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Conservatively Speaking

State Senator Mary Lazich (R-New Berlin) represents parts of four counties: Milwaukee, Waukesha, Racine, and Walworth. Her Senate District 28 includes New Berlin, Franklin, Greendale, Hales Corners, Muskego, Waterford, Big Bend, the town of Vernon and parts of Greenfield, East Troy, and Mukwonago. Senator Lazich has been in the Legislature for more than a decade. She considers herself a tireless crusader for lower taxes, reduced spending and smaller government.

State Senate calendar for Tuesday, April 13, 2010


Here is the calendar for the state Senate floor session scheduled for Tuesday, April 13, 2010 at 11:00 a.m.:

 

First Order.                  Call of Roll.

Second Order.             Chief clerk's entries.

Third Order.                 Introduction, first reading and reference of proposals.

Fourth Order.               Report of committees.

Fifth Order.                  Petitions and communications.

Sixth Order.                 Referrals and receipt of committee reports concerning proposed administrative rules.

Seventh Order.            
Advice and consent of the Senate

Eighth Order.               Messages from the Assembly.

QUESTION:            Shall the amendment be concurred in?

Senate Bill 190. Relating to: renewals and extensions of business contracts.  Assembly Amendment 1 pending

Senate Bill 227. Relating to: interim successors for legislators, meetings of the legislature and legislative committees, and temporary seat of government for the legislature.  Assembly Amendment 1 pending

Ninth Order.                 Special Orders.

Tenth Order.                 Consideration of motions, resolutions, and joint resolutions not requiring a third reading.

QUESTION:            Shall the joint resolution be adopted?

Senate Joint Resolution 64. Relating to: the life and public service of Mary Anne McNulty. 

Eleventh Order.           
Second reading and amendments of senate joint resolutions and senate bills.

QUESTION:            Shall the joint resolution be ordered to a third reading?

Senate Joint Resolution 61. Relating to: prohibiting partial vetoes of parts of bill sections (first consideration).   (Report adoption recommended by committee on Ethics Reform and Government Operations, Ayes 4, Noes 1)

QUESTION:            Shall the bill be ordered to a third reading?

Senate Bill 25. Relating to: the use of race-based names, nicknames, logos, and mascots by school boards, requiring the exercise of rule-making authority, and providing a penalty. (FE) . (Report adoption of Senate Substitute Amendment 3, Ayes 5, Noes 2, passage as amended recommended by committee on Education, Ayes 4, Noes 3)Senate Substitute Amendment 3 pending

Senate Bill 276. Relating to: requiring governmental bodies of school districts and certain political subdivisions to post meeting notices and minutes on their Web sites.  (Report adoption of Senate Amendment 1 to Senate Substitute Amendment 1, Ayes 5, Noes 0, adoption of Senate Substitute Amendment 1, Ayes 5, Noes 0, passage as amended recommended by committee on Rural Issues, Biofuels, and Information Technology, Ayes 5, Noes 0) Senate Amendment 1 to Senate Substitute Amendment 1, and Senate Substitute Amendment 1 pending

Senate Bill 279. Relating to: financial assistance related to bioenergy feedstocks, biorefineries, and conversion to biomass energy; the definition of the term agricultural use for the purpose of determining the assessed value of a parcel of land; requiring a strategic bioenergy feedstock assessment; creation of a bioenergy council; the agricultural and forestry diversification programs; biofuels training assessment; a study of regulatory burdens relating to biofuel production facilities; marketing orders and agreements for bioenergy feedstocks; exempting personal renewable fuel production and use from the motor vehicle fuel tax, the petroleum inspection fee, and business tax registration requirements; an income and franchise tax credit for installing or retrofitting pumps that mix motor vehicle fuels from separate storage tanks; offering gasoline that is not blended with ethanol to motor fuel dealers; state renewable motor vehicle fuels sales goals; required sales of renewable motor vehicle fuels; use of petroleum-based transportation fuels by state vehicles; use of alternative fuels in flex fuel vehicles owned by the state; use of public alternative fuel refueling facilities; duties of the Office of Energy Independence; granting rule-making authority; requiring the exercise of rule-making authority; making appropriations; and providing penalties. (FE)  (Report adoption of Senate Amendment 1, Ayes 5, Noes 0, passage as amended recommended by committee on Rural Issues, Biofuels, and Information Technology, Ayes 4, Noes 1) Senate Amendment 1 pending

