One-Hundred and Fourth Regular Session
12:54 P.M. TUESDAY, February 11, 2020
The Assembly met in the Assembly Chamber located in the State Capitol.
Speaker Pro Tempore August in the Chair.
Representative Spiros asked unanimous consent for a quorum call. Granted.
A quorum was present.
Speaker Vos in the Chair.
The prayer was offered by Rabbi Laurie Zimmerman of Shaarei Shamayim in Madison.
Representative Ott 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, Billings, Born, Bowen, Brandtjen, Brooks, Brostoff, Cabrera, Considine, Crowley, Dittrich, Doyle, Duchow, Edming, Emerson, Felzkowski, Fields, Goyke, Gruszynski, Gundrum, Haywood, Hebl, Hesselbein, Hintz, Horlacher, Hutton, Jagler, James, Katsma, Kerkman, Kitchens, Knodl, Kolste, Krug, Kuglitsch, Kulp, Kurtz, Loudenbeck, Macco, Magnafici, McGuire, B. Meyers, Milroy, Murphy, Mursau, L. Myers, Neubauer, Neylon, Novak, Nygren, Ohnstad, Oldenburg, Ott, Petersen, Petryk, Plumer, Pope, Pronschinske, Quinn, Ramthun, Riemer, Rodriguez, Rohrkaste, Sanfelippo, Sargent, Schraa, Shankland, Sinicki, Skowronski, Snyder, Sortwell, Spiros, Spreitzer, Stafsholt, Steffen, Steineke, Stubbs, Stuck, Subeck, Summerfield, Swearingen, Tauchen, C. Taylor, Thiesfeldt, Tittl, Tranel, Tusler, VanderMeer, Vining, Vorpagel, Vruwink, Wichgers, Wittke, Zamarripa, Zimmerman and Speaker Vos - 99.
Absent with leave - None.
Vacancies - None.
Representative Zamarripa introduced Hometown Hero Award recipient, Lupe Martinez, President and Chief Executive Officer of United Migrant Opportunity Services (UMOS), a non-profit that advocates and provides programs and services that improve the employment, educational, health and housing opportunities of underserved populations. Mr. Martinez addressed the members from the rostrum.
Representative Ramthun introduced Hometown Hero Award recipient, Jerry Gosa of Kewaskum, in recognition of his service to and betterment of his community, serving on the Wisconsin 9/11 Memorial board and as president of the Kewaskum Education Youth Scholarship Foundation; and the with the Kewaskum School District where he taught for four decades. Mr. Gosa addressed the members from the rostrum.
Representative Pronschinske introduced Hometown Hero Award recipient, Allen “Al” Kochenderfer of Cochrane, in recognition for his years of military service, as an Army helicopter pilot in the Vietnam War; 18 years with the Wisconsin Army National Guard where he attained the rank of Lieutenant Colonial; and, upon retirement, serving 40 years as a Veterans’ advocate for the VFW in Buffalo City. In addition, Al was a Service Director for the Scenic Valley Emergency Medical Service (SVEMS) for 39 years. Mr. Kochenderfer addressed the members from the rostrum.
Representative Shankland introduced Hometown Hero Award recipients, Bob and Diane Biadasz of Amherst, who, after their son Mike was found dead on the farm after being overcome by hydrogen sulfide from a manure pit, created a of memorial fund to educate farmers about the dangers of manure agitation and the need to use air monitors to detect dangerous gases. They also started a rebate program for farmers to purchase air monitors to detect dangerous gases and warn farmers of any problems. Mr. Biadasz addressed the members from the rostrum.
hist116929Assembly Substitute Amendment 2 to Assembly Bill 263 offered by Representative Brandtjen. hist116768Assembly Amendment 1 to Assembly Substitute Amendment 1 to Assembly Bill 422 offered by Representatives Billings, Kolste and Sargent. hist116661Assembly Amendment 2 to Assembly Bill 546 offered by Representative Felzkowski. hist117031Assembly Substitute Amendment 1 to Assembly Bill 579 offered by Representative Tittl. hist116707Assembly Amendment 1 to Assembly Substitute Amendment 1 to Assembly Bill 655 offered by Representatives Stuck and Brooks. hist116754Assembly Substitute Amendment 1 to Assembly Bill 683 offered by Representative Kitchens. hist116682Assembly Amendment 1 to Assembly Bill 843 offered by Representative Nygren. hist116928Assembly Amendment 1 to Assembly Bill 853 offered by Representative Hutton. hist116748Assembly Amendment 1 to Assembly Bill 856 offered by Representative Mursau. hist116708Assembly Amendment 1 to Assembly Bill 857 offered by Representative Magnafici. hist116706Assembly Substitute Amendment 1 to Assembly Bill 862 offered by Representative Nygren.
Relating to rate setting at Wisconsin veterans homes.
Submitted by Department of Veterans Affairs.
hist114866Report received from Agency, January 27, 2020. hist116801To committee on Veterans and Military Affairs.
Referred on February 10, 2020.
Relating to well construction and pump installation and affecting small business.
hist114872Resubmitted by Agency with germane modifications attached, pursuant to s. 227.19 (4)(b)3m, Wisconsin Statutes To committee on Environment pursuant to s. 227.19 (5) (a), Wisconsin Statutes.
Referred on February 10, 2020.
Introduction and Reference of Proposals
Read first time and referred:
Relating to: honoring the life and service of Richard G. “Rick” Hill, former Chairman of the Oneida Nation.
By Representatives Steineke, L. Myers, Mursau, Pronschinske, Sinicki, Hintz, C. Taylor, Skowronski, Bowen, Hebl, Milroy, Gruszynski, Kolste, Vruwink, Subeck, Krug, Tauchen, Sargent, Pope, Spiros, Spreitzer, Ohnstad, Anderson and Brostoff; cosponsored by Senators Cowles, Roth, Carpenter, Hansen, Larson, Risser and Ringhand.