LUTHER OLSEN
Chairperson
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Messages from the Assembly
By Patrick E. Fuller, chief clerk.
Mr. President:
I am directed to inform you that the Assembly has passed and asks concurrence in:
hist78426Assembly Bill 353
hist78427Assembly Bill 390
hist78428Assembly Bill 479
hist78429Assembly Bill 480
hist78535Assembly Bill 497
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Messages from the Assembly Considered
Assembly Bill 353
Relating to: the organization and operation of cooperatives and extensions of credit by electric cooperatives.
By Representatives Tauchen, Nerison, E. Brooks, Novak, Considine, Tusler, Kulp, Bernier, Quinn, Petryk, Meyers, Ripp, Tranel, Ballweg, Krug, Edming, Summerfield, Vruwink, Doyle, Kolste, VanderMeer, Mursau, Pronschinske and Goyke; cosponsored by Senators Testin, Cowles, Bewley, Moulton, Harsdorf, Ringhand, Marklein and Vinehout.
hist78547Read first time and referred to committee on Senate Organization.
Assembly Bill 390
Relating to: operating a motor vehicle after revocation of the operating privilege and requirements of the court during sentencing.
By Representatives Jacque, Ballweg, R. Brooks, Horlacher, Kleefisch, Kremer, Murphy, Skowronski and Tusler; cosponsored by Senators Wanggaard, Marklein and L. Taylor.
hist78546Read first time and referred to committee on Senate Organization.
Assembly Bill 479
Relating to: limiting the authority of local governments to regulate development on substandard lots and require the merging of lots; requiring a political subdivision to issue a conditional use permit under certain circumstances; standards for granting certain zoning variances; local ordinances related to repair, rebuilding, and maintenance of certain nonconforming structures; shoreland zoning of, and the removal of material from the bed of, certain small, private ponds; inverse condemnation proceedings; and the right to display the flag of the United States.
By Representatives Jarchow, R. Brooks, Ballweg, Edming, Felzkowski, Gannon, Horlacher, Hutton, Kremer, Murphy, Sanfelippo, Stafsholt and Tusler; cosponsored by Senators Tiffany, Craig, Darling, Lasee and Nass.
hist78545Read first time and referred to committee on Senate Organization.
Assembly Bill 480
Relating to: review by the Department of Safety and Professional Services of the state electrical wiring code applicable to one-family and two-family dwellings; the legal description required for recording an easement for the construction, operation, or maintenance of sewer lines or facilities; expanding the use of tax incremental financing for workforce housing development and allowing a reduction in the amount of certain impact fees; effect of changes in requirements for development-related permits or authorizations on persons who apply for the permits or authorizations; exempting certain vehicles delivering propane from class B highway weight limitations and certain special or seasonal weight limitations; elimination of the forestation state property tax; reviews of and reports on bills and proposed administrative rules that affect housing; general permits to place riprap on the bed of a navigable water; and making an appropriation.
By Representatives Jarchow, Allen, R. Brooks, Felzkowski, Gannon, Horlacher, Hutton, Kremer, Krug, Quinn, Stafsholt and Tusler; cosponsored by Senators Tiffany, Darling, Lasee and Nass.
hist78544Read first time and referred to committee on Senate Organization.
Assembly Bill 497
Relating to: mitigation requirements applicable to wetland individual permits.
By Representatives Steffen, E. Brooks, Felzkowski, Gannon, Horlacher, Kremer, Kulp and Kuglitsch; cosponsored by Senators LeMahieu, Craig and Tiffany.
hist78548Read first time and referred to committee on Senate Organization.
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Advice and consent of the Senate
GABLER, DANIEL J.
Of Madison, as the Chairman of the Parole Commission, to serve for the term ending March 1, 2019.
hist78213The question was: Confirmation?
The ayes and noes were required and the vote was: ayes, 20; noes, 13; absent or not voting, 0; as follows:
Ayes - Senators Cowles, Craig, Darling, Feyen, Fitzgerald, Harsdorf, Kapenga, Lasee, LeMahieu, Marklein, Moulton, Nass, Olsen, Petrowski, Roth, Stroebel, Testin, Tiffany, Vukmir and Wanggaard – 20.
