The Assembly was not in session this past week, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been busy. On Wednesday, the Committee for Regulatory Licensing Reform held a hearing where we voted on five bills, all of which passed.
- The first was AB-200. This bill requires the Department of Safety and Professional Services (DSPS) to provide to the legislature a biennial report regarding how long license applications for each profession take to process.
- Next, AB-201 requires DSPS to provide information to license holders regarding renewal timelines and requirements in a more transparent way.
- Third, AB-206 requires DSPS to determine for health care provider credentials what reciprocity arrangements are in effect with Wisconsin.
- Fourth. AB-202 allows DSPS flexibility when performing background checks on license applicants, so that they may focus on issues that are substantially related to the licensed activity, which will speed the processing of the applications.
- Last was AB-60, which was created in consultation with the DNR with the goal of creating a certification program that will train best-practices on using less salt to de-ice commercial properties, thus protecting Wisconsin’s waters, and the added benefit of decreasing corrosion of roads, bridges, and vehicles.
I have also been busy drafting legislation. One piece of legislation has been in the works since February. After many drafts, and with long hours of research and collaboration with my Senate co-author, Jesse James, I introduced LRB-2586/1. This important legislation will protect Wisconsin’s children by outlawing ultra-realistic sex dolls that are made to resemble children and infants. Unfortunately, they are a reality, and sadly, I have discovered how truly disturbing they are. My press release is below.
At the Capitol
I was happy to welcome Kaukauna Mayor Tony Penterman to the Capitol. I was able to share with him the projected shared revenue Kaukauna would receive when Assembly Bill 245 is passed. We also talked about the new housing bills and how they would be of value to Kaukauna.
Upcoming Events in District 5
Memorial Day Ceremony – Kaukauna Veternas Memorial Park Ring of Honor. Monday, May 29th 11:00am. If there is inclement weather, the ceremony will be moved to 207 Reaume Ave.
Great Wisconsin Cheese Festival – June 2- June 4 Doyle Park. Parade June 3 10:30. More information at http://www.littlechutewi.
Electric City Experience – Presented by Berkers Family Dentistry
- 4 days of fun in Downtown Kaukauna – Wednesday -Saturday June 7-10.
- Live Music from dozens of bands and solo artists.
- 5 Outdoor Live Music Stages
- Food Trucks
- Carnival Rides and Games
- Family Fun!
Centennial Centre Neighborhood Garage Sale Centennial Centre Blvd, Hobart WI The streets included are Pebblestone Circle, Castlestone Court, Adriana Court, and Isabella Circle
Wednesday, JUNE 17th 8am-4pm
Thursday, JUNE 18th 8am-3pm
Friday, JUNE 19th 8am-1pm
Oneida 200 Years Bicentennial – July 25-30. A great week of fun family activities. More information at www.exploreoneida.com
Grignon Mansion Car Show 1313 Augustine St, Kaukauna.
Sunday, August 13. 10:00 AM
Do you know of an event in District 5? Please let my office know of any upcoming events so they can be shared in the next Goeben Gazette.
My staff and I are here to serve you. If you have general questions or concerns regarding legislative matters, or if you need help with a problem you are having, please feel free to contact us. We are here to assist you in your needs.
We are also happy to schedule a meeting with you, either here in Madison, or in District 5.
State Capitol, Room 209 North
PO Box 8952
Madison, WI 53708
(608) 237-9105 or Toll Free (888)