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Assembly Bill 175

Relating To: Relating to: causing bodily harm to a nurse and providing a penalty. (FE)
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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 AB 175 with an amendment that would include all healthcare providers.
Coalition of Wisconsin Aging Groups Notified Date 9/17/2019 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
9/17/2019

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

Comments
AB 175 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 9/17/2019 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
9/17/2019

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

National Alliance on Mental Illness Wisconsin Notified Date 9/13/2019 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
9/13/2019

Comments
NAMI Wisconsin holds concerns with the bill and feels it may be problematic for people with mental illness who may be experiencing a crisis and unintentionally cause bodily harm. In this situation, they could be charged with a Class H felony.
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 Assembly Bill 175 with an amendment that includes pharmacists.
SMART (Sheet Metal Air Rail Transportation) Notified Date 9/24/2019 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
9/24/2019

Comments
Everyone deserves a safe place to work
Wisconsin Academy of Physician Assistants Notified Date 4/28/2019 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
None
Report Date
4/28/2019

Comments
WAPA requests PAs be added to the list of victims battery of whom would trigger this enhanced penalty.
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 certain people's behavior such as dementia or disabilities (certain mental illnesses, autism, etc) resulting in being charged with 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 Assembly Bill 175 with an amendment that includes all health care providers.
Wisconsin Nurses Association Notified Date 8/7/2019 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
8/7/2019

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
2019
July - December
98.00
2020
January - June
23.00
2020
July - December
Total 121.00
Ascension Wisconsin 2019
January - June
2019
July - December
6.00
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total 6.00
Disability Rights Wisconsin 2019
January - June
2019
July - December
3.00
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total 3.00
Froedtert Health 2019
January - June
2019
July - December
4.00
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total 4.00
Greater Wisconsin Agency on Aging Resources 2019
January - June
2019
July - December
1.00
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total 1.00
National Alliance on Mental Illness Wisconsin 2019
January - June
2019
July - December
4.00
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total 4.00
Wisconsin Academy of Physician Assistants 2019
January - June
2019
July - December
3.00
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total 3.00
Wisconsin Coalition of Independent Living Centers, Inc. 2019
January - June
2019
July - December
3.00
2020
January - June
3.00
2020
July - December
Total 6.00
Wisconsin Nurses Association 2019
January - June
2019
July - December
74.00
2020
January - June
20.00
2020
July - December
Total 94.00