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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.

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Repealing outdated or expired reporting requirements (suggested as remedial legislation by the DPI).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)


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


2015-16 Assembly Bills
AJR 84

WASB Position: Oppose
WASB Resolution: 5.20
Relating to appointment of the state superinendent of public instruction by the governor with the advice and consent of the senate (first consideration). (Sanfelippo/Kapenga)

Status: View bill history.


AB 1

WASB Position: Oppose
WASB Resolution: 270 (a), (B) and (d); 3.21
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 appropriation. (Rep. Thiesfeldt)

Status: View bill history.


AB 32

WASB Position: Support
Relating to: elimination of the requirement that laborers, workers, mechanics, and truck drivers employed on the site of a project of public works be paid the prevailing wage. (Hutton/Vukmir)

Status: View bill history.  Also see companion bill SB 49


AB 37

WASB Position: Support
Relating to: requiring certain persons to hold certificates of food protection practices in order to operate certain school lunchrooms participating in the National School Lunch Program. (Petryk/Olsen)

Status: View bill history. Also see companion bill SB 34.


AB 46

WASB Position: Monitor
WASB Position: 6.11(b)

Relating to: off-duty law enforcement officers and former law enforcement officers going armed with firearms on or near school grounds. (Kleefish/Wanggaard)

Status: View bill history. Also see companion bill SB 70.


AB 56

WASB Position: Monitor
Relating to: University of Wisconsin System reports regarding remedial courses in English and mathematics. (Jagler/Roth)

Status: View bill history. Also see companion bill SB 59.


AB 64

WASB Position: Oppose
WASB Position: 3.21
Relating to: allowing each technical district board to authorize independent charter schools focused on occupational education and training or science, technology, engineering, and math. (Weatherston/Wanggaard)

Status: View bill history.


AB 78

WASB Position: Support
Relating to: pupil assessments, evaluation of educator effectiveness, and school accountability reports. (Kitchens/Farrow)

Status: View bill history. Also see companion bill AB 67.


AB 94

WASB Position: Monitor
Relating to: causing harm to a child by cosleeping while intoxicated, providing information about safe sleep, and providing a penalty. (Kerkman/Darling)

Status: View bill history. Also see companion bill SB 46.


AB 109

WASB Position: Monitor
Relating to: the sale of common or union high school district property. (Kooyenga/Vukmir)

Status: View bill history. Also see companion bill SB 85.


AB 144

WASB Position: Support
WASB Resolution: 15-02

Relating to: the commencement of fall classes in public schools. (Ott/Darling)

Status: View bill history.


AB 162

WASB Position: Monitor
Relating to: school district accountability reports. (Jarchow/Harsdorf)

Status: View bill history. Also see companion bill SB 129.


AB 164

WASB Position: Support
Relating to: various election law changes. (Bernier/LeMahieu)

Status: View bill history. Also see companion bill SB 121.


AB 194

WASB Position: Support
WASB Resolution: 3.20

Relating to requiring the successful completion of the civics portion of a citizenship test as a condition for obtaining a high school diploma or high school equivalency diploma. (Edming/Wanggaard)

Status: View bill history.


AB 195

WASB Position: Support
WASB Resolution: 2.32(c)

Relating to a one−year extension of student achievement guarantee in education program contracts. (Joint Legislative Counsel)

Status: View bill history. Also see companion bill SB 31.


AB 172

WASB Position: Support
WASB Resolution: 3.83

Relating to method for notifying parent or guardian of habitually truant pupil. (Genrich/Harris Dodd)

Status: View bill history. Also see companion bill SB 122.


AB 196

WASB Position: Support
WASB Resolution: 2.32(c)

Relating to achievement gap reduction contracts requiring participating schools to implement strategies for improving academic performance of low−income pupils in reading and mathematics, granting rule−making authority, and making an appropriation. (Joint Legislative Counsel)

Status: View bill history. Also see companion bill SB 32.


AB 216

WASB Position: Support
WASB Resolution: 2.06(c); 3.04

Relating to:community school start−up grants and making an appropriation. (Barnes/Larson)

Status: View bill history. Also see companion bill SB 146.


AB 239

WASB Position: Monitor
WASB Resolution: 3.10

Relating to allowing a pupil’s parent or guardian to opt out of certain statewide examinations and providing information about mandatory pupil examinations. (Thiesfeldt/Stroebel)

Status: View bill history. Also see companion bill SB 193.


AB 248

WASB Position: Oppose
WASB Resolution: 3.20; WASB Testimony

Relating to incorporating financial literacy in public schools’ curriculum and statewide standardized examinations and requiring that it be covered during orientation programs at the University of Wisconsin System and the technical colleges. (Krug/Marklein)

Status: View bill history. Also see companion bill, SB 177.


AB 269

WASB Position: Oppose
WASB Resolution: WASB Testimony

Relating to funding postretirement health care benefits of local government employees. (Thiesfeldt/Vukmir)

Status: View bill history. Also see companion bill, SB 213.


AB 273

WASB Position: Oppose
WASB Resolution: 611 (a) and (b)

Relating to making a false threat to use a firearm to injure or kill another person in a school zone and providing a penalty. (Doyle/Bewley)

Status: View bill history. Also see companion bill, SB 197.


AB 287

WASB Position: Support
WASB Resolution: 232(c)

Relating to the Achievement Gap Reducation Program. (Czaja/Olsen)

Status: View bill history.


AB 294

WASB Position: Support
WASB Resolution: 2.19; 2.40; 2.41; 2.42

Relating to increase funding for special education. (Barnes/C. Larson)

Status: View bill history. Also see companion bill, SB 216.


AB 295

WASB Position: Support
WASB Resolution: 2.06(a); 2.31

Relating to increasing school district revenue limits. (Barnes/C. Larson)

Status: View bill history. Also see companion bill, SB 215.


AB 299

WASB Position: Support
WASB Resolution: 6.22

Relating to allowing a school board member to serve as a volunteer coach or extracurricular activity supervisor. (VanderMeer/Lassa).

Status: View bill history. Also see companion bill, SB 217.


AB 313

WASB Position: Support
Relating to a sales and use tax exemption for building materials that become part of a facility for a local unit of government or nonprofit organization. (Kulp/Marklein)

Status: View bill history. See companion bill, SB 227.


AB 314

WASB Position: Oppose
Relating to the amount of an academic excellence higher education scholarship, the number of those scholarships that may be awarded in an academic year, the eligibility criteria for those scholarships, and creating an indifidual income tax credit for certain academic scholarship recipients. (Knodl/Stroebel)

Status: View bill history. See companion bill, SB 228.


AB 325

WASB Position: Neutral
Relating to allowing a school board president to fill certain vacancies on a school board of a common, union high, or unified school district. (Weatherston/Wanggaard)

Status: View bill history. Also see companion bill, SB 244.


AB 448

WASB Position: Neutral
WASB Resolution: 3.40
Relating to requiring an evaluation by a local educational agency of whether a pupil with an extended absence from school is a child with a disability. (Mason/Wirch)

Status: View bill history. Also see companion bill SB 425.


 AB 449

WASB Position: Oppose
WASB Resolution: 2.41(r); 5.63

Relating to the school district revenue limit adjustment for energy efficiency projects. (Neylon/Lasee)

Status: View bill history. See companion bill, SB 337.


AB 469

WASB Position: Oppose
WASB Testimony
Relating to use of changing rooms by pupils. (Kremer/Nass)

Status: View bill history. See companion bill, SB 582.


AB 478

WASB Position: Support
Relating to disclosure of pupil records that are pertinent to addressing a pupil’s educational needs to the Department of Children and Families, a county department of human services or social services, or a tribal organization that is legally responsible for the care and protection of the pupil. (Ballwig/Darling)

Status: View bill history. See companion bill, SB 353.


