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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 Thursday, January 28, 2010


Here is the calendar for the state Senate floor session scheduled for Thursday, January 28, 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 Assembly amendment be concurred in?

Senate Bill 191. Relating to: podiatrist-patient privilege, immunity exemption for podiatrists providing emergency care at athletic events, allowing podiatrists to determine an illness or injury and complete forms for the purpose of granting assistance to needy veterans, allowing podiatrists to determine disability for the purpose of issuing certain hunting permits, cooperatives organized to provide sickness care, the Podiatrists Affiliated Credentialing Board, allowing podiatrists to certify driver school instructors' physical fitness, allowing Medical Assistance recipients to freely choose among podiatrists, and giving equal weight to certifications of disability by podiatrists for insurance purposes.  By Senators Lehman, Taylor, Plale, Schultz, Wirch, and Holperin; cosponsored by Representatives Barca, Zigmunt, Benedict, Turner, Kerkman, Steinbrink, Friske, Mason, Townsend, Zepnick, Ballweg, Berceau, and Petrowski. Assembly Amendment 1 pending

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 146. Relating to: providing benefits and protections to tribal schools and tribal school pupils and staff similar to those provided to private schools and private school pupils and staff and making an appropriation.  By Joint Legislative Council. (Report passage recommended by committee on Education, Ayes 7, Noes 0)

Senate Bill 263. Relating to: criteria for determining indigency for purposes of representation by the State Public Defender and requiring the exercise of rule-making authority. (FE)  By Senators Coggs, Risser, Sullivan, Miller, Olsen, Vinehout, Wirch, Robson, Lassa, Erpenbach, Lehman, Plale, Hansen, Taylor, and Schultz; cosponsored by Representatives Sherman, Hebl, Grigsby, Hintz, Bies, Berceau, Colon, Dexter, Fields, Jorgensen, Kessler, Mason, Molepske Jr., A. Ott, Parisi, Pasch, Petrowski, Pope-Roberts, Richards, Roys, Seidel, Shilling, Smith, Soletski, Spanbauer, Staskunas, Tauchen, Turner, Van Akkeren, Van Roy, A. Williams, and Young. (Report adoption of Senate Amendment 1, Ayes 14, Noes 0, adoption of Senate Amendment 2, Ayes 14, Noes 0, passage as amended recommended by joint committee on Finance, Ayes 13, Noes 1) Senate Amendments 1 and 2 pending

Senate Bill 303. Relating to: requesting a person who operates a vehicle that is involved in an accident that causes death or injury to submit to a test for intoxication. (FE)  By Senators Grothman, Risser, Lehman, Olsen, Taylor, and Darling; cosponsored by Representatives LeMahieu, Mason, Mursau, Townsend, Brooks, Vos, Knodl, Petersen, Spanbauer, A. Ott, Lothian, Gunderson, Nass, Bies, Ziegelbauer, and Ballweg. (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 362. Relating to: health insurance coverage of nervous and mental disorders, alcoholism, and other drug abuse problems. (FE)  By Senators Hansen, Wirch, Taylor, Robson, Lehman, Coggs, Vinehout, Carpenter, Lassa, Miller, Risser, and Erpenbach; cosponsored by Representatives Pasch, Richards, Benedict, Soletski, Black, Parisi, Milroy, Fields, Pope-Roberts, Hixson, Smith, Zepnick, Roys, Pocan, A. Ott, Berceau, Sinicki, Molepske Jr., Grigsby, Kaufert, Young, Turner, Hebl, Sherman, Jorgensen, Hilgenberg, Hintz, and Toles. (Report adoption of Senate Amendment 1 to Senate Amendment 1, Ayes 7, Noes 0, 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 5, Noes 2)      Senate Amendment 1 to Senate Amendment 1, and Senate Amendment 1 pending

Senate Bill 383. Relating to: municipal court elections, judges, and procedure, and providing penalties. (FE)  By Senators Taylor, Risser, Erpenbach, and Wirch; cosponsored by Representatives Seidel, Parisi, Pope-Roberts, Turner, Tauchen, Pasch, Staskunas, Lothian, Berceau, Danou, and Townsend. (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 415. Relating to: requiring carbon monoxide detectors in buildings containing one or two dwelling units. (FE)  By Senators Hansen, Sullivan, and Erpenbach; cosponsored by Representatives Hintz, Mason, Dexter, and Zepnick. (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 440. Relating to: waiving certain federal bond limitations allocated to cities and counties and requiring the Department of Commerce to develop a system for reallocating the bond limitations to other state and local units of government. (FE)  By Senators Lassa, Vinehout, Lehman, and Darling; cosponsored by Representatives Molepske Jr., Schneider, Barca, Zigmunt, Friske, Berceau, and Zepnick. (Report adoption of Senate Amendment 1 to Senate Amendment 2, Ayes 7, Noes 0, adoption of Senate Amendment 2, Ayes 7, Noes 0, passage as amended recommended by committee on Economic Development, Ayes 7, Noes 0)Senate Amendment 1 to Senate Amendment 2, and Senate Amendment 2 pending

Senate Bill 498. Relating to:  technical changes to 2009 Wisconsin Act 100.  By Senator Sullivan; cosponsored by Representative Staskunas.

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 47. Relating to: prohibiting persons convicted of certain felonies from providing martial arts instruction to minors. (FE)  By Representative Schneider; cosponsored by Senators Olsen and Plale. (Report adoption of Senate Amendment 1, Ayes 5, Noes 0, concurrence as amended recommended by committee on Judiciary, Corrections, Insurance, Campaign Finance Reform, and Housing, Ayes 5, Noes 0) Senate Amendment 1 pending

Assembly Bill 236. Relating to: requiring that certain high school agriculture courses be counted as science credits.  By Representatives Radcliffe, Danou, Berceau, Pope-Roberts, Davis, Hilgenberg, Ripp, A. Ott, Nerison, Lothian, Tauchen, Spanbauer, Molepske Jr., Jorgensen, Gunderson, Hixson, and Vruwink; cosponsored by Senators Vinehout, Taylor, Olsen, Hansen, and Kedzie. (Report concurrence recommended by committee on Education, Ayes 7, Noes 0)

Assembly Bill 456
. Relating to: self-authentication by electronic certification of certain Department of Transportation records. (FE)  By Representatives Steinbrink, Turner, Soletski, and A. Ott; cosponsored by Senators Holperin and Taylor. (Report concurrence recommended by committee on Transportation, Tourism, Forestry, and Natural Resources, Ayes 7, Noes 0)

Assembly Bill 458
. Relating to: providing instruction in human growth and development. (FE)  By Representatives Grigsby, Roys, Shilling, Berceau, Black, Kessler, Pasch, Fields, Vruwink, Turner, Soletski, Benedict, Pope-Roberts, Richards, Seidel, Danou, Pocan, Sinicki, Hintz, Smith, Bernard Schaber, Dexter, Hraychuck, Molepske Jr., Zepnick, and Toles; cosponsored by Senators Taylor, Lehman, Sullivan, Plale, Miller, Risser, Robson, and Erpenbach. (Report concurrence recommended by committee on Education, Ayes 4, Noes 3)

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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