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Senate

Record of Committee Proceedings

Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety

Senate Joint Resolution 2

Relating to: election of chief justice (second consideration).

By Senators Tiffany, Darling, Farrow, Lasee, Lazich, LeMahieu, Moulton, Nass, Olsen, Vukmir and Wanggaard; cosponsored by Representatives Hutton, August, Krug, Ballweg, E. Brooks, Craig, Czaja, Horlacher, Jacque, Kerkman, Kleefisch, Knodl, Knudson, Kooyenga, Kuglitsch, Kulp, Mursau, Neylon, A. Ott, Petersen, Quinn, Sanfelippo, Schraa, Skowronski, Tauchen, Tittl, Vorpagel, Weatherston, Kapenga and Swearingen.

January 07, 2015         Referred to Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety

January 15, 2015         Public Hearing Held

Present:       (5)        Senator Wanggaard; Senators Vukmir, Lasee, Risser and L. Taylor.

Absent:       (0)        None.

Excused:     (0)        None.

Appearances For

·      Tom Tiffany - Senator

·      Jon Wilcox

Appearances Against

·      Evan Goyke - Representative

·      Marilyn Townsend

·      Christine Bremer Muggli - Wisconsin Association for Justice

·      Jay Heck - Common Cause in Wisconsin

·      Fred Wade

Appearances for Information Only

·      None.

Registrations For

·      Leah Vukmir - Senator

·      Alberta Darling - Senator

·      Rob Hutton - Representative

·      Jason Culotta - Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce

·      Cody Horlacher - Representative

Registrations Against

·      Scot Ross - One Wisconsin Now

·      Tim Carpenter - Senator

·      Gary  Hebl - Representative

·      Dana Wachs - Representative

·      Genie Odgen

·      Susan McMurrary - AFSCME

Registrations for Information Only

·      None.

January 15, 2015         Executive Session Held

Present:       (5)        Senator Wanggaard; Senators Vukmir, Lasee, Risser and L. Taylor.

Absent:       (0)        None.

Excused:     (0)        None.

Moved by Senator Vukmir, seconded by Senator Wanggaard that Senate Joint Resolution 2 be recommended for adoption.

Ayes:     (3)     Senator Wanggaard; Senators Vukmir and Lasee.

Noes:     (2)     Senators Risser and L. Taylor.

ADOPTION RECOMMENDED, Ayes 3, Noes 2

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Kyle Koenen

Committee Clerk