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Summary and status of Legislative bills of interest to WNA September 7, 2007.

Summary and Status of Legislative Bills of Interest to WNA
September 7, 2007

Bill                   WNA
Number       Date      Position   Description & Status

AB 169       6/11/07   Support    Relating to: obtaining a special
                                  registration plate for disabled
                                  persons. Allows a public health nurse
                                  to provide necessary certification to
                                  enable a person to obtain a special
                                  registration license plate for the
                                  automobile indicating disabled
                                  driver. Assembly: Introduced & read
                                  for the first time on 3.12.07. Public
                                  Hearing 5.10.07. Executive Action
                                  8.16.07

AB 185       4/28/07   Support    Relating to: the birth defect
                                  prevention and surveillance system.
                                  Allows for improvements to the public
                                  health data and statistic program
                                  which will assist in creating better
                                  prevention strategies. Assembly: Read
                                  first time and referred to committee
                                  on Public Health 3.19.07. Public
                                  hearing held 3.28.07. Fiscal estimate
                                  received. 4.2.07. Substitute
                                  amendment offered that involves
                                  parental approval for disclosure
                                  regarding certain information and
                                  requirements for research 4.19.07.
                                  Executive action taken 4.24.07.
                                  Assembly amendment 1 "or a policy of
                                  life insurance" added substitute
                                  amendment 4.26.07. Sub. Amendment
                                  passed 4.30.07. PH Committee Passed
                                  4.30.07. Referred to committee on
                                  Rules 4.30.07.

AB 252       4/28/07   Support    Relating to: the maximum amount of a
                                  Wisconsin higher education grant.
                                  Recognizes the inflationary factors
                                  related to higher education.
                                  Assembly: Introduced, read and
                                  referred to Committees on Colleges
                                  and Universities 4.10.07. Fiscal
                                  estimate received. Public hearing
                                  5.22.07.

AB 263       4/28/07   Support    Relating to state agency status
                                  coverage under the Volunteer Health
                                  Care Provider Program regardless of
                                  applicable health care liability
                                  insurance coverage. Assembly:
                                  Introduced, read and referred to
                                  Committee on Public health 4.13.07.
                                  Fiscal Estimates Rec'd 4.16.07.
                                  Public Hearing 5.23.07 A. Assembly
                                  amendment 1 offered by Representative
                                  Wieckert 7.17.07. A. Assembly
                                  Amendment 2 offered by Representative
                                  Wieckert 7.17.07. Executive action
                                  taken 8.15.07. Report Assembly
                                  Amendment 1 adoption recommended by
                                  committee on Public health, Ayes 8,
                                  Noes 0. 8.23.07. Report Assembly
                                  Amendment 2 adoption recommended by
                                  Committee on Public Health, Ayes 8,
                                  Noes 0. 8.23.08. Report passage as
                                  amended recommended by Committee on
                                  Public Health, Ayes 8, Noes 0.
                                  8.23.07. Referred to Committee on
                                  Rules 8.23.07.

AB 318       6/11/07   Support    Relating to: prescriptions for
                                  antibiotic drugs for treatment of
                                  chlamydial infections, gonorrhea, or
                                  trichomoniasis and requiring the
                                  exercise of rule-making authority.
                                  Reduces spread of STD infections.
                                  Codifies existing practice. Assembly:
                                  Introduced, read and referred to
                                  Committee on Health and Health Care
                                  Reform 5.8.07. Fiscal estimate rec'd
                                  5.30.07.

AB 440       8/29/07   Support    Relating to a loan program for
                                  pharmacy students who agree to
                                  practice pharmacy in pharmacy
                                  professional shortage areas in this
                                  state, requiring the exercise of
                                  rule-making authority, and making an
                                  appropriation. Introduced, read and
                                  referred to Committee on Public
                                  Health. 7.02.07. Fiscal Estimate
                                  Received 7.18.07 and 8.07.07. Public
                                  hearing 8.15.07.

AB 483       8/29/07   Support    Relating to: abatement or removal of
                                  human health hazards, requirements
                                  for certain local health officers,
                                  personnel of a local health
                                  department, state agency status for
                                  certain physicians, community health
                                  improvement plans, emergency medical
                                  services, requiring the exercise of
                                  rule-making authority, and providing
                                  penalties. Introduced, read and
                                  referred to Committee on Public
                                  Health 8.09.07. Fiscal Estimate
                                  received 8.14.07. Public Hearing held
                                  8.15.07. Fiscal Estimate received
                                  8.24.07.

AB 497       8/29/07   Active     Relating to: allowing APNPs to
                       Support    determine an illness or an injury and
                                  complete forms for the purposes of
                                  granting assistance to needy veterans
                                  and of medical review related to
                                  motor vehicle operators licenses, and
                                  allowing APNPs to determine
                                  disability for the purpose of issuing
                                  certain hunting permits. Assembly:
                                  Introduced, read and referred to
                                  Assembly Health & Health Care Reform
                                  Committee.