Senate Bill 297. Relating to: the immobilization or removal, impoundment, and disposal of motor vehicles for multiple nonmoving traffic violations. (FE)  (Report passage recommended by committee on Transportation, Tourism, Forestry, and Natural Resources, Ayes 6, Noes 1) Senate Amendment 1 pending

Senate Bill 302. Relating to: powersports vehicle manufacturers, distributors, and dealers and providing a penalty. (FE)  (Report adoption of Senate Amendment 1, Ayes 6, Noes 1, passage as amended recommended by committee on Transportation, Tourism, Forestry, and Natural Resources, Ayes 6, Noes 1) Senate Amendments 1 and 2 pending

Senate Bill 323. Relating to: requiring newborn hearing screening. (FE)  (Report adoption of Senate Amendment 1 to Senate Substitute Amendment 1, Ayes 7, Noes 0, adoption of Senate Substitute Amendment 1, Ayes 7, Noes 0, passage as amended recommended by committee on Health, Health Insurance, Privacy, Property Tax Relief, and Revenue, Ayes 6, Noes 1) Senate Amendment 1 to Senate Substitute Amendment 1, and Senate Substitute Amendment 1 pending

Senate Bill 338. Relating to: maximum amount of funeral and burial expenses under the funeral, burial, and cemetery expenses program. (FE)  (Report adoption of Senate Amendment 1, Ayes 16, Noes 0, passage as amended recommended by joint committee on Finance, Ayes 16, Noes 0) Senate Amendment 1 pending

Senate Bill 341. Relating to: reckless bodily harm to a child and providing a penalty. (FE) (Report passage recommended by committee on Judiciary, Corrections, Insurance, Campaign Finance Reform, and Housing, Ayes 5, Noes 0)

Senate Bill 358. Relating to: creating new grounds for discipline of hearing instrument specialists, audiologists, and speech-language pathologists, changing licensing requirements for audiologists, and granting rule-making authority. (FE)  (Report adoption of Senate Amendment 1, Ayes 7, Noes 0, passage as amended recommended by committee on Health, Health Insurance, Privacy, Property Tax Relief, and Revenue, Ayes 7, Noes 0) Senate Amendment 1 pending

Senate Bill 379. Relating to: notification of school closings and reopenings.  (Report passage recommended by committee on Education, Ayes 7, Noes 0)

Senate Bill 391. Relating to: expenditure of $30,000 from moneys appropriated to the Department of Natural Resources in payment of a claim against the state made by Stillmunkes, Inc. (FE)  (Report passage recommended by joint committee on Finance, Ayes 12, Noes 4)

Senate Bill 407. Relating to: eligibility for academic excellence higher education scholarships. (FE)  (Report adoption of Senate Amendment 1, Ayes 16, Noes 0, adoption of Senate Amendment 2, Ayes 16, Noes 0, passage as amended recommended by joint committee on Finance, Ayes 16, Noes 0) Senate Amendment 1 to Senate Amendment 1, and Senate Amendments 1 and 2 pending

Senate Bill 412. Relating to: changing certain administrative procedures under the tax incremental financing program. (FE)  By Senators Erpenbach, Holperin, Miller, Plale, and Harsdorf; cosponsored by Representatives Pope-Roberts, Berceau, Brooks, Dexter, and Zepnick. (Report adoption of Senate Amendment 2, Ayes 16, Noes 0, passage as amended recommended by joint committee on Finance, Ayes 16, Noes 0) Senate Amendment 2 pending

Senate Bill 423. Relating to: library boards of public libraries established in a first class city.  By Senators Coggs and Taylor; cosponsored by Representatives Colon, Fields, Zepnick, A. Williams, Toles, Richards, and Cullen. (Report passage recommended by committee on Labor, Elections and Urban Affairs, Ayes 5, Noes 0)

Senate Bill 429. Relating to: establishing a presumption for employment-connected communicable diseases for fire fighters, emergency medical service providers, law enforcement officers, and certain correctional employees. (FE)  (Report passage recommended by committee on Labor, Elections and Urban Affairs, Ayes 3, Noes 2)

Senate Bill 464. Relating to: temporary restraining orders and injunctions. (FE)  (Report adoption of Senate Amendment 1 to Senate Substitute Amendment 1, Ayes 5, Noes 0, adoption of Senate Substitute Amendment 1, Ayes 5, Noes 0, passage as amended recommended by committee on Judiciary, Corrections, Insurance, Campaign Finance Reform, and Housing, Ayes 5, Noes 0) Senate Amendments 1 and 2 to Senate Substitute Amendment 1, and Senate Substitute Amendment 1 pending

