Senate Journal
One-Hundred and Second Regular Session
11:10 A.M.   THURSDAY, February 11, 2016
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
hist53676Senate Amendment 1 to Senate Bill 221 offered by Senator Wanggaard.
hist53937Senate Amendment 1 to Senate Bill 394 offered by Senator Lassa.
hist53675Senate Amendment 2 to Senate Bill 446 offered by Senator Lasee.
hist53674Senate Amendment 1 to Senate Bill 467 offered by Senator Kapenga.
hist53511Senate Amendment 1 to Senate Bill 482 offered by Senator Darling.
hist54018Senate Substitute Amendment 1 to Senate Bill 487 offered by Senator Moulton.
hist53677Senate Substitute Amendment 2 to Senate Bill 503 offered by Senator Marklein.
Introduction, First Reading, and Reference of Proposals
Read and referred:
hist53251Senate Resolution 8
Relating to: debate on the executive budget bill.
By Senators Vinehout and Carpenter.
hist54019To committee on Government Operations and Consumer Protection.
hist51684Senate Joint Resolution 102
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 Senators Darling, Harsdorf, Lassa and Gudex; cosponsored by Representatives Vos, Vorpagel, Brandtjen, Berceau, Czaja, R. Brooks, Duchow, Gannon, Kremer, Krug, Loudenbeck, Rodriguez, Rohrkaste, Schraa, Tittl and Ballweg.
hist53679To committee on Senate Organization.
hist51685Senate Joint Resolution 103
Relating to: proclaiming August 2016 as National Immunization Awareness Month.
By Senators L. Taylor, Harris Dodd, Miller and Vinehout; cosponsored by Representatives Berceau, Hintz, Jorgensen, Spreitzer and Subeck.
hist53680To committee on Senate Organization.
hist51686Senate Joint Resolution 104
Relating to: proclaiming April 2016 as National Distracted Driving Awareness Month in Wisconsin.
By Senators L. Taylor, Harris Dodd and Lassa; cosponsored by Representatives Berceau, Jorgensen, Ohnstad, Sinicki, Spreitzer, Subeck and Zepnick.
hist53681To committee on Senate Organization.
hist51687Senate Joint Resolution 105
Relating to: proclaiming May 3, 2016, as National Teacher Appreciation Day in Wisconsin.
By Senators L. Taylor, Bewley, Erpenbach, Harris Dodd, Lassa, Ringhand, Vinehout and Wanggaard; cosponsored by Representatives C. Taylor, Berceau, Brostoff, Considine, Danou, Hebl, Horlacher, Jorgensen, Milroy, Murphy, Ohnstad, Zepnick, Spreitzer, Shankland and Petryk.
hist53682To committee on Senate Organization.
hist53252Senate Joint Resolution 106
Relating to: congratulating the National Park Service on its centennial and celebrating the recreation and conservation benefits to our state and nation.
By Senators Bewley, Miller, Ringhand, Risser, Vinehout and L. Taylor; cosponsored by Representatives Meyers, Milroy, Berceau, Danou, Goyke, Hintz, Jorgensen, Kahl, Kessler, Mason, Ohnstad, Pope, Shankland, Spreitzer, Subeck, C. Taylor and Zepnick.
hist54020To committee on Senate Organization.
hist53253Senate Joint Resolution 107
Relating to: recognizes the month of February 2016 as Career and Technical Education Month in Wisconsin.
By Senators Bewley, Harris Dodd, C. Larson, Miller, Ringhand, L. Taylor and Vinehout; cosponsored by Representatives Pope, Berceau, Hebl, Jorgensen, Kahl, Milroy, Murphy, Ohnstad, Petryk, Shankland, Sinicki, Spreitzer, Subeck and Zepnick.
hist54021To committee on Senate Organization.
Read first time and referred:
hist51712Senate Bill 718
Relating to: faculty development grant programs for technical colleges, the technical college instructor occupational competency program, modifying certain rules of the Technical College System Board, and eliminating outdated rules of the board.
By Senator Harsdorf; cosponsored by Representative Murphy.
hist53515To committee on Universities and Technical Colleges.
hist51713Senate Bill 719
Relating to: modifying rules of the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System regarding service of notice, updating outdated rules of the board, and providing for consistent capitalization of certain terms in the board's rules.
By Senator Harsdorf; cosponsored by Representative Murphy.
hist53516To committee on Universities and Technical Colleges.
hist51689Senate Bill 720
Relating to: traffic violations requiring operating privilege suspension and attendance at a vehicle right-of-way course and providing a penalty.
By Senators Stroebel, Olsen and Wirch; cosponsored by Representatives Brandtjen, Horlacher, Kerkman, Knodl, T. Larson, Vorpagel and Weatherston.
hist53683To committee on Transportation and Veterans Affairs.
hist51691Senate Bill 721
Relating to: the sale of unpasteurized milk and unpasteurized milk products and an exemption from requirements for certain dairy farms.
By Senators Stroebel, Vukmir and Tiffany; cosponsored by Representatives Murphy, Craig, Kremer, Tittl, Edming, Danou, Mason, Knodl, Kleefisch, Brandtjen, Berceau, Macco, Kooyenga, Skowronski and Hutton.
hist53684To committee on Agriculture, Small Business, and Tourism.
hist51692Senate Bill 722
Relating to: reducing certain authority of the Milwaukee County executive in the area of land transactions and increasing certain authority of the Milwaukee County Board in that area.
By Senators C. Larson, Carpenter, L. Taylor and Harris Dodd; cosponsored by Representatives Sinicki, Barnes, Bowen, Brostoff, Johnson, Kessler, Berceau, Ohnstad and Subeck.
hist53685To committee on Elections and Local Government.
hist51693Senate Bill 723
Relating to: damages in personal injury claims involving asbestos trusts.
By Senators Vinehout, C. Larson, Ringhand and Lassa; cosponsored by Representatives Wachs, Hesselbein, Milroy, Danou, Jorgensen, Mason, Kessler, Berceau, Goyke, Shankland, Sinicki, Considine, Zepnick, Ohnstad, Spreitzer, Johnson, Brostoff, Pope, C. Taylor, Zamarripa and Subeck.
hist53686To committee on Judiciary and Public Safety.
hist51696Senate Bill 724