2013-2014 Legislative Session

Bills passed and signed into law by Gov. Scott Walker

  • AB 5 - Broadcasters sales tax exemption
  • AB 19 - Asbestos lawsuits transparency and reform
  • AB 27 - Transparency and reform of legal contingency fees
  • AB 35 - Delaying certain electrician regulations, eventually leading to passage of AB 683
  • AB 139 - Informed consent for physicians
  • AB 161 - Reforming court powers on injunctions of state law
  • AB 169 - Pedal tavern legalization
  • AB 244 - “In God We Trust” license plates
  • AB 270 - Additional providers in volunteer health care program
  • AB 290 - Wrongfully convicted/imprisoned - Robert Lee Stinson
  • AB 288 - County library reimbursements
  • AB 396 - Reforming nursing home voting
  • AB 449 - Unemployment Insurance reform for direct sellers
  • AB 536 - Prohibiting cell phone tracking without a warrant
  • AB 612 - Allowing the victim to view their portion of the pre-sentence investigation report
  • AB 683 - Electrician licensing and regulation reform, follow-up to AB 35
  • AB 669 - Rule-making procedures and practice standards for Certified Public Accountants
  • SB 2 - Assigning publication of new laws to the Legislative Reference Bureau (instead of Secretary of State)
  • SB 68 - Clarifying state law regarding termination of maintenance upon a payee's or payer's death
  • SB 110 - Old Car Preservation Act
  • SB 223 - Social Media Privacy Act
  • SB 237 - Reforming and streamlining barbering and cosmetology regulations
  • SB 275 - Roles of various municipal officials
  • SB 284 - Allowing high school credit for middle school (high school equivalent) classes
  • SB 294 - Access by Assistant Attorney General to a pre-sentence investigation report
  • SB 295 - Conveyance of information from Department of Justice to firearms dealers
  • SB 296 - Transaction Information for Management of Enforcement (TIME) System reforms
  • SB 324 - Early in-person absentee voting uniformity reform
  • SB 458 - Standards for admission into a high school course for home school students
  • SB 518 - Informed consent for chiropractors, dentists, podiatrists and optometrists
  • SB 599 - Public defender access to health records
  • SB 631 - Pay scales for former District Attorneys hired as Assistant District Attorneys
  • SB 668 - Requiring notification of the community when a sex offender becomes a resident in the area.
  • SB 378 (included in January 2014 SS AB 1) - Reordered Manufacturing & Agricultural Tax Credit and Research & Development Tax Credit, saving Wisconsin business millions of dollars in taxes
  • SB 459 (as amended in SB 267) - Requiring proof of residence to vote or register to vote in all circumstances

Key Priorities Included in the 2013-15 State Budget

  • Private School Tuition Tax Deduction
  • Streamlined Chiropractic Licensing/Testing Requirements

Other Key Legislation Authored

  • SB 676 - Welfare reform
  • SB 47 - Freezing the expensive renewable energy requirement
  • AB 345 - “Smart Meter” Opt-out
  • SB 657 - Duty disability reform
  • SB 443 - SSIS (Statewide School Information System) opt-out for private and religious schools
  • SB 438 - Department of Public Instruction required to collect of healthcare costs for transparency to taxpayers
  • AB 252 - Proper disposition of fetal remains
  • SB 202 - Removing health coverage for abortions under state plans
  • SB 673 - Prohibiting GPS tracking of vehicles
  • AB 618 - Limit student data collection and sharing by schools (Lead Senate co-sponsor)
  • AB 616 - Prohibiting the collection of biometric, psychological, and emotional data on students
  • SB 635 - Capping school revenue limits to stop abuse of four-year-old kindergarten program
  • SB 244 - Prevailing Wage exemption under federal Davis-Bacon Act
  • AB 86 - Prevailing Wage exemption for public works re-use of a vacant or underutilized industrial facility
  • SB 586 - Eliminating municipal quotas on full service restaurant liquor licenses
  • SB 562 - Changing Wisconsin laws to allow for greater winery hours for sales and operation
  • SB 476 - Milwaukee Area Technical College board member qualifications
  • SB 626 - Stopping local government waste by prohibiting living wage ordinances
  • AB 247 - Limitations on requiring and requesting flu shots

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Bills passed and signed into law by Gov. Scott Walker

  • AB 46 – Act 229 - eliminating the World Dairy Center Authority.
  • AB 63 – Act 97 - closing hours for certain alcohol beverage retailers.
  • AB 216 – Act 230 - maintenance and removal of vegetation obstructing the view of outdoor advertising signs along highways under the jurisdiction of the Department of Transportation.
  • AB 229 – Act 229 - repealing a prohibition on certain nonessential uses of natural gas.
  • AB 383 – Act 152 - the disposal of oil absorbent materials.
  • AB 418 – Act 231 - agreements to locate unclaimed property reported to the state treasurer.
  • AB 638 – Act 232 - technical changes to the qualified production activities income and franchise tax credit.
  • SB 125 – Act 132 - liability of cities, villages, towns, and counties for damages caused by an insufficiency or want of repair of a highway.
  • SB 202 – Act 219 - elimination of compensatory and punitive damages for acts of employment discrimination or unfair honesty or genetic testing.
  • SB 208 – Act 111 - the use of child restraint systems in motor vehicles.
  • SB 275 – Act 286 - the membership of technical college district boards.
  • SB 307 – Act 136 - foreclosure on abandoned properties.
  • SB 308 – Act 204 - deposit placement programs of public depositories.
  • SB 321 – Act 222 - limiting the number of individual income tax checkoffs and combining the breast cancer and prostate cancer checkoffs into a checkoff for cancer research.
  • SB 356 – Act 205 - the authority of credit unions to make donations and grants.
  • SB 370 – Act 187 - regulating certain substitutes for ozone-depleting refrigerants.
  • SB 388 – Act 199 - duties of ski area operators and participants in snow sports, liability of ski area operators, and granting rule-making authority.
  • SB 390 – Act 233 - appointment of notaries public, collection agencies, and community currency exchanges.
  • SB 391 – Act 234 - the procedure for the administrative dissolution of corporations.
  • SB 399 – Act 285 - the admissibility of hearsay evidence at a preliminary examination.
  • SB 416 – Act 206 - secured transactions, recommended by the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws.
  • SB 440 – Act 139 - increasing the allowable number of project plan amendments, and lengthening the time during which tax increments may be allocated and expenditures for project costs may be made, for Tax incremental District Number 3 in the city of Middleton.
  • SB 462 – Act235 -registration of motor vehicles by the Department of Transportation.
  • SB 475 – Act 182 - audits and reports of state savings banks and state savings and loan associations.
  • SB 476 – Act 185 - changing the date of fire prevention week from the week of October 8 to the week of October 9.
  • SB 489 – Act 190 - separation of the licensing requirements for barbering and cosmetology and regulation of the practice of barbers and cosmetologists.
  • SB 539 – Act 203 - information related to condominiums that must be furnished with real estate condition reports.
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