February 2019 Legislative Update

Greetings all, The 2019-2020 Legislative session at the Capital started January 7, 2019. Our association has set our legislative agenda and we will continue to monitor items as they come up. We continue to have monthly conference calls with our committee and Badger State Sheriff’s Association Legislative Committee, as we have many common interests as it relates to legislation. First off, President Spencer has appointed the Legislative Committee for this session. This includes: Captain Jeff Klatt, Chair, St. Croix County Chief Deputy Jeff Spencer, Sauk County Sergeant R.J. Lurquin, Dane...

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2019 – 2021 Board of Directors

The 2019-21 Wisconsin Sheriffs & Deputy Sheriffs Association Board of Directors were elected at the 2019 Wisconsin Sheriffs & Deputy Sheriffs Association Winter Training Conference held February 3-6, 2019 at the Radisson Convention Center in Green Bay. CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2019-2021 BOARD OF DIRECTORS President: Jeff Spencer, Sauk County Vice President: Kevin Bygd, Dunn County Secretary: Chip Meister, Sauk County Treasurer: RJ Lurquin, Dane County Past President: Nancy Hove, Pierce County Sergeant At Arms: Christopher Zunker, Sauk County District Director 1: Chad Roberts, Polk...

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2018 Scholarship Winners

The Wisconsin Sheriffs and Deputy Sheriffs Association is pleased to announce the winners of this year’s annual scholarship award program which offers financial assistance to full-time students enrolled in Criminal Justice programs at any Wisconsin college or university.  Six $500 scholarships were awarded to the following individuals, who were selected to encourage educational growth and professionalism among police officers and deputy sheriffs in the State of Wisconsin. District 1 Award Recipient: Alex Thomsen, Polk County District 3 Award Recipient: Luke Fourness, Portage County District...

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April 2018 Legislative Update

Greetings all, For the April Legislative update, Hamilton Consulting Group has put out an overview of the legislative session. Please view the 17-18 End of Session Update document to have a clear idea of what has taken place (17-18 End of Session Update). The governor still has a few bills to sign however, this will give a synopsis of what has occurred over the last couple of years. Badger State Sheriff’s Association Legislative Committee and our Legislative Committee will be meeting bi-monthly for the next year to come up with our legislative agenda for the next session which will start in...

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March 2018 Legislative Update

Greetings WS&DSA members, Below is an update on what has been going on in the WI Legislature as the session winds down for the year. The Assembly finished with their floor session last week and Assembly Speaker Robin Vos has indicated that absent extraordinary circumstances, the Assembly will not reconvene this session. The Senate has scheduled one more floor session on March 20th. When the legislature adjourns, absent extraordinary circumstances, we do not anticipate it will reconvene until January 2019. After adjournment, legislators will shift their focus to Fall 2018 elections and...

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