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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: Supporting

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)

See companion bill SB 34

 

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

WASB Resolution: 1.10

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

WASB Resolutions: 1.01; 1.10

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

WASB Resolution: 3.23; 3.62; 3.69

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

WASB Resolution: 3.83 

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

 

AB 84

WASB Position: Opposing

WASB Resolution: 3.20

Imposing requirements related to school lunch and breakfast programs in certain schools. (Rep. Tauchen)

 

AB 90

WASB Position: Supporting

Applicability of the Wisconsin Fair Dealership Law. (Rep. Steffen)

See companion bill SB 105

 

AB 105

WASB Position: Monitoring

Requires the state superintendent to develop model academic standards for American Indian studies in consultation with the Wisconsin Indian Education Association, Inc. (Joint Legislative Council)

 

AB 106

WASB Position: Monitoring

Requires the DPI to develop informational materials related to the American Indian studies  requirements for distribution to school boards annually.  Further requires that school boards annually provide these informational materials to school board members, school district administrators, certain individuals responsible for curriculum or staff development, principals, and social studies teachers. (Joint Legislative Council)

 

AB 107

WASB Position: Monitoring

Requires that a teacher license applicant must receive instruction in the culture, tribal sovereignty, and contemporary and historically significant events of the federally recognized American Indian tribes and bands located in Wisconsin. (Joint Legislative Council)

 

AB 108

WASB Position: Monitoring

Requires private schools participating in a parental choice program and independent charter schools to provide instruction in American Indian history, culture, and tribal sovereignty. (Joint Legislative Council)

 

AB 109

WASB Position: Monitoring

Required instruction in American Indian studies in the elementary and high school grades. (Joint Legislative Council)

 

AB 110

WASB Position: Monitoring

Requires the DPI to develop a guidebook related to dyslexia and related conditions. (Joint Legislative Council)

 

AB 115

WASB Position: Monitoring

Creating an emergency exception for high performing school districts to the number of hours of direct pupil instruction requirement. (Rep. Ott)

See companion bill SB 112

 

AB 116

WASB Position: Monitoring

Prohibiting abusive work environments and allowing an individual who has been subjected to such an environment to bring a civil action. (Rep. Pope)

 

AB 118

WASB Position: Monitoring

Increasing funding for the child psychiatry consultation program. (Rep. Steineke)

See companion bill SB 113

 

AB 129

WASB Position: Monitoring

Allowing private schools participating in a parental choice program to provide hours of direct pupil instruction virtually. (Rep. Jagler)

See companion bill SB 111

 

AB 137

WASB Position: Monitoring

Allowing pharmacists and pharmacy students under the direct supervision of a pharmacist to administer vaccines. Also, eliminates any patient age restriction for the administration of a vaccine by a pharmacist if the vaccine is administered pursuant to a prescription order issued by a physician or other prescribing practitioner within the 29 days immediately preceding the day on which the vaccine is administered and the pharmacist has satisfied certain education requirements. (Rep. Kurtz)

See companion bill SB 110

 

AB 141

WASB Position: Monitoring

Clarifying due dates for paying property taxes. (Rep. Ballweg)

See companion bill SB 146

 

AB 146

WASB Position: Supporting

WASB Resolution: 2.50(b)

Property tax assessments regarding leased property and assessments based on comparable sales and market segments. (This bill would close both the so-called “dark store” and “Walgreen’s” property tax loopholes.) (Sen. Stroebel)

See companion bill SB 130

 

AB 147

WASB Position: Monitoring

Prohibiting caller identification (caller ID) spoofing. (Sen. Kooyenga)

See companion bill SB 132

 

AB 149

WASB Position: Supporting

WASB Resolution: 3.28

Professional development training in character education for teachers, pupil service professionals, principals, and school district administrators, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (Rep. Rodriguez)

See companion bill SB 138

 

AB 158

WASB Position: Monitoring

Reducing contribution limits from political action committees for certain offices. (Rep. Sinicki)

See companion bill SB 77

 

AB 170

WASB Position: Supporting

WASB Resolution: 1.02(b)

Method for providing notice of a special meeting of a school board. (Rep. Gundrum)

See companion bill SB 160

 

AB 186

WASB Position: Monitoring

Allowing minors to operate temporary food stands without a permit or license.(Rep. Horlacher)

See companion bill SB 170

 

AB 189

WASB Position: Monitoring

Transferability of courses between the UW System, technical college system, and tribally controlled and private colleges.(Rep. Born)

See companion bill SB 165

 

AB 192

WASB Position: Supporting

WASB Resolution: 6.06

Adds communications to a parent of a student as a reimbursable mental health clinical consultation under the Medical Assistance program. (Rep. Rohrkaste)

See companion bill SB 177

 

AB 194

WASB Position: Monitoring

Requirements for initial licensure as a special education teacher

(Allows the DPI to waive the requirement that to receive an initial license to teach special education, the applicant must pass the Foundations of Reading test if certain conditions are met). (Rep. Tranel)

See companion bill SB 183

 

AB 195

WASB Position: Monitoring

License to teach based on reciprocity

(Changes license to teach based on reciprocity from an initial license to a provisional license and requires DPI to issue a license to teach based on reciprocity to an individual who holds a license to teach in good standing from another state if the individual taught in this state under a license or permit issued by DPI for at least two semesters and the school district or charter school where the applicant taught under that license or permit confirms that the applicant’s teaching experience was successful. (Rep. Tranel)

See companion bill SB 184

 

AB 196

WASB Position: Supporting

WASB Resolutions: 2.16, 2.16a

Sparsity Aid (Expands eligibility at $400 per pupil to school districts with up to 1,000 members and fewer than 10 pupils per square mile; and expands eligibility at $100 per pupil to districts with  membership between 1,001 and 2,700 and fewer than 7 pupils per square mile) . (Rep. Mursau)

See companion bill SB 182

 

AB 223

WASB Position: Monitoring

WASB Resolution: 1.30

View WASB Testimony

Supplemental state aid for consolidated school districts and making an appropriation.

(Blue Ribbon Commission recommendation—creates a new aid program for consolidated districts that are formed on or after July 1, 2020, to gradually phase in property tax increases for the lower taxed district residents over a 5-year period. The aim is to bring them into property tax rate parity. The mill rate for the newly consolidated district would initially be set equal to the lowest mill rate among the consolidating districts in the year prior to consolidation and this aid would be reduced by 20% per year over 5 years.)  (Rep. Kitchens)

See companion bill SB 207

 

AB 224

WASB Position: Support in Part; Oppose in Part

WASB Resolutions: 2.43; 2.20(p); 2.20(t)

Determining shared costs and the secondary cost ceiling for the purpose of general equalization aids for school districts.

(Blue Ribbon Commission recommendation– Exempts expenditures authorized by an operating or capital referendum held after the effective date of the bill from the school district’s shared cost if the school district is a negative tertiary school district and the expenditures would increase the district’s secondary cost. (Rep. Kitchens)

See companion bill SB 206

 

AB 229

WASB Position: Supporting

WASB Resolution: 3.20

Creating a Joint Committee on State Mandates and required funding of state mandates. (Rep. Gundrum)

See companion bill SB 216

 

AB 232

WASB Position: Monitoring

Providing the state superintendent authority to develop an equivalent student teaching option in addition to student teaching that consists of full days for a full semester at a cooperating elementary or secondary school as required by current law. (Rep. Myers)

See companion bill SB 230

 

AB 261

WASB Position: Monitoring

Allowing the designation of certain public building restrooms for use by both sexes. (Rep. Quinn)

See companion bill SB 220

 

AB 268

WASB Position: Monitoring

WASB Resolution: 2.20(o)

Creating a grant program to support after-school and out-of-school-time programs. (Rep. Rohrkaste)

See companion bill SB 258

 

AB 291

WASB Position: Supporting

WASB Resolution: 6.07

Trauma-informed care position grants and making an appropriation. (Rep. Tittl)

See companion bill SB 259

 

AB 292

WASB Position: Supporting

WASB Resolution: 2.41(r)

Eliminate the 1,000 year moratorium on the school district revenue limit adjustment for energy efficiency projects. (Rep. Gruszynski)

See companion bill SB 229

 

AB 299

WASB Position: Supporting

WASB Resolution: 2.70

Including with the property tax bill information state aid reduction to school districts to fund vouchers. (Rep. Emerson)

 

AB 319

WASB Position: Monitoring

WASB Resolution: 6.16

Discrimination in education.. (Rep. Spreitzer)

See companion bill SB 308

 

AB 338

WASB Position: Supporting

WASB Resolution: 6.115

Threat to use a dangerous weapon on school property to injure or kill a person and providing a penalty. (Rep. Doyle)

See companion bill SB 311

 

AB 354

WASB Position: Supporting

WASB Resolution: 6.16

Providing grants for the purchase of choking rescue devices and making an appropriation. (Rep.Tranel)

See companion bill SB 330

 

AB 368

WASB Position: Monitoring

Revenue limit adjustment for declining enrollment and the prior year base revenue hold harmless adjustment. (Rep. Quinn)

See companion bill SB 327

 

AB 377

WASB Position: Opposing

WASB Resolution: 3.20

Requiring sexual abuse prevention education. (Rep. Spiros)

See companion bill SB 347

 

AB 378

WASB Position: Opposing

WASB Resolution: 3.20

Requiring teen dating violence prevention education. (Rep. Sargent)

 

AB 381

WASB Position: Opposing

WASB Resolution: 3.20

Provision of feminine hygiene (menstrual) products in state and local buildings and school buildings . (Rep. Sargent)

 

AB 384

WASB Position: Monitoring

Prohibiting consideration of the conviction record of an applicant for employment before the applicant has been selected for an interview. (Rep. Taylor)

 

AB 397

WASB Position: Monitoring

Prohibiting an employer from soliciting information about a prospective employee’s current or prior compensation before making an offer of employment making employment decisions. (Rep. Sinicki)

See companion bill SB 367

 

AB 422

WASB Position: Supporting

WASB Resolution: 6.02

Raising the legal age for sale, purchase, and possession of cigarettes and nicotine and tobacco products (a/k/a the “T-21” bill ). (Rep. Spiros)

See companion bill SB 364

 

AB 459

WASB Position: Opposing

WASB Resolution: 3.20

Incorporating cursive writing into the state model English language arts standards and requiring cursive writing in elementary grades. (Rep. Thiesfeldt)

See companion bill SB 414

 

AB 460

WASB Position: Monitoring

School district revenue limit adjustment for the cost of employing school nurses. (Rep. Pope)

See companion bill SB 589

 

 AB 464

WASB Position: Monitoring

The age at which a child may attend four-year-old-kindergarten. (Rep. Kitchens)

See companion bill SB 407

 

AB 465

WASB Position: Supporting

WASB Resolution: 2.20(j)

Counting pupils enrolled in four-year-old kindergarten. (Rep. Kitchens)

See companion bill SB 408

 

AB 473

WASB Position: Monitoring

The revenue limit ceiling for school districts. (Rep. Steineke)

See companion bill SB 437

 

 AB 474

WASB Position: Monitoring

A contract between a school board and a parent or guardian to transport a pupil to and from school. (Rep. Novak)

See companion bill SB 431

 

AB 476

WASB Position: Monitoring

Lead testing of potable water sources in certain schools. (Rep. Thiesfeldt)

See companion bill SB 423

 

AB 553

WASB Position: Supporting

WASB Resolution: 2.41(r)

The school district revenue limit adjustment for energy efficiency projects. (Rep. Whittke)

See companion bill SB 494

 

 AB 601

WASB Position: Monitoring

Requiring an online dyslexia awareness training for school district employees. (Rep. Kulp)

See companion bill SB 552

 

AB 604

WASB Position: Monitoring

Programs to identify and address pupils with dyslexia in public schools. (Rep. Kulp)

See companion bill SB 571

 

AB 632

WASB Position: Monitoring

Assessments to evaluate reading readiness. (Rep. Kulp)

See companion bill SB 578

 

AB 635

WASB Position: Monitoring

Requiring each cooperative educational service agency to employ a dyslexia specialist. (Rep. Kulp)

See companion bill SB 579

 

AB 644

WASB Position: Supporting

WASB Resolution: 6.06

Creating a school-based mental health consultation pilot program and making an appropriation. (Rep. Steineke)

See companion bill SB 608

 

AB 662

WASB Position: Monitoring

Creating an online early learning pilot program and making an appropriation. (Rep. Thiesfeldt)

See companion bill SB 595

 

AB 670

WASB Position: Supporting

WASB Resolution: 4.36; 4.37

Increasing the minimum retirement age under the Wisconsin Retirement System; decreasing the minimum break in service for annuitants in the Wisconsin Retirement System who are rehired by a participating employer; and allowing rehired annuitants to elect to not participate in the Wisconsin Retirement System. (Rep. Felzkowski)

See companion bill SB 612

 

AB 675

WASB Position: Supporting

WASB Resolution: 3.22

State aid for driver education courses. (Rep. Crowley)

See companion bill SB 831

 

AB 698

WASB Position: Monitoring

WRS Annuitants. (Rep. Pope)

See companion bill SB 627

 

AB 702

WASB Position: Opposing

Allowing the School District of New Berlin to give preference to residents of New Berlin in accepting full-time open enrollment applications. (Rep. Sanfelippo)

See companion bill SB 639

 

AB 723

WASB Position: Monitoring

Notice to the public (including schools) upon release of a violent offender. (Rep. Ohnstad)

