Bill Number Act Number Date Approved
Pursuant to s. 35.095 (1)(b), Wisconsin Statutes, the following 2019 Acts have been published:
Act Number Bill Number Publication Date
Governor’s Veto Message
November 21, 2019
To the Honorable Members of the Assembly:
hist110897I am vetoing Assembly Bill 53 in its entirety.
This bill relates to pupil records. Under current law, directory data may be disclosed to any person if the public school notifies parents or guardians of the information designated as directory data, provides information on how to opt out of disclosures, and provides sufficient time to use the opt-out procedure. Under this bill, the name of a pupil's parents or guardians would be added to the list of categories that a public school must designate as directory data.
I am vetoing this bill in its entirety because I object to implementing a mandate that will negatively impact the privacy of parents of students in Wisconsin. I also object because the bill provides Wisconsin families with fewer privacy protections than the federal Family Education Rights Privacy Act, which does not include parent or guardian names in its definition of directory data. Wisconsin law should provide greater protections for privacy than federal law, not fewer.
November 21, 2019
Patrick E. Fuller
Assembly Chief Clerk
17 West Main Street, Suite 401
Madison, WI 53703
Dear Chief Clerk Fuller:
hist110879Please add my name as a co-author of Assembly Bill 214, relating to storage and processing of sexual assault kits and requiring the exercise of rule-making authority. hist110880Please add my name as a co-sponsor of Senate Bill 200, relating to storage and processing of sexual assault kits and requiring the exercise of rule-making authority.
8th Assembly District