2019 - 2020 LEGISLATURE
June 20, 2019 - Introduced by Representatives Rohrkaste, Bowen, Anderson,
Cabrera, Crowley, Dittrich, Duchow, Emerson, Kulp, L. Myers, Ohnstad,
Plumer, Ramthun, Shankland, Sinicki, Skowronski, Spiros, Spreitzer,
Subeck, C. Taylor, Thiesfeldt, Tittl, Tusler and Vruwink, cosponsored by
Senators L. Taylor, Darling, Schachtner, Cowles, Jacque, Petrowski,
Ringhand and Smith. Referred to Committee on Mental Health.
1An Act to create
20.255 (3) (ct) and 115.28 (44) of the statutes;
2grants to the Center for Suicide Awareness, Inc., and making an appropriation.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
This bill requires the Department of Public Instruction to annually provide a
grant to the Center for Suicide Awareness, Inc. The purpose of the grant is to provide
funding for staff, training, and expenses related to operating a text-based suicide
prevention service. In each of the 2019-20 and 2020-21 fiscal years, the amount of
the grant to the Center for Suicide Awareness, Inc., is $110,000.
For further information see the state fiscal estimate, which will be printed as
an appendix to this bill.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
20.005 (3) (schedule) of the statutes: at the appropriate place, insert 4
the following amounts for the purposes indicated:
- See PDF for table
20.255 (3) (ct) of the statutes is created to read:
(ct) Center for Suicide Awareness.
The amounts in the schedule for 3
payments to the Center for Suicide Awareness, Inc., under s. 115.28 (44).
115.28 (44) of the statutes is created to read:
115.28 (44) Center for Suicide Awareness.
Annually, distribute the amounts 6
appropriated under s. 20.255 (3) (ct) to the Center for Suicide Awareness, Inc., to 7
support staff, training, and expenses related to operating a text-based suicide 8
This act takes effect on the day after publication, or on the 2nd day after 11
publication of the 2019 biennial budget act, whichever is later.