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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.

State Senate calendar for Thursday, November 5, 2009

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Here is the calendar for the state Senate floor session scheduled for Thursday, November 5, 2009 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

QUESTION:            Shall the appointment be confirmed?

Allen, Okie, of Eau Claire, as a member of the Hearing and Speech Examining Board, to serve for the term ending July 1, 2013. (Report confirmation recommended by committee on Health, Health Insurance, Privacy, Property Tax Relief, and Revenue, Ayes 7, Noes 0)

Berceau, Terese, of Madison, as a member of the Council on Domestic Abuse, to serve for the term ending July 1, 2010. (Report confirmation recommended by committee on Judiciary, Corrections, Insurance, Campaign Finance Reform, and Housing, Ayes 5, Noes 0)

Davis, Danae, of Milwaukee, as a member of the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System, to serve for the term ending May 1, 2011. (Report confirmation recommended by committee on Agriculture and Higher Education, Ayes 5, Noes 0)

Drew, John, of Milwaukee, as a member of the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System, to serve for the term ending May 1, 2014. (Report confirmation recommended by committee on Agriculture and Higher Education, Ayes 5, Noes 0)

Dueholm, Robert, of Luck, as a member of the Real Estate Board, to serve for the term ending July 1, 2013. (Report confirmation recommended by committee on Judiciary, Corrections, Insurance, Campaign Finance Reform, and Housing, Ayes 5, Noes 0)

Falbo, Michael, of Franklin, as a member of the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System, to serve for the term ending May 1, 2015. (Report confirmation recommended by committee on Agriculture and Higher Education, Ayes 5, Noes 0)

Fisher, Thomas, of Wausau, 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, Health Insurance, Privacy, Property Tax Relief, and Revenue, Ayes 7, Noes 0)

Gasperetti, Thomas
, of Milwaukee, as a member of the Examining Board of Architects, Landscape Architects, Professional Engineers, Designers and Land Surveyors, to serve for the term ending July 1, 2013. (Report confirmation recommended by committee on Economic Development, Ayes 7, Noes 0)

Grignon, John, of New Berlin, as a member of the Dentistry Examining Board, to serve for the term ending July 1, 2013. (Report confirmation, Ayes 7, Noes 0 recommended by committee on Health, Health Insurance, Privacy, Property Tax Relief, and Revenue)

Hanna, Mark, of Sheboygan, as a member of the Wisconsin Aerospace Authority, to serve for the term ending June 30, 2012. (Report confirmation recommended by committee on Economic Development, Ayes 7, Noes 0)

Henzl, Robert, of Racine, 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)

Holley, Bill, of Middleton, as a member of the Prison Industries Board, to serve for the term ending May 1, 2012. (Report confirmation recommended by committee on Judiciary, Corrections, Insurance, Campaign Finance Reform, and Housing, Ayes 5, Noes 0)

Korabic, Edward, of Milwaukee, as a member of the Hearing and Speech Examining Board, to serve for the term ending July 1, 2013. (Report confirmation recommended by committee on Health, Health Insurance, Privacy, Property Tax Relief, and Revenue, Ayes 7, Noes 0)

Moore, Michele
, of West Salem, as a member of the Funeral Directors Examining Board, to serve for the term ending July 1, 2013. (Report confirmation recommended by committee on Health, Health Insurance, Privacy, Property Tax Relief, and Revenue, Ayes 7, Noes 0)

Morales, Joe
, of Racine, as a member of the Public Defender Board, to serve for the term ending May 1, 2012. (Report confirmation recommended by committee on Judiciary, Corrections, Insurance, Campaign Finance Reform, and Housing, Ayes 5, Noes 0)

Musser, Gene, of Madison, as a member of the Medical Examining Board, to serve for the term ending July 1, 2013. (Report confirmation recommended by committee on Health, Health Insurance, Privacy, Property Tax Relief, and Revenue, Ayes 7, Noes 0)

Nuernberg, Christine, of Mequon, 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)

Opgenorth, Kevin, of Platteville, as a member of the Board of Regents, to serve for the term ending May 1, 2010. (Report confirmation recommended by committee on Agriculture and Higher Education, Ayes 5, Noes 0)

Pierce, Dennis, of Kenosha, as a member of the Real Estate Board, to serve for the term ending July 1, 2013. (Report confirmation recommended by committee on Judiciary, Corrections, Insurance, Campaign Finance Reform, and Housing, Ayes 5, Noes 0)

Pruitt, Chuck, of Milwaukee, as a member of the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System, to serve for the term ending May 1, 2016. (Report confirmation recommended by committee on Agriculture and Higher Education, Ayes 5, Noes 0)

Walsh, David, of Madison, as a member of the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System, to serve for the term ending May 1, 2015. (Report confirmation recommended by committee on Agriculture and Higher Education, Ayes 5, Noes 0)

Wingad, Aaron, of Eau Claire, as a member of the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System, to serve for the term ending May 1, 2011. (Report confirmation recommended by committee on Agriculture and Higher Education, Ayes 5, Noes 0)

