April 19, 2019

 What's Inside:

- Assembly Bill 137 

- More Listening Session 

- Upcoming Capitol Hearings

- Wisconsin Auctioneers Association

Have a Hoppy Easter this weekend!


Assembly Bill 137

On Wednesday, April 17, 2017, the Assembly Committee on Health and the Senate Committee on Health and Human Services held a joint public hearing on a couple of bills. One of the bills that was heard, was Assembly Bill 137/Senate Bill 110. This is a bipartisan piece of legislation that I authored along with Rep. Jimmy Anderson (D-Fitchburg), Sen. Patrick Testin (R-Stevens Point), and Sen. Janet Bewley (D-Mason). Essentially, the bill would allow for pharmacists to administer immunizations to any person, regardless of age. This bill calls for additional training for pharmacists who would choose to administer immunizations to children under age six and that pharmacist can only provide those immunizations that have a valid prescription for those young children. As well, under the bill the pharmacist would also be responsible for updating the patient's information on the Wisconsin Immunization Registry, so that both a patient's physician and pharmacist know the patient's immunization status. To learn more about the bill, please click on the following links:

Record of Committee Proceedings

Written Testimonies


WisEye Video

More Listening Sessions!

My office has booked a couple more listening sessions in the district. Mark your calendars!

Monday, April 29, 2019, 6-7 pm at the Wonewoc Village Hall

Tuesday April 30, 2019 6-7 pm at the Kendall Village Hall 

Hope to see you then! 


Upcoming Capitol Hearings

You may be interested in some of the things happening in the Capitol this next week. Feel free to attend in person or watch proceedings on wiseye.org


A Joint Informational Hearing between the Senate and Assembly Agricultural Committees will focus on the current Dairy Market Crisis and Other Production Issues. The hearing will begin at 10 am in room 411 South at the Capitol. 


The first informational hearing for the Speaker's Task Force on Suicide Prevention will take place at 11 am on April 24, 2019 in room 412 East at the Capitol. I am also a member of this Task Force as well. 

Wisconsin Auctioneers Association

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The Wisconsin Auctioneers Association had their legislative advocacy day this past Thursday and my office helped to coordinate the events of the day. One of the best parts of the day is when all the auctioneers meet in the rotunda to show off their chanting skills. The photo above is of my constituent, and your neighbor, Carol Wagenson. Click on the photo to hear her chant. By the way, did you know she was the 2012 State Champion? 


Here I am at WRDB in Reedsburg recording my monthly radio segment with host Tom Demmin.