One-Hundred and Second Regular Session
11:52 A.M. Corrected Copy THURSDAY, February 11, 2016
The Assembly met in the Assembly Chamber located in the State Capitol.
Speaker Vos in the Chair.
Representative Steineke asked unanimous consent for a quorum call. Granted.
A quorum was present.
The prayer was offered by Ms. Janan Atta-Najeeb, President of the Milwaukee Muslim Women's Coalition and a member of the Islamic Society of Milwaukee.
Representative Kolste 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 August, Ballweg, Barca, Barnes, Berceau, Bernier, Billings, Bowen, Brandtjen, E. Brooks, R. Brooks, Brostoff, Considine, Craig, Czaja, Danou, Doyle, Duchow, Edming, Gannon, Genrich, Goyke, Heaton, Hebl, Hesselbein, Hintz, Horlacher, Hutton, Jacque, Jagler, Jarchow, Johnson, Jorgensen, 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 - 96.
Absent with leave - Representatives Allen, Born and Kahl - 3.
Vacancies - None.
Leaves of Absence
Representative Murtha asked unanimous consent for a leave of absence for today's session for Representatives Allen and Born. Granted.
Representative Jorgensen asked unanimous consent for a leave of absence for today's session for Representative Kahl. Granted.
Leaves of Absence
Representative Murtha asked unanimous consent for a leave of absence for part of today's session for Representative E. Brooks. Granted.
Speaker Pro Tempore August in the chair.
hist53933Assembly Amendment 1 to Assembly Bill 228 offered by Representative Krug. hist53450Assembly Amendment 1 to Assembly Bill 486 offered by joint committee on Finance. hist53455Assembly Amendment 2 to Assembly Bill 486 offered by joint committee on Finance. hist53678Assembly Substitute Amendment 1 to Assembly Bill 517 offered by Representative Jagler. hist53898Assembly Amendment 2 to Assembly Bill 553 offered by joint committee on Finance. hist53890Assembly Amendment 1 to Assembly Bill 599 offered by joint committee on Finance. hist53477Assembly Amendment 1 to Assembly Bill 665 offered by joint committee on Finance. hist53934Assembly Amendment 2 to Assembly Bill 731 offered by Representative Macco. hist53902Assembly Amendment 4 to Assembly Bill 804 offered by joint committee on Finance. hist53914Assembly Amendment 2 to Assembly Bill 856 offered by joint committee on Finance.
Introduction and Reference of Proposals
Read first time and referred:
Relating to: proclaiming April 28, 2016, Workers' Memorial Day in Wisconsin.
By Representatives Kahl, Sinicki, Ripp, Spreitzer, Barnes, Mason, Shankland, Doyle, Johnson, Kolste, Sargent, Hesselbein, Riemer, Genrich, Danou, Brostoff, Subeck, Milroy, Hebl, Zepnick, Goyke, Ohnstad, Considine, Berceau, Jorgensen and Wachs; cosponsored by Senators Miller, Wirch, Carpenter, Hansen, Harris Dodd, Vinehout, Ringhand, C. Larson and L. Taylor.
Relating to: requesting the department of health services and the department of children and families to seek waiver approval to create a sliding scale for eligibility for public benefit programs.
By Representatives Vos, Vorpagel, Brandtjen, R. Brooks, Tittl, Loudenbeck, Czaja, Knodl, Rohrkaste, Berceau, Krug, Kremer, Gannon, Duchow, Rodriguez and Ballweg; cosponsored by Senators Darling, Harsdorf, Lassa and Gudex.
Relating to: proclaiming May 13, 14, and 15, 2016, Syttende Mai Weekend.
By Representatives Nerison, Hebl, Kahl, Zamarripa, Milroy, Jorgensen, Petryk, Johnson, Danou, Ohnstad, Knudson, Horlacher, Berceau, Sinicki, Subeck, C. Taylor, Spreitzer and Genrich; cosponsored by Senators Shilling, Miller, Hansen, Wirch, Olsen, Vinehout, Risser, C. Larson, Harris Dodd, Cowles, Lazich and Lassa.
Relating to: honoring the 200th anniversary of Fort Crawford in Prairie du Chien.
By Representatives Nerison, Berceau, Danou, Genrich, Horlacher, Jorgensen, Murphy, Ohnstad, Pope and Sinicki; cosponsored by Senators Shilling, Cowles, Lassa, Ringhand, Vinehout and L. Taylor.
Relating to: the performance of highway improvement projects by a county and private construction projects by a political subdivision.
By Representatives Kremer, Billings, Berceau, Considine, Milroy, Ohnstad, C. Taylor, Zepnick and Pope; cosponsored by Senators Vinehout and Bewley.
Assembly Bill 903
Relating to: creating a grant program to cover tuition and other educational expenses at public institutions of higher education, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation.