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Governor Walker signs 30 bills into law

Governor Scott Walker signed 30 bills into law today at the Wisconsin State Capitol. 
One bill allows for motorcycles to be equipped with lighting that illuminates the ground. 
Another bill repeals the DNR's air polution rule. This elliminates the regulation of potential greenhouse gases from area stationary places but keeps it for major stationary sources. 
Here is the release of the bills:
Assembly Bill 47  allows the governing body of the municipality to appoint either a member of the body or a resident of the municipality to serve on the district board of commissioners. This enables them to manage the workload of various board appointments, allows citizens to serve.  The bill was introduced by Representative Joel Kleefisch (R – Oconomowoc) and Senator Scott Fitzgerald (R – Juneau). 
Senate Bill 182  creates a limited exemption from the licensing requirements for ambulance service providers licensed in another state. The providers must make ten or fewer transports per year that originate and terminate in Wisconsin.  The bill additionally provides that an emergency medical technician in another state or a first responder not required to hold a Wisconsin emergency medical technician license or training permit, or hold a Wisconsin first responder certificate.  Representative Todd Novak (R – Dodgeville) and Senator Howard Marklein (R – Spring Green) authored the bill.  
Assembly Bill 100 permits a motorcycle to be equipped with a lighting device that illuminates the ground directly beneath the motorcycle. The device can not be visible to approaching vehicles. It does not emit a red, blue or amber light,  and does not emit a flashing, oscillating, or rotating light. Representative John Jagler (R – Watertown) and Senator Scott Fitzgerald (R – Juneau) authored the bill.  
Assembly Bill 56 requires the Board of Regents of the UW System to require that students identify the high school and the city, village, or town in which their high school is located when taking any English or mathematics test.  The bill further requires the Board of Regents to submit a report to legislature by September 1 of every year identifying the high schools of students who are required to take remedial courses in English or mathematics based upon the results of the placement test.  Representative John Jagler (R – Watertown) and Senator Roger Roth (R – Appleton) authored the bill.   
Senate Bill 86  renames two Department of Safety and Professional Services (DSPS) advisory trades committees to reflect the functions of the two councils.  Senate Bill 86 renames the Dwelling Code Council in DSPS to the Uniform Dwelling Code Council; and renames the Building Code Council in DSPS to the Commercial Building Code Council.  Representative Bob Kulp (R – Stratford) and Senator Roger Roth (R – Appleton) authored the bill, which passed the Senate on a voice vote and was concurred by the Assembly on a voice vote; it is Act 29. 
Senate Bill 95 – relates to falsely claiming military service or honors.  Under Senate Bill 95, anyone who claims that he or she is serving in the military, or that he or she received an honor or reward related to military service with the intent to obtain a financial or other tangible benefit is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor, which has a penalty of a fine not to exceed $10,000 or imprisonment not to exceed nine months, or both.  Representative David Steffen (R – Green Bay) and Senator Roger Roth (R – Appleton) authored the bill, which passed the Senate on a voice vote and was concurred by the Assembly on a voice vote; it is Act 30. 
Assembly Bill 107 authorizes reimbursement to counties for the costs incurred in processing and donating certain wild turkeys.  Current law provides for a program through which hunters can have meat from deer processed and donated to food banks as venison, and the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reimburses counties for costs related to processing the deer so long as they meet certain requirements.  This bill expands the program to include wild turkey carcasses as long as the county meets all existing eligibility requirements for the deer processing program.  Representative Joel Kleefisch (R –Oconomowoc) and Senator Terry Moulton (R – Chippewa Falls) authored the bill, which passed the Assembly on a voice vote and was concurred by the Senate 33-0; it is Act 31. 
Assembly Bill 99  provides the Department of Transportation the statutory authority to list the Veterans Home at Chippewa Falls on department-issued state highway maps.  Representative Tom Larson (R – Colfax) and Senator Terry Moulton (R – Chippewa Falls) authored the bill, which passed the Assembly on a voice vote and was concurred by the Senate on a voice vote; it is Act 32. 
Senate Bill 144  repeals an air pollution rule published by the Department of Natural Resources (DNR).  Senate Bill 144 brings the administrative rules of the DNR into conformance with the United States Supreme Court by eliminating the rule regulating potential greenhouse-gas emissions from area stationary sources, while retaining the rule regulating greenhouse-gas emissions from major stationary sources.  Representative Jesse Kremer (R – Kewaskum) and Senator Terry Moulton (R – Chippewa Falls) authored the bill, which passed the Senate on a voice vote and was concurred by the Assembly on a voice vote; it is Act 33. 
