2019-2020 Wisconsin Legislature

Assembly Bill 459

An Act to create 115.28 (56), 118.40 (2r) (b) 2. L., 118.40 (2x) (b) 2. L., 118.60 (2) (a) 9., 119.23 (2) (a) 9. and 121.02 (1) (k) 4. of the statutes; Relating to: incorporating cursive writing into the state model English language arts standards and requiring cursive writing in elementary grades. (FE)

Status: S - Available for Scheduling

Important Actions (newest first)

Date / House Action Journal
4/9/2020 Sen.Fiscal estimate received 
2/20/2020 Asm.Assembly Amendment 1 laid on table, Ayes 62, Noes 37652


Date / House Action Journal
9/18/2019 Asm.Introduced by Representatives Thiesfeldt, Vruwink, Ballweg, Bowen, Brostoff, Gundrum, James, Haywood, Krug, Kuglitsch, Mursau, L. Myers, Ramthun, Sanfelippo, Skowronski, Tusler and Dittrich;
cosponsored by Senators Olsen, Johnson, Nass, Carpenter, Jacque, Marklein, L. Taylor and Wanggaard
9/18/2019 Asm.Read first time and referred to Committee on State Affairs283
10/17/2019 Asm.Fiscal estimate received 
10/31/2019 Asm.Representative Wichgers added as a coauthor346
11/6/2019 Asm.Public hearing held 
11/8/2019 Asm.Representative Edming added as a coauthor382
11/13/2019 Asm.Representative Vruwink withdrawn as a coauthor395
1/14/2020 Asm.Representative Pronschinske added as a coauthor456
1/22/2020 Asm.Executive action taken 
1/28/2020 Asm.Report passage recommended by Committee on State Affairs, Ayes 8, Noes 5515
1/28/2020 Asm.Referred to committee on Rules515
2/18/2020 Asm.Made a special order of business at 10:09 AM on 2-20-2020 pursuant to Assembly Resolution 21623
2/19/2020 Asm.Representative Brostoff withdrawn as a coauthor637
2/20/2020 Asm.Read a second time651
2/20/2020 Asm.Assembly Amendment 1 offered by Representatives Doyle, Shankland, Cabrera, Billings, Ohnstad, Zamarripa, Sinicki, Subeck, Emerson, Bowen, Vining and Brostoff651
2/20/2020 Asm.Assembly Amendment 1 laid on table, Ayes 62, Noes 37652
2/20/2020 Asm.Ordered to a third reading652
2/20/2020 Asm.Rules suspended652
2/20/2020 Asm.Read a third time and passed652
2/20/2020 Asm.Ordered immediately messaged652
2/21/2020 Sen.Received from Assembly725
2/21/2020 Sen.Read first time and referred to committee on Senate Organization727
2/21/2020 Sen.Available for scheduling 
4/1/2020 Sen.Failed to concur in pursuant to Senate Joint Resolution 1798
4/9/2020 Sen.Fiscal estimate received 
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