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Governor Walker Signs Bills to Create and Expand Outdoor Recreation, Attract Talent to Wisconsin, and Improve Medical Assistance

93 bills signed into law at the Wisconsin State Capitol

By - Apr 16th, 2018 05:37 pm

MADISON – Governor Scott Walker signed bills into law expanding outdoor recreational activities across the state, creating an interagency talent attraction campaign to bring millennials, Wisconsin alumni, and transitioning veterans back to Wisconsin, and a number of bills to help address medical assistance needs in Wisconsin today at the Wisconsin State Capitol. Governor Walker signed a total of 93 bills into law today.

Assembly Bill 029 – This legislation makes changes to the face-to-face client contact requirements for social worker licensure. Authored by the Joint Committee for Review of Administrative Rules the bill passed the Senate on a voice vote and was concurred by the Assembly on a vote of 96-0. It is Act 356.

Assembly Bill 030 – This legislation requires the Marriage and Family Therapy, Professional Counseling, and Social Work Examining Board to promulgate rules establishing examination requirements for certification and licensure by the board. Authored by the Joint Committee for Review of Administrative Rules, the bill passed the Assembly on a voice vote and was concurred by the Senate on a voice vote. It is Act 357

Senate Bill 052 – This legislation removes the three-year limit on the amount of time the Department of Corrections may place certain juveniles participating in the Serious Juvenile Offender Program. Authored by Senator Leah Vukmir (R—Brookfield) and Representative Joe Sanfelippo (R—New Berlin), the bill passed the Senate on a voice vote and was concurred by the Assembly on a voice vote. It is Act 308.

Senate Bill 055 – This legislation increases the mandatory minimum sentence to five years and for certain crimes if the person has been previously convicted of one of the crimes or a crime punishable by life imprisonment. Authored by Senator Leah Vukmir (R—Brookfield) and Representative Joe Sanfelippo (R—New Berlin), the bill passed the Senate on a vote of 20-13 and was concurred by the Assembly on a voice vote. It is Act 309.

Senate Bill 056 – This legislation requires the court to impose the mandatory minimum three-year incarceration period if the person who is prohibited from possessing a firearm violated the prohibition while on probation, parole, extended supervision, or conditional release for the commission of a prior felony or violent misdemeanor. Authored by Senator Leah Vukmir (R—Brookfield) and Representative Joe Sanfelippo (R—New Berlin), the bill passed the Senate on a vote of 29-4 and was concurred by the Assembly on a voice vote. It is Act 310.

Senate Bill 058 – This legislation creates a Class E felony for taking a vehicle without the owner’s consent by force, or threat of force. Authored by Senator Leah Vukmir (R—Brookfield) and Representative Joe Sanfelippo (R—New Berlin), the bill passed the Senate on a vote of 26-7 and was concurred by the Assembly on a voice vote. It is Act 311.

Assembly Bill 085 – This legislation provides that an individual holding a local public office may be appointed to serve as an election official without having to vacate the local public office. Authored by Senator Janet Bewley (D—Ashland) and Representative Lisa Subeck (D—Madison), the bill passed the Assembly on a voice vote and was concurred by the Senate on a voice vote. It is Act 326.

Assembly Bill 112 – This legislation clarifies that tribal governments are eligible for treatment alternatives and diversion (TAD) grants administered by the Department of Justice. Introduced by the Joint Legislative Council, the bill passed the Assembly on a voice vote and was concurred by the Senate on a voice vote. It is Act 351.

Assembly Bill 114 – This legislation adds tribal judges, tribal prosecutors and tribal law enforcement officers to the laws that criminalize battery of judges, prosecutors and law enforcement officers and their family members. Introduced by the Joint Legislative Council, the bill passed the Assembly on a voice vote and was concurred by the Senate on a voice vote. It is Act 352.

Assembly Bill 120 – This legislation makes changes to the publication of legal notices. Introduced by the Joint Legislative Council, the bill passed the Assembly on a voice vote and was concurred by the Senate on a voice vote. It is Act 353.

Assembly Bill 332 – This legislation permits the annual meeting of a common or union high school district or the school board of a school district to adopt a resolution to reduce the number of signatures required on nomination papers submitted by candidates for school district officer. Authored by Senator Dan Feyen (R—Fond du Lac) and Representative Jeremy Thiesfeldt (R—Fond du Lac), the bill passed the Assembly on a voice vote and was concurred by the Senate on a voice vote. It is Act 321.

