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Capitol Update
December 10, 2019Like us on Facebook
Contents Include:
1. CORRECTION: Governor Evers Signs Human Trafficking Bill
2. Governor Evers Signs Homeless Shelter Bill
3. Upcoming Hearings of Interest
4. New Bills of Interest
 
CORRECTION: Governor Evers Signs Human Trafficking Bill
The November 25 Capitol Update incorrectly described Assembly Bill 22 (Rep. Jeremy Thiesfeldt, R-Fond du Lac), which Governor Evers signed into law as 2019 Wisconsin Act 27 .  The bill requires that commercial motor vehicle driver education provide instruction in the recognition and prevention of human trafficking.  The WCC supported the bill.
 
Governor Evers Signs Homeless Shelter Bill
Last month, Governor Evers signed Assembly Bill 52 , which grants admission to unaccompanied 17-year-old minors to a shelter or transitional living program ( 2019 Wisconsin Act 22 ).  The WCC supported the bill.
 
Upcoming Hearings of Interest
(N.B. Only bills of interest are flagged.  In most cases, committees will be considering other bills as well.)
 
Senate Committee on Labor & Regulatory Reform, 10:30 am, Tue, Dec 17, 411-S
SB-151  Immigration Policy Prohibition (Nass, Steve) 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.
 
New Bills of Interest
SB-586 Child Placement (Jacque, André) Legal custody and physical placement factors for a child of a service member. Referred to Senate Committee on Universities, Technical Colleges, Children & Families
 
SB-590 Drug Immunity (Olsen, Luther) Immunity from revocation of probation, parole, or extended supervision for certain controlled substance offenses. AB-651 (Nygren, John)
 
SB-592 Prisoner Medication (Darling, Alberta) Providing medication and a valid prescription to a prisoner upon release. AB-653 (Brooks, Rob)
 
SB-596 FMLA (Ringhand, Janis) The establishment of a family and medical leave insurance program; family leave to care for a grandparent, grandchild, or sibling and for the active duty of a family member; the employers that are required to allow an employee to take family or medical leave; creating an individual income tax deduction for certain family or medical leave insurance benefits; allowing a local government to adopt ordinances requiring employers to provide leave benefits; providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures; providing an exemption from rule-making procedures; granting rule-making authority; making an appropriation; and providing a penalty. AB-666 (Pope, Sondy)
 
SB-610 Child Abuse Reports (Testin, Patrick) Disclosure of child abuse and neglect reports and records. Referred to Senate Committee on Universities, Technical Colleges, Children & Families
 
SB-614 Raffles (Kapenga, Chris) Licensure of local organizations to conduct raffles. Referred to Senate Committee on Government Operations, Technology, & Consumer Protection
 
AB-641 Living Center Grants (Krug, Scott) Grants to independent living centers and making an appropriation. Referred to Assembly Aging and Long-Term Care
 
AB-642 Household Tax Credit (Sargent, Melissa) Creating a nonrefundable individual income tax credit based on the federal tax credit for certain expenses for household and dependent care services and sunsetting a deduction based on the same expenses. Referred to Assembly Ways and Means
 
AB-650 Peer Recovery Reimbursement (Nygren, John) Reimbursement for peer recovery coach services under the Medical Assistance program and coordination and continuation of care following an overdose. Referred to Assembly Substance Abuse and Prevention
 
AB-656 Adoption Program (Vining, Robyn) The Wisconsin Adoption and Permanency Support program and making an appropriation. Referred to Joint Committee on Finance
 
AB-657 Sibling Connection Scholarships (Subeck, Lisa) Scholarships for sibling connections and making an appropriation. Referred to Assembly Children and Families
 
AB-658 Child Adoption (Subeck, Lisa) Adoption of children in foster care and making an appropriation. Referred to Joint Committee on Finance
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