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.
According to the Department of Administration’s Annual Fiscal Report, Wisconsin’s closing general fund balance for fiscal year 2012-2013 was $759.2 million, exceeding the estimated balance by $89.6 million.
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?
Brunner, Scott, of Wauwatosa, as a Public Member 3 on the Real Estate Appraisers Board, to serve for the term ending May 1, 2016.
Dammanna, Manjula, of Milwaukee, as a member of the Professional Standards Council for Teachers, to serve for the term ending June 30, 2015.
Dosemagen, Dr. Debra, of Milwaukee, as a member of the Professional Standards Council for Teachers, to serve for the term ending June 30, 2016.
Falstad, David, of Oconomowoc, as Commissioner 2 on the Labor and Industry Review Commission, to serve for the term ending March 1, 2015.
Hill-Breunig, Peggy, of Waunakee, as a member of the Professional Standards Council for Teachers, to serve for the term ending June 30, 2015.
Hughes, Wendy, of Monona, as a member of the Professional Standards Council for Teachers, to serve for the term ending June 30, 2016.
Nickel, Jennifer, of Eagle River, as a member of the Professional Standards Council for Teachers, to serve for the term ending June 30, 2015.
Shier, Victor, of Kewaskum, as a non WRS Participant/beneficiary on the Employee Trust Funds Board, to serve for the term ending May 1, 2017.
Walsh, Molly, of Madison, as a member of the Professional Standards Council for Teachers, to serve for the term ending June 30, 2015.
Eighth Order. Messages from the Assembly.
QUESTION: Shall the Assembly amendment be concurred in?
Senate Bill 179. Relating to: miscellaneous provisions related to rental and vehicle towing practices and eviction proceedings, prohibitions on enacting ordinances that place certain limitations or requirements on landlords, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, granting rule-making authority. By Senators Lasee and Schultz; cosponsored by Representatives Stroebel, Pridemore, Jacque, Kerkman and Bies.
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 45. Relating to: designating the Honor and Remember Flag as Wisconsin's emblem of service and sacrifice by those in the United States Armed Forces who have given their lives in the line of duty. By Senators Harsdorf, Farrow, L. Taylor, Lehman and T. Cullen; cosponsored by Representatives Murtha, Petryk, Spiros, Williams, Kerkman, Milroy, Bernier, A. Ott, Bies, Ballweg, T. Larson, Murphy, Nass, Brooks, Vruwink and Marklein.
Senate Joint Resolution 54. Relating to: proclaiming November 2013 as Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month. By Senators Darling, Cowles, Hansen, Kedzie, Lassa, Lazich, Lehman, Olsen, Risser, Schultz, Shilling and Wirch; cosponsored by Representatives Ballweg, Berceau, Bernier, Bies, Danou, Endsley, Hesselbein, Hintz, Jacque, Jorgensen, Kahl, Kaufert, Kerkman, Kleefisch, Kolste, Marklein, Milroy, Murphy, Ohnstad, A. Ott, Petryk, Pope, Pridemore, Ringhand, Ripp, Shankland, Spiros, Strachota, Thiesfeldt, Tittl, Tranel, Vruwink, Williams and Wright.
Senate Joint Resolution 56. Relating to: proclaiming the month of October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. By Senators Darling, Lazich, T. Cullen, Erpenbach, Gudex, Harris, Harsdorf, Kedzie, C. Larson, Lassa, Lehman, L. Taylor and Wirch; cosponsored by Representatives Strachota, Czaja, Berceau, Bewley, Bies, Born, Danou, Goyke, Hebl, Jagler, Johnson, Jorgensen, Kahl, Kessler, Kleefisch, Krug, Mason, Milroy, Murtha, Nass, Ohnstad, A. Ott, Pridemore, Sinicki, Spiros, C. Taylor, Tranel and Wachs.
QUESTION: Shall the joint resolution be concurred in?
Assembly Joint Resolution 55. Relating to: Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. By Representatives Milroy, Mason, Ballweg, Berceau, Bernard Schaber, Bernier, Bewley, Genrich, Hesselbein, Hintz, Jacque, Johnson, Jorgensen, Kahl, Kolste, T. Larson, Ohnstad, Pope, Pridemore, Ripp, C. Taylor, Vruwink, Wright and Danou; cosponsored by Senators Lassa, Hansen, Lazich and Lehman.
