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hist65039Senator Fitzgerald, with unanimous consent, asked that the rules be suspended and the bill be given its third reading.
hist65040Senate Bill 7
Read a third time and passed.
Senate Bill 12
Relating to: multiple jurisdiction health departments.
hist65045Read a second time.
hist65046Senator Stroebel moved that Senate Amendment 1 to Senate Bill 12 be laid on the table.
The question was: Tabling of Senate Amendment 1 to Senate Bill 12?
The ayes and noes were demanded and the vote was: ayes, 20; noes, 13; absent or not voting, 0; as follows:
Ayes - Senators Cowles, Craig, Darling, Feyen, S. Fitzgerald, Harsdorf, Kapenga, Lasee, LeMahieu, Marklein, Moulton, Nass, Olsen, Petrowski, Roth, Stroebel, Testin, Tiffany, Vukmir and Wanggaard - 20.
Noes - Senators Bewley, Carpenter, Erpenbach, Hansen, Johnson, C. Larson, Miller, Ringhand, Risser, Shilling, L. Taylor, Vinehout and Wirch - 13.
Absent or not voting None - 0.
Tabled.
hist65047Ordered to a third reading.
hist65048Senator Fitzgerald, with unanimous consent, asked that the rules be suspended and the bill be given its third reading.
hist65049Senate Bill 12
Read a third time and passed.
Senate Bill 35
Relating to: mandatory reporting of child abuse and neglect by juvenile correctional officers.
hist65057Read a second time.
hist65058Ordered to a third reading.
hist65059Senator Fitzgerald, with unanimous consent, asked that the rules be suspended and the bill be given its third reading.
hist65060Senate Bill 35
Read a third time and passed.
Senate Bill 51
Relating to: technical changes to the tax incremental financing statutes.
hist65062Read a second time.
hist65063Ordered to a third reading.
hist65064Senator Fitzgerald, with unanimous consent, asked that the rules be suspended and the bill be given its third reading.
hist65065Senate Bill 51
Read a third time.
The questions was: Passage of Senate Bill 51?
The ayes and noes were required and the vote was: ayes, 33; noes, 0; absent or not voting, 0; as follows:
Ayes - Senators Bewley, Carpenter, Cowles, Craig, Darling, Erpenbach, Feyen, S. Fitzgerald, Hansen, Harsdorf, Johnson, Kapenga, C. Larson, Lasee, LeMahieu, Marklein, Miller, Moulton, Nass, Olsen, Petrowski, Ringhand, Risser, Roth, Shilling, Stroebel, L. Taylor, Testin, Tiffany, Vinehout, Vukmir, Wanggaard and Wirch - 33.
Noes None - 0.
Absent or not voting None - 0.
Passed.
Senator Fitzgerald, with unanimous consent, asked that all action be immediately messaged to the Assembly:
hist65066Senate Joint Resolution 3
hist65067Senate Bill 7
hist65068Senate Bill 12
hist65069Senate Bill 35
hist65070Senate Bill 51
Messaged.
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Announcements, Adjournment Honors, and Remarks Under
Special Privilege
Senator Miller, with unanimous consent, asked that the Senate adjourn in honor of renowned Wisconsin naturalist Aldo Leopold and the first weekend in March, which honors his name and contributions to understanding our responsibility to the land.
Senator Wirch, with unanimous consent, asked that the Senate adjourn in honor of Byron Wright. He was the head of Kenosha Human Development Services for many years, where they contracted with Kenosha County to take care of human services for some of our most vulnerable citizens. He did an outstanding job, was frugal and accountable to taxpayers all while being creative in serving our citizens. Senator Wirch wishes him a happy retirement.
Senator Harsdorf, with unanimous consent, asked that the Senate adjourn in memory of Terry Shafer, who led the Spring Valley Area Fire Department for 30 years. Terry joined the department in 1979 and became chief in 1986. On January 1, 2017, Terry passed the torch to his longtime assistant, but remained an active member of the department. He was also a member of the Spring Valley Ambulance Service for 20 years. Terry dedicated his life to his community and leaves a long legacy of service to others.
