Legislation


The Department of Public Instruction's Policy and Budget Team analyzes and monitors key legislation affecting schools, libraries, and the department. The team works closely with the department's Legislative Liaison, Jennifer Kammerud, who can answer legislative questions or concerns. Legislative inquiries should be directed to Jennifer Kammerud via email or phone at (608) 266-7073.


2013-14 Session

To view education and library related bills introduced in the 2013-2014 session and whether the department has taken a formal position, click here. If a bill has an Act number assigned to it under column E of the attached document, the bill has been passed by both houses and signed into law by the governor.  

  • Assembly Bill 126 - Charter Schools
  • Assembly Bill 297-  Mascots and Logos
  • Assembly Bill 288 - County Payments to Adjacent Libraries
  • Assembly Bill 379 - School and School District Accountability System
  • Assembly Bill 502- Epinephrine Auto-Injector Plans
  • Assembly Bill 549 - Charter School Authorization and Replication, Magnet Schools
  • Assembly Bill 609 - 30 Minutes Daily Physical Education Required
  • Assembly Bill 616 - Student Biometric Data
  • Assembly Bill 617 - Establishment of Academic Standards
  • Assembly Bill 618 - Student Data
    • Testimony in opposition.
    • Letter to Secretary Duncan Regarding Student Data
       
  • Assembly Bill 662 - Fund 80, Community service Programs
  • Assembly Bill 682 - Special Needs Vouchers
  • Assembly Bill 748 - Parental Choice Program Preaccreditation and Timelines
  • Assembly Bill 749 - 180 Days
    • Testimony  for information only.  Note: If Assembly Substitute Amendment 1 is adopted the department will change its position to support.
       
  • Assembly Bill 777 - Educator Effectiveness Equivalency
  • Senate Bill 51 - Three credits math and science.
    • Testimony in support.
    •  Identical testimony was given to the Assembly Committee on Education on Assembly Bill 489.
       
  • Senate Bill 76 - Contract for Additional Charter Schools
  • Senate Bill 184 - Bullying by Electronic Means
  • Senate Bill 286 - School and School District Accountability System
    • DPI feedback to Representative Jim Steineke on Assembly Substitute Amendment 1 to Senate Bill 286.
       
  • Senate Bill 318 - Alternative Process for Selling Milwaukee Public School Buildings
    • Testimony in opposition.
    • Identical testimony was given to the Assembly Committee on Government Operations and State Licensing on Assembly Bill 417.
       
  • Senate Bill 375 - Epinephrine Auto-Injector Plans
  • Senate Bill 478 - Use of Fund 80, Community Service Levy
  • Senate Bill 525 - Special Needs Vouchers
  • Senate Bill 584 - Requirements for New Private Schools
  • Senate Bill 589 - Number of School Days and Hours of Instruction
  • Senate Bill 619 - Academic Standards Board

 

2013 Acts Signed Into Law

Act Topic

46

School District Budgets

59

Technical Ed Grants (Gudex) Career and technical education incentive grants. 

60 Higher Ed Scholarships (Gudex) Technical excellence higher education scholarships. 

63

Mathematics (Joint Legislative Council) The number of mathematics and science credits required for a high school diploma. 

71

Hunting Regulations (Kleefisch) Restrictions on hunting within a specified distance of hospitals, sanatoriums, or school grounds and restrictions imposed by local governmental units on hunting with a bow and arrow or crossbow. 

88

Sex Offenders (Kleefisch) Requires notification for registered sex offenders who are on school premises. 
93 Concussions (Farrow) The distribution by schools of a concussion and head injury information sheet and the participation by pupils in a youth athletic activity
96 School Buses (Ripp) Warning lights on school buses.  
112 Youth Apprenticeship (Harsdorf) Local youth apprenticeship grants. 
115 Race-based Nicknames (Nass) The use of race-based nicknames, logos, mascots, and team names by school boards. 
138 High School Credit (Grothman) Allowing pupils in grades 7 and 8 to earn high school credit. 
157 Libraries (Murphy) County payments to public libraries in adjacent counties.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Legislative Council Memos Summarizing Acts Signed Into Law

The full text of all acts and any related veto messages can be found on the Legislative Reference Bureau's website.

 

Legislative Fiscal Bureau 2013 Informational Papers

 

 

For questions about this information, contact Jennifer Kammerud (608) 266-7073
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