Madison – Today the Wisconsin State Assembly held a floor session and passed two bills authored by State Representative William Penterman (R – Columbus).

“I am proud to be off to a fast start to our legislative session,” said Rep. Penterman. “Wisconsinites expect their legislators to work hard for them, and that is what this session has been about.”

Under current law, University of Wisconsin campuses are exempt from honoring DOT-issued disability identifications for disabled individuals. Assembly Bill 49 closes that loophole and requires the same disabled parking privileges for UW campuses as the rest of the state.

“Disabled individuals should not have to jump through extra hoops to park on UW campuses,” said Penterman.“This bill ensures that disabled individuals receive equal treatment throughout the entire state.”

Assembly Bill 49 passed with overwhelming bi-partisan support in the Assembly. Senate Bill 13 eliminates Wisconsin’s Land Recycling Loan Program. This program has served its intended purpose and has had no new applicants since 2008. The bill passed on an unamious vote and now heads to the governor’s desk.

If you would like more information you can contact Representative Penterman’s office toll-free at 1-888-534-0037 or via e-mail at Rep.Penterman@legis.state.wi.us. The 37th Assembly District includes portions of Columbia, Dane Dodge and Jefferson counties.

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