Update on SB 565/ AB 718 Milwaukee County Mental Health Board Bill/ reminder of Tuesday 3/11 meeting

Mental Health Task Force Update

We hope to see you at the tomorrow’s meeting of the Milwaukee Mental Health Task Force, Tuesday March 11, from 3 - 5 PM at IndependenceFirst, 540 S. 1st street. Your input is appreciated.

Our agenda will include an update on housing and outreach from Eric Collins and Jim Mathy of Milwaukee County’s Housing Division - you won’t want to miss it! In addition, we have some exciting news to share with you regarding the plans for our 2014 Summit on Recovery which is planned for June 6th. There will also be discussion about the recent state report on plans for implementing Comprehensive Community Services (CCS) as well as a report for the team moving this forward in Milwaukee County.

There will also be an update on the Milwaukee County Mental Health Board bill - we wanted to share some of the recent developments with you via email:

  • Last Friday, the bill was execed by the Senate Health Committee. It will be voted on by the full Senate, tomorrow, Tuesday March 11.

  • Representative Sandy Pasch has worked with the bill author, Representative Joe Sanfelippo, to offer an amendment to the bill - the amendment is expected to advance tomorrow in the Senate and is expected to have bipartisan support. (see attached)

If you want to contact your senator regarding the proposal, here is a link to contact information for state senators: http://legis.wisconsin.gov/Pages/leg-email.aspx?h=s

Barbara Beckert, Milwaukee Office Director DISABILITY RIGHTS WISCONSIN
6737 W. Washington St., Suite 3230 Milwaukee, WI 53214
414–773–4646 Ext 15 Voice
888 758–6049 TTY
414–773–4647 Fax
barbara.beckert@drwi.org

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