WAFCA – Bills of Interest


 Updated: 6.6.2017

 January 2017 Special Session

Assembly Bill

Senate Bill

Topic

Status

WAFCA Position

JR7 AB2  

 

Relating to: treatment and diversion programs and making appropriations

 Concurred in

Support

JR7 AB3 

JR7 SB3

Relating to: immunity from revocation of probation, parole, or extended supervision for certain controlled substance offenses.

Available for scheduling

Monitor

JR7 AB5

JR7 SB5

Relating to: prevention and control of, emergency and involuntary commitment for, and treatment programs and services for drug dependence.

In Senate - avail for scheduling

Monitor

JR7 AB6 

 

JR7 SB6

Relating to: authorizing the director of the Office of Educational Opportunity in the University of Wisconsin System to contract for the operation of a recovery charter school, insurance coverage of mental health treatment provided by a recovery charter school, and making appropriations.

Concurred in

Support

JR7 AB7

JR7 SB7

Relating to: grants to establish and expand graduate training in an addiction specialty and making an appropriation.

Concurred in

Monitor

JR7 AB8

JR7 SB8

Relating to: creating additional opioid treatment programs and making an appropriation.

Concurred in

Monitor

JR7 AB11

JR7 SB11 

Relating to: mental health training program and making an appropriation.

Concurred in

Support

 

2017-18 Wisconsin Assembly Bills (Wisconsin Legislature)

Bill Number

Topic

Status

WAFCA Position

2017 AB 25

Relating to: child labor permits and modifying references to child labor in the statutes. (FE)

Enrolled

Monitor

2017 AB 29

Relating to: practice requirement for licensure as a clinical social worker. (FE)

Regulatory Licensing Reform

Monitor

2017 AB 30

 

Relating to: examinations for certification or licensure by the Marriage and Family Therapy, Professional Counseling, and Social Work Examining Board and requiring the exercise of rule-making authority.

Regulatory Licensing Reform

 

Monitor

2017 AB 37

Relating to: increasing the rate paid to private attorneys for representing indigent clients. (FE)

Judiciary

Monitor

2017 AB 47

 

Relating to: material misstatements on applications for certain credentials and providing a criminal penalty. (FE)

Regulatory Licensing Reform

Monitor

2017 AB 64

BUDGET

Relating to: state finances and appropriations, constituting the executive budget act of the 2017 legislature.

Finance

 

2017 AB 76

 

Relating to: lead testing and disclosures for certain rental properties.

Housing and Real Estate

 

Monitor

2017 AB 79

 

Relating to: mandatory reporting of child abuse and neglect by juvenile correctional officers.

Concurred in SB 35

 

Support

2017 AB 90

 

Relating to: acts for which a juvenile may be placed in correctional placement or the Serious Juvenile Offender Program. (FE)

Corrections

 

Monitor

2017 AB 93

Relating to: expungement of certain offenses committed before the age of 25 and making an appropriation. (FE)

Judiciary

Monitor

2017 AB 102

 

Relating to: creation of a committee to study the model used by the state of Missouri to provide rehabilitation for juveniles adjudicated delinquent who are in need of restrictive custodial treatment and to prepare a plan for the development and implementation of a similar model for the rehabilitation of such juveniles in this state.

Corrections

 

Monitor

2017 AB 112

 

Relating to: grants for treatment and diversion programs.

Corrections

 

Monitor

2017 AB 113

 

Relating to: the collection and sharing of information regarding an Indian child relinquished under the safe haven law and restoration of physical custody of an Indian child less than 11 days of age to a parent.

Children and Families

 

Monitor

2017 AB 115

 

Relating to: the authority of the departments of administration, children and families, workforce development, justice, and health services to allocate federal grant money for civil legal aid.

In Senate

 

Monitor

2017 AB 186

Relating to: prosecuting a person under the age of 18 with committing an act of prostitution.

Children and Families

Monitor

2017 AB 193

 

Relating to: requiring an employer to provide reasonable break time for an employee who is breast-feeding her child to express breast milk for the child. (FE)

Small Business Development

Monitor

2017 AB 208

Relating to: changing the individual income tax deduction eligibility requirements for certain adoption-related expenses.

