LRB 4052 Registration of fantasy contest operators, requiring the exercise of rule-making authority, and providing a penalty (Rep. Brostoff): This bill requires fantasy contest operators to register with the Department of Financial Institutions to operate in this state and imposes certain requirements on fantasy contest operators as specified in the bill.
LRB 0129 Changing the rate of the earned income tax credit (Rep. Reimer and Sen. Hansen): Under this bill, for taxable years beginning after 2019, an individual who is eligible to claim the federal Earned Income Tax Credit may claim as a credit against Wisconsin taxes due 34 percent of the amount that the taxpayer may claim under the federal credit, regardless of the number of children the individual has.
LRB 4325 Honoring the life and public service of Dennis Burns (Sen. Miller and Rep. Hebl): On Sunday, September 8, 2019, Dennis Burns passed away after a 12 year battle with cancer. Dennis served the state of Wisconsin for over 30 years in both the State Senate and State Assembly. Most recently, Dennis served as the Deputy Sergeant-at-Arms for the State Senate before retiring this July. Please see the attached resolution honoring his life and public service.
LRB 0200 Use of child safety restraint systems in motor vehicles (Rep. Taylor): This bill requires that children must be secured in a rear-facing car seat until at least age two and modifies several other child safety restraint system requirements.
LRB 2698 Creating a task force on murdered and missing tribal women and girls (Rep. Stuck, Rep. Mursau, Rep. Myers, Sen. Bewley): This bill creates a task force on missing and murdered tribal women and girls. The task force must be established by the attorney general and must consist of members who are knowledgeable in crime victims rights or violence protection and who work in a range of relevant positions as specified in the bill.
LRB 4327 Joint Resolution declaring Historically Black Colleges and Universities Week in Wisconsin (Rep. Myers)
LRB 0302 Deputy DA Positions (Sen. Miller): This proposal also allows the DAs of counties over 400,000 to receive the same salary as the DA from populous county.
LRB 4383 Extreme risk protection temporary restraining orders and injunctions (Rep. Sargent and Sen. Taylor): As such, LRB-4383/1 creates an extreme risk protection order (ERPO) in Wisconsin, that mirrors existing temporary restraining order (TRO) and injunction processes, such as the domestic abuse injunction process, affording families and law enforcement officers the opportunity to act when they believe someone is at risk of harming themselves or others. Under the ERPO process, if person is likely to injure themselves or another person, a family member or law enforcement officer may petition to temporarily prevent the person from possessing a firearm.
LRB 1624 End-of-Life Options Act (Rep. Pope, Sen. Risser, Rep. Hesselbein): This legislation would permit a Wisconsin resident who is of sound mind, not incapacitated, at least 18 years of age, and has a terminal disease to voluntarily request medication from his or her attending physician for the purpose of ending the individual’s life in a humane and dignified manner.
LRB 1055 and LRB 4395 Bi-Partisan Medical Cannabis Bill (Sen. Erpenbach, Sen. Testing, Rep. Taylor): This bipartisan bill recognizes that people shouldn’t have to engage in a criminal act to access medicine for debilitating conditions. It also recognizes the need to regulate the industry in order to provide a safe, legal path for people to obtain that medicine. LRB-1055 and 4395 create a tightly regulated process that requires a recommendation from a treating physician with whom a patient with a debilitating condition has an established relationship. The bill also requires the Department of Health Services to create and maintain a registry system, and requires the Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection to create a licensing system for growers, producers, and sellers to ensure safety and quality. It also makes certain that regardless of where you live, even if it is not near a dispensary, that you can access legally available medicine.