hist119574The question was: Concurrence of Assembly Bill 26?
The ayes and noes were demanded and the vote was: ayes, 20; noes, 13; absent or not voting, 0; as follows:
Ayes - Senators Bernier, Carpenter, Cowles, Craig, Darling, Feyen, Fitzgerald, Jacque, Kapenga, Kooyenga, LeMahieu, Marklein, Nass, Olsen, Petrowski, Roth, Stroebel, Testin, Tiffany and Wanggaard - 20.
Noes - Senators Bewley, Erpenbach, Hansen, Johnson, Larson, Miller, Ringhand, Risser, Schachtner, Shilling, Smith, L. Taylor and Wirch - 13.
Absent or not voting – None - 0.
Senator Carpenter moved reconsideration of the vote by which Assembly Bill 26 was concurred in.
hist120933Senator Fitzgerald moved to call the question.
hist119578The question was: Shall the Senate reconsider the vote by which Assembly Bill 26 was concurred in?
The ayes and noes were demanded and the vote was: ayes, 12; noes, 21; absent or not voting, 0; as follows:
Ayes - Senators Bewley, Erpenbach, Hansen, Johnson, Larson, Miller, Ringhand, Risser, Schachtner, Shilling, Smith and Wirch - 12.
Noes - Senators Bernier, Carpenter, Cowles, Craig, Darling, Feyen, Fitzgerald, Jacque, Kapenga, Kooyenga, LeMahieu, Marklein, Nass, Olsen, Petrowski, Roth, Stroebel, L. Taylor, Testin, Tiffany and Wanggaard - 21.
Absent or not voting - None.
Refused to reconsider.
Announcements, adjournment honors, and remarks under special privilege
Senator Schachtner, with unanimous consent asked the Senate to adjourn in honor of Bikers Against Child Abuse, also known as B.A.C.A., an international nonprofit organization dedicated to alleviating the fears of abused children by providing them with physical and emotional support when they feel most vulnerable. The Great Rivers Wisconsin Chapter of B.A.C.A. works with local and state authorities and with mental health professionals to try to reduce the trauma experienced by abused children. The children who have faced the suffering and distress of child abuse consistently demonstrate heroism, and B.A.C.A. members take great pride in helping these children work to achieve the rewards offered by a healthy life. These young heroes are truly deserving of special recognition for their determination and bravery in facing their trauma. Senator Schachtner is pleased to commend the Great Rivers Wisconsin Chapter of Bikers Against Child Abuse for their exceptional work with abused children and she joins them in honoring victims of child abuse.
Senator Carpenter, with unanimous consent, asked that the Senate adjourn in honor of Representative David Clarenbach, Governor Lee Dreyfus, and all of the other people who worked to end discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation in Wisconsin. On February 25th, 1982, then-Chapter 112 was signed into law, which banned discrimination in employment, housing, and public accommodations on the basis of a person’s sexual orientation, making Wisconsin the first state in the nation to include such a protection in its laws.
Senator Miller, with unanimous consent, asked that the Senate adjourn in honor of Brigadier General Gary Ebben, Assistant Adjutant General for Air – Wisconsin Air National Guard, who is retiring after 37 years of service with the Wisconsin Air National Guard. BG Ebben grew up in Thorp, Wisconsin. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering. He was commissioned in 1982, completing Undergraduate Pilot Training at Williams Air Force Base in Arizona. He flew A-10 tactical fighter aircraft for eight years with the 176th Fighter Squadron at Truax Field in Wisconsin. BG Ebben advanced through numerous command positions, becoming the Assistant Adjutant General for Air in 2012. BG Ebben’s responsibilities included not only being the highest ranking officer in the Wisconsin Air National Guard but also his role in the Wisconsin Department of Military Affairs which manages Wisconsin Emergency Management organization and response. We adjourn in gratitude for BG Ebben’s service to the people and state of Wisconsin and to the soldiers and civilians who serve in the Wisconsin National Guard.
Senator Fitzgerald, with unanimous consent, asked that the 2019 Regular Session of the Senate stand adjourned, pursuant to Senate Joint Resolution 1.