One-Hundred and Third Regular Session
12:57 P.M. THURSDAY, November 9, 2017
The Assembly met in the Assembly Chamber located in the State Capitol.
Representative Swearingen in the Chair.
Representative Steineke asked unanimous consent for a quorum call. Granted.
A quorum was present.
Speaker Vos in the Chair.
The prayer was offered by Reverend Christina Leone-Tracy, Senior Minister at the Fox Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Appleton.
Representative Kolste led the membership in reciting the pledge of allegiance to the flag of the United States of America.
The roll was taken.
The result follows:
Present - Representatives Allen, Anderson, Ballweg, Barca, Berceau, Bernier, Billings, Born, Brandtjen, E. Brooks, R. Brooks, Brostoff, Considine, Crowley, Doyle, Duchow, Edming, Felzkowski, Fields, Genrich, Goyke, Hebl, Hesselbein, Hintz, Horlacher, Hutton, Jacque, Jagler, Jarchow, 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, Skowronski, Snyder, Spiros, Spreitzer, Stafsholt, Steffen, Steineke, Stuck, Subeck, Summerfield, Swearingen, C. Taylor, Thiesfeldt, Tittl, Tranel, Tusler, VanderMeer, Vruwink, Wachs, Weatherston, Wichgers, Young, Zamarripa, Zepnick, Zimmerman and Speaker Vos - 93.
Absent with leave - Representatives August, Bowen, Sinicki, Tauchen and Vorpagel - 5.
Vacancies - 58th Assembly District - 1.
Leaves of Absence
Representative Knodl asked unanimous consent for a leave of absence for today's session for Representatives August, Tauchen, and Vorpagel. Granted.
Representative Spreitzer asked unanimous consent for a leave of absence for today's session for Representatives Bowen and Sinicki. Granted.
Leaves of Absence
Representative Knodl asked unanimous consent for a leave of absence for part of today's session for Representative Felzkowski. Granted.
Representative Spreitzer asked unanimous consent for a leave of absence for part of today's session for Representative Kessler. Granted.
Representative Brandtjen introduced Hometown Hero Award recipients, Katie Murphy and her teacher Beth Tomlin. Shortly after Ms. Tomlin’s lesson on how to recognize signs and symptoms of a stroke, Katie recognized her mother was having a stroke and was able to call 911 in time to save her mother. Katie and Ms. Tomlin addressed the members from the rostrum.
Representative Kitchens introduced Hometown Hero Award recipient Nancy Hutchinson of Sturgeon Bay, recognized for her Adopt-A-Soldier Door County program. Ms. Hutchinson addressed the members from the rostrum.
Representative Felzkowski asked unanimous consent that her leave of absence be lifted. Granted.
hist78971Assembly Amendment 8 to Assembly Substitute Amendment 2 to Assembly Joint Resolution 47 offered by Representatives C. Taylor, Barca, Crowley, Hesselbein, Kessler, Ohnstad, Sargent and Spreitzer. hist78871Assembly Substitute Amendment 1 to Assembly Bill 70 offered by Representatives Thiesfeldt and Steffen.
Assembly Amendment 1 to Assembly Bill 506 offered by Representative Ott.
Introduction and Reference of Proposals
Read first time and referred:
Relating to: celebrating the success of the Wisconsin Capitol 100th Anniversary Gala.
By Representatives Vos, Hintz, Barca and Neylon.
Relating to: congratulating the Dane County Farmers' Market on its 45th anniversary.
By Representatives C. Taylor, Anderson, Ballweg, Berceau, Crowley, Fields, Hebl, Hesselbein, Novak, Ohnstad, Pope, Sargent, Sinicki, Spreitzer, Subeck, Tittl, Tusler, Vorpagel, Zamarripa and Zepnick; cosponsored by Senators Risser, Erpenbach, Miller, Ringhand and Wirch.
Relating to: recognizing Reggie Jackson, one of the recipients of the 2017 Frank P. Zeidler Public Service award.
By Representatives Bowen, Kessler, Hebl, Goyke, Young, Brostoff, Milroy, Sinicki, Anderson, Berceau and Spreitzer; cosponsored by Senators Johnson, Wirch, Ringhand and Larson.
Relating to: congratulating the Milwaukee Brewers on their 2017 season.
By Representatives Zamarripa, Riemer, Allen, Anderson, Bowen, Considine, Crowley, Fields, Goyke, Hebl, Hesselbein, Kessler, Pope, Sargent, Sinicki, Spreitzer, Subeck, Vruwink, Wachs, Young, Zepnick and Tusler; cosponsored by Senators Carpenter, Larson, Hansen, Vinehout, Wirch, Ringhand and L. Taylor.
Relating to: recognizing Jesús Salas, one of the recipients of the 2017 Frank P. Zeidler Public Service Award.
By Representatives Kessler, Sinicki, Bowen, Zamarripa, Brostoff, Sargent, Berceau, Anderson, Zepnick, Spreitzer, Crowley, Fields and Hebl; cosponsored by Senators Larson, Carpenter, Johnson, Ringhand and Wirch.