One-Hundred and Third Regular Session
11:01 A.M. THURSDAY, March 9, 2017
The Senate met.
The Senate was called to order by Senator Fitzgerald.
Pursuant to Senate Rule 17 (6), the Chief Clerk made the following entries under the above date.
Introduction, First Reading, and Reference of Proposals
Read and referred:
Relating to: the life and public service of Kirby Hendee.
By Senators Darling, L. Taylor, Ringhand, Risser, Olsen, C. Larson and Marklein; cosponsored by Representatives E. Brooks, Anderson, Berceau, Crowley, Fields, Hesselbein, Murphy, Pope, Ripp and Sinicki.
hist65243To the committee on Senate Organization.
Relating to: the life and public service of Richard A. Grobschmidt.
By Senators C. Larson, L. Taylor, Nass, Risser, Hansen, Miller, Vinehout and Ringhand; cosponsored by Representatives Sinicki, Barca, Brostoff, Skowronski, Jagler, Zepnick, Kessler, E. Brooks, Mason, Murphy, Anderson, Berceau, Pope, Vruwink, Crowley, Ripp, Young, Hesselbein and Wachs.
hist65244To the committee on Senate Organization.
Read first time and referred:
Relating to: the commencement of fall classes in public schools.
By Senators Darling, Kapenga, L. Taylor, Johnson, Vukmir, Stroebel, Harsdorf, Nass, Hansen, C. Larson and Vinehout; cosponsored by Representatives Ott, Kooyenga, Hutton, Crowley, Nerison, Duchow, Brandtjen, Zepnick, Neylon, Felzkowski, Skowronski, Rodriguez, Riemer, Vruwink, Bernier, Sinicki, Petryk, Bowen, Allen, Considine, Hebl, VanderMeer, Spreitzer and Pope.
Relating to: requiring the payment of health insurance premiums, and establishing a loan program, for survivors of a law enforcement officer, emergency medical technician, or fire fighter who dies in the line of duty and making appropriations.
By Senators Wanggaard, Bewley, Darling, Carpenter, Erpenbach, Feyen, Hansen, Harsdorf, Johnson, Lasee, Marklein, Olsen, Petrowski, Testin, Vukmir and Wirch; cosponsored by Representatives Spiros, Barca, Edming, Anderson, Ballweg, Berceau, Bernier, Billings, Bowen, Brandtjen, E. Brooks, R. Brooks, Brostoff, Crowley, Doyle, Hebl, Hesselbein, Horlacher, Jacque, Kleefisch, Kolste, Kremer, Krug, Macco, Meyers, Murphy, Mursau, Nerison, Novak, Ohnstad, Ott, Pronschinske, Quinn, Rohrkaste, Sargent, Schraa, Skowronski, Snyder, Spreitzer, Subeck, Tauchen, C. Taylor, Tittl, Tranel, Tusler, Vruwink, Wichgers, Zimmerman and Goyke.
hist65246To the committee on Insurance, Housing and Trade.
Relating to: the safe-ride grant program.
By Senators Testin, Feyen, Cowles, Ringhand, Craig, Wanggaard and Vinehout; cosponsored by Representatives Pronschinske, Swearingen, Kitchens, Jagler, Schraa, Tittl, Horlacher, Ballweg, E. Brooks, Knodl, Edming, Katsma, Allen, R. Brooks, Thiesfeldt, Ripp, Summerfield, Tranel and Tusler.
hist65247To the committee on Transportation and Veterans Affairs.
Relating to: designating and marking the Richard A. Grobschmidt Memorial Bridge.
By Senators Darling, C. Larson, Vukmir, Wirch, Carpenter, Cowles, Erpenbach, L. Taylor, Harsdorf and Olsen; cosponsored by Representatives Jagler, Sinicki, Rodriguez, Milroy, Brostoff, Berceau, Pope, Vruwink, Crowley, Fields, Allen, E. Brooks and Anderson.
hist65248To the committee on Transportation and Veterans Affairs.
Relating to: expiration of statements of scope for administrative rules.
By Senators Nass, Kapenga, LeMahieu, Stroebel, Tiffany, Craig and Lasee; cosponsored by Representatives Neylon, Jarchow, Allen, Bernier, Brandtjen, E. Brooks, R. Brooks, Jacque, Kremer, Krug, Murphy, Skowronski, Spiros, Thiesfeldt, Tusler, Hutton and Schraa.
hist65249To the committee on Government Operations, Technology and Consumer Protection.
Relating to: the transfer by affidavit option for small estates.
By Senators Feyen, Wanggaard and Olsen; cosponsored by Representatives Thiesfeldt, Doyle, Katsma, Horlacher and Bernier.
hist65250To the committee on Judiciary and Public Safety.
Relating to: aggrieved parties petitioning for a recount and making an appropriation.
By Senators LeMahieu, Craig, Kapenga, Marklein, Stroebel and Vukmir; cosponsored by Representatives Tusler, Thiesfeldt, Allen, Bernier, Brandtjen, E. Brooks, R. Brooks, Edming, Gannon, Horlacher, Katsma, Kerkman, Kremer, Krug, Kulp, Macco, Murphy, Mursau, Ott, Petersen, Quinn, Rohrkaste, Sanfelippo, Schraa, Skowronski, Spiros, Steffen, Tittl and Weatherston.
hist65251To the committee on Elections and Utilities.
Relating to: the exemption of bona fide administrative, executive, and professional employees from the overtime pay requirements of the wage and hours laws, extending the time limit for emergency rule procedures, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, providing an exemption from rule-making procedures, and requiring the exercise of rule-making authority.
By Senators Hansen, Ringhand, Carpenter, Johnson, C. Larson, Miller, Risser, Vinehout, Wirch and Shilling; cosponsored by Representatives Mason, Anderson, Berceau, Brostoff, Fields, Genrich, Goyke, Hintz, Kolste, Ohnstad, Pope, Riemer, Sargent, Sinicki, Spreitzer, Subeck, C. Taylor, Vruwink, Wachs, Zamarripa and Zepnick.
hist65252To the committee on Labor and Regulatory Reform.
Relating to: production and possession of cannabidiol for treatment of a medical condition and providing a penalty.
By Senators C. Larson, Wirch, Vinehout and Hansen; cosponsored by Representatives Anderson, Sargent, Sinicki, Billings, Subeck, Hesselbein, Ohnstad, Crowley, Berceau, Pope, Doyle, C. Taylor and Zepnick.
hist65253To the committee on Health and Human Services.
Relating to: creating a pilot program under which certain school districts are not required to provide a minimum number of hours of direct pupil instruction.
By Senators Olsen and Feyen; cosponsored by Representatives Kremer, Rohrkaste, Felzkowski, Horlacher, Kleefisch, Kulp and Quinn.
Relating to: an income and franchise tax credit for businesses that recycle mattresses.
By Senator Shilling; cosponsored by Representatives Doyle, Pope, Sargent, Considine, Crowley, Billings and Sinicki.
hist65255To the committee on Revenue, Financial Institutions and Rural Issues.
Report of Committees
The committee on Natural Resources and Energy reported and recommended:
BIRSCHBACH, ERIC D., of Verona, as a Public Member on the Land and Water Conservation Board, to serve for the term ending May 1, 2018.
Ayes: 5 - Senators Cowles, Lasee, Olsen, Miller and Hansen.
Noes: 0 - None.
BROWN, RITCHIE, of Black River Falls, as a Recreational User Group Representative on the Lower Wisconsin State Riverway Board, to serve for the term ending May 1, 2018.
Ayes: 5 - Senators Cowles, Lasee, Olsen, Miller and Hansen.