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State Bill Tracking Chart

 

The WASB advocates on behalf of Wisconsin school boards on legislation proposed to the Wisconsin Legislature. This chart indicates legislation that the WASB is following during the current legislative session. Also listed are senate and assembly bills from the last session.

2019-20 Assembly Bills

January 2019 Special Session Assembly Bills

AJR 4

WASB Position: Monitoring

Recognizing February as Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month. (Rep. Sargent)


Assembly Bills

AB 22

WASB Position: Monitoring

Requiring commercial driver education instruction offered by technical colleges or licensed private driver schools to provide instruction on the recognition and prevention of human trafficking. (Rep. Thiesfeldt)

See companion bill SB 25


AB 23

WASB Position: Monitoring

WASB Resolution: 3.69

Increases the appropriation for career and technical education incentive grants. (Rep. Ballweg)

See companion bill SB 16


AB 30

WASB Position: Monitoring

Creating a procedure for granting certificates of qualification for employment for persons convicted of a crime and making an appropriation. (Rep. Hutton)


AB 33

WASB Position: Monitoring

Expungement of records of certain crimes. (Rep. Steffen)

See companion bill SB 39


AB 36

WASB Position: Monitoring

Grants to technical college students for apprenticeship expenses and making an appropriation. (Rep. Murphy)

See companion bill SB 44


AB 43

WASB Position: Monitoring

Allowing an elector to show his or her marked ballot. (Rep. Brooks)

See companion bill SB 48


AB 44

WASB Position: Monitoring

Installation of a barricade device on an interior door in a school building. (Rep. Brooks)

See companion bill SB 53


AB 48

WASB Position: Monitoring

Promissory notes of certain public bodies. (Joint Legislative Council)


AB 49

WASB Position: Monitoring

Authorizing the Board of Commissioners of Public Lands (BCPL) to delegate authority to (i.e., contract with) the State of Wisconsin Investment Board (SWIB) to invest trust fund moneys and making an appropriation. (Joint Legislative Council)


AB 50

WASB Position: Monitoring

Employing a dyslexia specialist at the Department of Public Instruction and making an appropriation. (Joint Legislative Council)


AB 51

WASB Position: Monitoring

Modifies eligibility criteria for the minority teacher loan program administered by the Higher Educational Aids Board. (Rep. Loudenbeck)

See companion bill SB 55


 AB 53

WASB Position: Supporting

Adding the name of a pupil’s parents or guardians to the list of categories of pupil information that a public school may designate as “directory data” in pupil records. (Rep. Born)

See companion bill SB 57


AB 54

WASB Position: Supporting

Providing prior warnings of fire, tornado, and school safety drills for a public or private school  if person in charge determines doing so is in the best interest of pupils attending the school. (Rep. Born)

See companion bill SB 56


AB 57

WASB Position: Supporting

Increases the appropriation for youth apprenticeship programs, increases the maximum amount of a youth apprenticeship grant and creates an appropriation for the development of youth apprenticeship curricula, and sets priorities for curricula development. (Rep. Oldenburg)

See companion bill SB 88


AB 60

WASB Position: Opposing 

Prohibiting the use of electronic monitoring for juveniles in truancy cases. (Rep. Stuck)


AB 65

WASB Position: Monitoring

Prohibiting the sale of vapor products (such as e-cigarettes and vape pens) to minors and prohibiting the purchase of those products by minors. (Rep. Brandtjen)

See companion bill SB 73


 AB 67

WASB Position: Monitoring

Requiring information to be included on school and school district accountability reports (report cards) about music, dance, drama, and visual arts participation in the school or district. (Rep. Kitchens)

See companion bill SB 64


AB 72

WASB Position: Monitoring

Requiring DWD to include certain occupational areas in the youth apprenticeship program. (Rep. Dittrich)

See companion bill SB 72


 

2019-20 Senate Bills

Senate Bills

SB 16

WASB Position: Supporting

WASB Resolution: 3.69

Increases the appropriation for career and technical education incentive grants.. (Sen. Feyen)

See companion bill AB 23


SB 23

WASB Position: Monitoring

Requiring a supermajority vote for bills overturning local government policies, ordinances, resolutions, and regulations. (Sen. Carpenter)


SB 25

WASB Position: Monitoring

Requiring commercial driver education instruction offered by technical colleges or licensed private driver schools to provide instruction on the recognition and prevention of human trafficking. (Sen. Johnson)