Assembly Bill 342 – This legislation increases the penalty by one felony classification level if the vehicle that is taken or driven without consent is a commercial motor vehicle and makes it a Class F felony to steal property with a value that exceeds $100,000. Authored by Senator Jerry Petrowski (R—Marathon) and Representative John Spiros (R—Marshfield), the bill passed the Assembly on a voice vote and was concurred by the Senate on a voice vote. It is Act 287.

Assembly Bill 355 – This legislation expands the definition and penalty structure of the crime of neglecting a child and creates the crime of repeated acts of neglect of the same child. Authored by Senator Rob Cowles (R—Green Bay) and Representative Cody Horlacher (R—Mukwonago), the bill passed the Assembly on a voice vote and was concurred by the Senate on a voice vote. It is Act 283.

Assembly Bill 356 – This legislation changes the renewal period from a two year to a three-year process for EMS responders. Authored by former Senator Sheila Harsdorf (R—River Falls) and Representative Jesse Kremer (R—Kewaskum), the bill passed the Assembly on a voice vote and was concurred by the Senate on a voice vote. It is Act 350.

Senate Bill 381 – This legislation requires the Department of Health Services to establish rules and policies for access to complex rehabilitation technology by complex needs patients who are recipients of Medical Assistance. Authored by Senator Rob Cowles (R—Green Bay) and Representative David Steffen (R—Green Bay), the bill passed the Senate on a voice vote and was concurred by the Assembly on a voice vote. It is Act 306.

Assembly Bill 469 – This legislation changes the law on the leasing of space in self-service storage facilities and units, and disposal of personal property, for non-payment. Authored by Senator Janis Ringhand (D—Evansville) and Representative Peter Barca (D—Kenosha), the bill passed the Assembly on a voice vote and was concurred by the Senate on a voice vote. It is Act 325.

Assembly Bill 477 – This legislation incorporates the remaining administrative provisions regarding supplemental aid for school districts with a large area into the statutes. Authored by Senator Tom Tiffany (R—Hazelhurst) and Representative Jeffrey Mursau (R—Crivitz), the bill passed the Assembly on a voice vote and was concurred by the Senate on a voice vote. It is Act 300.

Senate Bill 483 – This legislation makes changes to robotics league grants to expand eligibility by allowing students grades 6-8 to be on these teams. Authored by Senator Steve Nass (R—Whitewater) and Representative Adam Neylon (R—Pewaukee), the bill passed the Senate on a voice vote and was concurred by the Assembly on a voice vote. It is Act 315.

Assembly Bill 488 – This legislation repeals the requirement that DPI release examinations that were administered and instead permits individuals to request practice or sample examinations at any time. Authored by Senator Luther Olsen (R—Ripon) and Representative John Jagler (R—Watertown), the bill passed the Assembly on a voice vote and was concurred by the Senate on a voice vote. It is Act 335.

Assembly Bill 518 – This legislation limits the amount a condominium association may charge for providing a payoff statement or required disclosure materials, requires the disclosure of certain information in connection with a transfer of a condominium unit, and creates a procedure for a unit owner to acquire a payoff statement from an association for unpaid assessments and other amounts owed with respect to a unit. Authored by Senator Devin LeMahieu (R—Oostburg) and Representative Ron Tusler (R—Harrison), the bill passed the Assembly on a voice vote and was concurred by the Senate on a voice vote. It is Act 303.

Assembly Bill 552 – This legislation modifies the membership requirements for incorporation of a Red Arrow Club. Authored by Senator Pat Testin (R—Stevens Point) and Representative Ken Skowronski (R—Franklin), the bill passed the Assembly on a voice vote and was concurred by the Senate on a voice vote. It is Act 275.

Assembly Bill 581 – This legislation changes venue requirements for filing a temporary restraining order. Authored by former Senator Sheila Harsdorf (R—River Falls) and Representative Ron Tusler (R—Harrison), the bill passed the Assembly on a voice vote and was concurred by the Senate on a voice vote. It is Act 302.

