STATE OF WISCONSIN
Senate Journal
One-Hundred and Fifth Regular Session
12:12 P.M.   TUESDAY, February 16, 2021
The Senate met.
The Senate was called to order by Senate President Kapenga.
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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 Agard, Ballweg, Bernier, Bewley, Bradley, Carpenter, Cowles, Darling, Erpenbach, Felzkowski, Feyen, Jacque, Johnson, Kapenga, Kooyenga, Larson, LeMahieu, Marklein, Nass, Petrowski, Pfaff, Ringhand, Roth, Roys, Smith, Stafsholt, Stroebel, L. Taylor, Testin, Wanggaard, Wimberger and Wirch - 32.
Absent with leave None - 0.
Vacancies - 13th Senate District - 1.
Senator LeMahieu, with unanimous consent, asked that all members of the Senate who ae attending today’s session virtually be considered present and able to vote on today’s business.
Senator Roth objected.
Senator Roth withdrew his objection.
The Senate stood for the prayer which was offered by Pastor Scott Kaczorowski from Wisconsin Rapids.
The Senate remained standing and Senator Pfaff led the Senate in the pledge of allegiance to the flag of the United States of America.
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Leaves of Absence
Senator Bewley, with unanimous consent, asked that Senator L. Taylor be granted a leave of absence for part of today's session.
Pursuant to Senate Rule 17 (6), the Chief Clerk made the following entries under the above date.
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Chief Clerk's Entries
Amendments Offered
hist127481Senate Amendment 6 to Senate Bill 2 offered by Senators Carpenter, Smith and Ringhand.
hist127482Senate Amendment 7 to Senate Bill 2 offered by Senator Carpenter.
hist127496Senate Amendment 1 to Senate Bill 8 offered by Senator Larson.
hist127497Senate Amendment 2 to Senate Bill 38 offered by Senator Carpenter.
hist127645Senate Amendment 1 to Assembly Bill 2 offered by Senators Ringhand, Agard, Bewley, Carpenter, Erpenbach, Johnson, Larson, Pfaff, Roys, Smith and Wirch.
hist127652Senate Amendment 2 to Assembly Bill 2 offered by Senator Carpenter.
hist127653Senate Amendment 3 to Assembly Bill 2 offered by Senator Carpenter.
hist127651Senate Substitute Amendment 1 to Assembly Bill 2 offered by Senators Larson, Agard, Bewley, Erpenbach, Johnson, Pfaff, Ringhand, Roys, Smith and Wirch.
hist127680Senate Substitute Amendment 2 to Assembly Bill 2 offered by Senators Larson, Agard, Bewley, Erpenbach, Johnson, Pfaff, Ringhand, Roys, Smith and Wirch.
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Introduction, First Reading, and Reference of Proposals
Read first time and referred:
hist127609Senate Bill 109
Relating to: full-time open enrollment to attend a fully virtual program offered by a nonresident school district during the 2021-22 school year.
By Senators Ballweg, Testin and Feyen; cosponsored by Representatives Duchow, Kitchens, Thiesfeldt and Skowronski.
hist127611To the committee on Education.
hist127610Senate Bill 110
Relating to: applications for full-time open enrollment.
By Senator Ballweg; cosponsored by Representative Loudenbeck.
hist127612To the committee on Education.
hist127755Senate Bill 111
Relating to: state finances and appropriations, constituting the executive budget act of the 2021 legislature.
By the joint committee on Finance.
hist127756To the joint committee on Finance.
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Report of Committees
The committee on Natural Resources and Energy reported and recommended:
ALLMAN, JANEAU, of Peshtigo, as a Lake Michigan Representative on the Wisconsin Waterways Commission, to serve for the term ending March 1, 2025.
hist127733Confirmation.
Ayes: 5 - Senators Cowles, Felzkowski, Ballweg, Wirch and Agard.
Noes: 0 - None.
CUPP, MARK E., of Muscoda, as a Government Unit River Representative on the Land and Water Conservation Board, to serve for the term ending May 1, 2024.
hist127735Confirmation.
Ayes: 5 - Senators Cowles, Felzkowski, Ballweg, Wirch and Agard.
Noes: 0 - None.
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