Gov. Scott Walker
Press Release

Governor Walker Signs Two Bills Into Law

Senate Bills 7 and 12 were signed into law today.

By - Apr 24th, 2017 10:08 am
Governor Scott Walker Signing Right to Work Legislation. Photo from Governor's Office.

Governor Scott Walker Signing Right to Work Legislation. Photo from Governor’s Office.

Madison – Governor Scott Walker signed Senate Bills 7 and 12 into law today at the Wisconsin State Capitol. Senate Bill 7 relates to expiration dates of renewed licenses to carry a concealed weapon and Senate Bill 12 relates to multiple jurisdiction health departments.

Senate Bill 7 – Modifies renewal dates for concealed carry licenses. Under current law, concealed carry licenses are valid for five years from the date of issuance. Under this bill, if a person renews a license to carry a concealed weapon before the license expires, the renewed license is valid for five years from the expiration date of the license being renewed. Authored by Senator Devin LeMahieu (R – Oostburg) and Representative Mike Kuglitsch (R – New Berlin), the bill passed the Senate on a voice vote and was concurred by the Assembly with a vote of 92-7. It is Act 5.

Senate Bill 12 – Makes a technical change to 2015 Wisconsin Act 175, which allows counties and municipalities to consolidate health departments. This bill eliminates the requirement that a governing body for a multiple jurisdiction health department use either equalized valuation or per capita determination to prepare a budget of proposed expenditures for the ensuing fiscal year. Instead, this bill requires the governing body to determine a budget in a manner agreed upon by the governing bodies of the participating entities. Authored by Senator Duey Stroebel (R – Saukville) and Representative Robert Brooks (R – Saukville), the bill passed the Senate on a voice vote and was concurred by the Assembly on a voice vote. It is Act 6.

Mentioned in This Press Release


Recent Press Releases by Gov. Scott Walker

Kimberly-Clark to Keep Cold Spring Facility Open in Wisconsin

Company, WEDC reach agreement on tax incentives that will retain nearly 400 jobs at Fox Valley facility

Governor Walker Highlights Eight Years of Reform at the 8th Annual Governor’s Small Business Summit in Pewaukee

The summit brings together leaders from across Wisconsin to discuss the challenges faced by small businesses.

Governor Walker Orders Flags to Half-Staff Honoring Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, U.S. Navy Seaman 1st Class William Bruesewitz

Bruesewitz will be buried with full military honors in Arlington National Cemetery on Friday, December 7, 2018.

Leave a Reply

You must be an Urban Milwaukee member to leave a comment. Membership, which includes a host of perks, including an ad-free website, tickets to marquee events like Summerfest, the Wisconsin State Fair and the Florentine Opera, a better photo browser and access to members-only, behind-the-scenes tours, starts at $9/month. Learn more.

Join now and cancel anytime.

If you are an existing member, sign-in to leave a comment.

Have questions? Need to report an error? Contact Us