Legislative Update

June 30, 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!

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Green Bay Prison Proposal Keeps Moving Forward

Click the picture above to watch my interview regarding updates to the GBCI proposal.

Have a Happy and SAFE Fourth of July!

As the Fourth of July is quickly approaching, I would like to remind everyone of a few fireworks safety tips. Please be careful if you use fireworks, especially around children! Wisconsin law regulates the use of fireworks. Fireworks such as roman candles, firecrackers, bottle rockets, mortars anything that explodes or leaves the ground can only be purchased and used with a permit issued by your local government. The number of emergency room visits has steadily increased since 2012 due to firework related incidents. Keep in mind that sparklers, which are included in the non-explosive listing, can still have harmful impacts on children, the temperatures can reach up to 2,000 degrees which can cause serious burns. Please keep these safety tips in mind while you're enjoying your Fourth of July celebrations.

Thank you to all the men and women who have served and are currently serving to defend and protect our nation's freedom!

Combating Credit Card Skimmers

To date, Wisconsin is one of the few states that does not have strict penalties on credit card skimmers. A credit card skimmer is a device that rests on the outside of a legitimate credit card reader that can steal the information off of a credit card's magnetic strip. Once the information is collected from the skimmer, it can be used to steal someone's identity. To combat this issue, last week the Wisconsin State Assembly passed SB 133. This bill would make it a Class I felony to possess a credit card skimmer with the intent to use it to commit identity theft. I am proud to have co-sponsored and voted in favor of this bill, which passed unanimously out of the Assembly. SB 133 is an important step forward in protecting your identity!

Improving Financial Literacy

Another important highlight from the recent Assembly session is the passage of a bipartisan bill, AB 280 which allows school boards to adopt financial literacy instruction in grades K-12. This bill is a great way to ensure each student has an opportunity to obtain important education on financial literacy. Financial literacy is crucial as students prepare for college, and is a skill with lifelong benefits!

Assembly Bill 387
Regarding property tax assessments on leased property.

Assembly Bill 386
Regarding property tax assessments based on comparable sales and market segments.

Assembly Bill 388
Regarding the discharge of dredged or fill material into artificial wetlands and requiring the exercise of rule-making authority.

Find the full list of legislation I've Authored or Co-Authored  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.

In Other News...

Wisconsin Private College Week

Wisconsin's private college week is quickly approaching as it will be held July 10th- July 15th.Visiting students will be eligible to win one of two iPads, with one entry for each campus they visit. Click here to register. Campuses participating in private college week include Alverno College, Bellin College, Beloit College, Cardinal Stritch University, Carroll University, Carthage College, Columbia College of Nursing, Concordia University Wisconsin, Edgewood College, Lakeland University, Lawrence University, Marian University, Marquette University, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, Milwaukee School of Engineering, Mount Mary University, Nashotah House, Northland College, Ripon College, St. Norbert College, Silver Lake College, Viterbo University, and Wisconsin Lutheran College. This is a great way for future students to find out more about opportunities at private colleges throughout the state!

Veteran Owned Businesses

This week Governor Walker revealed a new initiative for Veteran Owned Businesses. This new initiative works to provide a branding opportunity to businesses owned by vets. Supporters say that this will assist veteran owned businesses by expanding their exposure, thereby boosting business. This will help veterans get their businesses recognized on a statewide level. Veterans who own businesses are encouraged to obtain certification so they can be part of a statewide Veteran-Owned Business Directory. To learn more about the initiative and the Veteran-Owned Business logo, visit WisVets.com.

 

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