Assembly Bill 583 – This legislation creates a sales and use tax exemption for services provided by an electric cooperative to another electric cooperative, or by a telecommunications utility to another telecommunications utility, for work performed for disaster relief. Authored by Senator Jerry Petrowski (R—Marathon) and Representative Romaine Quinn (R—Barron), the bill passed the Assembly on a voice vote and was concurred by the Senate on a vote of 32-0. It is Act 290.

Assembly Bill 584 – This legislation authorizes the Governor, during a state of emergency declared by the Governor, to waive any fee required by the state for the replacement of a permit, license, approval or other authorization for a person who resides or is headquartered in the area covered by the state of emergency. Authored by Senator Jerry Petrowski (R—Marathon) and Representative Romaine Quinn (R—Barron), the bill passed the Assembly on a voice vote and was concurred by the Senate on a voice vote. It is Act 291.

Assembly Bill 595 – This legislation specifically lists the actions that are legally allowable under customary maintenance without jeopardizing the non-conforming status of an outdoor advertising sign. Authored by Senator Dan Feyen (R—Fond du Lac) and Representative Tyler Vorpagel (R—Plymouth), the bill passed the Assembly on a voice vote and was concurred by the Senate on a voice vote. It is Act 320.

Assembly Bill 600 – This legislation allows the Town of Cable in Bayfield County to create a tax incremental district (TID) in the same manner as a city or village. Authored by Senator Jerry Petrowski (R—Marathon) and Representative Romaine Quinn (R—Baron), the bill passed the Assembly on a voice vote and was concurred by the Senate on a vote of 32-0. It is Act 292.

Assembly Bill 601 – This legislation changes the statutory maximum allowable length of a contract for Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) electronic monitoring equipment used to track certain offenders from 3 years to 7 years. Authored by Senator Van Wanggaard (R—Racine) and Representative Ed Brooks (R—Reedsburg), the bill passed the Assembly on a voice vote and was concurred by the Senate on a voice vote. It is Act 346.

Assembly Bill 605 – This legislation creates a mentored trapping license. Authored by Senator Terry Moulton (R—Chippewa Falls) and Representative Romaine Quinn (R—Barron), the bill passed the Assembly on a voice vote and was concurred by the Senate on a voice vote. It is Act 343.

Assembly Bill 607 – This legislation a person may designate a TOD beneficiary in any document, not solely in a deed. Authored by former Senator Frank Lasee (R—De Pere) and Representative Joan Ballweg (R—Markesan), the bill passed the Assembly on a voice vote and was concurred by the Senate on a voice vote. It is Act 332.

Assembly Bill 608 – This legislation allows for the delegation of certain pharmacy practices and allows the Pharmacy Board to write rules. Authored by Senator Jerry Petrowski (R—Marathon) and Representative Mike Rohrkaste (R—Neenah), the bill passed the Assembly on a voice vote and was concurred by the Senate on voice vote. It is Act 293.

Assembly Bill 617 – This legislation repeals the requirement for DWD to run the Supervised Business Initiatives program. Introduced by the Joint Legislative Audit Committee, the bill passed the Assembly on a voice vote and was concurred by the Senate on a voice vote. It is Act 354.

Assembly Bill 618 – This legislation changes audit requirements in relation to the Read to Lead Development Fund, Milwaukee County Mental Health Board, and the Local Government Property Insurance Fund. Introduced by the Joint Legislative Audit Committee, the bill passed the Assembly on a voice vote and was concurred by the Senate on a voice vote. It is Act 355.

Assembly Bill 626 – This legislation authorizes the Department of Natural Resources to establish a fall open season for hunting deer within the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore that begins before the Saturday immediately preceding the fourth Thursday in November if the season is open for hunting deer only with muzzle-loading firearms. Authored by Senator Tom Tiffany (R—Hazelhurst) and Representative Beth Myers (D—Bayfield), the bill passed the Assembly on a voice vote and was concurred by the Senate on a voice vote. It is Act 298.

Assembly Bill 627 – This legislation gives DHS greater flexibility in the use of funds for the dental reimbursement pilot program. Authored by Senator Terry Moulton (R—Chippewa Falls) and Representative Kathy Bernier (R—Lake Hallie), the bill passed the Assembly on a voice vote and was concurred by the Senate on a voice vote. It is Act 344.

