One-Hundred and Third Regular Session
11:42 A.M. THURSDAY, August 3, 2017
The Senate met.
The Senate was called to order by Senator Fitzgerald.
Pursuant to Senate Rule 17 (6), the Chief Clerk made the following entries under the above date.
Chief Clerk's Entries
Bills Presented to the Governor
The Chief Clerk records:
Presented to the Governor on 8-3-2017.
Introduction, First Reading, and Reference of Proposals
Read and referred:
Relating to: opposing the development of Aquila Resources' Back Forty Project, a proposed open pit metallic sulfide mine in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.
By Senators Hansen, Carpenter, Erpenbach, Larson, Ringhand, Risser and Vinehout; cosponsored by Representatives Stuck, Genrich, Mursau, Berceau, Brostoff, Considine, Crowley, Goyke, Hebl, Mason, Milroy, Ohnstad, Shankland, Spreitzer, C. Taylor, Wachs and Zepnick.
hist73804To the committee on Senate Organization.
Relating to: honoring the life and public service of Theodore "Ted" Kanavas.
By Senators Kapenga, Vukmir, Carpenter, Craig, Darling, Erpenbach, Feyen, Fitzgerald, Hansen, Harsdorf, Johnson, Lasee, Marklein, Miller, Moulton, Nass, Olsen, Ringhand, Risser, Roth, Shilling, Stroebel, L. Taylor, Tiffany, Wanggaard, Wirch and Vinehout; cosponsored by Representatives Kooyenga, Allen, Anderson, August, Ballweg, Berceau, Bowen, Brandtjen, Crowley, Duchow, Edming, Felzkowski, Fields, Gannon, Hesselbein, Hintz, Horlacher, Hutton, Jacque, Jagler, Katsma, Kitchens, Kleefisch, Knodl, Krug, Kuglitsch, Loudenbeck, Mason, Murphy, Mursau, Neylon, Ott, Pope, Ripp, Rodriguez, Rohrkaste, Sanfelippo, Sargent, Schraa, Shankland, Sinicki, Skowronski, Spiros, Spreitzer, Steffen, Steineke, Subeck, Swearingen, Tauchen, Thiesfeldt, Tranel, VanderMeer, Vorpagel, Vruwink, Wachs, Weatherston, Wichgers and Zepnick.
hist73814To the committee on Senate Organization.
Relating to: honoring the life and public service of Secretary Kitty Rhoades.
By Senators Harsdorf, Risser, Bewley, Olsen, Carpenter, Cowles, Vukmir, L. Taylor, Roth, Miller, Darling, Hansen, Vinehout, Moulton, Ringhand and Nass; cosponsored by Representatives Zimmerman, Jarchow, Stafsholt, E. Brooks, Murphy, Jacque, Mursau, Kerkman, Milroy, Knodl, Quinn, Spiros, Crowley, Sargent, Subeck, Berceau, Spreitzer, Brostoff, Pope, Weatherston, Wachs, Hintz, Ott, Bowen, Billings, Rohrkaste, Steffen, Sinicki, Tauchen, Bernier, Shankland, Felzkowski, Petryk, Anderson, Hesselbein, Ballweg, Tittl, Thiesfeldt, Kooyenga, Swearingen, Ripp and VanderMeer.
hist73817To the committee on Senate Organization.
Relating to: proclaiming July 2017 as Minority Mental Health Month.
By Senators Johnson, L. Taylor, Larson, Wirch and Vinehout; cosponsored by Representatives Crowley, Goyke, Vruwink, Hebl, Zepnick, Fields, Considine, Anderson, Mason, Zamarripa, Sargent, Spreitzer, Brostoff, Hesselbein, Subeck, Berceau and C. Taylor.
hist73818To the committee on Senate Organization.
Relating to: the life and public service of Melvin Robert Laird.
By Senators Testin, Tiffany, Shilling, Cowles, Petrowski, Moulton, Olsen, Carpenter, Johnson, Nass, Risser, Wirch, Marklein and Vinehout; cosponsored by Representatives Shankland, Barca, Krug, VanderMeer, Kulp, Ballweg, Ripp, Mursau, Spiros, Edming, Snyder, Allen, Anderson, Berceau, Considine, Hintz, Jarchow, Kuglitsch, Murphy, Pope, Sargent, Sinicki, Spreitzer, Tauchen, Vruwink, Wachs and Zepnick.
hist73825To the committee on Senate Organization.
Read first time and referred:
Relating to: BadgerCare Plus and assistance for childless adults demonstration project purchase options.
By Senators Johnson, Hansen, Risser, Ringhand, Larson, Carpenter, Miller and Vinehout; cosponsored by Representatives Genrich, Crowley, Goyke, Mason, Hebl, Anderson, Brostoff, Billings, C. Taylor, Pope, Kolste, Subeck, Sargent, Considine, Berceau, Wachs, Ohnstad, Riemer, Shankland, Vruwink and Zepnick.
hist73801To the committee on Insurance, Housing and Trade.
