Legislative Update

May 16, 2017

Here's What I 'm  Working On For You!

Thank you for allowing me to serve you in Madison. It is my solemn and continuing promise to deliver results on the issues most important to you and your family. Please feel free to call or e-mail me anytime. Thank you again for allowing me to serve you, and I hope to hear from you soon!


Marsy's Law


Marsy's Law (AJR47) is a proposal to strengthen Wisconsin's existing protections for crime victims. This bi-partisan legislation will lead to a state constitutional amendment and will put victims' rights on the same footing as the rights of the accused.


Law Enforcement Memorial License Plate fundraiser

Last week, I introduced legislation that will create a voluntary, private fundraising method for two non-profits that help the law enforcement community. Currently, the DOT issues a law enforcement memorial plate; however, it is the only charity-related plate that raises no money for the associated organization. I intend to fix this problem, and ensure contributions are possible through the Law Enforcement Memorial Fund license plate. See a recent Fox 11 report on my proposal here.


Wisconsin's business climate is improving!


Wisconsin's business climate continues to improve according to Chief Executive magazine. In just seven years, our state has moved up from being the 41st best state to do business, to the Top Ten. This is a tremendous improvement over such a short period of time, and indicates that we are on the right path with our reforms in Madison.


Green Bay Prison Proposal to Receive Public Hearing Today!

As many of you know, I have been working on a comprehensive approach to addressing the 119-year old Green Bay Correctional Institution. Check out WisconsinEye today to watch as this bill has its first hearing! The bill will be heard by the Assembly Committee on Corrections. Click here to watch live!

AB144 allows for the replacement of a VIN decals by auto repair shops when replacing or fixing a damaged vehicle door.

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

Successful Listening Sessions!

 I truly appreciate the chance to hear from my constituents and their concerns. If you missed the listening sessions you can always submit a Contact-Me form to let me know what your thoughts are.

State Agency News


The DNR recently announced its "Fun 4 Free" weekend, on June 3rd and 4th. During this weekend, fees for entry to all state parks are waived as well as other fees. For more information please click here.




This week is National Police week, where we honor all those who sacrifice so much to keep us safe.

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