Assembly Journal
One-Hundred and Third Regular Session
12:57 P.M.   THURSDAY, February 22, 2018
The Assembly met in the Assembly Chamber located in the State Capitol.
Speaker Pro Tempore August in the Chair.
Representative Knodl asked unanimous consent for a quorum call. Granted.
A quorum was present.
Speaker Vos in the Chair.
The prayer was offered by Father Tom Pomeroy from Holy Cross Catholic Church in Kaukauna.
Representative Bernier 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.
Special Guests
Representative Weatherston introduced Hometown Hero Award recipients, Racine County Deputy Karen Hernandez and Christopher Dustman, for their efforts in saving the lives of two people who were run over in a parking lot. Deputy Hernandez and Mr. Dustman addressed the members from the rostrum.
Special Guests
Representative Vruwink introduced Hometown Hero Award recipient, Milton Police Officer Lindsey Bittorf, who donated her kidney to Jackson Arneson. Ms. Bittorf addressed the members from the rostrum.
Amendments Offered
Assembly Substitute Amendment 1 to Senate Bill 54 offered by Representatives Goyke, Barca, Berceau, Billings, Bowen, Brostoff, Considine, Doyle, Fields, Hebl, Hesselbein, Kolste, Meyers, Neubauer, Pope, Shankland, Spreitzer, Vruwink, Young, Zamarripa and Kessler.
Introduction and Reference of Proposals
Read first time and referred:
hist85856Assembly Resolution 29
Relating to: commemorating the date of the Bay View labor strike and tragedy and the removal of the portrait of Jeremiah Rusk from public display in the Assembly parlor during that week of commemoration.
By Representative Sinicki.
hist90059To committee on Rules.
hist85554Assembly Bill 971
Relating to: repealing the prohibition against certain local governments from enacting or enforcing an eviction moratorium on a landlord.
By Representatives Hebl, Crowley, Anderson, Berceau, Ohnstad, Pope, Sargent, Sinicki, Subeck and C. Taylor; cosponsored by Senators L. Taylor, Larson, Miller, Risser and Vinehout.
hist90054To committee on Local Government.
hist85562Assembly Bill 972
Relating to: discrimination in housing based on prior evictions and providing a penalty.
By Representatives Hebl, Crowley, Anderson, Berceau, Ohnstad, Pope, Sargent, Sinicki, Subeck and C. Taylor; cosponsored by Senators L. Taylor, Larson, Miller and Vinehout.
hist90055To committee on Housing and Real Estate.
hist85853Assembly Bill 973
Relating to: universal basic income program and making appropriations.
By Representative Zepnick.
hist90056To committee on State Affairs.
hist85854Assembly Bill 974
Relating to: authorizing the circuit court to order a person who engages in discrimination in employment on the basis of military service to pay compensatory and punitive damages.
By Representative Sinicki; cosponsored by Senator Carpenter.
hist90057To committee on State Affairs.
hist85859Assembly Bill 975
Relating to: increasing the expenditure restraint program payment for the city of Cudahy.
By Representative Sinicki; cosponsored by Senator Larson, by request of The City of Cudahy.
hist90058To committee on Ways and Means.
Message from the Senate
From: Jeffrey Renk, Senate Chief Clerk.
Mr. Speaker:
I am directed to inform you that the Senate has