See companion bill AB 22


SB 39

WASB Position: Monitoring

Expungement of records of certain crimes. (Sen. Darling)

See companion bill AB 33


SB 44

WASB Position: Monitoring

Grants to technical college students for apprenticeship expenses and making an appropriation. (Sen. Jacque)

See companion bill AB 36


SB 48

WASB Position: Monitoring

Allowing an elector to show his or her marked ballot. (Rep. Brooks)

See companion bill AB 43


SB 53

WASB Position: Monitoring

Installation of a barricade device on an interior door in a school building. (Sen. Stroebel)

See companion bill AB 44


SB 55

WASB Position: Monitoring

Modifies eligibility criteria for the minority teacher loan program administered by the Higher Educational Aids Board. (Sen. Kooyenga)

See companion bill AB 51


 AB 53

WASB Position: Supporting

Adding the name of a pupil’s parents or guardians to the list of categories of pupil information that a public school may designate as “directory data” in pupil records. (Rep. Born)

See companion bill SB 57


SB 56

WASB Position: Supporting

Providing prior warnings of fire, tornado, and school safety drills for a public or private school  if person in charge determines doing so is in the best interest of pupils attending the school. (Sen. Olsen)

See companion bill AB 54


SB 64

WASB Position: Monitoring

Including information on the school and school district accountability report (report cards) about music, dance, drama, and visual arts participation in a school or district. (Sen. Kooyenga)


SB 72 

WASB Position: Monitoring

Requiring DWD to include certain occupational areas in the youth apprenticeship program. (Sen. Jacque)

See companion bill AB 72


SB 73

WASB Position: Monitoring

Prohibiting the sale of vapor products (such as e-cigarettes and vape pens) to minors and prohibiting the purchase of those products by minors. (Sen. Jacque)

See companion bill  AB 65


SB 88

WASB Position: Supporting

Increases the appropriation for youth apprenticeship programs, increases the maximum amount of a youth apprenticeship grant and creates an appropriation for the development of youth apprenticeship curricula, and sets priorities for curricula development. (Sen. Testin)

See companion bill AB 57


 
2017-18 Assembly Bills

January 2017 Special Session Assembly Bills

SSAB 1

WASB Position: Supporting
Emergency administration of opioid antagonist to pupils and other persons (Committee on Assembly Organization)
See companion bill SSSB 1


SSAB 6

Authorizing the director of the Office of Educational Opportunity in the UW System to contract for the operation of a recovery charter school, insurance coverage of mental health treatment provided by a recovery charter school. (Rep. Nygren)
See companion bill SSSB 6.


SSAB 11

WASB Position: Supporting
Mental health training program. (Rep. Nygren)

See companion bill SSSB 11


Assembly Bills

AB 11

WASB Position: Monitoring
Open enrollment (suggested as remedial legislation by the DPI). (Rep. Ott)


AB 12

WASB Position: Monitoring
Modifying terminology regarding limited-English proficient pupils (suggested as remedial legislation by the DPI). (Rep. Ott)


AB 13

WASB Position: Monitoring
Repealing outdated or expired reporting requirements (suggested as remedial legislation by the DPI).  (Rep. Ott)


AB 24

WASB Position: Monitoring
Project labor agreements and public contracts. (Rep. Hutton)

See companion bill SB 3.


AB 25

WASB Position: Monitoring
Child labor permits and modifying references to child labor in the statutes.  (Rep. Thiesfeldt)

See companion bill SB 11


AB 34

WASB Position: Monitoring
Directing school boards to provide instruction about the recent history of the Hmong people. (Rep. Kessler)


AB 64

State finances and appropriations, constituting the 2017-19 executive budget. (Joint Committee on Finance)

See companion bill SB 30


AB 70

WASB Position: Supporting
WASB Resolution: 1.60
Publication of proceedings of meetings held by certain governmental bodies. (Rep. Thiesfeldt)

See companion bill SB 42


AB 71

WASB Position: Monitoring
An inventory of pupil data. (Joint Legislative Council)


AB 72

Responsibilities of state superintendent related to privacy and security of pupil data. (Joint Legislative Council)


AB 77

WASB Position: Monitoring
WASB Resolution: 2.20(c)
State aid payments to school districts. (Rep. Stuck)


AB 95

WASB Position: Supporting
Authorizing a school board member to refuse his or her salary. (Rep. Novak)

See companion bill SB 62


AB 103

WASB Position: Supporting
WASB Resolution: 1.22
The commencement of fall classes in public schools. (Rep. Ott)

