One-Hundred and Second Regular Session
10:54 A.M. THURSDAY, February 18, 2016
The Assembly met in the Assembly Chamber located in the State Capitol.
Speaker Pro Tempore August in the Chair.
Representative Kleefisch asked unanimous consent for a quorum call. Granted.
A quorum was present.
The prayer was offered by Pastor Rick Andrus from Zion United Methodist Church in Forest Junction.
Representative Hintz 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, Craig, Czaja, Danou, Doyle, Duchow, Edming, Gannon, Genrich, Goyke, Heaton, Hebl, Hesselbein, Hintz, Horlacher, Hutton, Jacque, Jagler, Jarchow, Johnson, Jorgensen, Kahl, Katsma, Kerkman, Kessler, Kitchens, Kleefisch, Knodl, Knudson, Kolste, 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, 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 Considine, Kooyenga and Riemer - 3.
Vacancies - None.
Leaves of Absence
Representative Murtha asked unanimous consent for a leave of absence for today's session for Representative Kooyenga. Granted.
Representative Jorgensen asked unanimous consent for a leave of absence for today's session for Representatives Considine and Riemer. Granted.
Leaves of Absence
Representative Murtha asked unanimous consent for a leave of absence for part of today's session for Representative Gannon. Granted.
Representative Jorgensen asked unanimous consent for a leave of absence for part of today's session for Representatives Bowen and Zepnick. Granted.
hist56289Assembly Amendment 2 to Assembly Bill 537 offered by Representative Tauchen.
Introduction and Reference of Proposals
Read first time and referred:
Relating to: debate on the executive budget bill.
By Representatives Meyers, Spreitzer, Ohnstad, Berceau, Wachs, Sinicki, Pope and C. Taylor.
hist56296To committee on Assembly Organization.
Relating to: requiring the Joint Committee on Legislative Organization to immediately appoint a committee to study and report on certain impacts of professional licensure requirements.
By Representatives Zamarripa, Mason, Berceau, Hintz, Johnson, Jorgensen, Kessler, Ohnstad, Pope, Sinicki, Spreitzer, Subeck, Milroy and C. Taylor; cosponsored by Senators Miller, L. Taylor and Harris Dodd.
hist56294To committee on Workforce Development.
Relating to: ratification of the agreement negotiated between the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System and the Wisconsin State Building Trades Negotiating Committee, for the 2015-16 fiscal year, covering employees in the building trades crafts collective bargaining unit, and authorizing an expenditure of funds.
By joint committee on Employment Relations
Relating to: reimbursement of expenses for suppressing a forest fire.
By Representatives Milroy, Danou, Berceau, T. Larson, Ohnstad, A. Ott, Considine and Wachs; cosponsored by Senators Bewley and Miller.
hist56298To committee on Environment and Forestry.
Relating to: eliminating personal conviction exemption from immunizations.
By Representatives Hintz, Berceau, Kahl, Pope, Sinicki and Subeck; cosponsored by Senator Risser.
Relating to: authorizing the circuit court to order a person who engages in discrimination in employment on the basis of military service to pay compensatory and punitive damages.
By Representatives Sinicki, Hesselbein, Milroy, Riemer, Goyke, Jorgensen, Ohnstad, Subeck, Mason, Johnson, Shankland, Berceau, Barnes, Spreitzer, Meyers, Young, Brostoff, Bowen, Billings, Stuck, Hebl and C. Taylor; cosponsored by Senators Carpenter, Lassa, Hansen, L. Taylor, Wirch, C. Larson, Erpenbach and Harris Dodd.
hist56300To committee on Veterans and Military Affairs.
Relating to: creating a surcharge to be paid by persons convicted of certain crimes against children and certain crimes against sexual morality to fund services relating to crimes against children, and making an appropriation.
By Representatives Johnson and Billings.
hist56301To committee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety.
Relating to: crowdfunding projects for creating jobs or promoting economic growth.