Senate Bill 74 allows optometrists to prescribe or administer therapeutic levels of hydrocodone combination drugs, in addition to schedule III, IV, and V controlled substances.  Representative Joel Kitchens (R – Sturgeon Bay) and Senator Leah Vukmir (R – Wauwatosa) authored the bill, which passed the Senate on a voice vote and was concurred by the Assembly on a voice vote; it is Act 34. 
Senate Bill 139 allows a physician, physician assistant, or advance practice nurse prescriber to prescribe an epinephrine auto-injector, also known as EpiPens, in the name of any entity or organization, other than a school, operating a business activity or event at which allergens capable of causing anaphylaxis may be present.  In addition, Senate Bill 139 requires an employee or agent to complete training to store and administer the epinephrine auto-injector to an individual, and all involved in the control of the epinephrine are exempt from liability including the pharmacist, the prescriber, and the person who did or did not administer it.  Representative James Edming (R – Glen Flora) and Senator Leah Vukmir (R – Wauwatosa) authored the bill, which passed the Senate 33-0 and was concurred by the Assembly on a voice vote; it is Act 35. 
Senate Bill 96 modifies the fee structure so that the cost of conducting a recount is transferred to the petitioner.  Under Senate Bill 96, there is no cost to the petitioner if the difference of votes is less than 10 if 4,000 or fewer votes are cast, or not more than 0.25 percent of the total votes if more than 4,000 votes are cast.  Under any other circumstance, however, the petitioner pays the actual cost.  Representative Joan Ballweg (R – Markesan) and Senator Devin LeMahieu (R – Sheboygan) authored the bill, which passed the Senate on a voice vote and was concurred by the Assembly on a voice vote; it is Act 36. 
Senate Bill 121 makes various election law changes, and modifies statutes related to write-in votes, municipal board of canvassers, direct legislation, stickers on ballots, school referendums, and town or village caucuses.  Representative Kathleen Bernier (R – Chippewa Falls) and Senator Devin LeMahieu (R –Sheboygan) authored the bill, which passed the Senate on a voice vote and was concurred by the Assembly on a voice vote; it is Act 37. 
Assembly Bill 81 modifies and repeals rules promulgated by the Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) and the Department of Revenue (DOR) relating to documents filed with county registers of deeds.  Assembly Bill 81 eliminates obsolete provisions of the administrative code to reflect current law and current forms and to provide clarity to citizens and register of deeds, and additionally makes minor changes to help eliminate confusion and provide more consistent rules for county registers of deeds.  Representative Joan Ballweg (R – Markesan) and Senator Steve Nass (R – Whitewater) authored the bill, which passed the Assembly on a voice vote and was concurred by Senate on a voice vote; it is Act 38.
Senate Bill 71 allows municipal clerks to register voters on Election Day, as long as the clerk is not a candidate on the ballot.  Senate Bill 71 additionally provides that municipalities no longer need to adopt a resolution to allow appointments of special registration deputies, and removes an exception from training for special registration deputies if they are registering voters on Election Day.  Representative Jeremy Thiesfeldt (R – Fond du Lac) and Senator Richard Gudex (R – Fond du Lac) authored the bill, which passed the Senate on a voice vote and was concurred by the Assembly on a voice vote; it is Act 39. 
Senate Bill 84 creates a Corrections System Formulary Board and permits licensed pharmacists to make therapeutic alternate drug selections for prisoners confined in state correctional institutions if made in accordance with written guidelines or procedures established by the board.  This will enhance patient care and create efficiencies in the delivery of pharmaceutical care in correctional institutions.  Representative Rob Hutton (R – Brookfield) and Senator Richard Gudex (R – Fond du Lac) authored the bill, which passed the Senate on a voice vote and was concurred by the Assembly on a voice vote; it is Act 40. 
Assembly Bill 165 restores a town’s ability to administer a zoning ordinance within a shoreland district consistent with its existing authority, but does not remove the authority for the county to administer shoreland-related matters within the shoreland district.  Representative André Jacque (R – De Pere) and Senator Richard Gudex (R – Fond du Lac) authored the bill, which passed the Assembly 95-0 and was concurred by the Senate on a voice vote; it is Act 41. 
Assembly Bill 28  requires motorists, pedestrians, bicyclists, and people on electric personal assistive mobility devices to treat a malfunctioning traffic light as a stop sign if the device is not displaying any color of light, unless otherwise directed by a traffic officer, thus bringing Wisconsin into alignment with several neighboring states, providing legal clarity for motorists during power outages, and decreasing the likelihood of traffic fatalities.  Representative André Jacque (R – De Pere) and Senator Rob Cowles (R –Green Bay) authored the bill, which passed the Assembly on a voice vote and was concurred by the Senate on a voice vote; it is Act 42. 
