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Senate Journal
One-Hundred and Fourth Regular Session
1:17 P.M.   TUESDAY, February 12, 2019
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.
Introduction, First Reading, and Reference of Proposals
Read and referred:
hist97519Senate Joint Resolution 5
Relating to: proclaiming February 2019 to be American Heart Month in Wisconsin.
By Senators Darling, Shilling, Bewley, Carpenter, Erpenbach, Feyen, Hansen, Jacque, Johnson, Marklein, Olsen, Petrowski, Risser, Roth, Schachtner, Smith, L. Taylor and Wanggaard; cosponsored by Representatives Ballweg, Billings, Brandtjen, Brostoff, Considine, Dittrich, Duchow, Goyke, Hebl, Jagler, Kolste, Kulp, Magnafici, Meyers, Milroy, Murphy, Mursau, Myers, Novak, Pronschinske, Ramthun, Rohrkaste, Schraa, Sinicki, Skowronski, Spiros, Spreitzer, Steffen, Thiesfeldt, Tittl, Tranel, Wittke, Zamarripa, Zimmerman, Fields and Rodriguez.
hist97536To the committee on Senate Organization.
hist97534Senate Joint Resolution 6
Relating to: recognizing March 1, 2019, as National Speech and Debate Education Day in Wisconsin.
By Senators Shilling, Bewley, Carpenter, Hansen, Jacque, Risser, Schachtner, L. Taylor, Wirch and Ringhand; cosponsored by Representatives Billings, Anderson, Ballweg, Hebl, Milroy, Myers, Ohnstad, Sargent, Shankland, Sinicki, Spreitzer, Subeck, C. Taylor, Thiesfeldt and Zamarripa.
hist97541To the committee on Senate Organization.
Report of Committees
The committee on Senate Organization reported:
Public hearing requirement waived, pursuant to Senate Rule 18 (1m):
hist97592Assembly Bill 4
Ayes: 3 - Senators Fitzgerald, Roth and Feyen.
Noes: 2 – Senators Shilling and Bewley.
Placed the following appointments and proposals on the Senate Calendar of Wednesday, February 13, 2019:
hist97594Senate Joint Resolution 6
hist97595Assembly Joint Resolution 3
hist97596Assembly Joint Resolution 8
hist97593Assembly Bill 4
Ayes: 3 - Senators Fitzgerald, Roth and Feyen.
Noes: 2 – Senators Shilling and Bewley.
Petitions and Communications
hist97591Pursuant to Senate Rule 17 (5), Representative Ohnstad added as a cosponsor of Senate Bill 19.
State of Wisconsin
Office the Senate Majority Leader
February 11, 2019
The Honorable, the Senate:
Effective as of the date of this letter, and in consultation with Senate Minority Leader Shilling, I am making the following appointments to the Speaker’s Task Force on Water Quality:
Senator Rob Cowles
Senator André Jacque
Senator Mark Miller
Senator Patrick Testin
Majority Leader
State of Wisconsin
Wisconsin Ethics Commission
February 12, 2019
The Honorable, the Senate:
Pursuant to Wis. Stats. §13.685 (7), we are providing the enclosed information. Please visit the Wisconsin Ethics Commission’s Eye on Lobbying website,, for more detailed information about lobbyists, lobbying principals (organizations), and state agency liaisons.
Allen, David   Wisconsin Auctioneers Association
Bauer, Kurt   Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce
Erikson, Michele   Wisconsin Literacy Inc
Esenberg, Richard   Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty
Fonfara, Thomas   Turo Inc.
Foti, Tyler   Wisconsin Health Information Organization
Lemke, Dawn   Church Mutual Insurance Company
McCoshen, William   University of Wisconsin -Eau Claire Foundation
Meyer, Scott   Turo Inc.
Moede, Peggy   Americash Loans of WI, LLC
Moede, Peggy   PLS Financial Services Inc.
Norman, Paul   Wisconsin Automobile and Truck Dealers Association, Inc.
Pfaff, Shawn   University of Wisconsin -Eau Claire Foundation
Pfaff, Shawn   Wisconsin Auctioneers Association
Sellen, Jayme   Greater Green Bay Chamber
Shepherd, Jeremey   Gathering Waters: Wisconsin's Alliance for Land Trusts
Stickler, Nicole   Milwaukee County
Timberlake, Karen   Wisconsin Health Information Organization
Vance, Vaughn   Health Tradition Health Plan, Inc.
Vance, Vaughn   WEA Insurance Corporation
Messages from the Assembly
By Patrick E. Fuller, chief clerk.