January 22, 2018


Listening Sessions

Next Monday, January 29th Senator LeMahieu and I will be hosting listening sessions. I encourage you to attend, however if you are unable to you can always send your thoughts to Rep.Vorpagel@legis.wi.gov

Elkhart Lake Listening Session

12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Grasshorn Civic Center
84 N. Lake Street

Sheboygan Listening Session 

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
UW Sheboygan 
Wombat Room # 2114
1 University Drive

Assembly Session

Tuesday, January 23rd at 1:00 PM the Assembly will be in session.  We will be taking up a lot of bills so take a look below or follow along on Wisconsin Eye on Tuesday.

AJR 97: relating to congratulating the 2017 Wisconsin Badgers football team on the impressive accomplishments for this season.

AJR 99: relating to declaring January 21-27, 2018, School Choice Week across Wisconsin.

AB 117: relating to district attorneys, deputy district attorneys, and assistant district attorneys to engage in the private practice of law for certain civil purposes.

AB 187: relating to certain buildings used for social events.

AB 221: relating to: creating a pilot program under which certain school districts are not required to provide a minimum number of hours of direct pupil instruction.

AB 308: relating to the composition of the Council on Worker's Compensation.

AB 355: relating to neglect of a child and providing criminal penalties.

AB 496: relating to: suspending and expelling a pupil for possession of a firearm at school.

AB 507: relating to allowing minors to operate temporary stands without a permit or license

AB 546: relating to insurance requirements for intrastate motor carriers of passengers.

AB 552: relating to incorporation of Red Arrow Clubs.

AB 600: relating to allowing the Town of Cable in Bayfield County to create a tax incremental district in the same manner as a city or village

AB 607: relating to nonprobate transfers of real estate, the transfer by affidavit procedure for small estates, and the payoff amount in a mortgage payoff statement.

AB 618: relating to audits performed by the Legislative Audit Bureau.

AB 636: relating to removal of certain county officers.

AB 641: relating to building and plumbing plan review and variances by cities, villages, towns, and counties for public buildings and places of employment and affecting related rules of the Department of Safety and Professional Services.

AB 649: relating to hunting with a high-powered air rifle or an airbow and providing a criminal penalty.

AB 659: relating to increasing a political subdivision's levy limit upon the subtraction of territory from a tax incremental financing district.

AB 664: relating to obtaining evidence of the termination of certain property interests of a decedent.

AB 688: relating to 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.

AB 690: relating to authorizing counties to conduct foreclosure sales using an Internet-based auction.

AB 691: relating to eligible bidders at foreclosure sales, eligible purchasers of foreclosed property, and providing a penalty.

AB 716: relating to municipal welcome signs in the highway right-of-way.

AB 744: relating to insurance policy renewal in an affiliate and the use and contents of certificates of insurance.

AB 752: relating to applications for alcohol beverage licenses and permits and for cigarette and tobacco products retailer licenses, appointment of corporate agents of alcohol beverage licensees and permittees, and providing a penalty.

AB 769: relating to requirements for colleges when service member students are called into active duty.

AB 771: relating to the authority of political subdivisions to regulate rental properties and historic properties and of municipalities to inspect dwellings, public utility service to rental dwelling units, landlord and tenant regulations, fees imposed by a political subdivision, certain levy limit reductions, certain procedural changes in eviction actions, information available on the consolidated court automated Internet site, discrimination in housing against individuals who keep certain animals, falsely claiming an animal to be a service animal, municipal administrative procedure, enforcement of the rental unit energy efficiency program, and providing penalties.

AB 774: relating to the charges, rules, and practices of the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District.

AB 809: relating to notes, bonds, and economic development programs of the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority, homeownership mortgage loans used to refinance existing mortgages, and uses of the housing rehabilitation loan fund.

AB 812: relating to real estate disclosure reports, the written reports of home inspectors, and providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures.

AB 838: relating to changes to board of review proceedings and elimination of the property tax assessment freeze (suggested as remedial legislation by the Department of Revenue).

AB 839: relating to the determination of indigency prior to the state public defender appointing an attorney to represent a parent in a proceeding under chapters 48 and 938, the description of defendant indigency for public defender fees, and recusal from juvenile justice proceedings (suggested as remedial legislation by the State Public Defender).

AB 840: relating to municipal boundary information (suggested as remedial legislation by the Legislative Technology Services Bureau).

AB 841: relating to various changes to bingo and raffles (suggested as remedial legislation by the Department of Administration).

AB 842: relating to various changes to the Wisconsin Retirement System, canceling 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).

AB 843: relating to open enrollment and repealing outdated or expired reporting requirements and tuberculosis screening (suggested as remedial legislation by the Department of Public Instruction).

AB 844: relating to planning for certain federal highway money distribution transfers, correcting a cross-reference related to penalties for drunk driving; penalties for violations of motor vehicle mileage disclosure requirements, certain references to obsolete federal motor carrier law; and providing a criminal penalty (suggested as remedial legislation by the Department of Transportation)

AB 845: relating to revising various provisions of the statutes for the purpose of making corrections and reconciling conflicts (Correction Bill).

AB 846: relating to revising various provisions of the statutes for the purpose of making corrections and reconciling conflicts (Correction Bill).

AB 847: relating to revising various provisions of the statutes for the purpose of making corrections and reconciling conflicts (Correction Bill).

AB 469: relating to enforcing liens on personal property stored in self-service storage facilities and units, towing a vehicle of a lessee in default, authorizing the sale of self-service storage limited lines insurance, and providing a penalty.

AB 573: relating to transfer of wild turkey hunting license and tag.

AB 665: relating to voluntary contributions to pay for hunting and fishing approvals for disabled veterans and making an appropriation.

SB 407: relating to transfer policies for college credit earned by high school pupils.


State of the State Address

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Wednesday Governor Walker will be addressing a joint Assembly and Senate to give his annual State of the State Address. I encourage you to join us at 3:00 PM live to watch him update us on the state.


ttorney General attends Law Enforcement Roundtable

Thanks to Attorney General Brad Schimel for organizing a roundtable Law Enforcement Roundtable discussion in Sheboygan County last Friday.  The hour and a half meeting gave the opportunity for the Attorney General and your local law makers to have a dialogue with local law enforcement, judges, district attorney’s, local representatives, and health officials to discuss law enforcement issues in Sheboygan County.  We appreciate hosting you and were happy to have a good discussion about how to address public safety in our community.  We had a great discussion and spent a good amount of time talking about the societal cost of dealing with opioids, how the county law enforcement has to deal with mental health issues, and a number of other topics.





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