Noes - Senators Bewley, Carpenter, Erpenbach, Hansen, Johnson, Larson, Miller, Ringhand, Risser, Shilling, L. Taylor, Vinehout and Wirch - 13.
Absent or not voting - None - 0.
Confirmed.
HOGAN, JOHN J
Of Rhinelander, as a Wisconsin Bar Representative on the Public Defender Board, to serve for the term ending May 1, 2020.
hist78214The question was: Confirmation?
The ayes and noes were required and the vote was: ayes, 33; noes, 0; absent or not voting, 0; as follows:
Ayes - Senators Bewley, Carpenter, Cowles, Craig, Darling, Erpenbach, Feyen, Fitzgerald, Hansen, Harsdorf, Johnson, Kapenga, Larson, Lasee, LeMahieu, Marklein, Miller, Moulton, Nass, Olsen, Petrowski, Ringhand, Risser, Roth, Shilling, Stroebel, L. Taylor, Testin, Tiffany, Vinehout, Vukmir, Wanggaard and Wirch - 33.
Noes - None - 0.
Absent or not voting - None - 0.
Confirmed.
ROSS, DAVE B.
Of Madison, as Secretary of the Department of Transportation, to serve for the term ending at the pleasure of the Governor.
hist78218The question was: Confirmation?
The ayes and noes were required and the vote was: ayes, 22; noes, 11; absent or not voting, 0; as follows:
Ayes - Senators Bewley, Cowles, Craig, Darling, Feyen, Fitzgerald, Harsdorf, Kapenga, Lasee, LeMahieu, Marklein, Miller, Moulton, Nass, Olsen, Petrowski, Roth, Stroebel, Testin, Tiffany, Vukmir and Wanggaard - 22.
Noes - Senators Carpenter, Erpenbach, Hansen, Johnson, Larson, Ringhand, Risser, Shilling, L. Taylor, Vinehout and Wirch - 11.
Absent or not voting - None - 0.
Confirmed.
TOWNSEND, REPRESENTATIVE JOHN
Of Fond du Lac, as a Congressional District 6 Representative on the Board of Veterans Affairs, to serve for the term ending May 1, 2021.
hist78219The question was: Confirmation?
The ayes and noes were required and the vote was: ayes, 33; noes, 0; absent or not voting, 0; as follows:
Ayes - Senators Bewley, Carpenter, Cowles, Craig, Darling, Erpenbach, Feyen, Fitzgerald, Hansen, Harsdorf, Johnson, Kapenga, Larson, Lasee, LeMahieu, Marklein, Miller, Moulton, Nass, Olsen, Petrowski, Ringhand, Risser, Roth, Shilling, Stroebel, L. Taylor, Testin, Tiffany, Vinehout, Vukmir, Wanggaard and Wirch - 33.
Noes - None - 0.
Absent or not voting - None - 0.
Confirmed.
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Consideration of motions, resolutions, and joint resolutions not requiring a third reading
Senate Joint Resolution 66
Relating to: proclaiming November 2017 as diabetes awareness month.
hist78228The question was: Adoption of Senate Joint Resolution 66?
Adopted.
Senate Joint Resolution 81
Relating to: recognizing the career and service of retired Sergeant First Class James P. Young.
hist78237The question was: Adoption of Senate Joint Resolution 81?
Adopted.
hist78238Senator Fitzgerald, with unanimous consent, asked that all members of the Senate be added as coauthors of Senate Joint Resolution 81.
hist78239Senator Fitzgerald, with unanimous consent, asked that Senate Joint Resolution 82 be withdrawn from the committee on Senate Organization and taken up at this time.
Senate Joint Resolution 82
Relating to: honoring the public service of Secretary Ben Brancel.
hist78240The question was: Adoption of Senate Joint Resolution 82?
Adopted.
Assembly Joint Resolution 18
Relating to: honoring the life and public service of Representative Marcel Dandeneau.
hist78242Concurred in by unanimous rising vote.
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