One-Hundred and Third Regular Session
1:27 P.M. TUESDAY, February 20, 2018
The Assembly met in the Assembly Chamber located in the State Capitol.
Speaker Pro Tempore August in the Chair.
Representative Nygren asked unanimous consent for a quorum call. Granted.
A quorum was present.
The prayer was offered by Sister Edna Lonergan, Order of the Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi, Founder and Executive Director, St. Ann’s Intergenerational Care Center in St. Francis.
Representative Zepnick 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, E. Brooks, R. Brooks, Brostoff, Considine, Crowley, Doyle, Duchow, Edming, Felzkowski, Fields, Genrich, Goyke, Gundrum, Hebl, Hesselbein, Hintz, Horlacher, Hutton, Jacque, Jagler, Jarchow, Katsma, Kerkman, Kessler, Kitchens, Kleefisch, Knodl, Kolste, Kooyenga, Krug, Kuglitsch, Kulp, Loudenbeck, Macco, Meyers, Milroy, Mursau, Nerison, Neubauer, Neylon, Novak, Nygren, Ohnstad, Ott, Petersen, Petryk, Pope, Pronschinske, Quinn, Riemer, 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 Kremer and Murphy - 2.
Vacancies - 42nd Assembly District - 1.
Speaker Vos in the chair.
Leaves of Absence
Representative Knodl asked unanimous consent for a leave of absence for today's session for Representatives Kremer and Murphy. Granted.
hist88034Assembly Amendment 1 to Assembly Bill 162 offered by Representative Ott. hist89479Assembly Amendment 1 to Assembly Substitute Amendment 2 to Assembly Bill 693 offered by Representative Thiesfeldt. hist89650Assembly Amendment 1 to Assembly Bill 881 offered by committee on Environment and Forestry. hist88963Assembly Substitute Amendment 1 to Assembly Bill 910 offered by Representative Kooyenga. hist88033Assembly Substitute Amendment 1 to Assembly Bill 923 offered by Representative Kooyenga. hist88027Assembly Substitute Amendment 1 to Assembly Bill 935 offered by Representative Wichgers. hist88402Assembly Amendment 1 to Assembly Bill 963 offered by Representative Petersen. hist89676Assembly Substitute Amendment 1 to Senate Bill 53 offered by Representative Steffen.
Introduction and Reference of Proposals
Read first time and referred:
Relating to: recognizing the Stop the Bleed campaign, establishing March 31, 2018, as Wisconsin Trauma Awareness Day, and encouraging all Wisconsin citizens to participate in the initiative and learn more about the importance of bleeding-control measures.
By Representatives Kooyenga, Steineke and Crowley; cosponsored by Senators Vukmir and L. Taylor.
Relating to: attendance at a private school under a parental choice program and phasing out parental choice programs.
By Representative Sinicki; cosponsored by Senator Larson.
Relating to: eligibility for certain low-income energy assistance.
By Representatives Bowen, Brostoff, Crowley, C. Taylor, Milroy, Anderson, Subeck, Berceau, Spreitzer, Ohnstad, Pope and Sargent; cosponsored by Senators Vinehout, Carpenter, Johnson and L. Taylor.
hist88238To committee on Energy and Utilities.
Relating to: changing the rate of the earned income tax credit.
By Representatives Riemer, Neylon, Anderson, Berceau, Billings, Crowley, Doyle, Fields, Genrich, Hebl, Hesselbein, Kolste, Sargent, Shankland, Spreitzer, Subeck, C. Taylor, Vorpagel, Vruwink and Zamarripa; cosponsored by Senators Hansen, Carpenter, Johnson and Risser.
The committee on Agriculture reports and recommends:
Assembly Bill 765
Relating to: administration of the livestock premises registration program and making an appropriation.
Ayes: 13 - Representatives Nerison, Novak, Tauchen, Tranel, E. Brooks, Kitchens, Mursau, Edming, Horlacher, Considine, Spreitzer, Fields and Vruwink.
Committee on Agriculture
The committee on Campaigns and Elections reports and recommends:
Assembly Bill 925
Relating to: the duties of special voting deputies with regard to retirement homes that are part of a multiple-use facility.
Ayes: 7 - Representatives Bernier, Sanfelippo, Snyder, Horlacher, Schraa, Kessler and Zamarripa.
Noes: 1 - Representative C. Taylor.
Assembly Bill 947
Relating to: absentee ballots cast by overseas and military voters.
Ayes: 8 - Representatives Bernier, Sanfelippo, Snyder, Horlacher, Schraa, Kessler, Zamarripa and C. Taylor.
Committee on Campaigns and Elections
The committee on Consumer Protection reports and recommends:
Assembly Bill 635
Relating to: reasonable compensation of a motor vehicle dealer by a motor vehicle manufacturer, importer, or distributor for certain motor vehicle service work.
Ayes: 8 - Representatives Duchow, Tittl, Skowronski, Nerison, Macco, Berceau, Sinicki and Pope.