Welcome to my e-update

In this edition, you will find information about activity in the Assembly Committees on Transportation and Education, my visit to Vivent Health, a final reminder for the Clark County Parks Department survey, wishing you a Merry Christmas, and upcoming events in the 69th Assembly District.  Additionally, this will be my last e-update of 2021.  I look forward to great things in 2022.

Assembly Committee on Education

On Tuesday, the Assembly Committee on Education held a public hearing.  Listed below are the bills heard.  If you would like more information on each bill, click on the bill number. 

  • AB 611 - Relating to: the Foundations of Reading test licensure requirement.
  • AB 589 - Relating to: prohibiting social media Internet site censorship of journalistic enterprises. 
  • AB 617 - Relating to: early admission to kindergarten and first grade at a private school participating in a parental choice program.
  • AB 721 - Relating to: the number of independent charter schools authorized by the College of Menominee Nation or the Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College.
Assembly Committee on Transportation

On Tuesday, the Assembly Committee on Transportation held a public hearing and executive session.  Listed below are the bills heard. 

Public Hearing:

  • AB 581 - Relating to: motor vehicle dealer and wholesaler facilities and licensure requirements, certain registration plates issued to motor vehicle dealers, distributors, or manufacturers, and creating and modifying administrative rules.

Executive Session:

  • 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.
Vivent Health Center Visit

On Wednesday, I had the privilege of touring the Vivent Health center in Madison to learn about modern treatments for individuals affected by HIV. Vivent is an organization dedicated to serving those affected by HIV through dental care, full in-patient clinic, food bank, mental health services, and a specialty pharmacy. I want to thank Bill Keeton, the Chief Advocacy Officer, and his team for offering an informative tour of their facility.

Remembering the Reason for the Season

Clark County Survey

Final reminder for residents of Clark County, the Clark County Forestry & Parks Department is asking for public input on the future of the parks they maintain.  The Department wants you to "help the county understand how residents use the recreational facilities, along with potential opportunities for future parks and improvements."  The survey will be open until 12/20.  If you are a resident of Clark County and would like to participate in this survey, please click here.

Merry Christmas

I want to take this opportunity to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.  This time of year is special as we look forward to gathering with friends and family.  The past year has been challenging for many Wisconsinites for a variety of reasons.  As I look forward to 2022, I am filled with hope that we will continue to support each other.  It has been an honor to serve the people of the 69th Assembly District over the past year, and I look forward to what this New Year will bring.  I wish all of you a blessed Holiday season.

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