Senate Journal
One-Hundred and Sixth Regular Session
12:31 P.M.   WEDNESDAY, June 7, 2023
The Senate met.
The Senate was called to order by Senate President Kapenga.
The Chief Clerk read the certification of election from the Wisconsin Elections Commission, certifying that Dan Knodl was elected to the office of State Senator from the Eight Senate District of the State of Wisconsin, for the remainder of the current term concluding on January 3, 2025, as shown on the official canvass of the votes cast at the Special Election held on April 4, 2023.
Senator LeMahieu Introduced Senator Knodl
“Senator Knodl was born in Milwaukee and raised in Menomonee Falls. He attended the Menomonee Falls public schools, graduating from Menomonee Falls East in 1977. Dan's leadership days began in 4th grade as Class President and as Student Council President in 8th grade. He then became the first Junior in school history to become Student Council President at Falls East. He served as Council President his Senior year as well. Dan's business endeavors began with a paper route at age 12, caddying at 14, bussing tables at 16, and at age 17 he purchased a mobile vending business. He obtained a Wisconsin Tax ID and named his business Tummy Yummy Concessions, selling popcorn, cotton candy, ice cream and other treats throughout the neighborhoods of Menomonee Falls and Germantown. Dan, along with his older brother purchased rental real estate and also opened the Barrelhouse Bar and Broiler in Germantown in 1985. Dan then purchased Reef Point Resort on Pike Lake in Hartford, which he operated until last year. He and others created the Pike Lake Sportsmen's Club in 1992. Dan has served in elected offices on the Pike Lake Advancement Association, Pike Lake Protection District, and Washington County Board of Supervisors. He served as State Representative for the 24th Assembly District for 14 years. While in the Assembly, he held the leadership positions of Assistant Majority Leader and Majority Caucus Chair. Dan has four children (Taylir, Ryan, Ciara, and Spenser) and six grandchildren.”
Oath of Office
Upon the calling of the newly elected Senator on Wednesday, June 7, 2023, Dan Knodl appeared before the Senate, took and subscribed a ceremonial oath of office which was administered by the Honorable Annette Kingsland Ziegler, Chief Justice of the Wisconsin Supreme Court.
Please see the May 3, 2023 Journal for Senator Knodl’s official oath of office.
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, Bradley, Cabral-Guevara, Carpenter, Cowles, Felzkowski, Feyen, Hesselbein, Hutton, Jacque, Jagler, James, L. Johnson, Kapenga, Knodl, Larson, LeMahieu, Marklein, Nass, Pfaff, Quinn, Roys, Smith, Spreitzer, Stafsholt, Stroebel, Taylor, Testin, Tomczyk, Wanggaard, Wimberger and Wirch - 33.
Absent with leave - None - 0.
The Senate stood for the prayer which was offered by Bishop Felix Malpica of La Crosse.
The Senate remained standing and Senator Spreitzer 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
Amendments Offered
hist168511Senate Amendment 2 to Senate Bill 35 offered by Senators Nass and James.
hist168543Senate Amendment 1 to Senate Bill 229 offered by Senator Cabral-Guevara.
hist168520Senate Amendment 1 to Senate Bill 293 offered by Senator Quinn.
hist168515Senate Amendment 1 to Senate Bill 294 offered by Senator Jagler.
Introduction, First Reading, and Reference of Proposals
Read and referred:
hist168216Senate Joint Resolution 50
Relating to: proclaiming June 2, 2023, as Gun Violence Awareness Day in Wisconsin.
By Senators L. Johnson, Carpenter, Roys, Spreitzer, Agard, Larson, Hesselbein, Taylor and Smith; cosponsored by Representatives Andraca, Stubbs, C. Anderson, J. Anderson, Baldeh, Bare, Cabrera, Conley, Considine, Donovan, Drake, Emerson, Goyke, Haywood, Jacobson, Joers, Madison, McGuire, Moore Omokunde, Myers, Neubauer, Ohnstad, Ortiz-Velez, Palmeri, Ratcliff, Shelton, Sinicki, Snodgrass, Subeck and Vining.
hist168918To the committee on Senate Organization.
hist168446Senate Joint Resolution 51
Relating to: recognizing June 2023 as LGBTQ Pride Month.
By Senators Carpenter, Spreitzer, Agard, Hesselbein, L. Johnson, Larson, Pfaff, Roys, Smith, Taylor and Wirch; cosponsored by Representatives Cabrera, Snodgrass, Neubauer, C. Anderson, J. Anderson, Andraca, Baldeh, Bare, Billings, Clancy, Conley, Considine, Drake, Emerson, Goyke, Haywood, Hong, Joers, Madison, Moore Omokunde, Myers, Ohnstad, Ortiz-Velez, Palmeri, Ratcliff, Shankland, Shelton, Sinicki, Subeck, Vining, Stubbs and S. Johnson.
hist168924To the committee on Senate Organization.
Read first time and referred:
hist168136Senate Bill 319
Relating to: exempting certain farm owners from campground licensing.
