After State Budget, Governor Signs 15 Bills Into Law

Since signing the 2021-2023 state budget into law on July 8, Governor Tony Evers (D) has signed 15 other bills, including the following notable acts:

  • Assembly Bill 406: Requires the lowest schedule of unemployment insurance contribution rates to remain in effect through the end of calendar year 2023, regardless of the cash balance of the state’s unemployment reserve fund. Enacted as 2021 Act 59
  • Senate Bill 15: Lowers the age of eligibility for a motor vehicle instruction permit from 15 years and six months to 15 years. Lengthens the period during which it is valid from 12 months to 18 months. Increases the number of behind-the-wheel practice hours that an individual under the age of 18 must have accumulated before obtaining a driver’s license from 30 to 50. Enacted as 2021 Act 64
  • Senate Bill 70: Requires the Department of Revenue to display information on its website regarding how general purpose revenues are collected and spent. Enacted as 2021 Act 66
  • Senate Bill 174: Increases the time period for certain expenditures that can be made by a tax incremental district in an electronics and information technology manufacturing zone. Enacted as 2021 Act 68
  • Senate Bill 160: Creates requirements for insurance data security, requiring any person or entity that is licensed, registered, or authorized with the Office of the Commissioner of Insurance to develop an information security program in order to protect its information systems and nonpublic information. Enacted as 2021 Act 73

Gov. Evers has also signed the following bills into law:

  • AB 121: Relating to practicing hair braiding without a license. Enacted as 2021 Act 60
  • AB 56: Relating to distribution of the aid payment for personal property upon termination of a tax incremental district. Enacted as 2021 Act 61
  • AB 163: Relating to the authority to shoot a beaver or muskrat causing damage to a highway. Enacted as 2021 Act 62
  • SB 14: Relating to justices or judges authorized to officiate a marriage. Enacted as 2021 Act 63
  • SB 66: Relating to voice recordings of testimony that forms the basis of an application for a search warrant. Enacted as 2021 Act 65
  • SB 84: Relating to the private on-site wastewater treatment system replacement or rehabilitation grant program and a septage characterization study. Enacted as 2021 Act 67
  • SB 187: Relating to village officers serving as village employees. Enacted as 2021 Act 69
  • SB 269: Relating to the weight limit for utility terrain vehicles. Enacted as 2021 Act 70
  • SB 329: Relating to the practice of athletic training. Enacted as 2021 Act 71
  • SB 24: Relating to prohibiting the out-of-home placement of a child with a person with a record of a crime against a child. Enacted as 2021 Act 72

Click here to read more about the state budget signed by the governor and here to read more about bills that the governor vetoed recently.