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Four Bills Signed Into Law

This week, Governor Evers signed four bills I authored into law. All four bills received unanimous, bipartisan votes in both the Assembly and Senate.

Act 22 was Assembly Bill 52 and allows a minor who is 17 years of age and is confirmed to be both unaccompanied (not in the physical custody of a parent or guardian) and homeless (living situation is not “fixed, regular, and adequate”) to contract for admission to a shelter facility or transitional living program.

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Act 25 was Assembly Bill 427 and makes changes to current law, as requested by the Department of Health Services, so that communities in Wisconsin can apply for a new and innovative federal pilot program called ET3 which stands for Emergency Triage, Treat, and Transport. ET3 is a voluntary, five-year payment model that will provide greater flexibility to ambulance care teams to address the immediate medical needs of Medicare beneficiaries following a 911 call.

AB 427.jpgAct 26 was Assembly Bill 471 and requires the Department of Military Affairs (DMA) to start the rulemaking process for a grant program for Public Safety Answering Point (PSAPs) to purchase, update, and maintain Next Generation-911 (NG-911) equipment. NG-911 is an initiative aimed at updating the 911 service infrastructure to improve public emergency communications services in a wireless mobile society. In addition to 911 voice capabilities, NG-911 intends to enable the public to transmit text, images, video, and data to a 911 center.

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Act 35 was Assembly Bill 51 and allows a minority teacher who works in a public, private, or tribal school in a Wisconsin school district in which minority students constitute at least 40% of the membership to be eligible to apply for student loan forgiveness. The current program is limited to schools in the City of Milwaukee and the program is underutilized.

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Wishing you safe travels, full bellies and a very

Happy Thanksgiving!

In The District

I recently attended Wisconsin’s First Christmas Tree Cutting Ceremony with Abigail Martin, Wisconsin's 72nd Alice in Dairyland at Countryside Tree Farm in Walworth. It was a lot of fun watching fourth graders from Walworth, Sharon, Fontana and Reek Elementary schools learning about the Christmas Tree industry in Wisconsin. Did you know Wisconsin is the nations' fifth largest Christmas tree producer, with an annual harvest of more than 600,000 trees valued at more than $16 million?! 

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If you have any upcoming holiday events that you would like me to attend, please send an invite to my office at Rep.Loudenbeck@legis.wi.gov

Office Hours

I will be holding office hours in Rock County to meet one-on-one with constituents. I will have new editions of the state highway map and blue book available for free for constituents!

Monday, December 16th

Beloit Public Library (in one of the study rooms)

605 Eclipse Blvd, Beloit

10 am to 11:30 am

 

Tuesday, December 17th

Harmony Town Hall

440 N. Highway 14, Janesville

3 pm to 4:30 pm

 

Additional office hours will be scheduled in Walworth County in January.

For specific questions regarding office hours please contact: danielle.zimmerman@legis.wi.gov

Blue Books Available!

Published biennially, the Wisconsin Blue Book is a valuable source for information about the State of Wisconsin. First published in 1853 as a manual for legislators, the Blue Book has evolved into a useful tool for the state’s residents, as well as a historical record of Wisconsin state government. The Blue Book’s mission is to furnish the legislature and the public with information on state officers and governmental organization, along with statistical information and articles of general interest.

If you are interested in receiving a copy of the new blue book, or missed out on the 2017-2018 blue book and would like a copy, email Rep.Loudenbeck@legis.wi.gov with your name and address and we will send one to you!

You can read more about this year's blue book, the feature story about World War I Veterans, and even take a look inside by clicking here.

 ICYMI: In Case You Missed It

WCLO: Podcast with Rep. Amy Loudenbeck

Beloit Daily News: Three Loudenbeck Bills Get OK From Evers

Beloit Daily News: Minority Teacher Loan Forgiveness Bill Signed

WPR:Bill Would Give Homeless 17-Year-Olds Access To Shelters Without Parental Permission

TMJ4:‘No silver bullet’: Lawmakers say Milwaukee’s EMT issues aren’t going away anytime soon

WEAU: New law to help provide shelter for homeless 17-year-old teens

Wausau Daily Herold: Gov. Tony Evers signs bipartisan bills in Oshkosh for emergency services, vaccines, 911 

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:Tony Evers expands program that aims to hire more teachers of color in Wisconsin school districts

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
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