Senator Harsdorf, with unanimous consent, asked the Senate adjourn in memory of Kevin Loux, the Assistant Fire Chief of the United Fire and Rescue District in Baldwin. In 1976, Kevin began his firefighting career with the Lower St. Croix Valley Fire Department in Lakeland, MN. Kevin moved home to Wisconsin and joined the Baldwin Fire Department, which later became United Fire and Rescue District. During his 40 year career, he earned the respect and admiration of firefighters and citizens throughout St. Croix County and beyond.
Senator Bewley, with unanimous consent, asked that the Senate adjourn in honor of lifelong Bayfield resident Julian B. Nelson, who passed away at the age of 100 on February 17th. Julian was born in Bayfield in 1916, the second son to Norwegian immigrants. His father instilled in him his lifelong love for fishing and in 1937 he purchased his first fishing boat. After serving in the United States Marine Corps during World War II, Julian returned to Bayfield to fish in Lake Superior around the Apostle Islands. When he wasn’t fishing, Julian served as the mayor of Bayfield and also as a captain on the Madeline Island Ferry Line. Julian was a lifelong supporter of both Lake Superior and the Apostle Islands. “The Lake is the Boss” was what he was often heard saying. He advocated for preserving the Apostle Islands and was a volunteer for numerous non-profits supporting the islands, and the Bayfield Heritage Association. Senator Bewley is proud to adjourn in honor of this grand ole’ man, who gave so much to his community and will be missed by so many.
Senator Darling, with unanimous consent, asked that the Senate adjourn in honor of the Whitefish Bay Gymnastics team. Last weekend, the Dukes won the team title in Division 2 for the second consecutive season and for the eighth time in their history. Whitefish Bay was led by Senior Aly Yurkowitz who won the all-around competition for the second consecutive season.
Senator Hansen, with unanimous consent, asked that the Senate adjourn in honor of all of the Seanate Scholars who are here today, especially Aiden from Marinette.
Senator Ringhand, with unanimous consent, asked that the Senate adjourn in honor of the former mayor of Evansville, Robert Olsen, who passed away last week at the age of 93.
Senator Nass, with unanimous consent, asked that the Senate adjourn in honor of Benji Peak, who won the 126 pound class at WIAA state wrestling.
Senator Taylor, with unanimous consent, asked that the Senate adjourn in honor of Rhonda Stovall, volunteer extraordinaire for her work on planning the 1st annual Black History Month lobby day, Cindy Marecek in the Chief Clerk’s office, the page staff, Capitol Police, the Artists of “Beyond the Bars” art display: James Morgan, Luther Hall, Willy Weaver-Bey, Ken Brown and Alicia Christina, NAACP and Urban League for their help coordinating Black History Month lobby day, and her staff: Craig Trost, Greg Packnett, LaDette Austin, Revelle Williams and Courtney Beyer.
Senator Taylor, with unanimous consent, asked that the Senate adjourn in honor of the Rufus King Girls’ Basketball team for making it to state.
Senator Taylor, with unanimous consent, asked that the Senate adjourn in honor women in honor of Wisconsin Women’s History Month.
Senator Taylor, with unanimous consent, asked that the Senate adjourn in honor of Dr. Seuss for Read Across America Day.
Senator Larson, with unanimous consent, asked that when the Senate adjourn, it do so in honor of Nathan Scafe, a former intern and LTE, who passed away last week at a young age.
Senator Stroebel, with unanimous consent, asked that the Senate adjourn in honor of Serenity Sunde, a 7-year old McLane Elementary student, notified her uncle of a fire at a car wash. Serenity’s quick action allowed the fire to be extinguished quickly.
Senator Stroebel, with unanimous consent, asked that the Senate adjourn in honor of Slinger Fire Department, who lost dedicated member Jeff Retzlaff after a courageous battle with cancer on Monday, February 27, 2017. Firefighter Retzlaff is survived by his wife Mary and children, Tyler and Lindsey.
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Adjournment
Senator Fitzgerald, with unanimous consent, asked that the 2017 Regular Session of the Senate stand adjourned until Thursday, March 9, 2017.
Adjourned.
12:52 P.M.
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