Government Relations

Pending Legislation 2007-08

UW System bill positions, status, and testimonies

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Typical path of each bill introduced in the State Legislature

Assembly Bills

Assembly Bill Name Brief Description

AB 8 Locker Room Written Policies

History & current status

Requires the owner or operator of a locker room to adopt a written policy  regarding conducting interviews in the locker room.

AB 67 Tuition Tax Credit for Businesses

History & current status

Creates a non-refundable income tax and franchise tax credit for businesses.

AB 83 Agricultural Education and Workforce Development Council

History & current status

Creates an agricultural education and workforce development council.

AB 90 Medical Student Loan program

History & current status

Creates $450,000/yr. loan program, to be administered by HEAB, for tuition, fees, and expenses for resident medical school students.

AB 132 Tuition Fee Remission for Certain Family Members of Veterans

History & current status

Expands the current tuition remission law.

AB 151 Drug Dealers Ineligible for WHEG

History & current status

Makes a college student who is convicted of possessing ineligible for a state grant, loan, or work assistance for a period of two years following the conviction.

AB 154 Divorced persons - contributions to college savings plans

History & current status

Allows an individual income tax deduction for some amounts contributed by a divorced or legally separated parent.

AB 194 Composition of the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System

History & current status

Requires the appointment to the Board of at least one citizen member who resides in each of the Wisconsin’s congressional districts.

AB 252 WHEG Education Grant Increase

History & current status

Increases Wisconsin Higher Education Aids Board (WHEG) education grants.

AB 280 Health Insurance Coverage of Full-time Student on Medical Leave

History & current status

Allows for coverage for the entire calendar year, regardless of when the student withdraws, when the status for that absence is a medical leave of absence.

AB 291 Veterinary Medicine Student Loan Program

History & current status

Creates a loan forgiveness program for veterinary students attending the UW School of Veterinary Medicine and who choose to enter into food animal practice.

AB 307 State Procurement of Contractual Services

History & current status

Requires procurement of all contractual services purchased by state executive branch agencies to be performed within the United States.

AB 327 Youth Options Program

History & current status

Eliminates the Youth Options Program mandate and instead authorizes a school district to establish its own youth options program.

AB 440 Pharmacy Student Loan Program

History & current status

Creates a $255,000/yr. loan program to be administered by HEAB for tuition, fees and expenses for resident pharmacy students.

AB 469 Instructional Materials for Students with Disabilities

History & current status

The bill requires a publisher of instructional materials to provide, at no additional cost, instructional material in an electronic format to a nonprofit or public institution of higher education...

AB 541 Tuition Gift Certificate Program

History & current status

Corrects technical issues in administering the gift certificate program, passed as Act 77 of last year.

AB 559 Tax Credits for Purchase of Season Tickets to Athletic Events

History & current status

Creates an income and franchise tax credit.

AB 570 Uniform Anatomical Gift Act (UAGA)

History & current status

Updates and modernizes organ donation methods and procedures.

AB 577 Appointment of student members of the Board of Regents

History & current status

Creates an additional requirement for student members.

AB 619 Remedial Legislation for Administration of BadgerNet

History & current status

Introduces remedial legislation related to System administration of BadgerNet.

AB 658 Academic Excellence Higher Education Scholarships

History & current status

Permits a senior with the next highest grade point, but not less than 3.8 or the equivalent, to be certified as an alternate and to receive a scholarship...

AB 726 Collective Bargaining for Faculty & Academic Staff

History & current status

Provides UW System faculty and academic staff the right to collectively bargain for wages, hours, and conditions of employment.

AB 766 Enumeration for Additional Capital Project for Tomotherapy at UW-Madison’s School of Veterinary Medicine

History & current status

Enumeration of additional capitol project at UW-Madison’s School of Veterinary Medicine to house a TomoTherapy machine.

AB 780 Higher Education Aid Grants

History & current status

Changes the formula used to calculate the amounts appropriated for higher education grants for UW System students and for Lawton grants.

AB 854 Providing Financial Aid at UW-La Crosse

History & current status

Approves the differential tuition for all UW-La Crosse undergraduates and encourages the Legislature to apply $664,800 of the general purpose revenue funding from the 2007-09 UW-La Crosse Growth Agenda to need based financial aid for students affected by this initiative.

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Assembly Joint Resolutions and Assembly Resolutions

Name of Resolution Brief Description

 

 

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Senate Bills

Name of Senate Bill Brief Description

SB 31 Tuition Tax Credit for Businesses

History & current status

Creates a non-refundable income tax and franchise tax credit for businesses.

SB 67 Drug Dealers Ineligible for WHEG

History & current status

Makes a college student who is convicted of possessing ineligible for a state grant, loan, or work assistance for a period of two years following the conviction.

SB 100 Tuition Fee Remission for Certain Veterans Dependents

History & current status

Expands the current tuition remission law.

SB 154 Health Insurance Coverage of Full-time Student on Medical Leave

History & current status

Allows an individual income tax deduction for some amounts contributed by a divorced or legally separated parent.

SB 155 Veterinary Medicine Student Loan Program

History & current status

Creates a loan forgiveness program for veterinary students attending the UW School of Veterinary Medicine and who choose to enter into food animal practice.

SB 163 State Procurement of Contractual Services

History & current status

Requires procurement of all contractual services purchased by state executive branch agencies to be performed within the United States.

SB 168 Academic Excellence Higher Education Scholarships

History & current status

Permits a senior with the next highest grade point, but not less than 3.8000 or the equivalent, to be certified as an alternate and to receive a scholarship

SB 238 Instructional Materials for Students with Disabilities

History & current status

The bill requires a publisher of instructional materials to provide, at no additional cost, instructional material in an electronic format to a nonprofit or public institution of higher education...

SB 254 Divorced persons - contributions to college savings plans

History & current status

Allows an individual income tax deduction for some amounts contributed by a divorced or legally separated parent.

SB 286 Fee remissions for undergraduate students

History & current status

Repeals the 21 year old age requirement while limiting remissions for students not older than 30 years of age.

SB 291 Tuition Gift Certificate Program

History & current status

Corrects technical issues in administering the gift certificate program, passed as Act 77 of last year.

SB 313 Tax Credits for Purchase of Season Tickets to Athletic Events

History & current status

Creates an income and franchise tax credit.

SB 353 Collective Bargaining for Faculty & Academic Staff

History & current status

Provides UW System faculty and academic staff the right to collectively bargain for wages, hours, and conditions of employment.

SB 450 Higher Education Aid Grants

History & current status

Changes the formula used to calculate the amounts appropriated for higher education grants for UW System students and for Lawton grants.

SB 456 Enumeration for Additional Capital Project for Tomotherapy at UW-Madison’s School of Veterinary Medicine

History & current status

Enumeration of additional capitol project at UW-Madison’s School of Veterinary Medicine to house a TomoTherapy machine.

SB 516 Providing Financial Aid at UW-La Crosse

History & current status

Approves the differential tuition for all UW-La Crosse undergraduates and encourages the Legislature to apply $664,800 of the general purpose revenue funding from the 2007-09 UW-La Crosse Growth Agenda to need based financial aid for students affected by this initiative.

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Senate Joint Resolutions

Name of Resolution Brief Description

 

 

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