DATE: May 29, 2019

CONTACT: Lisa Subeck, 608-266-7521(office)


Representative Subeck Appointed Vice Chair of Assembly Speaker's Task Force on Adoption


MADISON – Today, Representative Lisa Subeck (D-Madison) was appointed to serve as the Vice Chair of the new Speaker's Task Force on Adoption.


“It is an honor to be appointed Vice Chair of this important task force. Previous Assembly task forces have been effective in proposing bi-partisan legislation on a number of important issues,” said Rep. Subeck.  “I am looking forward to working with fellow legislators to address the challenges faced by biological and adoptive parents in the adoption process.”


Legislators on the task force will examine the termination of parental rights; identify ways to shorten the timeline for adoptions; evaluate the costs of adoption and ways to reduce the amount; and increase awareness and resources pertaining to adoption. The task force has a total of 16 members from both political parties and is chaired by Rep. Barbara Dittrich (R-Oconomowoc).