 
AB 727

WASB Position: Monitoring

Per Pupil Payments to private schools participating in parental choice (i.e., voucher) programs. (Rep. Pope)

See companion bill SB 659

 

AB 728

WASB Position: Monitoring

Requiring teacher licensure in parental choice (voucher) programs and in the Special Needs Scholarship Program. (Rep. Pope)

See companion bill SB 660

 

AB 729

WASB Position: Monitoring

School Aid (requiring referendum approval before state aid to a district can be reduced to pay for vouchers for district resident students who attend schools participating in parental choice (i.e., voucher) programs). (Rep. Pope)

See companion bill SB 661

 

AB 730

WASB Position: Monitoring

Special Needs Scholarships (Phasing out the Special Needs Scholarship Program and limiting enrollment in parental choice (i.e., voucher) programs). (Rep. Pope)

See companion bill SB 658

 

AB 735

WASB Position: Supporting

WASB Resolution: 6.16

Sports Official Harassment (Providing penalties for harassment off a sports official). (Rep. Novak)

See companion bill SB 657

 

AB 737

WASB Position: Monitoring

Full-Time Open Enrollment (Provides that an application submitted to a nonresident school board for a pupil to attend a virtual charter school does not count against the limit that a student may apply to full-time open enroll in not more than three nonresident school districts). (Rep. Loudenbeck)

See companion bill SB 688

 

AB 738

WASB Position: Opposing

WASB Resolution: 3.20

Directing school boards to provide instruction on Hmong Americans. (Rep. Shankland)

See companion bill SB 713

 

AB 739

WASB Position: Monitoring

Achievement Gap Reduction (Requirements for an achievement gap reduction contract). (Rep. Meyers)

 

AB 750

WASB Position: Monitoring

Medical Marijuana. (Rep. Felzkowski)

See companion bill SB 683

 

AB 759

WASB Position: 

Requiring universal changing stations in certain buildings, including public schools. (Rep. Vining)

See companion bill SB 693

 

AB 761

WASB Position: 

Posting of child abuse and neglect reporting hotline information in school buildings. (Rep. Krug)

See companion bill SB 692

 

AB 767

WASB Position: 

Grants to school districts for weatherization projects. (Rep. Neubauer)

See companion bill SB 653

 

AB 771

WASB Position: Opposing

Leasing tax exempt property of a church or religious organization to an educational association. (Rep. Wittke)

See companion bill SB 726

 

AB 772

WASB Position: Monitoring

Limiting employer liability for not drug testing employees and prospective employees for marijuana, THC, synthetic cannabinoid, or a controlled substance analog to THC. (Rep. Sortwell)

See companion bill SB 702

 

AB 779

WASB Position: Opposing

WASB Resolution: 3.97 and 3.98

Participation in interscholastic athletics and extracurricular activities by pupils enrolled in virtual charter schools. (Rep. Allen)

See companion bill SB 705

 

AB 783

WASB Position: Monitoring

Privacy protections for immunization-related mail (requires government entities; public or private schools; childcare centers or nursery school; or health care providers who send mail containing information that could disclose another person’s immunization status to ensure that the information is enclosed and sealed in the piece of mail and not visible on the outside of the piece of mail). (Rep. Sortwell)

 

AB 797

WASB Position: Supporting (as amended)

Prohibiting the sale and use of coal tar-based sealants and high PAH sealant products (As amended by the Assembly, the bill contains all of the provisions in 2019 Assembly Bill 476, relating to lead testing of drinking water in certain

 

AB 810

WASB Position: Monitoring

Making school district and school financial information available to the public. (Rep. Felzkowski)

See companion bill SB 743

 

AB 816

WASB Position: 

Incorporating the Holocaust and other genocides into the state model social studies standards and requiring instruction on the Holocaust and other genocides. (Rep. Plumber)

See companion bill SB 744

 

AB 824

WASB Position: Monitoring

Requiring economic impact statements on certain legislative proposals.. (Rep. Crowley)

 

AB 834

WASB Position: Monitoring

Requiring clerks to post a public notice regarding an incumbent candidate for local elected office who files or fails to file a notice of noncandidacy . (Rep. Ramthun)

See companion bill SB 741

 

AB 839

WASB Position: Monitoring

Use of epinephrine prefilled syringes and standing orders for epinephrine. (Rep. Sortwell)

See companion bill SB 759

 

AB 849

WASB Position: Opposing

Expanding the part-time open enrollment program and renaming it the “course choice” program. (Rep. Thiesfeldt)

See companion bill SB 789

 

AB 868

WASB Position: Supporting

WASB Resolution: 6.02

Prohibiting vaping on public and private school property. (Rep. Pope)