Assembly Bill 650 – This legislation removes the requirement that the Department of Justice’s crime victim restitution report include the recipient’s identity and amount paid to him or her. Authored by Senator Luther Olsen (R—Ripon) and Representative Todd Novak (R—Dodgeville), the bill passed the Assembly on a voice vote and was concurred by the Senate on a voice vote. It is Act 337.

Assembly Bill 654 – This legislation requires that a Public Service Answering Point (PSAP) either have dispatchers trained to give telephone CPR instructions, or to transfer the call to another PSAP that has the trained dispatchers who can. Authored by Senator Jerry Petrowski (R—Marathon) and Representative Treig Pronschinske (R—Mondovi) the bill passed the Assembly on a vote of 95-0 and was concurred by the Senate on a vote of 32-0. It is Act 296.

Assembly Bill 655 – This legislation allows for supported decision-making agreements as another option to Guardianship. Authored by former Senator Sheila Harsdorf (R—River Falls) and Representative Kathy Bernier (R—Lake Hallie), the bill passed the Assembly on a voice vote and was concurred by the Senate on a voice vote. It is Act 345.

Assembly Bill 668 – This legislation requires bicycles operating on state trails to have a headlight and taillight that are visible from a distance of 500 feet. Authored by Senator Tom Tiffany (R—Hazelhurst) and Representative Ron Tusler (R—Harrison), the bill passed the Assembly on a voice vote and was concurred by the Senate on a voice vote. It is Act 301.

Senate Bill 668 – This legislation raises the limit on the amount of tax credits that may be certified by the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation under the historic rehabilitation tax credit from $500,000 to $3,500,000. Authored by Senator Alberta Darling (R—River Hills) and Representative Mike Rohrkaste (R—Neenah), the bill passed the Senate on a vote of 29-3 and was concurred by the Assembly on a vote of 95-0. It is Act 280.

Assembly Bill 678 – This legislation makes it illegal for a driver to fail to stop a vehicle for a federal law enforcement officer or an unmarked police vehicle that the individual knows or reasonably should know is being operated by a law enforcement officer. Authored by Senator Van Wanggaard (R—Racine) and Representative Joel Kleefisch (R—Oconomowoc), the bill passed the Assembly on a voice vote and was concurred by the Senate on a voice vote. It is Act 347.

Assembly Bill 691 – This legislation provides minimum requirements for third-party bidders as it relates to participation at mortgage foreclosure sales. Authored by Senator Luther Olsen (R—Ripon) and Representative Terry Katsma (R—Oostburg), the bill passed the Assembly on a voice vote and was concurred by the Senate on a voice vote. It is Act 339.

Senate Bill 695 – This legislation makes changes to vehicle following distances for large trucks to allow for large trucks to use a new technology called platooning, where the trucks will be closer together than current following distances permit. Authored by Senator Jerry Petrowski (R—Marathon) and Representative Mike Rohrkaste (R—Neenah), the bill passed the Senate on a voice vote and was concurred by the Assembly on a voice vote. It is Act 294.

Assembly Bill 699 – This legislation directs the Department of Transportation to designate and mark the bridge on USH 41 across the Oconto River in the city of Oconto as the “PFC Valentine T. Warrichaiet Memorial Bridge.” Authored by Senator Dave Hansen (D—Green Bay) and Representative John Nygren (R—Marinette), the bill passed the Assembly on a voice vote and was concurred by the Senate on a voice vote. It is Act 276.

Assembly Bill 731 – This legislation makes changes to qualification of newspapers to receive compensation for publication of legal notice. Authored by Senator Rob Cowles (R—Green Bay) and Representative Joel Kitchens (R—Sturgeon Bay), the bill passed the Assembly on a voice vote and was concurred by the Senate on a voice vote. It is Act 282.

Assembly Bill 732 – This legislation provides funding for the Veterans Outreach and Recovery Program which provides Veterans with crisis mental health services and case management. Authored by Senator Jerry Petrowski (R—Marathon) and Representative Mary Felzkowski (R—Irma), the bill passed the Assembly on a vote of 95-0 and was concurred by the Senate on a vote of 32-0. It is Act 295.

