2019 - 2020 LEGISLATURE
September 23, 2019 - Introduced by Senators Nass, Tiffany, Carpenter, Jacque,
Marklein, Miller, Olsen, Ringhand, Schachtner, L. Taylor and
Wanggaard, cosponsored by Representatives Pronschinske, James, Allen,
Anderson, Dittrich, Edming, Felzkowski, Gundrum, Hebl, Hintz,
Horlacher, Kolste, Loudenbeck, Magnafici, Milroy, Murphy, Mursau,
Novak, Ohnstad, Oldenburg, Petryk, Plumer, Rodriguez, Sargent,
Shankland, Sinicki, Skowronski, Spiros, Spreitzer, Swearingen,
Thiesfeldt, Tranel, Tusler, VanderMeer, Vorpagel, Vruwink and Wittke.
Referred to Committee on Senate Organization.
SJR66,1,2 1Relating to: recognizing October 28, 2019, as First Responders Appreciation Day
2in Wisconsin.
SJR66,1,43 Whereas, October 28, 2019, is recognized nationally as First Responders
4Appreciation Day; and
SJR66,1,65 Whereas, first responders include all professional and volunteer police, fire,
6and emergency medical services (EMS) personnel; and
SJR66,1,87 Whereas, first responders risk their safety on a daily basis to protect the public
8from threats and emergency situations and provide life-saving services; and
SJR66,1,109 Whereas, first responders stand ready to serve and protect the public 24 hours
10a day; and
SJR66,1,1311 Whereas, there are approximately 4.6 million first responders in the United
12States serving in disciplines such as law enforcement, emergency management,
13emergency medical services, fire and rescue, and public works; and
1Whereas, in Wisconsin, there are over 9,400 career firefighters, 13,700 law
2enforcement officers, 9,900 career EMS personnel, and over 23,000 volunteer
3firefighters and EMS providers; and
SJR66,2,64 Whereas, first responders are vital to ensuring safety and security to our
5nation, state, and communities, and deserve to be honored and recognized for their
6commitment to providing safety and life-saving services; now, therefore, be it
SJR66,2,8 7Resolved by the senate, the assembly concurring, That the Wisconsin
8Legislature recognizes October 28, 2019, as First Responders Appreciation Day.
SJR66,2,99 (End)