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STATE OF WISCONSIN
Senate Journal
One-Hundred and Second Regular Session
2:21 P.M.   TUESDAY, January 13, 2015
The Senate met.
The Senate was called to order by Senate President Lazich.
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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 Bewley, Carpenter, Cowles, Erpenbach, Farrow, S. Fitzgerald, Gudex, Hansen, Harris Dodd, Harsdorf, C. Larson, Lasee, Lassa, Lazich, LeMahieu, Marklein, Miller, Moulton, Nass, Olsen, Petrowski, Ringhand, Risser, Roth, Shilling, L. Taylor, Tiffany, Vinehout, Vukmir, Wanggaard and Wirch - 31.
Absent with leave - Senator Darling - 1.
Vacancies - 20th Senate District - 1.
The Senate stood for a moment of silent meditation.
The Senate remained standing and Senator Ringhand 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 makes the following entries under the above date.
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Chief Clerk's Entries
Amendments Offered
hist31511Senate Amendment 1 to Senate Resolution 2 offered by Senator L. Taylor.
hist31512Senate Amendment 2 to Senate Resolution 2 offered by Senator Miller.
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Petitions and Communications
hist31508Pursuant to Senate Rule 17 (5), Representative Brooks added as a co-sponsor of Senate Joint Resolution 2.
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State of Wisconsin
Office of the Governor
January 12, 2015
The Honorable, the Senate:
I respectfully request a joint session of the Wisconsin State Legislature for January 13, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. This joint session will be for the purpose of delivering the 2015 State of the State Address.
Thank you for your consideration of this request. I look forward to addressing the full Legislature as well as the citizens of Wisconsin.
Sincerely,
SCOTT WALKER
Governor
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hist31509Considered privileged and taken up.
hist31510Senate Resolution 2
Relating to: the senate rules.
Senator Fitzgerald moved that Senate Amendment 1 to Senate Resolution 2 be laid on the table.
hist31514The question was: Shall Senate Amendment 1 to Senate Resolution 2 be laid on the table?
The ayes and noes were demanded and the vote was: ayes, 17; noes, 14; absent or not voting, 1; as follows:
Ayes - Senators Cowles, Farrow, S. Fitzgerald, Gudex, Harsdorf, Lasee, Lazich, LeMahieu, Marklein, Moulton, Nass, Olsen, Petrowski, Roth, Tiffany, Vukmir and Wanggaard - 17.
Noes - Senators Bewley, Carpenter, Erpenbach, Hansen, Harris Dodd, C. Larson, Lassa, Miller, Ringhand, Risser, Shilling, L. Taylor, Vinehout and Wirch - 14.
Absent or not voting - Senator Darling - 1.
Tabled.
Senator Fitzgerald moved that Senate Amendment 2 to Senate Resolution 2 be laid on the table.
hist31515The question was: Shall Senate Amendment 2 to Senate Resolution 2 be laid on the table?
The ayes and noes were demanded and the vote was: ayes, 17; noes, 14; absent or not voting, 1; as follows:
Ayes - Senators Cowles, Farrow, S. Fitzgerald, Gudex, Harsdorf, Lasee, Lazich, LeMahieu, Marklein, Moulton, Nass, Olsen, Petrowski, Roth, Tiffany, Vukmir and Wanggaard - 17.
Noes - Senators Bewley, Carpenter, Erpenbach, Hansen, Harris Dodd, C. Larson, Lassa, Miller, Ringhand, Risser, Shilling, L. Taylor, Vinehout and Wirch - 14.
Absent or not voting - Senator Darling - 1.
Tabled.
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Leaves of Absence
Senator Fitzgerald, with unanimous consent, asked that Senator Darling be granted a leave of absence for today's session.
hist31516The question was: Adoption of Senate Resolution 2?
The ayes and noes were required and the vote was: ayes, 25; noes, 6; absent or not voting, 1; as follows:
Ayes - Senators Bewley, Cowles, Farrow, S. Fitzgerald, Gudex, Hansen, Harris Dodd, Harsdorf, C. Larson, Lasee, Lazich, LeMahieu, Marklein, Moulton, Nass, Olsen, Petrowski, Ringhand, Risser, Roth, Shilling, L. Taylor, Tiffany, Vukmir and Wanggaard - 25.
Noes - Senators Carpenter, Erpenbach, Lassa, Miller, Vinehout and Wirch - 6.
Absent or not voting - Senator Darling - 1.
Adopted.
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Announcements, Adjournment Honors and Remarks Under
Special Privilege
Senator Carpenter, with unanimous consent, asked that when the Senate adjourns, it do so in honor of Zablocki Library, which has so graciously hosted his Town Halls over the years and allowed residents the opportunity to become informed on state government issues affecting the Third Senate District.
Senator Carpenter, with unanimous consent, asked that when the Senate adjourns, it do so in honor of Greenfield Public Library, which has so graciously hosted his Town Halls over the years and allowed residents the opportunity to become informed on state government issues affecting the Third Senate District.
Senator Carpenter, with unanimous consent, asked that when the Senate adjourns, it do so in honor of West Allis Public Library, which has so graciously hosted his Town Halls over the years and allowed residents the opportunity to become informed on state government issues affecting the Third Senate District.
Senator Carpenter, with unanimous consent, asked that when the Senate adjourns, it do so in honor of Wilson Park Senior Center, which has so graciously hosted his Town Halls over the years and allowed residents the opportunity to become informed on state government issues affecting the Third Senate District.
Senator Carpenter, with unanimous consent, asked that when the Senate adjourns, it do so in honor of Wisconsin Humane Society, Milwaukee Campus, which has so graciously hosted his Town Halls over the years and allowed residents the opportunity to become informed on state government issues affecting the Third Senate District.
Senator Ringhand, with unanimous consent, asked that when the Senate adjourns, it do so in honor of Jim Olsen. Jim is a former Whitewater Common Council member, firefighter, and funeral director, who passed away unexpectedly at the end of December. He is survived by his daughter, six siblings, family, and friends. Jim was known for his hard work, open mind, and dedication to making Whitewater a better place.
Senator Hansen, with unanimous consent, asked that when the Senate adjourns, it do so in honor of the Green Bay Packers. He attended the Ice Bowl in 19687 and was in attendance on Sunday as the Pack beat the Cowboys. Best of luck for the Green and Gold against the Seahawks.
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President Lazich appointed Senators LeMahieu and Bewley to escort his Excellency, the Governor, to the Joint Convention.
Senator Fitzgerald, with unanimous consent, asked that the Senate recess until 6:45 P.M. for the purpose of awaiting the Governor’s State of the State Address in Joint Convention in the Assembly Chambers at 7:00 P.M., and further, that the Senate stand adjourned until Tuesday, January 20, 2015, upon the rising of the Joint Convention.
2:47 P.M.
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Recess
The Senate proceeded in a body to the Assembly Chamber to meet in Joint Convention to receive the State of the State Message.
6:45 P.M.
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In Assembly Chamber
In Joint Convention
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