Assembly Journal
One-Hundred and Sixth Regular Session
12:54 P.M.   WEDNESDAY, May 17, 2023
The Assembly met in the Assembly Chamber located in the State Capitol.
Representative August in the chair.
Representative Duchow asked unanimous consent for a quorum call. Granted.
A quorum was present.
Speaker Vos in the chair.
The prayer was offered by Pastor William Rice of the Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Tomah.
Representative Born 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, C. Anderson, J. Anderson, Andraca, Armstrong, August, Baldeh, Bare, Behnke, Billings, Binsfeld, Bodden, Born, Brandtjen, Brooks, Callahan, Clancy, Conley, Considine, Dallman, Dittrich, Donovan, Doyle, Drake, Duchow, Edming, Emerson, Goeben, Goyke, Green, Gundrum, Gustafson, Haywood, Hong, Hurd, Jacobson, Joers, S. Johnson, Katsma, Kitchens, Krug, Kurtz, Macco, Madison, Magnafici, Maxey, McGuire, Michalski, Moore Omokunde, Moses, Murphy, Mursau, Myers, Nedweski, Neubauer, Neylon, Novak, O'Connor, Ohnstad, Oldenburg, Ortiz-Velez, Palmeri, Petryk, Pronschinske, Ratcliff, Rettinger, Riemer, Rodriguez, Rozar, Sapik, Schmidt, Schutt, Shankland, Shelton, Sinicki, Snodgrass, Snyder, Sortwell, Spiros, Steffen, Stubbs, Subeck, Summerfield, Swearingen, Tittl, Tranel, Tusler, VanderMeer, Vining, Wichgers, Wittke, Zimmerman and Speaker Vos - 93.
Absent with leave - Representatives Cabrera, Penterman, Petersen, Plumer and Schraa - 5.
Vacancies - 24th Assembly District - 1.
Leaves of Absence
Representative Summerfield asked unanimous consent for a leave of absence for today's session for Representatives Penterman, Petersen, Plumer and Schraa. Granted.
Representative Summerfield asked unanimous consent for a leave of absence for part of today's session for Representatives Schraa and Tranel. Granted.
Representative Subeck asked unanimous consent for a leave of absence for today's session for Representative Cabrera. Granted.
Special Guest
Representative Sortwell introduced Hometown Hero Award recipient Grace Fuss, recognized for creating a nonprofit organization, Fighting Cancer with Grace, when she was twelve years old. Miss Fuss addressed the members from the rostrum.
Amendments Offered
hist166591Assembly Substitute Amendment 1 to Assembly Bill 61 offered by Representative Behnke.
Introduction and Reference of Proposals
Read first time and referred:
hist165857Assembly Bill 269
Relating to: prohibiting a foreign adversary from acquiring agricultural or forestry land in this state.
By Representatives Penterman, Binsfeld, Brandtjen, Donovan, Gundrum, Maxey, Murphy, Mursau, O'Connor, Rettinger, Rozar, Schutt, Tittl and Wichgers; cosponsored by Senators Jacque, Ballweg, Stafsholt, Stroebel and Quinn.
hist166660To committee on Agriculture.
hist165869Assembly Bill 270
Relating to: hunter education requirements for persons under the age of 18 and granting rule-making authority.
By Representatives Bodden, Born, C. Anderson, Andraca, Behnke, Binsfeld, Dittrich, Green, Gundrum, Gustafson, S. Johnson, Kitchens, Knodl, Moses, Murphy, Mursau, Novak, Palmeri, Penterman, Plumer, Sapik, Schraa and Tittl; cosponsored by Senators Stroebel, Cowles, Feyen, Marklein, Quinn and Tomczyk.
hist166661To committee on Sporting Heritage.
hist165902Assembly Bill 271
Relating to: a grant program for recovery high schools and making an appropriation.
By Representatives Dittrich, S. Johnson, Brandtjen and Murphy; cosponsored by Senator James.
hist166662To committee on Education.
hist165903Assembly Bill 272
Relating to: an income and franchise tax exemption for broadband expansion grants.
By Representatives Summerfield, Armstrong, Callahan, Edming, Green, Hurd, Krug, Kurtz, Magnafici, Moses, Mursau, Novak, Oldenburg, Petryk, Pronschinske, Rozar, Sapik, Shankland, Snyder, Steffen, Subeck, Swearingen, VanderMeer and Allen; cosponsored by Senators Quinn, Bradley, James, Nass, Stafsholt, Testin, Tomczyk, Ballweg and Felzkowski.
hist166663To committee on Ways and Means.
hist166664To joint survey committee on Tax Exemptions.
hist165905Assembly Bill 273
Relating to: Department of Revenue enforcement and providing a penalty.
