Assembly Floor Session: January 25, 2024

The Wisconsin Assembly met January 25, passed 31 bills, and adopted four resolutions. See the floor calendar here. Also this month, both houses met January 16 and the Assembly met January 18.

January will be one of the last regular floor periods of the 2023-24 legislative session. The Assembly is expected to meet several times in February and then adjourn; based on the session calendar, February 13, 15, 20, and 22 (Tuesdays and Thursdays) are the most likely dates that the Assembly would meet. The Senate is also expected to meet on one of those days in February, then meet once again in March (on 12, 13, or 14) and adjourn.

The following bills passed by unanimous roll call or voice vote unless otherwise noted:

  • AB 34 Baiting Restrictions Restrictions on baiting deer in counties based on chronic wasting disease or bovine tuberculosis.
  • AB 124 Public Zoos The definition of public zoos and aquariums for purposes of captive wildlife regulations.
  • AB 230 RV Manufacturers Recreational vehicle manufacturers, distributors, and dealers, the definition of recreational vehicles, and providing a penalty.
  • AB 270 Hunter Education Hunter education requirements for persons under the age of 18 and granting rule-making authority.
  • AB 291 Marriage Waiting Period Waiting period for marriage after divorce judgment.
  • AB 480 Farmland Preservation Tax Credits Eligibility for farmland preservation tax credits. Passed, 64-35.
  • AB 512 Hunting Dogs Hunting wild animals with the aid of a dog, dog training on wild animals, and dog trialing on wild animals in the northern portion of the state.
  • AB 579 Lake Bed Fill Use of fill in commercial waterways and Great Lakes waters.
  • AB 625 Wholesaler Licensees Office requirements for motor vehicle wholesaler licensees.
  • AB 890 Investment Program Fund of funds investment program.
  • AB 914 Bronchodilators The supply and use of short-acting bronchodilators on school premises or at a school-sponsored event.
  • AB 975 Abortion Abortion if the probable postfertilization age of an unborn child is 14 or more weeks and requiring a referendum. Passed, 53-46.
  • SB 34 Free Fishing Weekend Modifying the designation of a free fishing weekend in January.
  • SB 136 Snowmobile Trail Aid Modifying administrative rules related to supplemental aid for snowmobile trail maintenance and granting rule-making authority.
  • SB 139 Wolf Population a statewide wolf population goal.
  • SB 145 Advanced Practice Nurses Advanced practice registered nurses, extending the time limit for emergency rule procedures, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, and granting rule-making authority.
  • SB 163 DWD Council Creation Membership of the Agricultural Education and Workforce Development Council in the Department of Workforce Development.
  • SB 216 ATV Whip Lights Whip lights on all-terrain and utility terrain vehicles.
  • SB 217 ATV Passengers Passenger restrictions on all-terrain vehicles.
  • SB 222 Flood Resilience Grants A pre-disaster flood resilience grant program.
  • SB 255 Wetland Access Public access to wetlands benefitting from the in lieu fee subprogram.
  • SB 321 Child Sex Dolls Child sex dolls and providing a penalty.
  • SB 355 Utility Warning Lights Warning lights on public utility, telecommunications carrier, or cooperative vehicles.
  • SB 408 50 Piece Rule Public funds for substantially identical materials distributed by state senators and representatives to the assembly prior to a general election and providing a penalty.
  • SB 411 Fish Transportation The transportation of fish taken by hook and line.
  • SB 431 Overweight Permits Permits for the overweight transport of certain fluid milk products.
  • SB 526 EMS Board Members Adding rural emergency medical services providers to the Emergency Medical Services Board.
  • SB 531 Caller ID Caller identification spoofing, granting rule-making authority, and providing a penalty.
  • SB 668 DFI Regulations The licensing and regulation by the Department of Financial Institutions of consumer lenders, payday lenders, money transmitters, sales finance companies, collection agencies, mortgage bankers and mortgage brokers, adjustment service companies, community currency exchanges, and insurance premium finance companies; the Nationwide Multistate Licensing System and Registry; modifying and repealing rules promulgated by the Department of Financial Institutions; and granting rule-making authority.
  • SB 671 Nurse Aide Qualifications Student qualification for employment as a nurse aide.
  • SB 672 Medical Assistance Value-based purchasing arrangements under the Medical Assistance program.

The Senate Bills (SB) listed above previously passed the Senate and can be presented to the governor for his signature or veto.

The Assembly also adopted four resolutions, three recognizing School Choice Week, Sturgeon Spearing Day, and the 50th anniversary of the American Birkebeiner and a fourth “supporting the people of Iran in their quest for a democratic government.”

For more information about the 2023-24 legislative session in Wisconsin, see the following articles: