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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.

Senate Calendar for May 7, 2013

One-Hundred and First Regular Session

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

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?

Arimond, George, of La Crosse, as a member of the Lower Wisconsin State Riverway Board, to serve for the term ending May 1, 2014.   

Birschbach, Eric, of Verona, as a member of the Land and Water Conservation Board, to serve for the term ending May 1, 2014.   

Brown, Ritchie, of Black River Falls, as a member of the Lower Wisconsin State Riverway Board, to serve for the term ending May 1, 2015

Cupp, Mark, of Muscoda, as a member of the Land and Water Conservation Board, to serve for the term ending May 1, 2016

DeKeyser, Jeanette, of Neenah, as a member of the Waste Facilities Siting Board, to serve for the term ending May 1,

Johnson, Philip, of Winneconne, as a Veterinarian 3 on the Veterinary Examining Board, to serve for the term ending July 1, 2015

Meeusen, Mr. Richard A., of Pewaukee, as a member of the Great Lakes Protection Fund, to serve for the term ending January 9, 2015

Nicholson, Kevin, of Wauwatosa, as a Congressional District 5 of the Board of Veterans Affairs, to serve for the term ending May 1, 2017.   

Quackenbush, William, of Black River Falls, as a member of the Kickapoo Reserve Management Board, to serve for the term ending May 1, 2014

Raaths, William, of Menasha, as a member of the Fox River Navigational System Authority, to serve for the term ending July 1, 2014

Rose, Timothy, of Appleton, as a member of the Fox River Navigational System Authority, to serve for the term ending July 1, 2014

Shaver, Dale, of Waukesha, as a member of the Waste Facilities Siting Board, to serve for the term ending May 1, 2014

Strauss, Dean, of Sheboygan Falls, as a member of the Board of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection, to serve for the term ending May 1, 2019.   

Van De Hey, Ron, of Kaukauna, as a member of the Fox River Navigational System Authority, to serve for the term ending July 1, 2014.   

Van Zeeland, Lee, of Appleton, as a member of the Wisconsin Waterways Commission, to serve for the term ending March 1, 2015

Zimmer, Gary, of Laona, as a Northern Area Representative 3 on the Natural Resources Board, to serve for the term ending May 1, 2019

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 25.  Relating to: the life and public service of Joseph LaPorte.

Senate Joint Resolution 26.  Relating to: commending the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire men's hockey team on winning the 2012-13 NCAA Division III Championship.

Senate Joint Resolution 27.  Relating to: proclaiming May 2013 as Mental Health Awareness Month.

Senate Joint Resolution 28.  Relating to: proclaiming May 2013 as Motorcycle Awareness Month. 

QUESTION:          Shall the joint resolution be concurred in?

Assembly Joint Resolution 11.  Relating to: proclaiming women's history month.

Assembly Joint Resolution 16.  Relating to: recognizing career and technical student organizations.

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 68.  Relating to: termination of maintenance upon the payee's or payer's death and notices relating to maintenance.

Senate Bill 75.  Relating to: operating certain three-vehicle combinations on highways.

Senate Bill 85.  Relating to: increasing the allowable number of project plan amendments, and lengthening the time during which tax increments may be allocated and expenditures for project costs may be made, for Tax Incremental District Number 3 in the city of Wausau.
Senate Amendment 2 pending

Senate Bill 115.  Relating to: telecommunications systems installed on tower sites under the management and control of the Department of Natural Resources and the suspension of portions of a rule of the Department of Natural Resources.

Senate Bill 135.  Relating to: annual or consecutive month permits for vehicles or combinations of vehicles transporting loads near the Wisconsin-Michigan border.

Senate Bill 145.  Relating to: penalties for certain traffic offenses committed while sanitation workers are at risk from traffic and providing a penalty.

Senate Bill 162.  Relating to: operation of certain existing sport shooting ranges.

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 82.  Relating to: trafficking food stamp program benefits.

Assembly Bill 109.  Relating to: fees for dental services.

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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State Senator Mary Lazich  today introduced a motion, as a member of the Joint Finance Committee (JFC), requiring the Legislative Audit Bureau (LAB) to conduct a full audit of the Government Accountability Board (GAB).  The motion was approved by the Joint Finance Committee with a 12-4 vote with the 12 Republican committee members supporting the motion.  Senator Lazich released the following statement about the Government Accountability Board audit.

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New Fiscal Estimates reveal $575 Million
The Legislature’s prudent decisions continue to be beneficial.  The Legislative Fiscal Bureau (LFB) released fiscal estimates of general fund tax revenues increasing $575 million higher over the next three years than estimates in prior projections. 

As a legislature we must be good stewards of taxpayer’s hard earned money.  The projections arrive just as the Joint Finance Committee is deliberating the next state budget.  As a member of the Joint Finance Committee my priority with new found revenue is tax relief.
LFB letter about fiscal estimates

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Senate Calendar for May 14, 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

QUESTION: Shall the appointment be confirmed?

Savaglio, Randal, of Racine, as a Real Estate Sales/Broker 3 on the Real Estate Examining Board, to serve for the term ending July 1, 2017.

Schmalz, Charles, of Appleton, as a member of the Savings Institutions Review Board, to serve for the term ending May 1, 2017.

Szafir III, Charles, of Milwaukee, as a Public Member 2 on the Real Estate Examining Board, to serve for the term ending July 1, 2014.

Szehner, Jacalyn, of Plover, as a Nurse Rep on the Rural Health Development Council, to serve for the term ending July 1, 2018.

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 26. Relating to: commending the University of Wisconsin-Eau
Claire men's hockey team on winning the 2012-13 NCAA Division III Championship

Senate Joint Resolution 29. Relating to: proclaiming May 22, 2013, as Pediatric Stroke
Awareness Day.

Senate Joint Resolution 30. Relating to: proclaiming May 17, 18, and 19, 2013, Syttende
Mai Weekend.

Senate Joint Resolution 31. Relating to: declaring May 2013 Drug Court Month.

Senate Joint Resolution 32. Relating to: commending His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama upon his visit to Wisconsin on May 14 and 15, 2013.

Senate Joint Resolution 33. Relating to: recognizing the 110th anniversary of the founding of the Harley-Davidson Motor Company.

QUESTION: Shall the joint resolution be concurred in?

Assembly Joint Resolution 27. Relating to: commending the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater women's wheelchair basketball team for winning a second consecutive national championship.

Assembly Joint Resolution 28. Relating to: commending the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater gymnastics team for winning a second consecutive national championship.

Assembly Joint Resolution 30. Relating to: recognizing May as Melanoma and Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention 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 66. Relating to: payments for losses of public deposits in failed or failing financial institutions.

Senate Bill 103.  Relating to: municipal utility customer information.

Senate Bill 116. Relating to: remittance transfers under the Uniform Commercial Code Article 4A, relating to funds transfers.

Senate Bill 147. Relating to: creating an individual income tax exemption for military income received by active duty members of the U.S. armed forces who die in a combat zone.

Senate Bill 151. Relating to: the homeownership mortgage loan program administered by the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority

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 58. Relating to: bank service corporations and credit union service Organizations.

Assembly Bill 85. Relating to: changing the compensation structure by which a Milwaukee County supervisor may be paid, changing the term length of a Milwaukee County supervisor, affecting the right of an annuitant under the Milwaukee County Employee's Retirement System to be rehired by Milwaukee County, limiting the authority of Milwaukee County to enter into certain intergovernmental agreements, removing and clarifying some authority of the Milwaukee County board, increasing and clarifying the authority of the Milwaukee County executive, deleting obsolete statutory references, and requiring a referendum.

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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Prohibiting a state mandated monopoly by giving school districts flexibility to choose a vendor will save millions of dollars.”

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