Senate Journal
One-Hundred and Second Regular Session
4:23 P.M.   TUESDAY, May 5, 2015
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.
Introduction, First Reading, and Reference of Proposals
Read first time and referred:
hist35607Senate Bill 147
Relating to: unattended decoys left in water.
By Senators Lasee and Cowles; cosponsored by Representatives Weatherston, Jacque, Ballweg, E. Brooks, Craig, Czaja, Horlacher, Jarchow, Kitchens, Kleefisch, Knodl, Krug, Kulp, T. Larson, Murphy and Tittl.
hist35754To committee on Sporting Heritage, Mining, and Forestry.
Report of Committees
The committee on Senate Organization reports:
hist36051Referred to, and withdrawn, from the Joint Committee on Finance, pursuant to Senate Rule 41 (1)(e):
hist36052Senate Bill 32
Ayes: 5 - Senators S. Fitzgerald, Lazich, Farrow, Shilling and Hansen.
Noes: 0 - None.
hist36026Amended the Senate Calendar for Wednesday, May 6, 2015 by removing Senate Bills 50, 51, 52, and 54 and adding Senate Bill 32, relating to: achievement gap reduction contracts requiring participating schools to implement strategies for improving academic performance of low-income pupils in reading and mathematics, granting rule-making authority, and making and appropriation.
Ayes: 5 - Senators S. Fitzgerald, Lazich, Farrow, Shilling and Hansen.
Noes: 0 - None.
Committee on Senate Organization
Petitions and Communications
hist35766Pursuant to Senate Rule 17 (5), Representative Ripp added as a cosponsor of Senate Joint Resolution 35.
State of Wisconsin
Government Accountability Board
May 5, 2015
The Honorable, the Senate:
Pursuant to Wis. Stats. §13.685 (7), we are providing the enclosed information. Please visit the Government Accountability Board’s Eye on Lobbying web site,, for more detailed information about lobbyists, lobbying principals (organizations), and state agency liaisons.
Julius, Buddy   Midwest Energy Research Consortium, Inc.
Lucht, Kenneth   Wisconsin & Southern Railroad L.L.C.
Murray, Ryan   Midwest Energy Research Consortium, Inc.
Shepherd, Jeremey   CaseNEX, LLC
Walsh-Boeder, Nancy   CaseNEX, LLC
Director and General Counsel
State of Wisconsin
Office of the Governor
Relating to a Special Election for the Thirty-Third Senate District
WHEREAS, on April 7, 2015 the Honorable Paul farrow was elected to the office of Waukesha County Executive; and
WHEREAS, the Honorable Paul Farrow currently serves as State Senator for Wisconsin’s Thirty-Third Senate District, the term of which office does not expire until the first Monday in January, 2015; and
WHEREAS, on May 1, 2015, the Honorable Paul Farrow submitted to the Office of the Governor a written resignation as State Senator for the Thirty-Third Senate District, effective July 17, 2015; and
WHEREAS, this resignation will create a vacancy in the office of State Senator for the Thirty-Third Senate District as of July 17, 2015;
NOW THEREFORE, I SCOTT WALKER, Governor of the State of Wisconsin, pursuant to article IV, section 14 of the Wisconsin Constitution and section 8.50 of the Wisconsin Statutes, order that a special election be held Tuesday, July 21, 2015, to fill the vacancy in the Thirty-Third Senate District, the boundaries of which are set out in section 4.009 of the Wisconsin Statutes, as created by 2011 Act 43. A copy of the boundary descriptions may be obtained from the Government Accountability Board or the Legislative Reference Bureau. The term of office for the Thirty-Third Senate District will expire on the first Monday in January, 2019. If a primary is necessary, it will be held Tuesday, June 23, 2015. Circulation of nomination papers for candidates may begin today, May 5, 2015, and nomination papers must be filed no later than 5:00p.m. on Tuesday, May 26, 2015, in the office of the Government Accountability Board, 212 East Washington Avenue, Third Floor, Madison, Wisconsin. This election shall be held, conducted, canvassed, and returned in accordance with law.
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Wisconsin to be affixed. Done at the Capitol in the city of Madison this fifth day of May in the year two thousand fifteen.
By the Governor:
Secretary of State
Referrals and Receipt of Committee Reports Concerning Proposed Administrative Rules
Relating to natural gas territorial agreements.
Submitted by Public Service Commission.
hist35604Report received from Agency, May 1, 2015.
hist35762Referred to committee on Natural Resources and Energy, May 5, 2015.
Relating to identification of children with significant developmental delay (SOD).
Submitted by Department of Public Instruction.
hist35530Report received from Agency, April 30, 2015.
hist35752Referred to committee on Education, May 5, 2015.
Relating to course of instruction.
Submitted by Cosmetology Examining Board.
hist35605Report received from Agency, May 1, 2015.
hist35763Referred to committee on Health and Human Services, May 5, 2015.
Relating to entrance to exams.
Submitted by Medical Examining Board .
hist35606Report received from Agency, May 1, 2015.
hist35764Referred to committee on Health and Human Services, May 5, 2015.