Assembly Joint Resolution 56. Relating to: recognizing October 6 as German-American Day. By Representatives Kessler, Hesselbein, Sargent, Weininger, Knodl, Ohnstad, Kaufert, Wright, Zamarripa, Murphy, Nass, Pridemore, Ballweg, Mason, Kahl, Thiesfeldt, A. Ott, Vruwink, Bernier and Murtha; cosponsored by Senators Carpenter, Lehman, Lazich, Risser, Schultz and Grothman.
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 152. Relating to: exemption from regulation for certain annuities and providing a penalty. By Senators Lasee, Harsdorf, Schultz and Petrowski; cosponsored by Representatives Knudson, Zepnick, Marklein and Czaja.
Senate Bill 155. Relating to: the prohibition on telephone solicitations to residential customers, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. By Senators Tiffany, Cowles, Olsen, Gudex, Petrowski and Harsdorf; cosponsored by Representatives Ripp, Marklein, Jagler, Brooks, Bies, T. Larson, Bernier, Murphy, Mursau, Czaja, Endsley, Sinicki, Strachota, Hintz, A. Ott, Ohnstad, Spiros, Tranel, Jacque and Tittl.
Senate Bill 250. Relating to: temporary alcohol beverage retail licenses issued to fair associations. By Senators Moulton, Harsdorf, Grothman, L. Taylor, Shilling, Hansen, Vinehout, Tiffany, Schultz and Olsen; cosponsored by Representatives T. Larson, Ohnstad, Strachota, Thiesfeldt, A. Ott, Danou, Krug, Ballweg, Brooks, Hesselbein, Vruwink, Bernier, Tranel, Nass, Ripp and Murtha.
Senate Bill 275. Relating to: the role of the clerk of a circuit court in filing the oath and bond of a municipal judge; signatures on citations or complaints alleging a violation of a municipal ordinance; the fee for a transcript of an electronic recording of municipal court proceedings; and the authority of a municipal court judge to order a default judgment against a defendant who fails to appear at trial. By Senator Grothman; cosponsored by Representative J. Ott.
Senate Bill 284. Relating to: allowing pupils in grades 7 and 8 to earn high school credit. By Senators Grothman, Olsen, Lazich, Risser, Miller and Gudex; cosponsored by Representatives Strachota, Kestell, Tittl, Jacque, Kerkman, Kleefisch, Spiros, Brooks, Weatherston, Pridemore, Nass, Kooyenga, Endsley, Krug, Jagler, Marklein, Bernier, Knodl, Stone and Schraa.
Senate Bill 294. Relating to: access to presentence investigation report by an assistant attorney general. By Senator Grothman; cosponsored by Representative J. Ott.
Senate Bill 295. Relating to: conveyance of information from a firearms dealer to the Department of Justice to request a firearms restrictions record search before transferring a handgun. By Senator Grothman; cosponsored by Representative J. Ott.
Senate Bill 296. Relating to: transaction information for management of enforcement system. By Senator Grothman; cosponsored by Representative J. Ott.
Senate Bill 310. Relating to: the definitions of an all-terrain vehicle and a utility terrain vehicle, restrictions on operating an all-terrain vehicle or a utility terrain vehicle on a roadway, and seating requirements for utility terrain vehicles. By Senators Harsdorf, Petrowski, Tiffany, Vinehout, Cowles, Moulton, Kedzie, Leibham, Shilling, Grothman, Lassa and Hansen; cosponsored by Representatives Severson, A. Ott, Bernier, Czaja, Danou, Krug, T. Larson, Marklein, Milroy, Mursau, Nygren, Petryk, Ringhand, Ripp, Smith, Spiros, Steineke, Swearingen, Tauchen, Wright, Endsley and Kuglitsch.
Senate Bill 315. Relating to: exceptions to the prohibition of release of customer information by a municipal utility. By Senators Farrow and Ellis; cosponsored by Representative Kaufert.
Senate Bill 317. Relating to: race-based nicknames, logos, mascots, and team names and making an appropriation. By Senators Lazich, Kedzie, Farrow, Ellis, Olsen and Grothman; cosponsored by Representatives Nass, Craig, Kaufert, Jacque, Tittl, Kramer, Knodl, Ballweg, Sanfelippo, Petersen, Loudenbeck, August, Pridemore, Weatherston, Kuglitsch, Ripp, Schraa, Stroebel, Murphy and LeMahieu.
Senate Bill 333. Relating to: a Transitional Jobs program. By Senators Darling, Gudex, C. Larson, Lassa, Lazich, Lehman, Olsen, Schultz, Shilling and Wirch; cosponsored by Representatives Weatherston, Mason, Ballweg, Bies, Brooks, Czaja, Endsley, Jagler, Kerkman, Kleefisch, Kolste, Krug, LeMahieu, Marklein, Nygren, Ohnstad, A. Ott, Petryk, Stone and Tittl.
