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19th Senate District Update: March 22, 2024

This week was a busy one! I was happy to meet with several police and fire chiefs that are new to the 19th Senate District and the governor signed a flurry of bills that were sent to him.

Seven bills I was proud to lead the fight on were signed in to law, including bills that cut red tape, support veterans, and protect our kids:

  • Senate Bill 261 requires parental consent for 16 and 17 year olds who want to utilize a tanning facility. This gives parents the opportunity to educate their child on the potential risk factors involved. Additionally, requiring proper informational signage at tanning facilities will allow both parents and their children to properly educate themselves of the potential dangers.
  • Senate Bill 373 clarifies that no license is needed to sell over-the-counter hearing aids.
  • Assembly Bill 385 will add Hmong veterans admitted to the United States under the Hmong Veterans’ Naturalization Act to the definition of “veteran” for the purposes of the status on state ID cards. Recognizing these veterans who served alongside our armed forces against communism is an important step in the right direction.
  • Senate Bill 671 would allow nursing assistant students to work part-time as they finish their certification.
  • Senate Bill 728 would remove an unnecessary burden for individuals with disabilities and would also align Wisconsin law with federal ADA guidelines.
  • Senate Bill 788 would allow chiropractors to delegate services that are preparatory or complementary including taking and preparing preliminary patient histories or providing physiotherapy treatment.
  • Assembly Bill 793, which would expand and improve 529 education savings accounts, was signed into law on Thursday.

I am proud to have partnered with so many folks to get these across the finish line. If you have an idea on how to make our community a better place, please reach out!

My staff and I were also happy to meet with:

  • Wisconsin Department of Transportation
  • City of Weyauwega Police Department
  • Manawa Police Department
  • Oshkosh Fire Department
  • Survival Coalition of Wisconsin
  • Wisconsin Hospital Association

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

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!

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, March 22nd – April 14th: Fox Valley Area High School Glass Exhibition
Saturday, March 23rd: Spring Fling Craft Show
Saturday, March 23rd: Maple Syrup Saturday
Saturday, March 23rd: Paddling Film Festival
Sunday, March 24th: Neenah Community Band Spring Concert
Tuesday, March 26th: Crafternoons

COMING UP on April 6, 2023: Blue Ribbon Kids Day

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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