Senate Bill 472. Relating to: adopting revised article 1 of the Uniform Commercial Code concerning general provisions. (Report adoption of Senate Amendment 1, Ayes 5, Noes 0, passage as amended recommended by committee on Veterans and Military Affairs, Biotechnology, and Financial Institutions, Ayes 5, Noes 0) Senate Amendment 1 pending

Senate Bill 477. Relating to: treatment of abandoned employee retirement accounts under a retirement system of a 1st class city. (FE) (Report passage recommended by committee on Ethics Reform and Government Operations, Ayes 5, Noes 0)

Senate Bill 480. Relating to: adopting revised Article 7 of the Uniform Commercial Code, concerning documents of title.  (Report passage recommended by committee on Veterans and Military Affairs, Biotechnology, and Financial Institutions, Ayes 5, Noes 0)

Senate Bill 491. Relating to: requiring an aging and disability resource center to perform a financial screening for, provide information to, and assist individuals choosing to participate in the self-directed services option (suggested as remedial legislation by the Department of Health Services). (FE)  (Report passage recommended by committee on Public Health, Senior Issues, Long-Term Care, and Job Creation, Ayes 5, Noes 0)

Senate Bill 494. Relating to: allowing nonprofit corporations to operate an aging and disability resource center (suggested as remedial legislation by the Department of Health Services. (Report passage recommended by committee on Public Health, Senior Issues, Long-Term Care, and Job Creation, Ayes 5, Noes 0)

Senate Bill 497. Relating to: creating a food animal veterinarian loan assistance program, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)  (Report passage recommended by joint committee on Finance, Ayes 16, Noes 0)

Senate Bill 505. Relating to: motor vehicle emission inspections and requiring the exercise of rule-making authority. (FE)  (Report passage recommended by committee on Transportation, Tourism, Forestry, and Natural Resources, Ayes 6, Noes 1)

Senate Bill 514. Relating to: additions to the 2009-11 Authorized State Building Program. (FE)  (Report passage recommended by joint committee on Finance, Ayes 14, Noes 2)

Senate Bill 515. Relating to: authorization for final disposition of a decedent's remains.  (Report passage recommended by committee on Veterans and Military Affairs, Biotechnology, and Financial Institutions, Ayes 5, Noes 0)

Senate Bill 520. Relating to: requiring municipalities to pay health insurance premiums for survivors of a fire fighter who dies, or has died, in the line of duty. (FE)  (Report passage recommended by committee on Health, Health Insurance, Privacy, Property Tax Relief, and Revenue, Ayes 7, Noes 0)

Senate Bill 522. Relating to: various changes to the worker's compensation law. (FE)  (Report passage recommended by committee on Labor, Elections and Urban Affairs, Ayes 5, Noes 0)

Senate Bill 523. Relating to: unfair labor practices in violation of collective bargaining rights.  (Report passage recommended by committee on Labor, Elections and Urban Affairs, Ayes 3, Noes 2)

Senate Bill 524. Relating to: subpoenas and warrants requiring providers of electronic communications services or of remote computing services to provide customer information or disclose contents of wire or electronic communications. (Report adoption of Senate Amendment 1, Ayes 5, Noes 0, passage as amended recommended by committee on Judiciary, Corrections, Insurance, Campaign Finance Reform, and Housing, Ayes 5, Noes 0) Senate Amendment 1 pending

Senate Bill 528. Relating to: methods of voting by members of a cooperative. (Report passage recommended by committee on Rural Issues, Biofuels, and Information Technology, Ayes 5, Noes 0)

Senate Bill 529. Relating to: uniform power of attorney for finances and property.  (Report adoption of Senate Amendment 1, Ayes 5, Noes 0, passage as amended recommended by committee on Judiciary, Corrections, Insurance, Campaign Finance Reform, and Housing, Ayes 5, Noes 0) Senate Amendment 1 pending

Senate Bill 530. Relating to: regulating consumer small loans, limiting the areas in which a payday lender may operate, granting rule-making authority, and providing a penalty. (FE) (Report adoption of Senate Substitute Amendment 1, Ayes 4, Noes 0, passage as amended recommended by committee on Veterans and Military Affairs, Biotechnology, and Financial Institutions, Ayes 3, Noes 1) Senate Substitute Amendment 1 pending

Senate Bill 531. Relating to: annual or consecutive month permits for vehicles or combinations of vehicles transporting loads near the Wisconsin-Michigan border. (FE)  (Report passage recommended by committee on Transportation, Tourism, Forestry, and Natural Resources, Ayes 7, Noes 0)

