2021-2022 Wisconsin Legislature

Assembly Bill 590

An Act to renumber 19.579 (2); and to create 19.576, 19.579 (2) (b) and 20.935 of the statutes; Relating to: prohibiting state agency employees, state elected officials, federal government agency employees, and certain state individuals holding a national office from influencing social media Internet sites to censor users and providing a penalty. (FE)

Status: A - Government Accountability and Oversight

Important Actions (newest first)

Date / House Action Journal
1/18/2022 Asm.Executive action taken 


Date / House Action Journal
9/30/2021 Asm.Introduced by Representatives Sortwell, Cabral-Guevara, Brandtjen, Edming, Horlacher, Knodl and Kuglitsch;
cosponsored by Senators Roth, Stroebel, Felzkowski, Nass and Darling
9/30/2021 Asm.Read first time and referred to Committee on Government Accountability and Oversight487
10/1/2021 Asm.Representative Wichgers added as a coauthor492
10/5/2021 Asm.Fiscal estimate received 
10/6/2021 Asm.Fiscal estimate received 
10/6/2021 Asm.Public hearing held 
10/7/2021 Asm.Fiscal estimate received 
10/11/2021 Asm.Fiscal estimate received 
10/15/2021 Asm.Fiscal estimate received 
10/18/2021 Asm.Fiscal estimate received 
10/29/2021 Asm.Fiscal estimate received 
1/3/2022 Asm.Assembly Amendment 1 offered by Representative Sortwell619
1/14/2022 Asm.Assembly Amendment 2 offered by Representative Sortwell640
1/18/2022 Asm.Executive action taken 
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