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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.

Senate schedule for June 8

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

QUESTION:        Shall the appointment be confirmed?

Carli, Ann, of Green Bay, as a member of the Optometry Examining Board, to serve for the term ending July 1, 2014. (Report confirmation recommended by committee on Health, Ayes 5, Noes 0)

Collins, Benjamin, of Lake Geneva, as a member of the Board of Veterans Affairs, to serve for the term ending May 1, 2017. (Report confirmation recommended by committee on Economic Development and Veterans and Military Affairs, Ayes 7, Noes 0)

Feldhake, Laura J., of Stoughton, as a member of the Hearing and Speech Examining Board, to serve for the term ending July 1, 2012. (Report confirmation recommended by committee on Health, Ayes 5, Noes 0)

Foss, Dr. Richard, of La Crosse, as a member of the Optometrist Examining Board, to serve for the term ending July 1, 2013. (Report confirmation recommended by committee on Health, Ayes 5, Noes 0)

Gaedke, John, of Merrimac, as a member of the Board of Veterans Affairs, to serve for the term ending May 1, 2017. (Report confirmation recommended by committee on Economic Development and Veterans and Military Affairs, Ayes 7, Noes 0)

Griffith, Jodi, of Cumberland, as a member of the Chiropractic Examining Board to serve for the term ending July 1, 2015. (Report confirmation recommended by committee on Health, Ayes 5, Noes 0)

Jadin, Paul, of Green Bay, as Chief Executive Officer on the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation Authority, to serve for the term ending at the pleasure of the Governor. (Report confirmation recommended by committee on Economic Development and Veterans and Military Affairs, Ayes 7, Noes 0)

Klapperich, Steven, of St. Cloud, as a member of the Hearing and Speech Examining Board, to serve for the term ending July 1, 2015. (Report confirmation recommended by committee on Health, Ayes 5, Noes 0)

Koshick, James, of New Berlin, as a member of the Chiropractic Examining Board, to serve for the term ending July 1, 2013. (Report confirmation recommended by committee on Health, Ayes 5, Noes 0)

Lancaster, Rachelle, of Fond du Lac, as a member of the Board of Nursing, to serve for the term ending July 2015. (Report confirmation recommended by committee on Health, Ayes 5, Noes 0)

Ott, Dr. Carol, of Mequon, as a member of the Board of Nursing, to serve for the term ending July 1, 2014. (Report confirmation recommended by committee on Health, Ayes 5, Noes 0)

Pasch, Rodney, of Fond du Lac, as a member of the Wisconsin Employment Relations Commission, to serve for the term ending March 1, 2017.  (Report confirmation recommended by committee on Labor, Public Safety, and Urban Affairs, Ayes 5, Noes 0)

Rasmussen, Charlotte, of Stanley, as a member of the Pharmacy Examining Board, to serve for the term ending July 1, 2015. (Report confirmation recommended by committee on Health, Ayes 5, Noes 0)

Richards, Alan, of Grafton, as a member of the Board of Veterans Affairs, to serve for the term ending May 1, 2013. (Report confirmation recommended by committee on Economic Development and Veterans and Military Affairs, Ayes 7, Noes 0)

Satula, Brian, of Oak Creek, as an Administrator on the Wisconsin Emergency Management, to serve for the term ending at the pleasure of the Governor. (Report confirmation recommended by committee on Labor, Public Safety, and Urban Affairs, Ayes 5, Noes 0)

Scott, James, of Dousman, as a member of the Wisconsin Employment Relations Commission, to serve for the term ending  March 1, 2015. (Report confirmation recommended by committee on Labor, Public Safety, and Urban Affairs, Ayes 5, Noes 0)

Townsend, John, of Fond du Lac, as a member of the Board of Veterans Affairs to serve for the term ending May 1, 2013. (Report confirmation recommended by committee on Economic Development and Veterans and Military Affairs, Ayes 7, Noes 0)

Van Meeteren, Robert, of Reedsburg, as a member of the Wisconsin Health and Educational Facilities Authority, to serve for the term ending July 1, 2013. (Report confirmation recommended by committee on Health, Ayes 5, Noes 0)

Eighth Order.            Messages from the Assembly.

QUESTION:        Shall the Assembly amendment be concurred in?

Senate Bill 2. Relating to: changes to timing of application process under the open enrollment program. (FE)  By Senators Olsen, Darling, Grothman, Lazich, and Vukmir; cosponsored by Representatives Jacque, Pridemore, and Thiesfeldt.

      Assembly Amendments 2 and 3 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 35. Relating to: declaring June 1 to 7, 2011, as Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Automated External Defibrillator Awareness Week.  By Senators Wanggaard, Carpenter, S. Coggs, Wirch, Olsen, Risser, Taylor, Lassa, Kapanke, Schultz, Galloway, Ellis, and Darling; cosponsored by Representatives Kaufert, Ziegelbauer, Kerkman, Spanbauer, Ripp, Endsley, Brooks, Nerison, Wynn, Thiesfeldt, Ballweg, and Jorgensen.

QUESTION:        Shall the joint resolution be concurred in?

Assembly Joint Resolution 1. Relating to: honoring the life and achievements of Hank Raymonds.  By Representatives D. Cullen, Young, Fields, Grigsby, Hebl, Hintz, Honadel, Kaufert, Molepske Jr, Pasch, Pridemore, Richards, Spanbauer, Staskunas, Stone, Strachota, Thiesfeldt, Toles, Turner, Zepnick, and Ziegelbauer; cosponsored by Senators Vukmir, S. Coggs, Cowles, Erpenbach, Hansen, Kedzie, Lazich, Miller, Taylor, and Wanggaard.

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

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

Senate Bill 55. Relating to: expanding the number of tax incremental financing districts that may be designated as distressed or severely distressed. (FE)  By Senators Harsdorf, Moulton, Olsen, and Holperin; cosponsored by Representatives Murtha, Fields, Petrowski, Rivard, Brooks, and Petryk. (Report adoption of Senate Amendment 1, Ayes 7, Noes 0, passage as amended recommended by committee on Economic Development and Veterans and Military Affairs, Ayes 7, Noes 0)

      Senate Amendment 1 pending

Senate Bill 74. Relating to: eliminating substitution of judges in criminal matters. (FE)  By Senators Zipperer, Kedzie, Darling, and Wanggaard; cosponsored by Representatives Jacque, Bies, Knilans, Mursau, Rivard, Spanbauer, Vos, and Ziegelbauer. (Report passage recommended by committee on Judiciary, Utilities, Commerce, and Government Operations, Ayes 3, Noes 2)

Senate Bill 97. Relating to: the composition of the Board of Veterans Affairs, the appointment of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, and direction and supervision of the Department of Veterans Affairs.  By Senators Leibham, Moulton, and Lasee; cosponsored by Representatives Petersen, Wynn, Petryk, Spanbauer, A. Ott, Kooyenga, Mursau, Kestell, Williams, Bies, Honadel, Ballweg, Jacque, Kleefisch, Pridemore, Litjens, Ripp, Thiesfeldt, J. Ott, and Nerison. (Report passage recommended by committee on Economic Development and Veterans and Military Affairs, Ayes 5, Noes 2)

Senate Bill 100. Relating to: designating the cream puff as the Wisconsin state dessert. (FE)  By Senators Lazich and Darling; cosponsored by Representative Kerkman, by request of Mrs. Coley's 2010-11 4th Grade Class from Mukwanago Clarendon Avenue Elementary School. (Report passage recommended by committee on Education, Ayes 6, Noes 1)

Senate Bill 115. Relating to: the date of the presidential preference primary and certain other election occurrences.  By Senator Lazich; cosponsored by Representative Tauchen. (Report adoption of Senate Substitute Amendment 1, Ayes 5, Noes 0, passage as amended recommended by committee on Transportation and Elections, Ayes 5, Noes 0)

      Senate Substitute Amendment 1 pending

Senate Bill 116. Relating to: the dates of the September primary and certain other election occurrences and absentee voting. (FE)  By Senator Lazich; cosponsored by Representative Tauchen. (Report passage recommended by committee on Transportation and Elections, Ayes 3, Noes 2)

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 13. Relating to: a development opportunity zone for the city of Beloit. (FE)  By Representatives Loudenbeck. (Report concurrence recommended by committee on Economic Development and Veterans and Military Affairs, 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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