1. WCC Supports Prohibiting Abortions on Pain-Capable Unborn Children
2. Joint Finance Committee Close to Finishing Budget
3. New Bills of Interest
4. Websites of Interest
WCC Supports Prohibiting Abortions on Pain-Capable Unborn Children
Before a joint hearing of the Senate and Assembly committees on health, the WCC testified insupport of companion bills Senate Bill 179 (Sen. Mary Lazich, R-New Berlin) and Assembly Bill 237 (Rep. Jesse Kremer, R-Kewaskum), which would prohibit the abortion of an unborn child considered capable of experiencing pain, except to save the life of the mother. Readers can view the entire hearing, which ran over five hours, here.
Joint Finance Committee Close to Finishing Budget
The Joint Finance Committee (JFC) did not meet this week, but is expected to meet next week. Once the JFC completes its work on the budget, the Update will provide a review.
New Bills of Interest
SB-191 Child Care Center License (Moulton, Terry (R)) Requiring a person who provides care for children without compensation to obtain a child care center license. Referred to Senate Health and Human Services
SB-193 Pupil Exam Opt Out (Stroebel, Duey (R)) Allowing a pupil's parent or guardian to opt out of certain statewide examinations and providing information about mandatory pupil examinations. Referred to Senate Education Reform
AB-237 20-Week Abortion Ban (Kremer, Jesse (R)) requiring a determination of probable postfertilization age of an unborn child before abortion, prohibiting abortion of an unborn child considered capable of experiencing pain, informed consent, abortion reporting, granting rulemaking authority, and providing a criminal penalty. Referred to Assembly Health
AB-239 Pupil Exam Opt Out (Thiesfeldt, Jeremy (R)) Allowing a pupil's parent or guardian to opt out of certain statewide examinations and providing information about mandatory pupil examinations. Referred to Assembly Education
AB-244 Grocery Stores (Subeck, Lisa (D)) An income and franchise tax credit for grocery stores in underserved areas and requiring the exercise of rule-making authority. Referred to Assembly Ways and Means
AB-245 FoodShare Employment and Training (Subeck, Lisa (D)) Permitting a nutrition class to be an appropriate activity under the FoodShare employment and training program. Referred to Assembly Public Benefits Reform
AB-252 Sexual Assault Statute of Limitations (Kerkman, Samantha (R)) Statute of limitations for second-degree or third-degree sexual assault. Referred to Assembly Judiciary