State Assembly Considers Bill to Improve Minor Guardianship

The Assembly was on the floor for the second consecutive week this month with a variety of bills including one in particular that aims to improve issues related to minor guardianship in Wisconsin.

Assembly Bill 47, developed last summer through a study committee on minor guardianship, calls for separating minor guardianship from guardianship for adults under Wisconsin statues and creating four new types of guardianships for a minor. Ch. 54, where minor guardianship laws are currently held, is primarily focused on guardianship for the elderly and disabled and is too rigid for the fluctuating needs of children. The changes will eliminate confusion and inconsistency in how the law is applied and better consider the child’s needs in cases concerning guardianship.

Before going to the floor, the bill passed the Assembly Committee on Family Law unanimously. The bill now heads to the state Senate.

Meadowview Elementary Classroom Visit

On Tuesday, I had the opportunity to visit fourth graders at Meadowview Elementary school in Oak Creek to discuss my role as their state representative for the 21st Assembly District.

Fourth grade is when elementary students first learn about Wisconsin state government. During the visit, I gave a short presentation describing all three branches of state government followed by questions from the students.

The students asked terrific questions and were great listeners! Thank you to the students and teachers for inviting me!

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