hist121387Assembly Bill 75
hist121388Assembly Bill 86
hist121389Assembly Bill 293
hist121390Assembly Bill 310
hist121391Assembly Bill 327
hist121392Assembly Bill 344
hist121393Assembly Bill 357
hist121394Assembly Bill 435
hist121395Assembly Bill 437
hist121396Assembly Bill 454
hist121397Assembly Bill 470
hist121398Assembly Bill 472
hist121399Assembly Bill 502
hist121400Assembly Bill 522
hist121401Assembly Bill 532
hist121402Assembly Bill 576
hist121403Assembly Bill 581
hist121404Assembly Bill 607
hist121385Assembly Bill 645
hist121384Assembly Bill 646
hist121383Assembly Bill 647
hist121382Assembly Bill 650
hist121381Assembly Bill 661
hist121380Assembly Bill 691
hist121379Assembly Bill 692
hist121378Assembly Bill 699
hist121377Assembly Bill 704
hist121376Assembly Bill 731
hist121375Assembly Bill 734
hist121374Assembly Bill 736
hist121373Assembly Bill 818
Presented to the Governor on Friday, February 28.
Assembly Chief Clerk
Executive Communications
State of Wisconsin
Office of the Governor
February 28, 2020
To the Honorable Members of the Assembly:
The following bills, originating in the Assembly, have been approved, signed and deposited in the office of the Secretary of State:
Bill Number   Act Number   Date Approved
hist121509Assembly Bill 47   109   February 28, 2020
hist121511Assembly Bill 49   110   February 28, 2020
hist121515Assembly Bill 86   113   February 28, 2020
hist121507Assembly Bill 222   107   February 28, 2020
hist121505Assembly Bill 633   105   February 28, 2020
hist121517Assembly Bill 691   114   February 28, 2020
hist121519Assembly Bill 704   115   February 28, 2020
hist121513Assembly Bill 804   112   February 28, 2020
Respectfully submitted,
Pursuant to s. 35.095 (1)(b), Wisconsin Statutes, the following 2019 Acts have been published:
Act Number   Bill Number   Publication Date
hist121506Wisconsin Act 105   Assembly Bill 633   February 29, 2020
hist121508Wisconsin Act 107   Assembly Bill 222   February 29, 2020
hist121510Wisconsin Act 109   Assembly Bill 47   February 29, 2020
hist121512Wisconsin Act 110   Assembly Bill 49   February 29, 2020
hist121514Wisconsin Act 112   Assembly Bill 804   February 29, 2020
hist121516Wisconsin Act 113   Assembly Bill 86   February 29, 2020
hist121518Wisconsin Act 114   Assembly Bill 691   February 29, 2020
hist121520Wisconsin Act 115   Assembly Bill 704   February 29, 2020
Governor’s Veto Messages
February 28, 2020
To the Honorable Members of the Assembly:
I am vetoing 2019 Assembly Bill 26 in its entirety.
This bill relates to direct primary care agreements, which is an arrangement where a health care provider agrees to provide primary care services to a patient in exchange for a subscription fee. Under the bill, requirements would be established for a valid direct primary care agreement and valid direct primary care agreements would be exempt from Wisconsin’s insurance laws. Originally, the bill would have prohibited a health care provider, when selecting patients for a direct primary care agreement, from discriminating on the basis of age, citizenship status, color, disability, gender, gender identity, genetic information, health status, existence of a preexisting medical condition, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or any other protected class. However, many of these protections were removed by an amendment. The current bill provides that a health care provider would only be prohibited from discriminating based on a preexisting medical condition, health status, age, race, creed, color, sex, or disability.
hist121523I am vetoing this bill in its entirety because I object to the Legislature removing discrimination protections for certain individuals. In addition, I object to allowing a health care provider to choose not to enter into a direct primary care agreement with a patient based on the patient’s genetics, national origin, gender identity, citizenship status, or whether the patient is LGBTQ. I believe that all individuals should be treated equally.
Respectfully submitted,
Governor of Wisconsin
February 28, 2020
hist121525To the Honorable Members of the Assembly:
I am vetoing 2019 Assembly Bill 805 in its entirety.
This bill requires that the Department of Corrections recommend revoking a person's extended supervision, parole, or probation if the person is charged with a crime while on extended supervision, parole, or probation. Individuals who are participating in the alternatives to revocation program at the Department of Corrections are exempt from the sanctions of this bill.
I am vetoing this bill in its entirety because I object to this unfunded mandate on the Department of Corrections that moves Wisconsin in the wrong direction on criminal justice reform. This bill is estimated to have a fiscal impact of more than $200 million in just the first two years and hundreds of millions of dollars in unknown, ongoing costs to state taxpayers in the years to follow. This significant price tag does not include construction costs to build additional state correctional facilities, which would likely be needed, or take into account the fiscal impact on local governments.
Investing in evidence-based programming that addresses barriers to reentry, enhances educational and vocational opportunities for returning citizens, and provides treatment for mental health and substance use issues has shown to be an effective way to reduce recidivism and save taxpayer money while improving public safety. My budget made strides by investing in the Opening Avenues to Reentry Success and Treatment, Alternatives, and Diversion programs. My budget also proposed a two-percent increase in shared revenues for our local governments that would have helped them manage public safety costs. Sadly, this funding increase for local governments was removed by the legislature.
Research also indicates that early childhood education and after school programs have been shown to reduce crime and improve outcomes for kids. I would support additional investments in evidence-based programming, our public schools, and our local governments as an effective way to improve public safety and strengthen our communities. I welcome a conversation with legislators about these investments and hope to see broad, bipartisan support for these commonsense ideas.
Leaders at the federal level and in states like Pennsylvania, Mississippi, and Texas have been able to enact meaningful and bipartisan criminal justice reform through policies that focus on rehabilitation and reduce incarceration, particularly the over-incarceration of poor people and people of color. A massive and costly expansion of our prison system would take Wisconsin down the wrong path.
I also object to removing the discretion of the Department of Corrections to recommend whether to revoke an individual's extended supervision, parole, or probation and to the lack of due process the bill provides. Even if the new charges against the individual are dismissed or the person is found not guilty, the person could still have his or her extended supervision, probation, or parole revoked.
The provisions included in 2019 Assembly Bill 805 revert to antiquated policies which resulted in mass incarceration. I will not move Wisconsin in the wrong direction on criminal justice reform and public safety.
Respectfully submitted,
Governor of Wisconsin