Wisconsin

Wisconsin: Capitol Update

1. Government Accountability Board Issues Primary Recall Rules
2. USCCB Issues Bulletin Inserts on Religious Liberty
3. Save the Date: Catholics at the Capitol, April 10, 2013

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Wisconsin: Capitol Update

WISCONSIN CATHOLIC CONFERENCE
Capitol Update
December 2, 2011
Contents Include:
1.  WCC Supports Assembly Bill to Reform Sex Education
2.  WCC Supports Abortion Opt-Out Bill
3.  Governor Signs New Bills into Law
4.  New Bills of Interest
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Wisconsin: Testimony in Support of AB 154: Abortion Opt-Out in State Exchange

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Wisconsin Catholic Conference – Capitol Update

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Wisconsin: WCC Supports Expansion Of Mandatory Reporting By School Staff

The Assembly recently passed a measure already approved by the Wisconsin Senate, Senate Bill 42, sponsored by Senator Van Wanggaard (R-Racine).  The bill would expand mandatory reporting in Wisconsin, requiring all school personnel in both public and private schools to report the suspected abuse or neglect of children to the proper authorities.  The bishops of Wisconsin supported amending the original version of this bill to expand reporting requirements

to all school staff, including those serving in private schools.

“Catholic schools in Wisconsin already require reporting by all school staff and have since the enactment of the Church’s Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People,” noted WCC Executive Director John Huebscher. “This legislation ensures that the protection of children remains a priority in all schools, including Catholic schools.”

The passage of Senate Bill 42 will ensure a quick and necessary response to allegations of misconduct in schools, protect those who make a good faith report of abuse and neglect, and promote greater vigilance and safety for Wisconsin’s students.

 

The bill awaits the Governor’s signature

Wisconsin: Pastoral Guidance On Conceal And Carry Law

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Wisconsin: Capitol Update

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Wisconsin: WCC Opposes Bill Job Bias Against Felons

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Wisconsin: Testimony in Opposition to SB 207: Employment of Unpardoned Felons

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Wisconsin: Press Release

WCC-Backed Bill To Keep Abortion Out Of Health Exchanges Passes Senate

Wisconsin: Testimony on SB 237 – Human Growth and Development

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Wisconsin: Testimony on Bills to Change Parental Choice Program

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Wisconsin: Capitol Update

Contents Include:
1.  WCC Opposes Unpardoned Felon Bill
2.  Bill to Reform Sex Education Introduced
3.  WCC Supports Parental Choice Legislation
4.  Upcoming Hearings of Interest
5.  New Bills of Interest
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Wisconsin: Testimony on Employment of Unpardoned Felons

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Wisconsin: Eye on the Capitol: Human Beings are not Commodities

The cornerstone of Catholic social teaching is that human life is sacred.  As such the Catholic 
Conference evaluates any law, policy, or program in terms of its impact on the life and dignity of 
the human person.
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Wisconsin: Capitol Update

Contents Include:

1. Governor Calls Special Session on Jobs

3. Upcoming Hearings of Interest
4. New Bills of Interest

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Wisconsin: Capitol Report Newsletter

Bishops Urge Action on Preventive Services Mandate

• Director’s Corner

• Choice Comes to Racine

• Immigration Bills Introduced

• Fall Floor Session Spread Over Five Weeks

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Wisconsin: Capitol Update

Contents Include:

1. Legislature in Recess
2. USCCB Nationwide Bulletin Insert on Federal Mandate
3. USCCB Action Alert on Human Trafficking
4. U.S. Bishops’ Letter to Super Committee on Deficit Reduction 5. New Bills of Interest

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Wisconsin: We Celebrate Labor Day For Very Good Reasons

Years ago, when we were packing for one of our family vacations I asked my mother where she went for vacations when she was a little girl. “We didn’t take vacations when I was little,” she said. “Your grandfather worked for a railroad and if he wanted a day off they would give his job to someone else.” She paused a moment and said, “Later when the union came we got to take vacations.”

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Wisconsin: Capitol Update

Contents Include:

1. Legislature in Recess

2. U.S. Bishops Oppose Federal Contraceptive Mandate

3. USCCB Urges Support for Respect for Rights of Conscience Act

4. New Bills of Interest

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Wisconsin: Capitol Update

Contents Include:

1. WCC Overview of State Budget

2. USCCB Strongly Opposes Mandates for Birth Control and Sterilization

3. WCC Urges “Circle of Protection” for Poor in Federal Budget Talks

4. New Bills of Interest

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Wisconsin: Capitol Update

Contents Include:

1. Governor Signs Conceal and Carry Bill

2. U.S. Bishops and Catholic Relief Services Urge U.S. Support for Worlds’

Poorest

3. Upcoming Hearings of Interest

4. New Bills of Interest

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Wisconsin: Capitol Update

Contents Include:
1. Legislature Passes State Budget Bill

2. Conceal and Carry Bill Sent to Governor

3. USCCB Approves Statement Opposing Physician-Assisted Suicide

4. USCCB Releases Second Video in Defense of Marriage Initiative

5. New Bills of Interest

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Wisconsin:Press Release – WCC Says Health Exchange Should Not Include Abortion

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Wisconsin: Capitol Update

Contents Include:
1. WCC Supports Abortion Opt-Out in State Health Care Exchange

2. WCC Opposes Passage of Conceal and Carry of Weapons

3. U.S. Bishops Welcome House Passage of “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion
Act”

4. New Bills of Interest

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