One-Hundred and Second Regular Session
2:15 P.M. TUESDAY, February 3, 2015
The Senate met.
The Senate was called to order by Senate President Lazich.
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, Lasee, Lassa, Lazich, LeMahieu, Marklein, Miller, Moulton, Nass, Olsen, Petrowski, Ringhand, Risser, Roth, Shilling, L. Taylor, Tiffany, Vinehout, Vukmir, Wanggaard and Wirch - 30.
Absent with leave - Senators Darling and C. Larson - 2.
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.
Leaves of Absence
Senator Fitzgerald, with unanimous consent, asked that Senator Darling be granted a leave of absence for today's session.
Senator Shilling, with unanimous consent, asked that Senator Larson be granted a leave of absence for today's session.
Pursuant to Senate Rule 17 (6), the Chief Clerk makes the following entries under the above date.
Introduction, First Reading, and Reference of Proposals
Read and referred:
Relating to: commending Andy Dean, Sara Dean, Troy Thomas, Dean Bogdonovich, and Bob Wilke for life-saving actions.
By Senator Moulton; cosponsored by Representatives Kulp and Bernier.
hist31978To committee on Senate Organization.
Relating to: proclaiming May 15, 16, and 17, 2015, Syttende Mai Weekend.
By Senators Miller, Shilling, Harsdorf, Hansen, Vinehout, Erpenbach, Lassa, Risser, Wirch, Ringhand, Harris Dodd, Olsen, L. Taylor and Bewley; cosponsored by Representatives Hebl, Nerison, Allen, Brostoff, Danou, Hesselbein, Hintz, Horlacher, Jorgensen, Knudson, Milroy, Murtha, Ohnstad, Pope, Sargent, Sinicki, Subeck and Zamarripa.
hist31979To committee on Senate Organization.
Relating to: proclaiming Friday, February 6, 2015, to be National Wear Red Day in recognition of heart disease awareness and prevention.
By Senators Darling, Shilling, Bewley, Cowles, Erpenbach, Gudex, Harris Dodd, Harsdorf, C. Larson, Lassa, Moulton, Nass, Olsen, Ringhand, L. Taylor, Vinehout and Wanggaard; cosponsored by Representatives Loudenbeck, Ballweg, Berceau, Bernier, Billings, E. Brooks, R. Brooks, Considine, Czaja, Goyke, Horlacher, Johnson, Kahl, Kerkman, Knodl, Kolste, Krug, Meyers, Mursau, Ohnstad, A. Ott, Petryk, Pope, Rodriguez, Sargent, Sinicki, Spreitzer, Subeck, Thiesfeldt, Tittl, Tranel, VanderMeer, Wachs and Zamarripa.
hist31980To committee on Senate Organization.
Relating to: taste samples of intoxicating liquor provided on certain retail licensed premises.
By Senators Moulton, L. Taylor, Erpenbach, Gudex and Vinehout; cosponsored by Representatives Kleefisch, Zamarripa, August, Allen, Ballweg, Brandtjen, Brostoff, Considine, Danou, Goyke, Kahl, Kitchens, Kooyenga, Kremer, Krug, Kuglitsch, Meyers, Milroy, Ohnstad, Sinicki, Spiros, Steffen, C. Taylor and Thiesfeldt.
hist31981To committee on Agriculture, Small Business, and Tourism.
Read first time and referred:
Relating to: continuing education program sponsors for chiropractors, chiropractic technicians, and chiropractic radiological technicians.
By Senators Petrowski, Nass, Olsen, L. Taylor and Moulton; cosponsored by Representatives Kooyenga, Czaja, Spiros, Steffen, Allen, Ripp, Rohrkaste, Tittl, Gannon, A. Ott, Macco, Danou, Petryk, Kleefisch, Knodl, Kremer, E. Brooks, Doyle, C. Taylor, R. Brooks, Mursau, Kuglitsch, Nerison, Krug and Hutton.
hist31982To committee on Health and Human Services.
