Legislative Update – March 29

The following bills related to education did not pass in the recently completed Legislative session:

Requirements for initial licensure as a special education teacher: SB848 … View Bill History

Awarding of academic excellence higher education scholarships to pupils of public and tribal high schools with enrollments of at least 20 but fewer than 80 pupils: SB840 … View Bill History

Lifetime licenses issued by the Department of Public Instruction and granting rule-making authority: SB825 … View Bill History

Teen dating violence prevention education: SB734 … View Bill History

An education savings account program for gifted and talented pupils, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation: SB725 … View Bill History

Revenue limit adjustment for certain school district workforce development improvements: SB613 … View Bill History

Requiring sexual abuse prevention education: SB439 … View Bill History

Comprehensive firearm education for high school pupils: SB340 … View Bill History

Increase funding for special education: SB211 … View Bill History

Discrimination in employment, housing, public accommodations, education, insurance coverage, jury duty, and the receipt of mental health or vocational rehabilitation services on the basis of a person’s gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation: SB328 … View Bill History

Practice requirement for licensure as a clinical social worker: SB5 … View Bill History

Student loan reimbursements for certain individuals domiciled in rural counties, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation: SB614 … View Bill History

Establishing a palliative care council: SB548 … View Bill History

Creating a program for reimbursing the higher education debt of small farm operators, creating an individual income tax deduction for certain amounts received from such a program, granting rule-making authority, making an appropriation, and providing a penalty: SB214 … View Bill History

Eligibility for the Technical Excellence Higher Education Scholarship Program: SB184 … View Bill History

Grants for education and training of allied health professionals and making an appropriation: SB165 … View Bill History

Training grants for advanced practice clinicians and making an appropriation: SB161 … View Bill History

Career and technical education incentive grants and making an appropriation: SB127 … View Bill History

Technical education equipment grants for school districts, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation: SB125 … View Bill History

Student loans, the individual income tax subtract modification for tuition and student fees, creating an authority to be known as the Wisconsin Student Loan Refinancing Authority, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation: SB91 … View Bill History

Professional development training in character education for teachers, principals, and school district administrators, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation: SB329 … View Bill History

Driver education instruction on human trafficking: AB540 … View Bill History

Establishing a Wisconsin conservation corps program, extending the time limit for emergency rule procedures, providing exemptions from emergency rule procedures, requiring the exercise of rule-making authority, and making an appropriation: AB688 … View Bill History

State finances and appropriations, constituting the executive budget act of the 2017 legislature: SB30 … View Bill History

Continuing education program sponsors for chiropractors, chiropractic technicians, and chiropractic radiological technicians: SB78 … View Bill History

Educational requirements for taking the accounting examination or receiving a certified public accountant certificate; continuing education requirements for accounting license renewal; data-sharing programs related to accountants; peer reviews for certified public accounting firms; modifying various administrative rules promulgated by the Accounting Examining Board relating to accounting; and granting rule-making authority: SB130 … View Bill History

Authorizing the Wisconsin Propane Education and Research Council to levy an assessment: SB440 … View Bill History

Driver education instruction on human trafficking: SB444 … View Bill History

Establishing a Wisconsin conservation corps program, extending the time limit for emergency rule procedures, providing exemptions from emergency rule procedures, requiring the exercise of rule-making authority, and making an appropriation: SB648 … View Bill History

Career and technical education incentive grants for school districts and completion awards for students and making an appropriation: SB746 … View Bill History

University of Wisconsin System resident tuition for certain veterans and their family members: SB755 … View Bill History

Continuing education in prescribing controlled substances for certain health care practitioners; maintenance and detoxification treatment provided by physician assistants and advanced practice nurse prescribers; requiring school boards to provide instruction about drug abuse awareness and prevention; graduate training of psychiatric nurses; training materials for social services workers handling substance abuse-related cases; substance abuse counseling and modifying and creating administrative rules related to substance abuse counseling; granting rule-making authority; and making appropriations: SB767 … View Bill History

Proclaiming April 16, 2017, to April 22, 2017, as National Environmental Education Week in Wisconsin: SJR26 … View Bill History

Commending and congratulating the Medical College of Wisconsin: SJR56 … View Bill History

The life and public service of Sister Joel Read: SJR60 … View Bill History

Submitting a state plan under the Every Student Succeeds Act: AB233 … View Bill History

Exemption from continuing education requirements for certain retired professionals holding credentials granted by the Examining Board of Architects, Landscape Architects, Professional Engineers, Designers, and Professional Land Surveyors and requiring the exercise of rule-making authority: AB670 … View Bill History

Education about nutrition: SB159 …. View Bill History

Classifying county jailers as protective occupation participants under the Wisconsin Retirement System and the treatment of county jailers under the Municipal Employment Relations Act: AB676 … View Bill History

Classifying county jailers as protective occupation participants under the Wisconsin Retirement System and the treatment of county jailers under the Municipal Employment Relations Act: SB577 … View Bill History

Increasing the minimum retirement age under the Wisconsin Retirement System and determining final average earnings for the purpose of calculating Wisconsin Retirement System annuities: SB190 … View Bill History

Creditable military service under the Wisconsin Retirement System: SB136 … View Bill History

Various changes to the Wisconsin Retirement System, cancelling coverage under the Wisconsin Public Employers Group Life Insurance Program, and income continuation insurance premiums for certain teachers employed by the University of Wisconsin System (suggested as remedial legislation by the Department of Employee Trust Funds): SB719 … View Bill History

The signature requirement for nomination of candidates to school board in school districts that contain territory lying within a second class city: SB260 … View Bill History