Womack, Betty
, of Milwaukee, as a member of the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System, to serve for the term ending May 1, 2014. (Report confirmation recommended by committee on Agriculture and Higher Education, Ayes 5, Noes 0)

Workinger, Marilyn, of Marshfield, as a member of the Hearing and Speech Examining Board, to serve for the term ending July 1, 2011. (Report confirmation recommended by committee on Health, Health Insurance, Privacy, Property Tax Relief, and Revenue, Ayes 7, Noes 0)

Xiong, Mai
, of Schofield, as a member of the Public Defender Board, to serve for the term ending May 1, 2012. (Report confirmation recommended by committee on Judiciary, Corrections, Insurance, Campaign Finance Reform, and Housing, Ayes 5, Noes 0)

Zellmer, Peter, of Appleton, as a member of the Hearing and Speech Examining Board, to serve for the term ending July 1, 2013. (Report confirmation recommended by committee on Health, Health Insurance, Privacy, Property Tax Relief, and Revenue, Ayes 7, Noes 0)

Eighth Order.              
Messages from the Assembly.


QUESTION:            Shall the amendment be concurred in?

Senate Bill 241. Relating to: modifying the definition of all-terrain vehicle. (FE)  By Senators Holperin, Taylor, Vinehout, Harsdorf, A. Lasee, and Grothman; cosponsored by Representatives Hraychuck, Brooks, Roys, Townsend, Jorgensen, Radcliffe, Suder, Petrowski, Hubler, Gunderson, Tauchen, Murtha, Ballweg, Ripp, and Spanbauer. 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 54. Relating to: commending Mary and Ted Kellner on the occasion of their receiving the Warren P. Knowles Humanitarian Award. 

QUESTION:            Shall the joint resolution be concurred in?

Assembly Joint Resolution 77. Relating to: Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month. 

Assembly Joint Resolution 85. Relating to: recognizing the work of Wisconsin's coroners and medical examiners. 

Assembly Joint Resolution 88. Relating to: the life and public service of Jay W. Johnson. 

Assembly Joint Resolution 89
. Relating to: declaring October as Co-op Month.  By Representatives Nerison and Vruwink.

Assembly Joint Resolution 90. Relating to: the life and public service of Rev. P. Harvey Stower. 

Assembly Joint Resolution 91. Relating to: declaring October to be Adopt a Shelter Pet Month.

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 40. Relating to: public financing of campaigns for the office of justice of the supreme court, making appropriations, and providing penalties. (FE)  (Report adoption of Senate Amendment 1, Ayes 15, Noes 0, adoption of Senate Amendment 2, Ayes 15, Noes 0, adoption of Senate Amendment 3, Ayes 15, Noes 0, adoption of Senate Amendment 4, Ayes 15, Noes 0, passage as amended recommended by joint committee on Finance, Ayes 11, Noes 4) Senate Amendments 1, 2, 3 and 4 pending

Senate Bill 66. Relating to: operation of a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant and providing a penalty. (FE)  Senate Amendments 1 and 2 to Senate Substitute Amendment 1, Senate Substitute Amendment 1, and Senate Substitute Amendment 2 pending

Senate Bill 183. Relating to: the provision of support services information to employees who are affected by a business closing or mass layoff and providing a penalty. (FE)   (Report passage recommended by committee on Labor, Elections and Urban Affairs, Ayes 5, Noes 0)

Senate Bill 184
. Relating to: licenses and limited X-ray machine operator permits to engage in the practice of radiography, creating a radiography examining board, granting rule-making authority, and requiring the exercise of rule-making authority. (FE)   (Report passage recommended by joint committee on Finance, Ayes 15, Noes 1)

Senate Bill 204. Relating to: prohibiting discrimination in housing because of domestic abuse victim status and providing a penalty. (FE)   (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 208. Relating to: regulation of persons who sell dogs or operate animal shelters or animal control facilities, granting rule-making authority, making an appropriation, and providing a penalty. (FE)   (Report adoption of Senate Amendment 1 to Senate Substitute Amendment 1, Ayes 16, Noes 0, adoption of Senate Substitute Amendment 1, Ayes 16, Noes 0, passage as amended recommended by joint committee on Finance, Ayes 16, Noes 0) Senate Amendment 1 to Senate Substitute Amendment 1 and Senate Substitute Amendment 1 pending

Senate Bill 223. Relating to: composition of the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System.  (Report passage recommended by committee on Agriculture and Higher Education, Ayes 4, Noes 1) Senate Amendment 1 pending

Senate Bill 236. Relating to: electronic filing of campaign finance reports. (Report passage recommended by committee on Ethics Reform and Government Operations, Ayes 5, Noes 0)

Senate Bill 244. Relating to: specific information signs on certain portions of STH 21. (FE)   (Report 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 Amendment 2 pending