Relating to: terminating parental choice programs and the Special Needs Scholarship Program, repealing the achievement gap reduction program, expanding the student achievement guarantee program, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation.
By Senators Larson, Carpenter and Miller; cosponsored by Representatives Brostoff, Sinicki, Bowen, Riemer, Goyke, Sargent, Hebl and Stuck.
Relating to: adding a circuit court branch in Calumet County.
By Senators Lasee and LeMahieu; cosponsored by Representatives Tittl, Kremer, Tusler and Vorpagel.
hist73803To the committee on Judiciary and Public Safety.
Relating to: retail sales of alcohol beverages at the Ozaukee County fairgrounds.
By Senators Stroebel and Darling; cosponsored by Representatives R. Brooks and Ohnstad.
hist73805To the committee on Government Operations, Technology and Consumer Protection.
Relating to: dental provider network rental by insurance plans.
By Senators LeMahieu, Feyen, Cowles, Ringhand, Risser, Vinehout, Wanggaard and Shilling; cosponsored by Representatives VanderMeer, Ballweg, Bernier, Brandtjen, R. Brooks, Horlacher, Kremer, Kulp, Murphy, Novak, Petersen, Riemer, Rohrkaste, Skowronski, Spiros, Steffen, Tauchen, Tittl and Weatherston.
hist73806To the committee on Insurance, Housing and Trade.
Relating to: application of foreign law.
By Senators Nass and Moulton; cosponsored by Representatives Weatherston, Brandtjen, E. Brooks, Horlacher, Kremer, Murphy, Quinn, Ripp, Sanfelippo, Skowronski, Thiesfeldt and Tusler.
hist73807To the committee on Judiciary and Public Safety.
Relating to: the Uniform Recognition and Enforcement of Canadian Domestic Violence Protection Orders Act and providing a criminal penalty.
By Senators Risser, Wanggaard, Johnson, Olsen and L. Taylor; cosponsored by Representatives Tusler, Stuck, Anderson, Ballweg, Brandtjen, Berceau, Brostoff, Considine, Fields, Genrich, Jacque, Kulp, Milroy, Mursau, Spiros, Spreitzer, Subeck and Zepnick.
hist73808To the committee on Judiciary and Public Safety.
Relating to: restrictions on advertising the state lottery.
By Senators Risser, Craig, L. Taylor, Miller and Stroebel; cosponsored by Representatives Hutton, Jacque, Allen, Berceau, Brandtjen, Hintz, Kremer, Murphy, Neylon, Pope, Rohrkaste, Spiros, Subeck and Thiesfeldt.
hist73809To the committee on Revenue, Financial Institutions and Rural Issues.
Relating to: the provision by employers to employees of written disclosure statements of the terms of employment, various changes pertaining to wage claims, occupational or professional licensing of employers that owe wages under wage claim judgments, and making an appropriation.
By Senators Wirch, Carpenter, Hansen, Ringhand, L. Taylor, Vinehout and Larson; cosponsored by Representatives Ohnstad, Barca, Berceau, Billings, Goyke, Mason, Milroy, Pope, Sargent, Sinicki, Spreitzer, Subeck and Young.
hist73810To the committee on Labor and Regulatory Reform.
Relating to: hunting approvals issued to certain terminally ill individuals.
By Senators Moulton, Miller, Hansen, Marklein and Ringhand; cosponsored by Representatives Milroy, Kleefisch, Ballweg, Berceau, Brostoff, Doyle, Genrich, Hesselbein, Horlacher, Kolste, Mason, Mursau, Shankland, Spreitzer, Spiros, Subeck, Tittl, Tusler and Wachs.
hist73811To the committee on Sporting Heritage, Mining and Forestry.
Relating to: issuance of sturgeon spearing licenses via raffle by the Sturgeon for Tomorrow, Inc., organization.
By Senator L. Taylor; cosponsored by Representatives Murphy, Hintz, Berceau, Ripp, Bowen, Spreitzer and Thiesfeldt.
hist73812To the committee on Sporting Heritage, Mining and Forestry.
Relating to: alternative highway project delivery methods; prevailing wage for public works projects; municipal approval of highway roundabouts; local referendum imposing a wheel tax; funding for and audit of the Department of Transportation; granting rule-making authority; and making appropriations.
By Senators Kapenga, Craig, Darling, Feyen, Lasee, LeMahieu, Nass, Stroebel, Tiffany, Vukmir and Wanggaard; cosponsored by Representatives Sanfelippo, Hutton, Allen, August, Bernier, Born, Brandtjen, E. Brooks, R. Brooks, Duchow, Felzkowski, Gannon, Jacque, Jagler, Jarchow, Katsma, Kleefisch, Knodl, Kooyenga, Kremer, Kuglitsch, Kulp, Murphy, Neylon, Ott, Petersen, Quinn, Schraa, Skowronski, Stafsholt, Tauchen, Tittl, Tusler, Vorpagel, Weatherston, Wichgers and Zimmerman.