Capitol Update

March 7, 2016Like us on Facebook

Contents Include:
1.  Governor Signs Cemetery Modernization Bill
2.  New Bills of Interest
3.  Websites of Interest
Governor Signs Cemetery Modernization Bill
Governor Walker has signed Senate Bill 302 (Sen. Devin LeMahieu, R-Oostburg; companion Assembly Bill 410 (Rep. Joe Sanfelippo, R-New Berlin)) as 2015 Wisconsin Act 237, which will reform Wisconsin's cemeteries.   The WCC testified for information and supported the bill's amendment restoring exemptions for non-profit religious institutions.
New Bills of Interest
AB-946 Authorized Marriage Officials (Taylor, Chris (D)) Persons authorized to officiate at a marriage. Referred to Assembly Family Law

AB-955 Definition of Neglect (Billings, Jill (D)) The definition of neglect in the Children's Code. Referred to Assembly Children and Families
AB-957 Lead Testing (Taylor, Chris (D)) Testing for lead in homes of certain children and making an appropriation. Referred to Assembly Housing and Real Estate
AB-959 Spiritual Treatments (Berceau, Terese (D)) The elimination of a provision that excepts spiritual treatment of a child in the law criminalizing physical abuse of a child and in the laws governing the practice of medicine or surgery, the investigation of child abuse or neglect, the administration of psychotropic medication to juveniles in correctional custody, and the election of Christian Science treatment in lieu of medical or surgical treatment. Referred to Assembly Health
AB-968 Pharmacists Prescribe Contraceptives (Sargent, Melissa (D)) Permitting pharmacists to prescribe certain contraceptives and granting rule-making authority. Referred to Assembly Health
AB-969 Pregnancy Center False Advertising (Sargent, Melissa (D)) False advertising by limited services pregnancy centers, providing a penalty, and making an appropriation. Referred to Assembly Health
AB-970 Health Care Choice Employment Discrimination (Sargent, Melissa (D)) Employment discrimination based on personal health care choices. Referred to Assembly Workforce Development

Websites of Interest

2015-16 Session Schedule 

Senate Directory 

Assembly Directory 

Senate Committees 

Assembly Committees 

Weekly Schedule of Committee Activities 

Who Are My Legislators or type your address in the top right hand corner of the Legislature's Home Page: http://legis.wisconsin.gov/ 

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