Senate Bill 259. Relating to: the homestead exemption and increases in the value of the exemption for various property that is exempt from execution. (FE)   (Report adoption of Senate Amendment 2, Ayes 5, Noes 0, adoption of Senate Amendment 3, Ayes 5, Noes 0, passage as amended recommended by committee on Judiciary, Corrections, Insurance, Campaign Finance Reform, and Housing, Ayes 4, Noes 1) Senate Amendments 2 and 3 pending

Senate Bill 290. Relating to: changes in the regulation of boxing contests, regulating mixed martial arts fighting contests, granting rule-making authority, making an appropriation, and providing a penalty. (FE)  (Report adoption of Senate Substitute Amendment 3, Ayes 5, Noes 0, passage as amended recommended by committee on Labor, Elections and Urban Affairs, Ayes 5, Noes 0) Senate Substitute Amendment 3 pending

Senate Bill 292. Relating to: the exemption of State Historical Society books from state printing requirements. (FE)  (Report passage recommended by committee on Ethics Reform and Government Operations, Ayes 5, Noes 0)

Senate Bill 331. Relating to: prohibiting a person who has been convicted or adjudicated delinquent for committing certain serious crimes or who is the subject of a pending criminal charge or delinquency petition for committing a serious crime from being licensed, certified, or contracted with to provide child care, from being employed or contracted as a caregiver of a child care provider, or from being permitted to reside at a premises where child care is provided and making an appropriation. (FE)   (Report adoption of Senate Amendment 1 to Senate Amendment 3, Ayes 15, Noes 0, adoption of Senate Amendment 3, Ayes 15, Noes 0, passage as amended recommended by joint committee on Finance, Ayes 15, Noes 0) Senate Amendment 1 to Senate Amendment 3, and Senate Amendment 3 pending

Senate Bill 346. Relating to: required judicial findings and orders when a child is placed outside the home, termination of parental rights warnings, mandatory child abuse or neglect reporters, the confidentiality of social services records, changing from day care to child care the term used to describe care and supervision for children for less than 24 hours a day, and renumbering the definition of neglect. (Report passage recommended by committee on Children and Families and Workforce Development, Ayes 5, Noes 0)

Senate Bill 349. Relating to: the employment of minors 12 years of age or older by nonprofit organizations in and around the homes of elderly persons and persons with disabilities to perform snow shoveling, lawn mowing, leaf raking, and other similar work usual to those homes. (FE)   (Report adoption of Senate Amendment 1, Ayes 5, Noes 0, passage as amended recommended by committee on Labor, Elections and Urban Affairs, Ayes 5, Noes 0)    Senate Amendment 1 pending

Senate Bill 370. Relating to: grants for improving academic achievement. (Report passage recommended by committee on Education, Ayes 7, Noes 0)

Senate Bill 371. Relating to: authorizing the Department of Public Instruction, the University of Wisconsin System, the Technical College System, and the Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges and Universities to study each other's education programs, requiring a written agreement concerning such studies, and requiring the establishment of a longitudinal data system of student data. (FE)   (Report adoption of Senate Amendment 1, Ayes 7, Noes 0, passage as amended recommended by committee on Education, Ayes 6, Noes 1) Senate Amendment 1 pending

Senate Bill 372. Relating to: using the results of standardized examinations to evaluate teachers and requiring the development of a teacher evaluation plan to be a mandatory subject of collective bargaining. (FE)  (Report passage recommended by committee on Education, Ayes 6, Noes 1)

Senate Bill 373. Relating to: establishing or contracting for the establishment of a charter school.   (Report passage recommended by committee on Education, Ayes 6, Noes 1)

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 138. Relating to: the appointment and term of service of the secretary of natural resources and vacancies on the Natural Resources Board.   (Report adoption of Senate Amendment 1, Ayes 7, Noes 0, concurrence as amended recommended by committee on Transportation, Tourism, Forestry, and Natural Resources, Ayes 5, Noes 2) Senate Amendment 1 pending

Assembly Bill 164. Relating to: notice of intent to remove a child from the home of a relative and review of decisions or orders involving the placement and care of a child placed in the home of a relative. (FE)  (Report concurrence recommended by committee on Children and Families and Workforce Development, Ayes 5, Noes 0)

Assembly Bill 209. Relating to: authorizing a county to provide assistance to a nonprofit organization that provides assistance to certain individuals. (FE)   (Report concurrence recommended by committee on Ethics Reform and Government Operations, Ayes 5, Noes 0)

Assembly Bill 258. Relating to: the disposal of used automotive engine oil filters and oil absorbent materials and providing a penalty.   (Report concurrence recommended by committee on Environment, Ayes 5, Noes 0)

Assembly Bill 292. Relating to: recording and filing documents with the register of deeds. (FE)   (Report concurrence recommended by committee on Ethics Reform and Government Operations, Ayes 5, Noes 0)

Assembly Bill 297. Relating to: child abuse and neglect prevention grants. (FE)   (Report concurrence recommended by committee on Children and Families and Workforce Development, Ayes 5, 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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