Both houses of the Wisconsin Legislature will meet on Tuesday, September 28, to vote on a variety of matters. The Senate will convene at 11 AM, while the Assembly will convene at 1 PM.
Notably, the Senate will vote on more than 30 of Governor Tony Evers’ (D) appointments to various state agencies, boards, and commissions, including several agency heads:
- Joaquin Altoro, Executive Director of the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority
- Daniel Carlton, Administrator of the Wisconsin Ethics Commission
- Dawn Crim, Secretary of the Department of Safety and Professional Services
- Melissa Hughes, Chief Executive Officer of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation
- Randy Romanski, Secretary of the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection
- Craig Thompson, Secretary of the Department of Transportation
The Senate will also vote on companion versions of a joint resolution (Assembly Joint Resolution 80/Senate Joint Resolution 63) that describes principles and standards that Republican legislative leaders plan to use when drawing new political maps for the state based on the national census conducted last year.
Listed below are other bills that the Senate will consider. Click here for more information about the Assembly’s floor calendar for September 28.
- Senate Bill (SB) 16: Requirements for children born alive following abortion or attempted abortion and providing a penalty.
- SB 73: Relating to real estate disclosure reports.
- SB 259: Providing for the regulation and licensure of genetic counselors, creating a genetic counselors affiliated credentialing board, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, granting rule-making authority, and providing a penalty.
- SB 264: Hearing timelines for juveniles in custody.
- SB 300: Registration of pharmacy technicians, extending the time limit for emergency rule procedures, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, and granting rule-making authority.
- SB 341: Limitations of actions regarding real estate appraisal services.
- SB 345: Designating STH 21 as a Purple Heart Memorial Highway.
- SB 358: Exempting cooperative educational service agency employees from wage payment frequency requirements.
- SB 366: Grievous bodily harm to or the death of an animal and providing a penalty.
- SB 392: Certification of expanded function dental auxiliaries, extending the time limit for emergency rule procedures, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, and granting rule-making authority.
- SB 398: Special observance days in schools.
- SB 412: Ratification of the Occupational Therapy Licensure Compact, extending the time limit for emergency rule procedures, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, and granting rule-making authority.
- SB 437: Operation of unregistered vehicles.
- SB 449: Grants to schools to provide critical incident mapping data to law enforcement agencies.
- SB 488: Water supply service area plans for public water systems.
- SB 489: Procedural changes for applications under the Clean Water Fund Program and the Safe Drinking Water Loan Program.
- Assembly Bill (AB) 116/SB 103: Reimbursement of wheelchairs and power mobility devices for recipients of Medical Assistance who reside in a nursing home.
- AB 132: Immunization-related mail.
- AB 190: The responsibilities of the Law Enforcement Standards Board and disclosure of employment files when recruiting former or current officers.
- AB 220: Providing information about educational options offered in a school district.
- AB 300: Deadlines for certain Public Service Commission actions after a water public utility application for certificate of authority or approval of lead service line financial assistance is filed.
- AB 302: Meter installation or replacement projects by water utilities.
- AB 376/SB 374: A statewide urban search and rescue task force, regional emergency response teams, and making an appropriation.
- AB 378/SB 373: Making school district and school financial information available to the public.
- AB 488/SB 463: Requiring school boards to make information about learning materials and educational activities used for pupil instruction available to the public.