See companion bill SB 790

 

AB 887

WASB Position: Monitoring

Nomination signature requirements and circulating or signing nomination papers for more than one candidate for the same office. (Rep. Spreitzer)

 

AB 908

WASB Position: Supporting

WASB Resolution: 20-07

Measuring a School District’s Improvement for the School and School District Accountability Report (Report Cards). (Rep. Skowronski)

See companion bill SB 823

 

AB 934

WASB Position: Supporting

Correcting the 2019 personal property aid distribution. (Rep. Tusler)

See companion bill SB 797

 

AB 935

WASB Position: Supporting in part; Opposing in part

WASB Resolution: 2.32 and  2.705

Phasing out parental choice (i.e., voucher) programs and the Special Needs Scholarship Program, repealing the achievement gap reduction program and the student achievement guarantee program, creating a new student achievement guarantee program. (Rep. Brostoff)

See companion bill SB 816

 

AB 945

WASB Position: Monitoring

Bargaining over wages, hours, and conditions of employment for public employees. (Rep. C. Taylor)

See companion bill SB 854

 

AB 956

WASB Position: Supporting

WASB Resolution: 6.00

Grants to purchase milk dispensers for schools. (Rep. Pronschinske)

 

AB 965

WASB Position: 

Requires independent charter school operators to adhere to same requirements related to school safety plans that apply to school boards. (Rep. Kerkman)

See companion bill SB 824

 

AB 1010

WASB Position: Monitoring

Allows Ranked-Choice Voting for the Election of School Board Members (but not including recall elections). (Rep. Subeck)

See companion bill SB 893

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 34

WASB Position: Monitoring

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

See companion bill AB 30

 

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

 

SB 56

WASB Position: Supporting

WASB Resolutions: 1.01; 1.10

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)

See companion bill AB 67

 

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 77

WASB Position: Monitoring

Reducing contribution limits from political action committees for certain offices. (Sen. Larson)

See companion bill AB 158

 

SB 88

WASB Position: Supporting

WASB Resolutions: 3.23; 3.62; 3.69

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

 

SB 95

WASB Position: Monitoring

Permits cost-sharing assistance by local governmental taxing bodies for property tax assessments. (Joint Legislative Council)

 

SB 110

WASB Position: Monitoring

Allowing pharmacists and pharmacy students under the direct supervision of a pharmacist to administer vaccines. Also, eliminates any patient age restriction for the administration of a vaccine by a pharmacist if the vaccine is administered pursuant to a prescription order issued by a physician or other prescribing practitioner within the 29 days immediately preceding the day on which the vaccine is administered and the pharmacist has satisfied certain education requirements . (Sen. Testin)

See companion bill AB 137

 

SB 111

WASB Position: Monitoring

Allowing private schools participating in a parental choice program to provide hours of direct pupil instruction virtually. (Sen. Kooyenga)

See companion bill AB 129

 

SB 112

WASB Position: Monitoring

Creating an emergency exception for high performing school districts to the number of hours of direct pupil instruction requirement.
(Sen. Kooyenga)

See companion bill AB 115

 

SB 113

WASB Position: Monitoring

Increasing funding for the child psychiatry consultation program. (Sen. Darling)

See companion bill AB 118

 

SB 118

WASB Position: Supporting

WASB Resolution: 6.02

Restricting the placement of cigarettes, nicotine products, or tobacco products by retailers. (Sen. Jacque)

 

SB 130

WASB Position: Supporting

WASB Resolution: 2.50(b)

Property tax assessments regarding leased property and assessments based on comparable sales and market segments. (This bill would close both the so-called “dark store” and “Walgreen’s” property tax loopholes.) (Sen. Stroebel)

See companion bill AB 146

 

SB 132

WASB Position: Monitoring

Prohibiting caller identification (caller ID) spoofing. (SSen. Kooyenga)

See companion bill AB 147

 

SB 138

WASB Position: Supporting

WASB Resolution: 3.28

Professional development training in character education for teachers, pupil service professionals, principals, and school district administrators, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (Sen. Darling)

See companion bill AB 149

 

SB 160

WASB Position: Supporting

WASB Resolution: 1.02(b)

Method for providing notice of a special meeting of a school board. (Sen. Olsen)

See companion bill AB 170

 

SB 165

WASB Position: Monitoring

Transferability of courses between the University of Wisconsin System, technical college system, and tribally controlled and private colleges. (Sen. Stroebel)

See companion bill AB 189

 

SB 170

WASB Position: Monitoring

Allowing minors to operate temporary stands without a permit or license. (Sen. Kooyenga)

