Capitol Update
July 9, 2019Like us on Facebook
Contents Include:
1. Governor Evers Signs State Budget
2. Upcoming Hearings of Interest
3. New Bills of Interest
Governor Evers Signs State Budget
On July 3, Governor Evers signed the state budget ( 2019 Wisconsin Act 9 ), after making 78 line-item vetoes and increasing funding for public education.  A future Capitol Update will provide an overview of the final budget.  Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) has indicated, however, that Assembly Republicans may seek to override some of the Governor's vetoes once they resume their session in September.
Upcoming Hearings of Interest
(N.B. Only bills of interest are flagged.  In most cases, committees will be considering other bills as well.)
Speaker's Task Force on Water Quality, 1:00 pm, Thu, Jul 11, Ives Grove Auditorium
Invited Testimony:
  • Val Klump - UW Milwaukee School of Freshwater Sciences
  • Frank Masters - Agricultural Chemical Cleanup Program
  • Vanessa Wishart - MEG and Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District
  • Dean Amhaus - The Water Council and Alliance for Water Stewardship
  • Monte Osterman - Racine County Initiatives
New Bills of Interest
SB-301 CCAP Information (Craig, Dave) The availability of information on crimes through the consolidated court automation program. Referred to Senate Committee on Judiciary & Public Safety AB-322 (Sanfelippo, Joe)
SB-308 Gender-Related Discrimination (Carpenter, Tim) Discrimination in employment, housing, public accommodations, education, insurance coverage, jury duty, and the receipt of mental health or vocational rehabilitation services. Referred to Senate Committee on Government Operations, Technology, & Consumer Protection AB-319 (Spreitzer, Mark)
SB-309 Contraceptives (Johnson, LaTonya) Requiring coverage of the dispensing of an extended supply of contraceptives. Referred to Senate Committee on Health & Human Services AB-330 (Shankland, Katrina)
SB-311 Threat to Use Weapon (Bewley, Janet) Threat to use a dangerous weapon on school property to injure or kill a person and providing a penalty. Referred to Senate Committee on Judiciary & Public Safety
AB-304 Pharmacist Prescriptions (Kitchens, Joel) Permitting pharmacists to prescribe certain contraceptives, extending the time limit for emergency rule procedures, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, granting rule-making authority, and providing a penalty. Referred to Assembly Health
AB-312 Transgender Equality Task Force (Sargent, Melissa) Establishing a task force to study the legal and societal barriers to equality for transgender, intersex, nonbinary, and gender nonconforming individuals. Referred to Assembly State Affairs
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