Assembly Bill AB589 and Senate Bill SB465

This means the proposed Sign Language Interpreter Licensure Bill has been introduced at both the Senate and Assembly! They have also been assigned a committee that will review the bill prior to moving to the general legislature for a vote.

We still need your letters of support! 

Additionally, the committees will be hosting public hearings to gather more community input about the bills. Although the hearing dates have not been set, we ask you to be ready with a written testimony that you can either present in-person or send directly to the committee chairs.


Committees Assigned to AB589 and SB465 

The Senate committee it is being referred to is:
Senate Committee on Public Benefits, Licensing and State-Federal Relations

Committee Chair: Senator Kapenga (Chair)
(NEED WAUKESHA PEEPS! Kapenga is from Waukesha, please write to Senator Kapenga to help support the bill while in committee!)


Senator Kapenga (Chair)

Senator Harsdorf (Vice-Chair)

Senator Craig

Senator Johnson

Senator Vinehout

The Assembly committee it is being referred to is:
Assembly Committee on Jobs and the Economy

Committee Chair: Representative Neylon
(NEED PEWAUKEE PEEPS! Neylon is from Pewaukee, please write to Representative Neylon to help support the bill while in committee!)


Representative Neylon (Chair)

Representative E. Brooks (Vice-Chair)

Representative Zimmerman

Representative Kulp

Representative Tittl

Representative Macco

Representative Snyder

Representative Kleefisch

Representative Ballweg

Representative Ohnstad

Representative Stuck

Representative Fields

Representative Crowley

Representative Sinicki


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