Capitol Update

December 18, 2015Like us on Facebook

Contents Include:
1.  WCC Supports Compensating the Wrongfully Imprisoned
2.  New Bills of Interest
3.  Websites of Interest
WCC Supports Compensating the Wrongfully Imprisoned
The WCC submitted testimony in support of Senate Bill 322 (Sen. Van Wangaard, R-Racine) and Assembly Bill 460 (Rep. Dale Kooyenga, R-Brookfield) at public hearings on October 16 before the Senate Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety and the Assembly Committee on State Affairs and Government Operations, respectively.  The bills would increase the amount of compensation given to innocent individuals who are wrongfully imprisoned by the State of Wisconsin, from a maximum of $25,000 to a maximum of $1 million.  They would also provide health care benefits for up to 10 years and transitional services.  No further action was taken on either bill by the two committees.
New Bills of Interest
AB-581 Vocational Teaching Licenses (Knodl, Daniel (R)) Licenses to teach vocational education subjects. Referred to Assembly Education
AB-597 Alcohol and Other Drug Assessments (Krug, Scott (R)) Alcohol and other drug assessments in counties and correctional institutions and making an appropriation. Referred to Assembly Corrections
AB-599 Community Services Grants (Krug, Scott (R)) Grants for community services t o reduce recidivism and making an appropriation. Referred to Assembly Corrections
AB-602 Private School Accrediting (Katsma, Terry (R)) Accrediting entities for private schools participating in a parental choice program. Referred to Assembly Education

Websites of Interest

2015-16 Session Schedule 

Senate Directory 

Assembly Directory 

Senate Committees 

Assembly Committees 

Weekly Schedule of Committee Activities 

Who Are My Legislators or type your address in the top right hand corner of the Legislature's Home Page: http://legis.wisconsin.gov/ 

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