See companion bill SB 96


AB 111

WASB Position: Support
WASB Resolution: 6.11(b)
Threats to use a firearm on school property to injure or kill a person and providing a criminal penalty. (Rep. Doyle)

See companion bill SB 82


AB 123

WASB Position: Supporting
WASB Resolution: 3.32
The information technology block grant program, the broadband expansion grant program, waiving certain fees and appraisals, and making appropriations. (Rep. Quinn)

See companion bill SB 49


AB 159

WASB Position: ?
WASB Resolution: 6.02
Policies regulating the use of electronic smoking devices on school district property. (Rep. Pope)


AB 173

WASB Resolution: 4.00; 4.09
Requiring a local governmental unit to create a civil service system with a just cause standard of discipline for its employees. (Rep. Hesselbein)

See companion bill SB 111


AB 192

WASB Position: Supporting
WASB Resolution: 3.69
Career and technical education incentive grants. (Rep. Ballweg)

See companion bill SB 127


AB 193

Requiring an employer to provide reasonable break time for an employee who is breast-feeding her child to express breast milk for the child. (Rep. Subeck)

See companion bill SB 147


AB 199

WASB Position: Supporting
WASB Resolution: 3.69
Technical education equipment grants for school districts . (Rep. Petryk)

See companion bill SB 125


AB 215

WASB Position: ?
Education about nutrition. (Rep. Petryk)

See companion bill SB 159


AB 221

WASB Position: ?
Creating a pilot program under which certain school districts are not required to provide a minimum number of hours of direct pupil instruction. (Rep. Kremer)

See companion bill SB 105


AB 233

WASB Position: Monitoring
Submitting a state plan under the Every Student Succeeds Act. (Rep. Tusler)


AB 234

WASB Position: ?
Creating an Interagency Council on Homelessness. (Rep. Steineke)

See companion bill SB 207


AB 240

WASB Position: Monitoring
The school attendance requirement under Learnfare. (Rep. Sanfelippo)


AB 245

Applicability to private roads and driveways of certain rules of the road governing passing school buses. (Rep. Pope)


AB 247

WASB Position: ?
WASB Resolution: 6.11(b)
Going armed with a firearm and electric weapons, licenses for carrying a concealed weapon, trespassing while armed with a firearm, and providing criminal penalties (“Right to Carry”). (Rep. Sargent)

See companion bill SB 169


AB 249

WASB Position: ?
WASB Resolution: 2.41
Revenue limit adjustment for a school district for costs incurred to remediate lead contamination in drinking water and exceptions from local levy limits for lead pipe water service line replacement purposes. (Rep. Sargent)

See companion bill SB 141


AB 250

Alternative education grants. (Assembly Education Committee)


AB 251

Modifying rules related to grant programs administered by the DPI. (Assembly Education Committee)


AB 260

WASB Position: ?
Physical examinations conducted by chiropractors (including school required physical examinations as a  condition of participating in youth athletic or extracurricular activities) (Rep. Wichgers)

See companion bill SB 232


AB 267

WASB Position: ?
Including with the property tax bill information regarding state aid reductions to school districts. (Rep. Wachs)

See companion bill SB 183


AB 268

WASB Position: Oppose
WASB Resolution: 2.40(a); WASB Testimony
School board referendums to exceed revenue limit applicable to a school district. (Rep. Brandtjen)

See companion bill SB 195


AB 269

WASB Position: Opposing
WASB Resolution: 1.25; WASB Testimony
Scheduling of school district referendums to exceed revenue limits. (Rep. Schraa)

See companion bill SB 194


AB 274

WASB Position: ?
Providing information about school district referendum revenue. (Rep. Macco)

See companion bill SB 187


AB 279

WASB Resolution: 1.40; 2.41(v)
Providing matching funds for a deposit to a long-term capital improvement trust fund (Fund 46). (Rep. Sanfelippo)

See companion bill SB 192


AB 280

WASB Position: Monitoring
Incorporating financial literacy into the curriculum of public schools. (Rep. Krug)

See companion bill SB 212


AB 282

WASB Testimony
Consideration of resolution to issue bond by common and union high school districts and prohibiting voting on a resolution to exceed the revenue limit of a school district at a special meeting. (Rep. Murphy)

See companion bill SB 191


AB 285

WASB Position: Opposing
Creating a general school aid penalty for increasing a school district’s revenue limit by referendum and allowing school boards to rescind revenue limit increases that have been approved by referendum.  (Rep. Weatherston)

