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2nd Assembly District Update: May 22, 2024

Last Floor Session (2/22)

Alright, everybody, we have officially made it to the last floor period of the year. Can we get a round of applause? I appreciate everybody sticking it out until the end. In this e-update, we’ll get started on session from February 22nd, and we should finish it next week! Let’s get started.

AB 374 clarifies that no license is required to sell or fit an over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aid and that a hearing aid specialist is not required to deliver a receipt to each person that is supplied with an OTC hearing aid. This legislation mirrors federal law on prescription and OTC hearing aids, so there is no confusion in the industry for specialists and consumers. I co-authored this bill with Representative Stubbs (D).

This legislation has been signed into law by the governor and is now known as 2023 Wisconsin Act 179.

AB 954 eliminates the redundant residency requirement currently in place for those who have already gone through the medical training in their home country, sometimes having practiced for years.

This legislation has been signed into law by the governor and is now known as 2023 Wisconsin Act 214.

To hear my thoughts on this legislation, click here.

AJR 60, proposed to the 2023 legislature on first consideration, provides that the state or a political subdivision of the state may not order the closure of or forbid gatherings in places of worship in response to a state of emergency at the national, state, or local level, including an emergency related to public health.

AB 73 states that certain post-exemption utility aid payments are made only for a production plant that is decommissioned.

This legislation has been signed into law by the governor and is now known as 2023 Wisconsin Act 139.

AB 102 expands the eligibility for the veterans and surviving spouses property tax credit.

AB 140 makes two major changes to the Minnesota-Wisconsin Tuition Reciprocity Agreement and subsequent JFC passive review.

This legislation has been signed into law by the governor and is now known as 2023 Wisconsin Act 104.

AB 155 prohibits the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) from regulating the terms of sale or rental of soda water beverage equipment and coin-operated vending machines by soda water beverage wholesalers to retail food establishments.

AB 181 expands the criteria for the Earned Release Program (ERP) to provide more opportunities to inmates nearing their release date.

AB 183 requires the Department of Corrections (DOC) to contract to provide reentry center(s) to coordinate services including health, identification, finances, housing, employment education, and supervision.

This legislation has been signed into law by the governor and is now known as 2023 Wisconsin Act 233.

AB 210 protects the ability of certain individuals to wear traditional tribal regalia at graduation ceremonies or school-sponsored events.

AB 214 provides an option for a tribe to decide whether each individual applicant for a lifetime license to teach the American Indian language associated with the tribe in an American Indian language program is qualified to receive the lifetime license.

AB 313 increases the penalties for failing to stop for a school bus that is stopped and displaying flashing red lights.

This legislation has been signed into law by the governor and is now known as 2023 Wisconsin Act 154.

AB 371 will exempt telephone companies from the personal property tax beginning with the 2024 assessment.

This legislation has been signed into law by the governor and is now known as 2023 Wisconsin Act 140.

AB 395 creates a regulatory framework for Peer-to-Peer (P2P) car sharing.

AB 615 creates a task force on missing and murdered African American women and girls.

AB 618 will remove an arbitrary and outdated annual limit on total grant awards for an individual training program so that successful programs will not be capped at the number of residents they can receive assistance for.

This legislation has been signed into law by the governor and is now known as 2023 Wisconsin Act 185.

AB 621 permits the owner of a property, who is building or renovating on that property, to freely utilize construction cranes throughout the surrounding airspace above adjoining real property.

AB 630 would increase the reimbursement rate for Complex Rehabilitation Technology (CRT) for wheelchairs with/without a KU modifier.

This legislation has been signed into law by the governor and is now known as 2023 Wisconsin Act 182.

AB 658 makes minor policy changes and several technical corrections to laws administered by the Department of Revenue (DOR).

This legislation has been signed into law by the governor and is now known as 2023 Wisconsin Act 146.

AB 721 updates state statute to reflect the merger between the WCMA and Crossroads College and allows future successors of Crossroads College to receive the Church of Christ’s assets.

This legislation has been signed into law by the governor and is now known as 2023 Wisconsin Act 252.

AB 758 removes the requirement that an alternative teacher certification program be operated by a nonstock, nonprofit organization for purposes of an initial license to teach.

This legislation has been signed into law by the governor and is now known as 2023 Wisconsin Act 197.

AB 774 provides that the Department of Corrections’ training program for correctional officers must include training to identify symptoms of active psychosis among prisoners and training on how to report such symptoms to the superintendent of the correctional institution and to appropriate medical personnel at the correctional institution.

This legislation has been signed into law by the governor and is now known as 2023 Wisconsin Act 229.

AB 779 expands apprenticeship programs (youth and regular).

AB 798 changes the tank capacity of regulation for aboveground storage tanks to 110 gallons or more and includes multiple exemptions.

Wisconsin State Rep. Shae Sortwell attended an event sponsored by the Denmark VFW. Wisconsin State Rep. Shae Sortwell attended an event sponsored by the Kaukauna Police Department.

Thank you to Denmark VFW and the Kaukauna Police Department for hosting two great events last weekend!

What's Happening: Events in Wisconsin's 2nd Assembly District.
What’s Happening: Events in Wisconsin’s 2nd Assembly District.

In-District Events

Saturday, May 25th, and Sunday, May 26th, will be the Memorial Day Celebration in Tisch Mills at St. Isidore the Farmer Parish Community Church. Saturday will go from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday will start at 11 a.m.

Monday, May 27th, will be a Memorial Day parade at 11 a.m. in Wrightstown (924 Main St.).

Monday, May 27th, will be a Memorial Day parade at 12 p.m. in Mishicot (Main St.), followed by a program at the Mishicot Cemetery.

Saturday, June 1st, will be the Mishicot FFA Alumni Truck and Tractor Pull at the Mishicot Village Park starting at 1 p.m.

Friday, June 7th, will be the Thunder on the Ledge Truck and Tractor Pull at 2858 School Road in Greenleaf from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

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