Legislative Update

March 3, 2017

Here's What I 'm  Working On For You!

Hello Neighbor,
Thank you for allowing me to serve you in Madison! I look forward to spending this session addressing the challenges facing your family and our state. You sent me to Madison to deliver results. It is my solemn and continuing promise to make good on that commitment. To accomplish this goal, I need your involvement. Please review my efforts outlined in these legislative updates, and let me know your thoughts. I am your voice in the Capitol, and look forward to assisting on state issues impacting your life. I can be reached by phone, e-mail, office hours or by attending one of my upcoming listening sessions. Thank you again for allowing me to serve you, and I hope to hear from you soon!

- Rep. David Steffen

Disability Employment Summit


Recently, I was honored to participate in an Employment Summit organized by the Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities. I learned from employers and employees about the numerous benefits of hiring people with disabilities. These collaborative occupational efforts provide a myriad of benefits to companies engaged in disabled hiring programs available and being developed in Wisconsin. Most importantly, these programs provide disabled individuals with independence, income and a sense of purpose and productively.


"Employers have recognized for some time that it's smart business to have a diverse workforce - one in which many views are represented and everyone's talents are valued. Well, disability is part of diversity."-Thomas Perez

I am joining several of my legislative colleagues in forwarding the
Better Bottom Line Initiative, which includes several proposals and programs that help those with disabilities integrate positively into the workforce. Watch for progress reports on this initiative in upcoming Legislative Updates.

Upcoming Listening Sessions

I held my first listening session of the year with State Senator Rob Cowles in Ashwaubenon. We had a great turnout, and I greatly appreciated the thoughts, concerns and suggestions I received from the . Listed below are dates and times for upcoming listening sessions. Your input plays a crucial role in our legislative process and I encourage constituents to stop by and speak with me about any state or budget related issues of concern.


  • April 14th from 3:00 pm-5:30pm at the Allouez Village Hall located at 1900 Libal Street.

  • April 17th from 10:00am-12:30pm at the Howard Village Hall Community Center at 2456 Glendale Avenue.

  • April 22nd from 10:00am-12:30pm at the Executive Dining Room at North Western Technical College, located at 2740 West Mason St., in the Corporate Conference Center, with parking located in ramp "F".

LRB1255/1 requests revisions to federal guidelines relating to employment services for individuals with developmental disabilities. The current policies fail to provide the necessary flexibilities and freedoms to fully benefit individuals with these types of disabilities.

AB78  authorizes financial assistance for the replacement of lead water lines. This legislation will assist every community dealing with unsafe drinking water caused by lead water lines.

AB1,AB6,AB7,AB8, AB10,AB11:  This package of bills are the next step in forward in the Heroin, Opioid, Prevention and Education (H.O.P.E.) Agenda. The H.O.P.E. Agenda is a comprehensive, collaborative effort to end Wisconsinís heroin epidemic.

AJR11 requires state funding accompany mandates on Wisconsin municipalities. Currently, the state imposes financially burdensome requirements on our cities, villages and towns without providing the resources to fulfill those requirements.

AB96 expands the eligibility requirements for auto injector (EpiPen) administration in Wisconsin. This bill will assist individuals and families who require immediate access to this life-saving treatment.




Find the full list of legislation Authored or Co-Authored by Rep. Steffen here!

State Agency News

March 7th
DOT Public Informational hearing for upcoming resurfacing project of I-41 in Brown County.
Lawerence Town Hall
2400 Shady Court
DePere, WI 54115

March 14
7:00pm - 9:00pm
DNR Deer Advisory Council Meeting
Barkhousen Water Fowl Preserve
2024 Lakeview Drive
Suamico, WI 54173




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