See companion bill SB 193


AB 290

WASB Position: Monitoring
Authority for counties to enter into contracts to perform child protective services functions. (Rep. Bernier)

See companion bill SB 226


AB 297

Preference in state and local government contracts and procurement for materials manufactured in the United States. (Rep. Barca)

See companion bill SB 240


AB 300

WASB Position: ?
Providing information about mandatory pupil examinations. (Rep. Thiesfeldt)

See companion bill SB 222


AB 304

WASB Position: ?
Allowing a pupil’s parent or guardian to opt out of certain statewide examinations. (Rep. Thiesfeldt)

See companion bill SB 234


AB 307

WASB Position: Opposing ?
Competitive bidding thresholds and requiring school districts to utilize competitive bidding. (Rep. R. Brooks)

See companion bill SB 236


AB 309

WASB Position: Supporting ?
WASB Resolution: 3.20
Creation of a Joint Committee on State Mandates and required funding of state mandates. (Rep. Jacque)


AB 315

State aid to a school district of residence of a pupil attending a private school under the Racine and statewide parental choice programs  (requires referendum approval for aid reduction). (Rep. Pope)

See companion bill SB 227


AB 332

WASB Position: Supporting
Relating to a school review system, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, providing an exemption from rule-making procedures, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriationj. (Rep. Thiesfeldt)


AB 341

WASB Position: Supporting
WASB Resolution: 3.83(a)
Method for notifying parent or guardian of truant pupil.  (Rep. Genrich)


AB 386

WASB Position: Supporting
WASB Testimony

Property tax assessments based on comparable sales and market segments. (Rep. R. Brooks)


AB 387

WASB Position: Supporting
WASB Testimony

Property tax assessments regarding leased property.   (Rep. R. Brooks)

See companion bill SB 291


 AB 398

WASB Position: Supporting
Summer school and interim session classes.  (Rep. Hebl)


AB 427

WASB Position: Neutral ?
Comprehensive firearm education for high school pupils.  (Rep.Skowronski)


AB 452

WASB Position: Monitoring
WASB Resolution: 2.32, 2.70, 2.705

Terminating parental choice programs and the Special Needs Scholarship Program, repealing the achievement gap reduction program, expanding the student achievement guarantee program, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation.   (Rep. Brostoff)

See companion bill SB 364


AB 471

WASB Position: Monitoring
WASB Resolution: 2.20 (d)

The payment of state aid to school districts and payments to operators of independent charter schools and private schools participating in a choice program or the Special Needs Scholarship Program.   (Rep. Hutton)

See companion bill SB 383


AB 477

WASB Position: Supporting
WASB Resolution: 2.20 (r)

Supplemental aid for school districts with a large area.  (Rep. Mursau)


AB 488

WASB Position: Monitoring
Access to pupil assessments required to be administered by school boards, operators of independent charter schools, and private schools participating in a parental choice program and repealing rules related to accessing pupil assessments.   (Rep. Jagler)

See companion bill SB 536


AB 493

WASB Position: Monitoring
Fraud in parental choice programs and providing a criminal penalty.  (Rep. Genrich)


AB 496

WASB Position: Supporting
WASB Resolution: 3.81, 611 (b), (d)
Suspending and expelling a pupil for possession of a firearm at school.   (Rep. Kleefisch)

See companion bill SB 402


AB 510

WASB Position: Opposing
Notification of certain construction activities in school buildings. (Rep. Jacque )

See companion bill SB 427


AB 535

WASB Position: Opposing?
Requiring sexual abuse prevention education.  (Rep. Spiros )

See companion bill SB 439


AB 564

WASB Position: Monitoring
Robotics league participation grants.  (Rep. Neylon)

See companion bill SB 483


AB 569

WASB Position: Supporting
Publication of school and school district accountability reports.  (Rep. Kitchens)

See companion bill SB 494


AB 615

WASB Position: Supporting
WASB Resolution: 2.16, 2.16 (a)
Sparsity aid and making an appropriation.  (Rep. Pope)

See companion bill SB 515


AB 669

WASB Position: Supporting
WASB Resolution: 2.(20 j)
Counting pupils enrolled in four-year-old kindergarten.  (Rep. Genrich)


AB 677

WASB Position: Supporting
WASB Resolution: 2.16 (a)
Sparsity aid and making an appropriation.  (Rep. Mursau)

See companion bill SB 597


AB 682

WASB Position: Monitoring
Provision of feminine hygiene products in state and local buildings and school buildings.  (Rep. Sargent)


AB 687

WASB Position: Supporting
WASB Resolution: 2.425
The revenue limit ceiling for school districts and making an appropriation.  (Rep. Pope)

See companion bill SB 584


AB 693

WASB Position: Opposing
WASB Resolution: 3.80
Rights of and protections for teachers.  (Rep. Thiesfeldt)


AB 700

WASB Position: Opposing
Requiring an evaluation to determine whether a pupil with an extended absence from school is a child with a disability.  (Rep. Mason)

See companion bill SB 556


AB 719

WASB Position: Monitoring
Prohibiting abusive work environments and permitting an individual who has been subjected to such an environment to bring a civil action.  (Rep. Pope)


AB 729

WASB Position: Supporting
WASB Resolution: 2.41
Revenue limit adjustment for certain school district workforce development improvements.  (Rep. Kulp)

See companion bill SB 613


AB 780

WASB Position: Monitoring
Notice to a school of a permanency review or hearing, notice to a school district of a foster home or group home license or out-of-home care placement, and transfer of pupil records.  (Rep. Rodriguez)

See companion bill SB 655


AB 797

WASB Position: Supporting
WASB Resolution: 3.24
Department of Children and Families pilot project to expand four-year-old kindergarten programs and making an appropriation.
(Rep. Rodriguez)

See companion bill SB 663


AB 803

WASB Position: Monitoring
Excluding costs funded by referenda from shared costs for the purpose of determining general equalization aids for school districts.
(Rep. Kooyenga)


AB 804

WASB Position: Monitoring
Merit scholarships for certain University of Wisconsin System students and making an appropriation.  (Rep. August)


AB 805

WASB Position: Supporting
WASB Resolution: 2.63 (f)
Excluding certain college credit in high school programs from the Early College Credit Program.  (Rep. Kooyenga)


AB 810

WASB Position: Monitoring
Courses that generate a profit for a school district.   (Rep. Horlacher)


 AB 816

WASB Position: Monitoring
Counting low-income pupils for state school aid purposes; calculating the amount to be appropriated for state general school aid; school aid factors; special adjustment aids; hold harmless aid; per pupil aid; school district revenue limits; the first dollar and school levy property tax credits; and making an appropriation.  (Rep. Pope)


AB 830

WASB Position: Opposing
WASB Resolution: 2.09
An education savings account program for gifted and talented pupils, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, granting rulemaking authority, and making an appropriation. (Rep. Felzkowski)

See companion bill SB 725


AB 831

WASB Position: Opposing
WASB Resolution: 3.20
Teen dating violence prevention education. (Rep. Saregent)

See companion bill SB 734


AB 835

WASB Position: Supporting
WASB Resolution: 2.162.425; 2.43 
Sparsity aid, the revenue limit ceiling for school districts, and making an appropriation. (Rep. Nygren)

See companion bill SB 690


AB 843

WASB Position: Monitoring
Open enrollment and repealing outdated or expired reporting requirements and tuberculosis screening (suggested as remedial legislation by the Department of Public Instruction).  (Law Revision Committee)

See companion bill SB 718


AB 851

WASB Position: Supporting
WASB Resolution: 3.63(e)
Sparsity aid, the revenue limit ceiling for school districts, and making an appropriation. (Rep. Nygren)

See companion bill SB 711


AB 857

WASB Position: Opposing
WASB Resolution: 1.41
The authority of the Board of Commissioners of Public Lands to make trust fund loans and delegate authority to invest trust fund moneys, the use of common school fund income moneys, and making an appropriation. (Rep. Hutton)

See companion bill SB 713


AB 858

WASB Position: Monitoring
School conference and activities leave. (Rep. Pope)


AB 872

WASB Position: Monitoring
Career and technical education incentive grants for school districts and completion awards for students and making an appropriation.  (Rep. Loudenbeck)

See companion bill SB 746


AB 907

WASB Position: Monitoring
Continuing education in prescribing controlled substances for certain health care practitioners; maintenance and detoxification treatment provided by physician assistants and advanced practice nurse prescribers; requiring school boards to provide instruction about drug abuse awareness and prevention; graduate training of psychiatric nurses; training materials for social services workers handling substance abuse-related cases; substance abuse counseling and modifying and creating administrative rules related to substance abuse counseling; granting rule-making authority; and making appropriations.  (Rep. Nygren)

See companion bill SB 767


2017-18 Senate Bills

January 2017 Special Session Senate Bills

SSSB 1

WASB Position: Supporting
Emergency administration of opioid antagonist to pupils and other persons (Committee on Assembly Organization)

See companion bill SSAB 1


SSSB 6

WASB Position: Monitoring
Authorizing the director of the Office of Educational Opportunity in the UW System to contract for the operation of a recovery charter school, insurance coverage of mental health treatment provided by a recovery charter school. (Committee on Senate)

See companion bill SSAB 6.


SSSB 11

WASB Position: Supporting
Mental health training program. (Committee on Senate Organization)

See companion bill SSAB 11


Senate Bills

SB 3

WASB Position: Monitoring
Project labor agreements and public contracts. (Sen. Vukmir)

See companion bill AB 24


SB 11

WASB Position: Monitoring
Child labor permits and modifying references to child labor in the statutes. (Sen. Kapenga)

See companion bill AB 25


SB 30

State finances and appropriations, constituting the 2017-19 executive budget. (Joint Committee on Finance)

See companion bill AB 64


SB 42

WASB Position: Supporting
WASB Resolution: 1.60
Publication of proceedings of meetings held by certain governmental bodies (Sen. Stroebel)

See companion bill AB 70


SB 49

WASB Position: Supporting
WASB Resolution: 3.32
The information technology block grant program, the broadband expansion grant program, waiving certain fees and appraisals, and making appropriations. (Sen. Marklein)

See companion bill AB 123


SB 62

WASB Position: Supporting;
WASB Testimony

Authorizing a school board member to refuse his or her salary. (Sen. Marklein)

See companion bill AB 95


SB 82

WASB Position: Supporting
Threats to use a firearm on school property to injure or kill a person and providing a criminal penalty. (Sen. Bewley)

See companion bill AB 111


SB 96

WASB Position: Supporting
WASB Resolution: 1.22

The commencement of fall classes in public schools. (Sen. Darling)

See companion bill AB 103


SB 105

WASB Position: ?
Creating a pilot program under which certain school districts are not required to provide a minimum number of hours of direct pupil instruction. (Sen. Olsen)

See companion bill AB 221


SB 111

WASB Resolution: 4.00; 4.09
Requiring a local governmental unit to create a civil service system with a just cause standard of discipline for its employees. (Sen. Erpenbach)

See companion bill AB 173


SB 125

WASB Position: Supporting
WASB Resolution: 3.69
Technical education equipment grants for school districts . (Sen. Harsdorf)

See companion bill AB 199


SB 127

WASB Position: Supporting
WASB Resolution: 3.69; WASB Testimony
Career and technical education incentive grants. (Sen. Feyen)

See companion bill AB 192


SB 134

WASB Position: Supporting
Repealing a Department of Transportation rule related to the purchase of school buses for school transportation (Sen. LeMahieu)


SB 141

WASB Position: ?
WASB Resolution: 2.41
Revenue limit adjustment for a school district for costs incurred to remediate lead contamination in drinking water and exceptions from local levy limits for lead pipe water service line replacement purposes. (Sen. Carpenter)

See companion bill AB 249


SB 147

Requiring an employer to provide reasonable break time for an employee who is breast-feeding her child to express breast milk for the child. (Sen. Johnson)

See companion bill AB 193


SB 159

WASB Position: ?
Education about nutrition. (Sen. Olsen)

See companion bill AB 215


SB 169

WASB Position: Opposing
WASB Resolution: 6.11(b); WASB Testimony

Going armed with a firearm and electric weapons, licenses for carrying a concealed weapon, trespassing while armed with a firearm, and providing criminal penalties (“Right to Carry”). (Sen. Craig)

See companion bill AB 247


SB 183

WASB Position: ?
Including with the property tax bill information regarding state aid reductions to school districts. (Sen. Larson)

See companion bill AB 267


SB 187

WASB Position: Opposing
WASB Testimony

Providing information about school district referendum revenue. (Sen. Kapenga)

See companion bill AB 274


SB 190

WASB Position: Supporting
Increasing the minimum retirement age under the Wisconsin Retirement System) and determining final average earnings for the purpose of calculating Wisconsin Retirement System annuities. (Sen. Stroebel)


SB 191

Consideration of resolution to issue bond by common and union high school districts and prohibiting voting on a resolution to exceed the revenue limit of a school district at a special meeting. (Sen. Stroebel)

See companion bill AB 282


SB 192

WASB Resolution: 1.40; 2.41(v)
Providing matching funds for a deposit to a long-term capital improvement trust fund (Fund 46). (Rep. Sanfelippo)

See companion bill AB 279


SB 193

WASB Position: Opposing
Creating a general school aid penalty for increasing a school district’s revenue limit by referendum and allowing school boards to rescind revenue limit increases that have been approved by referendum.  (Sen. Stroebel)

See companion bill AB 285


SB 194

WASB Position: Opposing
WASB Resolution: 1.25
Scheduling of school district referendums to exceed revenue limits. (Sen. Stroebel)

See companion bill AB 269


SB 195

WASB Position: Oppose
WASB Resolution: 2.40(a)
School board referendums to exceed revenue limit applicable to a school district. (Sen. Stroebel)

See companion bill AB 268


SB 207
Creating an Interagency Council on Homelessness. (Sen. Larson)

See companion bill AB 234


SB 211
Increase funding for special education. (Sen. Larson)

SB 212

WASB Position: Monitoring
Incorporating financial literacy into the curriculum of public schools. (Sen. Kapenga)

See companion bill AB 280


SB 222

WASB Position: ?
Providing information about mandatory pupil examinations. (Sen. Stroebel)

See companion bill AB 300


SB 226

WASB Position: Monitoring
Authority for counties to enter into contracts to perform child protective services functions. (Sen. Moulton)

See companion bill AB 290


SB 227

State aid to a school district of residence of a pupil attending a private school under the Racine and statewide parental choice programs  (requires referendum approval for aid reduction). (Sen. Bewley)

See companion bill AB 315


SB 232

WASB Position: ?
Physical examinations conducted by chiropractors (including school required physical examinations as a  condition of participating in youth athletic or extracurricular activities) (Sen. Lasee)

See companion bill AB 260


SB 234

WASB Position: ?
Allowing a pupil’s parent or guardian to opt out of certain statewide examinations. (Sen. Stroebel)

See companion bill AB 304


SB 236

WASB Position: Opposing ?
Competitive bidding thresholds and requiring school districts to utilize competitive bidding. (Sen. Stroebel)

See companion bill AB 307


SB 240

Preference in state and local government contracts and procurement for materials manufactured in the United States. (Sen. Hansen)

See companion bill AB 297


SB 245

Requiring a supermajority vote for bills overturning local government policies, ordinances, and regulations. (Sen. Carpenter)


SB 282

Community school start-up grants and making an appropriation. (Sen. Larson)


SB 291

WASB Position: Supporting
Property tax assessments regarding leased property (Walgreens reversal bill). (Sen. Stroebel)

See companion bill AB 387


SB 292

WASB Position: Supporting
Property tax assessments based on comparable sales and market segments (Dark store bill). (Sen. Stroebel)


 SB 299

WASB Position: Supporting
An initial teaching license based on completion of a Montessori teacher education program. (Sen. Olsen)


SB 301

WASB Position: Supporting
Summer school and interim session classes. (Sen. Olsen)

See companion bill AB 398


SB 328

WASB Position: Monitoring
Discrimination in employment, housing, public accommodations, education, insurance coverage, jury duty, and the receipt of mental health or vocational rehabilitation services on the basis of a person’s gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation.
(Sen. Carpenter)


SB 329

WASB Position: Supporting
Professional development training in character education for teachers, principals, and school district administrators. (Sen. Darling)

See companion bill AB 419


 SB 364

WASB Position: Monitoring
WASB Resolution:2.32, 2.70, 2.705
Terminating parental choice programs and the Special Needs Scholarship Program, repealing the achievement gap reduction program, expanding the student achievement guarantee program, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation.   (Sen. Larson)

See companion bill AB 452


SB 382

WASB Position: Supporting
Screening school district employees for tuberculosis. (Sen. Olson)

See companion bill AB 382


SB 383

WASB Position: Supporting
WASB Resolution: 2.20(d)
The payment of state aid to school districts and payments to operators of independent charter schools and private schools participating in a choice program or the Special Needs Scholarship Program.  (Sen. Olson)

See companion bill AB 471


SB 402

WASB Position: Supporting
WASB Resolution: 3.81, 6.11(b), (d)
Suspending and expelling a pupil for possession of a firearm at school. (Sen. Tiffany)

See companion bill AB 496


SB 427

WASB Position: Opposing
Notification of certain construction activities in school buildings.  (Sen. Lasee)

See companion bill AB 510


SB 439

WASB Position: Opposing?
Requiring sexual abuse prevention education. (Sen. Petrowski)

