Legislative Update

August 18, 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!


Governor Walker Signs My Regulatory Reform Bill Into Law!

Governor Walker recently signed into law a proposal I authored that creates regulatory efficiencies for our state’s auto repair industry. This new law will help thousands of residents who require certain auto body services, especially those who need to re-sell their vehicle after a collision.

Patient Records Protection Act Receives Public Hearing

Assembly Bill 318, a proposal that I authored makes necessary clarifications to our state law, ensuring patients have access to their dental healthcare records, regardless of where they receive their care. Wisconsin is unique in that dental practices can be owned by non-dentists. AB 318 makes clear that, whatever the business structure of a dental practice, a patient can still have their records transferred to another practice if they choose to change dentists. AB 318 had a hearing in the Assembly Committee on Health last month. This week we are continuing making progress on this legislation as it had a public hearing in the Senate Committee on Health and Human Services.

Moving Forward With Foxconn

Over the past few weeks the Assembly Committee on Jobs and the Economy has held a public hearing and voted for the Foxconn Special Session bill. The committee made a number of improvements to the bill including adding that $20 million being allocated for job training programs, incentives be based on jobs created, and including a provision encouraging the company to hire Wisconsin residents first. This amendment help hold more accountability on the company. This week, the Assembly passed the Special Session bill, an important step in moving the Foxconn development forward. The Senate will take the next steps with this bill. 

Department of Natural Resources

Beginning August 21, County Deer Advisory Councils around the state are meeting to review deer population data, in order to develop preliminary three-year population objectives for their counties. These meetings are open to the public. Meeting dates, times and locations can be found here. The August meetings will be followed by a public input period in September.

The Department of Natural Resources will be holding five public open forums to gather input on outdoor recreation opportunities in Northern and Northeastern Wisconsin. Locations for the five public meetings are as follows: Tuesday, Aug. 22, Sturgeon Bay- Stone Harbor Resort and Conference Center, 107 North First; Wednesday, Aug. 23, Crivitz- Community Center, 901 Henrietta Ave. Monday, Aug. 28, Ashland- Hotel Chequamegon, 101 Lake Short Drive West; Tuesday, Aug. 29, Siren- The Lodge at Crooked Lake, 24271 Highway 35 North; Wednesday, Aug. 30, Ladysmith- Community Library, 418 Corbett Ave. The meetings listed will be held from 4pm-7pm. Be sure to get out and get your voice heard!

Assembly Bill 457
Regarding dental provider network rental by insurance plans.

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-District Events...

Howard Farmer's Market: Every Tuesday through September 26 from 4-7pm. Location: Howard Village Center.

Summer Cookouts In The Garden: Every Wednesday through August 30 from 11am-1pm. Location: 2600 Larsen Road Green Bay, WI.

Brown County Fair: Wednesday August 16 through Sunday August 20. Location: 1500 Ft Howard Ave, De Pere, WI 54115.

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