Several other bills have passed both houses of the Wisconsin Legislature are ready to be presented to Gov. Evers for his review. Per the session calendar, those bills will be automatically forwarded to the governor on November 30 if leadership does not present them sooner than that.
As for the remainder of the 2023-24 session, the Legislature has no potential floor days scheduled for December, and both houses are expected to adjourn within the first few months of 2024.
October 25, Gov. Evers announced that he had signed three bills into law:
- Act 34 restores the ability of public safety employees to collectively bargain over who will be covered by a municipal employer’s health plan.
- Act 35 adopts a change to federal tax law for Wisconsin purposes, relating to the definition of a qualifying high deductible health plan, including the exception for telehealth and other remote care services.
- Act 36 updates Wisconsin’s references to the Internal Revenue Code through 2022, affecting many policies including the Earned Income Tax Credit and various investment provisions.
November 16, Gov. Evers announced that he had signed another three bills into law:
- Act 37 creates an exemption from payday loan regulations for transactions with no finance charge or fee.
- Act 38 ratifies a collective bargaining agreement negotiated between the state and the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Association for state troopers and inspectors for the 2023-24 and 2024-25 fiscal years.
- Act 39 ratifies a collective bargaining agreement negotiated between the state and the building trades bargaining unit for fiscal year 2023-24.
The Legislature and Gov. Evers may be on track to enact fewer laws than any regular session in state history. The last 10 regular sessions, going back to 2001, have resulted in an average of 329 laws enacted. The fewest number of laws enacted was 109 in 2001-02.
For more information about the 2023-24 legislative session in Wisconsin, see the following articles:
- Evers Signs Six Bills Into Law, Totaling 39 This Session
- Senate and Assembly Floor Sessions: November 14 (Brewers Stadium, Alcohol Regulation, Special Session Bill, PFAS)
- Assembly Floor Session: November 9 (Election Policy)
- Senate and Assembly Floor Sessions: November 7 (Education, Natural Resources, Death Reporting Standards)
- Senate Floor Session: October 17 (Special Session Bill, Executive Appointments, Other Legislation)
- Assembly Floor Sessions: October 12 and 17 (Brewers Stadium Financing, Gender Transition Regulation)
- Fall 2023 Floor Period: Taxes, Child Care, and Redistricting Emerge as Key Issues
- Assembly and Senate Floor Sessions: September 12 and 14
- Governor, Speaker Create Separate AI Task Forces
- Evers Acts on 18 Bills, Vetoing Energy Source and Workforce Legislation
- Evers Signs Shared Revenue, Education Funding Bills
- Assembly Floor Session: June 21
- Senate and Assembly Floor Sessions: June 14
- Senate and Assembly Floor Sessions: June 7
- Assembly Passes Shared Revenue Bill; Acts 6-10 Signed Into Law
- Evers Signs First Acts of 2023-24 Session
- Assembly Floor Sessions: April 2023
- Senate Floor Session: April 19
- Assembly and Senate Floor Sessions: March 2023