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2017-2018 Legislation

The Department of Public Instruction's Policy and Budget Team analyzes and monitors key legislation affecting schools, libraries, and the department. To view education and library related bills introduced in the 2017-2018 session and whether the department has taken a formal position, click here. If a bill has an Act number assigned to it under column F of the attached document, the bill has been passed by both houses and signed into law by the governor.

The team works closely with the department's Legislative Liaison, Dee Pettack, who can answer legislative questions or concerns. Legislative inquiries should be directed to Dee Pettack via email or phone at (608) 267-1063.

Informational Hearings

  • Assembly Education Committee, February 9, 2017 
    • Briefing on Every Child Succeeds Act (ESSA) Handout
    • Review of Administrative Rules Presentation

Assembly Bills

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assembly January 2017 Special Session Bills

  • SS AB 1- Opioid Antagonist Administration to Pupils
    • DPI Testimony

 

Senate Bills

 

 

 

  • Senate Bill 169 - Going Armed With a Firearm and Electric weapons, Licenses for Carrying a Concealed weapon, Trespassing while armed with a firearm, and providing criminal penalties.

 

 

 

 

 

2017 Acts signed into Law

Act Number

Bill Number

Topic

3

SB 3

Project Labor Agreements  (Vukmir) Project labor agreements and public contracts

9

SB 62

School Board Member Salary Refusal (Marklein) Authorizing a school board member to refuse his or her salary

11

AB 25

Child Labor Permits (Loudenbeck) Child labor permits and modifying references to child labor in the statutes.

29

SS AB 1

Opioid Antagonist Administration to Pupils (Nygren) Emergency administration of opioid antagonist to pupils and other persons

30

SS AB 6

Recovery Charter School (Nygren) Authorizing the Director of UW’s Office of Educational Opportunity to contract for the operation of a recovery charter school, insurance coverage of mental health treatment provided by a recovery charter school, and making appropriations.

31

SS AB 11

Mental Health Training (Nygren) Mental health training program and making an appropriation.

36

SB 293

Parental Choice Programs (Olsen) Parental choice programs, the Special Needs Scholarship Program, granting rule-making authority and making an appropriation

 

 

 

 

 

 

Legislative Council Memos Summarizing Acts Signed Into Law

The full text of all acts and any related veto messages can be found on the Wisconsin State Legislature's website.

Legislative Fiscal Bureau 2017 Informational Papers

 

 

 

For questions about this information, contact Dee Pettack (608) 267-1063