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Bella's Law


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    Every session we, as legislators, have the opportunity to listen to testimony from many people on a variety of issues. Some testimony really strikes a chord with me, such as the testimony for Bella's Law (AB 850). The bill had a public hearing in the Committee on Natural Resources last week and passed out of committee on January 31st. 

    Bella is an amazing girl who enjoys hunting and the outdoors. This past fall, she harvested her first bear after another individual generously donated and transferred his bear tag to her. Hearing her story of perseverance, safety, and fun prompted me to sign on to the bill as a co-author.

    AB 850 allows individuals to transfer hunting permits to people with a disability without limit. Current law only allows one transfer of a permit to a person with a disability if they have not had the same type of permit transferred to them previously. This change would help those with disabilities or terminal illnesses get the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors, have multiple chances at hunting a particular type of animal, and avoid long wait times for hunting permits.

    I particularly enjoyed when Bella's father said in his testimony, "The benefit of passing this bill would not only be a game changer for Bella, but for so many others with disabilities and their families. Hunting has just begun to open so many doors for Bella, and we are so excited to get her into the outdoors to enjoy what she has been missing for so long." I look forward to hearing about Bella's future adventures!

    Do you have thoughts on this bill or know a similar story to Bella's? Please let me know! Also, if there is anything I can do to assist you, contact my office. You can share your thoughts, find out additional information on issues, or see where I stand on any legislation. I look forward to hearing from you and, as always, working for you.



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Representative Paul Tittl

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Emergency Mental Health Treatment for Minors

    Thank you, Rep. Loudenbeck and Sen. Darling, for testifying in the Mental Health Committee this week. Committee members heard testimony on AB 848. The bill makes it easier for minors in certain emergency situations to get necessary mental health treatment. This change is especially important for homeless or unaccompanied youth. 

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Pancake Breakfast & Clothing Drive

    As always, it was great serving at the Americans Serving African Children pancake breakfast and clothing drive in Manitowoc. The event is in its ninth year, and all donated goods go directly to benefit the children of Africa. I was a part of this group prior to being elected, but still come out each year to help with the breakfast. 

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Listening Session Results

    Thank you to those who came out for the listening sessions with Sen. LeMahieu and me in Hilbert and Valders. We discussed a variety of issues such as the government surplus, highway funding, and access to information. The conversations we had were thoughtful and productive as we head into the final stretch of this legislative session. If you weren't able to join us but have questions or comments you would like to share, please contact my office.

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Paving the Way for Electric Vehicles

    This week I testified on behalf of AB 717, a bill that would allow electric vehicle dealers to operate in Wisconsin. By opening the market to electric vehicles, we remain competitive with neighboring states and provide more choices to consumers. I was happy to testify alongside Sen. Kapenga and share my rural perspective on the matter.

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Highlighting UW-Madison Football

    I was proud to join Rep. Murphy and Sen. Darling to acknowledge the Wisconsin Badgers football team's historic season. During session on Jan. 23rd, the Legislature presented members of the team with a joint resolution commending the team's regular season performance and bowl game success. 

    The 2017 team was the first in school history to finish the regular season 12-0. Also, the Badgers defeated the Miami Hurricanes with a score of 34-24 in the Orange Bowl, winning their fourth consecutive bowl game. It was a great season, and I can't wait to see what the team accomplishes in the future. Go Badgers!

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Community Events
  • There will be more than 20 candlelight events held throughout the state during the next three weeks. Attendees can ski and hike at the events.
  • February is national Heart Health Month. Do your part to prevent heart disease by committing to a heart-healthy life and encouraging those around you to get their heart checked.
  • The Wisconsin State Fire Chiefs' Association seeks nominations for the WSFCA Chief of the Year Award. Find more information and nomination forms here. Deadline is April 1st. 
  • School Districts in the 25th Assembly district would be eligible for sparsity aid and low-revenue adjustment under a bill introduced by Rep. Nygren and Sen. Marklein. Read more here.
  • The Ledge View Nature Center near Chilton is hosting dog-sledding demonstrations and rides by the Siberian Outpost on Feb 3rd at 9:30 a.m. Call 920-849-7094 to learn more.
  • The next "Business Connects with Government Luncheon" is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. on Feb. 5th in Two Rivers. Manitowoc Mayor Justin Nickels will be featured. Call 920-684-5575 for details.
  • On Feb. 3rd from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., the Viking Bow & Gun Club is hosting Demo Days, a Chili Lunch & a Brat Fry in Valders.
  • On Feb. 8th, author Rochelle Pennington will discuss "The Christmas Tree Ship" at the Holiday Inn in Manitowoc.
  • The Manitowoc Public Library is hosting Great Decisions 2018 starting on Feb. 5th from 6-8 p.m. and continuing each Monday night through March.

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