Senate Journal
One-Hundred and Third Regular Session
2:26 P.M.   TUESDAY, March 13, 2018
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.
Chief Clerk's Entries
Amendments Offered
hist91235Senate Amendment 1 to Senate Substitute Amendment 1 to Senate Bill 637 offered by Senator Miller.
Senate Enrolled Proposals
The Chief Clerk records:
hist91236Senate Bill 601
Report correctly enrolled on 3-13-2018.
Introduction, First Reading, and Reference of Proposals
hist91282Senate Resolution 5
Relating to: senate consideration of the executive budget bill.
By Senator Fitzgerald.
hist91283To the committee on Senate Organization.
Petitions and Communications
hist91238Pursuant to Senate Rule 17 (5), Representative Genrich added as a co-sponsor of Senate Bill 858.
State of Wisconsin
Wisconsin Ethics Commission
March 13, 2018
The Honorable, the Senate:
Pursuant to Wis. Stats. §13.685 (7), we are providing the enclosed information. Please visit the Wisconsin Ethics Commission’s Eye on Lobbying website,, for more detailed information about lobbyists, lobbying principals (organizations), and state agency liaisons.
Conway, Steven   Bowling Centers Association of Wisconsin
Dougherty, Gary   American Diabetes Association
Gaulke, Katherine   Wisconsin Association of Free and Charitable Clinics
Welch, Robert   Concordia University, Inc.  
Messages from the Assembly Considered
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).
By Representatives Duchow, Hutton, Born, E. Brooks, R. Brooks, Horlacher, Jacque, Kerkman, Kitchens, Kuglitsch, Macco, Mursau, Neylon, Novak, Quinn, Rodriguez, Rohrkaste, Sanfelippo, Skowronski, Spiros, Thiesfeldt, Tittl, Vorpagel, Weatherston and Kooyenga; cosponsored by Senator Wanggaard.
hist91275Read first time and referred to the committee on Senate Organization.
Assembly Bill 40
Relating to: entrepreneurial assistance grants and making an appropriation.
By Representatives Barca, Spreitzer, Vruwink, Pope, Considine, Doyle, Goyke, Kolste, Ohnstad, Crowley, Sinicki, Hesselbein, Wachs, Mason, Berceau, Sargent, Zamarripa, Bowen, Milroy, Anderson, Billings, Shankland, Meyers and Subeck; cosponsored by Senators Ringhand, L. Taylor, Larson and Vinehout.
hist91274Read first time and referred to the committee on Economic Development, Commerce and Local Government.
Assembly Bill 65
Relating to: sales and transfers of firearms and providing a criminal penalty.
By Representatives Berceau, C. Taylor, Goyke, Fields, Crowley, Kolste, Ohnstad, Anderson, Sargent, Subeck, Spreitzer, Brostoff, Young, Hesselbein, Zamarripa, Riemer, Sinicki, Billings, Wachs and Bowen; cosponsored by Senators Johnson, Carpenter, Miller, Larson, Risser and L. Taylor.
hist91265Read first time and referred to the committee on Judiciary and Public Safety.
Assembly Bill 124
Relating to: marketing of employment and training opportunities to former University of Wisconsin System students and making an appropriation.
By Representatives Krug, Petryk, Allen, Ballweg, E. Brooks, Felzkowski, Katsma, Kulp, Neylon, Ripp, Skowronski, Spiros, Tittl and Tusler; cosponsored by Senators LeMahieu, Feyen, Cowles, Darling, Marklein, Olsen, Testin and Wanggaard.
hist91264Read first time and referred to the committee on Universities and Technical Colleges.
Assembly Bill 231
Relating to: creation of a prosecutor board and a state prosecutors office and making appropriations.
By Representatives Tusler, Born, Ott, R. Brooks, Doyle, Felzkowski, Horlacher, Jagler, Krug, Mursau, Nerison, Novak, Petersen, Petryk, Ripp, Schraa, Shankland, Skowronski, Tittl and Wachs; cosponsored by Senators Wanggaard, Bewley, Cowles, Hansen, L. Taylor and Testin.
hist91263Read first time and referred to the committee on Government Operations, Technology and Consumer Protection.
Assembly Bill 305
Relating to: grants for language interpretation in health care settings.
By Representatives VanderMeer, Tauchen, Ballweg, Billings, E. Brooks, Edming, Felzkowski, Kulp, Mursau, Ripp, Petryk, Sinicki, Skowronski, Snyder, Tittl, Nerison and Rodriguez; cosponsored by Senators Petrowski, Vinehout and Wanggaard.
hist91261Read first time and referred to the committee on Health and Human Services.
Assembly Bill 594
Relating to: outdoor advertising signs that do not conform to local ordinances and that are affected by certain transportation-related projects.
By Representatives Vorpagel, Allen, Ballweg, R. Brooks, Considine, Felzkowski, Fields, Horlacher, Jacque, Kulp, Thiesfeldt and VanderMeer; cosponsored by Senators Feyen, Olsen and Wanggaard.
hist91260Read first time and referred to the committee on Transportation and Veterans Affairs.
Assembly Bill 606
Relating to: changes affecting a first class city board of fire and police commissioners, chiefs, officers, and fire fighters, police and fire departments and boards of police and fire commissioners in other cities, villages, and certain towns, veterans preference points awarded by first class cities, and granting rule-making authority.
By Representatives Brandtjen, Gannon, Horlacher, Hutton, Jacque, Knodl, Murphy, Novak, Ott, Sanfelippo, Skowronski, Thiesfeldt and Wichgers; cosponsored by Senators Wanggaard and Vukmir.
hist91259Read first time and referred to the committee on Economic Development, Commerce and Local Government.
Assembly Bill 637
Relating to: using an electronic voting machine to cast a vote with an in-person absentee ballot.
By Representatives Brandtjen, Bernier, Allen, R. Brooks, Knodl, Kulp, Steffen, Tusler and Kooyenga; cosponsored by Senators Craig, Carpenter and Stroebel.
hist91258Read first time and referred to the committee on Elections and Utilities.
Assembly Bill 642
Relating to: pretrial detention and denial and revocation of release.
By Representatives Hutton, Kooyenga, Allen, Brandtjen, E. Brooks, R. Brooks, Jacque, Horlacher, Loudenbeck, Rohrkaste, Sanfelippo, Skowronski, Weatherston and Ott; cosponsored by Senators Vukmir, Craig, Nass and Wanggaard.
hist91256Read first time and referred to the committee on Judiciary and Public Safety.
Assembly Bill 693