderMeer, Vorpagel, Wachs, Weatherston, Young, Zamarripa, Zepnick and Speaker Vos - 99.
Absent with leave - None.
Vacancies - None.
Leaves of Absence
Representative Murtha asked unanimous consent for a leave of absence for part of today's session for Representatives Krug and Rohrkaste. Granted.
Representative Jorgensen asked unanimous consent for a leave of absence for part of today's session for Representative Milroy. Granted.
Special Guest
Representative Sargent introduced the Hometown Hero Award recipient, Mr. Paul du Vair, who addressed the members from the rostrum.
Representative Milroy asked unanimous consent that his leave of absence be lifted. Granted.
Amendments Offered
hist34587Assembly Amendment 1 to Assembly Bill 131 offered by Representative Loudenbeck.
hist34588Assembly Amendment 1 to Assembly Bill 132 offered by Representative Loudenbeck.
hist34589Assembly Amendment 1 to Assembly Bill 135 offered by Representative Loudenbeck.
hist34590Assembly Amendment 1 to Assembly Bill 137 offered by Representative Loudenbeck.
hist34591Assembly Amendment 1 to Assembly Bill 138 offered by Representative Loudenbeck.
hist34511Assembly Amendment 2 to Assembly Bill 147 offered by Representative J. Ott.
Introduction and Reference of Proposals
Read first time and referred:
hist34523Assembly Bill 163
Relating to: elimination of the Department of Safety and Professional Services and the Department of Financial Institutions; elimination of the Educational Approval Board; creation of the Department of Financial Institutions and Professional Standards; transfer of the Veterinary Examining Board to the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures; requiring the exercise of rule-making authority; and making appropriations.
By Representative Ballweg; cosponsored by Senators Roth and Farrow.
hist34762To committee on State Affairs and Government Operations.
Speaker's Communications
April 10, 2015
Representative Alvin Ott
Room 323 North, State Capitol
Madison, WI 53708
Dear Representative Ott:
hist34570Pursuant to Assembly Rule 13 (2)(b), with your permission as Chair of the Natural Resources and Sporting Heritage committee, I will remove Clearinghouse Rule 14-027 from the committee and refer it to the Environment and Forestry committee.
Please contact my office with any questions.
Assembly Speaker
April 13, 2015
Patrick E. Fuller
Assembly Chief Clerk
17 West Main Street, Suite 401
Madison, WI 53703
Dear Chief Clerk Fuller:
hist34584Please add my name as a co-author of Assembly Bill 114, relating to falsely claiming military service or honors, and providing a penalty.