Assembly Health Committee Public Hearing Published

Mental Health Task Force Update

Next Wednesday, February 3rd, the Assembly Health Committee is holding a public hearing which includes a number of bills of with a mental health component. See below for a listing of bills. To view the full text of a bill, you can go to this link and enter the bill number – ie AB 710:

If you want to submit comments regarding any of these bills, you have a few options:

  • Attend the February 3rd hearing and register to speak. You should bring at least 15 copies of your testimony for committee members and staff.

  • Email your testimony to the committee clerk with a request that it be distributed to committee members. Committee clerk is Joshua Hoisington and email is Note that Representative Joe Sanfelippo is the committee chair.

  • Email or call committee members. You can find a list of Assembly Health Committee members with links to their contact information here:

  • Reach out to your Assembly Representative to share your position. If you don’t know who your state legislators are, click on this link and enter your address in the box in the upper right hand corner:

Barbara Beckert, Milwaukee Office Director: DISABILITY RIGHTS WISCONSIN
6737 W. Washington St., Suite 3230 Milwaukee, WI 53214
414–773–4646 Ext 15 Voice
414–773–4647 Fax



Committee on Health

The committee will hold a public hearing on the following items at the time specified below:
Wednesday, February 3, 2016 10:01 AM
415 Northwest
The public hearing will begin upon conclusion of the executive session.

Assembly Bill 658
Relating to: the use, possession, manufacture, distribution, and advertisement of a masking agent and providing a criminal penalty.
By Representatives Nygren, Novak, Quinn, Petryk, Swearingen, Schraa, Horlacher, Kremer, Czaja, Spiros, Kleefisch, Steffen, Rohrkaste, Ripp, Skowronski, T. Larson, Duchow, A. Ott, Sanfelippo, Kulp, Jorgensen, Considine and Brandtjen; cosponsored by Senators Cowles, Moulton, Olsen, Wanggaard and Nass.

Assembly Bill 659
Relating to: opioid treatment programs.
By Representatives Nygren, Novak, Quinn, Krug, Schraa, Kleefisch, Ballweg, Horlacher, Petryk, Steffen, Loudenbeck, Swearingen, Spiros, T. Larson, Duchow, A. Ott, Knudson, Skowronski, Tittl, Czaja, Sanfelippo, Rohrkaste, Jagler, Ripp, Kulp, Gannon, Jorgensen, Ohnstad, Subeck and Sinicki; cosponsored by Senators Harsdorf, Darling, Olsen, Moulton and Hansen.

Assembly Bill 660
Relating to: guidelines for prescribing controlled substances and the examination authority of the Medical Examining Board.
By Representatives Nygren, Novak, Ripp, Petryk, Swearingen, Schraa, Steffen, Loudenbeck, Spiros, Czaja, Horlacher, T. Larson, Duchow, Skowronski, A. Ott, Sanfelippo, Kleefisch, Rohrkaste, Kulp, Doyle, Kolste, Billings, Subeck and Ohnstad; cosponsored by Senators Harsdorf, Darling, Moulton, Marklein, Petrowski, Olsen and Harris Dodd.

Assembly Bill 708
Relating to: zoning for peer-run respite centers.
By Representatives Tittl, Billings, Brostoff, Kolste, Petryk, Rohrkaste, Sanfelippo, VanderMeer and Stuck; cosponsored by Senator Harris Dodd.

Assembly Bill 709
Relating to: creating an individual income tax deduction for certain income earned by an individual from the practice of psychiatry.
By Representatives Tittl, Brostoff, Edming, Kremer, Novak, A. Ott, Petryk, Quinn, Rohrkaste and VanderMeer; cosponsored by Senators Olsen and L. Taylor.

Assembly Bill 710
Relating to: stipends for the Wisconsin Council on Mental Health.
By Representatives Tittl, Ballweg, Billings, Brostoff, Kolste, Krug, Murphy, Petryk, Quinn, Subeck, VanderMeer and Horlacher; cosponsored by Senator Lassa.

Assembly Bill 711
Relating to: qualified treatment trainees.
By Representatives Tittl, Krug, Murphy, Novak, A. Ott, Petryk, Quinn, Rohrkaste, Subeck and VanderMeer.

Assembly Bill 712
Relating to: certification of outpatient mental health clinics.
By Representatives Tittl, Ballweg, Billings, Brostoff, Czaja, Murphy, Petryk, Rohrkaste, Sanfelippo and VanderMeer.

Assembly Bill 713
Relating to: access to and prior authorization for mental health services under the Medical Assistance program.
By Representatives VanderMeer, Tittl, Ballweg, Horlacher, Knodl, Kremer, Murphy, A. Ott, Quinn, Rohrkaste, Sanfelippo, Zepnick, Novak and Kitchens; cosponsored by Senator Harsdorf.

Assembly Bill 736
Relating to: proof of physical fitness requirement for certain local transit employees.
By Representatives Loudenbeck, A. Ott, Berceau, Kremer and T. Larson; cosponsored by Senators Petrowski, Risser and Ringhand.

Assembly Bill 752
Relating to: leave from employment for the purpose of serving as a bone marrow or organ donor and providing a penalty.
By Representatives Mason, Vos, Kooyenga, Jacque, Steffen, Horlacher, Ohnstad, Subeck, J. Ott, Kolste, Riemer, Johnson, Jorgensen, Berceau, Ballweg, Wachs and Spreitzer; cosponsored by Senators Darling, Bewley, Lasee, Wanggaard, Ringhand, Vinehout, Olsen, C. Larson and Lassa.

Assembly Bill 765
Relating to: collection of health care information.
By Representatives Kooyenga, Riemer, Sanfelippo, Ballweg, Barnes, Considine, Czaja, Edming, Genrich, Goyke, Kahl, Kolste, Kremer, T. Larson, Mason, Nerison, Petryk, Rohrkaste, Sargent, Shankland, Sinicki, Skowronski, VanderMeer, Zamarripa, Tranel, C. Taylor, A. Ott, Subeck and Tauchen; cosponsored by Senators Marklein, Erpenbach, Harsdorf, LeMahieu, Olsen, Vinehout and Hansen.

Assembly Bill 766
Relating to: review and reporting requirements for the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program.
By Representatives Nygren, Tauchen, Spiros, Petersen, T. Larson, Quinn, Rohrkaste, Czaja, Petryk, Sanfelippo, Katsma, Knodl, A. Ott, Kitchens, Novak, Kremer, Edming, Duchow, Tranel, Kahl, Billings, Kolste, Goyke, Ohnstad, Considine and Hintz; cosponsored by Senators Darling, Harsdorf, Marklein, Olsen and Carpenter.

Assembly Bill 768
Relating to: rules regarding the diagnosis and treatment of Lyme disease and requiring the exercise of rule-making authority.
By Representatives Craig, Sargent, Ballweg, Considine, Jagler, Kahl, Kremer, T. Larson, A. Ott, Petersen, Sinicki, Skowronski, Spreitzer and Thiesfeldt; cosponsored by Senators Lasee, C. Larson, Olsen and Vinehout.

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