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Assembly Bill 196

Relating To: Relating to: designating athletic sports and teams operated or sponsored by public schools or private schools participating in a parental choice program based on the sex of the participants.
Bill Text and History
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Lobbying Principals

Principal Name Notified Date Communication Date Comments Supporting Documentation  
AFT-Wisconsin Notified Date 6/2/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
6/2/2021

Supporting Documentation
20210602_Testimony on AB196_Education Committee.pdf

American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin Inc Notified Date 5/26/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
5/26/2021

Comments
We are opposed to this bill, which would exclude transgender students from participating in sports teams consistent with their identified gender because it premised on transphobia and misconceptions about transgender athletes.
Supporting Documentation
20210526_2021_5_26AB196_Testimony.pdf

American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin Inc Notified Date 5/26/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
5/26/2021

Comments
We are opposed to this bill, which would exclude transgender students from participating in sports teams consistent with their identified gender because it premised on transphobia and misconceptions about transgender athletes.
Supporting Documentation
20210526_2021_5_26AB196_Testimony.pdf

Association of Wisconsin School Administrators Notified Date 5/24/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
5/24/2021

City of Madison Notified Date 5/27/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
5/27/2021

End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin: the Wisconsin Coalition Against Domestic Violence Notified Date 6/1/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
6/1/2021

Fair Wisconsin Inc. Notified Date 4/16/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
4/16/2021

Freedom From Religion Foundation Notified Date 6/10/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
6/10/2021

Milwaukee Public Schools Notified Date 5/26/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
5/26/2021

National Association of Social Workers - Wisconsin Chapter Notified Date 5/14/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
5/14/2021

Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin Notified Date 5/24/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
5/24/2021

School Choice Wisconsin Action Notified Date 6/10/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
None
Report Date
6/10/2021

State Bar of Wisconsin Notified Date 5/13/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
5/13/2021

Comments
The Civil Rights & Liberties Section of the State Bar opposes this legislation.
Vivent Health Notified Date 6/16/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
6/16/2021

WiRSA Notified Date 5/24/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
5/24/2021

Comments
WiRSA opposes AB196, because we believe in inclusivity for all students and it is the right thing to do. The WIAA has successful guidelines in place to protect both transgender and non-binary students to participate and ensure a level field for all.
Wisconsin Association of Local Health Departments and Boards Notified Date 6/15/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
6/15/2021

Wisconsin Association of School Boards Inc Notified Date 5/26/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
5/26/2021

Comments
The WASB is concerned about provisions in the bill that could encourage students and parents to sue their local school districts and could place districts in the position of having to choose between following a state law or a conflicting federal law.
Wisconsin Association of School Business Officials Notified Date 5/24/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
5/24/2021

Wisconsin Association of School District Administrators Notified Date 5/24/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
5/24/2021

Wisconsin Association of School Nurses Notified Date 6/2/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
6/2/2021

Wisconsin Association of School Personnel Administrators Notified Date 5/24/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
5/24/2021

Wisconsin Catholic Conference Notified Date 5/27/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
5/27/2021

Wisconsin Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (WIAAP) Notified Date 5/25/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
5/25/2021

Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault Notified Date 4/27/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
4/27/2021

Wisconsin Council for Administrators of Special Services Notified Date 5/24/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
5/24/2021

Wisconsin Education Association Council Notified Date 4/8/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
4/8/2021

Wisconsin Family Action Inc Notified Date 6/16/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
6/16/2021

Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Notified Date 5/20/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
5/20/2021

Wisconsin Public Health Association Notified Date 6/15/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
6/15/2021

Wisconsin School Psychologists Association Notified Date 5/25/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
5/25/2021

Comments
The Wisconsin School Psychologists Association (WSPA) supports removing barriers for students, and ensuring that all students feel welcome within safe and inclusive learning environments. We oppose this bill as we are advocates for all our students.
https://www.wspaonline.net/
Wisconsin School Social Workers Association Notified Date 4/21/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
4/21/2021

Lobbying Efforts

  2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
Total Hours Of Effort On This Matter 2021
January - June
83.00
2021
July - December
8.00
2022
January - June
1.00
2022
July - December
Total 92.00
AFT-Wisconsin 2021
January - June
2.00
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 2.00
American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin Inc 2021
January - June
4.00
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 4.00
End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin: the Wisconsin Coalition Against Domestic Violence 2021
January - June
3.00
2021
July - December
2.00
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 5.00
Fair Wisconsin Inc. 2021
January - June
14.00
2021
July - December
5.00
2022
January - June
1.00
2022
July - December
Total 20.00
Freedom From Religion Foundation 2021
January - June
5.00
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 5.00
Milwaukee Public Schools 2021
January - June
38.00
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 38.00
School Choice Wisconsin Action 2021
January - June
2.00
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 2.00
Vivent Health 2021
January - June
1.00
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 1.00
WiRSA 2021
January - June
1.00
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 1.00
Wisconsin Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (WIAAP) 2021
January - June
13.00
2021
July - December
1.00
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 14.00