Proposed Legislative Study Committees Distributed

Each interim summer, the Wisconsin Legislative Council provides legal and policy support to several study committees established by the Joint Legislative Council. The Joint Legislative Council co-chairs Sen. Roger Roth (R-Appleton) and Rep. Rob Brooks (R-Saukville) have distributed a list of nine proposed study committees for the 2018 interim. Joint Legislative Council members will vote by paper ballot to approve the list on April 13.

The proposed committees and corresponding chairs include committees on:

  • Bail and Conditions of Pretrial Release
    Chair: Sen. Van Wanggaard (R-Racine)
    Vice Chair: Sen. Fred Risser (D-Madison)
  • Minor Guardianship
    Chair: Rep. Jim Steineke (R-Kaukauna)
    Vice-chair: Sen. LaTonya Johnson (D-Milwaukee)
  • Child Placement and Support
    Chair: Rep. Rob Brooks
    Vice-chair: Sen. Lena Taylor (D-Milwaukee)
  • Property Tax Assessment Practices
    Chair: Sen. Luther Olsen (R-Ripon)
    Vice-chair: Rep. Scott Allen (R-Waukesha)
  • Use of Policy Body Cameras
    Chair: Sen. Patrick Testin (R-Stevens Point)
    Vice-chair: Rep. Chris Taylor (D-Madison)
  • Investment and Use of School Trust Funds
    Chair: Rep. Terry Katsma (R-Oostburg)
    Vice-chair: Sen. Lena Taylor
  • Alcohol Beverages Enforcement
    Chair: Rep. Rob Swearingen (R-Rhinelander)
    Vice-chair: Sen. Dan Feyen (R-Fond du Lac)
  • Direct Primary Care
    Chair: Sen. Alberta Darling (R-River Hills)
    Vice-chair: Rep. John Nygren (R-Marinette)
  • Identification and Management of Dyslexia
    Chair: Rep. Bob Kulp (R-Stratford)
    Vice-chair: Sen. Patty Schachtner (D-Somerset)

The 2018 legislative study committees will begin meeting this summer and work into the fall. Typically, the work completed by the study committees results in recommended legislation for the following session.