Assembly Bill 733 – This legislation reduces the fee required for initial occupational credentials for veterans and individuals whose family income level is below 180% of the federal poverty line. Authored by Senator Dan Feyen (R—Fond du Lac) and Representative Todd Novak (R—Dodgeville), the bill passed the Assembly on a voice vote and was concurred by the Senate on a vote of 32-0. It is Act 319.

Assembly Bill 735 – This legislation allows taxpayers to receive electronic notifications, puts measures in to protect taxpayers from identity theft, and stops companies from intentionally over-collecting sales tax. Authored by Senator Dan Feyen (R—Fond du Lac) and Representative Amy Loudenbeck (R—Clinton), the bill passed the Assembly on a voice vote and was concurred by the Senate on a vote of 32-0. It is Act 324.

Assembly Bill 748 – This legislation would prohibit state or local governments from requiring an individual to accept any provision that is subject to a collective bargaining agreement under state or federal law. Authored by Senator Chris Kapenga (R—Delafield) and Representative Rob Hutton (R—Brookfield), the bill passed the Assembly on a vote of 56-34 and was concurred by the Senate on a vote of 18-14. It is Act 327.

Assembly Bill 752 – This legislation simplifies the application process for alcohol beverage, cigarette, and tobacco licenses and permits. Authored by Senator Jerry Petrowski (R—Marathon) and Representative Joan Ballweg (R—Markesan), the bill passed the Assembly on a voice vote and was concurred by the Senate on a voice vote. It is Act 289.

Assembly Bill 754 – This legislation eliminates a special vehicle weight provision, for the oversize overweight transportation of certain forest products. Authored by Senator Tom Tiffany (R—Hazelhurst) and Representative Rob Swearingen (R—Rhinelander), the bill passed the Assembly on a voice vote and was concurred by the Senate on a voice vote. It is Act 299.

Assembly Bill 766 – This legislation generally exempts out-of-state licensed physicians practicing at sporting events or facilities in Wisconsin from being required to be licensed in this state. Authored by Senator Howard Marklein (R—Spring Green) and Representative Adam Neylon (R—Pewaukee), the bill passed the Assembly on a voice vote and was concurred by the Senate on a voice vote. It is Act 341.

Assembly Bill 768 – This legislation specifies that for purposes of this exemption property of an authority includes property in which an authority or an entity in which the authority holds an ownership interest holds a partial ownership interest if the property is held either as part of a financing or equity plan that includes state or federal tax credits, financing, funding, or rent subsidy or for a purpose related to the conversion of a housing project to a rental or housing assistance program under a contract with the federal government. Authored by former Senator Frank Lasee (R—De Pere) and Representative Dale Kooyenga (R—Brookfield), the bill passed the Assembly on a voice vote and was concurred by the Senate on a vote of 32-0. It is Act 316.

Assembly Bill 771 – This legislation provides that if a political subdivision has in effect an ordinance that authorizes the inspection of a rental property or rental unit upon a complaint from an inspector or other employee or elected official of the political subdivision, the political subdivision must maintain a record of certain information related to inspections performed upon a complaint from an employee or official. Authored by former Senator Frank Lasee (R—De Pere) and Representative Rob Brooks (R—Saukville), the bill passed the Assembly on a vote of 58-34 and was concurred by the Senate on a vote of 18-14. It is Act 317.

Assembly Bill 774 – This legislation makes changes to the charges, rules, and practices of the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District. Authored by Senator Dave Craig (R—Town of Vernon) and Representative Joe Sanfelippo (R—New Berlin), the bill passed the Assembly on a voice vote and was concurred by the Senate on a vote of 18-14. It is Act 312.

Assembly Bill 789 – This legislation exempts pyrolysis and gasification facilities from being regulated as solid waste facilities. Authored by Senator Rob Cowles (R—Green Bay) and Representative Paul Tittl (R—Manitowoc), the bill passed the Assembly on a voice vote and was concurred by the Senate on a voice vote. It is Act 284.

Assembly Bill 804 – This legislation determines what is to be done with the earnings generated on trust fund holdings, which go to the UW – System, and permits the Board of Commissioners of Public Lands to sell lands between the board’s trust funds for the appraised value of the land. Authored by Senator Steve Nass (R—Whitewater) and Representative Tyler August (R—Lake Geneva), the bill passed the Assembly on a vote of 65-32 and was concurred by the Senate on a vote of 22-10. It is Act 314.

