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Terese Berceau

Terese Berceau (Dem.), 77th Assembly District

Born Green Bay, August 23, 1950. B.S. UW-Madison 1973; graduate studies in Urban and Regional planning UW-Madison. Staff, UW-Madison Robert M. La Follette School; staff, Wis. Counties Assn.; real estate sales; substitute teacher. Member: Dane Co. Dem. Party; Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin; League of Conservation Voters. Former member: Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center Bd.; Greater Madison Convention and Visitors Bureau Bd.; Gov.’s Coun. on Domestic Abuse. Recipient: Wis. Coalition Against Domestic Violence Legislative Champion Award 2010; Wis. Women’s Network Stateswoman of the Year 2006; Wis. League of Conservation Voters Award 2002-2010; Wis. Council of the Blind Legislator of the Year 2005; Wis. Coalition Against Sexual Assault Voices of Courage Award 2005; Wis. Alliance of Cities Urban Families Recognition 2004; Domestic Abuse Intervention Services Certificate of Recognition 2004; Wis. Coalition Against Domestic Violence “DV Diva” Award 2003; Domestic Abuse Intervention Service Public Service Award 2002; National Alliance for the Mentally Ill – Dane County Community Action Citizen Award 2003. City of Madison Community Development Authority (chp. 1989-92); Dane Co. Bd. of Supervisors 1992-2000.

Elected to Assembly since 1998. Biennial committee assignments: 2015 — Campaigns and Elections (also 2013); Colleges and Universities (also 2013); Insurance (also 2013); Jt. Legis. Audit; Jt. Legis. Coun. Steering Com. for Symposia Series on Supporting Early Healthy Brain Development. 2013 — State and Local Finance; Jt. Survey Com. on Retirement Systems; Jt. Legislative Council.

Telephone: Office: (608) 266-3784; District: (608) 225-8193.
E-mail: Rep.Berceau@legis.wisconsin.gov
Web site: http://www.terese.org
Voting address: Madison 53711.
Mailing address: Office: Room 104 North, State Capitol, P.O. Box 8952, Madison 53708.

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Op Ed: GOP Attacks Threaten UW Free Speech
Op Ed

GOP Attacks Threaten UW Free Speech

Liberal and conservative professors, students must be able to discuss any issues.

The State of Politics: Will Lawmakers Dare Raise Beer Tax?
The State of Politics

Will Lawmakers Dare Raise Beer Tax?

Two Democrats propose first increase in 47 years. It may be a lonely crusade.

Legislature Resists Background Checks for Guns

Legislature Resists Background Checks for Guns

18 states require them, 85% of state residents support them, but Walker, GOP resist.

Congress: Whose side are you on – The people’s or terrorists’?
Press Release

Congress: Whose side are you on – The people’s or terrorists’?

Rep. Terese Berceau, Rep. Melissa Sargent, Rep. Lisa Subeck, and Rep. Chris Taylor released the following joint statement.

State Assembly Congratulates the City of Madison on Achieving Platinum Status as a Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists
Press Release

State Assembly Congratulates the City of Madison on Achieving Platinum Status as a Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists

Madison achieved this honor in recognition of the city’s impressive bike paths and bike lanes, strong its partnerships with Trek and B-Cycle, its many cycling amenities, and the welcoming nature of Wisconsin’s capital city to cyclists.

Recent Republican Campaign Finance Changes Open Door to Corruption
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Recent Republican Campaign Finance Changes Open Door to Corruption

Reps. Barca and Berceau to Introduce Bill to Restore Transparency to Campaign Finance Laws

Assembly Democrats Urge Gov. Walker to Veto Assembly Bill 387 and Assembly Bill 388
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Assembly Democrats Urge Gov. Walker to Veto Assembly Bill 387 and Assembly Bill 388

Bills Will Have a Devastating Impact on Wisconsin’s Tradition of Clean, Open and Transparent Government

Berceau, Public Interest Groups Offer Bill to Shine Light on Big Money in Campaigns
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Berceau, Public Interest Groups Offer Bill to Shine Light on Big Money in Campaigns

Berceau noted that no one is asking for more secret, unlimited corporate money in elections.

Representative Lisa Subeck Circulates Bill Banning Semiautomatic Weapons
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Representative Lisa Subeck Circulates Bill Banning Semiautomatic Weapons

Semiautomatic assault weapons are a class of firearms that are designed to kill large numbers of people quickly.

The State of Politics: SafeRide Program Cuts Drunk Driving Deaths
The State of Politics

SafeRide Program Cuts Drunk Driving Deaths

Tavern League program take keys away from drunk customers, helped cut fatalities in half.

Op-Ed: WEDC Leaders Resist Reforming Troubled Agency
Op-Ed

WEDC Leaders Resist Reforming Troubled Agency

Top brass of jobs agency miss opportunity to apologize and fix problems.

Gun Bills Fail, Shots Fly

Gun Bills Fail, Shots Fly

Chief Flynn implores legislature to pass bill targeting illegal gun possession. Will Republicans respond?

Pregnancy Protection Package introduced into Assembly
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Pregnancy Protection Package introduced into Assembly

3 bills would ensure pregnant women retain their rights

Bill Requiring Background Check On Gun Buyers Won’t Pass

Bill Requiring Background Check On Gun Buyers Won’t Pass

92% of poll respondents favor it, but a high percentage of Wisconsin legislators disagree.

Rep. Richards Reaffirms Call to Pass Universal Background Checks Law
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Rep. Richards Reaffirms Call to Pass Universal Background Checks Law

Today, Rep. Jon Richards (D-Milwaukee) reaffirmed his call for a public hearing and passage of his bill to require criminal background checks for all firearms transactions in Wisconsin.

Republicans Back Anti-Gun Bill

Republicans Back Anti-Gun Bill

Mandatory three-year term for illegal gun possession has support of Flynn and Barrett. But will it pass?

Rep. Barca announces Democratic committee assignments for upcoming legislative session
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Rep. Barca announces Democratic committee assignments for upcoming legislative session

Today Assembly Democratic Leader Peter Barca (D-Kenosha) announced the Assembly Democratic members of the standing and joint committees for the 2013-2014 legislative session.