See companion bill AB 186

 

SB 177

WASB Position: Supporting

WASB Resolution: 6.06

Mental health clinical consultations under the Medical Assistance program. (Sen. Darling)

See companion bill AB 192

 

SB 181

WASB Position: Monitoring

Grants for certain UW and tech college graduates who paid nonresident tuition

(HEAB must establish a 10-year program for making annual grants to individuals who were charged nonresident tuition by and completed, after July 1, 2019, an educational program, including an apprenticeship, at Wisconsin technical colleges or UW System institutions and who have continuously resided and been employed in Wisconsin for a period of at least two years after graduation.). (Sen. Testin)

See companion bill AB 174

 

SB 182

WASB Position: Supporting

WASB Resolution: 2.16, 2.16(a)

School district sparsity aid. (Sen. Marklein)

See companion bill AB 196

 

SB 183

WASB Position: Monitoring

Requirements for initial licensure as a special education teacher. (Sen. Marklein)

See companion bill AB 194

 

SB 184

WASB Position: Monitoring

Licenses to teach based on reciprocity. (Sen. Marklein)

See companion bill AB 195

 

SB 206

WASB Position: Support in Part; Oppose in Part

WASB Resolutions: 2.43;2.20(p); 2.20(t)

Shared costs and the secondary cost ceiling for the purpose of determining general equalization aids for school
districts.

(Exempts expenditures authorized by an operating or capital referendum held after the effective date of the bill from the school district’s shared cost if the school district is a negative tertiary school district and increases secondary cost ceiling from 90 percent of to 100 percent of statewide shared cost per pupil in the previous school year.) (Sen. Marklein)

See companion bill  AB 224

 

SB 207

WASB Position: Supporting

WASB Resolution: 1.30

Supplemental state aid for consolidated school districts.

Blue Ribbon Commission recommendation—creates a new aid program for consolidated districts that are formed on or after July 1, 2020, to gradually phase in property tax increases for the lower taxed district residents over a 5-year period. The aim is to bring them into property tax rate parity. The mill rate for the newly consolidated district would initially be set equal to the lowest mill rate among the consolidating districts in the year prior to consolidation and this aid would be reduced by 20% per year over 5 years.) (Sen. Marklein)

See companion bill AB 223

 

SB 216

WASB Position: Supporting

WASB Resolution: 3.20

Creation of a Joint Committee on State Mandates and required funding of state mandates. (Sen. Jacque)

See companion bill AB 229

 

SB 220

WASB Position: Monitoring

Allowing the designation of certain public building restrooms for use by both sexes. (Petrowski)

See companion bill AB 261

 

SB 229

WASB Position: Supporting

WASB Resolution: 2.41(r)

Eliminate the 1,000 year moratorium on the school district revenue limit adjustment for energy efficiency projects. (Sen. Miller)

See companion bill AB 292

 

SB 230

WASB Position: Monitoring

Providing the state superintendent authority to develop an equivalent student teaching option in addition to student teaching that consists of full days for a full semester at a cooperating elementary or secondary school as required by current law. (Sen. Kooyenga)

See companion bill AB 232

 

SB 258

WASB Position: Monitoring

WASB Resolution: 2.20(o)

Creating a grant program to support after-school and out-of-school-time programs. (Sen. Kooyenga)

 

SB 305

WASB Position: Monitoring

School bus usage of flashing lights. (Sen. Shilling)

See companion bill AB 311

 

SB 308

WASB Position: Monitoring

WASB Resolution: 6.16

Discrimination in education. (Sen. Carpenter)

See companion bill AB 319

 

SB 311

WASB Position: Supporting

WASB Resolution: 6.115

Threat to use a dangerous weapon on school property to injure or kill a person and providing a penalty. (Sen. Bewley)

See companion bill AB 338

 

SB 327

WASB Position: Monitoring

WASB Resolution: 2.17

The school district revenue limit adjustment for declining enrollment and the prior year base revenue hold harmless adjustment. (Sen. Marklein)

See companion bill AB 368

 

SB 330

WASB Position: Monitoring

WASB Resolution: 6.16

Providing grants for the purchase of choking rescue devices and making an appropriation. (Sen. Marklein)

See companion bill AB 354

 

SB 340

WASB Position: Monitoring

Cost sharing for insulin under health insurance policies and plans. (Sen. Hansen)

 

SB 347

WASB Position: Opposing

WASB Resolution: 3.20

Requiring sexual abuse prevention education in schools. (Sen. Petrowski)

See companion bill AB 377

 