Assembly Bill 805 – This legislation excludes certain college-level courses offered to high school pupils enrolled in a public school from the Early College Credit Program. Authored by Senator Leah Vukmir (R—Brookfield) and Representative Dale Kooyenga (R—Brookfield), the bill passed the Assembly on a voice vote and was concurred by the Senate on a voice vote. It is Act 307.

Assembly Bill 809 – This legislation makes changes to notes, bonds, and economic development programs of the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority; homeownership mortgage loans used to refinance existing mortgages; and uses of the housing rehabilitation loan fund. Authored by Senator Alberta Darling (R—River Hills) and Representative Amy Loudenbeck (R—Clinton), the bill passed the Assembly on a voice vote and was concurred by the Senate on a voice vote. It is Act 277.

Assembly Bill 811 – This legislation directs the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation to collaborate with state agencies to develop and implement initiatives for the attraction of talent to and retention of talent in Wisconsin, including by leveraging the existing programs of state agencies for those purposes. Authored by Senator Dan Feyen (R—Fond du Lac) and Representative Mike Rohrkaste (R—Neenah), the bill passed the Assembly on a vote of 67-28 and was concurred by the Senate on vote of 17-15. It is Act 318.

Assembly Bill 812 – This legislation updates existing real estate disclosure reports. Authored by Senator Luther Olsen (R—Ripon) and Representative Cody Horlacher (R—Mukwonago), the bill passed the Assembly on a voice vote and was concurred by the Senate on a voice vote. It is Act 338.

Assembly Bill 818 – This legislation makes changes to condominium law regarding approval of condominium declaration amendments and certification of boundary changes. Authored by Senator Luther Olsen (R—Ripon) and Representative Joan Ballweg (R—Markesan), the bill passed the Assembly on a voice vote and was concurred by the Senate on a voice vote. It is Act 333.

Assembly Bill 819 – This legislation requires the Board for People with Developmental Disabilities (BPDD) to develop an employment coaching program. Authored by Senator Dan Feyen (R—Fond du Lac) and Representative John Macco (R—Ledgeview), the bill passed the Assembly on a vote of 95-0 and was concurred by the Senate on a vote of 32-0. It is Act 323.

Assembly Bill 822 – This legislation makes several changes relating to financial institutions and the Department of Financial Institutions. Authored by Senator Howard Marklein (R—Spring Green) and Representative Terry Katsma (R—Oostburg), the bill passed the Assembly on a voice vote and was concurred by the Senate on a voice vote. It is Act 340.

Assembly Bill 829 – This legislation as amended, makes various changes to Wisconsin’s fair employment law with respect to the ability of state and local licensing agencies to deny a license based on an individual’s arrest or conviction record. Authored by Senator Alberta Darling (R—River Hills) and Representative Warren Petryk (R—Eleva), the bill passed the Assembly on a voice vote and was concurred by the Senate on a voice vote. It is Act 278.

Assembly Bill 834 – This legislation allows an applicant to score at least 375 on Part III of the examination administered by the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners and to score at least 375 on Part IV of that examination in order to be granted a chiropractor license. Authored by Senator Jerry Petrowski (R—Marathon) and Representative Dale Kooyenga (R—Brookfield), the bill passed the Assembly on a voice vote and was concurred by the Senate on a voice vote. It is Act 288.

Assembly Bill 837 – This legislation makes changes to funeral director apprenticeship standards including education requirements, number of apprentices, length of apprenticeship, and supervision requirements. Authored by Senator Roger Roth (R—Appleton) and Representative Nancy VanderMeer (R—Tomah), the bill passed the Assembly on a voice vote and was concurred by the Senate on a voice vote. It is Act 304.

Assembly Bill 838 – This legislation updates state law to reflect Wisconsin court case decisions regarding property tax assessments. Authored by the Law Revision Committee, the bill passed the Assembly on a voice vote and was concurred by the Senate on a voice vote. It is Act 358.

Assembly Bill 839 – This legislation specifies that a determination of indigence is not required before the state public defender may appoint an attorney to represent a child and amends the statutes that describe the procedure for collecting attorney fees for defendants who have been determined to be indigent. Authored by the Law Revision Committee, the bill passed the Assembly on a voice vote and was concurred by the Senate on a voice vote. It is Act 359.

Assembly Bill 840 – This legislation clarifies that the Legislative Technology Services Bureau is to reconcile and compile municipal boundary information for purposes of a statewide database twice a year instead of once every ten years and makes technical updates to the statutes. Authored by the Law Revision Committee, the bill passed the Assembly on a voice vote and was concurred by the Senate on a voice vote. It is Act 360.

Assembly Bill 841– This legislation makes certain changes, recommended by DOA, to bingo and raffle law. Authored by the Law Revision Committee, the bill passed the Assembly on a voice vote and was concurred by the Senate on a voice vote. It is Act 361.

Assembly Bill 842 – This legislation clarifies employment requirements for participation in the Wisconsin Retirement System and modifies certain effective dates. Authored by the Law Revision Committee, the bill passed the Assembly on a voice vote and was concurred by the Senate on a voice vote. It is Act 362.

Assembly Bill 844 – This legislation eliminates unnecessary reporting requirements regarding federal highway moneys and makes technical changes to other statutory references. Authored by the Law Revision Committee, the bill passed the Assembly on a voice vote and was concurred by the Senate on a voice vote. It is Act 363.

Assembly Bill 845 – This legislation is a technical correction bill that removes obsolete or redundant language; corrects cross references and other language; addresses treatment of act sections of enacted bills that impact the same statutory sections; and corrects terminology and style inconsistencies. Authored by the Law Revision Committee, the bill passed the Assembly on a voice vote and was concurred by the Senate on a voice vote. It is Act 364.

Assembly Bill 846 – This legislation is a technical correction bill that removes obsolete cross references due to vetoes or repeals; corrects cross references; inserts missing words or creates consistent language. Authored by the Law Revision Committee, the bill passed the Assembly on a voice vote and was concurred by the Senate on a voice vote. It is Act 365.

Assembly Bill 847 – This legislation makes technical updates to the statutes. Authored by the Law Revision Committee, the bill passed the Assembly on a voice vote and was concurred by the Senate on a voice vote. It is Act 366.

Assembly Bill 855 – This legislation makes changes to drone regulations by local governments. Authored by Senator Dan Feyen (R—Fond du Lac) and Representative Michael Schraa (R—Oshkosh), the bill passed the Assembly on a voice vote and was concurred by the Senate on a voice vote. It is Act 322.

Assembly Bill 871 – This legislation as amended, requires DHS to create a program to reimburse hospitals and health care systems for intensive care coordination services provided to Medical Assistance recipients that are high utilizers of emergency room services. Authored by Senator Alberta Darling (R—River Hills) and Representative Jesse Rodriguez (R—Oak Creek), the bill passed the Assembly on a vote of 95-0 and was concurred by the Senate on a voice vote. It is Act 279.

Assembly Bill 872 – This legislation requires DWD to award Career and Technical Education Grants for public safety occupation training in the areas of firefighters, EMTs, or emergency medical services practitioners. Authored by Senator Luther Olsen (R—Ripon) and Representative Amy Loudenbeck (R—Clinton), the bill passed the Assembly on a vote of 97-0 and was concurred by the Senate on a vote of 32-0. It is Act 336.

Assembly Bill 876 – This legislation makes changes to early refills for prescription eye drops. Authored by Senator Roger Roth (R—Appleton) and Representative John Jagler (R—Watertown), the bill passed the Assembly on a voice vote and was concurred by the Senate on a voice vote. It is Act 305.

Assembly Bill 877 – This legislation makes changes to update what information OCI can gather from insurance companies, OCI’s confidentiality provisions, and membership on the rating committee of the Wisconsin Compensation Rating Bureau (WCRB). Authored by Senator Dave Craig (R—Town of Vernon) and Representative Cindi Duchow (R—Town of Delafield), the bill passed the Assembly on a voice vote and was concurred by the Senate on a voice vote. It is Act 313.

Assembly Bill 882 – This legislation would allow a municipality or county to enact an ordinance to allow for the towing or booting of parked cars with five or more unpaid parking tickets. Authored by Senator Duey Stroebel (R—Saukville) and Representative John Spiros (R—Marshfield), the bill passed the Assembly on a voice vote and was concurred by the Senate on a voice vote. It is Act 286.

