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Senate bills protecting vulnerable adults move forward

Your loved ones living with disabilities will be better protected in the future thanks to a pair of bills sponsored by State Senator Andre Jacque. Senate Bill 92 and Assembly Bill 100 require guardians of incapacitated adults to undergo specific training to care for their loved ones. The training would have to be completed by the individual before permanent guardianship could be granted. Senate Bill 395 makes investigations of all  at-risk adults reports be mandatory regardless of age. Before, only investigations of elder abuse reports were considered mandatory. While SB92/AB100 will head to the Governor’s desk, SB 395 heads to the Assembly in search of its blessing. Jacque, who returned to his legislative duties earlier this month after his bout with COVID-19, could not be reached for comment.


In the Assembly chamber, Rep. Joel Kitchens saw his birth control bill passed through the Assembly and will now head to the Senate.  The bill allows pharmacists to prescribe hormonal contraceptive patches and common birth control pills in an effort to control unplanned pregnancies. It comes a day after his bill aiming to improve childhood literacy passed in the Assembly and in the Senate before it made its way to the Governor’s desk. 


The Wisconsin Legislature will be back in session on October 28th before taking the weekend off. The Assembly and the Senate will return to Madison for its final scheduled floor period of the year from November 2nd to November 11th. 

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