Alzheimer's Bill Package Debate

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     I am honored to serve as the Chairman of the Assembly Mental Health Committee. This session, a group of legislators released a bill package to address the needs of patients, caregivers, and medical providers who deal with Alzheimer's and dementia.

    The committee heard testimony on six of the seven bills in that package. The bills accomplish a variety of things, like establishing referrals and license reviews for those involved in a "Silver Alert," updating statute relating to uniform adult guardianship, and creating a dementia specialist certification.  

    We also heard arguments relating to the other three bills. If passed, the bills would institute a caregiver tax credit, provide grants to raise awareness of the diseases, and create a palliative care council in Wisconsin.

    The seventh bill in the package, AB 643, is a bill I authored to provide funding for virtual dementia tours. These tours help caregivers and medical personnel understand the challenges dementia patients face. The virtual dementia tour bill is currently in the Committee on Health.

    Throughout the day, we heard moving testimony on both sides of the bills. You can watch this public hearing and others on If you would like to share your thoughts, find out additional information, or see where I stand on any legislation, please contact me. I look forward to hearing from you.


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Representative Paul Tittl

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Psychiatrist Tax Incentive

    On Wednesday, the Assembly Committee on Health had a public hearing on a bill I drafted, AB 556. Currently, Wisconsin has a psychiatrist shortage. This bill would provide a tax incentive for qualifying psychiatrists to attract and hopefully keep them in our state.

    If you would like to see my testimony and the public comments made, visit here. I appreciated the testimonies provided and the questions asked by committee members during the hearing.

    Whether or not you believe this is the right step to bring psychiatrists to Wisconsin, one thing is clear: something needs to be done to provide mental health care to under-served individuals across the state.


What's Happening in Wisconsin?

  • The 15th annual Wisconsin Governor's Business Plan Contest is now accepting applications online for 2018. Submit your entry before Jan. 31st.
  • December is National Safe Toys and Gifts Month. Take time this month to find safe, thoughtful gifts for those you love.
  • December is also National Impaired Driving Prevention Month. Drunk, drugged, and distracted driving is a real threat to our community. Make good choices this holiday season.
  • Governor Walker is looking for a non-traditional student representative for the UW-System Board of Regents. Apply here before Jan. 5th.
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Thanks for Stopping By!

    This week a special group of individuals stopped by the capitol to talk with Rep. Brostoff and myself about mental health legislation. A number of organizations were represented in the discussion, including NAMI, Mental Health America, Disability Rights Wisconsin, Grassroots Empowerment Project, and Iris Place.

    Mental health challenges affect individuals on both sides of the political spectrum. I appreciate the opportunity to draft bi-partisan legislation to address challenges that arise from mental health issues. State legislators are dedicated to providing Wisconsinites with the best tools and opportunities to address their mental health needs.

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Pictured here (from left to right): Steve Hall (my committee clerk), myself, Representative Brostoff and Crystal Hester (NAMI Wisconsin)
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Community Events

  • Christmas in the Mansion is going on now through Jan. 7th.
  • The Evergleams will also be on display around town, with a guided tour taking place on Dec. 16th.
  • The 1st annual Delightfully Chilton holiday light show is happening on Fridays and Saturdays throughout Dec.
  • Lights at Lincoln Park in Manitowoc has begun! Find more info here.
  • Come out this weekend for a performance of "A Christmas Carol!"
  • Silver Lake College is running a Christmas-themed art exhibit through Jan. 11th.
  • The Manitowoc Public Library is having a Saturday with Santa event on Dec. 16th.