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Assembly Bill 489

Relating To: Relating to: recodification of the child abuse and neglect reporting law; making probation agents, parole agents, and certain employees, contractors, and volunteers of schools and institutions of higher education mandated reporters of child abuse and neglect; training in child abuse and neglect identification, laws, and procedures and in human trafficking identification for certain employees, contractors, and volunteers of schools; eliminating an exception to the child abuse reporting requirement for providers of certain health care services when the suspected or threatened abuse consists of sexual intercourse or contact with a child; definitions of physical injury and neglect for purposes of mandated reporting of child abuse and neglect; and granting rule-making authority.
Bill Text and History
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Lobbying Principals

Principal Name Notified Date Communication Date Comments Supporting Documentation  
American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists - WI Section Notified Date 12/3/2015 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
12/3/2015

Association of Wisconsin School Administrators Notified Date 12/7/2015 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
12/7/2015

Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Notified Date 12/3/2015 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
None
Report Date
12/3/2015

Comments
Strongly opposed to the provision eliminating the health care provider exception as it removes protection for critical conversation for minor with his or her physician. Other sections of this bill re mandatory reporters are supported.
Dane County Notified Date 12/8/2015 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
12/8/2015

End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin: the Wisconsin Coalition Against Domestic Violence Notified Date 11/12/2015 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
11/12/2015

Madison Metropolitan School District Notified Date 12/8/2015 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
12/8/2015

Medical College of Wisconsin Notified Date 12/29/2015 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
12/29/2015

Medical College of Wisconsin Notified Date 12/29/2015 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
12/29/2015

National Association of Social Workers - Wisconsin Chapter Notified Date 12/15/2015 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
12/15/2015

Southeastern Wisconsin Schools Alliance Notified Date 1/15/2016 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
1/15/2016

Wisconsin Academy of Family Physicians Notified Date 11/17/2015 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
11/17/2015

Comments
Opposed to provision eliminating the health care provider exception as it would discourage open conversation between a minor and their physician. Interfering with the patient - physician relationship.
Wisconsin Alliance for Women's Health, Inc. Notified Date 11/12/2015 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
11/12/2015

Wisconsin Association of Family & Childrens Agencies Notified Date 12/7/2015 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
12/7/2015

Wisconsin Association of Local Health Departments and Boards Notified Date 12/8/2015 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
12/8/2015

Wisconsin Association of School Boards Inc Notified Date 12/7/2015 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
12/7/2015

Comments
WASB has strong concerns AB 489 could impose costly unfunded mandates on school districts without directly ensuring the safety of children and could have a serious “chilling” effect on the willingness of parents and others to volunteer in schools.
Wisconsin Association of School Business Officials Notified Date 12/7/2015 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
12/7/2015

Wisconsin Association of School District Administrators Notified Date 12/7/2015 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
12/7/2015

Wisconsin Association of School Nurses Notified Date 12/7/2015 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
12/7/2015

Wisconsin Association of School Personnel Administrators Notified Date 12/7/2015 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
12/7/2015

Wisconsin Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (WIAAP) Notified Date 12/7/2015 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
12/7/2015

Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault Notified Date 11/12/2015 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
11/12/2015

Supporting Documentation
20151112_WCASA 2015-2016 Public Policy Agenda 12.4.14.pdf

Wisconsin Council for Administrators of Special Services Notified Date 12/7/2015 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
12/7/2015

Wisconsin Counties Association Notified Date 12/7/2015 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
12/7/2015

Wisconsin Hospital Association Notified Date 12/4/2015 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
12/4/2015

Comments
Opposed to Section 29 of AB 489.
Wisconsin Medical Society Notified Date 11/11/2015 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
11/11/2015

Comments
Section 29 of the bill would repeal important confidentiality protections young patients currently have when consulting with a physician. The Society asks the legislature to remove Section 29.
Wisconsin Public Health Association Notified Date 12/8/2015 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
12/8/2015

Lobbying Efforts

  2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
Total Hours Of Effort On This Matter 2015
January - June
2015
July - December
35.00
2016
January - June
21.00
2016
July - December
Total 56.00
American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists - WI Section 2015
January - June
2015
July - December
4.00
2016
January - June
2.00
2016
July - December
Total 6.00
End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin: the Wisconsin Coalition Against Domestic Violence 2015
January - June
2015
July - December
8.00
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 8.00
Southeastern Wisconsin Schools Alliance 2015
January - June
2015
July - December
12.00
2016
January - June
11.00
2016
July - December
Total 23.00
Wisconsin Alliance for Women's Health, Inc. 2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
6.00
2016
July - December
Total 6.00
Wisconsin Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (WIAAP) 2015
January - June
2015
July - December
1.00
2016
January - June
2.00
2016
July - December
Total 3.00
Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault 2015
January - June
2015
July - December
10.00
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 10.00