One-Hundred and Third Regular Session
12:57 P.M. WEDNESDAY, February 21, 2018
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.
The prayer was offered by Representative Ott.
Representative Bowen 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.
Leaves of Absence
Representative Knodl asked unanimous consent for a leave of absence for today's session for Representatives Kremer and Murphy. Granted.
Leaves of Absence
Representative Spreitzer asked unanimous consent for a leave of absence for part of today's session for Representative Berceau. Granted.
hist89843Assembly Amendment 2 to Assembly Bill 918 offered by Representative Knodl. hist89636Assembly Amendment 1 to Assembly Bill 942 offered by Representative Stafsholt. hist89649Assembly Amendment 1 to Assembly Substitute Amendment 1 to Assembly Bill 953 offered by Representatives Schraa and Goyke.
Relating to transit safety oversight program for rail fixed guideway transportation systems.
Submitted by Department of Transportation.
hist85604Report received from Agency, February 7, 2018.
Referred on February 21, 2018.
Introduction and Reference of Proposals
Read first time and referred:
Relating to: proclaiming February 2018 as Black History Month.
By Representatives Crowley, Fields, Young, Anderson, Bowen, Zamarripa, Shankland, Ohnstad, Vruwink, Horlacher, Goyke, Hebl, Milroy, Kooyenga, Kessler, Pope, Spreitzer, Berceau, Subeck, Spiros, Tusler, Riemer, Kolste and Zepnick; cosponsored by Senators L. Taylor, Johnson, Shilling, Miller, Wirch, Erpenbach, Vinehout, Risser and Ringhand.
Relating to: declaring August as Shingles Awareness and Improvement Month.
By Representatives Petryk and Kolste.
The committee on Constitution and Ethics reports and recommends:
Assembly Joint Resolution 93
Relating to: eligibility and conditions for release prior to conviction of persons accused of certain crimes and considerations for imposing bail (first consideration).
Ayes: 7 - Representatives Allen, Thiesfeldt, Jagler, Kremer, Wichgers, Kessler and Berceau.
Ayes: 5 - Representatives Allen, Thiesfeldt, Jagler, Kremer and Wichgers.
Noes: 2 - Representatives Kessler and Berceau.
Committee on Constitution and Ethics