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Forward

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Now In Session

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On January 3, 2017, we began the 103rd Session of the Wisconsin State Legislature. I am honored to continue to serve the citizens of the 31st Assembly District!
Meet My Staff

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I have two full-time staff in Madison to assist with constituent casework, scheduling, policy research and committee assignments. I am very proud of the exceptional team in my office.  Michael Bruhn and Danielle Zimmerman are both highly qualified individuals.  Their combined experience includes work in the Wisconsin Legislature, Governor’s office, the Department of Tourism, and the Department of Natural Resources.  I am confident that they will ensure committee activities, communications and constituent services are handled in a timely and professional manner.

Work Permits for Minors Legislation

Today, I introduced my first bill of the session with Senator Chris Kapenga (R-Delafield). It's the first of a series of initiatives I plan to introduce this session to improve access to employment and other daily living supports for unaccompanied and homeless youth.

Unaccompanied and homeless youth are vulnerable to human trafficking, exploitation, and abuse. Providing these young people with an opportunity for legal, gainful employment so they can complete their education and become self-supporting adults will reduce their risk for negative outcomes.

Under current law, a minor must obtain a work permit prior to employment.  The process of obtaining a work permit includes providing a signed letter or letters from the employer and the parent or guardian.  This obviously creates a significant challenge for unaccompanied and homeless teens seeking a way to legally earn extra money to pay for personal and living expenses.

LRB 0094/1 will remove one of the barriers to employment that unaccompanied and homeless teens face by lowering the age requirement for a work permit to under 16 years of age. Eliminating the work permit requirement for 16 and 17 year olds will eliminate an unnecessary layer of bureaucracy.  All current state and federal laws related to hours and times of day a minor may work, and restricted or prohibited employment for minors are not being changed.  

100th Anniversary of the State Capitol

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The Wisconsin State Capitol building is 100 years old this year. I am excited to kick-off an entire year of activities later this month.The 100th Anniversary Capitol Commemorative Commission has been working on events and more that will honor and celebrate our beautiful Capitol.

Stay tuned for more information on events and where to go to find out what's going on with the Centennial Celebration!
We Moved!

My office recently moved. We are now located in Room 304 East. So if you plan to visit, schedule a meeting or send mail- please keep this in mind!

My capitol office is here to help you with general inquiries as well as questions and concerns regarding legislative matters. Feel free to contact me or my staff. We are always ready to assist you in your needs. Please visit my website for press releases and other Capitol updates.

 If you have any comments regarding the subject of this E-Update, please feel free to contact me.   


Rep. Amy Loudenbeck 
State Capitol, Room 304 East
PO Box 8952
Madison, WI 53708

Toll-Free (888) 529-0031 or (608) 266-9967
Rep.Loudenbeck@legis.wi.gov| |