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One-Hundred and Third Regular Session
12:57 P.M.   WEDNESDAY, February 21, 2018
The Assembly met in the Assembly Chamber located in the State Capitol.
Speaker Pro Tempore August in the Chair.
Representative Steineke asked unanimous consent for a quorum call. Granted.
A quorum was present.
The prayer was offered by Representative Ott.
Representative Bowen 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, August, Ballweg, Barca, Berceau, Bernier, Billings, Born, Bowen, Brandtjen, E. Brooks, R. Brooks, Brostoff, Considine, Crowley, Doyle, Duchow, Edming, Felzkowski, Fields, Genrich, Goyke, Gundrum, Hebl, Hesselbein, Hintz, Horlacher, Hutton, Jacque, Jagler, Jarchow, Katsma, Kerkman, Kessler, Kitchens, Kleefisch, Knodl, Kolste, Kooyenga, Krug, Kuglitsch, Kulp, Loudenbeck, Macco, Meyers, Milroy, Mursau, Nerison, Neubauer, Neylon, Novak, Nygren, Ohnstad, Ott, Petersen, Petryk, Pope, Pronschinske, Quinn, Riemer, 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 - 96.
Absent with leave - Representatives Kremer and Murphy - 2.
Vacancies - 42nd Assembly District - 1.
Leaves of Absence
Representative Knodl asked unanimous consent for a leave of absence for today's session for Representatives Kremer and Murphy. Granted.
Leaves of Absence
Representative Spreitzer asked unanimous consent for a leave of absence for part of today's session for Representative Berceau. Granted.
Amendments Offered
hist89843Assembly Amendment 2 to Assembly Bill 918 offered by Representative Knodl.
hist89636Assembly Amendment 1 to Assembly Bill 942 offered by Representative Stafsholt.
hist89649Assembly Amendment 1 to Assembly Substitute Amendment 1 to Assembly Bill 953 offered by Representatives Schraa and Goyke.
Administrative Rules
Relating to transit safety oversight program for rail fixed guideway transportation systems.
Submitted by Department of Transportation.
hist85604Report received from Agency, February 7, 2018.
hist90245To committee on Transportation.
Referred on February 21, 2018.
Introduction and Reference of Proposals
Read first time and referred:
hist88086Assembly Joint Resolution 112
Relating to: proclaiming February 2018 as Black History Month.
By Representatives Crowley, Fields, Young, Anderson, Bowen, Zamarripa, Shankland, Ohnstad, Vruwink, Horlacher, Goyke, Hebl, Milroy, Kooyenga, Kessler, Pope, Spreitzer, Berceau, Subeck, Spiros, Tusler, Riemer, Kolste and Zepnick; cosponsored by Senators L. Taylor, Johnson, Shilling, Miller, Wirch, Erpenbach, Vinehout, Risser and Ringhand.
hist89647To committee on Rules.
hist89819Assembly Joint Resolution 113
Relating to: declaring August as Shingles Awareness and Improvement Month.
By Representatives Petryk and Kolste.
hist89820To committee on Rules.
Committee Reports
The committee on Constitution and Ethics reports and recommends:
Assembly Joint Resolution 93
Relating to: eligibility and conditions for release prior to conviction of persons accused of certain crimes and considerations for imposing bail (first consideration).
hist89779Assembly Amendment 1 adoption:
Ayes: 7 - Representatives Allen, Thiesfeldt, Jagler, Kremer, Wichgers, Kessler and Berceau.
Noes: 0.
hist89780Adoption as amended:
Ayes: 5 - Representatives Allen, Thiesfeldt, Jagler, Kremer and Wichgers.
Noes: 2 - Representatives Kessler and Berceau.
hist89781To committee on Rules.
Committee on Constitution and Ethics
The committee on Environment and Forestry reports and recommends:
Assembly Bill 881
Relating to: notifying well owners and counties of certain water pollution violations, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, and granting rule-making authority.
hist89665Assembly Amendment 1 adoption:
Ayes: 8 - Representatives Mursau, Krug, Pronschinske, Kitchens, Swearingen, Edming, Wichgers and Tusler.
Noes: 4 - Representatives Hebl, Milroy, Anderson and Neubauer.
hist89666Passage as amended:
Ayes: 12 - Representatives Mursau, Krug, Pronschinske, Kitchens, Swearingen, Edming, Wichgers, Tusler, Hebl, Milroy, Anderson and Neubauer.
Noes: 0.
hist89667To committee on Rules.
Assembly Bill 935
Relating to: an exemption from permit requirements for certain riparian owners who remove material from the bed of a navigable water.
hist89660Assembly Substitute Amendment 1 adoption:
Ayes: 8 - Representatives Mursau, Krug, Pronschinske, Kitchens, Swearingen, Edming, Wichgers and Tusler.
Noes: 4 - Representatives Hebl, Milroy, Anderson and Neubauer.
hist89661Passage as amended:
Ayes: 7 - Representatives Mursau, Krug, Pronschinske, Swearingen, Edming, Wichgers and Tusler.
Noes: 5 - Representatives Kitchens, Hebl, Milroy, Anderson and Neubauer.
hist89662To committee on Rules.
Committee on Environment and Forestry
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:
hist89974Senate Joint Resolution 103
Concurred in: