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2017-18 Session Summary of Legislative Activity
The following summarizes bills of interest to the Wisconsin Catholic Conference, where it either took a position and/or the bills were signed into law. Legislation is listed by general topic: life issues, children and families, education, health care, social concerns, criminal justice, stewardship, institutional concerns, and miscellaneous. Under each topic, proposals are listed in numerical order. Senate proposals precede Assembly proposals. Where WCC testimony is identical for companion proposals, the link provided is to the Senate testimony only. NC indicates no companion bill.

LIFE ISSUES 
Issue Brief                                                                                  
 
SJR-011 Abortion Declaration (Larson, Chris) Stating the legislature's declaration that abortion is health care. AJR-010 (Taylor, Chris)
WCC Position/Activity : Opposed.
Status : No legislative action.

SB-045  Eliminating Abortion Prohibitions (Risser, Fred) Eliminating certain abortion prohibitions.  AB-086 (Subeck, Lisa)
WCC Position/Activity : Opposed.
Status : No legislative action.

SB-081  Group Insurance Board Prohibition (Craig, David) Prohibiting the group insurance board from contracting for or providing abortion services.  AB-128 (Jacque , André)
WCC Position/Activity : Supported. Testimony .
Status : AB-128 enacted into law as 2017 Wisconsin Act 191 . Act Memo . 
 
SB-138  Stillbirth Tax Credit (Darling, Alberta) Creating a refundable individual income tax credit for the parent of a stillbirth.  AB-195 (Ballweg, Joan)
WCC Position/Activity : Supported.
Status : Failed to pass.

SB-154  Abortion Prohibitions (Kapenga, Chris) Prohibiting performance of and funding or providing property for abortions and other services by certain employees and entities.  AB-206 (Jacque, André)
WCC Position/Activity : Supported. Testimony .
Status : Failed to pass.
 
SB-157  Adoption Tax Deduction Eligibility (LeMahieu, Devin) Changing the individual income tax deduction eligibility requirements for certain adoption-related expenses.  AB-208 (Hutton, Rob)
WCC Position/Activity : Supported.
Status : Failed to pass.

SB-312  Medication Request to End Life (Risser, Fred) Permitting certain individuals to make requests for medication for the purpose of ending their lives and providing a criminal penalty.  AB-216 (Pope, Sondy)
WCC Position/Activity : Opposed.
Status : No legislative action.

SB-393  Pregnant Treatment in Jail (Taylor, Lena) The treatment of a pregnant or postpartum person in prison and county jail.  AB-801 (Subeck, Lisa)
WCC Position/Activity : Supported.
Status : Failed to pass.

SB-422  Fetal Body Parts (Darling, Alberta) Sale of and research on fetal body parts, final disposition of fetal body parts, cord blood banks, and providing a penalty.  AB-083 (Duchow, Cindi)
WCC Position/Activity : Opposed. Testimony .
Status : Failed to pass.
 
SB-423  Fetal Body Parts Disposition (Moulton, Terry) Use and final disposition of fetal body parts and providing a penalty.  AB-549 (Kleefisch, Joel)
WCC Position/Activity : Supported. Testimony .
Status : Failed to pass.
 
SB-424  Stillbirth Certificate of Birth (Moulton, Terry) Certificate of birth resulting in stillbirth, disposition of remains after miscarriage or stillbirth, anatomical gifts, and providing a penalty.  AB-550  (Kleefisch, Joel)
WCC Position/Activity : Supported. Testimony .
Status : Failed to pass.

SB-787  Text-Based Suicide Prevention (Taylor, Lena) Grants to the Center for Suicide Awareness, Inc. and making an appropriation.  AB-938  (Rohrkaste, Michael)
WCC Position/Activity : Supported.
Status : Failed to pass.

CHILDREN AND FAMILIES                   
                                   
 
SB-011  Child Labor Permits (Kapenga, Chris) Child labor permits and modifying references to child labor in the statutes.   AB-025 (Loudenbeck, Amy)
WCC Position/Activity : Monitored.
Status : AB-025 enacted into law as 2017 Wisconsin Act 11 . Act Memo .
 
SB-147  Employee Break Time (Johnson, LaTonya) Requiring an employer to provide reasonable break time for an employee who is breast-feeding her child to express breast milk for the child.  AB-193 (Subeck, Lisa)
WCC Position/Activity : Supported.
Status : No legislative action.
 
SB-201  Wisconsin Shares Benefit Drop-Off Mitigation (Darling, Alberta) Mitigating the benefit drop-off in Wisconsin Shares.   AB-241 (Rodriguez, Jessie)
WCC Position/Activity : Supported.
Status : Failed to pass.
 
SB-280  Child Neglect (Cowles, Rob) Neglect of a child and providing criminal penalties. AB-355 (Horlacher, Cody) 
WCC Position/Activity : Monitored.
Status : AB-355 enacted into law as 2017 Wisconsin Act 283 . Act Memo .
 
SB-300  Soliciting Explicit Photos (Wanggaard, Van) Soliciting an intimate representation from a minor and providing a criminal penalty.  AB-389  (Jacqu e , André)
WCC Position/Activity : Supported.
Status : SB-300 enacted into law as 2017 Wisconsin Act 129 . Act Memo .
 
SB-325  Underage Sexual Activity (Wanggaard, Van) Underage sexual activity and providing a criminal penalty.  AB-414 (Kleefisch, Joel); SB-343  (Wanggaard, Van)
WCC Position/Activity : Monitored.
Status : AB-414 enacted into law as 2017 Wisconsin Act 174 . Act Memo .
 
SB-344  Prosecuting Prostitutes Under 18 (Harsdorf, Sheila) Prosecuting a person under the age of 18 with committing an act of prostitution. 
AB-186  (Billings, Jill)
WCC Position/Activity : Supported.
Status : Failed to pass.

SB-390
 Family Treatment Court (Darling, Alberta) Creating family treatment court and juvenile treatment court grant programs in the Department of Children and Families.  AB-481 (Rodriguez, Jessie)
WCC Position/Activity : Monitored.
Status : SB-390 enacted into law as  2017 Wisconsin Act 202 . Act Memo .
 
SB-396  Child Patronization (LeMahieu, Devin) Patronization of a child and providing a criminal penalty.  AB-486 (Kleefisch, Joel)
WCC Position/Activity : Monitored.
Status : SB-396 enacted into law as 2017 Wisconsin Act 128 . Act Memo .
 
SB-420  Child Labor Permits (Marklein, Howard) Child labor permits. AB-504  (Novak, Todd)
WCC Position/Activity : Monitored.
Status : SB-420 enacted into law as 2017 Wisconsin Act 168 . Act Memo .
 
SB-448  Child Relocation (Harsdorf, Sheila) Relocating with a child who is the subject of a legal custody or physical placement order.  AB-551 (Rodriguez, Jessie)
WCC Position/Activity : Monitored.
Status : AB-551 enacted into law as 2017 Wisconsin Act 203 . Act Memo .
 
SB-528  Caregiver Tax Credit (Testin, Patrick) Creating a nonrefundable individual income tax credit for certain expenses incurred by a family caregiver to assist a qualified family member.  AB-631 (Skowronski, Ken)
WCC Position/Activity : Supported.
Status : Failed to pass.
 
SB-541   Administrative Subpoenas  (Wanggaard, Van) Administrative subpoenas for the investigation of human trafficking crimes and Internet crimes against children.  AB-634 (Kleefisch, Joel)
WCC Position/Activity : Monitored.
Status : SB-541 enacted into law as 2017 Wisconsin Act 173 . Act Memo .
 
SB-658  Child Abuse Grants (Petrowski, Jerry) Funding for child abuse and neglect prevention grants.  AB-785 (Snyder, Patrick)
WCC Position/Activity : Monitored.
Status : AB-785 enacted as 2017 Wisconsin Act 254 . Act Memo .
 
SB-676 Foster Child Grants (Olsen, Luther) Funding for grants to support foster parents and foster children and making an appropriation. AB-787  (Subeck, Lisa)
WCC Position/Activity : Monitored.
Status : AB-787 enacted into law as 2017 Wisconsin Act 260 . Act Memo .
 
SB-793  Child Care Reimbursement (Darling, Alberta) Child care reimbursement rates in Wisconsin Shares and making an appropriation.  AB-924  (Born, Mark)
WCC Position/Activity : Monitored.
Status : AB-924 enacted into law as 2017 Wisconsin Act 236 . Act Memo .
 
EDUCATION
Issue Brief                                                                      
 
SB-159   Nutrition Education  (Olsen, Luther) Education about nutrition.  AB-215 (Petryk, Warren)
WCC Position/Activity : Monitored.
Status : SB-159 enacted into law as 2017 Wisconsin Act 152 . Act Memo .
 
SB-209  Epinephrine Auto-Injector Use (Olsen, Luther) Supply and use of epinephrine auto-injectors by certain authorized individuals.   AB-096 (Jacqu e , André)
WCC Position/Activity : Monitored.
Status : AB-096 enacted into law as 2017 Wisconsin Act 133 . Act Memo .
 
SB-212  Financial Literacy in Schools (Kapenga, Chris) Incorporating financial literacy into the curriculum of public schools.   AB-280 (Krug, Scott)
WCC Position/Activity : Monitored.
Status : AB-280 enacted into law as  2017 Wisconsin Act 94 . Act Memo .
 
SB-222  Pupil Exam Information (Stroebel, Duey) Providing information about mandatory pupil examinations.  AB-300 (Thiesfeldt, Jeremy)
WCC Position/Activity : For information. Testimony .
Status : Failed to pass.
 
SB-234  Pupil Exam Opt-Out (Stroebel, Duey) Allowing a pupil's parent or guardian to opt out of certain statewide examinations.  AB-304 (Thiesfeldt, Jeremy)
WCC Position/Activity : Supported. Testimony .
Status : Failed to pass.
 
SB-253  Prohibiting Aiding Sexual Abuse (Olsen, Luther) Prohibiting aiding and abetting sexual abuse.  AB-329 (Duchow, Cindi)
WCC Position/Activity : Monitored.
Status : SB 253 enacted into law as 2017 Wisconsin Act 130 . Act Memo .
 
SB-293  Parental Choice Programs (Olsen, Luther) Parental choice programs, the Special Needs Scholarship Program, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation.  AB-383 (Kitchens, Joel)
WCC Position/Activity : Supported. Testimony . 
Status : SB 293 enacted into law as  2017 Wisconsin Act 36 . Act Memo .
 
SB-407  College Credit Transfers (Feyen, Daniel) Transfer policies for college credit earned by high school pupils.  AB-559  (Kitchens, Joel)
WCC Position/Activity : Monitored.
Status : SB-407 enacted into law as 2017 Wisconsin Act 215 . Act Memo .
 
SB-494  School Reports (Olsen, Luther) Publication of school and school district accountability reports.  AB-569  (Kitchens, Joel)
WCC Position/Activity : Monitored.
Status : SB-494 enacted into law as 2017 Wisconsin Act 209 . Act Memo .
 
SB-536  Pupil Assessment Access (Olsen, Luther) Access to pupil assessments that are required to be administered by school boards, operators of independent charter schools, and private schools participating in a parental choice program and repealing rules related to accessing pupil assessments. AB-488  (Jagler, John)
WCC Position/Activity : Monitored.
Status : AB-488 enacted into law as 2017 Wisconsin Act 335 . Act Memo .
 
SB-711  High School College Courses (Olsen, Luther) A pilot grant program to support college courses taught in high schools and making an appropriation.  AB-851 (Rohrkaste, Michael)
WCC Position/Activity : Supported.
Status : SB-711 enacted into law as 2017 Wisconsin Act 206 . Act Memo .
 
SB-718   Open Enrollment  (Law Revision Committee) Open enrollment and repealing outdated or expired reporting requirements and tuberculosis screening (suggested as remedial legislation by the Department of Public Instruction).  AB-843 ( Law Revision Committee )
WCC Position/Activity : Monitored.
Status : AB-843 enacted into law as 2017 Wisconsin Act 143 . Act Memo .
 
SB-725  Education Savings Program (Darling, Alberta) An education savings account program for gifted and talented pupils, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation.  AB-830  (Felzkowoski, Mary)
WCC Position/Activity : Supported.
Status : Failed to pass.
 
MARCH 2018 SPECIAL SESSION: SCHOOL SAFETY
The following six special session bills were incorporated into AB-843  Open Enrollment, which was enacted into law as 2017 Wisconsin Act 143 . Act Memo .
 
AB-1028  School Safety Grants (Novak, Todd) Grants to schools for school safety and safety-related upgrades to school buildings, equipment, and facilities; providing an exemption from rule-making procedures; and making an appropriation.  MR8 AB1 (Assembly Organization)
 
AB-1029  Office of School Safety (Spiros, John) Creating an office of school safety in the Department of Justice and making appropriations.  MR8 AB2 (Assembly Organization)
 
AB-1030  Suspected Violence Reporting (Rodriguez, Jessie) Mandatory reporting of suspected intent to carry out violence involving a dangerous weapon or explosive in or targeting a school and providing a criminal penalty.  MR8 AB3 (Assembly Organization)
WCC Position/Activity : For information.
 
AB-1031  Model Bullying Policy (Krug, Scott) The Department of Public Instruction's model school policy on bullying by pupils.  MR8 AB4 (Assembly Organization)
 
AB-1032  School Safety Plans (Ott, Jim) School safety plans.  MR8 AB5 (Assembly Organization)
 
AB-1033  School Camera Footage (Summerfield, Rob) Allowing a school board to share safety camera footage with law enforcement.  MR8 AB6 (Assembly Organization)
 
HEALTH CARE                                                                                

SB-548  Palliative Care Council (Moulton, Terry) Establishing a palliative care council.  AB-633  (Snyder, Patrick)
WCC Position/Activity : For information. Testimony .
Status : Failed to pass.

SB-689 Individuals with Disabilities Employment (Feyen, Daniel) Employment of individuals with disabilities enrolled in long-term care programs and making an appropriation. AB-819 (Macco, John)
WCC Position/Activity : Monitored.
Status : AB-819 enacted into law as 2017 Wisconsin Act 323 . Act Memo .

SB-742  Medical Assistance (Darling, Alberta) Intensive care coordination program in the Medical Assistance program.  AB-871  (Rodriguez, Jessie)
WCC Position/Activity : Monitored.
Status : AB-871 enacted into law as 2017 Wisconsin Act 279 . Act Memo .
 
SB-770  Health Carrier Reinsurance (Senate Organization) Wisconsin Healthcare Stability Plan, reinsurance of health carriers, reallocating savings from health insurer fee, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, granting rule-making authority, and making appropriations.  AB-885  (Novak, Todd)
WCC Position/Activity : Monitored.
Status : SB-770 enacted into law as 2017 Wisconsin Act 138 Act Memo .

JANUARY 2018 SPECIAL SESSION: WELFARE REFORM Testimony
JR8 SB8  MA Child Support Compliance (Kapenga, Chris) Requiring child support compliance in the Medical Assistance program.  JR8 AB8  (Vos, Robin)
WCC Position/Activity : Monitored.
Status : AB 8 enacted into law as 2017 Wisconsin Act 268 . Act Memo .
 
JR8 SB9  MA Savings Account (Kapenga, Chris) Creation of a savings account program in the Medical Assistance program.  JR8 AB9  (Vos, Robin)
WCC Position/Activity : Monitored.
Status : AB 9 enacted into law as 2017 Wisconsin Act 271 . Act Memo .

SOCIAL CONCERNS                                                                     
 
SB-169  Going Armed with a Firearm (Craig, David) Going armed with a firearm and electric weapons, licenses for carrying a concealed weapon, trespassing while armed with a firearm, and providing criminal penalties.   AB-247 (Felzkowoski, Mary)
WCC Position/Activity : Opposed. Testimony .
Status : Failed to pass.
 
SB-204  Housing Choice Voucher Waiting Lists (Darling, Alberta) Waiting lists for housing choice vouchers.   AB-236  (Pronschinske, Treig)
WCC Position/Activity : Supported.
Status : AB-236 enacted into law as 2017 Wisconsin Act 75 . Act Memo .
 
SB-206  Municipal Grants for Homeless (Darling, Alberta) Grants to municipalities to connect homeless individuals with permanent employment and making an appropriation. AB-237 (Rodriguez, Jessie)
WCC Position/Activity : Supported.
Status : Failed to pass.
 
SB-207  Interagency Council on Homelessness (Darling, Alberta) Creating an Interagency Council on Homelessness and making an appropriation.   AB-234  (Steineke, Jim)
WCC Position/Activity : Supported.
Status : AB-234 enacted into law as 2017 Wisconsin Act 74 . Act Memo.
 
SB-208  Young Adult Assistance Tax Credit (Olsen, Luther) Creating a refundable individual income tax credit to provide assistance to young adults and making an appropriation.   AB-239 (Novak, Todd)
WCC Position/Activity : Supported.
Status : Failed to pass.
 
SB-275  Prohibiting Sanctuary Cities (Nass, Stephen) Prohibiting local ordinances, resolutions, and policies that prohibit the enforcement of federal or state law relating to illegal aliens or immigration status, authorizing certain elective officeholders to commence an enforcement action, providing a reduction in shared revenue payments, and creating governmental liability for damages caused by illegal aliens.  AB-190 (Spiros, John)
WCC Position/Activity : Opposed. Testimony . Issue Brief .
Status : Failed to pass.
 
SB-338  Hire Heroes Program (Cowles, Rob) Creating the Hire Heroes program to provide transitional jobs to veterans and granting rule-making authority.  AB-422  (Horlacher, Cody)
WCC Position/Activity : Monitored.
Status : AB-422 enacted into law as 2017 Wisconsin Act 195 . Act Memo .
 
SB-408  Firearm Purchases (Darling, Alberta) Furnishing, purchasing, or possessing a firearm for a person who is prohibited from possessing a firearm, mandatory minimum sentences for individuals who commit certain firearm violations, and providing criminal penalties.  AB-524 (Sanfelippo, Joe)
WCC Position/Activity : Monitored.
Status : SB-408 enacted into law as 2017 Wisconsin Act 145 . Act Memo .
 
SB-416  FoodShare Pilot Program (Harsdorf, Sheila) FoodShare healthy eating incentive pilot program and making an appropriation. AB-501  (Rohrkaste, Michael)
WCC Position/Activity : Supported.
Status : Failed to pass.
 
SB-444  Driver Ed (Johnson, LaTonya) Driver education instruction on human trafficking.  AB-540  (Kleefisch, Joel)
WCC Position/Activity : Supported.
Status : Failed to pass.
 
SB-514   Integrated Employment  (Tiffany, Tom) Competitive integrated employment of persons with a disability and granting rule-making authority.  AB-625 (Edming, James)
WCC Position/Activity : Monitored.
Status : AB-625 enacted into law as 2017 Wisconsin Act 178 . Act Memo .
 
SB-624  FoodShare ID Cards (Nass, Stephen) Photo identification cards for FoodShare recipients.  AB-702 (Kremer, Jesse)
WCC Position/Activity : Opposed.
Status : Failed to pass.
 
SB-637  Rental Purchase Agreements (Moulton, Terry) Regulation of rental-purchase agreements and granting rule-making authority.  AB-759  (Petryk, Warren)
Status : Failed to pass.
 
SB-706  Low-Income Tax Credit (Testin, Patrick) An income and franchise tax credit for the development of low-income housing.  AB-869 (Summerfield, Rob)
WCC Position/Activity : Monitored.
Status : AB-869 enacted into law as  2017 Wisconsin Act 176 . Act Memo .
 
AB-127  Prohibiting Ordinances Against Immigration Status (Brandtjen, Janel) Prohibiting local ordinances, resolutions, and policies that prohibit immigration status inquiries and reports to, and cooperation with, other units of government about the presence of illegal aliens, authorizing a resident of this state to commence an enforcement action, and providing a reduction in shared revenue payments. NC
WCC Position/Activity : Opposed.
Status : No legislative action.
 
JANUARY 2018 SPECIAL SESSION: WELFARE REFORM Testimony
JR8 SB1  FoodShare Hours of Participation (Kapenga, Chris) Required hours of participation in the FoodShare employment and training program. JR8 AB1 (Vos, Robin)
WCC Position/Activity : For information with concerns.
Status : AB 1 enacted into law as 2017 Wisconsin Act 263 . Act Memo .
 
JR8 SB2  FoodShare Employment (Kapenga, Chris) Statewide FoodShare employment and training program requirement for able-bodied adults. JR8 AB2 (Vos, Robin)
WCC Position/Activity : For information with concerns.
Status : AB 2 enacted into law as 2017 Wisconsin Act 264 . Act Memo .
 
JR8 SB3  FoodShare Asset Restrictions (Kapenga, Chris) Asset restrictions on eligibility for FoodShare, Wisconsin Works, and Wisconsin Shares. JR8 AB3 (Vos, Robin)
WCC Position/Activity : Opposed.
Status : AB 3 enacted into law as 2017 Wisconsin Act 269 . Act Memo .
 
JR8 SB4  Employment Screening (Kapenga, Chris) Employment screening of and employability plans for residents in public housing. JR8 AB4 (Vos, Robin)
WCC Position/Activity : Opposed.
Status : AB 4 enacted into law as 2017 Wisconsin Act 265 . Act Memo .
 
JR8 SB5  Earned Income Periodic Payments (Kapenga, Chris) Creating a pilot and permanent program for making periodic payments to eligible recipients of the earned income tax credit and making an appropriation.  JR8 AB5 (Vos, Robin)
WCC Position/Activity : Supported.
Status : AB 5 enacted into law as 2017 Wisconsin Act 270 . Act Memo .
 
JR8 SB6  Wisconsin Works Performance Payment (Kapenga, Chris) Payments based on performance for Wisconsin Works and FoodShare employment and training program contractors. JR8 AB6 (Vos, Robin)
WCC Position/Activity : Monitored.
Status : AB 6 enacted into law as 2017 Wisconsin Act 266 . Act Memo .
 
JR8 SB7  Success Contracting (Kapenga, Chris) Pay for success contracting, establishment of pay for success trust fund, and making an appropriation. JR8 AB7 (Vos, Robin)
WCC Position/Activity : Supported.
Status : AB 7 enacted into law as 2017 Wisconsin Act 267 . Act Memo .
 
JR8 SB10  FoodShare ID (Nass, Stephen) Photo identification cards for FoodShare recipients.  JR8 AB10   (Kremer, Jesse)
WCC Position/Activity : Opposed.
Status : Failed to pass.
 
CRIMINAL JUSTICE
Issue Brief                                                     
 
SB-053  Offense Expungement (Vukmir, Leah) Expungement of certain offenses committed before the age of 25 and making an appropriation.  AB-093 (Sanfelippo, Joe)
WCC Position/Activity : Supported.
Status : Failed to pass.
 
SB-061  Asset Forfeiture (Craig, David) Forfeiture of property seized in relation to a crime.  AB-122 (Tauchen, Gary)
WCC Position/Activity : Monitored.
Status : An amended SB-61 enacted as  2017 Wisconsin Act 211 . Act Memo . 
 
SB-264  DOC Inmate Work Release (Feyen, Daniel) Work release for inmates in Department of Corrections contracted facilities.  AB-345 (Schraa, Michael)
WCC Position/Activity : Monitored.
Status : AB-345 enacted into law as 2017 Wisconsin Act 89 . Act Memo .
 
