Record of Committee Proceedings

Committee on State Affairs and Government Operations

Assembly Bill 194

Relating to: requiring the successful completion of the civics portion of a citizenship test as a condition for obtaining a high school diploma or high school equivalency diploma.

By Representatives Edming, R. Brooks, Kapenga, Knudson, Murphy and A. Ott; cosponsored by Senator Wanggaard.

May 04, 2015              Referred to Committee on State Affairs and Government Operations

May 06, 2015              Public Hearing Held

Present:       (14)      Representative Swearingen; Representatives Jagler, Brandtjen, Kleefisch, Gannon, Ripp, Kulp, Tauchen, Vorpagel, Sinicki, Zamarripa, Kahl, Ohnstad and Brostoff.

Absent:       (0)        None.

Excused:     (1)        Representative Craig.

Appearances For

·      Sam  Stone - Civics Education Initiative

·      Representative  Jim Edming - 87th Assembly District

Appearances Against

·      Chris Kulow - WI Association of School Boards

·      Darryl Morin - League of United Latin American Citizens

·      Chris Ahmuty - ACLU of Wisconsin

·      Steve  Arnold

·      Betsy Kippers - WEAC

·      Tamara Jackson - WI Board for People with Development Disabilities

·      Jerry Fiene - Wisconsin Rural Schools Aliliance

·      Dee Pettack - DPI

Appearances for Information Only

·      None.

Registrations For

·      Van Wanggaard - 21st Senate District

Registrations Against

·      Genie Ogden

·      Lisa Pugh - Disability Rights WI

Registrations for Information Only

·      None.

April 07, 2016             Failed to pass pursuant to Senate Joint Resolution 1


Dan Perchinsky

Committee Clerk