Record of Committee Proceedings

Committee on Children and Families

Assembly Bill 263

Relating to: termination of parental rights; the rights of alleged fathers in certain proceedings; and payments allowed in connection with an adoption.

By Representatives Brandtjen, Fields, Kulp, Mursau, Plumer, Quinn, Ramthun, Sanfelippo, Skowronski, Thiesfeldt and Wichgers; cosponsored by Senators Jacque, Marklein and Wanggaard.

June 07, 2019              Referred to Committee on Children and Families

November 13, 2019    Public Hearing Held

Present:       (11)      Representative Snyder; Representatives Ramthun, Kerkman, Ballweg, Vorpagel, Gundrum, James, Subeck, Billings, Bowen and Vining.

Absent:       (0)        None.

Excused:     (1)        Representative Pronschinske.

Appearances For

·      Andre  Jacque - 1st Senate District

·      Janel Brandtjen - 22nd Assembly District

·      Tim Damrow

·      Jill  Damrow

·      Cynthia Jensen - Adoption Avenues Inc.

Appearances Against

·      Nadya  Perez Reyes - Department of Children and Families

·      Danielle Karnopp - Department of Children and Families

·      Rachel Nili - Department of Children and Families

·      Ken Taylor - Kids Forward

·      Diane Rondini - State Public Defender

·      Eve  Dorman - Dane County Corporate Counsel

Appearances for Information Only

·      Representative Hinu Smith - Ho-Chunk Nation

Registrations For

·      None.

Registrations Against

·      None.

Registrations for Information Only

·      Bridget Bauman - Children's Court Improvement Program

·      Lynne Davis - State Bar of Wisconsin- Child Law Section

March 26, 2020           Failed to pass pursuant to Senate Joint Resolution 1


Storm Linjer

Committee Clerk