Senate Bill 533. Relating to: an integrated crime alert network and making an appropriation. (FE)  (Report passage recommended by committee on Judiciary, Corrections, Insurance, Campaign Finance Reform, and Housing, Ayes 5, Noes 0)

Senate Bill 536. Relating to: promoting the use of locally grown food in school meals and snacks and granting rule-making authority. (FE) (Report adoption of Senate Amendment 1, Ayes 5, Noes 0, adoption of Senate Amendment 2, Ayes 5, Noes 0, passage as amended recommended by committee on Agriculture and Higher Education, Ayes 3, Noes 2) Senate Amendments 1, 2 and 3 pending

Senate Bill 540. Relating to: political disbursements by corporations and cooperative associations and the scope of regulated activity under the campaign finance law.  (Report adoption of Senate Amendment 1, Ayes 3, Noes 2, adoption of Senate Amendment 2, Ayes 5, Noes 0, passage as amended recommended by committee on Labor, Elections and Urban Affairs, Ayes 3, Noes 2) Senate Amendments 1 and 2 pending

Senate Bill 541. Relating to: providing public notice of a sale of personal property or real estate on execution.  (Report passage recommended by committee on Judiciary, Corrections, Insurance, Campaign Finance Reform, and Housing, Ayes 4, Noes 1)

Senate Bill 553. Relating to: assessment on critical access hospitals; payments to critical access hospitals under the Medical Assistance Program; creating a rural physician residency assistance program; the physician, dentist, and health care provider loan assistance programs; and making appropriations. (FE)  (Report passage recommended by joint committee on Finance, Ayes 13, Noes 3)

Senate Bill 557. Relating to: notices concerning construction near or on lakes, streams, or wetlands that are given to applicants for building permits and other construction approvals, requiring the Department of Natural Resources to furnish informational brochures about wetlands laws, requiring the Department of Natural Resources to provide evaluations and statements about whether certain land contains wetlands, and making an appropriation. (FE)  (Report adoption of Senate Amendment 1, Ayes 15, Noes 0, passage as amended recommended by joint committee on Finance, Ayes 15, Noes 0) Senate Amendment 1 pending

Senate Bill 562. Relating to: weight limitations for vehicles transporting raw forest products. (FE)   (Report adoption of Senate Amendment 1, Ayes 7, Noes 0, adoption of Senate Amendment 2, Ayes 7, Noes 0, passage as amended recommended by committee on Transportation, Tourism, Forestry, and Natural Resources, Ayes 7, Noes 0) Senate Amendments 1 and 2 pending

Senate Bill 572. Relating to: suitability of annuity contracts and granting rule-making authority.  (Report passage recommended by committee on Small Business, Emergency Preparedness, Technical Colleges, and Consumer Protection, Ayes 5, Noes 0)

Senate Bill 573. Relating to: public access to certain shared law enforcement records.  (Report passage recommended by committee on Judiciary, Corrections, Insurance, Campaign Finance Reform, and Housing, Ayes 5, Noes 0)

Senate Bill 591. Relating to: termination of tenancy at death. (Report adoption of Senate Amendment 1, Ayes 4, Noes 1, adoption of Senate Amendment 2, Ayes 4, Noes 1, passage as amended recommended by committee on Judiciary, Corrections, Insurance, Campaign Finance Reform, and Housing, Ayes 5, Noes 0) Senate Amendments 1 and 2 pending

Senate Bill 594. Relating to: requirements for residential facilities that provide or promote themselves as providing specialized care for persons who have Alzheimer's disease or related dementia and providing penalties.  (Report passage recommended by committee on Public Health, Senior Issues, Long-Term Care, and Job Creation, Ayes 5, Noes 0)

Senate Bill 598. Relating to: the procedure for school district consolidations.  (Report passage recommended by committee on Education, Ayes 7, Noes 0)

Senate Bill 605. Relating to: allowing required condominium disclosures to be made electronically.  (Report passage recommended by committee on Judiciary, Corrections, Insurance, Campaign Finance Reform, and Housing, Ayes 5, Noes 0)

Senate Bill 608. Relating to: requiring the Department of Revenue to study income tax reciprocity with the state of Minnesota.  (Report passage recommended by committee on Health, Health Insurance, Privacy, Property Tax Relief, and Revenue, Ayes 6, Noes 0)

Senate Bill 617. Relating to: creating a privilege for communications to veteran mentors. (Report passage recommended by committee on Judiciary, Corrections, Insurance, Campaign Finance Reform, and Housing, Ayes 5, Noes 0) Senate Substitute Amendment 1 pending