AB 481

WASB Position: Oppose
WASB Resolution: 1.25; Sample Letter
Relating to limitations on borrowing by school districts and the use by school districts of resolutions and referenda to authorize bonding for capital projects or increase revenue limits and scheduling of school district referendums to exceed revenue limits. (Schraa/Stroebel)

Status: View bill history. See companion bill, SB 355.


AB 489

WASB Position: Oppose
WASB Resolution: 3.20; WASB Testimony
Relating to recodification of the child abuse and neglect reporting law; making probation agents, parole agents, and certain employees, contractors, and volunteers of schools and institutions of higher education mandated reporters of child abuse and neglect; training in child abuse and neglect identification, laws, and procedures and in human trafficking identification for certain employees, contractors, and volunteers of schools; eliminating an exception to the child abuse reporting requirement for providers of certain health care services when the suspected or threatened abuse consists of sexual intercourse or contact with a child; definitions of physical injury and neglect for purposes of mandated reporting of child abuse and neglect; and grant rule-making authority. (Brandtjen/Taylor)

Status: View bill history.


AB 496

WASB Position: Monitor
Relating to school bullying, unlawful use of computer systems, and providing a criminal penalty. (Kahl/Ringhand)

Status: View bill history. See companion bill, SB 473.


AB 517

WASB Position: Oppose
WASB Resolution: 3.20
Relating to reporting crimes and other incidents that occur on school property, on school transportation, and at school-sanctioned events and granting rule-making authority. (Jagler/Wanggaard)

Status: View bill history. See companion bill, SB 470.


AB 545

WASB Position: Neutral
Relating to providing lifesaving skills instruction to pupils. (Sprios/Petrowski)

Status: View bill history.

See companion bill, SB 412


AB 555

WASB Position: Monitor
Relating to provision of feminine hygiene products in state buildings and school buildings. (Sargent/Risser)

Status: View bill history.


AB 581

WASB Position: Neutral
WASB Testimony
Relating to licenses to teach vocational education subjects. (Knodl/Darling)

Status: View bill history. See companion bill, SB 449


AB 602

WASB Position: Monitor
WASB Resolution: 2.70; 2.705

Relating to accrediting entities for private schools participating in a parental choice program or the Special Needs Scholarship program. (Katsma/Kapenga)

Status: View bill history. See companion bill, SB 467.


AB 618

WASB Position: Monitor
WASB Resolution: 2.70(d)
Relating to requiring a private school participating in a parental choice program to report suspensions and expulsions of pupils. (Pope/C. Larson)

Status: View bill history.


AB 664

WASB Position: Support
WASB Resolution: 16-14 (adopted 1/20/16)
Relating to mental health services in schools. (LeMahieu/Kitchens)

Status: View bill history. See companion bill, AB 591.


AB 665

WASB Position: Monitor
WASB Resolution: 2.14

Relating to:community school start−up grants and making an appropriation. (Barnes/Larson)

Status: View bill history. Also see companion bill SB 146.


AB 681

WASB Position: Monitor
Relating to grants for national teacher certification or master educator licensure and licensure for alternative education program teachers. (suggested as remedial legislation by the Department of Public Instruction) (Law Revision Committee)

Status: View bill history. See companion bill, SB 556.


AB 691

WASB Position: Monitor
Relating to requiring sexual abuse prevention education. (Spiros/Petrowski)

Status: View bill history. See companion bill, SB 501.


AB 692

WASB Position: Neutral, assisted authors with technical improvements to bill language.
Relating to teen dating violence policies and education. (Spiros/Harris Dodd)

Status: View bill history.


AB 696

WASB Position: Neutral
Relating to an initial teaching license based on completion of a Montessori teacher education program (Knudson/Olsen)

Status: View bill history. See Companion bill, SB 494.


AB 722

WASB Position: Neutral
Relating to school and school district accountability report. (Neylon)

Status: View bill history.


