Record of Committee Proceedings

Committee on Education

Assembly Bill 129

Relating to: allowing private schools participating in a parental choice program to provide hours of direct pupil instruction virtually.

By Representatives Jagler, Murphy, Brandtjen, Brooks, Dittrich, Horlacher, Hutton, Katsma, Knodl, Kulp, Sanfelippo, Skowronski, Tusler, Zimmerman and Plumer; cosponsored by Senators Kooyenga, Kapenga, Craig, Cowles, Jacque and Stroebel.

March 25, 2019          Referred to Committee on Education

April 18, 2019            Public Hearing Held

Present:      (15)     Representative Thiesfeldt; Representatives Kitchens, Jagler, Rodriguez, Quinn, Wittke, Ramthun, Wichgers, Mursau, Pope, Considine, Hebl, Bowen, Vruwink and L. Myers.

Absent:       (0)       None.

Excused:    (1)       Representative Tusler.

Appearances For

·      Rep.  Jagler

·      Adam Kirsch - Milwaukee Lutheran HS

·      Matthew Oppermann - Crown of Life Christian Academy

·      Jamie Luehring - Kettle Moraine Lutheran HS

·      Greg Hasseldahl - Mrs. Myers Education Services

·      David  Ruhman - Union Grove Christian School

·      Randal Green - St. Andrew Parish School

·      Sharon Schmeling - WI Council Religious & Independent Schools

Appearances Against

·      None.

Appearances for Information Only

·      Dee Pettack - DPI

·      Janine Edwards

Registrations For

·      Sen.  Kooyenga

·      Scott  Jensen - AFC

·      Justin  Moralez - AFC

·      Larry Haas - WI Catholic Conference

·      Jim  Bender - School Choice of WI

·      Patricia Skogen

Registrations Against

·      None.

Registrations for Information Only

·      None.

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


Katie Scott

Committee Clerk