2019 - 2020
Legislative Update for Wisconsin Technical Colleges

September 27, 2019


Fall Legislative Focus: Improving Transfer, Student-Veterans/Active Duty, and Apprenticeship

The Legislature’s higher education committees have been active this session, holding a number of hearings focused on transfer and smoother transitions between and among higher education institutions across the state. They are also working on the needs of student-veterans and active duty military, as well as apprenticeship. The DBA is appreciative of Assembly Chair Dave Murphy (R-Greenville) and Senate Chair Dale Kooyenga (R-Brookfield) for scheduling several bills of interest to technical colleges, as well as the members for their thoughtful engagement in these discussions. Assembly and Senate Workforce Development Committees have also engaged on a number of apprenticeship-related bills, and we appreciate their work as well. Please see below for more information. Please note the State Senate plans to hold a floor session on October 8, and again on November 5.

Additional bills of interest to technical colleges:

For more information on these efforts, please contact Layla Merrifield.