One-Hundred and Fourth Regular Session
7:35 A.M. THURSDAY, February 20, 2020
The Senate met.
The Senate was called to order by Senate President Roth.
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 Bernier, Bewley, Carpenter, Cowles, Craig, Darling, Erpenbach, Feyen, Fitzgerald, Hansen, Jacque, Johnson, Kapenga, Kooyenga, Larson, LeMahieu, Marklein, Miller, Nass, Olsen, Petrowski, Ringhand, Risser, Roth, Schachtner, Shilling, Smith, Stroebel, L. Taylor, Testin, Tiffany, Wanggaard and Wirch - 33.
Absent with leave - None.
The Senate stood for the prayer which was offered by Senator Kooyenga.
The Senate remained standing and Senator Stroebel led the Senate in the pledge of allegiance to the flag of the United States of America.
Pursuant to Senate Rule 17 (6), the Chief Clerk made the following entries under the above date.
Chief Clerk's Entries
hist119797Senate Amendment 3 to Senate Substitute Amendment 1 to Senate Bill 599 offered by Senator Bernier. hist119618Senate Amendment 1 to Senate Bill 719 offered by Senator Tiffany. hist119555Senate Amendment 5 to Senate Bill 734 offered by Senator Jacque. hist119956Senate Amendment 1 to Senate Bill 756 offered by Senator Petrowski. hist119795Senate Amendment 1 to Senate Bill 867 offered by Senator Tiffany.
Introduction, First Reading, and Reference of Proposals
Read and referred:
Relating to: honoring the life and public service of Representative Warren A. Grady.
By Senators Stroebel and Marklein; cosponsored by Representatives Brooks, Allen, Pronschinske, Sargent, Sinicki, Spreitzer and Tusler.
hist119655To the committee on Senate Organization.
Relating to: proclaiming May 2020 as Paper and Forestry Products Month in Wisconsin.
By Senators Tiffany, Bewley, Cowles, Jacque, LeMahieu, Olsen, Roth, L. Taylor and Testin; cosponsored by Representatives Felzkowski, Edming, Kulp, Milroy, Murphy, Mursau, Nygren, Quinn, Shankland, Skowronski, Spiros, Stuck, Subeck, Swearingen, Tusler and VanderMeer.
hist119656To the committee on Senate Organization.
Read first time and referred:
Relating to: school safety plans.
By Senators Cowles, Carpenter and L. Taylor; cosponsored by Representatives Kerkman, Dittrich, Sargent, Milroy, Macco and Edming.
Relating to: an income and franchise tax credit for investments in a community development financial institution.
By Senator Smith; cosponsored by Representatives Shankland, VanderMeer, Allen, Fields, Kolste, L. Myers, Ohnstad, Sinicki, Spreitzer, Subeck, Vruwink and Zamarripa.
hist119627To the committee on Agriculture, Revenue and Financial Institutions.
Relating to: allowing certain child care providers to participate in the teacher loan program and making an appropriation.
By Senators Johnson, Carpenter, Larson, Erpenbach and Smith; cosponsored by Representatives Billings, Hebl, Stubbs, Emerson, Crowley, Kolste, Subeck, Considine, Sargent, Pope, Ohnstad, Sinicki, Brostoff and Vruwink.
hist119628To the committee on Universities, Technical Colleges, Children and Families.
Relating to: bail jumping and providing a penalty.
By Senators Johnson, L. Taylor and Larson; cosponsored by Representatives Crowley, Sortwell, Bowen, Anderson, Sinicki, Zamarripa and Vining.
hist119629To the committee on Insurance, Financial Services, Government Oversight and Courts.
Relating to: establishing a legal holiday known as Democracy Day and closing state offices on that day.
By Senators Johnson, Smith and Larson; cosponsored by Representatives Crowley, Zamarripa, Anderson, Bowen, Brostoff, Cabrera, Emerson, Haywood, Neubauer, Riemer, Stubbs, C. Taylor and L. Myers.
hist119630To the committee on Government Operations, Technology and Consumer Protection.
Relating to: placement of inmates in solitary confinement.
By Senators Johnson, L. Taylor and Larson; cosponsored by Representatives Crowley, Bowen, Anderson, Billings, Brostoff, Cabrera, Considine, L. Myers, Neubauer, Sinicki, Spreitzer, Stubbs, Subeck, C. Taylor and Zamarripa.
hist119631To the committee on Judiciary and Public Safety.
Relating to: requiring economic impact statements on certain legislative proposals.
By Senators Johnson, L. Taylor and Larson; cosponsored by Representatives Crowley, Anderson, Bowen, Brostoff, Cabrera, Emerson, Spreitzer, Zamarripa, L. Myers, Goyke and Kolste.
hist119632To the committee on Government Operations, Technology and Consumer Protection.
Relating to: aid for driver education courses, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation.
By Senators Johnson and Larson; cosponsored by Representatives Crowley, Anderson, Bowen, Considine, Ohnstad, Sinicki, Spreitzer, Stubbs, C. Taylor and Subeck.
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 Senators Johnson, Carpenter and Smith; cosponsored by Representatives Emerson, Stubbs, Kolste, Billings, Anderson, Subeck, Sinicki, Brostoff, Bowen, Cabrera, Goyke, Fields, Crowley, Haywood and C. Taylor.
hist119634To the committee on Universities, Technical Colleges, Children and Families.
Relating to: allowing the enactment of local family and medical leave ordinances.
By Senators Johnson, Wirch, Ringhand, Larson and Carpenter; cosponsored by Representatives Subeck, Zamarripa, Stubbs, Spreitzer, Sinicki, Shankland, Sargent, Ohnstad, Neubauer, L. Myers, Gruszynski, Considine, Cabrera, Brostoff, Billings, Anderson and C. Taylor.
hist119635To the committee on Labor and Regulatory Reform.
Relating to: prioritizing certain farm projects under the broadband expansion grant program.
By Senators Schachtner, Smith, Ringhand, Carpenter, Erpenbach, Hansen and Miller; cosponsored by Representatives Shankland, Vruwink, Doyle, Anderson, Considine, Emerson, Kolste, Milroy, Ohnstad, Pope, Sargent, Sinicki, Spreitzer, Stubbs and Subeck.
hist119636To the committee on Utilities and Housing.