Senate Bill 337. Relating to: examination requirements for various professional credentials and powers of the Board of Nursing. By Senators Lasee, Grothman, Cowles, Darling and Petrowski; cosponsored by Representatives Kooyenga, Nygren, Petryk, Tranel, Krug, LeMahieu, Knodl, Marklein and Kleefisch.
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 61. Relating to: alcohol beverages violations involving underage persons on licensed premises. By Representatives Jacque, Kleefisch, Bies, August, Born, Endsley, Kaufert, Kuglitsch, Knodl, LeMahieu, Petersen, Ripp, Schraa, Spiros, Swearingen and Tittl; cosponsored by Senators Gudex, Kedzie and Moulton.
Assembly Bill 139. Relating to: the duty of physicians to inform patients of treatment options. By Representatives J. Ott, Severson, Czaja, Jacque, Brooks, Strachota, Marklein, A. Ott, Kestell, Murphy, Stroebel, Nygren, Bies, Ballweg, Stone, T. Larson, Endsley and LeMahieu; cosponsored by Senators Grothman, Vukmir, Farrow, Cowles, Tiffany, Olsen, Darling, Moulton and Lasee.
Assembly Bill 201. Relating to: giving certain veterans priority in registering for courses at the University of Wisconsin System. By Representatives Hesselbein, Nass, Barca, Barnes, Berceau, Bernier, Bies, Born, Brooks, Clark, Czaja, Goyke, Hebl, Hulsey, Jagler, Jorgensen, Kahl, Kleefisch, Kolste, Kooyenga, T. Larson, Milroy, Ohnstad, Pridemore, Sargent, Shankland, Sinicki, Smith, C. Taylor, Thiesfeldt, Tittl, Wright and Zepnick; cosponsored by Senators Carpenter, T. Cullen, Ellis, Erpenbach, Harris, Lassa, Schultz and Wirch.
Assembly Bill 280. Relating to: warning lights on police vehicles. By Representatives Ripp, Berceau, Bernard Schaber, Born, Brooks, Hulsey, Kahl, Krug, Marklein, Ohnstad, A. Ott, Spiros, Tittl, Weatherston and Wright; cosponsored by Senators Petrowski, Erpenbach, Hansen, Lassa, Lehman, Olsen, Schultz and L. Taylor.
Assembly Bill 281. Relating to: warning lights on school buses. By Representatives Ripp, Bernard Schaber, Brooks, Krug, Murphy, Ohnstad, A. Ott, Smith, Tittl, Weatherston and Wright; cosponsored by Senators Petrowski, Hansen, Kedzie, Lassa, Lehman, Olsen, Schultz and L. Taylor.
Assembly Bill 282. Relating to: the length of vehicles that may be operated on the highway without an overlength permit. By Representatives Spiros, Ripp, Ballweg, Krug and Weatherston; cosponsored by Senators Petrowski and L. Taylor.
Assembly Bill 350. Relating to: exemptions from securities registration requirements. By Representatives Craig, Weininger, August, Bernier, Czaja, Genrich, Hutton, Jagler, Kapenga, Kleefisch, Knodl, Kooyenga, Kramer, Kuglitsch, Murphy, Nass, Sanfelippo, Schraa, Suder, Thiesfeldt and Neylon; cosponsored by Senators Vukmir, Gudex, Darling, Farrow, Grothman, Lasee, Tiffany and T. Cullen.
Assembly Bill 355. Relating to: annual or consecutive month permits for vehicles or combinations of vehicles transporting loads near the Wisconsin-Michigan border. By (FE) Representatives Mursau, Swearingen, Czaja, T. Larson, Murtha, Nygren, Spiros and Tittl; cosponsored by Senators Petrowski, Tiffany, Grothman and Jauch.
Assembly Bill 356. Relating to: a grant for the relocation of a county trunk highway in Manitowoc and Sheboygan counties and making an appropriation. By Representative Endsley; cosponsored by Senator Leibham.
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.
Governor Walker is seeking qualified applicants to replace outgoing Walworth County Circuit Court Judge John R. Race. Judge Race is retiring December 2013. Details and to apply.
Due to the U. S. House of Representatives session throughout the weekend, Congressman Sensenbrenner will be unable to attend the town hall Sunday, September 29, 2013, 1:30 PM at the Greenfield Public Library.