SB 364

WASB Position: Supporting

WASB Resolution: 6.02

Raising the legal age for sale, purchase, and possession of cigarettes and nicotine and tobacco products, providing a legal age for sale, purchase, and possession of vapor products, and providing a penalty. (Sen. Marklein)

See companion bill AB 422

 

SB 367

WASB Position: Monitoring

Prohibiting an employer from relying on information about a prospective employee’s compensation when making employment decisions or inquiring about a prospective employee’s compensation and from restricting an employee’s right to disclose compensation information and allowing actions in circuit court and providing a penalty. (Sen. Hansen)

 

SB 407

WASB Position: Monitoring

The age at which a child may attend four-year-old kindergarten. (Sen. Olsen)

See companion bill AB 464

 

SB 408

WASB Position: Supporting

WASB Resolution: 2.20(j)

Counting pupils enrolled in four-year-old kindergarten. (Sen. Olsen)

See companion bill AB 465

 

SB 414

WASB Position: Opposing

WASB Resolution: 3.20

Incorporating cursive writing into the state model English language arts standards and requiring cursive writing in elementary grades. (Sen. Olsen)

See companion bill AB 459

 

SB 423

WASB Position: Monitoring

Lead testing of potable water sources in certain schools. (Sen. Cowles)

See companion bill AB 476

 

SB 431

WASB Position: Monitoring

a contract between a school board and a parent or guardian to transport a pupil to and from school. (Sen. Marklein)

See companion bill AB 474

 

SB 437

WASB Position: Monitoring

The revenue limit ceiling for school districts. (Sen. Cowles)

See companion bill AB 473

 

SB 494

WASB Position: Supporting

WASB Resolution: 2.41(r)

The school district revenue limit adjustment for energy efficiency projects. (Sen. Olsen)

See companion bill AB 553

 

SB 552

WASB Position: Monitoring

Requiring an online dyslexia awareness training for school district employees. (Sen. Tiffany)

See companion bill AB 601

 

SB 554

WASB Position: Monitoring

Requiring teacher preparatory programs in this state to provide at least six credits of instruction in literacy theory, skills, and processes (literacy instruction) to individuals in the program who intend to apply for a license to teach kindergarten to fifth grade, a license to teach special education, a reading teacher license, or a reading specialist license; and requiring  literacy instruction to align with the Knowledge and Practice Standards for Teachers of Reading from the International Dyslexia Association. (Sen. Bernier)

See companion bill AB 594

 

SB 555

WASB Position: Monitoring

Grants for teachers who receive certain credentials in advanced structured literacy. (Sen. Bernier)

See companion bill AB 595

 

SB 569

WASB Position: Monitoring

Requires the DPI to annually publish Foundations of Reading test scores. (Sen. Nass)

See companion bill AB 603

 

SB 571

WASB Position: Monitoring

Requires school boards to develop or adopt programs to identify and address pupils with dyslexia in public schools. (Sen. Nass)

See companion bill AB 604

 

SB 578

WASB Position: Monitoring

Assessments to evaluate reading readiness. (Sen. Bernier)

 

SB 579

WASB Position: Monitoring

Requiring each cooperative educational service agency (CESA) to employ a dyslexia specialist. (Sen. Bernier)

See companion bill AB 635

 

SB 589

WASB Position: Monitoring

Creating a school district revenue limit adjustment for the cost of employing school nurses. (Sen. Larson)

See companion bill AB 460

 

SB 595

WASB Position: Monitoring

Creating an online early learning pilot program and making an appropriation. (Sen. Darling)

See companion bill AB 662

 

SB 608

WASB Position: Supporting

Creating a school-based mental health consultation pilot program and making an appropriation. (Sen. Darling)

See companion bill AB 644

 

SB 612

WASB Position: Supporting

WASB Resolution: 4.36; 4.37

Increasing the minimum retirement age under the Wisconsin Retirement System; decreasing the minimum break in service for annuitants in the Wisconsin Retirement System who are rehired by a participating employer; and allowing rehired
annuitants to elect to not participate in the Wisconsin Retirement System. (Sen. Stroebel)

See companion bill AB 670

 

SB 627

WASB Position: Supporting

WASB Resolution: 4.37

Annuitants in the Wisconsin Retirement System who retire from employment as a teacher and are rehired by or provide employee services to a school district that is a participating employer. (Sen. Smith)

 

SB 653

WASB Position: 

Grants to school districts for weatherization projects. (Sen. Hansen)

See companion bill AB 767

 

SB 657

WASB Position: Supporting

WASB Resolution: 6.16

Sports Official Harassment. (Sen. Jacque)

See companion bill AB 735

 