See companion bill AB 535


SB 483

WASB Position: Monitoring
Robotics league participation grants. (Sen. Nass)

See companion bill AB 564


SB 494

WASB Position: Supporting
Publication of school and school district accountability reports. (Sen. Olsen)

See companion bill AB 569


SB 515

WASB Position: Supporting
WASB Resolution: 2.16, 2.16 (a)
Sparsity aid and making an appropriation.  (Sen. Bewley)

See companion bill AB 615 


SB 536

WASB Position: Monitoring
Access to pupil assessments required to be administered by school boards, operators of independent charter schools, and private schools participating in a parental choice program and repealing rules related to accessing pupil assessments.  (Sen. Olsen)

See companion bill AB 488


SB 556

WASB Position: Opposing
Requiring an evaluation to determine whether a pupil with an extended absence from school is a child with a disability.  (Sen. Olsen)

See companion bill AB 700


SB 584

WASB Position: Supporting
WASB Resolution: 2.425
The revenue limit ceiling for school districts and making an appropriation.   (Sen. Bewley)

See companion bill AB 687


SB 597

WASB Position: Supporting
WASB Resolution: 2.16 (a)

Sparsity aid and making an appropriation.   (Sen. Marklein)

See companion bill AB 677


SB 613

WASB Position: Supporting
WASB Resolution: 2.41
Revenue limit adjustment for certain school district workforce development improvements.  (Sen. Testin)

See companion bill AB 729


SB 663

WASB Position: Supporting
WASB Resolution: 3.24
Department of Children and Families pilot project to expand four-year-old kindergarten programs and making an appropriation.
(Sen. Wanggaard)

See companion bill AB 797


SB 655

WASB Position: Monitoring
Notice to a school of a permanency review or hearing, notice to a school district of a foster home or group home license or out-of-home care placement, and transfer of pupil records (Sen. Petrowski)

See companion bill AB 780


SB 677

WASB Position: Supporting
WASB Resolution: 3.63(f)
Excluding certain college credit in high school programs from the Early College Credit Program. (Sen. Vukmir)

See companion bill AB 805


SB 685

WASB Position: Supporting
WASB Resolution: 2.20(r)
Sparsity aid, the revenue limit ceiling for school districts, and making an appropriation. (Sen. Tiffany)

See companion bill AB 477


SB 690

WASB Position: Supporting
WASB Resolution: 2.162.4252.43
Sparsity aid, the revenue limit ceiling for school districts, and making an appropriation. (Sen. Marklein)

See companion bill AB 835


 SB 699

WASB Position: ?
The school district revenue limit adjustment for energy efficiency projects.  (Sen. Miller)


SB 711

WASB Position: Supporting
WASB Resolution:  3.63(e)
A pilot grant program to support college courses taught in high schools and making an appropriation. (Sen. Olsen)

See companion bill AB 851


SB 713

WASB Position: Opposing
WASB Resolution: 1.41
The authority of the Board of Commissioners of Public Lands to make trust fund loans and delegate authority to invest trust fund moneys, the use of common school fund income moneys, and making an appropriation. (Sen. Stroebel)

See companion bill AB 857


SB 718

WASB Position: Monitoring
Open enrollment and repealing outdated or expired reporting requirements and tuberculosis screening (suggested as remedial legislation by the Department of Public Instruction). (Law Revision Committee)

See companion bill AB 843


SB 725

WASB Position: Opposing
WASB Resolution: 2.09
An education savings account program for gifted and talented pupils, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, granting rulemaking authority, and making an appropriation. (Sen. Darling)

See companion bill AB 830


SB 734

WASB Position: Opposing
WASB Resolution: 3.20
Teen dating violence prevention education. (Sen. Petrowski)

See companion bill AB 831


SB 746

WASB Position: Monitoring
Career and technical education incentive grants for school districts and completion awards for students and making an appropriation. (Sen. Olsen)

See companion bill AB 872


SB 767

WASB Position: Monitoring
Continuing education in prescribing controlled substances for certain health care practitioners; maintenance and detoxification treatment provided by physician assistants and advanced practice nurse prescribers; requiring school boards to provide instruction about drug abuse awareness and prevention; graduate training of psychiatric nurses; training materials for social services workers handling substance abuse-related cases; substance abuse counseling and modifying and creating administrative rules related to substance abuse counseling; granting rule-making authority; and making appropriations. (Sen. Darling)

See companion bill AB 907


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