Assembly Journal
One-Hundred and Fourth Regular Session
9:53 A.M.   THURSDAY, February 20, 2020
The Assembly met in the Assembly Chamber located in the State Capitol.
Speaker Pro Tempore August in the Chair.
Representative Steineke asked unanimous consent for a quorum call. Granted.
A quorum was present.
The prayer was offered by Pastor Mark Solyst of English Lutheran Church in La Crosse.
Representative Fields 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.
Amendments Offered
hist119680Assembly Amendment 2 to Assembly Bill 873 offered by Representatives Considine, Spreitzer, Billings, Bowen, Brostoff, Cabrera, Doyle, Emerson, Fields, Goyke, Haywood, Hebl, Hesselbein, Hintz, Kolste, McGuire, B. Meyers, Neubauer, Ohnstad, Pope, Riemer, Sargent, Shankland, Sinicki, Subeck, C. Taylor, Vining, Vruwink and Zamarripa.
hist119691Assembly Amendment 1 to Senate Bill 46 offered by Representatives B. Meyers, Stuck, Doyle, Spreitzer, Considine, Subeck, Sinicki, Ohnstad, Pope, Hebl, Shankland, Billings, Kolste and Brostoff.
Introduction and Reference of Proposals
Read first time and referred:
hist118365Assembly Joint Resolution 146
Relating to: calling for action to protect Christians in Nigeria.
By Representatives Steffen, Dittrich, Gundrum, Horlacher, Magnafici, Milroy, Murphy, Thiesfeldt, Tittl, Tusler, Ramthun, Kulp and Wichgers; cosponsored by Senators Jacque and Wanggaard.
hist120420To committee on Rules.
hist118563Assembly Joint Resolution 147
Relating to: encouraging and informing the National Collegiate Athletic Association on its policy to allow students participating in athletics to benefit from the use of their name, image, and likeness.
By Representatives Murphy, Shankland, Anderson and Tusler.
hist120421To committee on Rules.
hist115859Assembly Joint Resolution 148
Relating to: establishing that making political contributions and spending money to influence elections may not be considered free speech for corporations (first consideration).
By Representatives C. Taylor, Subeck, Zamarripa, Cabrera, Neubauer, Sargent, Sinicki, Hesselbein, Ohnstad, Spreitzer, Pope, Shankland, Anderson, Billings, Emerson and Considine; cosponsored by Senators Smith, Larson and Ringhand.
hist120543To committee on Constitution and Ethics.
hist115732Assembly Joint Resolution 149
Relating to: accounting and expenditure of state funds and reduction of deficit (first consideration).
By Representative Katsma; cosponsored by Senator Marklein.
hist120544To committee on Constitution and Ethics.
hist116228Assembly Bill 924
Relating to: pedestrians crossing railroads.
By Representatives Pronschinske, Oldenburg, Billings, Edming, Felzkowski, Horlacher, Kurtz, Magnafici, Mursau, Novak, Skowronski, Stafsholt, Thiesfeldt, Tittl, Tranel, Tusler and VanderMeer; cosponsored by Senators Bernier, Marklein, Bewley and Shilling.
hist120501To committee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety.
hist116229Assembly Bill 925
Relating to: crowdfunding projects for creating jobs or promoting economic growth.
By Representatives Zamarripa, Sinicki, Cabrera, Goyke, Ohnstad and Spreitzer; cosponsored by Senators Carpenter and Smith.
hist120502To committee on Jobs and the Economy.
hist116231Assembly Bill 926
Relating to: notifying a child welfare agency and a parent, guardian, and legal custodian of the presence of a child in a runaway home.
By Representatives Emerson, Loudenbeck, Stubbs, Kolste, Billings, Anderson, Subeck, Sinicki, Brostoff, Bowen, Cabrera, Goyke, Fields, Crowley, Haywood and C. Taylor; cosponsored by Senators Johnson, Carpenter and Smith.
hist120503To committee on Children and Families.
hist116340Assembly Bill 927
Relating to: allowing the enactment of local family and medical leave ordinances.
By Representatives Subeck, Zamarripa, Stubbs, Spreitzer, Sinicki, Shankland, Sargent, Ohnstad, Neubauer, L. Myers, Gruszynski, Considine, Cabrera, Brostoff, Billings, Anderson and C. Taylor; cosponsored by Senators Johnson, Wirch, Ringhand, Larson and Carpenter.
hist120504To committee on Small Business Development.
hist116341Assembly Bill 928
Relating to: allowing the enactment of local minimum wage ordinances.
By Representatives Subeck, Zamarripa, C. Taylor, Stubbs, Spreitzer, Sinicki, Shankland, Sargent, Pope, Ohnstad, Neubauer, Hintz, Considine, Cabrera, Brostoff, Billings and Anderson; cosponsored by Senators Hansen, Risser, Wirch, Smith, Ringhand, Larson and Carpenter.
hist120505To committee on Small Business Development.
hist116342Assembly Bill 929
Relating to: reporting of mass communications.