AB 734

WASB Position: Support
WASB Resolution: 2.14
Relating to career and workforce education pilot program and making appropriations. (Kitchens?Darling)

Status: View bill history. See companion bill, AB 642.


AB 751

WASB Position: Strongly Oppose Assembly Amendments 2 & 3 to bill.
WASB Resolution: 2.705
Relating to special needs scholarship program. (Jagler/Vukmir)

Status: View bill history. See companion bill, SB 615.


AB 773

WASB Position: Neutral
WASB Resolution: 2.14
Relating to a student safety incident tracking pilot program for school districts and making an appropriation. (Skowronski/Lazich)

Status: View bill history. See companion bill, SB 492.


AB 799

WASB Position: Support
WASB Resolution: 2.14
Relating to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics grants for rural school districts, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, requiring the exercise of rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (Tranel/Tiffany)

Status: View bill history. See companion bill, SB 661.


AB 808

WASB Position: Monitor
Relating to prohibiting issuance of citations for alcohol beverages violations to certain underage persons in connection with sexual assault or certain other crimes and prohibiting certain disciplinary sanctions if the underage person is a student. (Ballweg/Petrowski)

Status: View bill history. See companion bill, SB 656.


AB 824

WASB Position: Support
WASB Resolution: 2.16(a)
Relating to sparcity aid. (Mursau/Tiffany)

Status: View bill history. See companion bill, SB 664.


AB 828

WASB Position: Monitor
Relating to independent financial audits of private schools participating in a parental choice program, a civics exam as a condition for obtaining a high school diploma, and factors for determining school and school district performance on the school and school district accountability report. (Olsen/Kitchens)

Status: View bill history. See companion bill, SB 640.


AB 829

WASB Position: Oppose
WASB Resolution: 1.245; 3.20
Relating to special needs scholarship program. (Jagler/Vukmir)

Status: View bill history. See companion bill, SB 615.


AB 846

WASB Position: Monitor
WASB Resolution: 6.11(b)
Relating to possessing firearms on school grounds by persons with a license to carry a concealed weapon.
(R. Brooks/Lazich)

Status: View bill history. See companion bill, SB 589.


AB 873

WASB Position: Monitor
Relating to participation in interscholastic athletics and application of the public records and open meetings laws to interscholastic athletic associations. (Nygren/Roth)

Status: View bill history. See companion bill, SB 704


AB 883

WASB Position: Monitor
WASB Resolution: 2.20(j)
Relating to counting pupils enrolled in 4-year-old-kindergarten. (Genrich/Lassa)

Status: View bill history.


AB 896

WASB Position: Monitor
WASB Resolution: 3.20; 3.50
Relating to warning lights on school buses. (Macco/Hansen)

Status: View bill history. See companion bill, SB 669.


AB 912

WASB Position: Support
WASB Resolution: 62.41(s)
Relating to adjusting a school district’s revenue limit for certain school safety expenditures. (Pope/Bewley)

Status: View bill history. See companion bill, SB 695.


AB 918

WASB Position: Monitor
WASB Resolution: 2.70; 2.32; 2.32(c)
Relating to terminating parental choice programs, repealing the achievement gap reduction program, expanding the student achievement guarantee program, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (Brostoff/Larson)

Status: View bill history.


AB 883

WASB Position: Monitor
WASB Resolution: 2.20(j)
Relating to counting pupils enrolled in 4-year-old-kindergarten. (Genrich/Lassa)

Status: View bill history.


AB 896

WASB Position: Monitor
WASB Resolution: 3.20; 3.50
Relating to warning lights on school buses. (Macco/Hansen)

Status: View bill history. See companion bill, SB 669.

2015-16 Senate Bills
SB 1

WASB Position: Support
WASB Resolution: 2.70(a), (b) and (d)
Relating to: the school and school district accountability report, chronically failing schools and school districts, and educational options information. (Sen. Farrow)

Status: View bill history.


SB 31

WASB Position: Support
WASB Resolution: 232(c)
Relating to a one-year extension of student achievement guarantee in education program contracts. (Joint Legislative Counsel)

Status: View bill history. See companion bill AB 195.


SB 32

WASB Position: Support
WASB Resolution: 232(c)
Relating to achievement gap reduction contracts requiring participating schools to implement strategies for improving academic performance of low-income pupils in reading and mathematics, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (Joint Legislative Counsel)

Status: View bill history. See companion bill AB 196.


SB 34

WASB Position: Support
WASB Resolution: 611(b
)
Relating to: requiring certain persons to hold certificates of food protection practices in order to operate certain school lunchrooms participating in the National School Lunch Program. (Olsen/Petryk)

Status: View bill history. Also see companion bill AB 37.


SB 46

WASB Position: Monitor
Relating to: causing harm to a child by cosleeping while intoxicated, providing information about safe sleep, and providing a penalty. (Darling/Kerkman)

Status: View bill history. Also see companion bill AB 94.


SB 49

WASB Position: Support
Relating to: elimination of the requirement that laborers, workers, mechanics, and truck drivers employed on the site of a project of public works be paid the prevailing wage. (Vukmir/Hutton)

Status: View bill history. Also see companion bill AB 32.


SB 59

WASB Position: Monitor
Relating to: University of Wisconsin System reports regarding remedial courses in English and mathematics. (Roth/Jagler)

Status: View bill history. Also see companion bill AB 56.


SB 67

WASB Position: Monitor
Relating to: off−duty law enforcement officers and former law enforcement officers going armed with firearms on or near school grounds. (Wanggaard/Kleefisch)

Status: View bill history. Also see companion bill AB 46.


SB 85

WASB Position: Monitor
Relating to: the sale of common or union high school district property. (Vukmir/Kooyenga

Status: View bill history. Also see companion bill AB 109


SB 116

WASB Position: Monitor
Relating to: open enrollment applicant priority. (Miller and Farrow)

Status: View bill history.


SB 121

WASB Position: Support
Relating to: various election law changes. (LeMahieu/Bernier)

Status: View bill history. Also see companion bill AB 164.


SB 122

WASB Position: Support
WASB Resolution: 3.83
Relating to method for notifying parent or guardian of habitually truant pupil. (Harris Dodd/Genrich)

Status: View bill history. Also see companion bill AB 172.


SB 129

Relating to: school district accountability reports. (Harsdorf/Jarchow)

Status: View bill history. Also see companion bill AB 162.


SB 146

WASB Position: Support
WASB Resolution: 2.06(c); 3.04
Relating to:community school start−up grants and making an
appropriation. (Larson/Barnes)

Status: View bill history. Also see companion bill SB 216


SB 177

WASB Position: Oppose
WASB Resolution: 3.20
Relating to incorporating financial literacy in public schools’
curriculum and statewide standardized examinations and requiring that it be covered during orientation programs at the University of Wisconsin System and the technical colleges. (Marklein/Krug)

Status: View bill history. Also see companion bill, AB 248.


SB 193

WASB Position: Monitor
WASB Resolution: 3.10
Relating to allowing a pupil’s parent or guardian to opt out of certain statewide examinations and providing information about mandatory pupil examinations. (Stroebel/Theisfeldt)

Status: View bill history.

Also see companion bill, AB 239.


SB 197

WASB Position: Support
WASB Resolution: 6.11(a); 6.1(b)
Relating to making a false threat to use a firearm to injure or kill another person in a school zone and providing a penalty. (Bewley/Doyle)

Status: View bill history. Also see companion bill, AB 273.


SB 213

WASB Position: Oppose
WASB Testimony
Relating to funding postretirement health care benefits of local government employees. (Vukmir/Thiesfeldt)

Status: View bill history. Also see companion bill, AB 269.


