Legislative Update for Wisconsin Technical Colleges

February 28, 2022


February Session Legislative Update for Technical Colleges

The Legislature introduced approximately 400 pieces of legislation between December 2021 and February 2022, in what has been an unusually busy period for technical colleges. Here’s a status update on issues we’re currently confronting in the Capitol. The Assembly adjourned the evening of February 24 pursuant to SJR-1, indicating the end of their session. The Senate is expected to meet at least once more before the end of the regular floor period (week of March 7). The Governor has called a special session to begin March 8, but it is expected both houses will adjourn without taking up any of the Governor’s proposals. The Legislature can call itself into extraordinary session at any time, but is not expected to do so. Therefore, official work for this election year is expected to conclude after the Senate’s final floor session.

In the interest of brevity and readability, stalled legislation has been excluded from this report. As always, you may direct questions on pending legislation to Layla Merrifield. You can view prior Legislative Updates archived on our web site. If this update was forwarded to you, you can sign up to receive updates directly on our Legislative Advocacy page.