Senate Bill 631. Relating to: submission of biological specimens for deoxyribonucleic acid analysis. (FE)  (Report passage recommended by committee on Judiciary, Corrections, Insurance, Campaign Finance Reform, and Housing, Ayes 5, Noes 0)

Senate Bill 678. Relating to: ratification of the agreement negotiated between the state of Wisconsin and the State Engineering Association for the 2007-09 biennium, covering employees in the professional engineering collective bargaining unit, and authorizing an expenditure of funds. (FE) 

Twelfth Order.              Second reading and amendments of assembly joint resolutions and assembly bills.

QUESTION:            Shall the bill be ordered to a third reading?

Assembly Bill 227. Relating to: directing the Pharmacy Examining Board to create a program to monitor the dispensing of prescription drugs and requiring the exercise of rule-making authority. (FE)  (Report adoption of Senate Amendment 1, Ayes 16, Noes 0, passage as amended recommended by joint committee on Finance, Ayes 16, Noes 0) Senate Amendment 1 pending

Assembly Bill 228. Relating to: awarding state procurements to certified disabled veteran-owned businesses, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, and requiring the exercise of rule-making authority. (FE) (Report concurrence recommended by committee on Commerce, Utilities, Energy, and Rail, Ayes 7, Noes 0)

Assembly Bill 247. Relating to: granting high school diplomas to certain veterans with service-connected disabilities. (Report concurrence recommended by committee on Education, Ayes 7, Noes 0)

Assembly Bill 496. Relating to: prohibiting electronic text messaging while driving and providing a penalty.  (Report concurrence without recommendation by committee on Transportation, Tourism, Forestry, and Natural Resources, Ayes 3, Noes 3)

Assembly Bill 503. Relating to: exposure to a minor and providing a penalty. (FE)  (Report concurrence recommended by committee on Judiciary, Corrections, Insurance, Campaign Finance Reform, and Housing, Ayes 5, Noes 0)

Assembly Bill 514. Relating to: time limitations for commencing prosecution of crimes. (Report concurrence recommended by committee on Judiciary, Corrections, Insurance, Campaign Finance Reform, and Housing, Ayes 5, Noes 0)

Assembly Bill 529. Relating to: violations of the Wisconsin Uniform Securities Law and providing a penalty.  (Report concurrence recommended by committee on Judiciary, Corrections, Insurance, Campaign Finance Reform, and Housing, Ayes 5, Noes 0)

Assembly Bill 560. Relating to: remedial statutory changes affecting the Wisconsin Employment Relations Commission (suggested as remedial legislation by the Wisconsin Employment Relations Commission).  (Report concurrence recommended by committee on Labor, Elections and Urban Affairs, Ayes 5, Noes 0)

Assembly Bill 567. Relating to: amending and revising under s. 10.53 various provisions of ss. 10.62 to 10.82 of the statutes for the purpose of correcting conflicts between the listings in ss. 10.62 to 10.82 and the substantive statutes to which those sections refer.  (Report concurrence recommended by committee on Labor, Elections and Urban Affairs, Ayes 5, Noes 0)

Assembly Bill 659
. Relating to: HIV testing, disclosure of HIV test results, and providing penalties.  (Report concurrence recommended by committee on Health, Health Insurance, Privacy, Property Tax Relief, and Revenue, Ayes 7, Noes 0)

Assembly Bill 670. Relating to: requiring sellers of residential real property to disclose whether the property is subject to a shoreland zoning mitigation plan.  (Report concurrence recommended by committee on Environment, Ayes 5, Noes 0)

Assembly Bill 709. Relating to: requiring access to toilet facilities in a retail establishment, immunity from civil liability related to use of the toilet facilities, and providing penalties.  (Report concurrence recommended by committee on Small Business, Emergency Preparedness, Technical Colleges, and Consumer Protection, Ayes 5, Noes 0)

Assembly Bill 766. Relating to: designating and marking a portion of STH 50 in Kenosha County as the LeRoy and Lynn Copen Memorial Highway. (FE)  (Report concurrence recommended by committee on Transportation, Tourism, Forestry, and Natural Resources, Ayes 7, Noes 0)

Thirteenth Order.          Third reading of joint resolutions and bills.

Fourteenth Order.         Motions may be offered.

Fifteenth Order.            Announcements, adjournment honors, and remarks under special privilege.

Sixteenth Order.           Adjournment.

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