Children and Families

Monitor

2017 AB 234

 

 

Relating to: creating an Interagency Council on Homelessness and making an appropriation. (FE)

Workforce Development, Military Affairs and Senior Issues

Support

2017 AB 235

 

Relating to: housing grants. (FE)

 

Workforce Development, Military Affairs and Senior Issues

Monitor

2017 AB 236

 

Relating to: waiting lists for housing choice vouchers. (FE)

 

Workforce Development, Military Affairs and Senior Issues

Monitor

2017 AB 237

 

Relating to: grants to municipalities to connect homeless individuals with permanent employment and making an appropriation. (FE)

Workforce Development, Military Affairs and Senior Issues

Monitor

2017 AB 238

Relating to: work requirements for recipients of vouchers under the federal Housing Choice Voucher Program. (FE)

In Senate

Monitor

2017 AB 239

 

Relating to: creating a refundable individual income tax credit to provide assistance to young adults and making an appropriation. (FE)

Finance

 

Support

2017 AB 241

Relating To: Relating to: mitigating the benefit drop-off in Wisconsin Shares. (FE)

In Senate

Support

2017 AB 242

Relating to: substance abuse screening, testing, and treatment requirements for certain work experience programs, providing an exemption from emergency rule-making procedures, and requiring the exercise of rule-making authority. (FE)

In Senate

Monitor

2017 AB 287

Relating to: sober living residences and making an appropriation. (FE)

Health

Monitor

2017 AB 288

Relating to: eligibility for a job access loan to repair or purchase a vehicle. (FE)

Workforce Development

Monitor

2017 AB 290

Relating to: the authority for counties to enter into contracts to perform child protective services functions. (FE)

Children and Families

Monitor

2017 AB 298

 

Relating to: testing for lead in drinking water in buildings used for child care and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Energy and Utilities

Monitor

2017 AB 317

Relating to: review by state agencies of administrative rules and enactments; an expedited process for repealing rules an agency no longer has the authority to promulgate; retrospective economic impact analyses for rules; and reporting by the Legislative Reference Bureau on rules in need of revision.

State Affairs

Monitor

2017 AB 319

Relating to: increase funding for special education.

 Education  Monitor

2017 AB 327

Relating to: surplus retention limitations for providers of rate-based services purchased by certain state and county departments and requiring the exercise of rule-making authority.

Government Accountability and Oversight

Support

2017 AB 329

Relating to: prohibiting aiding and abetting sexual abuse.

 

 Education Monitor
2017 AB 355

Relating to: neglect of a child and providing criminal penalties.

Criminal Justice and Public Safety Monitor
2017 AB 362 Relating to: coverage of certain essential health benefits by health insurance policies and plans and requiring the exercise of rule-making authority. Insurance Monitor
2017 AB 363

Relating to: prohibiting preexisting condition exclusion and setting rates or cost sharing based on preexisting conditions. (FE)

Insurance Monitor
2017 AB 364

Relating to: requiring coverage and prohibiting cost sharing for preventive services under health insurance policies and plans.

Insurance Monitor
2017 AB 365

 Relating to: prohibiting lifetime and annual limits under health insurance policies and plans. (FE)

Insurance Monitor
2017 AB 369

Relating to: review of and reports concerning occupational licenses. (FE)

Regulatory and Licensing Reform Monitor
2017 AB 370

Relating to: the establishment of a self-certification registry operated by the Department of Safety and Professional Services, granting rule-making authority, and providing a penalty.

Regulatory and Licensing Reform Monitor

 

2017-18 Wisconsin Senate Bills (Wisconsin Legislature)

Bill Number

Topic

Status

WAFCA Position

2017 SB 5

 

Relating to: practice requirement for licensure as a clinical social worker. (FE)

 

Health and Human Services

 

Monitor

2017 SB 6

 

Relating to: examinations for certification or licensure by the Marriage and Family Therapy, Professional Counseling, and Social Work Examining Board and requiring the exercise of rule-making authority. (FE)

 

Health and Human Services

 

Monitor

2017 SB 11 

Relating to: child labor permits and modifying references to child labor in the statutes. (FE)

Available for Scheduling

Monitor

2017 SB 30

BUDGET

Relating to: state finances and appropriations, constituting the executive budget act of the 2017 legislature.