By Senators Stafsholt, Ballweg, Quinn, Stroebel and Tomczyk; cosponsored by Representatives Magnafici, Behnke, Bodden, Brooks, Penterman, Plumer, Rozar and Tittl.
hist168914To the committee on Agriculture and Tourism.
hist168137Senate Bill 320
Relating to: reciprocal credentials.
By Senators Stafsholt, Felzkowski, Feyen, Marklein and Stroebel; cosponsored by Representatives Gustafson, Sortwell, Allen, Brandtjen, Dittrich, Edming, Green, Moses, Murphy, Mursau, Neylon, O'Connor, Rozar and Wichgers.
hist168915To the committee on Licensing, Constitution and Federalism.
hist168138Senate Bill 321
Relating to: child sex dolls and providing a penalty.
By Senators James, Hutton, Tomczyk and Wanggaard; cosponsored by Representatives Goeben, Bodden, Behnke, Brandtjen, Dittrich, Gundrum, Gustafson, Hurd, S. Johnson, Macco, Maxey, Michalski, Murphy, Mursau, Myers, Nedweski, O'Connor, Rettinger, Rozar, Schraa, Snyder, Sortwell, Stubbs, Subeck, Tittl and Wichgers.
hist168916To the committee on Judiciary and Public Safety.
hist168223Senate Bill 322
Relating to: allowing local governments to prohibit or regulate pesticide use on private lawns.
By Senators Taylor, Carpenter, Larson, Roys and Smith; cosponsored by Representatives Shankland, Stubbs, J. Anderson, C. Anderson, Andraca, Baldeh, Cabrera, Clancy, Considine, Emerson, Joers, Madison, Moore Omokunde, Ohnstad, Palmeri, Shelton, Snodgrass and Subeck.
hist168917To the committee on Transportation and Local Government.
hist168296Senate Bill 323
Relating to: exempting personal property from the tax imposed on telephone companies.
By Senators Bradley, Nass and Quinn; cosponsored by Representatives Steffen, Brooks, Rettinger and Wichgers.
hist168919To the committee on Utilities and Technology.
hist168385Senate Bill 324
Relating to: restrictions on use of certain refrigerants.
By Senators Tomczyk, Cabral-Guevara, Feyen, Stroebel, Testin and Pfaff; cosponsored by Representatives Snyder, Kitchens, Moses, O'Connor, Spiros, Steffen, Tittl, Baldeh and Ohnstad.
hist168920To the committee on Labor, Regulatory Reform, Veterans and Military Affairs.
hist168386Senate Bill 325
Relating to: the broadband expansion grant program.
By Senators Marklein, Ballweg, Felzkowski, Feyen, James, Pfaff, Testin, Wimberger and Wanggaard; cosponsored by Representatives Summerfield, Swearingen, Armstrong, Binsfeld, Callahan, Considine, Edming, Green, Hurd, S. Johnson, Kitchens, Magnafici, Mursau, Novak, O'Connor, Penterman, Plumer, Pronschinske, Sapik, Schmidt, Schraa, Tranel, Tusler, Sinicki and Conley.
hist168921To the committee on Utilities and Technology.
hist168430Senate Bill 326
Relating to: technical college fees covered by the Wisconsin GI Bill.
By Senators Jacque and Taylor; cosponsored by Representatives Sortwell, Allen, Armstrong, Brandtjen, Edming, Goeben, Gustafson, Maxey, Michalski, Ortiz-Velez, Stubbs and Donovan.
hist168922To the committee on Economic Development and Technical Colleges.
hist168445Senate Bill 327
Relating to: eliminating the 13-week limit on the garnishment of earnings of certain debtors.
By Senators Hutton, Cabral-Guevara, Wanggaard, Ballweg and Stroebel; cosponsored by Representatives Tusler, Allen, Behnke, Conley, Gustafson, Kitchens, Murphy, O'Connor, Penterman, Rettinger, Rozar, Spiros and Wichgers.
hist168923To the committee on Labor, Regulatory Reform, Veterans and Military Affairs.
Petitions and Communications
hist168750Pursuant to Senate Rule 17 (5), Senator Cowles added as a cosponsor of Assembly Joint Resolution 43.
hist168751Pursuant to Senate Rule 17 (5), Senator Cowles added as a cosponsor of Assembly Joint Resolution 44.
hist168752Pursuant to Senate Rule 17 (5), Senator Cowles added as a cosponsor of Assembly Joint Resolution 47.
hist168864Pursuant to Senate Rule 17 (5), Representative O'Connor added as a cosponsor of Senate Bill 42.
hist168548Pursuant to Senate Rule 17 (5), Representative Nedweski added as a cosponsor of Senate Bill 100.
hist168538Pursuant to Senate Rule 17 (5), Representative Cabrera added as a cosponsor of Senate Bill 115.
hist168539Pursuant to Senate Rule 17 (5), Representative Cabrera added as a cosponsor of Senate Bill 149.