2019 - 2020 LEGISLATURE
March 22, 2019 - Introduced by
Joint Legislative Council. Referred to Committee
1An Act to amend
118.19 (8) of the statutes; relating to: the American Indian
2studies requirement for teacher licensure.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
This bill is explained in the Notes provided by the Joint Legislative Council in
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
Joint Legislative Council prefatory note: This bill was prepared for the Joint
Legislative Council's Special Committee on State-Tribal Relations.
Subject to several exceptions, current law generally prohibits the state
superintendent of public instruction from issuing a teaching license to a person unless
that person has received instruction in minority group relations, including instruction in
the history, culture, and tribal sovereignty of the federally recognized American Indian
tribes and bands located in Wisconsin. The bill modifies the instructional requirement,
providing that a teacher license applicant must receive instruction in the culture, tribal
sovereignty, and contemporary and historical significant events of the federally
recognized American Indian tribes and bands located in Wisconsin.
118.19 (8) of the statutes is amended to read:
The state superintendent may not grant to any person a license to 5
teach unless the person has received instruction in the study of minority group
relations, including instruction in the history,
2contemporary and historical significant events
of the federally recognized American 3
Indian tribes and bands located in this state.