Assembly Bill 898 – This legislation makes changes to vital records to accommodate and reflect the use of electronic records and the electronic system. Authored by Senator Luther Olsen (R—Ripon) and Representative Joan Ballweg (R—Markesan), the bill passed the Assembly on a voice vote and was concurred by the Senate on a voice vote. It is Act 334.

Assembly Bill 902 – This legislation modifies certain laws relating to the professional discipline of credential holders. Authored by Senator Chris Kapenga (R—Delafield) and Representative Joan Ballweg (R—Markesan), the bill passed the Assembly on a voice vote and was concurred by the Senate on a voice vote. It is Act 328.

Assembly Bill 903 – This legislation makes various changes to existing state statutes governing the regulation of professions and buildings and safety that are administered by DSPS. Authored by Senator Chris Kapenga (R—Delafield) and Representative Joan Ballweg (R—Markesan), the bill passed the Assembly on a voice vote and was concurred by the Senate on a voice vote. It is Act 329.

Assembly Bill 904 – This legislation makes changes to the following items regulated by DSPS: Commercial building code administration; county authority regarding certain buildings and safety requirements; carbon monoxide detection in commercial residential buildings; examination requirements for marriage and family therapy, professional counseling, and social work credentials; and, social worker training certificate term. Authored by Senator Chris Kapenga (R—Delafield) and Representative Joan Ballweg (R—Markesan), the bill passed the Assembly on a voice vote and was concurred by the Senate on a voice vote. It is Act 330.

Assembly Bill 905 – This legislation will simplify and update existing regulations, including the removal of obsolete or redundant statutory language and adding language to provide clarity. Authored by Senator Chris Kapenga (R—Delafield) and Representative Joan Ballweg (R—Markesan), the bill passed the Assembly on a voice vote and was concurred by the Senate on a voice vote. It is Act 331.

Assembly Bill 911 – This legislation ensures the Commission can continue improving the Fox River by providing a permanent $100,000 appropriation. Authored by Senator Van Wanggaard (R—Racine) and Representative Chuck Wichgers (R—Muskego), the bill passed the Assembly on a vote of 97-0 and was concurred by the Senate on a vote of 32-0. It is Act 348.

Assembly Bill 913 – This legislation would make it legal to take a catfish by bow and arrow. Authored by Senator Tom Tiffany (R—Hazelhurst) and Representative Treig Pronschinske (R—Mondovi), the bill passed the Assembly on a voice vote and was concurred by the Senate on a voice vote. It is Act 297.

Assembly Bill 917 – This legislation creates a certification program for communities to certify as being telecommuter friendly. Authored by Senator Howard Marklein (R—Spring Green) and Representative Romaine Quinn (R—Barron), the bill passed the Assembly on a voice vote and was concurred by the Senate on a voice vote. It is Act 342.

Assembly Bill 926 – This legislation would exempt routine matters of shoreline maintenance from requiring a permit on the shorelines of certain bodies of water. Authored by Senator Rob Cowles (R—Green Bay) and Representative John Nygren (R—Marinette), the bill passed the Assembly on a vote of 59-35 and was concurred by the Senate on a voice vote. It is Act 281.

Assembly Bill 941 – This legislation exempts steel and iron slag from current regulations if they are treated as “an item of value” and managed in a controlled manner. Authored by Senator Duey Stroebel (R—Saukville) and Representative Paul Tittl (R—Manitowoc), the bill passed the Assembly on a voice vote and was concurred by the Senate on a voice vote. It is Act 285.

Assembly Bill 943 – This legislation makes numerous changes to laws administered by the Department of Military Affairs. Authored by Senator Pat Testin (R—Stevens Point) and Representative Ken Skowronski (R—Franklin), the bill passed the Assembly on a vote of 93-0 and was concurred by the Senate on a vote of 32-0. It is Act 274.

Assembly Bill 952 – This legislation extends TID’s one and four in the Village of Caledonia to the year 2039. Authored by Senator Van Wanggaard (R—Racine) and Representative Thomas Weatherston (R—Caledonia), the bill passed the Assembly on a voice vote and was concurred by the Senate on a vote of 32-0. It is Act 349.

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