Read a third time and passed.
Senators Hansen, Larson and Miller, with unanimous consent, asked to be recorded as voting “No” on the question of passage of Senate Bill 4.
Senate Bill 13
Relating to: notification of changed property tax assessment for agricultural land.
hist99356The question was: Adoption of Senate Amendment 2 to Senate Bill 13?
hist99358Senator Fitzgerald, with unanimous consent, asked that the rules be suspended and the bill be given its third reading.
Read a third time.
The question was: Passage of Senate Bill 13?
The ayes and noes were required and the vote was: ayes, 32; noes, 0; absent or not voting, 1; as follows:
Ayes - Senators Bernier, Bewley, Carpenter, Cowles, Craig, Darling, Erpenbach, Feyen, Fitzgerald, Hansen, Jacque, Johnson, Kapenga, Kooyenga, Larson, LeMahieu, Marklein, Miller, Nass, Olsen, Petrowski, Ringhand, Risser, Roth, Schachtner, Shilling, Smith, Stroebel, Testin, Tiffany, Wanggaard and Wirch - 32.
Noes – None - 0.
Absent or not voting - Senator L. Taylor - 1.
Senate Bill 19
Relating to: terminology changes for those with an intellectual disability in administrative rules.
hist99362Senator Fitzgerald, with unanimous consent, asked that the rules be suspended and the bill be given its third reading.
Read a third time and passed.
Senate Bill 27
Relating to: the handling of deer carcasses in the field, the transport of deer carcasses, and the suspension of portions of emergency rules of the Department of Natural Resources.
hist99373Senator Fitzgerald, with unanimous consent, asked that Senate Bill 27 be referred to the committee on Sporting Heritage, Mining and Forestry.
Senator Fitzgerald, with unanimous consent, asked that all action be immediately messaged to the Assembly:
Announcements, adjournment honors, and remarks under special privilege
Senator Miller, with unanimous consent, asked that the Senate adjourn in honor of Monona Grove High School senior McKenna Warnock as the Gatorade 2019 Wisconsin girls basketball player of the year. This award recognizes athletic excellence, academic achievement, and excellence of character. McKenna led her Silver Eagles basketball team to the Badger Conference South Championship. She is a three time conference first team selection and a two time all-state first team honoree. This season McKenna averaged 29.7 points, 12.6 rebounds, 3.3 assists while maintaining a 4.0 GPA and volunteering on behalf of a homeless shelter and youth sports camps. Her Wisconsin fans will likely get to see her playing at the Kohl Center in the future as McKenna has signed her letter of intent to play basketball for the University of Iowa.
Senator Darling, with unanimous consent, asked that the Senate adjourn in honor of the Nicolet Knight boys’ basketball team who won their first WIAA Division 2 State Title on March 17, 2019 with a 67-54 victory over Milwaukee Washington. The Knights finished the season 27-1 and ranked #9 in the nation according to MaxPreps. The team was led by the AP Player of the Year in Wisconsin and unanimous first time all-state, Jalen Johnson. Congratulations to head coach Allan Hanson and his team on a historic season.
Senator Hansen, with unanimous consent, asked that the Senate adjourn in honor of the Bay Port Girls Division 1 Basketball Championship. They had a thrilling last second victory, winning 50-49. They are coached by former UW-Green Bay star, Kati Coleman.
Senator Hansen, with unanimous consent, asked that the Senate adjourn in honor of Coach Tony Bennett, a former UW-Green Bay basketball player, for leading the University of Virginia men’s basketball team to their first championship.
Senator Wirch, with unanimous consent, asked that the Senate adjourn in honor of John Maurer, who passed away on March 31. Born in Kenosha, John lived a full life. He served in the Army Air Corps during World War II and commanded a B24 “Liberator” as part of the 15th Air Force. After the war, John attended Marquette University before becoming a pilot with United Airlines. John then devoted his life to public service, becoming Pleasant Prairie Town Chairman before being elected to the State Senate from the 22nd Senate District. During his time in the Senate, John was known for his knowledge of the state budget and his ability to work across party lines and served as Vice Chair of the Joint Finance Committee. In May 1985, John was appointed Secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs and served under both Democratic and Republicans Governors. He was a fierce advocate for our state’s veterans; he was instrumental in creating the state Veterans Museum in Madison, and Maurer Hall at the Veterans Home at Union Grove is named after him. John was an avid golfer and had a great sense of humor. He is survived by his wife, Arlene; his daughter, Lisa (Patrick) Wells and son, Thomas Maurer; and his grandchildren, Noah, John and Levi. John was a major figure in the Kenosha community and was respected and admired by many. He will be missed.
Senator Wanggaard, with unanimous consent, asked that the Senate adjourn in honor of National Crime Victim’s Rights Week. This annual observance promotes victims’ rights and services. In 1981, President Ronald Reagan established this week to help provide for victims of crimes. Senator Wanggaard cares deeply about the rights of victims and believes assisting them should be a priority. Crime victims should not have to suffer any more than they already have. Victims, Senator Wanggaard stands with you.
Senator Wanggaard, with unanimous consent, asked that the Senate adjourn in honor of his wife, Mary Jo. She turned 67 on April 1st. He could not ask for a better companion to navigate life with. Senator Wanggaard is truly blessed to have her in my life. Happy birthday, Mary Jo!
Senator Wanggaard, with unanimous consent, asked that the Senate adjourn in honor of his daughter, Kathleen, who turned 43 on April 4th. Senator Wanggaard is so proud of the woman she has become, and he is honored to call her his daughter. Happy birthday, Kathleen!
Senator Wanggaard, with unanimous consent, asked that the Senate adjourn in honor of his stepfather in-law, Don Hermes. On April 22nd, he will turn 90 years old. Senator Wanggaard hopes to have half the energy he has when he is his age. He is one of his role models and every single day, Senator Wanggaard is consistently impressed with him. Congrats on 90 years, here’s to many more!
Senator Jacque, with unanimous consent, asked that the Senate adjourn in honor of Hudson Turk, the Turk-Dellemann family and Hudson’s entire Hulkstrong team. Hudson is a brave three year old boy from Mishicot who has been battling Ewing’s sarcoma, and has gone through several rounds of chemotherapy since his diagnosis last June. For the last three weeks he has been recuperating from a transplant here in Madison at UW Hospital while fighting through some complications. Senator Jacque knows the entire Senate joins him in saying we are HULKSTRONG for you, Hudson and hope you feel better soon!
Senator Fitzgerald, with unanimous consent, asked that the Senate stand adjourned.