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Senate Bill 163

Relating To: Relating to: causing bodily harm to a nurse and providing a penalty. (FE)
Bill Text and History
2019 Wisconsin Act 97
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Lobbying Principals

Principal Name Notified Date Communication Date Comments Supporting Documentation  
Advocate Aurora Health Care Notified Date 12/10/2019 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
12/10/2019

AFSCME International Union Notified Date 10/21/2019 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
10/21/2019

Alzheimer's Association Notified Date 9/16/2019 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
9/16/2019

Comments
We have concerns about the broad scope of this legislation; the term "intentional" can be interpreted subjectively. People with Alzheimer's or dementia, who may be experiencing a crisis situation, could potentially be charged with a Class H felony.
Ascension Wisconsin Notified Date 9/17/2019 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
9/17/2019

Comments
Ascension Wisconsin supports SB 163 with an amendment that would include all healthcare providers.
Coalition of Wisconsin Aging Groups Notified Date 4/17/2019 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
4/17/2019

Disability Rights Wisconsin Notified Date 5/12/2019 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
5/12/2019

Comments
SB 163 could criminalize actions that are a manifestation of someone's disability, (traumatic brain injury, dementia, autism, mental illness, etc). They could be charged with a Class H felony. The very broad scope includes anyone reporting to a nurse
Froedtert Health Notified Date 4/30/2019 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
4/30/2019

Comments
Froedtert Health supports this bill and requests an amendment to extend the language to all members of the health care team.
Greater Wisconsin Agency on Aging Resources Notified Date 9/16/2019 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
9/16/2019

Comments
Concern-This bill could have unintended consequences as some illnesses/disabilities (dementia, traumatic brain injury, dementia, mental illness, etc) can manifest in behaviors that could subject individuals to being charged with a Class H felony.
LeadingAge Wisconsin Notified Date 10/17/2019 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
10/17/2019

League of Women Voters of Wisconsin, Inc Notified Date 9/24/2019 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
9/24/2019

Comments
We could support this bill if amended to include all health personnel and to exempt patients determined to have certain behavioral disabilities, based on evidence-based standards.
Medical College of Wisconsin Notified Date 1/20/2020 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
1/20/2020

Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin Notified Date 9/20/2019 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
9/20/2019

Comments
PSW supports SB 163 with an amendment that includes pharmacists.
Wisconsin Academy of Physician Assistants Notified Date 4/16/2019 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
4/16/2019

Comments
WAPA supports SB 163 as amended by SA 1.
Wisconsin Association of School Nurses Notified Date 9/16/2019 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
9/16/2019

Wisconsin Coalition of Independent Living Centers, Inc. Notified Date 10/1/2019 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
10/1/2019

Comments
This may have unintended consequences for some people's behavior who have dementia, autism, some mental illnesses and result in them having a felony.
Wisconsin Hospital Association Notified Date 9/16/2019 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
9/16/2019

Comments
WHA supports Senate Bill 163 with an amendment that includes all health care providers.
Wisconsin Nurses Association Notified Date 4/16/2019 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
4/16/2019

Wisconsin Professional Police Association Notified Date 9/17/2019 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
9/17/2019

Lobbying Efforts

  2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
Total Hours Of Effort On This Matter 2019
January - June
38.00
2019
July - December
101.00
2020
January - June
28.00
2020
July - December
Total 167.00
Coalition of Wisconsin Aging Groups 2019
January - June
2019
July - December
5.00
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total 5.00
Disability Rights Wisconsin 2019
January - June
2019
July - December
12.00
2020
January - June
8.00
2020
July - December
Total 20.00
Froedtert Health 2019
January - June
6.00
2019
July - December
4.00
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total 10.00
LeadingAge Wisconsin 2019
January - June
2019
July - December
3.00
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total 3.00
Wisconsin Academy of Physician Assistants 2019
January - June
2.00
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total 2.00
Wisconsin Coalition of Independent Living Centers, Inc. 2019
January - June
2019
July - December
3.00
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total 3.00
Wisconsin Nurses Association 2019
January - June
30.00
2019
July - December
74.00
2020
January - June
20.00
2020
July - December
Total 124.00