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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, September 15, 2009


Here is the calendar for the state Senate floor session scheduled for Tuesday, September 15, 2009 at 12:00 noon:

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?

Bitter, Alan
, of Manitowoc, as a member of the Professional Standards Council for Teachers, for the term ending June 30, 2011. (Report confirmation recommended by committee on Education, Ayes 7, Noes 0)

Boldt, Thomas, of Appleton, as a member of the State of Wisconsin Investment Board, to serve for the term ending May 1, 2015. (Report confirmation recommended by committee on Veterans and Military Affairs, Biotechnology, and Financial Institutions, Ayes 4, Noes 0)

Castaneda, Michael
, of Milwaukee, as a memeber of the Professional Standards Council for Teachers, to serve for the term ending June 30, 2011. (Report confirmation recommended by committee on Education, Ayes 7, Noes 0)

Colburn, Bruce, of Milwaukee, as a member of the State of Wisconsin Investment Board, to serve for the term ending May 1, 2015. (Report confirmation recommended by committee on Veterans and Military Affairs, Biotechnology, and Financial Institutions, Ayes 4, Noes 0)

Davis, Stan
, of Sun Prairie, as a member of the Wisconsin Technical College Ssytem Board, to serve for the term ending May 1, 2015. (Report confirmation recommended by committee on Small Business, Emergency Preparedness, Technical Colleges, and Consumer Protection, Ayes 5, Noes 0)

Greenberg, Martin, of Milwaukee, as a member of the Wisconsin Professional Baseball Park District Board, to serve for the term ending July 1, 2011. (Report confirmation recommended by committee on Economic Development, Ayes 7, Noes 0)

Levit, Jr., William, of Milwaukee, as a member of the State of Wisconsin Investment Board, to serve for the term ending May 1, 2015. (Report confirmation recommended by committee on Veterans and Military Affairs, Biotechnology, and Financial Institutions, Ayes 4, Noes 0)

McCabe, Jeff
, of Madison, as a member of the Professional Standards Council for Teachers, for the term ending June 30, 2009. (Report confirmation recommended by committee on Education, Ayes 7, Noes 0)

Mulligan, Thomas, of West Allis, as a member of the Professional Standards Council for Teachers, to serve for the term ending June 30, 2009. (Report confirmation recommended by committee on Education, Ayes 7, Noes 0)

Staff, Katherine, of Milwaukee, as a member of the Professional Standards Council for Teachers, for the term ending June 30, 2011. (Report confirmation recommended by committee on Education, Ayes 7, Noes 0)

Watson, Dwight, of Eau Claire, as a member of the Professional Standards Council for Teachers, to serve for the term ending June 30, 2008. (Report confirmation recommended by committee on Education, Ayes 7, Noes 0)

Watson, Dwight, of St. Paul, Minnesota, as a member of the Professional Standards Council for Teachers, for the term ending June 30, 2011. (Report confirmation recommended by committee on Education, Ayes 7, Noes 0)

Wozniak, Marion, of Edgerton, as a member of the Accounting Examining Board, to serve for the term ending July 1, 2010. (Report confirmation recommended by committee on Economic Development, Ayes 7, Noes 0)

Eighth Order.               Messages from the Assembly.

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 43. Relating to: the life and public service of Linda Farley.  By Senators Erpenbach, Miller, Holperin, Carpenter, Vinehout, A. Lasee, Risser, Taylor, and Lehman; cosponsored by Representatives Pope-Roberts, Berceau, Kessler, Hintz, Sinicki, Hebl, Milroy, Black, Vruwink, Roys, Pasch, Benedict, Hilgenberg, Steinbrink, Cullen, Turner, Richards, Bernard Schaber, Mason, Pocan, Jorgensen, and Townsend.

QUESTION:            Shall the joint resolution be concurred in?

Assembly Joint Resolution 61. Relating to: the life and public service of Ralph Houghton and honoring his many accomplishments.  By Representatives Barca, Steinbrink, Turner, and Kerkman; cosponsored by Senator Wirch.

