2019 - 2020 LEGISLATURE
October 3, 2019 - Introduced by Senators Miller, Bewley, Carpenter, Cowles,
Darling, Erpenbach, Feyen, Hansen, Johnson, Larson, Nass, Olsen,
Petrowski, Ringhand, Risser, Schachtner, Shilling, L. Taylor, Tiffany,
Wanggaard and Wirch, cosponsored by Representatives Hebl, Allen,
Anderson, Bowen, Horlacher, B. Meyers, Milroy, Mursau, Ohnstad,
Sargent, Shankland, Sinicki, Sortwell, Spiros, Tusler, Vruwink, Zamarripa
and C. Taylor. Referred to Committee on Senate Organization.
SJR67,1,1 1Relating to: honoring the life and public service of Dennis Burns.
SJR67,1,42 Whereas, Dennis Burns served the Wisconsin State Senate as the Deputy
3Sergeant-at-Arms and retired in July after more than 30 years of dedicated service
4to the people of Wisconsin, including work in the Wisconsin State Assembly; and
SJR67,1,65 Whereas, Dennis served our nation in the United States Air Force during the
6Vietnam War; and
SJR67,1,97 Whereas, Dennis had a deep love for collecting vintage muscle cars and riding
8motorcycles. He rode his motorcycles across the country and often participated in the
9annual Muscular Dystrophy Association Freedom Ride; and
SJR67,1,1110 Whereas, Dennis had a loving family including his wife, Olga, three children,
11seven grandchildren, and one great-grandchild; and
SJR67,1,1312 Whereas, Dennis bravely battled cancer for the last 12 years while
13simultaneously continuing his excellent work as Deputy Sergeant-at-Arms; and
1Whereas, Dennis passed away on Sunday, September 8, 2019. He will be
2greatly missed by his family, friends, and colleagues in the Wisconsin State
3Legislature; now, therefore, be it
SJR67,2,7 4Resolved by the senate, the assembly concurring, That the members of the
5Wisconsin State Legislature join in honoring the life and public service of Dennis
6Burns on a tremendous lifelong career of service to our nation and the State of
7Wisconsin and extend our condolences to his family and friends; and, be it further
SJR67,2,9 8Resolved, That the senate chief clerk shall provide copies of this joint
9resolution to Dennis's wife, Olga Pristash, and his family.
SJR67,2,1010 (End)