Senate Bill 15 prohibits the manufacture of personal care products containing microbeads, defined as small, non-biodegradable plastic particles, beginning December 31, 2017.  Senate Bill 15 also prohibits accepting a personal care product containing microbeads for sale beginning December 31, 2018.  Representative Mary Czaja (R – Irma) and Senator Rob Cowles (R – Green Bay) authored the bill, which passed the Senate on a voice vote and was concurred by the Assembly on a voice vote; it is Act 43. 
Assembly Bill 122 removes weight requirements for public utilities, telecommunications providers, and cooperative associations responding to service interruptions, enhancing customer service and utility operation restoration in times of emergency.  Representative Mary Czaja (R – Irma) and Senator Jerry Petrowski (R – Marathon) authored the bill, which passed the Assembly on a voice vote and was concurred by the Senate on a voice vote; it is Act 44.  
Assembly Bill 19 protects the privacy of Wisconsin citizens and their vehicle by prohibiting tracking their movements with a global positioning device without consent.  Representative Adam Neylon (R –Pewaukee) and Senator Jerry Petrowski (R – Marathon) authored the bill, which passed the Assembly on a voice vote and was concurred by the Senate on a voice vote; it is Act 45. 
Assembly Bill 37 ensures those operating and maintaining school lunchrooms across the state are educated in food safety by the Department of Health Services (DHS) to ensure school lunches are safe for students.  Representative Warren Petryk (R – Eleva) and Senator Luther Olsen (R – Ripon) authored the bill, which passed the Assembly on a voice vote and was concurred by the Senate on a voice vote; it is Act 46. 
Assembly Bill 33 removes the requirement that Real Estate Examining Board declare an administrative rule to create a cooperative agreement, making it easier to license and regulate cooperative agreements.  Representative Dean Knudson (R – Hudson) and Senator Luther Olsen (R –Ripon) authored the bill, which passed the Assembly on a voice vote and was concurred by the Senate on a voice vote; it is Act 47.  
Assembly Bill 82 simplifies regulations for a register of deeds to more effectively record documents, taking advantage of current technologies.  Representative Mark Born (R – Beaver Dam) and Senator Luther Olsen (R – Ripon) authored the bill, which passed the Assembly on a voice vote and was concurred by the Senate 31-1; it is Act 48.  
Senate Bill 94 creates separate standards for camping units that have a permanent location in a campground and have a seasonal camping permit from the current standards for one- and two-housing units.  Representative Keith Ripp (R – Lodi) and Senator Luther Olsen (R – Ripon) authored the bill, which passed the Senate on a voice vote and was concurred by the Assembly on a voice vote; it is Act 49.  
Assembly Bill 57 relates to methods of establishing proof of financial responsibility for the closure and long-term care of a landfill.  This legislation provides flexibilities for landfill owners to establish financial responsibility and specifies what establishes financial responsibility.  Representative David Murphy (R – Greenville) and Senator Frank Lasee (R – De Pere) authored the legislation, which passed the Assembly on a voice vote and was concurred by the Senate 33-0; it is Act 50.  
Assembly Bill 83 requires the Department of Transportation (DOT) to erect six directional signs for the Basilica of St. Josaphat in Milwaukee County.  Representative JoCasta Zamarripa (D – Milwaukee) and Senator Tim Carpenter (D – Milwaukee) authored the bill, which passed the Assembly on a voice vote and was concurred by the Senate on a voice vote; it is Act 51.  
Senate Bill 122 relates to the notification of a parent or guardian of a habitually truant pupil.  This bill clarifies the methods by which school officials may notify a parent or guardian.  Representative Eric Genrich (D – Green Bay) and Senator Nikiya Harris Dodd (D – Milwaukee) authored the bill, which passed the Senate on a voice vote and was concurred by the Assembly on a voice vote; it is Act 52.  
Senate Bill 32 creates a new program called “Achievement Gap Reduction,” which provides funding to schools with low-income students.  The Achievement Gap Reduction program allows schools to reach contract obligations using a combination of strategies allowing flexibility for districts trying to close achievement gaps.  Authored by the Joint Legislative Council, the bill passed the Senate with a vote of 31-2 and was concurred by the Assembly with a vote off 62-37; it is Act 53. 
Assembly Bill 24 allows a lender making a variable rate loan based on an approved index to include a lower, discounted initial interest rate.  Assembly Bill 24 additionally eliminates the provisions that specify a loan contract may provide minimum interest rate change increments, and interest rate decreases may be limited only if interest rate increases are limited at least to the same extent.  Representative Terry Katsma (R – Oostburg) and Senator Van Wanggaard (R – Racine) authored the bill, which passed the Assembly on a voice vote and was concurred by the Senate on a voice vote; it is Act 54. 
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