SB 658

WASB Position: Monitoring

Special Needs Scholarships. (Sen. Erpenbach)

See companion bill AB 730

 

SB 659

WASB Position: Monitoring

Per Pupil Payments. (Sen.Erpenbach)

See companion bill AB 727

 

SB 660

WASB Position: Monitoring

Teacher Licensure. (Sen. Erpenbach)

See companion bill AB 728

 

SB 661

WASB Position: Monitoring

School Aid. (Sen. Bewley)

See companion bill AB 729

 

SB 683

WASB Position: Monitoring

Medical Marijuana. (Sen. Bernier)

See companion bill AB 750

 

SB 688

WASB Position: Monitoring

Special Needs Scholarships. (Sen. Olsen)

See companion bill AB 737

 

SB 692

WASB Position: Monitoring

WASB Resolution: 6.04

Posting of child abuse and neglect reporting hotline information in school buildings. (Sen. Jacque)

See companion bill AB 761

 

SB 693

WASB Position: 

Requiring universal changing stations in certain buildings, including public schools. (Sen. Smith)

See companion bill AB 759

 

SB 702

WASB Position: Monitoring

Limiting employer liability for not drug testing employees and prospective employees for marijuana, THC, synthetic cannabinoid, or a controlled substance analog to THC. (Sen. Smith)

See companion bill AB 772

 

SB 705

WASB Position: Opposing

WASB Resolution: 3.97 and 3.98

Participation in interscholastic athletics and extracurricular activities by pupils enrolled in virtual charter schools. (Sen. Petrowski)

See companion bill AB 779

 

SB 713

WASB Position: Opposing

WASB Resolution: 3.20

Directing school boards to provide instruction on Hmong-Americans. (Sen. L. Taylor)

See companion bill AB 738

 

SB 726

WASB Position: Opposing

Leasing tax exempt property of a church or religious organization to an educational association. (Sen. Marklein )

See companion bill AB 771

 

SB 741

WASB Position: Monitoring

Requiring clerks to post a public notice regarding an incumbent candidate for local elected office who files or fails to file a notice of noncandidacy . (Sen. Stroebel)

See companion bill AB 834

 

SB 743

WASB Position: Monitoring

Making school district and school financial information available to the public. (Sen. Darling)

See companion bill AB 810

 

SB 744

WASB Position: 

Incorporating the Holocaust and other genocides into the state model social studies standards and requiring instruction on the Holocaust and other genocides. (Sen. Darling)

See companion bill AB 816

 

SB 759

WASB Position: Monitoring

Use of epinephrine prefilled syringes and standing orders for epinephrine. (Sen. Jacque)

See companion bill AB 839

 

SB 789

WASB Position: Opposing

Expanding the part-time open enrollment program and renaming it the “course choice” program. (Sen. Darling)

See companion bill AB 849

 

SB 790

WASB Position: Supporting

WASB Resolution: 6.02

Prohibiting vaping on public and private school property. (Sen. Larson)

See companion bill AB 868

 

SB 797

WASB Position: Supporting

Correcting the 2019 personal property aid distribution. (Sen. Petrowski)

See companion bill AB 934

 

SB 816

WASB Position: Supporting in part; Opposing in part

WASB Resolution: 2.32 and  2.705

Phasing out parental choice (i.e., voucher) programs and the Special Needs Scholarship Program, repealing the achievement gap reduction program and the student achievement guarantee program, creating a new student achievement guarantee program. (Sen. Larson)

See companion bill AB 935

 

SB 823

WASB Position: Supporting

WASB Resolution: 20-07

Measuring a school district’s improvement for the School and School District Accountability Report (Report Cards). (Sen. Craig)

See companion bill AB 908

 

SB 824

WASB Position: Monitoring

Requires independent charter school operators to adhere to same requirements related to school safety plans that apply to school boards. (Sen. Cowles)

See companion bill AB 965

 

SB 831

WASB Position: Supporting

WASB Resolution: 3.22

Providing aid to reimburse schools for the costs of driver education courses. (Sen. Johnson)

See companion bill AB 675

 

SB 849

WASB Position: Monitoring

Grants to school districts to pay student teachers an hourly wage. (Sen. Larson)

 

SB 854

WASB Position: Monitoring

Bargaining over wages, hours, and conditions of employment for public employees. (Sen. Larson)

See companion bill AB 945

 

SB 893

WASB Position: Monitoring

Allows ranked-choice voting for the election of school board members (but not including recall elections. (Sen. Smith)

See companion bill AB 1010

 

 

 

 

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 appropriation. (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

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

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: 2.16; 2.425; 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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