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In this edition, you will find information about public hearings in the Assembly Committees on Jobs and the Economy and Aging and Long-Term Care, as well as a public hearing and executive session in the Assembly Committee on Transportation, and upcoming events in the 69th Assembly District.

Assembly Committee on Jobs and the Economy

On Tuesday, the Assembly Committee on Jobs and the Economy held a public and an informational hearing.  Listed below is the Bill heard in Committee.  Additionally, the Committee heard a report on apprenticeship opportunities in Wisconsin.  Provided below is a link to the Department of Workforce Development if you want to learn more about apprenticeship opportunities.  

Assembly Committee on Aging and Long-Term Care

On Tuesday, the Assembly Committee on Aging and Long-Term Care held a public hearing on Assembly Bill 175.  Provided below is the link to the Bill if you would like to learn more.

  • AB 175 - Relating to: grants to independent living centers and making an appropriation.
Assembly Committee on Transportation

On Wednesday, the Assembly Committee on Transportation held a public hearing and executive session on several bills.  Provided below are links to the Bills discussed in Committee.

Executive Session:

  • AB 365 - Relating to: whip lights on all-terrain and utility terrain vehicles.
    • Passed by the Committee by a vote of 6-5, I voted in favor.
  • AB 510 - Relating to: designating the Deputy LaVonne Zenner Memorial Bridge.
    • Passed by the Committee unanimously. 

Public Hearing:

  • AB 202 - Relating to: sourcing materials from within the right-of-way of a highway improvement project.
  • AB 432 - Relating to: construction and issuance of motor vehicle registration plates. 
  • AB 506 - Relating to: warning lamps on highway vehicles.
  • AB 636 - Relating to: publishing and reporting requirements for the transportation infrastructure loan program.
  • AB 642 - Relating to: modifying the permit for certain oversize or overweight vehicles transporting forest products.
  • AB 655 - Relating to: entry-level training requirements for applicants for commercial driver licenses and certain endorsements.
  • AB 657 - Relating to: disclosure of mileage when titling a motor vehicle.
Congratulations to Colby Football

My congratulations to the Colby Hornets on their State Championship Title, defeating St. Mary's Springs 22 - 7.  I commend Head Coach Jim Hagen and the team on an exemplary season resulting in a Championship Title, Colby’s first since the 2011 Championship.  It is great to see the State Football Championship return to Colby.

Best Wishes to Hunters

This is a special time of year as many people head out to the woods to participate in the annual deer gun hunting season.  Please be safe and exercise good judgement while hunting.  Best wishes for success!

State Capitol Christmas Tree

Currently, the 2021 Wisconsin State Capitol Christmas Tree is inside the Rotunda.  This year's Tree is a 32-foot Balsam Fir from the Menominee Tribal Enterprises Forestry Center in Keshena, WI.  On Friday, December 3rd, the Tree will be lit at a ceremony starting at noon.  This tradition started in 1916, so if you are in the area, stop by and witness history.

I am wishing everyone a safe and Happy Thanksgiving.  As I reflect on the past year, I have seen many blessings that I am thankful for, including the opportunity to serve the constituents of the 69th Assembly District as a State Legislator.  I hope everyone enjoys fellowship with family and friends.

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