Assembly Floor 

The State Assembly convened yesterday for the last floor session of the year to pass an array of bills. Among the bills discussed and passed were ones concerning legislative and congressional redistricting. As you may remember in my earlier eupdates, I discussed that the Wisconsin State Constitution requires the Legislature to craft a map with strict parameters. The Legislature's map is then signed into law by the Governor. Yesterday, I was pleased to join my fellow Assembly members in passing assembly bills 624 and 625, a constitutional and fair map for Wisconsin. Feel free to check out the rest of the bills and resolutions passed yesterday:

AR 19 - Relating to the life and public service of Ann Marie Hraychuck.

AJR 64 - Relating to commending the life of Ed Nager.

AJR 94 - Relating to observing November 11, 2021, as Veterans Day and honoring all veterans who have served our state and country.

SJR 69 - Relating to recognizing Employment Choice First as a means to preserve the dignity, self-esteem, and pride of individuals with disabilities in Wisconsin.

SJR 72 - Relating to proclaiming the month of October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

AB 501 - Relating to procedural changes for applications under the Clean Water Fund Program and the Safe Drinking Water Loan Program. 

AB 622 - Relating to various changes to insurance laws, including issuance of funding agreements, granting rule-making authority, and providing a penalty.

AB 682 - Relating to grant related to the Verso Paper Mill in the city of Wisconsin Rapids, loan guarantee related to the Park Falls Pulp and Paper Mill in the city of Park Falls, substance abuse prevention on certain public projects, and granting rule-making authority. 

SB 71 - Relating to storage and processing of sexual assault kits and requiring the exercise of rule-making authority.

SB 94 - Relating to tracking of sexual assault kits in sexual assault cases, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. 

Mental Health Committee

In the Mental Health Committee this week, we heard Rep. Dittrich testify on her bill AB 600 relating to state aid payments for pupils in grades K-12 who transfer schools due to the existence or absence of mandates regarding pupil face coverings or COVID-19 vaccines. This bill allows parents to move their children based on the school's face coverings or Covid vaccine requirements. It recognizes that parents are in the driver's seat of their children's lives and know what is best for their kids. The bill passed out of committee on party lines (6-4).

Thank you Veterans

November 11 was Veterans Day. To veterans who honorably served across all branches of the military, who left their families and friends, and who sacrificed for this great nation, my words cannot suffice to express how grateful I am for your service. Veterans, I extend my sincerest gratitude to you. 

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