Relating to: the manufacture, sale, and distribution of products containing microbeads and providing a penalty.
By Senators Wirch, L. Taylor, Carpenter, Erpenbach, Harris Dodd, Hansen, C. Larson, Lassa, Miller, Risser, Bewley, Vinehout, Shilling and Ringhand; cosponsored by Representatives Ohnstad, Barnes, Barca, Berceau, Brostoff, Considine, Danou, Doyle, Goyke, Hesselbein, Hintz, Johnson, Kolste, Meyers, Milroy, Mason, Pope, Sargent, Sinicki, Subeck, Spreitzer, Stuck, C. Taylor, Zamarripa, Hebl, Kessler, Wachs, Young, Billings, Zepnick, Shankland, Genrich, Jorgensen, Kahl, Bowen and Riemer.
hist31983To committee on Natural Resources and Energy.
Relating to: designating a lay caregiver during a hospital admission.
By Senators Carpenter, Lassa, Wirch, L. Taylor, Harris Dodd and Hansen; cosponsored by Representatives Berceau, Sinicki, Milroy, Zamarripa, Subeck, Billings, Sargent, Kahl, Bowen and Meyers.
hist32041To committee on Health and Human Services.
Relating to: transfer of certain fish and game approvals to persons with disabilities and the transfer of Class A bear licenses to persons awarded the Purple Heart or serving on active duty in the U.S. armed forces.
By Senator Roth; cosponsored by Representative Jacque.
hist32042To committee on Natural Resources and Energy.
Relating to: state finances and appropriations, constituting the executive budget act of the 2015 legislature.
By joint committee on Finance
Petitions and Communications
hist32016Pursuant to Senate Rule 17 (5). Senator Vinehout added as a coauthor of Senate Joint Resolution 5. hist32013Pursuant to Senate Rule 17 (5), Senator Roth added as a coauthor of Senate Joint Resolution 7.
State of Wisconsin
Office of the Governor
February 3, 2015
The Honorable, the Senate:
This letter is to remove the following appointment from consideration for confirmation by the Wisconsin Senate:
hist32037STEINKE, LINDA of Janesville, as a Certified Residential Appraiser on the Real Estate Appraisers Board, to serve for the term ending May 1, 2018.
Advice and consent of the Senate
Senator Fitzgerald, with unanimous consent, asked that all appointments, with the exception of John Scocos and Cathy Stepp, be taken up en masse.
hist31995ANDERSON, SECRETARY ELOISE of Madison, as Secretary of the Department of Children and Families, to serve for the term ending at the pleasure of the Governor. hist31996BILDSTEN, SECRETARY PETER of Madison, as Secretary of the Department of Financial Institutions, to serve for the term ending at the pleasure of the Governor. hist31997BRANCEL, SECRETARY BEN of Madison, as Secretary of the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection, to serve for the term ending at the pleasure of the Governor. hist31998CHANDLER, SECRETARY RICK of Madison, as Secretary of the Department of Revenue, to serve for the term ending at the pleasure of the Governor. hist31999GARY, GEORGE of Milwaukee, as a Savings and loan experience on the Savings Institutions Review Board, to serve for the term ending May 1, 2019. hist32000GOTTLIEB, SECRETARY MARK of Madison, as Secretary of the Department of Transportation, to serve for the term ending at the pleasure of the Governor. hist32001HALL, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER REED of Madison, as Chief Executive Officer of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, to serve for the term ending at the pleasure of the Governor. hist32002HANSON, GAIL of Oconomowoc, as a Public Member 5 on the Deferred Compensation Board, to serve for the term ending July 1, 2018. hist32003HUEBSCH, SECRETARY MICHAEL of Madison, as Secretary of the Department of Administration, to serve for the term ending at the pleasure of the Governor. hist32004KLETT, SECRETARY STEPHANIE of Madison, as Secretary of the Department of Tourism, to serve for the term ending at the pleasure of the Governor.