STATE OF WISCONSIN
Senate Journal
One-Hundred and Third Regular Session
8:00 A.M.   WEDNESDAY, April 5, 2017
The Senate met.
The Senate was called to order by Senate President Roth.
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Call of Roll
The roll was called, disclosing the presence of a quorum.
Pursuant to Senate Rule 15, the official attendance for session was:
Senators Bewley, Carpenter, Cowles, Craig, Darling, Erpenbach, Feyen, Fitzgerald, Hansen, Harsdorf, Johnson, Kapenga, C. Larson, LeMahieu, Marklein, Miller, Moulton, Nass, Olsen, Petrowski, Ringhand, Risser, Roth, Shilling, Stroebel, L. Taylor, Testin, Tiffany, Vinehout, Vukmir, Wanggaard and Wirch - 32.
Absent with leave - Senator Lasee - 1.
The Senate stood for a moment of silent meditation.
The Senate remained standing and Senator Craig led the Senate in the pledge of allegiance to the flag of the United States of America.
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Leaves of Absence
Senator Shilling, with unanimous consent, asked that Senator Taylor be granted a leave of absence for part of today's session.
Senator Fitzgerald, with unanimous consent, asked that Senator Lasee be granted a leave of absence for today's session.
Pursuant to Senate Rule 17 (6), the Chief Clerk makes the following entries under the above date.
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Chief Clerk's Entries
Senate Enrolled Proposals
The Chief Clerk records:
hist66804Senate Joint Resolution 29
Report correctly enrolled on 4-5-2017.
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Petitions and Communications
hist66816Pursuant to Senate Rule 17 (5), Representative Doyle withdrawn as a co-sponsor of Senate Bill 108.
hist66817Pursuant to Senate Rule 17 (5), Representative Doyle withdrawn as a co-sponsor of Senate Bill 109.
hist66731Pursuant to Senate Rule 17 (5), Representative Spreitzer added as a co-sponsor of Senate Bill 147.
Messages from the Assembly
By Patrick E. Fuller, chief clerk.
Mr. President:
I am directed to inform you that the Assembly has adopted and asks concurrence in:
hist66775Assembly Joint Resolution 26
Passed and asks concurrence in:
hist66740Assembly Bill 73
hist66741Assembly Bill 96
hist66742Assembly Bill 146
hist66743Assembly Bill 151
Concurred in:
hist66774Senate Bill 12
hist66767Senate Joint Resolution 22
hist66768Senate Joint Resolution 23
hist66769Senate Joint Resolution 25
hist66770Senate Joint Resolution 29
hist66771Senate Joint Resolution 31
hist66772Senate Joint Resolution 32
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Messages from the Assembly Considered
Assembly Bill 146
Relating to: the practice of dental hygienists.
By Representatives Bernier, Sanfelippo, Allen, Born, R. Brooks, Kessler, Mursau, Nygren, Ripp, Skowronski, Summerfield, Thiesfeldt, Tranel, Tusler, E. Brooks, Goyke, Kremer, Murphy, Jacque, C. Taylor, Kolste, Rohrkaste, Tauchen, Petryk, Gannon, Riemer, Kooyenga, Considine, Sargent, Spiros, Macco, Schraa, Ohnstad, Sinicki, Jarchow, Horlacher, Anderson, Billings, Tittl, Stafsholt, Doyle, Subeck, Bowen and Felzkowski; cosponsored by Senators Harsdorf, Carpenter, Vukmir, Moulton, Johnson, Marklein, Wirch, Olsen, Bewley, Darling, Kapenga, C. Larson, L. Taylor, Testin, Ringhand, Wanggaard, Hansen and Risser.
hist66759Read first time and referred to committee on Health and Human Services
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Third reading of joint resolutions and bills
Senate Bill 76
Relating to: replacement, reconstruction, and transfer of an approved high capacity well, recommendation of special groundwater measures by the Department of Natural Resources, and metering requirements and grants for certain high capacity wells.
hist66726Read a third time.
The question was: Passage of Senate Bill 76?
The ayes and noes were demanded and the vote was: ayes, 19; noes, 13; absent or not voting, 1; as follows:
Ayes - Senators Cowles, Craig, Darling, Feyen, Fitzgerald, Harsdorf, Kapenga, LeMahieu, Marklein, Moulton, Nass, Olsen, Petrowski, Roth, Stroebel, Testin, Tiffany, Vukmir and Wanggaard - 19.
