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Statement of Scope:

A closer look at the emergency rulemaking process 

Today, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services formally withdrew its Statement of Scope for a new emergency rule that would reissue Safer at Home orders in the State of Wisconsin. The withdrawal of this statement of scope is a big step towards re-opening Wisconsin's economy amidst COVID-19. 

What is a Statement of Scope? 

A statement of scope is the first step in the administrative and emergency rule-making process. A scope statement includes the objective, statutory authority and description of effects for the rule.

After a scope statement is approved and entered into the record, either co-chair of the legislative committee may, within 10 days, direct the agency to hold a preliminary public hearing and comment period on the scope statement. 

Upon the Governor and the legislative committee approving the scope statement, the agency may draft the proposed emergency rule. 

Following final gubernatorial approval, an emergency rule takes effect upon publication in the state newspaper and remains in effect for 150 days, unless extended by JCRAR. 

**To read the full brief about the emergency rulemaking process in Wisconsin, click on the link to the Legislative Council memo 



Today, Governor Evers and Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) Secretary Missy Hughes announced a $75 million grant program for Wisconsin small businesses affected by COVID-19. The program is designed as a comprehensive effort to help Wisconsin small businesses get back on their feet and get back to business. 

The cash grants of $2,500 can assist in costs associated with business interruption, health or safety improvements, wages, rents, mortgages or inventory. Businesses will be able to apply for grant assistance in early June. Click here to learn more about WEDC's re-opening guidelines for businesses. 

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WEDC re-opening guidelines

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Wisconsin Department of Health Services

Wisconsin Hospitals Association - Healthcare System Updates

COVID-19 State Services

Assembly Republican COVID-19 Resource Page 

SBA Wisconsin Office

Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development Unemployment Insurance

WI DWD Unemployment Insurance Information in Spanish

American Red Cross

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