Healthy      9/7/07    Active     Relating to providing health care
Wisconsin              Support    coverage for all. All Wisconsin
Senate                            residents and employees under 65 are
Amendment,                        guaranteed health insurance through a
to                                choice of public or private plan,
2007 SB 40                        regardless of preexisting conditions.
                                  Coverage will be paid for by a
                                  payroll deduction similar to Social
                                  Security of $370 a month for the
                                  average employer and $140 for the
                                  average employee. The plan includes
                                  prescription drug coverage, does not
                                  affect Medicare eligibility, and has
                                  no co-pays for preventive care and
                                  chronic disease management with
                                  participation in continuing wellness
                                  treatment. Introduced as part of
                                  Senate Floor Debate on Senate Version
                                  of State Budget 6.26.07. Passed Full
                                  Senate 18 Ayes, 15 Noes (Along Party
                                  Lines) 6.26.07. Voted down in the
                                  Assembly 7.10.07. Budget conference
                                  Committee formed 7.17.07. Remains in
                                  Conference Committee.

SB 252       8/29/07   Support    Relating to: providing information
                                  about the human papillomavirus to
                                  schools and to parents of pupils in
                                  grades 6 to 12. Introduced, read and
                                  referred to Senate Committee on
                                  Health and Human services 8.16.07.
                                  Senate amendment 1 offered by Senator
                                  Taylor 8.16.07. Fiscal Estimates
                                  8.29.07 and 8.31.07.

SB 129       6/11/07   Support    Relating to: requiring a hospital to
                                  provide to a sexual assault victim
                                  information and, upon her request,
                                  emergency contraception and providing
                                  a penalty. Introduced, read and
                                  referred to Senate committee on
                                  Health and Human Services 4.02.07.
                                  Public Hearing held 4.25.07. Fiscal
                                  Estimate received 5.01.07. Exec'd out
                                  of committee 5.08.07. Referred to
                                  Joint committee on Finance 5.15.07.
                                  Withdrawn from JFC 5.15.07. Scheduled
                                  and passed full Senate 5.16.07.
                                  Messaged 5.16.07. Assembly: Received
                                  from the Senate 5.21.07. Introduced,
                                  read and referred to Assembly
                                  Committee on Judiciary & Ethics
                                  5.31.07.

SB 150       6/11/07   Active     Relating to: prohibiting smoking in
                       Support    places of employment, restaurants,
                                  taverns, and other indoor areas and
                                  providing a penalty. Supports public
                                  health initiative for reducing use
                                  and exposure to tobacco. Senate:
                                  Introduced, read and referred to
                                  Committee on Public health, Senior
                                  Issues, Long Term Care & Privacy
                                  4.18.07. Fiscal estimate received
                                  5.4.07 LRB correction 5.25.07. Public
                                  Hearing 5.31.07.

SB 227       8/29/07   Support    Relating to: a sales and use tax
                                  exemption for smoking cessation
                                  products. Introduced, read and
                                  referred to Joint Survey Committee on
                                  Tax Exemptions 7.09.07. Fiscal
                                  Estimate received 7.25.07.

AB 280/SB    6/11/07   Support    Assembly: Relating to health
154                               insurance coverage of a full-time
                                  student on medical leave. Provides
                                  for coverage of insurance when it is
                                  needed the most. Assembly:
                                  Introduced, read and referred to
                                  Committee on Insurance 4.23.07.
                                  Fiscal Estimates received 5.03.07,
                                  5.08.07 and 5.09.07. Public Hearing
                                  5.24.07. Fiscal Estimates received
                                  5.30.07. Executive action taken
                                  7.11.07. Report passage recommended
                                  by Committee on Insurance, Ayes 12,
                                  Noes 07.19.07. Referred to Committee
                                  on Rules 7.19.07. Commissioner of
                                  Insurance report received Pursuant to
                                  s.601.423 (2) Wisconsin Statutes.
                                  8.27.07. Senate: Introduced, read and
                                  referred to Senate Committee on
                                  Transportation, Tourism & Insurance
                                  4.19.07. Fiscal Estimates received
                                  5.1.07. Report passage recommended by
                                  Committee on Transportation, Tourism
                                  & Insurance, Ayes 6, Noes 1. 7.31.07.
                                  Available to be scheduled for Senate
                                  Floor Vote 7.31.07.

AB 377 and   4/28/07   Support    Requiring a hospital to provide to a
SB 129          &                 sexual assault victim information
             6/1/07               and, upon her request, emergency
                                  contraception and providing a
                                  penalty. Supports the concept of
                                  informed consent and assurance that
                                  every sexual assault victim is
                                  provided with comprehensive
                                  information and support related to
                                  her physical and mental health.
                                  Senate: Introduced, read and referred
                                  to Committee on Health and Human s
                                  ervices. Public Hearing 4.25.07.
                                  Fiscal estimates received
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