Noes - Senators Bewley, Carpenter, Erpenbach, Hansen, Johnson, C. Larson, Miller, Ringhand, Risser, Shilling, L. Taylor, Vinehout and Wirch - 13.
Absent or not voting - Senator Lasee - 1.
Passed.
Senator Fitzgerald, with unanimous consent, asked that all action be immediately messaged to the Assembly:
Senate Bill 76
Senator Carpenter objected.
Senator Fitzgerald moved reconsideration of the vote by which Senate Bill 76 was passed.
hist66776The question was: Reconsideration of vote by which Senate Bill 76 was passed?
Refused reconsideration.
The ayes and noes were demanded and the vote was: ayes, 13; noes, 19; absent or not voting, 1; as follows:
Ayes - Senators Bewley, Carpenter, Erpenbach, Hansen, Johnson, C. Larson, Miller, Ringhand, Risser, Shilling, L. Taylor, Vinehout and Wirch - 13.
Noes - Senators Cowles, Craig, Darling, Feyen, Fitzgerald, Harsdorf, Kapenga, LeMahieu, Marklein, Moulton, Nass, Olsen, Petrowski, Roth, Stroebel, Testin, Tiffany, Vukmir and Wanggaard - 19.
Absent or not voting - Senator Lasee - 1.
Refused to reconsider.
Senate Bill 76
hist66777Messaged, pursuant to Senate Rule 42 (1).
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Announcements, Adjournment Honors, and Remark under
Special Privilege
Senator Shilling, with unanimous consent, asked that the Senate adjourn in honor of the La Crosse Central Boys Basketball team, who are Division 2 State Basketball Champions.
Senator Hansen, with unanimous consent, asked that the Senate adjourn in honor of his wife, Jane, as she celebrates her birthday on April 6. She is not only the love of his life but also the best political wife ever.
Senator Larson, with unanimous consent, asked that the Senate adjourn in honor of his friend, Kashoua Yang, who won her election for circuit court yesterday making her the second Hmong American in the country to win a judicial seat. She is also a former refugee who came here with her family when she was a young child and only spoke one word of English.
Senator Wanggaard, with unanimous consent, asked that the Senate adjourn in honor of his darling wife Mary Jo, and his darling daughter, Kathleen on the anniversaries of their birthdays this week.
Senator Wanggaard, with unanimous consent, asked that the Senate adjourn in honor of his staffer, Colleen Moran, who is having a baby this month. Senator Wanggaard hopes everything goes well, and he looks forward to meeting her new son and the newest member of the Wanggaard “family.
Senator Testin, with unanimous consent, asked that the Senate adjourn in honor of Stevens Point Area Senior High School (SPASH), Boys Basketball Team, who won their third consecutive State Basketball Championship.
Senator Bewley, with unanimous consent, asked that the Senate adjourn in honor of longtime Ashland County Resident Howard “Bud” Peters, who passed away at the age of 87 on February 21st. Born in Superior in 1929, Bud spent his childhood on the shores of Meder Lake in the Town of Morse. He was the mayor of the town of Mellen for 10 years and for the last 14 years of his life, he served as the chairman of the Town of Morse. On top of his civic duties, Bud was a man of many talents: he logged, he could weld, repaired too many vehicle engines to be counted, and developed his very own four-wheeler. He was a true friend of Ashland County and the Apostle Islands National Lake Shore, where he retained a life estate on Sand Island. That estate is now placed on the National Register of Historic Places, which is received in 2015.
Senator Bewley, with unanimous consent, asked that the Senate adjourn in honor of our friends and neighbors who work for the National Forest Service in our state’s Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest. They have contributed greatly to Wisconsin’s vital timber industry, nearly doubling the output of the timber program in 2016. Wisconsin is home to the first national and state Good Neighbor Authority Forest Agreement between our DNR and the Forest Service, adding an additional 25 million board feet of production. As a result of these combined efforts, the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest became the number one timber-producing national forest in the entire country in 2016. The men and women who keep our forests viable for business as well as recreation are great neighbors in the North.
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