SB-308  Patronizing a Prostitute (Feyen, Daniel) Patronizing a prostitute and providing a criminal penalty.  AB-400 (Kleefisch, Joel)
WCC Position/Activity : Monitored.
Status : SB-308 enacted into law as 2017 Wisconsin Act 131 . Act Memo .
 
SB-339  Huber Release (Feyen, Daniel) Huber release for probationers confined in a county jail or county house of correction pending disposition of revocation proceedings.  AB-424  (Tusler, Ron)
WCC Position/Activity : Monitored.
Status : SB-339 enacted into law as 2017 Wisconsin Act 199 . Act Memo .
 
SB-456  Wrongfully Imprisoned Claims (Wanggaard, Van) Claims by and treatment of wrongfully imprisoned persons and making appropriations.  AB-548  (Kooyenga, Dale) 
WCC Position/Activity : Supported. Testimony .
Status : Failed to pass.
 
SB-550  Juvenile Court Jurisdiction (Petrowski, Jerry) The age at which a person is subject to juvenile court jurisdiction and making appropriations.  AB-660  (Born, Mark)
WCC Position/Activity : Supported. Testimony.
Status : Failed to pass.
 
AB-112  Treatment and Diversion Grants (Legislative Council) Grants for treatment and diversion programs. NC
WCC Position/Activity : Monitored.
Status : Enacted into law as 2017 Wisconsin Act 351 . Act Memo .
 
AB-331  Record Expungement (Steffen, David) Expungement of records of certain crimes. NC
WCC Position/Activity : Supported.
Status : Failed to pass.
 
JANUARY 2017 SPECIAL SESSION: OPIOID ABUSE
SSSB-002  TAD Programs (Senate Organization) Treatment and diversion programs and making appropriations.  SSAB-002 (Nygren, John)
WCC Position/Activity : Supported.
Status : SSAB-002 enacted into law as 2017 Wisconsin Act 32 . Act Memo .
 
STEWARDSHIP                                                                                
                  
SB-395  Nonferrous Mining (Tiffany, Tom) The regulation of nonferrous metallic mining, prospecting, exploration, and bulk sampling, repealing administrative rules relating to wetlands, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation.  AB-499 (Hutton, Rob)
WCC Position/Activity : Monitored.
Status : AB-499 enacted into law as 2017 Wisconsin Act 134 Act Memo .
 
INSTITUTIONAL CONCERNS                                                 
 
SB-764  IRS References Update (Marklein, Howard) Updating references to the Internal Revenue Code relating to certain individual income tax provisions, limiting the income tax deduction for certain tuition payments, clarifying the duties of the College Savings Program Board, a sales and use tax exemption for title holding entities for certain tax-exempt charitable organizations, and computing depletion for income and franchise tax purposes.  AB-910 (Kooyenga, Dale)
WCC Position/Activity : Supported.
Status : Failed to pass.
 
AB-118  Burial Sites (Legislative Council) Disclosure of burial sites located on residential real estate and various changes relating to the preservation and disturbance of burial sites. NC
WCC Position/Activity : Monitored.
Status : Enacted into law as 2017 Wisconsin Act 222 . Act Memo .
 
MISCELLANEOUS                                                                        
 
SB-030  Executive Budget (Joint Finance) State finances and appropriations, constituting the executive budget act of the 2017 legislature.  AB-064 (Joint Finance)
WCC Position/Activity Issue Brief .
Status : AB-64 enacted into law as 2017 Wisconsin Act 59 . Act Memo .
 
SB-720  Bingo and Raffles (Law Revision Committee) Various changes to bingo and raffles (suggested as remedial legislation by the Department of Administration).  AB-002  (Ott, Jim).
AB-841 (Law Revision Committee).
WCC Position/Activity : Monitored.
Status : AB-841 enacted into law as 2017 Wisconsin Act 361 . Act Memo .

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