Wisconsin Legislative Spotlight
Maintained by the Wisconsin Legislative Reference Bureau (LRB), this page provides an overview of recent and upcoming activities in the Wisconsin Legislature. The LRB revises its content weekly during legislative floorperiods. Links to more detailed information are highlighted in the text.
The next general business floorperiod of the Wisconsin Legislature is scheduled to run from April 13 to April 22, 2010, the last scheduled general floorperiod of the 2009-2010 Legislative Session. The schedule of floorperiods for the 2009-2010 Legislative Session was established by 2009 Senate Joint Resolution 1.
Check the Assembly and Senate Daily Floor Calendars for items which will be considered during floor sessions.
Representatives Thomas Lothian (32nd) and Donald Friske (35th) announced that they would not seek reelection this year.
For information on upcoming events refer to the Schedule of Committee Activities.
Governor Doyle signed a number of bills into law recently, including:
The Senate and Assembly passed a number of bills, including:
The following are a selection of bills to be enrolled:
As of March 12, 843 Assembly bills and 614 Senate bills have been introduced. Recently introduced legislation can be found on the Legislature's Searchable Infobases site.
This week the Assembly Committee on Insurance held a hearing on 2009 Assembly Bill 789 - Mandatory insurance coverage of the services of behavioral analysts for autism treatment.
The Library staff recommends the following resources related to this topic:
Autism Treatment / Wisconsin Legislative Reference Bureau, 2008. (Wisconsin Brief 08-14)
Frequently Asked Questions on Mandated Coverage for Autism Services / Wisconsin Office of the Commissioner of Insurance, 2010.
"Increase in Autism: Is There an Epidemic or Just Better Diagnosis?" / Congressional Quarterly, 2003. (CQ Researcher 2003, v. 13, no. 23) call number: (361.7/C762b)
Report of the Governor's Task Force on Autism / Wisconsin Office of the Governor, 2004.
Social and Financial Report on Senate Bill 3, Relating to Health Insurance Coverage of Treatment for Autism Spectrum Disorders / Wisconsin Office of the Commissioner of Insurance, 2009.
Information for Families, Providers and County Staff about Autism Services and the Children's Long-Term Support Home and Community-Based Medicaid Waivers / Wisconsin Department of Health Services.
For more information about Legislative Service Agency publications, see the left panel of the Spotlight index page.
Last revised: November 13, 2012