SB 216

WASB Position: Support
WASB Resolution: 2.19; 2.40; 2.41; 2.42
Relating to increase funding for special education. (C. Larson/Barnes)

Status: View bill history. Also see companion bill, AB 294.


SB 217

WASB Position: Support
WASB Resolution: 6.22
Relating to allowing a school board member to serve as a volunteer coach or extracurricular activity supervisor. /Lassa/VanderMeer).

Status: View bill history. Also see companion bill, SB 299.


SB 227

WASB Position: Support
Relating to a sales and use tax exemption for building materials that become part of a facility for a local unit of government or nonprofit organization. (Marklein/Kulp)

Status: View bill history. See companion bill, AB 313.


SB 228

WASB Position: Oppose
Relating to the amount of an academic excellence higher education scholarship, the number of those scholarships that may be awarded in an academic year, the eligibility criteria for those scholarships, and creating an indifidual income tax credit for certain academic scholarship recipients. (Stroebel/Knodl)

Status: View bill history. See companion bill, AB 314.


SB 234

WASB Position: Monitor
Relating to the school district budget summary, annual audit, and annual report. (Harsdorf/Jarchow)

Status: View bill history.


SB 244

WASB Position: Neutral
Relating to allowing a school board president to fill certain vacancies on a school board of a common, union high, or unified school district. (Wanggaard/Weatherston)

Status: View bill history. Also see companion bill, SB 325.


SB 337

WASB Position: Oppose
WASB Resolution: 2.41(r); 5.63
Relating to the school district revenue limit adjustment for energy efficiency projects. (Lasee/Neylon)

Status: View bill history. See companion bill, AB 449.


SB 353

WASB Position: Support
Relating to disclosure of pupil records that are pertinent to addressing a pupil’s educational needs to the Department of Children and Families, a county department of human services or social services, or a tribal organization that is legally responsible for the care and protection of the pupil. (Darling/Ballwig)

Status: View bill history. See companion bill, AB 478.


SB 355

WASB Position: Oppose
WASB Resolution: 1.25; Sample Letter
Relating to limitations on borrowing by school districts and the use by school districts of resolutions and referenda to authorize bonding for capital projects or increase revenue limits and scheduling of school district referendums to exceed revenue limits. (Strabel/Schraa)

Status: View bill history. See companion bill, AB 481.


SB 412

WASB Position: Neutral
WASB Testimony
Relating to providing lifesaving skills instruction to pupils. (Petrowski/Spiros)

Status: View bill history. See companion bill, AB 545


SB 425

WASB Position: Neutral
WASB Resolution:3.40
Relating to requiring an evaluation by a local educational agency of whether a pupil with an extended absence from school is a child with a disability. (Wirch/Mason)

Status: View bill history.


SB 449

WASB Position: Neutral
Relating to licenses to teach vocational education subjects. (Darling/Knodl)

Status: View bill history.

See companion bill, AB 581


SB 467

WASB Position: Monitor
WASB Resolution: 2.70; 2.705
Relating to requiring an evaluation by a local educational agency of whether a pupil with an extended absence from school is a child with a disability. (Mason/Wirch)

Status: View bill history. Also see companion bill SB 425.


SB 470

WASB Position: Oppose
WASB Resolution: 3.20
Relating to reporting crimes and other incidents that occur on school property, on school transportation, and at school-sanctioned events and granting rule-making authority. (Wanggaard/Jagler)

Status: View bill history. See companion bill, AB 517.


SB 473

WASB Position: Monitor
Relating to school bullying, unlawful use of computer systems, and providing a criminal penalty. (Ringhand/Kahl)

Status: View bill history. See companion bill, AB 496.


SB 492

WASB Position: Neutral
WASB Resolution: 2.14
Relating to a student safety incident tracking pilot program for school districts and making an appropriation. (Lazich/Skowronski)

Status: View bill history. See companion bill, AB 773.


SB 494

WASB Position: Neutral
Relating to an initial teaching license based on completion of a Montessori teacher education program (Olsen/Knudson)

Status: View bill history. See Companion bill, AB 696.


