Schedule

Tuesday – September 28, 2021

10:15 am

Wisconsin Supreme Court Rules Hearing: Rule Petition 21-01

On September 28, 2021, the Wisconsin Supreme Court held a rules hearing on Rule Petition 21-01: In the Matter of the Amendment of Supreme Court Rules SCR 20:1.0 and SCR 20:1.10.

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11:00 am

Wisconsin State Senate Floor Session

On September 28, 2021, the Wisconsin State Senate will hold a floor session on the following: Altoro, Joaquin, as Executive Director of WHEDA; Carlton Jr., Daniel, as Administrator of the Wisconsin Ethics Commission; Crim, Dawn, as Secretary of DSPS; Hughes, Melissa, as Chief Executive Officer of WEDC; Romanski, Randy, as Secretary of DATCP; Thompson, Craig, as Secretary of DOT; Senate Bill 16: requirements for children born alive following abortion or attempted abortion; SB 73: real estate disclosure reports; SB 103: reimbursement of wheelchairs and power mobility devices; SB 259: the regulation and licensure of genetic counselors; SB 264: hearing timelines for juveniles in custody; SB 300: registration of pharmacy techs; SB 341: real estate appraisal services; SB 345: Purple Heart Memorial Highway; SB 358: exempting cooperative educational service agency employees; SB 366: grievous bodily harm to or the death of an animal; SB 373: making school district and school financial information available to the public; SB 374: a statewide urban search and rescue task force; SB 392: certification of expanded function dental auxiliaries; SB 398: special observance days in schools; SB 412: ratification of the Occupational Therapy Licensure Compact; SB 437: operation of unregistered vehicles; SB 449: critical incident mapping data to law enforcement agencies; SB 463: learning materials and educational activities available to the public; SB 488: public water systems; SB 489: Clean Water Fund Program and the Safe Drinking Water Loan

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12:00 pm

"Fill The Hill Rally” Encourage the Wisconsin Senate to Vote for SJR8 Convention of States

On September 28, 2021, the Convention of States Project – Wisconsin hosted the “Fill The Hill Rally” featuring Convention of States founder Mark Meckler, former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum, State Rep. Dan Knodl (R-Germantown), and State Sen. Kathleen Bernier (R-Chippewa Falls) at the State Capitol Rotunda. The event aims to encourage the passage of Senate Joint Resolution 8 (SJR8), the Convention of States Resolution. There are 15 States that have passed the COS Resolution as of the Summer of 2021. Once 34 States pass the COS Resolution, Article V will take effect and we the American People will call a Convention of States.


The Convention of States (COS) Resolution has three elements:

  1. Impose Fiscal Responsibility on our Federal Government
  2. Term Limits for Washington Politicians, and Deep State Bureaucrats
  3. Limit the Power Overreach in Washington DC
Live
12:15 pm

News Conference: Wisconsin Assembly Democrats Pre-Session

On September 28, 2021, Assembly Democrats held a pre-session news conference prior to today’s floor session.

Live
12:30 pm

News Conference: Vos Pre-Session Legislative Briefing

On September 28, 2021, Members of the Assembly Republican caucus held a news conference prior to the Assembly floor session to discuss bills on the day’s calendar.

Live
1:00 pm

Wisconsin State Assembly Floor Session

On September 28, 2021, the Wisconsin State Assembly will hold a floor session on the following:

Assembly Bill 116: reimbursement of wheelchairs and power mobility devices for recipients of Medical Assistance who reside in a nursing home; Assembly Bill 247: extension of certain approvals and occupancy permits under the uniform dwelling code; Assembly Bill 376: a statewide urban search and rescue task force, regional emergency response teams; Assembly Bill 378: making school district and school financial information available to the public; Assembly Bill 411: anti-racism and anti-sexism pupil instruction and anti-racism and antisexism training for employees of school districts and independent charter schools; Assembly Bill 414: anti-racism and anti-sexism training for employees of state government and local government; Assembly Bill 420: payments to an independent charter school authorized by a tribal college; Assembly Bill 435: incorporating cursive writing into the state model English language arts standards and requiring cursive writing in elementary grades; Assembly Bill 488: requiring school boards to make information about learning materials and educational activities used for pupil instruction available to the public; Assembly Bill 561: requiring school boards to report information regarding credit recovery courses; Assembly Bill 563: required instruction in civic education in the elementary and high school grades; Assembly Bill 564: reports concerning state agency expenditure of federal coronavirus relief funds and allocating federal American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 funding for grants to school districts, independent charter schools, and private schools for mental health programs

Live
1:30 pm

Wisconsin Supreme Court: Wisconsin Bar Exam Monthly Admissions

On September 28, 2021, the Wisconsin Supreme Court will host the State Bar of Wisconsin exam monthly admissions ceremony.

