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(MADISON) – Today, Governor Scott Walker signed four bills, co-authored by Senator Lena Taylor (D-Milwaukee), into law. The bills pertain to the areas of corrections, education and healthcare.
“The people of Wisconsin sent us to work on the issues that matter most to our communities. With runaway rates of incarceration and an aging population, we need to work together to ensure our healthcare system, schools and approaches to criminal justice are meeting the demands of tomorrow,” said Senator Lena Taylor (D-Milwaukee).
A brief summary of each bill can be found below:
• Assembly Bill 345 – (DOC Inmate Work Release) permits individuals confined in county and tribal jails to participate in employment related activities. This bill is Act 89.
• Assembly Bill 280 – (Financial Literacy in Schools) incorporates instruction of financial literacy into K-12 curriculum. This bill is Act 94.
• Senate Bill 385 – (Therapeutic Diets) allows certified dietitians to prescribe therapeutic diets to residents of a long-term care facility. This bill is Act 101.
• Senate Bill 299 – (Montessori Teaching License) would expand teacher education programs that satisfy a requirement for obtaining an initial teaching license under the alternative teacher licensure path to include teacher education programs approved by the Association Montessori Internationale. This bill is Act 106.