Major Bills Before the WI Legislature this Session

The Appleton Post Crescent has a nice run down of major bills passed and rejected by the Wisconsin Legislature since the beginning of the two-year session starting in January 2009.
The list appears below – for a description of each, see the full article:

  • Clean energy
  • Failing schools
  • Raw milk
  • Smoking ban
  • Texting while driving
  • Drinking with parents
  • Drunken driving
  • Troubled lawmaker
  • Medical marijuana
  • Missing DNA
  • BadgerCare
  • Payday lending
  • State budget
  • Indian mascots
  • Phone deregulation
  • Regional transit
  • Election reform
  • Supreme Court

Update 4/29
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel specifically highlights bills that didn’t pass this session. The the article for descriptions of each.

  • Straw buyers – buying a firearm on behalf of a felon
  • Child abuse victims -elimination of the statute of limitations
  • Prescription drugs
  • OWI
  • DNA -requirement upon arrest
  • Medical marijuana
  • Public records – 911 and CCAP limits