Protective Status Bill Update

Greetings, Just a quick update from the legislature… Good News… The Protective Status Bill for County Jailers passed the Assembly late yesterday afternoon, Thursday February 15, 2018,  on a voice vote. As Caty had stated in her legislative update, it is now in front of the Senate however, Senator Duey Stroebel, chairperson of the Senate Committee on Government Operations, Technology and Consumer Protection, will not hold a public hearing on the bill. Hamilton Consulting Group will continue to discuss this legislation with other Senators and attempt to get this moving in the Senate. The...

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February 2018 Legislative Update

Greetings all, At the board meeting during our Winter Training Conference, Caty and R.J., from Hamilton Consulting Group, gave an extensive legislative update on what has been happening at the capitol. Since the end of the session is nearing, it is becoming a hectic time in the legislature as they are trying to push bills through respective chamber before the end. So in an effort not to miss anything going on in Madison, I am attaching the Legislative Update that was distributed to the board on Sunday February 4th. Caty has graciously updated this document so as of today, Tuesday February...

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November 2017 Legislative Update

Greetings all. I need to apologize for not doing a legislative update every month however, it seems like there hasn’t been enough time in the day to get everything done. So here is the latest update for November. On Tuesday Nov. 28, 2017, the Badger State Sheriff’s Association and WI Sheriff’s & Deputy Sheriff’s Association held their monthly joint Legislative Committee meeting hosted by Sheriff Gaffney in Marquette County. It had been over a year since we all met in person and BSSA Legislative Chair, Sheriff Podoll, and I thought it would be a good idea to have an in person meeting....

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August 2017 Legislative Update

For the August legislative update, you will find a tracking report on legislative issues prepared by our Lobbyists, The Hamilton Consulting Group. http://www.hamilton-consulting.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/BSSA-WSDS-6-23.pdf The Foxconn deal and the budget are the hot issues right now and that is what the focus of most of state government is. The Joint Finance Committee will be meeting on August 24th, the first time since June, so there hasn’t been much movement on the legislation we, as an organization, have been following. So here is a quick update for July/August: Protective Status...

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June 2017 Legislative Update

Greetings WS&DSA members, For the June legislative update, you will find a tracking report on legislative issues prepared by our Lobbyists, The Hamilton Consulting Group.  http://www.hamilton-consulting.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/BSSA-WSDS-6-23.pdf WS&DSA and BSSA continue to have monthly conference call meetings to discuss legislative issues we are monitoring. The budget is the hot issue right now and that is what is the focus of most state government. As of Friday June 30, a new two-year budget isn’t likely to be passed by tonight so the legislature will continue to work...

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2017 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: Lillian Elmer, Polk County District 3 Award Recipient: Alan Leiser, Shawano County District 4...

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