Finance

 

2017 SB 35

 

Relating to: mandatory reporting of child abuse and neglect by juvenile correctional officers.

Enrolled

 

Support

2017 SB 43

 

Relating to: material misstatements on applications for certain credentials and providing a criminal penalty. (FE)

Labor and Regulatory Reform

Monitor

2017 SB 53

 

Relating to: expungement of certain offenses committed before the age of 25 and making an appropriation. (FE)

Judiciary and Public Safety

 

Monitor

2017 SB 59

 

Relating to: acts for which a juvenile may be placed in correctional placement or the Serious Juvenile Offender Program. (FE)

Judiciary and Public Safety

 

Monitor

2017 SB 70

 

Relating to: creation of a committee to study the model used by the state of Missouri to provide rehabilitation for juveniles adjudicated delinquent who are in need of restrictive custodial treatment and to prepare a plan for the development and implementation of a similar model for the rehabilitation of such juveniles in this state.

Judiciary and Public Safety

 

Monitor

2017 SB 103

 

Relating to: the exemption of bona fide administrative, executive, and professional employees from the overtime pay requirements of the wage and hours laws, extending the time limit for emergency rule procedures, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, providing an exemption from rule-making procedures, and requiring the exercise of rule-making authority. (FE)

Labor and Regulatory Reform

 

Monitor

2017 SB 142

 

Relating to: prohibiting an employer from relying on or inquiring about a prospective employee's current or prior compensation and from restricting an employee's right to disclose compensation information and providing a penalty. (FE)

Labor and Regulatory Reform

Monitor

2017 SB 147

 

Relating to: requiring an employer to provide reasonable break time for an employee who is breast-feeding her child to express breast milk for the child. (FE)

Health and Human Services

Monitor

2017 SB 165

 

Relating to: grants for education and training of allied health professionals and making an appropriation. (FE)

 

Revenue, Financial Institutions and Rural Issues

Monitor

2017 SB 204

 

Relating to: waiting lists for housing choice vouchers. (FE)

 

Workforce Development, Military Affairs and Senior Issues

Monitor

2017 SB 205

 

Relating to: housing grants. (FE)

 

Workforce Development, Military Affairs and Senior Issues

Monitor

2017 SB 206

 

Relating to: grants to municipalities to connect homeless individuals with permanent employment and making an appropriation. (FE)

 

Workforce Development, Military Affairs and Senior Issues

Monitor

2017 SB 207

 

Relating to: creating an Interagency Council on Homelessness and making an appropriation. (FE)

Workforce Development, Military Affairs and Senior Issues

Support

2017 SB 208

Relating to: creating a refundable individual income tax credit to provide assistance to young adults and making an appropriation. (FE)

Revenue, Financial Institutions and Rural Issues

Support

2017 SB 211

Relating to: increase funding for special education. (FE)

Education

Monitor

2017 SB 215

Relating to: the establishment of a family and medical leave insurance program; family leave to care for a grandparent, grandchild, or sibling and for the active duty of a family member; the employers that are required to permit an employee to take family or medical leave; providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures; providing an exemption from rule-making procedures; granting rule-making authority; making an appropriation; and providing a penalty. (FE)

Government Operations, Technology and Consumer Protection

 

Monitor

2017 SB 226

 

Relating to: the authority for counties to enter into contracts to perform child protective services functions. (FE)

Judiciary and Public Safety

Monitor

2017 SJR 48

Relating to: proclaiming May 2017 as Mental Health Awareness Month.

Enrolled

 
2017 SJR 51

Relating to: declaring May 2017 as Foster Care Awareness Month.

Enrolled

 
2017 SB 255

Relating to: surplus retention limitations for providers of rate-based services purchased by certain state and county departments and requiring the exercise of rule-making authority. 

Health and Human Services

 Support
2017 SB 280

Relating to: neglect of a child and providing criminal penalties.

Judiciary and Public Safety

Monitor