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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 Calendar for November 5, 2013

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

Ninth Order. Special Orders.

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

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 274. Relating to: funding and position authority for vocational rehabilitation services and making an appropriation.

Senate Bill 331. Relating to: career and technical education incentive grants and making an

Senate Bill 332. Relating to: participation in certain training by unemployment insurance claimants, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation.

Senate Bill 334. Relating to: technical excellence higher education scholarships, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation.

Senate Bill 335. Relating to: a tuition reimbursement program for apprentices and employers, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation.

Senate Bill 336. Relating to: local youth apprenticeship grants and making an appropriation.

Senate Bill 73. Relating to: an income and franchise tax credit for workplace wellness programs, granting rule-making authority, and requiring the exercise of rule-making authority.

Senate Bill 144. Relating to: creating a vehicle registration exemption for motor vehicles held by garagekeepers that are operated for purposes of repair, service, or testing.

Senate Bill 208. Relating to: experience requirements for real estate brokers and granting rule-making authority.

Senate Bill 249. Relating to: an expenditure of $90,000 from the general fund for payment of a claim against the state made by Robert Lee Stinson.

Senate Bill 278. Relating to: public access to managed forest land that is located in a proposed

Senate Bill 290. Relating to: mortgage satisfaction and an exception to the real estate transfer fee. 

Senate Bill 320. Relating to: exemption of outside salespersons from the minimum wage law.

Senate Bill 325. Relating to: controlled substances, and providing a penalty.

Senate Bill 346. Relating to: vapor recovery system removal grants.

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 271. Relating to: corporate powers of Marine Corps League corporations.

Assembly Bill 297. Relating to: the use of race-based nicknames, logos, mascots, and team names by school boards.

Thirteenth Order. Third reading of joint resolutions and bills.

Fourteenth Order. Motions may be offered.

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


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Senator Lazich's Weekly Update

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Thank you Veterans!

Veterans Day began as a day of remembrance for service members serving during the First World War.  The “Great War” was the “War to End All Wars.”  Between 1917 and 1918, the US alone suffered 320,000 casualties.

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Governor Walker’s Casino Update

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Senate Special Session Calendar for November 12, 2013

State of Wisconsin


Tuesday, November 12, 2013

11:00 A.M.

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Senate Regular Session Calendar for November 12, 2013

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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

11:01 A.M.

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Applications Available For the 2014 Senate Scholar Program

The Senate Scholar Program is week-long educational program offered by the Wisconsin State Senate for Wisconsin high school juniors and seniors. Each Senate Scholar receives a hands-on, up-close view of the Legislature’s role within our democracy. Senate Scholars gain experience in areas of policy development, constituent relations, and processing legislation by working with Senators, legislative staff, and University of Wisconsin faculty. 

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Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection Warns Against Google Advertising Telephone Scam

The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) is warning people about automated telephone calls selling advertising space for Google.  It is a scam because Google does not place automated telephone calls.

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Take Your Legislator to Work Campaign
Thursday, I participated with Take Your Legislator to Work Campaign.   The campaign, sponsored by the Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities (BPDD), provides legislators the opportunity to visit constituents with disabilities workplaces.

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Good Luck Greendale High School and Franklin High School in State Football Finals

Good luck to the Greendale High School Panthers and the Franklin High School Sabers at the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association (WIAA) State Football Finals Friday November 22, 2013, at Camp Randall Stadium, Madison.

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DATCP: Wisconsin’s No Call List Quarterly Deadline is November 30

To keep telemarketers away - The quarterly deadline for Wisconsin’s No Call List is November 30, 2013.  Residents should register before the deadline to be protected from unwanted telemarketing calls and text messages beginning January 1, 2014.

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Wisconsin’s Gun Deer Season Approachs

It is the time of year thousands of hunters get out their blaze orange, climb up in tree stands, and wait for a prize winning buck to wander past.

Wisconsin’s 2013 gun deer season is November 23, through December 1. The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reports that sales of hunting licenses are up two percent from last year; however, only half of the expected hunters have purchased their license.  650,000 hunting licenses are expected to be issued this year, up from 473,000 issued last year. 

That means approximately 13,000 more people traveling around the state, purchasing supplies from local stores, eating at local restaurants, and increasing income for local businesses. Deer hunting economic impact estimates are over $1 billion for the badger state. At a time national unemployment remains frustratingly high and the economy trying to rebound, hunting provides a dependable boost to our state’s economy.

In addition, the deer hunt provides a critical means of controlling the deer population.  The DNR estimates the 2013 pre-hunt deer population to be 1.4 million, down from last year’s 1.5 million.  It is estimated 366,000 deer were harvested last year.  The deer harvest protects against deer-related farm damage, car accidents, and the spread of disease.

Hunting is a tradition shared by Wisconsinites for generations.  It brings families and friends together and in touch with our settler’s roots.

To facilitate locating hunting grounds, hunters may use a mapping tool to assist locating property open for hunting under the state’s Managed Forest Law. You may access this helpful information at:

Best of luck to all hunters!  Stay warm during the projected one of the coldest opening days in history!

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Legislative Fiscal Bureau Releases Fiscal Estimates for K-12 School Funding

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State Senator Lazich's Weekly Insight

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