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Dear Speaker Vos and President Roth:
I respectfully request a joint session of the Wisconsin State Legislature for February 8, 2017, at 4:00 PM. This joint session will be for the purpose of delivering an address on the 2017-2019 Biennial Budget.
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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Speaker’s Communications
February 8, 2017
The Honorable Scott Walker
Governor
State of Wisconsin
Room 115 East, State Capitol
Madison, WI 53702
Dear Governor Walker:
  Pursuant to Wisconsin State Statute Section 13.55 (1)(a) 1.d, I am appointing Representative Ron Tusler to the Uniform State Laws Commission.
  I am sure Representative Tusler will be a valuable member on this commission.  
Sincerely,
Robin J. Vos
Assembly Speaker
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Communications
February 8, 2017
Patrick E. Fuller
Assembly Chief Clerk
17 West Main Street, Suite 401
Madison, WI 53703
Dear Chief Clerk Fuller:
hist63944Please add my name as a co-author of Assembly Bill 53, relating to time periods for the abatement of late blight of potatoes.
hist63945Please add my name as a co-author of Assembly Bill 54, relating to seed potato certification and use and providing penalties.
Sincerely,
KEITH RIPP
State Representative
42nd Assembly District
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February 8, 2017
Patrick E. Fuller
Assembly Chief Clerk
17 West Main Street, Suite 401
Madison, WI 53703
Dear Chief Clerk Fuller:
hist64061Please add my name as a co-author of Assembly Bill 59, relating to terminology change and corrections for emergency medical technicians and first responders.
Sincerely,
DAVID STEFFEN
State Representative
4th Assembly District
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Calendar of Wednesday, February 8
Message from the Senate
From: Jeffrey Renk, Senate Chief Clerk.
Mr. Speaker:
I am directed to inform you that the Senate has
Adopted and asks concurrence in:
hist64009Senate Joint Resolution 2
hist63997Senate Joint Resolution 6
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Action on the Senate Message
hist63999Representative Steineke asked unanimous consent that the rules be suspended and that Senate Joint Resolution 6 be withdrawn from the Senate message and taken up at this time. Granted.
hist63998Senate Joint Resolution 6
Relating to: proclaiming February 2017 to be American Heart Month in Wisconsin.
By Senators Darling, Harsdorf, Bewley, Carpenter, Cowles, Erpenbach, Feyen, Hansen, Marklein, Ringhand, Shilling, L. Taylor and Wirch; cosponsored by Representative Ballweg.
hist64007The question was: Shall Senate Joint Resolution 6 be concurred in?
Motion carried.
hist64008Representative Steineke asked unanimous consent that the rules be suspended and that Senate Joint Resolution 6 be immediately messaged to the Senate. Granted.
Assembly Joint Resolution 4
Relating to: proclaiming February 2017 to be American Heart Month in Wisconsin.
hist64034Representative Steineke asked unanimous consent that Assembly Joint Resolution 4 be laid on the table. Granted.
hist64033Representative Steineke asked unanimous consent that the rules be suspended and that Senate Joint Resolution 2 be withdrawn from the Senate message and taken up at this time. Granted.
hist64032Senate Joint Resolution 2
Relating to: the public service of Army Staff Sergeant Matthew Thompson.
By Senator Vukmir; cosponsored by Representative Kooyenga.
hist64036The question was: Shall Senate Joint Resolution 2 be concurred in?
Motion carried.
hist64037Representative Steineke asked unanimous consent that the rules be suspended and that Senate Joint Resolution 2 be immediately messaged to the Senate. Granted.
Speaker Pro Tempore August in the chair.
hist64039Representative Steineke asked unanimous consent that Senate Bill 1 be withdrawn from today's calendar and taken up at this time. Granted.
hist64040Senate Bill 1
Relating to: changing the 12 percent rule regarding the total value of taxable property included in the creation of, or amendment to, a tax incremental financing district in the village of Oostburg.
hist64041The question was: Shall Senate Bill 1 be ordered to a third reading?
Motion carried.
hist64042Representative Steineke asked unanimous consent that the rules be suspended and that Senate Bill 1 be given a third reading. Granted.
hist64043The question was: Senate Bill 1 having been read three times, shall the bill be concurred in?
The roll was taken.
The result follows:
Ayes - Representatives Allen, Anderson, August, Ballweg, Barca, Berceau, Bernier, Billings, Born, Bowen, Brandtjen, E. Brooks, R. Brooks, Brostoff, Considine, Crowley, Doyle, Duchow, Edming, Felzkowski, Fields, Gannon, Genrich, Goyke, Hebl, Hesselbein, Hintz, Hutton, Jacque, Jagler, Katsma, Kerkman, Kessler, Kitchens, Kleefisch, Knodl, Kolste, Kooyenga, Kremer, Krug, Kuglitsch, Kulp, Loudenbeck, Macco, Mason, Meyers, Milroy, Murphy, Mursau, Nerison, Neylon, Novak, Nygren, Ohnstad, Ott, Petersen, Petryk, Pope, Pronschinske, Quinn, Riemer, Ripp, Rodriguez, Rohrkaste, Sanfelippo, Sargent, Schraa, Shankland, Sinicki, Skowronski, Snyder, Spiros, Spreitzer, Stafsholt, Steffen, Steineke, Stuck, Subeck, Summerfield, Swearingen, Tauchen, C. Taylor, Thiesfeldt, Tittl, Tranel, Tusler, VanderMeer, Vorpagel, Vruwink, Wachs, Weatherston, Wichgers, Young, Zamarripa, Zepnick, Zimmerman and Speaker Vos - 97.
Noes - None.
Absent or not voting - Representatives Horlacher and Jarchow - 2.
Motion carried.
hist64044Representative Steineke asked unanimous consent that the rules be suspended and that Senate Bill 1 be immediately messaged to the Senate. Granted.
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