One-Hundred and Third Regular Session
10:51 A.M. THURSDAY, September 14, 2017
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 John Stake of the Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Tomah.
Representative Barca 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, Anderson, August, Ballweg, Barca, Berceau, Bernier, Billings, Born, Bowen, Brandtjen, R. Brooks, Considine, Crowley, Doyle, Duchow, Edming, Felzkowski, Fields, Gannon, Genrich, Goyke, Hebl, Hesselbein, Hintz, Horlacher, Hutton, Jacque, Jagler, Jarchow, Katsma, Kerkman, Kessler, Kitchens, Kleefisch, Knodl, Kooyenga, Kremer, Krug, Kuglitsch, Kulp, Loudenbeck, Macco, Mason, Meyers, Milroy, Murphy, Mursau, Nerison, Neylon, Novak, Nygren, Ohnstad, Ott, Petersen, Petryk, Pope, Pronschinske, Quinn, Riemer, Ripp, Rodriguez, Rohrkaste, Sanfelippo, Sargent, Schraa, Shankland, Sinicki, Skowronski, Snyder, Spiros, Spreitzer, Stafsholt, Steffen, Steineke, Stuck, Subeck, Summerfield, Swearingen, Tauchen, C. Taylor, Thiesfeldt, Tittl, Tranel, Tusler, VanderMeer, Vorpagel, Vruwink, Wachs, Weatherston, Wichgers, Young, Zamarripa, Zepnick, Zimmerman and Speaker Vos - 96.
Absent with leave - Representatives E. Brooks, Brostoff and Kolste - 3.
Vacancies - None.
Leaves of Absence
Representative Knodl asked unanimous consent for a leave of absence for today's session for Representative E. Brooks. Granted.
Representative Spreitzer asked unanimous consent for a leave of absence for today's session for Representatives Brostoff and Kolste. Granted.
Leaves of Absence
Representative Knodl asked unanimous consent for a leave of absence for part of today's session for Representatives Hutton and Rodriguez. Granted.
Representative Spreitzer asked unanimous consent for a leave of absence for part of today's session for Representative Milroy. Granted.
Representative Hesselbein introduced Hometown Hero Award recipient Alex Haunty, founder of Alex Haunty's Theater and Arts Fund, Inc., a non-profit organzation that promotes access to the arts for people with disabilities. Mr. Haunty addressed the members from the rostrum.
Introduction and Reference of Proposals
Read first time and referred:
Relating to: the regulation of nonferrous metallic mining, prospecting, exploration, and bulk sampling, repealing administrative rules relating to wetlands, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation.
By Representatives Hutton, Kulp, Jarchow, Rodriguez, Horlacher, Quinn, Macco, Sanfelippo, Edming, Kremer, Gannon, Tauchen, Duchow, Kleefisch, Skowronski, Wichgers, Knodl, Bernier, Kooyenga, R. Brooks, Zimmerman and Brandtjen; cosponsored by Senators Tiffany, Fitzgerald, Darling, LeMahieu, Moulton, Feyen, Stroebel, Kapenga, Wanggaard, Craig, Lasee, Nass and Vukmir.
Calendar of Thursday, September 14
hist74740Representative Steineke asked unanimous consent that Assembly Joint Resolution 73 be withdrawn from today's calendar and taken up at this time. Granted.
Assembly Joint Resolution 73
Relating to: proclaiming September 2017 as Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month.
hist74741The question was: Shall Assembly Joint Resolution 73 be adopted?
hist74753Representative Loudenbeck asked unanimous consent to be added as a coauthor of Assembly Joint Resolution 73. Granted. hist74742Representative Steineke asked unanimous consent that the rules be suspended and that Assembly Joint Resolution 73 be immediately messaged to the Senate. Granted.
Representative Duchow introduced Hometown Hero Award recipient Annie Bartosz, founder of the childhood cancer non-profit organization Gold in September (G9). Miss Bartosz addressed the members from the rostrum.
Assembly Resolution 14
Relating to: proclaiming October as Italian-American Heritage Month.
Representative Barca introduced Ross DePaola of the Italian Workmen’s Club in Madison, who joined him at the rostrum.
The question was: Shall Assembly Resolution 14 be adopted?
Assembly Joint Resolution 64
Relating to: recognizing September as National Suicide Prevention Month.
hist74744The question was: Shall Assembly Joint Resolution 64 be adopted?
hist74745Representative Steineke asked unanimous consent that the rules be suspended and that Assembly Joint Resolution 64 be immediately messaged to the Senate. Granted.
Assembly Joint Resolution 72
Relating to: commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame, Inc., and declaring October 21, 2017, Packers Hall of Fame Day.