By Representatives Spiros, Drake, C. Anderson, Baldeh, Conley, Considine, Donovan, Goyke, Green, Gundrum, Macco, Palmeri, O'Connor, Ohnstad, Steffen, Subeck, Summerfield and Wittke; cosponsored by Senators Wanggaard, Taylor, Cowles and James.
hist166665To committee on State Affairs.
hist165938Assembly Bill 274
Relating to: a commercial driver training grant program and making an appropriation.
By Representatives Pronschinske, Binsfeld, Brandtjen, Callahan, Edming, Green, Magnafici, Mursau, O'Connor, Oldenburg, Petryk, Summerfield and VanderMeer; cosponsored by Senators Wimberger and Cabral-Guevara.
hist166666To committee on Transportation.
hist165941Assembly Bill 275
Relating to: damages claims relating to delayed relocation of utilities in a highway right-of-way and modifying administrative rules promulgated by the Department of Transportation.
By Representatives Steffen, Edming, Bodden, Green, Maxey, Mursau, Plumer, Rettinger, Schmidt, Spiros, Swearingen, VanderMeer and Wittke; cosponsored by Senators Tomczyk, Cowles, Testin and James.
hist166667To committee on Transportation.
hist165943Assembly Bill 276
Relating to: refundable income tax credit for bicycle purchases and making an appropriation.
By Representatives Shelton, Snodgrass, J. Anderson, Andraca, Baldeh, Bare, Cabrera, Conley, Considine, Emerson, Goyke, Hong, Joers, Madison, Moore Omokunde, Ohnstad, Palmeri, Ratcliff, Vining and Clancy; cosponsored by Senators Larson, Roys and Spreitzer.
hist166668To committee on Ways and Means.
hist165978Assembly Bill 277
Relating to: the amount and distribution of the real estate transfer fee.
By Representatives Green, Krug, Behnke, Bodden, Murphy, Mursau, O'Connor, Plumer, Schmidt, Edming, Oldenburg and Allen; cosponsored by Senators Stafsholt, Marklein, Nass, Quinn and Stroebel.
hist166669To committee on Housing and Real Estate.
hist166079Assembly Bill 278
Relating to: law enforcement and fire fighter annuitants in the Wisconsin Retirement System who are rehired by a participating employer.
By Representatives Wichgers, Brandtjen, O'Connor, Sapik, Behnke, C. Anderson and Rettinger; cosponsored by Senators Jacque, Bradley, Wanggaard, Cabral-Guevara, Ballweg and Tomczyk.
hist166670To committee on Labor and Integrated Employment.
hist166080Assembly Bill 279
Relating to: restricting a school district's authority to increase its revenue limit by referendum.
By Representatives Sortwell, Gustafson, Moses, Murphy, Sapik and Schraa; cosponsored by Senators Tomczyk and Stroebel.
hist166671To committee on Education.
hist166081Assembly Bill 280
Relating to: statutory recognition of specialized treatment court and commercial court dockets.
By Representatives Tusler, Rettinger, Brandtjen, Murphy, Mursau, Snyder and Wichgers; cosponsored by Senators Jacque and Wimberger.
hist166672To committee on State Affairs.
hist166082Assembly Bill 281
Relating to: mental health consultation program and making an appropriation.
By Representatives Snyder, Armstrong, Dittrich, Donovan, Edming, Green, Gundrum, Kitchens, Murphy, Mursau, Spiros, Subeck and Tittl; cosponsored by Senators Ballweg and James.
hist166673To committee on Mental Health and Substance Abuse Prevention.
hist166091Assembly Bill 282
Relating to: broadcasting election night proceedings.
By Representatives Sortwell, Ortiz-Velez, Steffen, Behnke, Bodden, Brandtjen, Edming, Murphy, Moses and Krug; cosponsored by Senators Wimberger, Taylor, Nass and Tomczyk.
hist166674To committee on Campaigns and Elections.
hist166092Assembly Bill 283
Relating to: aids to counties and municipalities for certain special election costs and making an appropriation.
By Representatives Sortwell, Ortiz-Velez, Behnke, Brandtjen, Cabrera, Edming, Magnafici, Murphy, Steffen, Subeck and Krug; cosponsored by Senators Jacque, Taylor and Spreitzer.