Wednesday – September 29, 2021

9:30 am

News Conference: "Reaching Higher for Higher Education” Briefing

On September 29, 2021, Rep. Katrina Shankland (D-Stevens Point) will host a news conference to debut the “Reaching Higher for Higher Education” legislative package with Sen. Jeff Smith (D- Brunswick), Rep. Kristina Shelton (D-Green Bay), and Rep. Jodi Emerson (D-Eau Claire), as well as higher education leaders. Speakers will discuss the need for investment in public higher education and making college more affordable and will outline the bills in the legislative package and their impact on the state.

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9:45 am

Wisconsin Supreme Court Oral Arguments: State v. Alan S. Johnson

On September 29, 2021, the Wisconsin Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on State v. Alan S. Johnson. Case #19AP691 / 692-CR. This is a review of a decision of the Wisconsin Court of Appeals, District IV (headquartered in Madison) holding that, based on the Marsy’s Law amendment, an alleged crime victim, T.A.J. has standing to challenge the defendant’s request for a Shiffra-Green hearing. The case arises out of the Waupaca County Circuit Court, Judge Raymond S. Huber presiding.

Live
10:00 am

Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy

On September 29, 2021, the Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy will hold a public hearing on the following:

Senate Bill 346: grants to map, control, eradicate, monitor, and minimize the spread of wild parsnip

Senate Bill 518: environmental pollution in an environmental remediation tax incremental district

Live
11:00 am

Wisconsin Supreme Court Oral Arguments: Andrea Townsend v. ChartSwap, LLC

On September 29, 2021, the Wisconsin Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on Andrea Townsend v. ChartSwap, LLC. Case #19AP2034. This is a review of a decision of the Wisconsin Court of Appeals, District I (headquartered in Milwaukee), reversing an order of the Milwaukee County Circuit Court, Judge Paul R. Van Grunsven presiding.

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12:00 pm

Senate Committee on Insurance, Licensing and Forestry

On September 29, 2021, the Senate Committee on Licensing and Forestry will hold an executive session followed by a public hearing on the following:

Senate Bill 434: municipal raze orders for certain insured dwellings

Senate Bill 482: regulating travel insurance

Senate Bill 516: reciprocity for out-of-state licenses to carry a concealed weapon

Senate Bill 401: exempting 50/50 raffles from license requirements

Senate Bill 532: the regulation and licensure of naturopathic doctors

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Thursday – September 30, 2021

10:00 am

Assembly Committee on Substance Abuse and Prevention

On September 30, 2021, the Assembly Committee on Substance Abuse and Prevention will hold a public hearing on the following:

Assembly Bill 317: modifying administrative rules relating to driver safety plans and medication-assisted treatments

Assembly Bill 440: butane extraction of resin from marijuana plants and providing a penalty

Assembly Bill 348: raising the legal age for sale, purchase, and possession of cigarettes and nicotine and tobacco products, providing a legal age for sale, purchase, and possession of vapor products, and providing a penalty

Live
5:00 pm

People’s Maps Commission to Release Draft Voting Maps

On September 30, 2021, the People’s Maps Commission will hold an informational hearing to release draft electoral maps. The hearing is being held as the commission wraps up its year-long effort to gather public input and create fair, unbiased maps for Wisconsin voters. Over the course of the last year, the nine PMC commissioners, who respectively represent Wisconsin’s eight congressional districts, hosted multiple public hearings to ensure Wisconsinites had a voice as part of the PMC map drawing process.

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Friday – October 1, 2021

9:45 am

Wisconsin Supreme Court Oral Arguments: Friends of the Black River Forest v. DNR

On October 1, 2021, the Wisconsin Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on Friends of the Black River Forest v. DNR. Case #19AP299 / 534.

Live
11:00 am

Wisconsin Supreme Court Oral Arguments: Jama I. Jama v. Jason C. Gonzalez

On October 1, 2021, the Wisconsin Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on Jama I. Jama v. Jason C. Gonzalez. Case #19AP629.

Live
11:00 am

Rewind: Your Week in Review for September 25 – October 1

On October 1, 2021, WisconsinEye Host and CBS 58 Capitol Reporter Emilee Fannon and WisPolitics.com Editor JR Ross will review this week in state politics. (Brought to you by the Wisconsin Realtors Association).

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Coverage is subject to change. The schedule is updated throughout the week.

Taped programs will be available on demand typically 1-2 days following the date of taping. Live programming will be available in real time on both our cable channels and streaming on our website. In the event of multiple live programs, one or more events may be broadcast live only on the web.