One-Hundred and Fourth Regular Session
12:49 P.M. TUESDAY, January 21, 2020
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.
Speaker Vos in the Chair.
The prayer was offered by Father Rick Stoffel of Saint Peter Catholic Church in Slinger.
Representative Rohrkaste 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, Billings, Born, Bowen, Brandtjen, Brooks, Brostoff, Cabrera, Considine, Crowley, Dittrich, Doyle, Duchow, Edming, Emerson, Felzkowski, Fields, Goyke, Gruszynski, Gundrum, Haywood, Hebl, Hesselbein, Hintz, Horlacher, Hutton, Jagler, James, Katsma, Kerkman, Kitchens, Knodl, Kolste, Krug, Kuglitsch, Kulp, Kurtz, Loudenbeck, Macco, Magnafici, McGuire, B. Meyers, Milroy, Murphy, Mursau, L. Myers, Neubauer, Neylon, Novak, Nygren, Ohnstad, Oldenburg, Ott, Petersen, Petryk, Plumer, Pope, Pronschinske, Quinn, Ramthun, Riemer, Rodriguez, Rohrkaste, Sanfelippo, Sargent, Schraa, Shankland, Sinicki, Skowronski, Snyder, Sortwell, Spiros, Spreitzer, Stafsholt, Steffen, Steineke, Stubbs, Stuck, Subeck, Summerfield, Swearingen, Tauchen, C. Taylor, Thiesfeldt, Tittl, Tranel, Tusler, VanderMeer, Vining, Vorpagel, Vruwink, Wichgers, Wittke, Zamarripa, Zimmerman and Speaker Vos - 99.
Absent with leave - None.
Vacancies - None.
Representative Anderson introduced Hometown Hero Award recipient John Matthews, recognized for dedicating his life to serving public education workers in Wisconsin. Mr. Matthews addressed the members from the rostrum.
Representative Gundrum introduced Hometown Hero Award recipient Pete Rettler, who coordinated the largest dollar amount and overall percentage increase in Washington County United Way fundraising history. Mr. Rettler addressed the members from the rostrum.
Representatives Vorpagel and Katsma introduced Hometown Hero Award recipients Calvin Kesweder, Greg Navis, Eric Montellano, Bob Kroeplien and Craig Strouse of the Sheboygan County Technical Rescue Team and Sheboygan Fire Department, for their efforts in saving three individuals from a grain silo accident. Chief Montellano addressed the members from the rostrum.
Representatives Ramthun and Thiesfeldt introduced Hometown Hero Award recipient Marine Corp veteran Sam Floyd, founder of Operation Coffee in Campbellsport, in recognition of his tremendous contributions to veteran suicide prevention. Mr. Floyd addressed the members from the rostrum.
Representatives Loudenbeck, Kolste, Vruwink and Spreitzer introduced Hometown Hero Award recipient, Rock County Chief Deputy Barb Tillman, a founding member of the Wisconsin Association of Women Police, recognized for her role in supporting women in law enforcement. Chief Tillman addressed the members from the rostrum.
Leave of Absence
Representative Knodl asked unanimous consent for a leave of absence for part of today's session for Representative Hutton. Granted.
hist113628Assembly Amendment 2 to Assembly Bill 380 offered by Representative Kurtz. hist114064Assembly Amendment 1 to Assembly Bill 660 offered by Representatives Thiesfeldt and Anderson. hist113634Assembly Amendment 1 to Assembly Bill 662 offered by Representatives Thiesfeldt and L. Myers. hist114063Assembly Amendment 1 to Assembly Bill 684 offered by Representative Kurtz.
Relating to changes in the agent licensing process and affecting small business.
Submitted by Office of the Commissioner of Insurance.
hist112162Report received from Agency, January 3, 2020.
Referred on January 17, 2020.
Relating to Hospices.
Submitted by Department of Health Services.
hist112212Report received from Agency, January 6, 2020. hist113859To committee on Aging and Long-Term Care.
Referred on January 21, 2020.
Relating to minor revisions to fishing regulations on inland, outlying, and boundary waters.
hist113635No action taken by committee on Sporting Heritage on January 16, 2020.
Referred on January 21, 2020.
Introduction and Reference of Proposals
Read first time and referred:
Relating to: congratulating the Edgewood High School Crusaders girls golf team on winning the team title at the state golf tournament.
By Representatives Stubbs, Bowen, Crowley, Sinicki, Spreitzer, Subeck, Tusler and Vruwink; cosponsored by Senators Risser and Olsen.
Relating to: congratulating the University of Wisconsin-Madison Badgers football team on a great season and winning the Big Ten West Division game against the Minnesota Gophers.
By Representatives Stubbs, C. Taylor, Anderson, Bowen, Considine, Crowley, Emerson, Hebl, Murphy, Skowronski, Spiros, Spreitzer, Subeck, Tranel, Vruwink and Zamarripa; cosponsored by Senators Risser, Miller, Ringhand and Wirch.
Relating to: unlawfully summoning a police officer, creating a civil cause of action, and providing a penalty.
By Representatives L. Myers, Emerson, Crowley, Fields and Subeck; cosponsored by Senators L. Taylor and Larson.
hist113945To committee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety.
Relating to: the regulation of metallic mining and related activities and making an appropriation.
By Representatives Hebl, Anderson, Neubauer, Shankland, Billings, Bowen, Brostoff, Considine, Fields, Gruszynski, Ohnstad, Pope, Sargent, Sinicki, Spreitzer, Subeck, C. Taylor and Zamarripa; cosponsored by Senators Miller, Carpenter, Erpenbach, Larson and Risser.