This week Senate Bill 187, authored by Sen. Chris Kapenga (R-Delafield) and Rep. John Macco (R-Ledgeview), received a public hearing in the Senate Economic Development, Commerce and Local Government Committee. The bill was also substantially changed at the last minute by a substitute amendment that was neither provided nor available to the public in advance of the hearing.
The new version includes the following major changes: Continue reading Public Hearing on Referendum Info Bill Focuses on Process, Impact
Since our last post on the topic, most of the bills have been introduced and referred to standing committees. For a brief description of each bill see that previous post or click on the bill links below to see the actual bill language. Each proposal but one has a Senate and Assembly bill listed. These are identical companion bills, a common tactic to allow for proposals to begin the legislative process in each house simultaneously.
Senate Bill 191/Assembly Bill 282 by Sen. Duey Stroebel (R-Saukville, pictured) & Rep. David Murphy (R-Greenville) – Limitations on when operating referenda and debt issuance referenda may be called. Continue reading Update on School Referendum Restriction Package of Bills