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19th Senate District Update: April 12, 2024

Read more about Act 189 here.

Week two of “what we got done for you!”

One big change that will help remove barriers for service animal owners in our state is Senate Bill 728, now 2023 Act 189.

This idea came to us from a Neenah constituent who noticed a license tax was charged for her granddaughter’s service dog. Per the federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), service animals are supposed to be exempt.

Wisconsin statutes on the tax exemption had not been updated since the mid-80s, leading to confusion among municipalities who relied on outdated language. Act 189 aligns Wisconsin’s fee exemption with the ADA, ensuring that diabetic alert, seizure alert, and other service animals are included.

My staff and I were also happy to meet with:

  • Ladies of SCI
  • UW-Superior
  • Ranger Power
  • Fox-Wolf Watershed Alliance

Next week, I look forward to many more meetings in our area!

April – Month of the Military Child

As a military kid myself, I am doing what I can to bring awareness to the Month of the Military Child! If interested, click on the link below to learn about how you can support our military families.

Purple Up! April is the Month of the Military Child

Community Events

Here is a list of some events happening around our area in the next few weeks. If you have an event you would like included in future e-updates, email us here!

Friday, April 12th: American Legion Norris Spencer Post 263 and Auxiliary – Blood Drive
Saturday, April 13th: Spring Art Market

Saturday, April 13th: New London Public Library – Pre-Renovation Open House
Saturday, April 13th: Spring into Coloma

Sunday, April 14th: Human Trafficking Awareness and Response Event
Tuesday, April 16th: American Red Cross Blood Drive at Faith Community Church
Wednesday, April 17th: City of New London / Washington Center – Learn To Play Ukulele
Wednesday, April 17th: Storytime – Wautoma Library

COMING UP: Friday, April 19th New London Fish & Game Club – Big Whopper Fishing Weekend
Saturday, April 20th Wolf River Trips & Campgrounds – 15th Annual Walleye Tournament
Sunday, April 21st Brewers Sunday – Winter Hat Giveaway

Below are some great resources to learn more about our community and fun events, opportunities to explore our wonderful parks and trails, along with great cuisine!

Fox Cities Events Calendar
Future Neenah Events Calendar
48 Hours to Explore Appleton
Wisconsin Sensory-Friendly Children Museums
Travel Wisconsin Appleton Area Events
Travel Wisconsin

Traveling to the Capitol

My office is available five days a week for anyone looking to travel down to the Capitol!

If you are interested in a guided tour provided by my staff, or me, please email Emailing my office as early as possible will help ensure that I can allot time in my calendar to get to know you, your family and friends, and show you around the building!


This session, I serve as the chair of the Senate Committee on Health. My number one priority has always been to increase affordability and accessibility in health care for the state of Wisconsin.

Click on the links to check out what the committees I serve on are up to!

Health (Chair)
Mental Health, Substance Abuse Prevention, Children and Families (Vice Chair)
Universities & Revenue

Contacting My Office

My capitol office is here to help you with general inquiries as well as questions and concerns regarding legislative matters. Feel free to contact me or my staff. We are always ready to assist you in your needs. Please visit my website for press releases and other capitol updates.

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