SB 501

WASB Position: Monitor
Relating to requiring sexual abuse prevention education. (Petrowski/Spiros)

Status: View bill history. See companion bill, AB 691.

 


SB 523

WASB Position: Monitoring (Registered in Support of Assembly Version)
WASB Resolution: 2.14
Relating to technical education equipment grants for school districts, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (Harsdorf/Petryk)

Status: View bill history. See companion bill, AB 748.


SB 556

WASB Position: Monitor
Relating to grants for national teacher certification or master educator licensure and licensure for alternative education program teachers. (suggested as remedial legislation by the Department of Public Instruction) (Law Revision Committee)

Status: View bill history. See companion bill, AB 681.


SB 582

WASB Position: Oppose
Relating to use of changing rooms by pupils. (Nass/Kremer)

Status: View bill history. See companion bill, AB 469.


SB 583

WASB Position: Monitor
WASB Resolution: 2.14
Relating to grants for participation in robotics competitions and making an appropriation. (Nass/Neylon)

Status: View bill history. See companion bill, SB 665.


SB 589

WASB Position: Oppose
WASB Resolution: 6.11(b)
Relating to possessing firearms on school grounds by persons with a license to carry a concealed weapon. (Lazich/R. Brooks)

Status: View bill history. See companion bill, AB 846.


SB 591

WASB Position: Support
WASB Resolution: Resolution 16-14;(adopted 1/20/16)
Relating to mental health services in schools. (LeMahieu/Kitchens)

Status: View bill history. See companion bill, AB 664.


SB 615

WASB Position: Oppose
WASB Resolution: 2.705
Relating to special needs scholarship program. (Vukmir/Jagler)

Status: View bill history. See companion bill, AB 751.


SB 640

WASB Position: Monitor
Relating to independent financial audits of private schools participating in a parental choice program, a civics exam as a condition for obtaining a high school diploma, and factors for determining school and school district performance on the school and school district accountability report. (Olsen/Kitchens)

Status: View bill history. See companion bill, AB 828.


SB 642

WASB Position: Support
WASB Resolution: 2.14

Relating to:community school start−up grants and making an appropriation. (Barnes/Larson)

Status: View bill history. Also see companion bill SB 146.


SB 656

WASB Position: Monitor
Relating to prohibiting issuance of citations for alcohol beverages violations to certain underage persons in connection with sexual assault or certain other crimes and prohibiting certain disciplinary sanctions if the underage person is a student. (Petrowski/Ballweg)

Status: View bill history. See Companionn bill, AB 808.


SB 661

WASB Position: Monitor (Registered in Support of Assembly Version)
WASB Resolution: 2.14
Relating to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics grants for rural school districts, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, requiring the exercise of rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (Tiffany/Tranel)

Status: View bill history. See companion bill, AB 799.


SB 664

WASB Position: Monitor (Registered in Support of Assembly Version)
WASB Resolution: 2.16(a)
Relating to sparcity aid. (Tiffany/Mursau)

Status: View bill history. See companion bill, AB 824.


SB 669

WASB Position: Monitoring
WASB Resolution: 3.20; 3.50
Relating to warning lights on school buses. (Hansen/Macco)

Status: View bill history. See companion bill, AB 896.


SB 695

WASB Position: Monitoring (Registered in Support of Assembly Version)
WASB Resolution: 2.41(s)
Relating to adjusting a school district’s revenue limit for certain school safety expenditures. (Bewley/Pope)

Status: View bill history. See companion bill, AB 912.


SB 704

WASB Position: Monitor
Relating to participation in interscholastic athletics and application of the public records and open meetings laws to interscholastic athletic associations. (Roth/Nygren)

Status: View bill history. See companion bill, SB 873.


SB 730

WASB Position: Monitoring
Relating to wages to be paid to substitute teachers.(L. Taylor/Berceau)

Status: View bill history.


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