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 11. Relating to: veto power of county executive over appropriations (first consideration).  By Senators Carpenter, Lehman, and Harsdorf; cosponsored by Representatives Pasch, Van Akkeren, Lothian, and Townsend. (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 38. Relating to: issuing annual vehicle admission receipts for motor buses for entry to state parks and other vehicle admission areas under the jurisdiction of the Department of Natural Resources. (FE)  By Senators A. Lasee and Grothman; cosponsored by Representatives Bies, Kaufert, Nygren, Spanbauer, Townsend, and A. Ott. (Report adoption of Senate Substitute Amendment 1, Ayes 7, Noes 0, passage as amended recommended by committee on Transportation, Tourism, Forestry, and Natural Resources, Ayes 7, Noes 0)Senate Substitute Amendment 1 pending

Senate Bill 57. Relating to: composition of the board of directors of the Wisconsin Aerospace Authority.  By Senators Leibham and Grothman; cosponsored by Representatives Van Akkeren, Gunderson, Kestell, LeMahieu, A. Ott, Spanbauer, Townsend, Ziegelbauer, and Zigmunt. (Report passage recommended by committee on Economic Development, Ayes 7, Noes 0)

Senate Bill 160. Relating to: increasing the amount of the homestead exemption.  By Senators Taylor, Holperin, Lehman, Miller, Decker, Erpenbach, Wirch, and Vinehout; cosponsored by Representatives Hebl, Black, Berceau, Pope-Roberts, Turner, A. Williams, Zepnick, Fields, Spanbauer, and Molepske Jr.. (Report passage recommended by committee on Judiciary, Corrections, Insurance, Campaign Finance Reform, and Housing, Ayes 4, Noes 1)

Senate Bill 170. Relating to: making June 19, Juneteenth Day, a legal holiday.  By Senators Coggs, Taylor, Sullivan, Miller, and Lassa; cosponsored by Representatives Grigsby, Young, A. Williams, Turner, Fields, Cullen, Kessler, Zepnick, Soletski, Berceau, Parisi, Hebl, A. Ott, Bernard Schaber, Mason, Pasch, Jorgensen, and Toles. (Report passage recommended by committee on Ethics Reform and Government Operations, Ayes 4, Noes 1)

Senate Bill 185. Relating to: regulation of wind energy systems and granting rule-making authority. (FE)  By Senators Plale, Hopper, Hansen, Holperin, Kreitlow, Taylor, Sullivan, Miller, Risser, Wirch, and Coggs; cosponsored by Representatives Soletski, Montgomery, Parisi, Black, Mason, Spanbauer, Hilgenberg, Roys, Townsend, Richards, Suder, Honadel, Pocan, Clark, Wood, Smith, Pasch, Vruwink, Molepske Jr., and Stone. (Report introduction of Senate Substitute Amendment 1, Ayes 7, Noes 0, introduction and adoption of Senate Amendment 1 to Senate Substitute Amendment 1, Ayes 7, Noes 0, introduction and adoption of Senate Amendment 2 to Senate Substitute Amendment 1, Ayes 7, Noes 0, introduction and adoption of Senate Amendment 3 to Senate Substitute Amendment 1, Ayes 7, Noes 0, passage as amended, Ayes 6, Noes 1, adoption of Senate Substitute Amendment 1 recommended by committee on Commerce, Utilities, Energy, and Rail, Ayes 7, Noes 0)      Senate Amendments 1, 2 and 3 to Senate Substitute Amendment 1, and  Senate Substitute Amendment 1 pending

Senate Bill 195. Relating to: adding a member to the council on veterans programs.  By Senators Sullivan, Hansen, Taylor, Lassa, Carpenter, and Coggs; cosponsored by Representatives Hilgenberg, Colon, Pasch, Turner, Bies, Townsend, Berceau, Petrowski, Zepnick, Petersen, Sinicki, Lothian, Spanbauer, Cullen, and Ripp. (Report passage recommended by committee on Veterans and Military Affairs, Biotechnology, and Financial Institutions, Ayes 5, Noes 0)

Senate Bill 218. Relating to: penalties and private actions for violations of restrictions on telephone solicitations. (FE)  By Senators Erpenbach, Taylor, Coggs, Hansen, and Vinehout; cosponsored by Representatives Roys, Schneider, Berceau, Black, A. Ott, Jorgensen, Pope-Roberts, Zepnick, Gunderson, and Hintz. (Report introduction of Senate Amendment 1, Ayes 5, Noes 0, passage recommended by committee on Small Business, Emergency Preparedness, Technical Colleges, and Consumer Protection, Ayes 5, Noes 0) Senate Amendment 1 pending


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

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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