May 2019 Legislative Update

Greetings all, A quick legislative update: The legislature has been working on the budget and that will remain their top priority, at least for now, until they have something that can get passed. There is not much to update on except for the protective status legislation. Protective Status The bill was introduced in the Senate as Senate Bill 5 by Representative Born and Senator Marklein on January 23, 2019. It was also introduced in the Assembly as Assembly Bill 5 on February 4, 2019. As you may recall, this bill will permit counties to classify county jailers, detention officers, and...

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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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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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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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