Bill Tracking 2019-03-11T15:17:13+00:00

WEDA Bill Tracking

The 2019-20 WEDA Legislative Bill Tracker lists and allows members to follow and learn more about the bills WEDA is lobbying on and monitoring as they work through the legislative process. The WEDA Bill Tracker includes the bill number, a brief description of the bill, it status and WEDA’s position on the proposal.


  • Bill Number:  Assembly Bill 4 / Senate Bill 18
  • Bill Description:  Expands the sliding scale standard deduction to reduce state income taxes for middle-class taxpayers. Individuals making up to $100,000 and families earing up to $150,000 would be eligible for the tax cut. The bill’s proposed tax reduction is paid for using the state’s current revenue surplus, and not by reducing or eliminating the Manufacturing and Agriculture Tax Credit.
    Bill Status: Assembly Bill 4 passed both the Assembly the Senate. Gov. Evers vetoed the legislation
  • Bill Status:  Assembly Bill 4 passed both the Assembly the Senate and was sent to Governor Tony Evers for his approval or veto.
  • WEDA Position:  SUPPORT

  • Bill Number:  Assembly Bill 23 / Senate Bill 16
  • Bill Description:  Increases funding for the Career and Technical Education Incentive Grant program by $3.5 million per year over the 2019-21 biennium. The bill essentially doubles funding for the program over the next two years. The CTE grant program provides financial support to school districts that provide educational opportunities for student to earn industry recognized certifications in high-demand professions
  • Bill Status:  AB 23 was introduced and referred to the Assembly Workforce Development Committee and received a public hearing on o3/06/19. SB 16 was introduced and referred to the Senate Economic Development, Commerce and Trade Committee and received a public hearing on 02/13/19.
  • WEDA Position:  SUPPORT

  • Bill Number: Assembly Bill 38 / Senate Bill 42
  • Bill Description: Eliminates current law barriers the UW System faces when entrepreneurs and faculty attempt to create businesses with patents and spin-off opportunities produced by the university’s research. The bill modifies the UW System’s conflict of interest regulation, putting the System on an even playing field with other universities across the country.
  • Bill Status: AB 38 was introduced and referred to the Assembly Constitution and Ethics Committee. SB 42 was introduced and referred to the Senate Universities, Technical Colleges, Children and Families Committee.
  • WEDA Position: SUPPORT

  • Bill Number: Assembly Bill 45 / Senate Bill 45
  • Bill Description: Creates an income tax deduction for tuition expenses paid – by an individual or corporation – for an individual to participate in an apprenticeship program approved by the Department of Workforce Development.
  • Bill Status: AB 45 was referred to the Assembly Workforce Development Committee. SB 45 was referred to the Senate Agriculture, Revenue and Financial Institutions Committee.
  • WEDA Position: SUPPORT
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